Put some clothes on, sir; I can see you digesting

typed for your pleasure on 4 June 2006, at 7.44 pm

Sdtrk: ‘When mama was moth’ by Cocteau twins

Picked this up whilst Out and About this Friday afternoon past:

Going from the diagram on the back, the human body contains, in its entirety: a Heart, a Brain, a Lungs, a Liver, a Stomach, and an Intestines.
That’s it? That’s all we’ve got in there??

How much did I pay for this kitschy artefact, you axe? One American dollar. That’s right! This is clearly (pun) the best purchase I’ve ever made from a dollar store, without question

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4 have spoken to “Put some clothes on, sir; I can see you digesting”

  1. PBShelley writes:

    ‘ello ‘ello ‘ello!

    What is this we have here? A MINI “Visible Man”? How cool, in a minimalist kind of way. Oddly enough, I still have my “The Visible Man” model by Revell that I got when I was 12. This is a long time ago. Long, LONG time ago.

    Oh, so long. *sigh*

    Suffice to say its shell is yellowed, and the halves long ago ceased sticking together and so the wrists and ankles need to be taped.

    In 8th grade, a pal came over who was seriously into monster books, movies ,and props and stuff, and together we painted all the guts. IN APPROPRIATE COLORS :-O

    The heart actually opens so you can see the chambers; there’s even a brain! There’s a skeleton as well, held rogether with staple-like thingies. We attempted to paint the blood vessels in the “skin” but it proved to daunting a task even for us. Or maybe we were tired, who knows?

    I’ve kept in in good enough condition until moving to this new place, when I put it on a shelf that turns out wasn’t secure, and it came crashing down. Luckily I was able to put it all together, and it now sits atop one of my old PCs, safe and sound once more.

    I think you can still find them on eBay or something, I seem to recall seeing one there ages ago. I’d post a picture, but um, I don’t have one, and you can’t here. Or, WE can’t 😛

    So use your fertile imagination, or else search teh Interwebs. They also had a “The Visible Woman”, which at first I was interested until I saw that she was 6 or 7 months pregnant, with a little fetus an everything! :-O

    Well, not everything, this is the early ’60s LOL. But my mom nixed that li’l idea, anyway, as I recall. So, I settled for “The Man”. And I STILL turned out “OK”!

    Amazing.

    Take it easy, you and the Missus!

  2. SafeTinspector writes:

    Are the organs soft? PLEASE tell me that the organs are soft!

  3. Davecat writes:

    PBS —
    O yeah, I had a Visible Man of my own as well as a callow youth! Although I didn’t paint any of his organs, I just left ’em… err, pinkish. I’ve never been able to paint models worth a toss — that’s why I just stick to buying toys these days — so I can imagine thinking ‘o, we should paint the veins!’, and then going ‘wow, what a rotten idea!’

    I actually saw the Human Body Anatomy toy somewhere where it wasn’t supposed to be, like in the office supplies and pseudo-hardware aisle (gotta love that dollar store ‘arrangement’), so I dinna think to check to see if there was a female! I think I should head back there this week-end…
    *dramatic music* THE VISIBLE MAN TAKES A TRANSPARENT BRIDE

    SafeT
    Soft organs?? Pfft. What crazed fantasy world are you living in?? The innards (all six of them) are of the same hard plastic that everyone’s innards are.
    Next, you’ll be saying that our limbs aren’t hollow at all! Madman.

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    Pffft! You’re right, what was I thinking?

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