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How to mail a brain
February 26, 2005 7:24 PM   Subscribe

How to mail a fresh brain
posted by ColdChef (25 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oooh, useful!
posted by TwelveTwo at 7:40 PM on February 26, 2005


I've been doing it wrong!
posted by Bugbread at 7:51 PM on February 26, 2005


I bet everyone was just chucking the brains in a box and sending it in. Messy.
posted by Suparnova at 7:52 PM on February 26, 2005


The post office people keep complaining about the formaldehyde smell... anything I can do about that?
posted by rolypolyman at 7:54 PM on February 26, 2005


Did you need my address ColdChef? I could totally use yours.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:58 PM on February 26, 2005


Getting all those FREE BOXES suddenly doesn't look like such a good deal.
posted by yhbc at 7:59 PM on February 26, 2005


I was eating a burrito goddamnit
posted by Dean Keaton at 8:01 PM on February 26, 2005


I'm glad you posted this.

I keep getting leaky packages.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:08 PM on February 26, 2005


Funny, I keep getting emails offering to cure my leaky package. I'll start sending 'em your way.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:44 PM on February 26, 2005


That's wonderful. But what about stale brains? y'know the ones that only think cliched thoughts. Or brains pickled in alcohol? hah? hah?
posted by jonmc at 8:47 PM on February 26, 2005


rolypolyman: Fresh. Fresh.
posted by mendel at 9:05 PM on February 26, 2005


BRAAAAIIINNSSSSS!!!!!!!
posted by killdevil at 9:19 PM on February 26, 2005


I'm in the middle of "Stiff" by Mary Roach.

This link is actually relevant to my life right now.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:39 PM on February 26, 2005


/me makes a deposit

can i get a receipt for that?
posted by reflection at 9:50 PM on February 26, 2005


Hmmmmm. Sending them out. That's an idea. One that probably let me handle my weight problem...
posted by Samizdata at 10:41 PM on February 26, 2005


And that should read:

One that will probably let me handle my weight problem...

(says to self - "Way to hose the punchline on that one...")
posted by Samizdata at 10:43 PM on February 26, 2005


Yes, but once they arrive, what's the best way to prepare them? Saute'?
posted by chasing at 11:01 PM on February 26, 2005


Fry them. Without a doubt the best brains are fried.
posted by ericost at 11:27 PM on February 26, 2005


yeah, but these instructions are for sending them to the brain bank, and seem to keep freshness as a priority...

what if I want to send them to...oh let's just say Jodie Foster, and want them to arrive in a more 'novel' fashion?
posted by sexyrobot at 11:45 PM on February 26, 2005


That's a sobering sight. I wonder what P_G thinks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:02 AM on February 27, 2005


That's fine for brains, but will Columbia also tell me how to get rid of the rest of the cadaver?
posted by clevershark at 9:56 AM on February 27, 2005


Brains, schmains. I need to know about eyeballs. I was thinking of using an egg carton. Anybody have experience with this?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 10:23 AM on February 27, 2005


I appreciate how they have the opening of the first ziplock back facing the bottom of the second ziplock bag.

Secret Life of Gravy That's not a bad idea, according to this 2003 Report from a group in Spain, there isn't a standardized packaging for transport for corneas. There is however something called VisionGraft packaging that Tissue Banks International (a US outfit) provides for the transportation of corneas. Sorry, no pictures.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 12:34 PM on February 27, 2005


I ate goat brain once, cooked in Indian spices. It was quite tasty.

The next day, I was told that eating brains is dangerous, as it's the best way to get mad cow disease.
posted by exhilaration at 1:11 PM on February 28, 2005


exhilaration, life's too short to worry about get mad cow disease from eating goat brains.

Now mad goat disease, that you should be worried about
posted by filmgoerjuan at 3:48 PM on February 28, 2005


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