We’re all slowly dying anyway, why not read all about it in this wonderful book by Knock Knock? The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You helps you stay awake nights filled with fear that an anvil will drop on your head, the swine flu will find its way into your system, or that fifth donut will be the end of ya.
Archive for May, 2009
My super talented friend Sean Bokenkamp made a long-time dream come true by animating the guts and putting them in a little innard show — check out Meet The Organs on Vimeo! My fabulous husband Codi Lazar wrote the awesome guts theme song.
Disco Bear gets a heart transplant following a breakfast of deep-fried butter in Happy Tree Friends ultra-disturbing episode “Change of Heart.” What we learned: don’t eat deep-friend butter.
Medical students at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, recently took some time off their busy schedules to participate in a scavenger hunt for organs! The students wanted a creative way to encourage people to sign up as organ donors during Organ Days, a week of raising awareness about organ donation during Donate Life Month, so they enlisted our guts to use as prizes in various events. We’re pretty sure the guts had a good time, too.
Natalie Cole got a new kidney in a successful kidney transplant last Tuesday, Reuters has reported. Cole had been undergoing dialysis three times a day to treat Hepatitis C, even as she toured to promote her new album, “Still Unforgettable.” The nine-time Grammy winning singer admits she probably got to disease from drug use over 30 years ago. Let’s hope that kidney is everlasting! [photo courtesy Reuters]
This fall is shaping up to be one of the most medical drama heavy seasons ever to hit the tube. Now that “ER” and “Scrubs” are gone, we get “Nurse Jackie,” which stars Edie Falco as a nurse with a speed habit, “Miami Trauma” is a new medical drama fashioned by Jerry Bruckheimer, and “Three Rivers” is yet another medical drama about a group of organ transplant surgeons in Pittsburgh. We’re eager to see which organs will star in each episode!
We are extremely excited about our new organ and gland lapel pins, so much so, in fact, that I’m writing about them again. Though you would appreciate seeing them all together and labeled and such. We’re gonna have to play a round of “Pin the Pituitary on the Body” around here. Actually, that could be really fun…
The kiddie section of Apartment Therapy has a poll going on with our guts right now — are plush organs hot or not? This seems like an odd question to put to stuffed plushies, posed, as it often is, to partially clothed women trying to look like Paris Hilton and shirtless dudes. Anyway, as of 9:45 PST, 25 people think guts are hot — “much more fun than a stuffed bunny and educational” — and 5 people say the guts are “not really something to snuggle up with.” Anyway, vote if you feel like it.