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Reminds me of Predator.
posted by nitsuj at 9:51 AM on March 1, 2010


Gross.
posted by kalessin at 9:51 AM on March 1, 2010


That's something I have always wanted to see. Seriously.
Now that I've seen it, it's something I wish I had never seen at all. Ick.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:55 AM on March 1, 2010 [5 favorites]


Reminded me of predator too - now I wish I had a detonation device strapped to my wrist so I could destroy the memory.
posted by Think_Long at 9:58 AM on March 1, 2010


I saw this a coupe weeks ago, and it is AWESOME! I love the human body.

Also those ladies sang remarkably well for having a tube up their nose at the time.
posted by sarahnade at 10:01 AM on March 1, 2010


Evolution is an amazing thing.
posted by brundlefly at 10:01 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I had the procedure done to me, the last thing i'd think of doing was sing. You tend to focus on breathing, avoiding the gag reflex and cursing the doctor in your mind.

the feeling in the nose is funny though.
posted by valdesm at 10:02 AM on March 1, 2010


Fabulous! Thanks.
posted by fish tick at 10:03 AM on March 1, 2010


Why does everyone think vocal cords are gross (they did in this post, too)? I am a little biased because I see them every day at work, but there are a lot worse things related to the body. The miracle of birth, for example.
posted by TedW at 10:03 AM on March 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


These vocal cords, they vibrate?
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 10:07 AM on March 1, 2010 [5 favorites]


Proof positive that CCTV has just gotten too invasive.
posted by hippybear at 10:08 AM on March 1, 2010


Why does everyone think vocal cords are gross

Well, everyone doesn't but I do. Operation shows don't bug me.* But it seems like ever since I was a kid I've been exposed to footage of vocal chords and it hits me like that scene in Lawnmower Man where he's all I KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY LIKE and gets all freaky. Yes, I'm aware that that answer probably doesn't explain it any better.

* Except maybe the time that surgeon was reaching around behind that woman's face, and you could clearly see his hand there behind the skin, doing things...
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:09 AM on March 1, 2010


I know I'm not the only one who sees singing cervixes.
posted by glider at 10:10 AM on March 1, 2010 [9 favorites]


I had a bronchoscopy a few months back and they positioned the screen in front of me so I could watch. He was very descriptive as he slowly passed the camera down, and I was making excited little grunts the whole way. When he got to my vocal chords, I let out an amazed groan (I was somewhat sedated) as my vocal chords did their little alien dance!

The human body is so amazing. Half an inch in and we're all pink and slimy.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:12 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Half an inch in and we're all pink and slimy.

speak for yourself. I'm all pink and glittery.
posted by stormpooper at 10:14 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh excellent, another product I've missed. Asshole glitter.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:15 AM on March 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Assuming I correctly read the single-entendre.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:16 AM on March 1, 2010


I know I'm not the only one who sees singing cervixes.

Thank god you said something because I was worried I would be the only one...
posted by whatzit at 10:17 AM on March 1, 2010


I'm with valdesm - I've had this done, and can't imagine actually singing (saying "ah" was tough enough).

This is a self-link, but seems on topic: if you want to see what the whole process is like, I documented the procedure when I was getting tested for sleep apnea.
posted by avoision at 10:17 AM on March 1, 2010


Asshole glitter is a side effect of farting rainbows.
Polychromatic flatulence has been linked to unicorn consumption. (just imagine what THAT looks like going down).
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:18 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh excellent, another product I've missed. Asshole glitter.

I am torn between thinking that this is a fabulous idea for a new product and the fear that it already exists....
posted by zarq at 10:24 AM on March 1, 2010


Singing cervices?

No actual singing cervix footage, but the movie is pretty funny.
posted by hippybear at 10:34 AM on March 1, 2010


No way this is gonna gross me out, ya pansies. I mean how bad can it beeeEEEEUCK!!!

Aw man that is nasty! Now I have a firm grasp on how it would look if some animals and bugs suddenly started speaking human language. It would be freaking horrifying. Just hearing them talk would be horrifying.
posted by rahnefan at 10:35 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh excellent, another product I've missed. Asshole glitter.

Speak for yourselves, I tend to talk/sing out of the other end.

Having had laryngeal surgery, all I can say is that the video looks uncomfortable. Do those people have no gag reflex?
posted by Pollomacho at 10:40 AM on March 1, 2010


Anybody ever scope a person doing tuvan throat singing?
posted by Rhomboid at 10:44 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is wonderful, totally made my day, thanks!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:49 AM on March 1, 2010


Speak for yourselves, I tend to talk/sing out of the other end.

Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk? His whole abdomen would move up and down, you dig, farting out the words. It was unlike anything I had ever heard. A bubbly, thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell. This man worked for a carnival you dig, and to start with it was like a novelty ventriliquist act. Real funny, too, at first. After a while the asshole started talking on its own. He would go in without anything prepared and his asshole would ad-lib and toss the gags back at him every time. Then it developed sort of teeth-like little raspy in-curving hooks and started eating. He thought this was cute at first and built an act around it, but the asshole would eat its way through his pants and start talking on the street, shouting out it wanted equal rights. It would get drunk, too, and have crying jags -- nobody loved it and it wanted to be kissed same as any other mouth. Finally it talked all the time day and night, you could hear him for blocks screaming at it to shut up, beating it with his fists, sticking candles up it, but nothing did any good and the asshole said to him, "It is you who will shut up in the end. Not me. Because we dont need you around here any more. I can talk and eat AND shit." After that he began waking up in the morning with a transparent jelly like a tadpole's tail all over his mouth. He would tear it off his mouth and the pieces would stick to his hands like burning gasoline jelly and grow there. So finally the mouth sealed over, and the whole head would have have amputated spontaneously -- except for the eyes, you dig? That's one thing the asshole couldn't do was see. It needed the eyes. But nerve connections were blocked and infiltrated and atrophied so the brain couldnt give orders any more. It was trapped in the skull, sealed off. For a while you could see the silent, helpless suffering of the brain behind the eyes, then finally the brain must have died, because the eyes went out, and there was no more feeling in them than a crab's eyes on the end of a stalk.

posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:50 AM on March 1, 2010 [7 favorites]


I frequently perform flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy as an otolaryngology resident. It can be completey painless or quite uncomfortable depending on the patient's anatomy and cooperation and the physician's ability to keep the end of the camera from touching any airway structures. This is the key - and it looks like whoever made this film did a good job at keeping the scope in the air and not poking around too much. I can't wait to show all my coworkers and patients this afternoon!
posted by robstercraw at 10:51 AM on March 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


First, I've had a camera inserted that way, and I can say that for me it was unbearable burning agony -- but then, I think my doctor was kind of a prick and didn't bother to be careful or gentle (I have a different doctor now.)

Having said that: this is creepy and I feel creeped out right now. But not half as creeped out as I am by Durn's story. EW.
posted by davejay at 10:56 AM on March 1, 2010


Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk?

I wondered whatever became of that guy from Pink Flamingos.
posted by TedW at 10:57 AM on March 1, 2010


Goodbye, my lunch!
posted by not_on_display at 11:12 AM on March 1, 2010


Guess this is easier than teaching turtles to sing.
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:26 AM on March 1, 2010


Am I a bad person for immediately thinking of Rule 34?
posted by chavenet at 11:31 AM on March 1, 2010


I just threw up in my voicebox, a little.
posted by Danf at 11:52 AM on March 1, 2010


I recently had surgery on my larynx, and had to have this procedure like half a dozen times day after day after day. Watching that film, I can now taste the awful spray they use, and my throat feels numb. But otherwise, it's very cool to see. Somewhere there is a video of my larynx hitting a couple of notes, but nothing so magnificent as this.
posted by Sova at 1:07 PM on March 1, 2010


Meat machines.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 1:21 PM on March 1, 2010


This is simply beautiful.
posted by fcummins at 2:18 PM on March 1, 2010


They remind me of Lobster mouths (if you ever watch them eat).

thanks for this.
posted by Busithoth at 2:24 PM on March 1, 2010


Hypnotic

Beg to differ. Bleah. But thanks for posting it anyway, the thread's been great.
posted by ZakDaddy at 2:29 PM on March 1, 2010




Can't watch!
posted by limeonaire at 4:09 PM on March 1, 2010


Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much. So what do you advise?
posted by autopilot at 5:27 PM on March 1, 2010


MUST WATCH.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 7:17 PM on March 1, 2010


Why am I suddenly hungry for oysters?

Incidentally, "Terpsichorean Oysters" would be a great band name.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:15 PM on March 1, 2010


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