Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Academy Awards for Liver Movies

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This year's Oscar Nominations for Best Liver Picture are:
  • Liver of Pi – A movie about a man's search for a new liver
  • Lincoln's Liver – A movie about a President's liver
  • Les Miserable – A movie about the hard times of livers that survive alcohol and foie gras  
  • Silver Livers Playbook  - A movie about the livers of silver miners
 See you at the Oscars!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Perfect Birthday Gift

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This President's Day weekend celebrates the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln. Although I miss not having two separate holidays like we did when I was a kid, I like the idea of combining two birthdays into one. One birthday means one birthday present.

So many of the celebrations I've been to recently have been Baby Boomer birthdays. I've discovered the perfect birthday gift for that Baby Boomer in your life—offer to pay for hepatitis C screening. If the test comes out negative, next year you can buy them a bottle of champagne. If the test is positive, how about a model of the liver?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Valentine for Liver Lovers

Courtesy of Ed Porter
Before Cupid Took Archery Lessons
Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Super Bowl is All about the Liver

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According to an article in the Smithsonian, guacamole is the official Super Bowl food. Since avocados may be beneficial to the liver, I want to make the argument that Super Bowl Sunday is a liver holiday. The football is the perfect icon for the liver (the average liver is about the size of a liver) and the liver is sort of the shape and color of a football. Granted, the liver would be a lousy substitute for a football, since it weighs 3 pounds and is not very aerodynamic.
So this Super Bowl, think about your liver as that football is making its way down the field. Enjoy the guacamole, skip the beer, and don't forget to get in a little exercise before the game.