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  1. yep, clams have us all beat. deal.
  2. Just me and a bunch of robots. Am I seriously the only registered user on right now. Crazy.
  3. Damn man, is that Jay Cutler? That guy....well actually the entire Bears organization has made me hate football lately. It's not even fun to watch anymore.
  4. slowDown

    I'M DRY

    Bag Balm will get that sheen back real quick. Works good on deh feet. I throw some on with some socks before bed and I'm golden in the am.
  5. Well that was disappointing. Thought for sure after the last post that there would be some pictures of said illegal wife.
  6. She has a warrant out for her arrest now related to this... http://nypost.com/2016/09/07/green-partys-jill-stein-wanted-for-arrest-over-pipeline-protest/
  7. The thing that I really enjoy or enjoyed most about this forum was the sense of community. you didn't have to "follow" people or friend them to hear what they had to say. I think social media took away the vibe that we were generally all gravitating to in the first place, that being a place to come where we all had a common ground, which in this case was graffiti. Nowadays all you have to do is like, or friend one person and you get a ton of recommendations of what some algorithm thinks you might like. 12oz always seemed, and hopefully will continue to be, a destination for people of like mindedness.
  8. Oh man that Gene Wilder meme is wrong. Dude was a good guy....
  9. I have a UK Underground shirt from years ago that has a silhouette of someone, I suppose its Taki, catching a Taki 183 tag on the bottom corner of the shirt. I rarely wear it these days, but I still like it.
  10. By Natalie Grover The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned some over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body wash products, saying they are no more effective than soap and water and could cause long-term harm. The move affects 2,100 products, or roughly 40 percent of the over-the-counter antibacterial soap market, Dr. Theresa Michele, director of the FDA’s division of nonprescription drug products, told reporters on a conference call. The ruling does not affect alcohol-based hand sanitizers or antibacterial products used in hospitals and clinics. The agency said it is banning products that contain any one of 19 ingredients that have not been proven safe. Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble Co and Colgate-Palmolive Co have said they have either reformulated or are reformulating their products to delete the most common of the 19 ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarban. FDA spokeswoman Andrea Fischer and Brian Sansoni, of the American Cleaning Institute, which represents multiple cleaning products companies, were unable to identify the products most affected by Friday’s ruling. The FDA had proposed banning the ingredients in 2013 unless companies could prove they were safe and effective, but was unsatisfied with the data. The ACI, whose members include Dial Corp., a unit of Germany’s Henkel, insists the products are effective. “Clearly this is an industry that needed a good, swift kick in the triclosan. It took far too long,” said Alex Formuzis, of Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental research organization. Thomas DiPiazza, a spokesman for Colgate-Palmolive, said none of the company’s products in the continental United States are affected, although a “small quantity of our bar soap in Puerto Rico, where FDA rules also apply, is being reformulated.” Procter & Gamble spokeswoman Tressi Rose said it will replace “a few” products well in advance of the FDA’s deadline for removing or reformulating the products a year from now. The regulator also deferred by a year a ruling on three additional ingredients used in consumer wash products – benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride and chloroxylenol (PCMX) – to allow for the submission of new safety and effectiveness data for those ingredients. Consumer antibacterial washes containing those specific ingredients may be sold during this time, the FDA said. Manufacturers are conducting research to fill data gaps identified by the FDA, Sansoni said. Any thoughts on this? When I first saw this headline, I thought the removal of the many so-called antibacterial products on the market was going to encompass a much larger portion of the products that flood the shelves. After reading this article I'm not so convinced that is the case. And how much does this affect the resistance of bacteria anyway? I would think that the practice of administering "precautionary IV antibiotics" in the hospital would be the bigger culprit in building bacterial resistance.
  11. DAO and all his beef's. There was some funny moments to be had in there.
  12. A few years ago I decided to go back to school. Volunteer firefighting led me towards a real interest in medical trauma care. Fast forward 3 years. Back at school, old, but doing well(3.7 GPA). My advisor at my college is pushing me to apply to top nursing programs, UCLA, UC Irvine, etc. This past semester however, I took basic drawing as a requirement. My art instructor has said repeatedly that she does not understand why I am a nursing major and not an art major. I said because raising kids as an artist is rough, and I because I would like to keep the passion of doing what I love for me, and not for what is expected of me. Curious to know if anyone on here is pursuing their artistic skills as a means to support themselves and others. or if the real satisfaction is in creating for the sake of creating? :thumbsup::handpointdown::handpointup:
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    Alcoholism

    Thanks for the feedback. Feeling pretty tempted right now. Have finals next week and all I want to do is fuck around and get wasted. I make these excuses in my head that I can take a night off of studying, and that the drinking will release some stress and make future study sessions more productive... Crazy how those thoughts come to be, because I know they are total bullshit.
  14. slowDown

    Alcoholism

    I used to like the feeling of being slightly out of control. Lately I find that I get bored about six or seven beers in, then I just want to eat some greasy food and go to bed. Even with this, I still feel the desire to drink everyday, but most days I just don't act on it. I think that is largely due to the fact that I just have so much going on that I can't afford to feel like shit the next day. Do you folks find that you still have this daily desire to drink, and does it ever go away?
  15. Like Fist said, the chances of you getting Lyme's Disease are pretty low. One possible indicator is the bullseye rash that appears after the bite. It is usually a large red ring around the bite with at least one line trailing off, following a blood vessel. If you don't have this, I wouldn't even be worried about it. I also have to agree that just yanking them off is a bad idea. That increases the chance of you just pulling the body of, leaving the head still attached, and furthering your chance of infection. Up here we usually twist them off in a counter-clockwise motion. If you check yourself as soon as possible, you can usually catch them before they latch on.
  16. second that. They have the old HBO shows too. If you have never watched Band of Brothers or The Pacific, I recommend.
  17. As a long time lurker and sometimes contributor I must say it's sad to feel the end of the oontz. Had many good laughs and I think one or two good threads. Enjoyed hearing folks opinions from across the globe on various issues, but have to say that my favorite threads were: 1. Nonsense 2. Beat the picture above you 3. the cooking thread ( and as much as I thought you folks were making some awesome looking dishes, there is no way any of you have kids). 4. The alphabet battle. Had a couple of votes here and there, but that keeps an old man fromn getting rusty. Really liked the graff until it was taken over by the toys. The trains always looked on point. Good times indeed.
  18. Been enjoying these cats lately while I study: I think they are from France. Dope nonetheless.
  19. I just finished taking Anatomy and Physiology and did an independent study course prosecting cadavers. Taking Microbiology in the fall. I'm really looking to move from be 6'4", 280lbs to around 250. Ideally with more muscle than fat. Thanks for all the advice. I am going to read that link that gas face ( I think ) posted.
  20. I've been lurking this thread for a bit now and just recently started working out again after 15+ years. I was taking a power circuit course that included some light cross fit type routines mixed with dead lifts, squats and power cleans. I am also taking some pre-med courses and have been learning about the physiological mechanisms of nutrient uptake and excretion. My question for you fellas is do you do your own research on what supplements to take pre/post workout, or do you just trust the label that what they are giving you is in the right combination to what you need? I hear all types of conflicting talk about what is right and what is wrong, and when to take this or that. Also have any of you heard of Onnit? I only know of it from listening to Joe Rogan's Podcasts. Your thoughts are appreciated....
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