May 11, 2009

The Weirdness/Coolness of the Internet

Today my friend Chris' tag line read: "I need to know what a kidney looks like." I was ... on my lunch break (*shifty eyes*), so I decided to do a quick Google Image search. The results were pretty much what you'd expect - diagrams from DIY organ transplant instructions, photographs from semi-legal Chinese autopsies, that sort of thing. And then, inexplicably, this:

It's from a site called I Heart Guts - the happiest internal organs on Earth! You can order plush representations of all sorts of organs and glands. I checked out the FAQs, but apparently no one thought to ask, "Seriously?" or "WTF?" At the same time - plush organs! How cool is that?!? And just in case you wanted to know what to get me for my birthday...

It's a pancreas!

Chris' response: "Ha, thanks. But I'm looking at a CT scan. And I think the thing smiling at me is a gallbladder."

6 comments:

Laura said...

I read your blog today and realized that I haven't read it for such a long time! It was such a nice dose of Sri-ness in the middle of my day. Keep writing- I'm sure I'm not the only one whose day is brightened by your blog.

Monkey Sri said...

Thank you so much! Your words of encouragement give me strength to put pen to paper. Or rather, finger to keyboard.

Bec said...

RE that pancreas shirt: WANT!

Monkey Sri said...

I know, right? I would've bought one already if they didn't cost $24 ...

Liz said...

hehe, i gave the heart to my dude for valentine's day (along with a book of "zombie haiku"). i love the uterus (it looks like it's doing the "thriller" dance), but i think i need the liver the most.

Monkey Sri said...

The following is not, I repeat, NOT a joke. They had to recall the uterus. It was a choking hazard ... O_O