Encroaching Enlightenment

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My Buddha, The Cockroach

I was away from home for the first time in 12 years.First trip anywhere without the family. First trip with a girlfriend.First trip that turned out to be a 3 month backpacking adventure in Thailand. First 14 hours of a 72 hour determination, no sleep allowed, full on meditation, in a 10 by 25 foot room.First time attacked by a cockroach

How is it that you can go over 2 weeks without seeing a single solitary roach (which during the trip was a common occurrence) and then get attacked by one?Are roaches not worthy enough to be on temple grounds and this was a renegade roach?How did I find myself in this predicament?

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New Exercise Motivator – The Tripod Effect of Porn

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GET PUMPED

Let’s try and make this study sound important with the closing statement that aggressive sports clips (is that like watching guys celebrating and smacking each other’s butts, perhaps it’s more like Lingerie Football League video promos?) or motivational training videos can have a similar effect ( does Lady Sonia comes to mind or do they mean Youtubing Al Pacino’s speech in Any Given Sunday?)

TRIPOD EFFECT

Now as a hypothetical participant in this study, my first question would be: Why the squat test?  I’ve just finished watching a porn vid and might be sporting a woody which could make things uncomfortable and awkward at the same time.   Second question: How did you dupe your faculty into paying you to study the effects of porn on weight lifters to procure a Ph.D?   Third question:  What other exercises did you get them to improve on?  A plank?

source: Men’s Health June 2013

Are You Fresh and Sexy Just in Time for the Boys of Summer and Their Wood

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Found in the many ads of the pages of Women’s Health magazine, I can’t help say that this caught my eye.  And not just because I’m Canadian.  Raises (or quite the opposite) some interesting questions, like, how does a woman tell if she could use a little upkeep down there?

THE REASON WHY YOUR LOVER JUST GOT BLUE BALLS

And how offended would most of you ladies get if your hot and bothered lover pulls a bat flip on you after he  runs afoul when heading to your home plate?

HOW TO WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS IN YOUR EAR BUT UMMM, SOMETHING DOWN THERE, NOT SO SURE

What’s the best way to tell you that you could use this product is what I’m asking…share this post via email after the fact?

Botox – The Shit We Do To Ourselves

The warning from Health Canada reads:  Botox Can Spread

It has caused deaths.  In children.  Children??  Calm down before you scrunch your face so hard you’re a candidate for an injection too!  Apparently there are 2 forms of the product.  One for treatment of spasms and one for facial wrinkles.  Not sure how different the two are though.  For more on the warning

Botox Quick Stats brought to you by Women’s Health Magazine:

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Which leads, maybe not, to something that would make you scratch your head:  Why the hell would you pay so much to put a toxin in your body/face that can (A) potentially kill you  (B) isn’t all that effective  (C) makes part of your face look like one of those under-the- skin zits not quite ready to pop  (D) was designed for biological warfare in WWII?

$200 000 Testicle

SIR, WE REMOVED THE WRONG TESTICLE

but we have the right one in our sights!A U.S. air force veteran has filed a federal claim after an operation at a Veterans Administration hospital in which a healthy testicle was removed instead of a potentially cancerous one.

Benjamin Houghton, 47, was to have had his left testicle removed June 14 at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center because there was a chance it could harbour cancer cells. It also was atrophied and painful.

But doctors mistakenly removed the right testicle, medical records and the claim, which seeks US$200,000 for future care and unspecified damages, show. He still hasn’t had the other testicle removed. [1]

MA’AM, IT WASN’T CANCER IN THE FIRST PLACE, SORRY ABOUT THE CHEMO and the C. difficile. A 62-year-old Quebec woman is suing her pathologist after she underwent painful chemotherapy after being wrongly diagnosed with cancer.

Muriel Lavallée, of Ste-Therese, located outside Montreal, is seeking $200,000 in damages for physical pain, psychological suffering, and loss of salary. At the hospital, she contracted C. difficile, a sometimes fatal infection, and had to be hospitalized again for another three weeks. [1]

1500 OUT OF 28 MILLION

The medical establishment figures those are pretty good odds for the amount of surgical errors that occur on an annual basis in the United States. So what if we leave a few tools in you. And if you’re obese, hey it’s your fault. You’ve got more padding to hide things in.

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References:[1] CBC.ca April 2007; jpeg = The Globe and Mail, Jan 2003