Friday, November 26, 2010

Your Liver or Your Life

When I was a kid, my brother and I played cops and robbers. By far the more interesting role was the robber. I held a toy gun in my hand and said, “Stick up your hands; your money or your life.”  I am sure Jack Benny would have to think about this.

This memory came to me after the phrase, “your liver or your life” popped into my head. Now that I think about it, it seems weird because everyone knows you can’t live without a liver. If you take the L I V E away, all you have is R and what’s the use of living if all you have left is an R?

Friday, November 19, 2010


With Thanksgiving ahead, remember that everything we eat goes through the liver. This means turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. And if you put liver in your stuffing, your liver is processing whatever the other liver processed. Think about it. OK, so this isn’t funny, but I want you to feel good the day after Thanksgiving when I post something funny.  If you eat too much giblet gravy, do you think you will want to laugh?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Liver Savings Time

My liver relished the extra hour of sleep when we turned the clocks back this week. I think we should turn the clocks back every Sunday. I’d get so much sleep that my liver would be doing liversaults.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Liver Meeting

This is my favorite time of year. It’s when the annual meeting of the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is held, otherwise known as the liver meeting. Doesn’t it sound like a bunch of livers hanging around a convention hall? I hope they don’t go out and drink and overeat at the end of the day.