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December 2, 2011 5:57 AM   Subscribe

"I am Your Body"
posted by infini (21 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wasn't this in Fightclub?
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens at 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011


Joe has no penis. Is this like GI Joe, because I seem to recall checking his pants when I was a child.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:02 AM on December 2, 2011


Joe has no penis.

Joe is a woman?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:09 AM on December 2, 2011


With testicles.
posted by hat_eater at 6:13 AM on December 2, 2011


2 . CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

BRAIN > gall bladder
HYPOTHALAMUS > urine bladder

3. SENSORY ORGANS

EYE > liver
EAR > hormone system
NOSE > large intestine
SKIN > lung
TONGUE > stomach and spleen/pancreas

I don't get it. What is the connection between organs on both sides of the > sign?
posted by hat_eater at 6:18 AM on December 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I seem to recall the testicles article in Readers Digest being titled "I am Joe's Man Gland".
posted by MtDewd at 6:37 AM on December 2, 2011


Needs more recipes.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:38 AM on December 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Did some digging.

Dossier on the author. Deceased. Stockholder in and "Guiding Faculty Member" of the Famous Writer's School, which was the focus of this infamous exposé from 1970 in the Atlantic.

The site is based in Germany, (which might explain the stilted English?) run by UE.net, which is in turn part of University Exchange. About. It links to Earth-Parent.net, which is a front end page for donation requests.
posted by zarq at 6:43 AM on December 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


MML:

A collection of articles in which body organs talk to you and explain their function in simple easy to understand detail.
Based on the world famous articles by Dr. J.D. Ratcliff "I Am Joe's Body" that appeared in Readers' Digest, recently popularised by Fight Club.
posted by zamboni at 6:48 AM on December 2, 2011


Metafilter: YOU HAVE MIXED FEELINGS about me. For instance, you respect me as proof of your maleness. But then, you are vaguely ashamed of me.
posted by swift at 6:57 AM on December 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am hair No. 56,789 and will speak for the millions of others. Down with the clothes!
posted by hat_eater at 7:07 AM on December 2, 2011



EYE > liver
EAR > hormone system
NOSE > large intestine
SKIN > lung
TONGUE > stomach and spleen/pancreas


Obviously my reading glasses don't work. The other choice was a PDF from a toy store in India. The articles themselves were once eulogized, couldn't find it
posted by infini at 7:09 AM on December 2, 2011


I seem to recall the testicles article in Readers Digest being titled "I am Joe's Man Gland".

Don't know about Reader's Digest, but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing that on a marquee in Times Square.
posted by PlusDistance at 7:20 AM on December 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The articles are fine - funny and informative at the same time. I haven't the chance to read them until now, so thanks for that. I'd wager that these strange pairings are not of the authors' making.
posted by hat_eater at 7:34 AM on December 2, 2011


Glad to know Im not the only 14 year old and the first one that I read was the testis.
posted by ShawnString at 7:46 AM on December 2, 2011


Did anyone mention the videos?

I am Joe Series

...

Interesting to compare the original Reader's Digest articles with the book.

1. "I am Joe's Prostate" - J.D. Ratcliff, Reader's Digest, Dec. 1971

2. I am Your Body - Prostate (for Males)
posted by mrgrimm at 8:49 AM on December 2, 2011


I don't get it. What is the connection between organs on both sides of the > sign?
They're the 12 Energy channels of the body. Obviously.
(Actually, I was wondering the same thing)
posted by MtDewd at 10:39 AM on December 2, 2011


"It's quite possible that I will be around several thousand years after the rest of you is dust." - my pal Eyetooth, keeping things cheery.
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:50 AM on December 2, 2011


"I am Your Body"

My commiserations.
posted by Decani at 11:26 AM on December 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Body is Ancient
posted by mrgrimm at 12:59 PM on December 2, 2011


MetaFilter: Red-brown, about the size of an English walnut, I produce a variety of grief.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:44 PM on December 2, 2011


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