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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  04:19:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm thinking of a chemical substance. Its name has three E's and it also has six C's. What is it?

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  04:51:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

I'm thinking of a chemical substance. Its name has three E's and it also has six C's. What is it?
Eclectic ectoplasmic conch.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  05:19:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by HalfMooner

I'm thinking of a chemical substance. Its name has three E's and it also has six C's. What is it?
Eclectic ectoplasmic conch.
True, but I was thinking of the other one.

Hint: It's a seven-letter word.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 11/30/2012 05:25:11
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BigPapaSmurf
SFN Die Hard

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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  06:07:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

I'm thinking of a chemical substance. Its name has three E's and it also has six C's. What is it?


Is it
diethoxyethane?
Aminoethylpiperazine?
Hexene?


Nah it's benzene of course

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  06:51:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by BigPapaSmurf

Originally posted by HalfMooner

I'm thinking of a chemical substance. Its name has three E's and it also has six C's. What is it?


Is it
diethoxyethane?
Aminoethylpiperazine?
Hexene?


Nah it's benzene of course
Good! Yes, it's benzene. Three E's in the name, six carbon atoms (C's) in the molecule.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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sailingsoul
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  09:27:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Republican hypocrisy on government hand outs and tax breaks for the wealthy vs the poor.




Yeah thatís right. I admit it. I have enjoyed a good life and fattened my bank account at the expense of taxpayers. I hire chauffeur driven limousines and fly luxury first class. I book a suite at a five-star hotel and wine and dine on the finest cuisine. I do it because itís all a tax write-off; the governmentís contribution to my wellbeing.

Itís May, so the landscapers have come and gone, pool maintenance is scheduled. Iíll hire someone to man the grill, mix and serve the drinks; invite a few business associates for a Memorial Day celebration and from the charcoal briquettes to the last drop of seltzer water, Iíll write it off as entertainment expense.

At tax time, I deduct all of these expenses from my tax return and then receive my five-figure refund, despite the fact that there were no tax deductions from my pay. Itís all perfectly legal and if youíre like most people, you think this is sensible, savvy business. Itís welfare; just another government subsidy wrapped up as a tax-break.


There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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sailingsoul
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  09:44:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Now this is not a happy camper. Wondering what was the outcome of this was I found this giving the outcome and other relating background material.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  11:07:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Yoda girl reminds me of Winona Ryder...

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2012 :  18:52:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Now this is not a happy camper. Wondering what was the outcome of this was I found this giving the outcome and other relating background material.
Thanks for that, ss. That trick was especially nasty in my mind, as it worked to enrich the Hooters owners by making their wait staff compete like mad to sell beer, with a false understanding of reward. Hardly a fun gag for young women who probably need every penny they can make. Had it simply been a raffle, an "innocent joke" argument might have some weight. But in this case, Hooters exploited all their servers by making them flog beer. All their servers were scammed and exploited.

While I'm delighted that Ms. Berry won a substantial settlement, all the other servers deserve compensation for this heartless, unfunny trick.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 11/30/2012 18:54:53
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2012 :  18:57:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

The Yoda girl reminds me of Winona Ryder...
It'd make a decent movie, if they made it character-driven and had a good writer.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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sailingsoul
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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  19:56:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

The Yoda girl reminds me of Winona Ryder...
It'd make a decent movie, if they made it character-driven and had a good writer.
That's a great idea. They could get Winona Ryder to play the lead.

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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sailingsoul
SFN Addict

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Posted - 11/30/2012 :  20:15:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone have your wisdom teeth removed?

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2012 :  20:21:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Anyone have your wisdom teeth removed?
"What's in my mouth?"

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25903 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2012 :  00:29:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That girl must have had the same cocktail of drugs that I did when I had a couple of wisdom teeth yanked years ago. The surgeon told me that one ingredient of the cocktail was a drug to induce amnesia. I'm guessing that it's in there so that even if you wake up in the middle of the procedure, you don't remember the horrors being visited on you (like a coworker of mine did, waking to find his surgeon kneeling over him with hammer and chisel).

In my case, the gauze wasn't the issue. My wife told me that the entire ride back home was me asking "do I have to go back?" (for a follow-up appointment, I meant) and "what time is it?" I remember a flash of sitting in the car in the parking lot at the grocery store while my wife went in to fill a pain-med prescription (though I have trouble believing she left me alone in that state!), I don't remember any of the rest of the ride home or even getting up the stairs into our condo. It was like one moment I was being encouraged to get up out of the dentist's chair, then the next moment I was in the passenger seat of the car at the grocery, and then the next moment I was sitting on the couch at home with my wife turning on the TV.

Whatever the hell that drug was, it was very effective. And it's interesting because it prevents experiences from imprinting as memories, despite how boring my actual memories of the whole ordeal are. If you think about it, you can't really say that nobody has slipped you that drug, unless you happen to remember that you were missing a chunk of time or find evidence of yourself doing things that you probably should have remembered doing.

It's likely that the girl in the video will only ever "remember" the things she was saying because she'll see that video. She won't remember any of it from a first-person perspective, but only from the camera's eye. She may retell the story as, "I kept asking..." but not because she remembers asking when she asked.

The rest of the cocktail I was given, by the way, was a drug to kill the pain and a drug to induce sleep. I imagine that the whole procedure could have been done under just the amnesia-inducing drug, if the surgical team didn't mind the screaming and the fighting I probably would have done, since I wouldn't have remembered any of it afterwards. Another ethical question to ponder for those post-apocalyptic "what if we're low on resources and need to do X" scenarios.

Coincidentally, I had another molar extracted just 23 days ago, under only local anesthetic. The reason for it just being a local this latest time versus the whole cocktail that earlier time was that the roots of at least one of the two wisdom teeth they removed the earlier time were twisted and angled so weirdly that they needed to cut one of the teeth into four parts to remove it all, while the roots of the molar they removed 23 days ago were relatively straight. This last time, I was awake and totally aware of everything, and drove myself home afterwards. And I wished, during the procedure, that they'd anesthetized my neck, 'cause the way the surgeon was yanking on that tooth nearly gave me whiplash.

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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Posted - 12/01/2012 :  00:30:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Anyone have your wisdom teeth removed?
Wow! I don't think I've ever been that stoned! What the heck did they give her?



Ahhh... I hadn't read Dave's post. As far as I know, they just gave me sodium pentothal when I had my wisdom teeth removed.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

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