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  1. jerryskids

    Grossest habit?

    I spit mucous out of a hole in my neck. Also I used to dip. See above, probably related.
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    Can Lawry's Seasoned Salt go bad?

    He lives in AZ? We love supporting local businesses, especially if they are yummy!
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    How do you hide a transgender body ?

    This seems like a question for @phillybear.
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    Home warranty

    How timely, as I saw this thread within seconds of getting a Docusign for our house purchase waiving a home warranty. I can see maybe getting one upon initial purchase but the major things in this house are relatively new including the roof. One place I can see use for one was when I house sat for a guy long ago. He got a warranty so that any needed repairs would be covered, and I ended up using the service at least once, maybe twice. My memory was positive of the repair process, but I was young and probably had low expectations.
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    How often do you wear a baseball cap?

    I answered situationally, which is my non-chemo answer. Of course I live in Phoenix, so the situations are plenty: basically if I plan to be outside for more than 10-15 minutes, in the summer at least. With chemo baldness I’m wearing a hat pretty much every day, although not so much baseball caps, as I feel like I look like a guy with chemo trying to hide his bald head with a baseball cap. I prefer hats like the Bruce Arians “kangol” type hat.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    This is an interesting thought experiment; could a vaccine cause a worse variant? Sorta like an antibiotic where you need to take the full dose or the bacteria that remains will be the strongest and hardiest?
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    Names Of People You Met That Was All The Same.

    Funny, my daughter’s HS friend was born a boy named Jordan (could be either boy or girl), then went trans and instead of keeping Jordan, preferred the name Dani for her girl name (again, at least when spoken, could be a boy or a girl). So maybe it was all about getting a new name? Also for the woke in the audience, I said “went trans” because he was a great example of a confused kid from a focked up family who wanted/needed attention he wasn’t getting at home. I haven’t seen him/her in years and don’t know what he currently identifies as. He is the reason I think some trans kids are just confused and need counseling vs. surgery. She had other friends who were trans who I thought “yeah, that seems legit.”
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    LinkedIn profiles

    I would use a fake title. On a similar note, in my line of work a “salesperson” can be account manager, account executive, sales manager/executive, business development, etc. And sometimes those titles mean different things to different people. So I avoid the “manager vs. executive” quandary by saying “Sales and Business Development”. Then I add a lot of other descriptors, because your title is prime real estate for searches.
  9. That’s not necessarily mutually exclusive. Preparation breeds confidence. That being said, I’m not sure how much I buy this “fear for her safety” angle. I saw her vault where she went so far to the side that she stepped off of the mat. Her face didn’t say “OMG I almost died!” It was more like “da FOCK was that ish?!” One of the toughest things to teach my kids was the difference between pain and injury. One of my daughters was playing softball in a playoff game and twisted her ankle pretty bad in a sprinkler hole in the outfield; she couldn’t walk on it initially and came out of the game (this was pregame warmups). I worked with her in the dugout to slowly put weight on it test it, walk, then jog. By the end of the game she pinch hit and got a single, and I was very happy for her that she learned an important lesson (and got to play in the game). Or so I thought. That was 10 years ago, and her recent memory of it was “Dad made me go back into the game when I might have been seriously injured.” I explained to her now, as I did then, that if it were broken, torn, or badly sprained, she would not have been able to put weight on it the way she did. And most importantly — and this is tying back to Biles — only YOU can really tell how bad it is, and you need to learn where that line is, but don’t quit on your team or yourself unless you have to. I presume that this lesson would apply to a mental/yips problem as well. She clearly has the mental fortitude to get where she has gotten and succeed like nobody else in a sport which requires as much dedication as any. So for that to just go POOF!… I’m inclined to not think so. While I struggle with the way mental health is seen in this country, I don’t think she has a problem she couldn’t push through.
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    Who has a tattoo of what and why?

    Not my thing. I have a hard enough time picking a restaurant for dinner; picking something that would be on my body forever is too much pressure. One exception I know: one of my best friends has a small one on his ankle commemorating his son, who committed suicide. I can’t imagine what that would be like and can see wanting to do that. Another is my daughter the type 1 diabetic — she got what is basically a permanent medicalert bracelet on her wrist. I suppose I could do something similar, since I wear a bracelet for being a neck breather, but again it is not my thing. Like most others I find “all tatted up” to be hugely unattractive. One or two small ones (like OM described) can be fun if done well, and especially if there is a good story behind them.
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    Estonia wins Apee Fencing!

    The footwork of Bruce Lee’s Kung fu style (jeet kune do) is taken from fencing. High on the balls of your feet, with quick bursts forward and backward, keeping your head level (not bouncing; the lack of vertical movement makes it much tougher for your opponent to gauge distance). I trained a little with an expert in it once; my calves were tied in knots for days after. Oh yeah, the OP… objectively, I think there are benefits to society for pursuing excellence. Applying techniques like above, new materials developed for kayaks or luges, etc. Perhaps most importantly, it benefits the world to get together every so often in the spirit of friendly competition. The historical Olympic events (like track and field) all have their basis in battle — running, throwing javelins or shot puts or discus, pole vaulting over walls — and it is better that we get our competition fix out of us with games vs. wars. As long as the US wins the most medals. Because it is also important for us to show the world that we are the best. Finally, speaking of pole vault, we get to see awesome looking chicks from obscure countries with gorgeous turd cutters in scantily clad outfits.
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    Who here has or would let a sibling live with you?

    I have one brother (1 year younger) and would absolutely let him live with me if he needed a place, temporarily at least. He’s successful in life (manages construction projects) and it is hard to imagine he’d need something for more than a short time. He’s very mechanically inclined, so I can put him to work on that extended patio I’d like on the house we are buying. Longer term, maybe if we were both widowers — he’s super chill, we’d get along fine. But we are both married… and we’ve spent enough time with his wife to know that for the sake of our relationships, it’s best that we not spend more than a few days together under the same roof. My wife’s bro and his wife are both great and I would give that a shot. But again, they are successful enough that it is hard to imagine that scenario.
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    Will Biden finish his term

    I don’t think the Dems will let him retire. They’ll just slowly send him out less and less, perhaps blaming inevitable Covid variants over the next few years, and if necessary just having Jen Psaki stand up there with her stern second grade teacher voice telling you that the president is too busy solving real problems to waste time talking to the public, and the lefties will say “yeah, whatever you say Jen, those stoopid repubtards don’t know what they are talking about!” At least for a while. As this happens they’ll decide if they want to roll with Harris as the candidate. If so they may send Joe to the farm not long before the election, so that “President Harris” can run as the incumbent.
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    Obesity is a much larger issue than Covid

    People have already mentioned that a calorie is not a calorie; one of the biggest disservices the medical community ever did was the decades-long low-fat, high-carb diet suggestion. Probably the biggest, the more I think about it. So that explains some if not all of the “something else” going on. But, there might be other things as well. I’ve mentioned before that there is talk in the diabetes community (type 2, the kind associated with being fat) that there is a chicken or egg thoughts on which comes first, diabetes or obesity. Because the two are closely interrelated: a reduction in the body’s ability to process food efficiently (basically, diabetes when the insulin becomes less effective) causes a person to be hungrier and need more food, so they eat more, which causes more insulin and less efficiency…. Basically, something may be causing the diabetes other than eating too much. Also it’s worth noting that not everyone with type 2 is fat.
  15. Watching women’s skateboarding; the average age of the “women” is about 13. Seriously they are little kids out there. Maybe they should let this activity actually become a sport before putting it in the olympics.
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