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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 12 Jan 18 - 08:48 AM
Acme 11 Jan 18 - 05:51 PM
Amos 11 Jan 18 - 05:25 PM
Rapparee 10 Jan 18 - 10:20 PM
Donuel 10 Jan 18 - 05:22 PM
Amos 09 Jan 18 - 09:24 PM
Rapparee 09 Jan 18 - 09:12 PM
Rapparee 08 Jan 18 - 08:58 PM
MMario 08 Jan 18 - 12:31 PM
Donuel 08 Jan 18 - 12:17 PM
Acme 08 Jan 18 - 10:57 AM
Rapparee 07 Jan 18 - 10:27 PM
keberoxu 07 Jan 18 - 04:39 PM
Acme 07 Jan 18 - 11:29 AM
Acme 06 Jan 18 - 05:37 PM
Amos 05 Jan 18 - 09:35 PM
Rapparee 05 Jan 18 - 09:09 PM
Acme 05 Jan 18 - 08:52 PM
keberoxu 05 Jan 18 - 07:49 PM
Rapparee 05 Jan 18 - 09:07 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 05 Jan 18 - 05:53 AM
Acme 04 Jan 18 - 10:31 PM
Donuel 04 Jan 18 - 08:34 PM
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Acme 04 Jan 18 - 08:11 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jan 18 - 08:48 AM

From my wife's several experiences with Big C:

Laugh. At it, and everything associated with it, and with others.

"Shared joy is increased, and shared pain is lessened."
                         -- Mike Callahan


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 05:51 PM

Makes perfect sense, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jan 18 - 05:25 PM

Myth, Fear and Froth Along the Abyss



We were all set to defer today's chemo appointment and maybe jump ship to pursue some kinder and gentler course of action, such as Protocel (an alternative product with a reputation for healing various cancers).. A good deal of confusion and anxiety was being generated by a lot of reading from various alternative modalities in which the "allopathic" medical model was characterized as brutal and unenlightened. And I get why this is. But the gross insensitivity attributed to the medicos is, I have to say, simple fear-mongering and myth-making. At least as far as our people at UNC are concerned. They were attentive, understanding, intelligent, accepting and open. They understood our concerns and were perfectly content to respect our powers of choice in the matter. They made their cases intelligently and compassionately and were not pushy or insensitive.

We decided to stick the course on the clinical trial and its concomitant chemo therapy, and were then sorry to learn the blood count was a tiny bit too low to resume the chemo program. Next week, if the creek don't rise. :D

I know there are many strongly-held opinions about the factors that cause predisposition, precipitation and prolongation of cancer. I have some myself! :D There is a whirlwind of advices to be had, and whichever course you choose to follow you can find strong voices admonishing against it. Perhaps the wisest path is to choose the best advice from different sources and formulate an integrated package that reflects wise choices from all worlds. Meditate between chemo sessions, or light up a doobie (does one still even say that today?) once a day before radiation, while invoking Krishna on alternate Wednesdays if you wish.

My own conclusions: Manage your own life and your chances of coming out unscarred will be higher. But don't buy into the frothy mythmaking sold at some of these market stalls if they require you to think ill of your fellow man. We're all on the same playground by day, and at night we all sing under the same stars.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 10:20 PM

No, but that volume inspired Milne's poetry.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Jan 18 - 05:22 PM

good one Rap. 6th grade perhaps but good.
Was it a tribute to One night at home alone I heard a bubbling groan
from the cut throat series 'I must scream but I have no pants'?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jan 18 - 09:24 PM

I am sure that piece was never written or published in Hillsborough, and that Rapparree is just taking liberties as is his wont. He is a rat-tail fink to the core, that he surely is.

Never mind. Tomorrow rehearsing with my fellow musician Justin in the wild backwoods down by the Haw River. Thursday chemo in the AM, and performing at the local restaurant/bar in the evening. We shall see!

Damn the torpedoes, and all that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 09 Jan 18 - 09:12 PM

It was in a bleak and dark December
How well it is that I remember
Who it was that we dismembered
In that bleak and dark December.

We'd been strolling the park
And it was way, way after dark --
We only did it for a lark --
For we'd been strolling in the park.

There was blood and guts and gore
On the ceiling, walls and floor
As on the battlefields of yore
Lots of blood and guts and gore.

Don't you wish that you'd been there?
Blood and guts on your face and hair,
Gore a-flying everywhere!
Don't you wish that you'd been there?


            --Henry "Hank" Oosik, Pomes My Mommy Teached Me
            (Hillsborough, NC: Tales for Tots Publishing, 1882).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 08:58 PM

Cold weather. How quaint!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 12:31 PM

It's above freezing today! And it is suppossed to go up to almost 50 degrees this week!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 12:17 PM

Then there are 'free ports' in which cash, treasure, art and bonds are held tax free. The goods are not directly tax free but once they are registered elsewhere and those registrations are said to be owned by some corp in Mopupu and they are in a subsidiary in the Virgin Islands, they are virtually untraceable.

How many Freeports are there? They are not saying. But it amounts to over a thousand football fields of high security storage.

Singapore and Hong Kong have really YUGE Freeport warehouses.
Biggger than warehouse 13.

These Freeport 'safe deposit warehouses' are for billionaires not millionaires. PM for Trojan horse invasion plans. ":^/


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 08 Jan 18 - 10:57 AM

Isn't port fortified? Sounds logical. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Jan 18 - 10:27 PM

Amos, that is NOT what is meant by "some port in every sailor"!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jan 18 - 04:39 PM

Glad to hear that Amos is holding his own.

Gnu?? Are you and your mother buried alive under snow?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Jan 18 - 11:29 AM

MOM's out front this morning; she joined neighborhood kids sledding down the hill. She's so cute with that Cthulhu shaped knit cap and gloves!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Jan 18 - 05:37 PM

There are other mudcatters who have been members of that club, Amos. I'm happy to report they're still alive and kicking, some having had the port removed again after enough time had passed to be sure the cure worked.

We've entered the time of year when the buzz of the holidays is over, though the last couple of weeks was very un-buzzed, it was the bleakest string of days I've seen in a very long time. There was no getting out when it was so cold and overcast - it's a bitch when winter comes calling in North Texas. And to make things even worse - there's a pledge drive running on my PBS station. Ack! MOM just walked past with a stack of DVDs, a beer, and a bowl of popcorn.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 09:35 PM

A beautiful sight this morning--a crisp clean coat of snow hiding all the fields, the trees, the houses and the oncoming traffic. Despite which we made it to Chapel Hill on time, and got the plastic Port installed in my chest. It was very dreamy. They must have slipped me a micky. In any case they will now be able to suck blood through an approved device, and also poison my body the same way. Wonders of modern science!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 09:09 PM

What snow we've had is melting.

Saturday
Snow showers likely before noon, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Southeast wind 11 to 13 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before midnight, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 36. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Southeast wind around 9 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Tuesday
A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 32.
Wednesday
A chance of rain before noon, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 36.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 08:52 PM

That moose was in way eastern Canada.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 07:49 PM

Better nudge this thread upward again.
My corner of Chassa-Moosetts, it has stopped snowing;
but that wind is a killer. The kind of cold dry wind
that withers on contact, it's vicious out there.

(I must look at the recent online video
of some well-meaning people digging a live moose out of a snowbank.
Not, I suspect, in Massachusetts. Maine perhaps?)

Have the rest of youse dug yourselves out of the drifting snow?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 09:07 AM

5.7 x 105700?? What's hard about that?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 05:53 AM

I would classify 57,000 as a Fairly Large Number. "Very Large Number" is usually used to refer to a number so large that printing it out in non-exponential form would require a continuous strip of paper long enough to wrap around the Andromeda galaxy (approximately 1,382,304 light years).

Now, if we could raise 57,000 to the 57,000th power, that would qualify as a Very Large Number.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 10:31 PM

The chicken stew that I use for pot pies has amazing heat retention. There are a few dishes like that - once heated, you always are going to burn your mouth on them after what seems a reasonable wait. Try that!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 08:34 PM

According to TED talks, Pumpkin bread gas infused between plastic layers is an extreme insulator, better than krypton gas by far.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 08:13 PM

And as she was laying the wood in the fireplace next to a large stack of it in the wood bin, she remarked that it's only 100 more till another Very Large Number.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 08:11 PM

MOM just brought a thick roll of plastic sheeting into the front room and started taping a double layer up over each window. I see her sleeping bag and air mattress in the dining room where there is only one wall of windows (already covered with plastic). It looks likes she's getting ready for the power to go out.

Stay warm everyone, this "bomb cyclone" is blowing through tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 05:25 PM

AAS (Accordions) and BAS (unmentionables in polite society) are already recognized as conditions requiring immediate and permanent "care."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 07:51 PM

Some members of the American Psychiatric Association are pushing to have Guitar Acquisition Syndrome listed as a recognized disorder in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Other members thing it's just a conspiracy among guitar playing shrinks to declare GAS a disease, diagnose themselves as sufferers, and then get insurance companies to pay for additions to their own guitar collections.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 05:41 PM

Oops. USD 127.59.

Prices go up sooooo fast these days! Oops. USD 128.07.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 11:16 AM

If you buy your guitar through any insurance program there are bound to be difficulties because of the strings attached. Best to skip declaring it at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 18 - 10:13 PM

Piffle. Get your insurance through the Olde Folkies Health Insurance and Instruments Company Cooperative. They "offer health, life, automobile, liability, property, flood, tornado, hurricane, being-eaten-by-a-gator, instrument, old age, earworm, and many other types of insurance for the whole family and then some." No limit on the amount of coverage and your age and health is a matter of indifference to them. So is your driving record. You can only have your insurance yanked by playing more than one Barry Manilow song per hour either at home or away. Decent rates. Just send a letter claiming you are eligible and a check for the first three months premium. The premiums for the entire package is only USD 100.00 per month.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jan 18 - 07:58 PM

Happy New Year, Mom!

I am physically healthy, but I have recently come down with a nasty case of Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. The proposed treatment involves obtaining a Santa Cruz D/PW to keep the OM/PW I already have company.

Medicare does not want to pay for this treatment. It seems there is no code for GAS in the International Classification of Diseases manual. And most drug insurance plans don't cover guitars since they are considered non-traditional medicine.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 18 - 03:36 PM

2018, and Mom is just posts shy. After this one, I mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 01 Jan 18 - 10:46 AM

MOM, I'm sure Rap will turn up soon with a tray of delicious breakfast items. Stay warm next to the window till he gets here (isn't the sunshine lovely!)

Amos and Gnu, our best wishes in the coming year. You're each looking at an uphill battle, but that is best accomplished with arms linked with friends. We're here.

Rap and Pat, you're keeping the medical industry of Idaho running single-handedly. Here's wishing another year of medical successes!

A year ago at this time I was fully engaged with PMR, yet I still waited to go to the doctor. Figuring out when to go to the doctor, that's the thing I'm working on.

Good thing MOM is healthy and rolling right along. (Thanks, Max!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 10:05 PM

The house smells wonderful after baking three loaves of our favorite pumpkin bread. I called or texted each kid recipient of a loaf to find out if they were the one that picks raisins out of bread. They both inform me that they eat raisins, so I can say they have reached full adulthood. I can't think of any food I cook now that they won't eat - it was not always thus.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 07:46 PM

Oh, wait! I saw "Cheyenne Social Club"! Or did I visit the Cheyenne Social Club? One or the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 10:20 PM

Gosh. I only know two songs: one is "Yankee Doodle" and the other one isn't. And the last movie I saw was this one.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 08:18 PM

Yes, I remember being impressed that they used that piece in The King's Speech. It struck just the right tone for the occasion.

Tomorrow we're getting a glaze of ice; nothing like the deep freeze in the rest of the place, but enough to send people flying off of road surfaces when they drive too fast or apply brakes. I finished my shopping today so MOM and I are going to do some baking tomorrow. She wants to make some of those boozy desserts, rum balls, etc. Don't expect either of us to be up early the next day.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 05:50 PM

Most impressive, Sir Donuel!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 11:28 AM

You guys are the experts in folk music. I was classically trained.
The twain meets when the master composers steal folk music but folk music never steals the classics except by the steep mountain rangers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Dec 17 - 11:16 AM

Filmmaker Wes Anderson used this energetic movement to underline his signature comic aesthetic in "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007).

On television, the first movement was used in the 1980 premiere of Carl Sagan's documentary series "Cosmos," to underscore the vastness and diversity of Earth with what the English critic Edwin Evans called its "resplendent spaciousness."

Remember the tear-jerking scene in "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995), when the high school music teacher (Richard Dreyfuss) drops the needle on the sombre second movement and recounts to his students the tragedy of Beethoven's later years, when he was going deaf? In the film, Holland's son is deaf and unable to share his father's passion for music. Intensified by the march of the Allegretto, the heartbreak is palpable.

The second movement also framed the climactic scene in the 2010 Academy Award winning film "The King's Speech." King George VI (Colin Firth) overcomes his debilitating stutter as he speaks to broadcast audiences across Europe, declaring war on Germany in 1939. The slow build of the Allegretto accents both his struggle and his perseverance.

For trivia fans: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 can also be heard in early film noir like the 1934 film adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat" starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. On television, it was used in an episode of "Seinfeld," an episode of "Boardwalk Empire," and in the 1974 special "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!"

The complete second movement is in the Nicolas Cage movie 'Knowing'


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 29 Dec 17 - 10:04 PM

This was used at the conclusion of the film Zardoz. It was an interesting film, dystopian future stuff, but the film's use of this music was in one of the first places I heard it in a way that made me focus on it. I'm sure I'd heard the seventh many times before then, but at that point, it stuck.

Are all of MOM's kids staying warm?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Dec 17 - 11:28 AM

7th 2nd mvt. is used in several Hollywood soundtracks today. The Lousier variations are great up to a point. I do not share Segal's triumph scenario but instead hear something simple but perfectly interactive on three separate levels that become one in time.

Besides, the cellos are first to lyrically introduce the theme after the basses lay the foundation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffYKCNY6kUk


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 11:53 PM

Do you suppose if you took your guitar with you to the next treatment they'd allow it in that room with all of the fancy chairs? And that maybe a few of those folks would enjoy the distraction of music?

My son is arriving from Seattle tomorrow - boy, is he going to be disappointed in this weather. It'll be like he never left Seattle.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 10:30 PM

Janie, welcome home to Nawth Carolina rom the wild West Virginia highlands, and to Mom's estate as well! I yam sorry you got an allergy and a pre-pubescent diamond!

Today I was going to have more chemo infusion but my WBC was low and they couldn't proceed. So a whole mess of phone cons was necessary to recast the schedule. I will have my port placement on the 3rd and bllod tests and the next chemo session between then and the 11th.   

Man you should the waiting room outside the Infusion center at UNC's Cancer Hospital. It's a big waiting room full of comfortable chairs full of mostly creaky looking folks waiting for infusion related appointments. I am one of them, looking a little creaky myself, I suppose, but buoyed up by the eternal spring of youthfulness imbibed at Mom's table. Anyway, they are so many you would think that cancer had become AMerica's new favorite indoor sport.    I am grateful my own case is relatively minor, so far, and was early detected and local. Some of these folks are walking around in meat-shells that have been systemically invaded and are marching gloomily down the end zone. Or they --perhaps even worse -- don't KNOW whether they are getting worse or better, and are caught all day between the fiery flippers of hope and despair. Their faces range from mellow determination to subdued panic to grim denial and dogged persistence in spite of overwhelming odds. And there are so many of them. Inside the wing, once you are allowed in from the Lobby are scores of comfortable chairs dedicated to phlebotomy and infusion where you can sit and have your blood sucked by the very best equipment or have you system loaded up with the most ferocious anti-cancer chemicals, all the time placing your fate in the hands of people barely old enough to drive--technicians and nurse-practitioners and RNs and coordinators and phlebotomists and what have you.

Mostly, they are competent and caring and kind and draw no complaints from me. It is just an odd mass ceremony, the wearty elders being shunted through the stainless steel and plastic tubing rituals and placed in the various traditional positions and put through the dance-steps while they invoke the polysyllabic chemical deities by name. On prancer! On Dancer! On cis-platin and pembrolizumab! On Gemcitabine!

ANd laying my finger aside of my nose, with a wink and a smile, up Mom's chimply I goes! But I offer you this, ere I vanish from sight: Happy New Year to All, and to All a Good Night!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Janie
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 09:48 PM

Hi Mom and Sibs. Dashing in for a Holiday visit.

Santa brought me allergic reactions to dog-knows-what for Christmas.

Oh, and a fetal diamond down in the toe of a stocking.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: keberoxu
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 07:53 PM

When symphony orchestra concerts were part of my life,
Beethoven's Seventh was regularly programmed for live performance.
But that was decades ago, I admit.
I'm partial to that dancing first movement myself.

Rapparee, take heed.
Winter Storm Frankie is headed your way.

Gnu, thinking of you and your loved ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 07:05 PM

NOBODY plays the Seventh! Now, the finale to the Ninth, played at full volume....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 06:38 PM

If you're a fan (or not) of NPR's All Things Considered, take a moment and enjoy why Robert Siegel thinks the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh is sublime. I've always thought so, and was pleased to hear this.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 04:38 PM

There's life in the old thread yet.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 07:21 AM

Speaking of mutagenic agencies my 18 year old sister was quasi ordered by the Army to drink a container (lead) of radioactive Iodine for treatment of a slight thyroid condition. It was the cold war days and we wanted to know what ionizing isotopes do. It took over 2 decades to find out.

The Army used to march companies of men to within a mile of a small nuclear blast to see what happens. The Women's Army Corp was subject to different testing. The Army did follow up with monitoring and treatment of many of those 'volunteers' for the rest of their lives unlike other testing programs.

Yep, we are living in the age of enlightenment compared to the good old days and the half wits who were know how strong and conceptually weak, ruled the roost. Hey that's sorta like today ":^/


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