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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#80068 Feb 11, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
Not great news for purple and brown line riders:
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201302...
Joy.

Since: Jan 10

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#80069 Feb 11, 2013
Prince sent Twitter fans into a tizzy when he walked onstage in a black hoodie, dark sunglasses and a cane. "Prince is such an inspiration," joked Paula Poundstone, in response to his appearance. "I've never heard him complain once about going blind." Another Twitter fan wrote: "How is it that Prince is both awkwardly weird, but also probably the coolest dude in the room?"

Since: Jan 10

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#80070 Feb 11, 2013
Thanks, squishy,that was entertaining.

Since: Jan 10

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#80071 Feb 11, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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You should have insisted he was wrong. It's what Mutt would have done.
I may be a know-it-all, but I say "I was wrnog, you were right" all the time! It's so easy to say! Who cares? Life's too short to alienate people by being so stubborn.

Since: Jan 10

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#80072 Feb 11, 2013
Any thoughts re: the Pope stepping down? My thought is that he has alzheimer's or dementia, and to me, that's a good reason to step down. I can understand riding it out if you have terminal cancer, ALS, etc., because your judgment isn't necessarily impaired, but to have cognitive brain changes that (1) keep you from performing your job and (2) don't inspire the public's confidence, that's very different.

If that is the case, kudos to him for thinking the papacy is too important to cling to it until death.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80073 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I may be a know-it-all, but I say "I was wrnog, you were right" all the time!
Oh please, you haven't said that to me once!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80074 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Any thoughts re: the Pope stepping down? My thought is that he has alzheimer's or dementia, and to me, that's a good reason to step down. I can understand riding it out if you have terminal cancer, ALS, etc., because your judgment isn't necessarily impaired, but to have cognitive brain changes that (1) keep you from performing your job and (2) don't inspire the public's confidence, that's very different.
If that is the case, kudos to him for thinking the papacy is too important to cling to it until death.
I was thinking it was something terminal, but alzheimers or some other dementia makes more sense.
(and isn't alzheimers basically a terminal illness anyway? Never heard of anyone coming back from that)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80075 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Can we call jmw anchorbaby now?
No, anchorbabies are born here.

Let's call her a foreign commie, instead!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80076 Feb 11, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Are you saying that you are good at math because you are male?
Where is all this man-hating coming from lately?

Is it because Christie turned out to be a liberal?

Since: Jan 10

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#80077 Feb 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I was thinking it was something terminal, but alzheimers or some other dementia makes more sense.
(and isn't alzheimers basically a terminal illness anyway? Never heard of anyone coming back from that)
I didn't think it was a terminal illness because it's the first time in like 800 years that a pope hasn't died in office.

And yes, alzheimer's eventually will kill you, but that can take 10-20 years. You're just as likely to die of cancer before the alzheimer's kills you.

Since: Jan 10

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#80078 Feb 11, 2013
jmw out of curiosity, do you know how your mom was able to come here with you? Often there's a lottery involved (we have certain quotas/limits for variuos countries), or you ahve to get sponsored by another family member to come here.

Since: Jan 10

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#80079 Feb 11, 2013
From what I've been told, alzheimer's eventually kills you because it's the brain dying, and once the parts that control necessarily bodily functions start to go, you're done for.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80080 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I didn't think it was a terminal illness because it's the first time in like 800 years that a pope hasn't died in office.
A pope has never *resigned* in the 600 year history of papacy.

John Paul I died in office a month after his election.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#80081 Feb 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Oh please, you haven't said that to me once!
It's not been appropriate to do so.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80082 Feb 11, 2013
Wonder if this means the Catholic Church has to re-write its "Papal Retirement" benefit package?

Since: Jan 10

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#80083 Feb 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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A pope has never *resigned* in the 600 year history of papacy.
John Paul I died in office a month after his election.
Um, no.

1. The papacy is older than 600 years.
2. In the 1200s, a pope stepped down. that's the last time this has happened.

Since: Jan 10

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#80084 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Um, no.
1. The papacy is older than 600 years.
2. In the 1200s, a pope stepped down. that's the last time this has happened.
Heh. Nick told me I'm wrong. I was up at 5 this morning when they interrupted the news with this announcement and said it hadn't happened since the 1200s, but Nick said that it happened again a couple hundred years later.

damn it. Being wrong sucks. But I'll live.

Since: Jan 10

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#80085 Feb 11, 2013
Sorry to whomever judged my post "agree" and "helpful."

hey, gym goers: I have an inconvenience to deal with -- going through a clean towel every day. Putting it in a plastic bag in my gym bag means I have to wash them after each use. A coworker suggested using a mcirofiber or chamois type cloth, like she's seen olympic divers use to quickly dry off after diving.

Any thoughts?(no towel service at my gym, and I don't really have a place at work where I can hang up a towel to dry.

I'm willing to accept the inconvenience and extra load of laundry each week, but thought I'd at least ask first.

Since: Jan 10

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#80086 Feb 11, 2013
holy shit. Someone was shooting at random cars on the highway in the first eastern suburb out of st. paul, several people were shot, 10yo kid was killed.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#80087 Feb 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
jmw out of curiosity, do you know how your mom was able to come here with you? Often there's a lottery involved (we have certain quotas/limits for variuos countries), or you ahve to get sponsored by another family member to come here.
I don't know, actually. She had a sister already living here at the time, maybe that had something to do with it?

My mom did tell me that the luggage handlers in London were on strike that day and a random Irish guy pretended to be her cousin to help get us and all our crap on the plane and refused to accept a dime for thanks. Found that out today.

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