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    Hi Pops,

    Funny you should post this picture ~

    That's the very reason I quit drinking.........so much.

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    Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

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    O K Pops,

    Times up. It's been six hours, and no way you're killing this thread with that video from Caddy Shack. BTW It had the whole family laughing.

    And speaking of that video, do only rich people call it doodie? At our house, we refer to it as dookey.
    Anyone care to share some other gentle euphemisms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    O K Pops,

    Times up. It's been six hours, and no way you're killing this thread with that video from Caddy Shack. BTW It had the whole family laughing.

    And speaking of that video, do only rich people call it doodie? At our house, we refer to it as dookey.
    Anyone care to share some other gentle euphemisms?

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    lol ... I thought they'd be at the least humming the Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run, song!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZPops View Post
    lol ... I thought they'd be at the least humming the Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run, song!


    No way! That song was a total thread killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post

    And speaking of that video, do only rich people call it doodie? At our house, we refer to it as dookey.
    Anyone care to share some other gentle euphemisms?

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    O K Pops,

    Times up. It's been six hours, and no way you're killing this thread with that video from Caddy Shack. BTW It had the whole family laughing.

    And speaking of that video, do only rich people call it doodie? At our house, we refer to it as dookey.
    Anyone care to share some other gentle euphemisms?

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    At work we call it giving birth to a supervisor.

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    If you are constipated and it is a long, painstakingly arduous process that you never think is going to end, then you are:

    "Sending Sam and Frodo to Mordor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toohotruk View Post
    At work we call it giving birth to a supervisor.

    Now THAT'S funny!

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    It's been fun.



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    [Adult Swim high scores bump music]

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    That was Scary!

    The wife and I were sitting on the couch enjoying a movie last night. As we watched we also shared a few Milano cookies. Just as I was finishing one off, along came a cough. No problem....until the mandatory inhale which always follows sucked a crumb into my windpipe. This I quickly ascertained was a problem! Unable to breathe I rotated on the couch positioning my back toward my oblivious Better-Half, and made the internationally recognizable sign that I needed her to pound on my back.
    Feeling her tap tap tap I knew relief was not at hand. The next thing I remembered was a loud crash, my wife yelling, pain, my glasses hanging sideways on my face, all the while asking myself what-the-hell just happened and why am I on the floor?!

    Yep, I passed-out. Lights on ~ lights off with nothing in-between to warn of the imminent darkness and that I should be choosing a proper landing spot.

    As I thought about what had just occurred a few thoughts came to mind;

    1. Wow that happened fast. No more than three seconds.

    2. Thank God
    I didn't land face first on the glass coffee table, and that my glasses didn't break cutting one or both of my eyes. (Before I turned my back to my wife I was facing the table, and would have rolled right over on top of it.) Thank God I didn't bite my tongue when I landed on the top my head.

    3. I need to remember how quickly life can change, (Even in the comfort of my own home, on my couch no less!) and not let the everyday pressures & stress dictate my paradigm.

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    WOW! Glad you're OK!

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    +1 on that. Glad you weren't seriously hurt.
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    The thread is "thread killer", not "member killer"; be careful out there, kids..

    Also,

    [Adult Swim high scores bump music]

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    Glad your still with us Chance. I would suggest switching to a less dry and crumbly cookie, such as the Soft Baked Captiva Dark Chocolate Brownie cookie, but most folks are pretty loyal to their own preferred variety of Pepperidge Farm cookies. If you insist on sticking with Milano's, your wife can take a CPR/ obstructed airway course at your local fire dept. Seriously thought, those close calls make us realize how precious and fragile life really is.

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    Even better:

    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons hot water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup chopped walnuts

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
    3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

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    Man Chance that was too close! Really glad you're OK!

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    I once got a piece of a sandwich stuck in my throat while I was alone at work on the weekend. As soon as I realized this really dry piece of bread was actually stuck in my throat and there was no way I was swallowing it since it has sucked up all of the moisture in my mouth, I panicked. I made all kinds of gyrations with my tongue to get it out of my throat. I even gave a weak attempt at the Heimlich with my own fists. There was no water or other liquids nearby so there was no way to hydrate this piece of food in my throat enough to actually get it down my food-tube.

    Just as I started seeing spots, some part of my logical brain kicked in and it decided to just have me breath out of my nose.

    Problem solved.

    I walked to the kitchen, got some water and washed that bread down my throat. From then on, I never eat anything without liquid nearby.

    Sure, I felt pretty stupid afterwards, but there were no witnesses to see me panicking for nothing. And nobody knows about that except for me and anyone else in the world who happens to read this post.



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    Damn, I'm hungry!!!

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    Toohotruk, Monocrom, StarHalo, Quest4fire, AZPops, guys.

    Quest4fire, you made my wife and me laugh out loud.
    My loyalty extends to the entire cookie family, I just need to stop inhaling them. Precious and fragile, yes that's the lesson. I'm still amazed at how quickly the lights went out. Last night I was foolin about, I exhaled as long as I could, then held my breath while timing with a stopwatch. 30 seconds was the limit. Why did I loose conscienceness in less than three seconds the night before? Damn Milano!

    StarHalo, I'm going to need the name of your cookie. Eureka! That's it! I'm going to call them StarHalos.

    Lumenz, I did that with a mouth full of peanut butter once. I was 13 or 14 years old. Realizing my situation, I had to run about 100 feet back to my house, then into the kitchen for a glass of peanut butter solvent, (milk).

    Toohotruk,........have a cookie. But be careful, those things can be dangerous!

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    Why did I loose conscienceness in less than three seconds the night before? Damn Milano!
    Probably just a vasovagal (Stimulus of the vagus nerve) response to the sensation of almost choking. Happens all the time. Good thing you were sitting and turned away from the glass table though.

    peanut butter solvent, (milk).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Why did I loose conscienceness in less than three seconds the night before? Damn Milano!
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    I had a choking experience when I was a kid...I was about eight or nine years old, and was at my grandparent's house, and they had these hard candies that were round and flat that just happened to be the same size as my throat. I was eating them, and running around like an idiot (like most kids do), and all of a sudden, I inhaled and that piece of candy was sucked into my airway. I remember panicking and looking at my grandpa (who had warned me several times at that point to quit running around), and he looked at me, then jumped up and ran across the kitchen (fastest I ever saw him move), grabbed me by the ankle, flipped me upside down and beat the crap out of me, slapping me on the back. This was back before the Heimlich Maneuver had been invented, so the best course of action was the Flipping-and-Beating-the-Victim-Like-a-Rug-Maneuver. Well, it worked and it popped out of my mouth, and that was the last piece of that killer candy I ate! I firmly believe that if I had gone out the door I was opening at the time I started choking, I wouldn't be here to tell the story right now.

    Decades later, I was visiting my grandpa in the nursing home with some relatives just a couple of weeks before he died, and I told that story. He smiled and said he remembered, and the rest of the relatives there, including my mom (who didn't remember it, but knew about it at the time), were stunned that they had never heard that story. I'm glad I remembered it, and told the story at that time, so he could be recognized as the hero he was before he passed away.

    Anyway, it's definitely a scary feeling to have something lodged in your airway!

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    Toohotruk......that's a great story.

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    Great story. Reminded me of the time a neighbor lady flipped me upside down and slapped me on the back.

    Dad wasn't very good at keeping an eye on me when I was a baby. (Mom told me the story when I was younger.)

    Dad turned his back, and then turned back to see me coughing. He then noticed that the small open jar of roofing nails was empty. He panicked. I was choking. He ran to get the neighbor lady to watch me while he ran to bring the car around to take me to the hospital. Well . . . being a woman with experience with children, she knew what needed to be done. I coughed up the nails. Apparently all of them too. Dad was relieved. The neighbor lady wasn't upset with him for letting that happen to me. But seems she had a conversation with my mom about the importance of not relying on a man too much in looking after a baby. (To put it mildly.) If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you don't blame the monkey.
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    I remember someone turning me upside down n' beat the live'in daylights out of me once!

    When I ask why'd you do that for?

    Figured it was a good idea at the time and something to do! .....

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