Crafty organ cat toys — spleen, heart and liver — stuffed with organic catnip by OhBoyCatToy on Etsy.
Archive for September, 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!
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
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
If your guts could talk, this is what we think they might say. At least on Facebook.
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!
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.