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(NPR)   Step one: cut a hole in the box. Two: put a lung in the box   (npr.org) divider line 57
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2014-02-10 08:15:54 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-10 08:29:41 PM
Cool. Also disgusting.
 
2014-02-10 08:30:31 PM
Profit?
 
2014-02-10 08:33:20 PM
So, they're making something from House correct ex post facto?
 
2014-02-10 08:33:21 PM
Just don't leave it in the office fridge; somebody will tell you, "Oh....I thought it was mine...."
 
2014-02-10 08:34:07 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/obscure?
 
2014-02-10 08:36:54 PM
God bless these brilliant weirdos.
 
2014-02-10 08:37:45 PM
over/under on how long until its used for Porn?
 
2014-02-10 08:38:17 PM
OK, I really could have done without those animated gifs.
 
2014-02-10 08:39:41 PM

calbert: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x315]

/obscure?


No. That was a skit on SNL with Andy Samford and Justin Timberlake. It's well known. Now go sit in the corner. I'm putting you on my ignore list, and I am quitting the Internet, too, maybe.
 
2014-02-10 08:47:00 PM
It might get through security easier if they added something to grope.
 
2014-02-10 08:49:45 PM
Lindberg was on the heart in a jar thing back in the '30s.
 
2014-02-10 08:54:03 PM

kvinesknows: over/under on how long until its used for Porn?


Too late. It's smoking a cigarette now.

/what?
 
2014-02-10 08:58:31 PM
www.empireonline.com
 
2014-02-10 09:04:24 PM
Came here looking for popcorn surprise.
Sigh
thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-10 09:08:00 PM
It's great that they can do this, but I still can't help but feel sorry for the poor sods who donated the organs.
 
2014-02-10 09:17:30 PM

Billy Liar: Just don't leave it in the office fridge; somebody will tell you, "Oh....I thought it was mine...."


On second thought... might teach 'em a lesson
 
2014-02-10 09:19:03 PM
Drive the lung around the wo-orld...
 
2014-02-10 09:21:07 PM

Mark Ratner: calbert: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x315]

/obscure?

No. That was a skit on SNL with Andy Samford and Justin Timberlake. It's well known. Now go sit in the corner. I'm putting you on my ignore list, and I am quitting the Internet, too, maybe.


Pretty sure it was the impetus for headline...

right?
 
2014-02-10 09:21:33 PM

calbert: /obscure?


I don't think it can count as obscure if Subby's own headline assumes that everyone knows about it.
 
2014-02-10 09:23:20 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-10 09:25:05 PM

JoieD'Zen: Came here looking for popcorn surprise.
Sigh
[thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com image 250x188]


What... is that from?
 
2014-02-10 09:25:31 PM
static1.wikia.nocookie.net

keeps the meat fresh for making hamburgers.
 
2014-02-10 09:27:30 PM
Clicked on the link, now I'll have nightmares.
 
2014-02-10 09:28:36 PM
So, does a heart last longer with an artificial body than a body lasts with an artificial heart?
 
2014-02-10 09:29:47 PM
Worked on the research for these 'organs in a box'. Always amusing how much a novelty factor they had on the unit.  Kindof like when we would go visit the cow with the artificial heart.
 
2014-02-10 09:30:41 PM
www.bjwinslow.com
 
2014-02-10 09:31:21 PM
more like

lung in a bag
 in a box
  on a table
   with some wires
    and tubes

worst Dr. Seuss story ever
 
2014-02-10 09:33:03 PM

Gyrfalcon: Cool. Also disgusting.


It's mesmerizing to watch actually.

And just in time for Valentine's day!
 
2014-02-10 09:34:07 PM

Enigmamf: OK, I really could have done without those animated gifs.



The lung one put me in the mood for a smoke.
 
2014-02-10 09:34:12 PM

rikkitikkitavi: [www.bjwinslow.com image 480x640]


Dunno how it ended up after Katrina, but at Tulane, one of the freakiest things to do would be to leave the main hospital and cross the air bridge to medical school main building.  Right by the elevators on the second floor they had over a hundred mutant babies in jars.  Was always fun to bring the new folks over in the middle of the night.
 
2014-02-10 09:42:35 PM
Step three: Help her breathe with that box.
 
2014-02-10 09:43:49 PM
But lungs soon stop breathing. Hearts stop beating. The organs essentially shut down and start to deteriorate.

So, to clarify, the lungs are still breathing, and the hearts are still beating, when they harvest them?
 
2014-02-10 09:44:02 PM

Oldiron_79: Lindberg was on the heart in a jar thing back in the '30s.


Awesome read- thanks.

We could do the more logical thing and have the recipient and donor both be sent to the same hospital. While there is the issue of patient confidentiality, if you sent the patient's to large regional medical facilities that could be negated due to volume (multiple transplants in a short period and it would be difficult to figure where each organ went for the layperson). The "out of body" time would be reduced to less than an hour, you could centralize your trained transplant staff and reduce costs accordingly. No longer would you have to pay for organ transport or housing/travel expenses of the transplant staff. The staff for my state's organ share group actually rents a damn limo and parks it out front of the hospital to transport the transplant staff, while the organ is transported emergent by ambulance with an attendant, and then flown to destination by fixed wing aircraft, and transport by ambulance again to the receiving hospital to the recipient. 

Typically the surgeon who is going to transplant the organ into the new patient is of the same crew that harvests it directly so they know the anatomy and what they have to work with. Centralizing it would reduce time as well as costs. The argument that the patients wouldn't survive the travel to donor site is bunk.
 
2014-02-10 09:44:41 PM

Step 3: Put lung in sister?


i74.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-10 09:49:17 PM

brimed03: JoieD'Zen: Came here looking for popcorn surprise.
Sigh
[thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com image 250x188]

What... is that from?


You must be young.
Old trick - cut a hole in the bottom of a popcorn tub, insert dick into greasy mix, offer some to the unwitting girl in the next seat.
 
2014-02-10 09:50:45 PM

Mark Ratner: calbert: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x315]

/obscure?

No. That was a skit on SNL with Andy Samford and Justin Timberlake. It's well known. Now go sit in the corner. I'm putting you on my ignore list, and I am quitting the Internet, too, maybe.


Andy SamBERG, noob
 
2014-02-10 09:52:12 PM

brimed03: JoieD'Zen: Came here looking for popcorn surprise.
Sigh
[thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com image 250x188]

What... is that from?


Diner. Great cast, most of them early in their careers.
 
2014-02-10 09:59:24 PM
So THAT'S what they were testing in this game.


ronanwills.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-10 10:00:16 PM

Propain_az: Mark Ratner: calbert: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x315]

/obscure?

No. That was a skit on SNL with Andy Samford and Justin Timberlake. It's well known. Now go sit in the corner. I'm putting you on my ignore list, and I am quitting the Internet, too, maybe.

Andy SamBERG, noob


You're right. My mistake. He's a funny guy.
img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-02-10 10:00:18 PM
On an annual basis, more than 30 or 40 hearts in Hawaii go unused,


Hey, I was saving those
 
2014-02-10 10:04:42 PM
God dammit I won't be able to sleep tonight. Thanks Fark
 
2014-02-10 10:16:39 PM

mudpants: more like

lung in a bag
 in a box
  on a table
   with some wires
    and tubes

worst Dr. Seuss story ever


But a pretty good e. e. cummings poem.
 
2014-02-10 10:30:26 PM

baconbeard: kvinesknows: over/under on how long until its used for Porn?

Too late. It's smoking a cigarette now.

/what?


Both of you are sick.

I like that in a person. Carry on!
 
2014-02-10 10:32:11 PM

sendtodave: But lungs soon stop breathing. Hearts stop beating. The organs essentially shut down and start to deteriorate.

So, to clarify, the lungs are still breathing, and the hearts are still beating, when they harvest them?


Yes they are. Well the lungs are still breathing because the brain dead person you'll be harvesting them from is on a ventilator, but the heart is still beating on its own.
 
2014-02-10 10:49:41 PM
Fark you subby.  That shiat is going to give me nightmares
 
2014-02-10 11:13:28 PM

Tillmaster: It's great that they can do this, but I still can't help but feel sorry for the poor sods who donated the organs.


I don't think they mind.
 
2014-02-10 11:20:20 PM
Why spend another day without a lung in a box when you could have a lung in a box?

 Lung in a box, lung in a box, It's a lung in a box!
Lung in a box!

Lung in a box!
 
2014-02-10 11:29:13 PM
"It's my lung in a box."

Where else on the Internet can you say that?
 
2014-02-10 11:36:03 PM

Mark Ratner: calbert: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x315]

/obscure?

No. That was a skit on SNL with Andy Samford and Justin Timberlake. It's well known. Now go sit in the corner. I'm putting you on my ignore list, and I am quitting the Internet, too, maybe.



The link was supposed to go to a different kind of heart throb.
And also, it was just one heart they were talking about, not two of hearts.... I need you..... I need you.......

/...... Suzie Q, where art thou???
 
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