The real deal here is the free screaming horse head that informs you of other deals. If only it clipped coupons, too. That would reeeeally be something.
I got another video over at Dorkly this week, guys! Do you love Sam & Max? Do you love True Detective? I love all these things. Me n’ some of the guys thought it would be funny to smash them together, and smash we did! Feast on it here, my little yellow kings:
who would’ve thought that they’d build one of the wonders of the world right next to some pyramids
An ancient Roman settlement leveled by a volcano in 79 AD holds the key to the rise of Christianity, as a 79-year-old Jesus Christ emerges from exile to stop the subterranean Lavatorg.
Tagline. Get Pomped
Craxtus. The people of Rome have lost their decency. The volcanoes are our punishment.
Cramulus Varigulus. The only thing causing volcanoes is your ignorance of the natural world, and Jupiter having sex with mountains.
Senator Impudius. With my power consolidated here in Pompeii, the capital of Rome, I shall send armies to the north to destroy the pharaohs of Egypt. Then… onto America.
Decimus Romulus Chimulus Bimulus. (drowning-in-lava noise)
The Runaway Mouse, by Margaret Brown (Random House, 1961)
Regular Show Annual #1 was just announced for a MAY release. I didn’t write anything in it, but I did contribute an alternate cover AS SEEN UP ABOVE. Notice the rigbys up top w/ the sweet bro and hella jeff mouths.
I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?
More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.
The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.
Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.
Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.
The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place.
This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.
This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.