Re: Not Waving

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It was very clever of you, ogged, to allude in your post's title not just to the well-known poem, but also the This Heat song which sets it to music, after I wrote a post whose title was a line from a different This Heat song. I didn't know you were so well-versed in their music.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09- 3-07 11:36 PM
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What a faker. He shoulda done a seizure, now that's good stuff.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 3-07 11:36 PM
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1 - you are banned.∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴∴


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09- 3-07 11:37 PM
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I can't believe I've been banned twice in as many hours.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09- 3-07 11:42 PM
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We all fly too close to the sun sometimes.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09- 3-07 11:46 PM
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5: One of my favorite statues at U.Va. I shall now mutter "w-lfs-n" and chuckle to myself each time I pass it. Thanks, Ned.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 3-07 11:50 PM
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I think the ligheguard actually does know the hiemlick. She just wanted to tongue you.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 1:15 AM
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Breaking:

Opera drug scandal.

It is rumored that certain world-record-holders will see their names stricken from the record books.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:16 AM
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In the Boy Scouts they taught us how to do it to ourselves with a chair. Thus, were we prepared.


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:17 AM
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9--
yup. to this day, you'll always find me carrying a pocket knife, a compass, and a chair.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:25 AM
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There is an officially recognized variant of the Heimlich maneuver that is performed with the unconscious victim on his/her back. It is intended for obese people, or for use by children on adults.

Did anyone catch the New Yorker piece (can't find the link) a few months back about how Heimlich's son has been waging a no-holds-barred campaign to discredit his father?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:43 AM
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OH god damn it, i read taht as "Oparah scandal" and was severely dissapointed when the page loaded.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:45 AM
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what drug do you think oparah would use? i would guess meth.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:54 AM
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crap, 13 was me. my browser isn't storing my login info right now, wtf?!@3


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 5:55 AM
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In the Boy Scouts they taught us how to do it to ourselves with a chair.

For a second there, I thought I was in the other thread.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:18 AM
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3 was extremely entertaining and clever.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:22 AM
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In the Boy Scouts they taught us how to do it to ourselves with a chair.

Years ago, when I did a first aid course, the instructor told us his father-in-law [also a first aid instructor, iirc] had had to do this [to himself, with a chair]. Apparently it really hurts.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:30 AM
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Both of my kids have choked on food. Fortunately, the lodged food came out just prior to having to do the heimlich.

Watching your child choke is a horrible experience.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:33 AM
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There is an officially recognized variant of the Heimlich maneuver that is performed with the unconscious victim on his/her back.

"It's not really a maneuver. More of a gesture, really."


Posted by: Dr. Heimlich | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:36 AM
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Things you don't want to hear when you're choking:

"He's a real theatre actor!"


Posted by: NotATurtle | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:49 AM
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Since Emerson was OT, I will regale you with my OT anecdote. So it's the first day of classes here at Large Midwestern University, and I'm walking across the Large Midwestern Bridge in the middle of campus, along with lots of students. I hear this loud, raucous voice maybe fifteen feet behind me saying "Yeah, this is better than even your fuckin' best day at Housing--tits and ass everywhere you look". I walked on a little bit and sneaked a glace back and...it was Ogged! Talking to w-lfs-n! No, actually it was a University buildings employee who was working on the bridge. And I mean, dude was loud! All these little first year girls walking by, and this is the impression they get of University workers!

I do not normally have this reaction, but goddamn, I was so tempted to find someone in authority and...and....report him. It's a good thing he's a Teamster, or my union solidarity would be seriously impaired.

And I might add that the Teamsters have received a 3%-yearly-for-the-next-two-years-plus-step-increases contract from the U just last week. We go out on strike tomorrow because the U claims that "there's no money" and we'd better be happy with 2.25 plus language that suggests that they're going to take away our step increases next round. So the goddamn Teamsters get rewarded for behaving like the worst skeevy prole stereotype, while I with-college-degree-and-mad-InDesign-skillz have to sweat it out on the picket line. Bite me, capitalism.


Posted by: Frowner | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:51 AM
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If we're going all mad OT, guess what my sister and brother-in-law named their baby boy, born last Thursday?

Chiv/alry.

It's like those deaf parents who want their kids to grow up deaf, only with gaming geeks. Christ.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:59 AM
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Well, I suppose he can go by "Al". That's kind of retro. Poor kid.


Posted by: Frowner | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 8:06 AM
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Chopper, just pick a name you like better and refuse to call him anything else.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 8:09 AM
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Or just refer to him as C-Murder.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 8:09 AM
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I'm currently thinking "Chiv," pronounced "shiv"--have I mentioned that his dad works at the local prison?


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 8:14 AM
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Val? Ray?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 8:19 AM
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What a sad day this would have been, if we had lost a Caveman. A bullet dodged.


Posted by: arthegall | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 8:21 AM
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On the brighter side, you can always threaten your nephew with lines like, "You know, they say Chivalry isn't dead. Yet."


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 9:44 AM
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29 is awesome.

Also the video is funny.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 10:16 AM
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Since my kid's been born I've been terrified of him choking. I took the infant first aid course, and I'm still puree-ing his food, which I have to quit (he's 12 months). Sometimes when he's eating I have flashes of my father (who's insane) instructing me as a child how to perform an emergency tracheotomy with a ball point pen, should the occasion have arisen.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09- 4-07 7:16 PM
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