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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

I love flu season. Tin foil hats come out, you get to see the crazies at work, you just can't buy that kind of entertainment.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:37 pm UTC

My mom always took us in, no question, when flu shots were offered. I didn't know there were tinfoil hats until recently. This morning my local NPR station ran a story interviewing nurses and specifically reassuring the overly educated paranoid suburbanites in the community that the percentages of side effects were extremely low, and so on.

I admit to facepalming a little, just for the fact that the story was even necessary.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Azrael001 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:39 pm UTC

It's been ages since I've gotten the flu shot. Mainly because I'm far too lazy to do it.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby The Cat » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:44 pm UTC

Tinfoil hats and lizard people make for a great stories.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:50 pm UTC

I get free flu shots at work, otherwise I probably wouldn't get them. Due to laziness of course.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:55 pm UTC

They were mandatory in the military. They would track you down, and stab you in the back with the needle if they had to, but you WOULD get your damn flu shot.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:07 pm UTC

This is causing visions of Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as "Flu Shot Men," terrifying pharmaceutical company super agents who specialize in tracking delinquents down and 'introducing' them the concept of forcible vaccination. "You have the right to refuse. You also have the right to infect the populace with your diseased body and breath, and in that event we will be forced to take...stronger measures."
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:10 pm UTC

Pew! Pew! Amantadine assault rifles. Bang! Rimantadine revolvers!

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:23 pm UTC

Considering the alternative to not vaccinating against influenza, I was a proponent of the "Lasso, hogtie, stick, brand" approach.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Briareos » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:24 pm UTC

I never get one because I'm young and hale and that would be one less for some elderly invalid or tiny baby.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:34 pm UTC

Some flu you are more susceptible as a young person than you are as an elderly person.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:34 pm UTC

Yeah, I don't get one because.. I'm not in the "Oh me yarm YOU NEED ONE" demographic, and I'd rather some elderly person who actually needs it because the flu could kill them get the shot rather than I.

Me, I'll take the excuse to play video games for a couple of days. And the best part is, I'll be so out of it that even if I sleep the entire time, I'll still think I spent a few days playing video games. Go flu hallucinations!
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Levi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:37 pm UTC

Is it normal to have a hard time recognizing songs until the words start?

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Briareos » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:39 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Go flu hallucinations!
Glucinations!
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:40 pm UTC

In the scenario of a healthy young person without a weak immune system, you could always go after the nasal form instead of the shot. The nasal form is a weakened (but still live) virus and should give you the same protection.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:44 pm UTC

And you get to smell mint for the next seven hours.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:49 pm UTC

I get free flu shots because I'm diabetic and the NHS presumably feels sorry for me. Otherwise I probably wouldn't bother getting them.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Cassi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

I've never had a flu shot, but then I've never had the flu either, so I guess that's okay? (It always surprises me a bit, because I am constantly ill in the winter, but generally just colds severe enough to be annoying and make me a bit miserable, but not actually bad enough to stop me from doing anything.)

Also, I got my absentee ballot today, and it is a proper ballot! I get to fill in little bubbles! This is very exciting, because in the past I've just got a print out that someone has clearly typed up in Word for me to write my votes on. (I have a very strong suspicion that I am if not the only absentee vote full stop, the only overseas one that my county has to deal with, and I have always been rather impressed at how well they do.)
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:56 pm UTC

Its hard to tell when you have a horrible cold or a light flu. They have basically the same symptoms, but the flu can hit you like a truck. Whereas you can generally feel a cold coming on. And allergies are just ever present annoyances :(

The few times I've gotten the flu as a child has made me very grateful for flu shots.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:56 pm UTC

Getting vaccinated in the military is key for readiness. If you have a strong constitution, and are not "mission essential" in the civilian world, then you can afford to get sick. However, the flu does still kill many, many people annually. The vaccination can typically be acquired for free, and helps with herd immunity.
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False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby The Cat » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:59 pm UTC

"You have the right to refuse. You also have the right to infect the populace with your diseased body and breath, and in that event we will be forced to take...stronger measures."


I think I've seem this movie. Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj9SUJdpJS4

Isn't it like 20,000 every year?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:00 pm UTC

I'm at Minneapolis! I fucking love this airport. I got a haircrut and had an incredibly awesome burger (with guacamole!) at Chilis. Now I'm just chillin' out in the terminal, waiting for my flight, which doesn't even start boarding for about an hour and a half.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:05 pm UTC

Between 3k and 49k according to the CDC, but that's just US figures.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby lemma » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:09 pm UTC

I'm way too good at procrastination. Someone should pay me for it.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:25 pm UTC

lemma wrote:I'm way too good at procrastination. Someone should pay me for it.


You could try procrastinating the procrastination. That way, you get more stuff done.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Briareos » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:26 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
lemma wrote:I'm way too good at procrastination. Someone should pay me for it.


You could try procrastinating the procrastination. That way, you get more stuff done.
Eh, don't bother. That sounds like work.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Dasboard » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:28 pm UTC

I like the last three posts way too much.
Are you ready? Well I made my bet
Are you ready? I made some.. preparations.
Are you ready? But I'm older now!
But are you ready? Yeah...

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby lemma » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:39 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
lemma wrote:I'm way too good at procrastination. Someone should pay me for it.


You could try procrastinating the procrastination. That way, you get more stuff done.


That just made my head hurt. Now I'll have to find my nurofen.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:40 pm UTC

Please give me the job. Please?
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby scienceroboticspunk » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:57 pm UTC

I can do work as a professional procrastinator.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby lemma » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:05 pm UTC

I'd set up a procrastination bureau with you, if I were bothered.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Whelan » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:11 pm UTC

I'll do it, after I've finished watching 90s theme tunes on youtube...Actually, I'll put it on the list under tomorrow morning's biology homework.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Lazar » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:12 pm UTC

I am the king of procrastination! Last night I stayed up till 3 AM to write a dinky little 3-page essay, went to bed having written none of it, and set my alarm for 9 so I could write it before class.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:30 pm UTC

I filmed three hours of footage of the governor's economic development conference on September 16th. It is now September 28th, and I've managed to cut together about two minutes of footage. I win.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby scienceroboticspunk » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:13 pm UTC

I just have 20 stat problems and 15 calc problems for the past week I havnt been doing and have both those classes tomorrow, each problem usually takes a page or so.
Then a monologue also had over a week and some other assorted stuff.
I think PBD might win though.
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby lemma » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:14 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:I filmed three hours of footage of the governor's economic development conference on September 16th. It is now September 28th, and I've managed to cut together about two minutes of footage. I win.


Oh no. I've got papers outstanding from a few years ago. I win.

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby The Scyphozoa » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:35 am UTC

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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby meatyochre » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:27 am UTC

I was going to do a term paper on procrastination in psych, but... Well, you can see where this joke is going.

Screw flu shots. I pretend to be noble and say "save them for the kids/elderlies/golden retrievers!" but I think they end up throwing a bunch away because of lack of demand, around here. Really I just prefer to avoid doctors and needles in all cases except emergencies. Or where birth control is required. I rarely get sick anyway. *more rationalizations of laziness here*
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Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Postby Thesh » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:53 am UTC

meatyochre wrote:I was going to do a term paper on procrastination in psych, but... Well, you can see where this joke is going.

Screw flu shots. I pretend to be noble and say "save them for the kids/elderlies/golden retrievers!" but I think they end up throwing a bunch away because of lack of demand, around here. Really I just prefer to avoid doctors and needles in all cases except emergencies. Or where birth control is required. I rarely get sick anyway. *more rationalizations of laziness here*


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