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Archive for September, 2010

Totally Organic

Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Crafty organ cat toys — spleen, heart and liver — stuffed with organic catnip by OhBoyCatToy on Etsy.

Bargain Bladder

Posted: Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Just posted some slightly bruised items in our Steals + Deals section, including a gallbladder with a damaged biliary duct (give her a few stitches and she’ll be like new — just $9!). We’ve also got a couple of When Urine Love tees with small smudges on sale for just $12 — see if it’s your size, make up a story about how you’re a tortured artist and got some paint from your last masterpiece on your new shirt and you’re done. Our loss is your gain, so go git ‘em!

Heart Haiku Winners!

Posted: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in our humongous heart haiku contest, we were blown away by the collective rhyming talent of our fine readers! You are all haiku masters and selecting a winner was almost impossible so we selected first place, second place, third plus an honorable mention. First place goes to Miss Keri S, who wins the humongous heart — congrats, Miss Keri! Lacey claims the second prize — a Spill Your Guts journal and I Heart Guts stationery set, both published by Chronicle Books — for busting out “Arteriosclerosis” as her seven-syllable line. Third place goes to Jane, who gets to pick five organ lapel pins of her choice, and an honorable mention goes to Katherine, who noted that heartburn doesn’t just come from burgers. The winning poems are below, thank you all so much for participating!

FIRST PLACE: Miss Keri S.
organ made of blood
elastic dreams and tissue
not the Kleenex kind

SECOND PLACE: Lacey
Butter is so good
Arteriosclerosis
Exercise I should

THIRD PLACE: Jane
you flutter and flop
but don’t ever stop, that’s good
slimy, shiny heart

HONORABLE MENTION: Katherine
My heart aches today
Is is that cute guy I met
Or indigestion?

Biological Banter

Posted: Monday, September 20th, 2010

If your guts could talk, this is what we think they might say. At least on Facebook.

Lungest Word

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: noun. a factitious word alleged to mean ‘a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.’ A 45-letter word so pretend, it even had a cameo on The Simpsons.

Organ Review

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

Got a copy of the Spill Your Guts journal or our mix-n-match stationery set? Wouldya, couldya, pretty please write a review for either one on Amazon.com? We’ll be your best pal and send you a special gift for your fine prose. Contact us for details!

Heart Haiku Contest!

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

Write a clever haiku about any matter of the heart and win one of our new Humongous Hearts! This cardiovascular muscle plushie is almost three times bigger than the original, so its got a grand capacity for love. In case you forgot, haikus are Japanese poems composed of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5,7,5 syllables). You’ve got only heart to gain, so may the best original haiku win — enter in the comments section below! U.S. entries only, sorry! Be sure to include a valid email address so we can contact you (it will not be made public on the blog). Contest closes next Monday!

Eat Those Worms

Posted: Friday, September 10th, 2010

Humans rarely get heartworm, but humans even more rarely get heartworm cake. This one’s by Mendy Lindsay, who created this cardio-confection for a veterinary client. More organ cakes — these are de-wormed — over at Cake Wrecks.

Urine My Lane

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Of all the unfortunate street names that were changed because residents didn’t like them, Bladder Lane has got to be my favorite. {photo and story via Telegraph UK}

Brains Behind the Skull

Posted: Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Does a skull a day keep the doctor away? Ask Virginia-based artist Noah Skalin, who has been making a skull-inspired sculpture every day for the past year. One of his most recent works was a skull made from several hundred preserved brain slices from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. Cool! See Noah assemble it in the above video.

 
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