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Old 05-21-2008, 12:25 PM   #21
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"Recognize the pattern? What pattern?!?" It's interesting watching our teen driver learn how to maintain a scan. Essentially she can either do the scan or do anything else, but not simultaneously. She grumbles about not being allowed to touch the audio, climate, or cruise controls while driving but frankly she can't do so without completely ignoring whatever's happening outside the windows. Right now (three weeks into her learner's permit, driving almost every day) she can't even hold up her end of a conversation without neglecting her driving.
I kinda think that in a given situation a given individual has only so much reserve brain "bandwidth" to devote to activities other than the primary one, and the division of attention affects all activities. You can observe this in traffic just about any time. Some drivers who are trying to drive and have a phone conversation at the same time slow down without realizing it, weave, brake for no apparent reason, make turns much wider than they otherwise would ... Some argue that the danger is that one hand is occupied holding a handset and the eyes may be occupied during the dialing sequence, but that does not explain the slowing down and braking while driving and in the middle of a call.

Back to the original post, my perception is that my own intuition has gotten better as I have gotten older. Others may disagree. And yes, the generic name of the medication does not matter at all if the med is in a class that should not be used in the first place. The time spent stuck trying to remember the name is wasted.
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What's a jay?
He's acknowledging that in the past he was a ....a....a....I can't bear to say it:

A drug addict! (HFWR, that's straight from the Sheriff in a Doonesbury cartoon.)

Marijuana,

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shorted to "jay".
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Jay as in "j" as in the first letter of the fattie he's a rollin', dude.
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Back in '74, I went to school in Atlanta, and made the drive back to Indiana about once a month. A little attitude adjustment made the drive much more pleasurable...

I found that Neil Young's Greatest Hits, The Doors Greatest hits, CSNY's Four-Way Street, and The Allman Brothers At Fillmore East would get me from point A to point B...

All on eight-track...
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Jay as in "j" as in the first letter of the fattie he's a rollin', dude.
When our kid's bunny stretches out on the floor for a good petting, our spouse refers to him as "a big fattie". Our teen DARE graduate has adopted the expression and would be shocked, shocked I say, to discover that it's drug jargon.

She once commented on the classic-rock genre: "Dad, it really is all about sex, drugs, and rock&roll, isn't it?" I just didn't have the heart to explain to her about the etymology of the term "Doobie Brothers", let alone the backstage activities of Three Dog Night...
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When our kid's bunny stretches out on the floor for a good petting, our spouse refers to him as "a big fattie". Our teen DARE graduate has adopted the expression and would be shocked, shocked I say, to discover that it's drug jargon.

She once commented on the classic-rock genre: "Dad, it really is all about sex, drugs, and rock&roll, isn't it?" I just didn't have the heart to explain to her about the etymology of the term "Doobie Brothers", let alone the backstage activities of Three Dog Night...
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Not to mention Zeppelin's Lemon Song, GFR's T.N.U.C., or The Beatle's Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds...
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Not to mention Zeppelin's Lemon Song, GFR's T.N.U.C., or The Beatle's Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds...



Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she's gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds.
Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
That grow so incredibly high.
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle,
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes.
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Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Dancing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
25 or 6 to 4
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Waiting for the break of day
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25 or 6 to 4
Love Terry Kath's guitar solo in that song...
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Wow. From brains and wine to j's and eight-tracks. Wonder how long it will be before bacon is mentioned?
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Let's all give Rich a big hand for trying to make the deterioration of our minds seem like a good thing [grateful applause here]. It didn't work for me, but, hey, nice try!

You can't convince me that saying "mushroom" when I meant "marshmallow" (today) or not being able to remember Susan Sarandon's name (yesterday) is a good thing.

BTW, the thread topic was "Brains and Wine," but I didn't find anything in the post or the article about wine. So one of us is having a senior moment.
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As the young people say, Dude! I just bought that album on CD on Monday! My wife heard a Blind Faith track and liked it. I remarked that Blind Faith was in my top ten list. Whilt buying the Blind Faith CD on Amazon, I also bought John Barlycorn Must Die, Cream: Disraeli Gears, and The Beatles: Sgt Pepper.

I listened to this stuff when I was 16 and still love it.

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As the young people say, Dude! I just bought that album on CD on Monday! My wife heard a Blind Faith track and liked it. I remarked that Blind Faith was in my top ten list. Whilt buying the Blind Faith CD on Amazon, I also bought John Barlycorn Must Die, Cream: Disraeli Gears, and The Beatles: Sgt Pepper.

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"Light up or leave me alone"...

Ol' Steve Winwood was pretty talented for a teenager! (Spencer Davis Group years)

Saw a Blind Faith concert on PBS a few months back. Muy bien!
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He's acknowledging that in the past he was a ....a....a....I can't bear to say it:

A drug addict! (HFWR, that's straight from the Sheriff in a Doonesbury cartoon.)

Marijuana,

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"Mary Jane"

shorted to "jay".
Drug addict is probably overstating the case, but recreational drug use was almost the norm back then...

Certainly caused quite a few burn-outs, but most moved on to "adulthood", and legal drugs like alcohol and tranquilizers...
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