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Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 1:15 PM
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If you had a title to put your head on, you wouldn't be in this mess.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 2:02 PM
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2: *Low-hanging fruit alert!*

ben: go to the campus clinic and get some cyclobenzaprime.


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 2:05 PM
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sorry, s/b cyclobenzaprine


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 2:06 PM
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Ben had sex with clowns. I've seen this symptom presenting before.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 2:19 PM
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Everybody sleeps funny. I drool and make weird noises. Don't let it bother you.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 2:51 PM
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absence of a title is intriguing
i think i told once before about the method to kneel before anyone of the opposite gender and touch their knees by your forehead, streets are the preferable location
you may want to try this or this


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 3:19 PM
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Minn is right: go get drugs. Or a massage. Or sleep seriously until the damage is undone.


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 3:48 PM
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A brief serious interlude:

I used to get this a lot about 10-15 years ago. I'd wake up with a really stiff neck, especially on one side so I could hardly turn my head. Really painful. I found that I just needed to give my neck some extra support. You can buy fancy orthopaedic pillows to do this; I use a rolled up towel. Now I almost never have the problem.

Let normal service resume.


Posted by: sharon | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 3:51 PM
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I had neck surgery a month ago, and, funnily enough, my neck hurts, too ...


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 3:51 PM
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ttaM, how's your recovery going? (aside, FYI I sent you a couple of mails, don't know if you got them or they hit a filter somewhere as they had big attachments. No worries if you've just been busy)


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 3:57 PM
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Could be a digestive issue. That happens.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:00 PM
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12: Really? Weird.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:03 PM
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12: e-mails get digested? 13 gets it right.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:05 PM
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Stay away from the computer and do a lot of walking. It helps.


Posted by: Kyle | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:06 PM
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I think there are, if you're into this sort of thing, allegedly all sorts of digestive problems that can manifest as 'refering pains' in the back and neck. That happens to me anyway. Also happens: my stomach is upset so I lurch around in my sleep, wrenching my neck.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:06 PM
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Your neck hurts because you lost your hed.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:06 PM
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15 means "in order to poop out the e-mails in due time".


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:06 PM
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(17 cross-posted to Standpipe's blog)


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:10 PM
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Actually it looks as if 19 is the cross-posted one.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:13 PM
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I'm just on an anti-acid-reflux medication that makes a big difference. It's indicated for fat men who drink alcohol or coffee if they have heartburn or related symptoms. But maybe for other people too. It's turned out that even when I didn't have heartburn, I had other symptoms (constant slight nausea).


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:19 PM
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If you're medicating for anti-acid-reflux, doesn't that promote reflux?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:26 PM
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22: Yes. John is a sort of Reflux Capacitor. From the future.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:36 PM
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Ah. I've seen him diagrammed. He's Y-shaped.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:40 PM
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The next time Heebie gets heartburn I just won't care.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:41 PM
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Pregnant women are much like fat alcoholic men who smoke. I'd never realized that.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:43 PM
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Now, don't shoot the messenger just because you've been duped into taking refluxers.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:43 PM
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But they don't get to drink. At least we get to drink, by definition.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:47 PM
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Yeah but joy of childbirth, cycle of life, blah blah blah. You don't get that.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:50 PM
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We can watch it on TV, though.

I have to admit, unleashing another tiny Heebie on the unsuspecting world would be sort of fun.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:52 PM
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We can watch it on TV, though.

Is heebie setting up a webcam in the delivery room? That might be a bit of an over-share.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 4:54 PM
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re: 11

Yeah, recovery is going OK. Not completely back to normal yet -- turns out that post-operative infections are a bitch -- but I am back at work.

I got your emails, thanks, sorry not replied yet. There's a bit of a backlog, sorry! Thanks, though. I will check out the code soon.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 5:04 PM
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Hedy Lamarr on childbirth: I had a spinal block because Denise was a breech baby. I knew everything that was going on. It was like a modern tranquilizer commercial. Everything was pain... pain... pain. I saw through pain. No one had ever had a baby before. This was the first. How famous I would be, mother of the first baby born on earth....


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 5:04 PM
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33: Do you get payments from the Hedy Lamarr estate for your efforts to keep her legacy alive?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 5:12 PM
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There is no estate, alas. Her book "Ecstasy" was ahead of its time, as was her invention of "frequency hopping".


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 5:27 PM
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elapsed-commentariat news: baa's house burned down


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 7:54 PM
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Crap, dude.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 7:57 PM
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Geez. That sucks. It doesn't appear that anybody was seriously hurt, at least.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:04 PM
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I made a facetious post because I'm incapable of expressing sympathy straightfacedly.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:07 PM
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an, titleless post looks funny
my sympathies, baa's household
the other day i got an offer from the BoA that i can have like 8 mln? or maybe 8 hundred thousand i forgot, i thought at that time it's a lot, if i'll insure myself and family for 15$/month, in the case of death or injury, very tempting


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:20 PM
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Don't kill your family, read.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:21 PM
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i meant tempting not killing but paying 15 and getting that much, sure i'd insure me only
what a strange thought


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:25 PM
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don't be so hasty with the advice, Sifu. everyone dies, but very few of us get $8 mil.

and baa, if you're reading, my sympathies for you and your loss of books everything


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:31 PM
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even though you went to harvard.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:33 PM
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shit, there's a whole new thread for this snark


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 11-30-08 8:35 PM
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I slept hurt and now my neck's funny.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 1:06 AM
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My favorite bit of dialogue from The Door in the Floor:

[A small child--Dakota or Elle Fanning--wakes her father Jeff Bridges in the middle of the night, then says:]

Daughter: Your penis looks funny.

Father: My penis is funny.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 1:16 AM
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Still one of my favorite moments is when Arnold Schwarzenegger is giving one of his lectures to the kids in "Kindergarten Cop" (yes foreigners, that was a real movie), and one little boy raises his hand, and in a total non sequitur says "Boys have a penis. Girls have a vagina." And then Schwarzenegger's character says "Thanks for the tip."


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 1:28 AM
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48: it's not a tumor.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 1:32 AM
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"Kindergarten Cop" (yes foreigners, that was a real movie)

I admit I still have moments wherein I remind myself that California did, in fact, elect Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 1:58 AM
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50 It's not like there wasn't precedent.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 7:46 AM
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This must be done.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 8:25 AM
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I slept funny and now my neck hurts.

"Ben W-lfs-n" = Lucy Westenra.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 12- 1-08 11:38 AM
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"I slept funny and now my neck hurts."

this is a common problem.

intelligent design, my ass.


Posted by: cleek | Link to this comment | 12- 2-08 9:43 AM
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