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Old 05-31-2011, 01:51 PM   #201
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So.....is it a boy or a girl?

Star readers rage about couple raising
This reminds me of the story of baby X.
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This is weirder than underwear or foot fetishists. Maybe the end of the world IS upon us:

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Whew! Performance art project by Nate Hill. End of the world may still be upon us though.
It is perhaps impolite of me to ask, but how did you happen upon this?

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Old 05-31-2011, 05:08 PM   #204
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It is perhaps impolite of me to ask, but how did you happen upon this?

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Uhhhh, research into the finest human dairy products?
VIDEO: The Lady Cheese Shop Serves Human Breastmilk Cheese in NYC | Inhabitots

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What are the odds of being killed by a flying bear?

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What are the odds of being killed by a flying bear?

http://tinyurl.com/4ypyado
Wow. I hope the bear was OK.
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If the bear didn't walk away I'm sure they would shoot it.
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I have always wanted to attend my own funeral. I would be like one of those Party Mamas about it. No.....I want flowers everywhere!
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I don't feel sorry for this guy:

Motorcyclist dies on ride protesting helmet law - CBS News

ONONDAGA, N.Y. - Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon in the town of Onondaga, in central New York near Syracuse.

State troopers tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that 55-year-old Philip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not wearing helmets.

Troopers say Contos hit his brakes and the motorcycle fishtailed. The bike spun out of control, and Contos toppled over the handlebars.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Troopers say Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet.
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That reminds me. On the way home from next town, a biker on crotch rocket passed me doing maybe 80 mph or more. On his next slick maneuvre cutting around a car in the left lane he nearly ate the guardrail. Did slow him down for about 2 minutes.
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That reminds me. On the way home from next town, a biker on crotch rocket passed me doing maybe 80 mph or more. On his next slick maneuvre cutting around a car in the left lane he nearly ate the guardrail. Did slow him down for about 2 minutes.
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Five decades of Etch A Sketch

Check out the video at the end of the article.

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As an avid reader of April Winchell's Regretsy site, I was thrilled to discover Dancing Dror and his bargain priced dancing! I gotta tell ya, this is the best idea I've ever seen for a birthday present. Ever!

dancingdror: I will write anything you want on my stomach and dance for 30 seconds for $5 on fiverr.com

This is the dance he did for the Regretsy site. I'm in love!
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Tortoise's artificial limb came from Ace Hardware

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The artificial limb put on an African tortoise at Washington State University didn't come from a high-tech prosthetics lab. It came from Ace Hardware in Pullman.

The caster-style wheel cost around $7, according to the two veterinarians who installed it on the tortoise after amputating the reptile's damaged left front leg.

"We got several sizes to find the right height," said Dr. Nickol Finch, of the WSU veterinary teaching hospital.

The epoxy that attached the wheel to the tortoise's shell was also purchased at Ace, she said.

The 23-pound tortoise, named Gamera, was shown to the public Thursday. The male reptile has become a celebrity since photos of its artificial limb were released Wednesday.

Gamera ate grass and lumbered around the hospital's front entrance as cameras rolled. The tortoise was able to move across pavement, lawn and even bark.

"He's an ATT, an all-terrain tortoise," said Charlie Powell, spokesman for the veterinary hospital.

The tortoise was brought to the hospital in April by its owner, a resident of nearby Lewiston, Idaho. Its left front leg had been severely damaged, likely from a burn, and had to be amputated, Finch said.

Finch, who specializes in exotic animals, and Dr. Courtney Watkins, the surgeon, decided to install the caster-style wheel, similar to what is found on office chairs, as the best chance for the animal to live a long life. The surgery was performed two months ago, but the story is only now coming to light.
Gamera, named for the Japanese movie monster, moves well now and has been gaining weight. The owner has relinquished the animal to the hospital, where it will likely be used in teaching, Finch said. She said the experience has been uplifting.

"To have an animal come in with basically a death sentence before we took him, and now is moving around and eating like a little pig, is good for the heart," Finch said.

She said this is the first time doctors at WSU have put a wheel on a tortoise, although the procedure has been done elsewhere.

The 12-year-old Gamera is likely to live for decades, and get much bigger, Finch said.

"There's a good chance he will outlive me," she said.
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As an avid reader of April Winchell's Regretsy site, I was thrilled to discover Dancing Dror and his bargain priced dancing! I gotta tell ya, this is the best idea I've ever seen for a birthday present. Ever!

dancingdror: I will write anything you want on my stomach and dance for 30 seconds for $5 on fiverr.com

This is the dance he did for the Regretsy site. I'm in love!
OK, Sarah, how much do you need us to donate to your favorite charity to write "ER Forum Rocks!" on your stomach and dance for 30 seconds?
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Sure, what song should I tell him? And should I spring for the $10 version where he dances in his Disney underwear?
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Sure, what song should I tell him? And should I spring for the $10 version where he dances in his Disney underwear?
I don't think Al was asking you to ask him. Go on, we know you'd love to do it
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I don't think Al was asking you to ask him. Go on, we know you'd love to do it
Hula-hoops should most definitely be incorporated into the dance
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Eeeek. You are right, I totally missed that! Um. I am pretty sure the number would be high enough to hire a real dancer lol. Yikes! T-al! If only I could dance like Dror! Even when I was practicing a lot of pole dancing I didn't have moves like that!
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