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First, the obligatory SMELLS BAD reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvpTzitlSos Now, about the snoring. Antihistamines are supposed to "dry up" the sinuses. I hate them. They give me a massive headache and they turn the inside of my skull into an overbaked ceramic pot lined with hardened clay that's all brittle and crumbly. Oh, and did I mention the headache? Then one time when I had a bad cold, I tried a Mucinex to clear up a chest rattle. Which it did. I was surprised to discover that it also worked on the rest of me like an super-anti-antihistamine, turning a fire hose on the inside of my skull to rinse it out all clean and shiny. No headache. And, as a surprise bonus, no snoring. So I'm not saying that what worked for me will will work for you, YMMV etc. But with your Allergy Tree blessing you with a big dose of yuck, you might want to give it a shot, just to see if it helps.
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Just ordered the paperback, while listening to this in my head, dammit: "They're all going to laugh at you!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbk2GIp9M9I
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Add me to your list, please. Position #10 if you're rolling 3d6... :-) I'm not ashamed to sweeten the deal. How about one of these? http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/deaa/
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Will Subterranean Press make physical copies available? Please?
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I do little mini-physics demos for my gradeschool kids' classes, and my favorite TBBT episode openings are the ones in which Penny walks in on the gang doing something incredibly goofy (which may or may not be related to the rest of the episode) like driving battlebots or sending signals around the earth to turn on their lights or making oobleck dance on stereo speakers. Please keep doing these! Vibration resonance, crazy magnetism, superconductivity, liquid nitrogen, go nuts! My question: Does any of the gang own a slide rule? Nowadays when the latest digital gizmo is always lusted for, it's hard to remember that slipsticks were once a badge of high-tech braininess. I could easily see one of the gang bringing out a particular model to show off, only to start a one-upmanship thread that would run through an entire episode. Maybe Raj receives his father's cheap Indian plastic Deeva Polytek in the mail. Leonard would tease that even his Post Versalog has more scales. Howard would brag that his Faber-Castell 2/83N is bigger. Sheldon would produce a Pickett N600-T that actually went to the moon in the pocket of an Apollo astronaut. And so on. Of course, at the end of the episode we would find out that the slide rule Penny picked up with a box of other junk at a Nebraska yardsale years ago is really a priceless collectors-item museum-quality mint-in-box-with-manual K&E Analon (only 600 were ever made). Or maybe everything in the box would be rare/valuable old math/engineer gear, like never-opened packages with an Otis King, a low-serial-number Curta and an original Paragon planimeter. Maybe she could pay her rent for the year by eBaying the works. To the great dismay of Leonard/Sheldon/Howard/Raj who couldn't afford the auctions. Just a thought. Have a great panel! Wish I could be there.
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"... and a slide rule in every pocket"? A sentiment I heartily endorse, although I suspect that very few people these days would be willing to spring for a classic rule. Quality pocket-sized rules such as the Post Versalog, Keuffel&Esser DeciLon or (sigh) Faber-Castell Novo Duplex (examples can be seen here http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/pocket.html ) are gorgeous examples of precision craftmanship, but being long out of production has really driven their prices up. Brand-new Pickett N600-ES pocket rules (the slide rules that went on Apollo missions to the moon!) are still surprising available in the box (examples here http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/nib-pickett.html ) and somewhat less expensive but still too pricey for most people. Might I suggest the Concise 28N? The little round plastic circles fit very nicely in any pants or shirt pocket. And, still being manufactured today, they can be ordered individually or in any quantity on the internet (here http://www.concise.co.jp/eng0731/top_eng.html ) and shipped directly to your door for about ten bucks apiece. Impress your friends!
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You like online quizzes? Try this one: Candy Bar Identification http://food.aol.com/play-with-your-food/candy-bar-id-quiz
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2008 on monday brain scrapings at WWdN: In Exile
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You like online quizzes? Try this one: Candy Bar Identification http://food.aol.com/play-with-your-food/candy-bar-id-quiz
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2008 on monday brain scrapings at WWdN: In Exile
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