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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75528 Nov 5, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
I must live in a cave. I've never seen a single commercial for Honey Boo Boo. Never even heard of it. I watch College Gameday on Saturdays and the first time I ever saw a reference to it was someone in the crowd had a sign that was insulting to someone by referenceing honey boo boo. No idea what the show is about(though I think someone told me once), no idea when its on or what channel.
TLC. Remember when that stood for "The Learning Channel"?

I don't watch a lot of commercials, nor do I channel flip very often. I think my internet habits clue me in to a lot of these weird pop culture things.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75529 Nov 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Of course, I think it's borderline child abuse -- and absolutely bad parenting -- to give high-caffeine drinks to young kids.
Yeah. I didn't even like that my SIL was drinking Monsters and macchiatos in late high school. But then, I think had I been in to caffeine then, my grades would have been much better.

Since: Aug 08

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#75530 Nov 5, 2012
RACE wrote:
Same here, we must live in "Bedrock."
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Same here.

Since: Jan 10

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#75531 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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TLC. Remember when that stood for "The Learning Channel"?
I don't watch a lot of commercials, nor do I channel flip very often. I think my internet habits clue me in to a lot of these weird pop culture things.
I remember when TLC was focused on doctors on Sundays, in that, the shows were highly technical and totally aimed at physicians and other medical professionals, talking about breakthroughs and new developments in medicine. I saw a vasectomy on that channel one Sunday. And another night, I saw them perform a mastectomy, then use the woman's own belly fat to make her a new breast out of her own skin and tissue. Fascinating stuff.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75532 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yeah. I didn't even like that my SIL was drinking Monsters and macchiatos in late high school. But then, I think had I been in to caffeine then, my grades would have been much better.
So you didn't do any No-Doz in high school?

Since: Aug 08

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#75533 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Yeah. I didn't even like that my SIL was drinking Monsters and macchiatos in late high school. But then, I think had I been in to caffeine then, my grades would have been much better.
We used to pop ephedrine like it was going out of style, in high school. It was just a tool to keep the party going on and on ... and on.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75534 Nov 5, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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So you didn't do any No-Doz in high school?
I didn't! I didn't really discover the magic of caffeine until I was in college. Seems so bizarre now. I mean, I drank pop on occasion, but apparently not enough to make me notice any difference. And certainly not during school day mornings, when it would have been most helpful.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75535 Nov 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I remember when TLC was focused on doctors on Sundays, in that, the shows were highly technical and totally aimed at physicians and other medical professionals, talking about breakthroughs and new developments in medicine. I saw a vasectomy on that channel one Sunday. And another night, I saw them perform a mastectomy, then use the woman's own belly fat to make her a new breast out of her own skin and tissue. Fascinating stuff.
For a short time at my parent's house, we had Discovery Health. I watched that religiously. Briefly made me consider becoming an EMT. I'm glad I didn't try that, because the first time somebody barfed, it would have been game over for me.

But I can talk pregnancy shop with all my friends with kids. They're all "How do you know this stuff?" because they know I'm not terribly gung-ho about the idea of kids. Look, if there's any hint of a chance of this ever happening to me, I want to know what's going on. Pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, tubal pregnancy, gestational diabetes, VBAC, etc. I don't want to be crowning as they're trying to explain this to me.

Since: Jan 10

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#75537 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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For a short time at my parent's house, we had Discovery Health. I watched that religiously. Briefly made me consider becoming an EMT. I'm glad I didn't try that, because the first time somebody barfed, it would have been game over for me.
But I can talk pregnancy shop with all my friends with kids. They're all "How do you know this stuff?" because they know I'm not terribly gung-ho about the idea of kids. Look, if there's any hint of a chance of this ever happening to me, I want to know what's going on. Pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, tubal pregnancy, gestational diabetes, VBAC, etc. I don't want to be crowning as they're trying to explain this to me.
I think most of my mom friends purposely skipped that chapter in "What to expect...." Some made their husbands read it, basically, "If the shit hits the fan, that's when I may not be able to know what's going on and what to do, so YOU will need to be prepared."

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75538 Nov 5, 2012
Tomorrow we will be blessedly free of all the !@#$%^!!^&*(%+!! political ads.
Counting the minutes.

May the best chad hang.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#75539 Nov 6, 2012

Since: Mar 09

United States

#75540 Nov 6, 2012
PEllen wrote:
Tomorrow we will be blessedly free of all the !@#$%^!!^&*(%+!! political ads.
Counting the minutes.
May the best chad hang.
Haha!

I'm in line to vote as we speak.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75542 Nov 6, 2012
sigh. Yet again, so little clue about what socialism really is. Those republican retirees love their Medicare, remember.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75543 Nov 6, 2012
Ha! I called them "zoomers", cause well...
Sublime1 wrote:
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We used to pop ephedrine like it was going out of style, in high school. It was just a tool to keep the party going on and on ... and on.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#75544 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
sigh. Yet again, so little clue about what socialism really is. Those republican retirees love their Medicare, remember.
And the poor love their handouts. Sure beats working!

Since: Jan 10

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#75545 Nov 6, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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And the poor love their handouts. Sure beats working!
There are a lot of working poor who need some help. Too bad you would deny them that because some others abuse the system. Throw the baby out with the bathwater, eh?

Since: Jun 09

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#75546 Nov 6, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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And the poor love their handouts. Sure beats working!
Has Mittens Rmoney ever 'worked' a day in his life? How 'bout pay taxes? I don't mean 'tithing'.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75547 Nov 6, 2012
I'm signed up for painting and wine tonight with a friend. No TVs, no states turning red or blue, just painting tulips and sipping wine. The perfect way for me to wrap up election day.

My polling place was so poorly run, it was very frustrating. Then there was a road closed on the way to work so traffic sucked. I wish I could start the wine sipping part now.

Since: Jan 10

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#75548 Nov 6, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I'm signed up for painting and wine tonight with a friend. No TVs, no states turning red or blue, just painting tulips and sipping wine. The perfect way for me to wrap up election day.
My polling place was so poorly run, it was very frustrating. Then there was a road closed on the way to work so traffic sucked. I wish I could start the wine sipping part now.
I think the evening plans sound great! Tonight, I'm going to vote after work (I'm tempted to borrow someone's "I voted" sticker to wear!), then Nick is coming over and we're loading up his car (my car already is loaded) and we're taking boxes over to my new place.

Sunday at 10 a.m. when i left the new place, the stove was in the DR and thre was a big hole in the kitchen wall due to a leak. THe floor had been ripped up completely. Last nighta fter work, the hole was patched, new floor was installed, and cabinets are in there to be installed!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75549 Nov 6, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I'm signed up for painting and wine tonight with a friend. No TVs, no states turning red or blue, just painting tulips and sipping wine. The perfect way for me to wrap up election day.
My polling place was so poorly run, it was very frustrating. Then there was a road closed on the way to work so traffic sucked. I wish I could start the wine sipping part now.
Good idea. I've got hockey. Better than sitting around watching the news. Especially if it's too close to call tonight.

My polling place is mere yards from my dentist, and I have an appointment after work. Everything's coming up Matilda!

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