...burning baby fish swimming all round your head.

Drusilla ,'Conversations with Dead People'


Natter 46: The FIGHTIN' 46  

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


SailAweigh - Sep 24, 2006 5:45:56 am PDT #9982 of 10001
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

This is a very long thread death, isn't it?

Kind of like Westley in PB. Makes me wonder if this thread will actually ever be truly dead.


tommyrot - Sep 24, 2006 5:46:00 am PDT #9983 of 10001
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A car dealership's planned radio advertisement that declared "a jihad on the automotive market" has drawn sharp criticism for its content but will not be changed, the business said Saturday.

Several stations rejected the Dennis Mitsubishi spot, which says sales representatives wearing "burqas" -- head-to-toe traditional dress for Islamic women -- will sell vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back."

"Our prices are lower than the evildoers' every day. Just ask the pope!" the ad says. "Friday is fatwa Friday, with free rubber swords for the kiddies." A fatwa is a religious edict.

I think the guy behind this wins my next "Not Helping Things" award....

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SailAweigh - Sep 24, 2006 5:47:44 am PDT #9984 of 10001
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

Damn, tommy, that is just fucked up.


beth b - Sep 24, 2006 5:48:14 am PDT #9985 of 10001
oh joy! Oh Rapture ! I have a brain!

sadly, i haven't much to say . but I'll add to the count down.

I did have a dream where I wrote a hiku to a pink and black hat.


brenda m - Sep 24, 2006 5:49:48 am PDT #9986 of 10001
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Okay, that's kind of hysterical.


Lee - Sep 24, 2006 5:51:40 am PDT #9987 of 10001
The feeling you get when your brain finally lets your heart get in its pants.

I had very nice dreams last night. I don't remember them, and I woke up in a lot of pain (ankle and sinuses), but they made me happy.


§ ita § - Sep 24, 2006 5:54:42 am PDT #9988 of 10001
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

Facial paralysis report: My brows are even less unfurrowable than yesterday. But the eyebrows can still raise, and I can still squint (I was told to get good sunglasses because I wouldn't be able to squint--that's fucked up, yo).

And I have a migraine.

I gotta teach at 10:30. Plenty of time to make cupcakes or banana bread, right?


Lee - Sep 24, 2006 5:55:32 am PDT #9989 of 10001
The feeling you get when your brain finally lets your heart get in its pants.

Poor ita.

I vote for cupcakes.


tommyrot - Sep 24, 2006 5:55:59 am PDT #9990 of 10001
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.

I had another dream about cars last night (I have way more dreams about cars than about sex. What's up with that? (Usually the car dreams are anxiety-related.))

Also, what's wrong with people?

In the competitive market for "energy drinks," the aim is to advertise more caffeine, more buzz, more attitude.

Even more controversy.

The latest beverage to break from the pack is the Cocaine Energy Drink, created by Redux Beverages of Las Vegas. So far sold mostly in New York and California clubs, it will become available online, according to its Web site (drinkcocaine.com).

The drink has the caffeine of about 3 1/2 cups of coffee but no narcotics, and boasts on its Web site, "Instant Rush. No Crash!"

Drug experts and nutritionists are appalled.

"Kids get hopped up on drinks called Cocaine and Xtazy and then what happens when someone offers them a line of real cocaine or an Ecstasy pill?" said Joseph Califano Jr., president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

In an interview, Jamey Kirby, the drink's inventor, said the 8-ounce energy drink does not promote or glamorize drugs. "Kids already know what's out there," he said.

Few of the new energy drinks are healthful, nutritionists said. "Cocaine" contains vitamins C, B-6 and B-12, according to the Web site.

"Those vitamins are already ubiquitous, even in the most horrible diet. We don't need them in a drink," said Diane Radler, a nutritionist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

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beth b - Sep 24, 2006 5:59:09 am PDT #9991 of 10001
oh joy! Oh Rapture ! I have a brain!

I 'm going to take a shower - I expect this thread to be dead by then.