Miscellaneous News Thread

Discussion in 'The Studio Lounge' started by semipenguin, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    This is not only common to SoCal. It's an everywhere thing. In every state. In the city. In the country. Going into Six Flags. Going into construction.
     
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  2. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    This makes me think of one of my favorite scenes from M-A-S-H, when Hawkeye is complaining about how crappy everything is there. "I'm sick and tired of this shampoo; I want some real poo!".
     
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  3. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    There's a toast dating back at least to the 18th century:

    "Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
     
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  4. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

  5. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    "DRC members: Please do not read this story. Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    James Quincey, CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
    Ramón Laguarta, CEO, PepsiCo Inc."

    Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks
    CNN, Feb 16 2019 2:51 AM

    More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The risks were highest for women with no history of heart disease or diabetes and women who were obese or African-American. Previous research has shown a link between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes.

    Drinking two or more diet sodas a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks - CNN
     
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  6. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    This is a bummer for all the people who thought that they were taking a positive step towards improving their health by drinking diet soda, which is 100% of diet soda drinkers.
     
  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Wait a couple of months.
    A new study will come out and contradict it.
     
  8. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    I'm not sure about that. I can't recall any studies declaring that cigarettes are healthful and nutritious and promote a healthy heart, a stronger immune sysyem and a longer life. I direct your attention -- and you all know I'm not the attention-director I used to be -- to this article from The Daily Meal:

    19 facts about diet soda that might make you finally stop drinking it
     
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    HecticArt Administrator

  10. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I can't wait to die. Then I won't have to read about all the things that can kill you.
     
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  11. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    What's the old joke about the man who kept reading how cigarettes, drugs and alcohol could kill him? He finally gave up reading. :)
     
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  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Be sure to tell us what caused it.
    That's the one thing I'll avoid.
     
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  13. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    The sports forum has no thread where this story would fit. Thus, I am posting it here. It is, how do you say, très étrange! Maybe some day France will also recognize the ChromaGun virtual reality game as a competitive sport.

    French Fencing Federation officially recognizes lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport

    Lightsaber dueling has become an official sport in France
     
  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    There they were real light sabers, we'd have a lot of people with missing hands and heads
     
  15. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Yes, but if certain people no longer had their heads and hands, some of these message boards would have a much friendlier tone. :p
     
  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I laugh at the French Fencing Association deciding anything is a real sport.


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  17. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    Then I will resist the urge to make a bad joke about the Beatles recording a French version of one of their songs: I'm Épée Just To Dance With You.

    Oops.
     
  18. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I find this difficult to believe that this is the first. Species have been going extinct for eons. I am sure at least 1 of them was probably a mammal.


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  20. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Wooly mammoths. Sabre tooth tigers. Both extinct and to the best of my knowledge mammals.


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