Wednesday, December 31, 2008

X-Ray Machine



"It is 20 years old but works just fine. I am moving offices and i need to get rid of it. If you want to use or scrap it please take it off my hands. "

Sorry for the off-axis photo, but I was falling down in astonishment when I posted this.

Really? Just anyone can have an X-Ray machine? I can just "take it off your hands"? There's no regulatory body designated to keep it from falling into the wrong hands? No licensing requirement? I can just turn it on, without training, sit there, and hope to become the Hulk? Oh, right, that was gamma rays. But there must be some sort of superhero/monster it could turn me (or some neighborhood cat) into. I hope the folks next door had the foresight to lead-line their walls. Otherwise, the man of the house may soon turn into Iodizing Radiation Victim Man.

4 comments:

Suz said...

You must go to Seattle's Craig List and look up Allure. The entries are wonderfully awful. She likes the phrase "stong, like a good man" and uses it frequently.
I have fallen in love with your blog, thanks for the laughs!

Frank said...

"let's play doctor" takes a turn to the bizarre. sexy sexy slow death.

jenny said...

What type of x-ray machine is it ???
x-ray fluorescense

Anonymous said...

it's ionizing radiation. not iodizing.