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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:54 am

Because my couch is uncomfortable
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:58 am

Because my wife and I went to the grocery store and she put a box of hair dye in the cart and when we went to pay, she asked me, "Did you see my hair dye?"
To which I responded, "No but I saw it get sick" and some people overheard us and laughed.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby JO 753 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:B/P 202/96.


You coud hook up a quick disconect coupling to your veinz and power hydraulic equipment!
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JO 753 wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:B/P 202/96.


You coud hook up a quick disconect coupling to your veinz and power hydraulic equipment!

That's not even personal best. On the gripping hand I've been diagnosed with hypotension.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby JO 753 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:54 am

I'v never herd uv sumwun having hi on wun arm & low on the other. Iz it frum blood clots or extreem plak bildup?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:12 am

It's different phenomenon. My B/P has varied 150 points in an hour. They have no {!#%@} clue as to why.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Because you're a giant, mutated, highly pissed off lizard bent on destroying civilization?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:54 pm

So my wife and I are watching football and a player gets penalized for a false start. My wife says, "Why do they call it false start? He didn't falsely start, he started early."
I say, trying to be funny, "It's funny watching a woman talk football. Shows what you know."
She says, "I know I should have thrown a yellow flag for your false ejaculation last night."

The honeymoon is over.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:50 pm

Aztexan wrote:So my wife and I are watching football and a player gets penalized for a false start. My wife says, "Why do they call it false start? He didn't falsely start, he started early."
I say, trying to be funny, "It's funny watching a woman talk football. Shows what you know."
She says, "I know I should have thrown a yellow flag for your false ejaculation last night."

The honeymoon is over.

It's a false start when a player on the team with the football moves before the snap. This is to prevent them from luring the defending team into an offsides penalty.

Probably. Football rules are batshit.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:41 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:B/P 202/96.
I second the "Yikes." Do you tend to have an elevated BP because you're nervous about having it taken? That happens to me, so they generally take it twice: once at the start of the exam, then again after I've relaxed.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:48 pm

Got the results of my blood tests, x-rays, and MRI. It's not good. At all.

Rheumatoid arthritis. Doc started the long, frustrating process of getting my insurance to approve Humira injections. Biologics freak me out. Thankfully, needles don't. But it does explain my increased pain. I'm seriously bummed about this. I was hoping to avoid more autoimmune crap. :cray:

Personally, autoimmune diseases pretty much disprove intelligent design, if you ask me. What kind of moronic {!#%@} would design a system that gets dementia and attacks itself? And I answered that question, didn't I? :roll:
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:51 pm

I've read bp is universally wrong. Need to relax first. Just walking to the machine raises your bp, or rolling up your sleeve to put the cup on. Any doc that doesn't take your pressure a second time is incompetent..... or worse, pushing bp pills.

take care OF YOURSELF. Everyone else has a profit motive not to.

Hmmmm....if bp is a concern of anyone, I'd think that would be a good reason to purchase one of those medical watches that can monitor it 24/7. Get a "real" reading. THEN..... find out what/when bp readings are really predictive of long term results? ie: seems to me bp spiking on minimal effort is "relevant" if not determinative. THIS is what is wrong with medicine today. We know too much and not enough at the same time.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:53 pm

Nikki: auto immune issues? Yea verily: that truly does suck. Never really thought about it before. Could almost make one believe in past lives......as no one deserves auto immune in their present lives? Good luck.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:39 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:B/P 202/96.

Yikes...

My FORMER cardiologist said I should get my cuff calibrated.
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Postby Poodle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:04 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:... What kind of moronic {!#%@} would design a system that gets dementia and attacks itself? ...

The same moronic arsehole who came up with the delightfully amusing position of a man's testicles.

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Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:04 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Nikki: auto immune issues? Yea verily: that truly does suck. Never really thought about it before. Could almost make one believe in past lives......as no one deserves auto immune in their present lives? Good luck.
I did already have two less systemic ones: Sjögren's Syndrome (attacks salivary and tear glands) and Raynaud's Phenomenon (attacks capillaries in the extremities), but this is the first truly nasty one...and hopefully, the last. But I won't hold my breath.

I'm trying to establish a sense of perspective, because it could, of course, be much worse. That doesn't make it suck less, but it generally alleviates the depression.

If this life is the result of my actions in a past life, then I must have been Torquemada.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:11 pm

Nikki: in life, things can always be better or worse....so it does make sense to count blessings when you can.......without getting stupid about it. I considered replying: "Would you rather be dumb and healthy......or as you are?".....heh, heh....but its not all that relevant........so I went with past lives as the go to response? I'm only hooman: not good in dealing with life's adversities. You do post as having a good balance/appreciation...........but still tormented. Does make being stupid look better all the time? But its not a choice. Life is inflicted on us, and then we die. for some reason, I do take comfort in that.

But it won't be too long before Money will cure all our physical ailments. Imagine the sense of unfairness that will bring to the masses? Oil up that shopping cart.
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Postby TJrandom » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:10 am

Nikki - sorry to hear of your sufferings and particularly that you are attacking yourself. Not nice... If only one could just stop doing so. My wife suffers mildly from Sjogrens and is on several meds for it. Good luck with your battle…

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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:I've read bp is universally wrong. Need to relax first. Just walking to the machine raises your bp, or rolling up your sleeve to put the cup on. Any doc that doesn't take your pressure a second time is incompetent..... or worse, pushing bp pills.

I like messing with doctors by meditatively lowering my heart rate and blood pressure whenever they try to measure it.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:33 am

My dog has been a bit sick. Totally off his tucker, and sleeping all day. Come the end of the day, I go to my bedroom to turn on my reading lamp and electric blanket. I leave the door open so the heating can get in. It's been a bit cold and I don't usually heat my bedroom since I don't live in it. Saves a bit of gas.

So I go back to my computer for a bit more surfing while the bed warms up. Dog hops off his bed, trots towards the kitchen. "Ah, he must have his appetite back, or he's getting a drink," I think. He trots back to his bed, goes to sleep. I switch off my computer, brush my teeth, pour a glass of water, turn off the lights, walk into my bedroom, and step in a huge pile of diarrhea dogshit. And I don't wear shoes in the house.

The little {!#%@} didn't even ask to go outside. As soon as he knew my bedroom door was open, he went and {!#%@} on my carpet, right where I would walk.

I swear. I can't wait for the little {!#%@} to die. I'm never getting another pet.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:46 pm

That's exactly why we got rid of grandpa.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:51 pm

Tell me how.
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Major Malfunction wrote:Tell me how.

Just don't ask what goes into Oscar Meyer, okay?
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I had my 15 yo tom cat put down recently, he was probably in as bad a shape as your dog. You may want to be the last best friend for him.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:11 pm

No, seriously, I want him to die. But he just won't. He's probably got four more years left in him. I've already planned the hole next to the last one.
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Major Malfunction wrote:No, seriously, I want him to die. But he just won't. He's probably got four more years left in him. I've already planned the hole next to the last one.

I remember Private Malfunction when he was just a sweet innocent child. What happened?
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Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:46 pm

Replacing my carpet costs more than my stupid dog is what happened.
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Postby TJrandom » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:23 am

No way of making him an outside dog? And failing that, can you afford a tent?

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Major Malfunction wrote:Replacing my carpet costs more than my stupid dog is what happened.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:26 am

TJrandom wrote:No way of making him an outside dog? And failing that, can you afford a tent?

Heh. He's a Chihuahua, so not an outside dog. Besides, he escapes.

I let him out whenever he asks. The thing that shits me is he could've gone anywhere else in the house on the hard floors and I wouldn't have minded. Just mop it up. But no. He purposely chose to {!#%@} on the carpet.

Wonder if they sell doggy buttplugs? *ebays*
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Postby Gord » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:36 pm

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Nikki Nyx wrote:... What kind of moronic {!#%@} would design a system that gets dementia and attacks itself? ...

The same moronic arsehole who came up with the delightfully amusing position of a man's testicles.

And gave the squid a doughnut-shaped brain so its esophagus could pass through the hole, thus causing it brain damage if it should swallow something too large to fit.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:49 pm

I guess they both weed-out the stupid ones.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:24 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Nikki: in life, things can always be better or worse....so it does make sense to count blessings when you can.......without getting stupid about it.
"Never go full retard." LOL

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:I considered replying: "Would you rather be dumb and healthy......or as you are?"
Well, that could go two ways. If I were dumb and healthy, I probably wouldn't realize I was dumb. :mrgreen: Since I'm not dumb, I'll take the physical limitations any day of the week. But I do feel sorry for folks who have these kinds of ailments and led a mostly physical life. At least I have interests to fall back on!

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:You do post as having a good balance/appreciation...........but still tormented.
I'm not at ALL used to dealing with this type of pain. Fibro is like flu aches and pains, elevated to ridiculous levels. Myofascial pain is like extreme muscle tension. Both are body-wide. But this? Knives in my spine whether I move or keep still. It wasn't bothering me too much until the cold weather hit. Now, it's pervasive and difficult to ignore/tolerate.

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Life is inflicted on us, and then we die. for some reason, I do take comfort in that.
I do too. At least I'm not sitting around going, "Why me?!" when I know the answer is, "Why NOT you?" There's no one to blame, and being angry at chaos is a waste of time. I might as well be angry with my parents for passing me these genes...lol.

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:But it won't be too long before Money will cure all our physical ailments. Imagine the sense of unfairness that will bring to the masses? Oil up that shopping cart.
Perhaps we'll have single payer by then. :mrgreen:
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:32 pm

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Nikki Nyx wrote:... What kind of moronic {!#%@} would design a system that gets dementia and attacks itself? ...

The same moronic arsehole who came up with the delightfully amusing position of a man's testicles.

And gave the squid a doughnut-shaped brain so its esophagus could pass through the hole, thus causing it brain damage if it should swallow something too large to fit.
Not to mention...why don't my jugular vein and carotid artery have armor? Why doesn't the brain have better shock absorbers? What kind of Trump University engineer designed the knee? And the spine?

"God is perfect and we are made in his image." But we're clearly imperfect, so god must be dysfunctional AF, an argument that is supported by most of the Old Testament and quite a bit of the New. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Aztexan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:07 pm

I think our testicles should be inside our pelvic region. And I also want to be able to carry my offspring inside of me as my paternal instincts warrant.
And I want a fully functional brain that isn't dictated by my private parts.
Is that too much to ask, god, you prick?
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Postby Gord » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:46 pm

I think we should upload our testicles to the cloud, where they'll be safe from hackers forever.
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Postby Aztexan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:37 pm

I'm not falling for that one again.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:18 am

I've been thinking about Harvey Weinstein. The courts will sort him out.

However I did a bit of self reflection. Did I do things as bad as he did in the past? Well I didn't do anything as bad as he did, but I know I did bad things.

In the 80's accounting firm we teased female workers and made them cry for fun, when we were in our mid 20s. Our Swedish boss called all the boys in for a meeting and abused us for being complete dickheads and justified his abuse with explanations. He didn't do it due to any public campaign but rather because he himself thought what we did was just wrong. I have more respect for him now, thirty years later.

I have a nasty tongue and know how to push buttons, I can control it when I'm sober. It was an important lesson to me to learn to shut up after a couple of drinks if someone said "stop being nasty".
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Matthew Ellard wrote:I've been thinking about Harvey Weinstein. The courts will sort him out.

However I did a bit of self reflection. Did I do things as bad as he did in the past? Well I didn't do anything as bad as he did, but I know I did bad things.

In the 80's accounting firm we teased female workers and made them cry for fun, when we were in our mid 20s. Our Swedish boss called all the boys in for a meeting and abused us for being complete dickheads and justified his abuse with explanations. He didn't do it due to any public campaign but rather because he himself thought what we did was just wrong. I have more respect for him now, thirty years later.

I have a nasty tongue and know how to push buttons, I can control it when I'm sober. It was an important lesson to me to learn to shut up after a couple of drinks if someone said "stop being nasty".
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I give you a lot of credit for having the courage to post that. It makes it easier to imagine there is a valuable human being on the other end of the internet posting as "Matthew". Hopefully, no one here will be nasty enough to use any of that against you in some other conversation.

(P.S. If you change your mind and decide to delete it, I will do likewise out of respect for your privacy.)

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 am

When I was 8 there was a girl I liked at school and I pulled her hair. I'm taking myself to the police station tomorrow.
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