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#181 AllseeingEye

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:45 PM

I think you two are a couple of old fuds.

Aha...a Jack Knox fan, I knew it :). What can I say - speaking for myself I'm still in my Red Hot Chili Peppers phase......


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#182 todd

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:40 PM

I’d stick up for the Times Colonist if I did not fear being ostracized(as I am an octopus).

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:12 AM

As you note Knox has an annoying tendency, in this series, and in his writing generally, to somehow come across as overly pleased with his own (perceived) witticisms....

 

I do feel about disliking Jack so much - I took a continuing studies writing class a few years back at Camosun and he came in to talk to us.  Very nice guy who kudos to him, gave up his time on a school night to come talk to us.  I just think his humour is not humourous.  Point of order: this series isn't being written by Knox, but rather someone younger, more pleased with himself and arguably much, much worse at being funny: David Sovka.

 

Here's another fetid morsel:

 

 

 

There are three kinds of heart attacks: bad, really bad and permanent. The first two require immediate intervention such as angioplasty and stents, and then ongoing treatment such as medication and lying awake into the wee hours, worrying. The third kind is not a problem for you to worry about, which is not necessarily a good thing.

 

OHHHHH, BECUZ YOU DEAD. HA. HA.



#184 todd

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:49 PM

What can I say - speaking for myself I'm still in my Red Hot Chili Peppers phase......


You might want to get a colonoscopy at your age I do shoeshining as well.
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#185 jonny

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:13 PM

My father in law has had like six heart attacks. I don't see the big deal. 



#186 todd

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:30 PM

No stranger to heart/etc problems myself octopuses have three hearts. Little humour often helps with medical problems, definitely don’t want to get too uptight about a simple colonoscopy.

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 05:50 PM

No stranger to heart/etc problems myself octopuses have three hearts. Little humour often helps with medical problems, definitely don’t want to get too uptight about a simple colonoscopy.

Me either but that was the point of the article - millions of men do get hyper nervous about the procedure. And for their own sake, not to mention their families and loved ones, they need to push through those feelings and get 'er done.

 

Unfortunately for some people and men in particular doctor/dentists are the source of irrational (to us) fears, but all very real to them. Not sure where the number stands as of now but at one point my own brother in law hadn't been to a GP in well over a decade. IMO he's playing with fire, but that's just my opinion....

 

In some ways its fortunate that I've been in and out of hospitals so many times for various sports and other injures, surgeries and "procedures" that especially when it comes to preventative treatments I just automatically put up and wave my hand to volunteer at the front of the line. I've been in RJH-Emerg so many times I now qualify for a 25% discount on tongue depressors.... :)


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:46 PM

The colonoscopy procedure I had at RJH was one of the more pleasant, relaxing days of my life. The two days before it, not so much. Mixing a measured amount of vodka to the prep liquid helped.


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Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#189 todd

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

Have you ever met a proctologist? Well, they usually have a very good sense of humor. You meet a proctologist at a party, don't walk away. Plant yourself there, because you will hear the funniest stories you've ever heard. See, no one wants to admit to them that they stuck something up there. Never! It's always an accident. Every proctologist story ends in the same way: ‘It was a million to one shot, Doc. Million to one.

#190 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

^I thought we established a few posts back that health issues are no laughing matter. Unless it's Dave Barry who is actually  semi-retired and no longer produces a weekly column so that means no laughing by anyone at all.


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#191 AllseeingEye

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:27 PM

The colonoscopy procedure I had at RJH was one of the more pleasant, relaxing days of my life. The two days before it, not so much. Mixing a measured amount of vodka to the prep liquid helped.

Yeah that is a trip and a half. Good way to lose weight.....



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

^I thought we established a few posts back that health issues are no laughing matter. Unless it's Dave Barry who is actually  semi-retired and no longer produces a weekly column so that means no laughing by anyone at all.


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:55 AM

The colonoscopy procedure I had at RJH was one of the more pleasant, relaxing days of my life. The two days before it, not so much. Mixing a measured amount of vodka to the prep liquid helped.

 

Same experience.  The prep is a bit rough, but the procedure is not.  Well actually I don't really know what the procedure is like - they put something in my IV to "relax" me and I slept soundly through it.

 

EDIT: That makes it sound like I was roofied.  It was mostly consensual.


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