Thursday, November 13, 2014


All this talk about my so-called "normal" brain yesterday has gotten me thinking about all the references to brains I have come across over the years.  I thought I would share some of them here.

Any talk about "normal brains" has to bring to mind this classic bit from a classic movie.  I first saw this in the theater as a young teen. This was back in the day when even little country towns had movie theaters.  I laughed so loud and hard through the movie that my mother said I embarrassed her!

A more recent brain find is this t-shirt.

One of the vendors at my new mall has one of these shirts at his booth.  I wanted to buy it for my birthday, but he only had a medium and that's a size I have not worn since I was, like, nine.  Most of the nerds I know are chubby dudes.  We like sizes that start with X.  (Note that I said "sizes" not "movies")

There's also this version of the zombie/nerd T-shirt, but I don't like the design as much. 

If zombies had blogs, what would they write about?  Brains, of course.  Check out that blogroll.  Turns out there are quite a few zombie blogs.  Who knew?

Moving away from zombies, we find these two:

That's the original version of the theme, from when they were just a segment on Animaniacs and had not yet been spun off into their own show.  Ahhh...the cartoons of my young adulthood!

Of course no mention of these two would be complete without this song.  I think I may have posted it here years and years ago, but it's a classic well worth revisiting.

All together now:  Brain Stem!  Brain Stem!

To wrap up this little survey, I give you Monty Python!

We were actually watching this sketch in the car on the way to my MRI.  I walked in to the hospital muttering about "Bits of Brain."  In fact, I've been saying that just about ever since.

Well, I have to go now. My brain hurts and I need to find a specialist.

All together now:  Bits of brain!  Bits of brain!


Sheryl said...

Wracked my brain for a brain reference and only came up with a scene in an Indiana Jones movie where they are in India being served monkey brains. Thats a no brainer in my book.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have a great collection of brainiacs here! LOL!

We are: Clamco said...

You can't leave out the Scarecrow's song from Wiz of Oz, "If I only had a brain."

Roger Owen Green said...

He's a braniac, brainiac - that's how the song goes, right?