Saturday, July 28, 2012

World Hepatitis Day

Today is World Hepatitis Day and to honor the occasion, I am not going to make anything up. I want to pass along information about the World Hepatitis Alliance’s campaign to set a Guinness World Record today. For more information, visit World Hepatitis Day.

This placard was created by Daryl Luster. Look for it all over the world...

Don’t worry, next week I will be back to my demented, biley self.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lame Shows

There just isn’t enough programming on TV about the liver. Oprah has her own network, OWN. There is the Lifetime channel. It is time for the Liver channel. Here is the fall line-up:
Wheel of Misfortune
Liver and Order
America’s Got Bile
Hepatologist Who
Desperate Liverwives
Two and a Half Livers
America’s Top Liver
The West Lobe
The Liver Diaries
Buffy the Hepatitis-Slayer
I Love Liver
Little Liver on the Prairie
Xena: Liver Princess

And for late night viewers:
Saturday Night Liver

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Liver Coloring Books

Last week I horrified readers with my disclosure that I read books about the liver to my grandchildren. Lest you think I am completely off my rocker, let me assure you that I do normal things with my grand-kids. For instance, this week we are coloring in one of my favorite coloring books. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pat the Liver

Last week I showed a photo of my liverature (books about the liver), and this week, I feature one of my favorite liver books (other than Free from Hepatitis C, which I wrote). The book is Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Liver Disorders, published by Genentech. It is an incredibly well written and illustrated board book. Although it is not intended for children, the board book format conjures up pictures in my mind of reading this book to my grandchildren.
So, in true irreverent completely satirical fashion, I offer you Pat the Liver, with apologies to Dorothy Kunhardt, author of Pat the Bunny:
Judy can pat the liver
Now you pat the liver
Judy’s gall bladder can play peek-a-boo with her liver
Now you play peek-a-boo with your liver
Paul can smell his bile
Now you smell your bile

and so on…