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Out of the Blue

I was watching a rerun of House and noticed what has to be one of the great dirty lines ever slipped past the censors for prime-time television: "Most people don't orgasm from a needle prick" (no, I'm not making this up). You have to think someone got a raise for that.

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19. Is it possible to die by peeing on the third rail? Jul 10, 2013, 11:46 Creston
 
Mythbusters did this quite a few seasons ago (although they elected to pee on an electric fence instead.)

The result? No. Your pee is not a continuous stream, even though it appears that way. On a super-slowmo camera, it shows that the stream is continuously interrupted, and thus no current can flow back to your gentleman's sausage.

That House line is indeed epic.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:36 nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 11:28:
Also was at the doc this AM - for my wife. Baby and wife are coming along nicely. Got the stereophonic sounding baby heart sound today. Was very cool.

Congrats!

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:28 xXBatmanXx
 
Also was at the doc this AM - for my wife. Baby and wife are coming along nicely. Got the stereophonic sounding baby heart sound today. Was very cool.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:26 Verno
 
Well, as I said a certain line has to be crossed. I can ignore a lot of personal foibles and political views that don't agree with mine. Goodkind crossed it by putting them into his books. Card went way way way over that line a long time ago.

It's unfortunately starting to infect his actual work if some of his short stories and other books like Flashback are any indicator. I just hope he got it off his chest with one book and doesn't ruin The Abominable with silly social-political claptrap.

He has some of the most extreme right views I've ever encountered (and I lean pretty far to the right) as well as some unapologetic racist views. Anyways I don't want to ruin his stuff for anyone because the man is an amazing writer, just giving context. He has written one of the best sci-fi books of all time and is a gifted author so I can forgive a lot. With Card he kinda had Enders Game and I haven't really enjoyed anything else he has done since plus he's a crazy hypocrite.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:23 Mr. Tact
 
Apparently Simmons' views haven't migrated to his wiki page, yet. Really enjoyed his Hyperion series. Haven't read any of his other stuff.

Edit: grammar fix

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:23 Ratty
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 11:14:
Haha dude, whatever you do please do not look up anything related to Dan Simmons personal views. He is one of those authors that went absolutely nuts after 9/11 and feels the need to express really weird/crazy personal opinions in public. His political views would make RollingThundr raise an eyebrow. Just enjoy his work and pretend I never said anything He's a damned fine writer, just a terrible person too apparently.

I'm like Prez, I tend to enjoy their work regardless of how messed up they are so it doesn't really faze me, I just sort of observe the craziness with amusement.

Well, as I said a certain line has to be crossed. I can ignore a lot of personal foibles and political views that don't agree with mine. Goodkind crossed it by putting them into his books. Card went way way way over that line a long time ago.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:14 Verno
 
Haha dude, whatever you do please do not look up anything related to Dan Simmons personal views. He is one of those authors that went absolutely nuts after 9/11 and feels the need to express really weird/crazy personal opinions in public. His political views would make RollingThundr raise an eyebrow. Just enjoy his work and pretend I never said anything He's a damned fine writer, just a terrible person too apparently.

I'm like Prez, I tend to enjoy their work regardless of how messed up they are so it doesn't really faze me, I just sort of observe the craziness with amusement.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 11:12 Ratty
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:06:
Orson Scott Card just never knows when to shut his big mouth. It reminds me of Dan Simmons whose work I love but his beliefs are batshit insane.
Oh no, not Dan Simmons! Do I dare look him up on Wikipedia? Have you ruined him for me Verno? I can't always separate the art from the artist so when a certain line is crossed their art is dead to me. I'd enjoyed Terry Goodkind too, but when he started putting his extreme political views into his novels I gave up on him.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:58 nin
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:57:
Prez wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:42:
InBlack wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:34:
Crazy Mormon gaybasher or not, Ender's game is a great novel. One of the finest Sci-Fi novels ever written and I cant wait to see the movie. Especially considering that Card has spent the last twenty years trying to get movie off the ground that would keep the story more or less intact. He turned down nunmerous offers over the years for a simple moneygrab. Also Harrison Ford & Ben Kingsley in a Sci-Fi movie. Fuck yeah!

I agree - looking forward to the movie. I don't care about all the gay/anti-gay drama. People in the public eye - CEO's, artists, actors, musicians, etc. - need to learn to keep their damn opinions to themselves or learn that voicing opinions has consequences and deal with it. I vote for STFU and just do what your famous for - entertaining us through your chosen medium, but that's just me.

Right, if you're going to stand up and share your intolerant personal beliefs with the public, then don't be surprised when some of the public tells you your beliefs are stupid. And then to turn around and play the, don't persecute me card, makes you look like I giant turd.


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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:57 Pigeon
 
Prez wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:42:
InBlack wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:34:
Crazy Mormon gaybasher or not, Ender's game is a great novel. One of the finest Sci-Fi novels ever written and I cant wait to see the movie. Especially considering that Card has spent the last twenty years trying to get movie off the ground that would keep the story more or less intact. He turned down nunmerous offers over the years for a simple moneygrab. Also Harrison Ford & Ben Kingsley in a Sci-Fi movie. Fuck yeah!

I agree - looking forward to the movie. I don't care about all the gay/anti-gay drama. People in the public eye - CEO's, artists, actors, musicians, etc. - need to learn to keep their damn opinions to themselves or learn that voicing opinions has consequences and deal with it. I vote for STFU and just do what your famous for - entertaining us through your chosen medium, but that's just me.

Right, if you're going to stand up and share your intolerant personal beliefs with the public, then don't be surprised when some of the public tells you your beliefs are stupid. And then to turn around and play the, don't persecute me card, makes you look like I giant turd.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:42 Prez
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:34:
Crazy Mormon gaybasher or not, Ender's game is a great novel. One of the finest Sci-Fi novels ever written and I cant wait to see the movie. Especially considering that Card has spent the last twenty years trying to get movie off the ground that would keep the story more or less intact. He turned down nunmerous offers over the years for a simple moneygrab. Also Harrison Ford & Ben Kingsley in a Sci-Fi movie. Fuck yeah!

I agree - looking forward to the movie. I don't care about all the gay/anti-gay drama. People in the public eye - CEO's, artists, actors, musicians, etc. - need to learn to keep their damn opinions to themselves or learn that voicing opinions has consequences and deal with it. I vote for STFU and just do what your famous for - entertaining us through your chosen medium, but that's just me.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:34 InBlack
 
Crazy Mormon gaybasher or not, Ender's game is a great novel. One of the finest Sci-Fi novels ever written and I cant wait to see the movie. Especially considering that Card has spent the last twenty years trying to get movie off the ground that would keep the story more or less intact. He turned down nunmerous offers over the years for a simple moneygrab. Also Harrison Ford & Ben Kingsley in a Sci-Fi movie. Fuck yeah!  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:30 Verno
 
I'm not sure what they serve in the cafeteria there but if you're doing a lot of manual labor then the typical carb/sugar heavy diet at most restaurants/etc is fine for energy but otherwise poor nutritionally. Might want to consider packing a protein/veggie heavy lunch for a few days and see if it helps any. Anyways it will be interesting to see what your doctor says, hope you're ok man.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:27 InBlack
 
Im just going to leave this right here.

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:24 The Half Elf
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:06:
House had some real zingers over the years that I'm surprised passed the network censors. It was a great show that should have never gone on after 3-4 seasons.

Orson Scott Card just never knows when to shut his big mouth. It reminds me of Dan Simmons whose work I love but his beliefs are batshit insane.

Grats on losing weight Elf, 30 pounds is a lot to drop in less than 2 months, that's quite the accomplishment. Are you doing any lifting? Might help out with any loose skin or etc.

That's sorta the thing, I did nothing but eat the same food offered up weekly in the Casino's Employee Cafeteria. Business has increased about 2 fold since we opened in March, so figured it was from being busy at work lugging around tons of beer and booze all day. Hell the last time I weighed 205 was when I was 24-25. Really noticed an issue when I would stand up and get extremely light headed (which I had read about actors like Toby McGuire had when they had lost alot of weight for a role). Then again when I was 19 and weighed 190lbs (I'm 6'3 and have a large frame) my family was ready to have an intervention cause they thought I was doing drug due to being so thin.
But the weight loss and the doctor mentioning that I looked pale isn't a good thing, as I had a boss with the same issues a few years ago.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:06 Verno
 
House had some real zingers over the years that I'm surprised passed the network censors. It was a great show that should have never gone on after 3-4 seasons.

Orson Scott Card just never knows when to shut his big mouth. It reminds me of Dan Simmons whose work I love but his beliefs are batshit insane.

Grats on losing weight Elf, 30 pounds is a lot to drop in less than 2 months, that's quite the accomplishment. Are you doing any lifting? Might help out with any loose skin or etc.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 10:03 nin
 
Went in yesterday to the doctors office due to some weight loss and fatigue issues, only to realize that in less then 2 months I've lost 30lbs (I don't have a scale at home, and hey I'm looking good!). So had a EKG, and blood work done and having a full physical today.

I hope everythings ok - good that you went, based on what you describe.

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2013, 09:58 The Half Elf
 
Since we are having a medically based OftB, I might as well add to it.

Went in yesterday to the doctors office due to some weight loss and fatigue issues, only to realize that in less then 2 months I've lost 30lbs (I don't have a scale at home, and hey I'm looking good!). So had a EKG, and blood work done and having a full physical today.
Gay or not, the idea of being groped and poked by a 60 something, short, balding doctor, isn't my idea of a good time. Unless there is money and/or drugs involved

As for House, hell that's fairly tame, considering House's comment to Cameron about performing oral sex on black basketball players
 
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