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      CommentAuthorMiss
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    For Redwynd:
    This may be what you were thinking of...but there seems to be a lot of milk-related cancer. Mhmm.
    Bad milk, bad milk, earlier bad milk...
    But wait!
    Good milk and other good milk?

    So you have to keep your ovarian or prostate cancer, but it's OK because you won't have colon cancer.

    I don't know how much of that is garbage, but this really is ridiculous. It'd be easier to keep a list of things that don't give us cancer. If there is anything left. I have imagination cancer, and Fraggle Rock is to blame.
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      CommentAuthorMark Seifert
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
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    pygmy - Yeah, getting up at 6 does feel pretty bad. Carcinogenic, surely.

    Redwynd - I think you're right about milk. I remember seeing that somewhere too. And bread, I think!
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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    @Miss

    I think I'm pretty allright with almost any cancer other than that of the colon. You know, if one had to make peace with having a cancer.
    • CommentAuthorRedwynd
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    Crap! I like my prostate.

    @C.c.: If I were making peace with my cancer, it would be one of those growths on the head. I'd want it on the top of my head, where I could hide it with a hat. Then make a habit of doffing my hat while bowing to people. And tattoo a smiley face on it or something.
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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    Now everyone get cracking on those short stories about sentient tumors.
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    There's already a comic out there called 'Terry Toma'...


    Will
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    The nurse study was one of those wonderful things that I wish I'd been involved in - it was years of looking at Swedish nurse's breasts. It involved nurses that worked nights and nurses that did revolving shifts.

    It turned up something like 40% increase in breast cancer.

    Then there is the increase in heart disease. More chance of bowel cancer, age-related diabetes, depression and suicide, marriage breakup and other even less fun things I would imagine.

    I work rotating shifts and I can feel it killing me - and that is without being in a converted transit with sick people. All day or night I feel like I'm jetlagged.

    Actually, that's exactly it - permanent jetlag.

    For £10 an hour after tax.

    And now they want me to work until I'm 70 before I retire.

    This perhaps explains why I keep wanting to punch annoying drunks in the throat.
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      CommentAuthorWill Couper
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
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    Wanting to punch annoying drunks is just a side-effect of being anywhere near annoying drunks.

    And Swedish nurses' breasts you say...?


    Will
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    Wait... they got funding for looking at nurses' boobies for years?

    Damn. I shoulda payed more attention in science class.
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    Wait... they got funding for looking at nurses' boobies for years?


    That's why I keep kidding myself that I'm a scientist, they occasionally have huge amounts of fun.

    (My brother is a science teacher, we have fun discussions. Meanwhile he has a nice new 'Doktor Sleepless - Science bastard' T-shirt to amuse himself with).
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    I could never be a scientist; I'm only interested in the bits that go boom and the bits that... kill people. And I'm a bit psycho for the army, so.

    Instead I'm an artist. We also get to look at boobies. Not all of us get funding for it though. We're lucky when we don't have to pay for it.
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    Can rumors cause cancer?
    weighing the pros and cons of the internet might involve discussing discussing the same facet. While the internet is an incredibly vast and efficient means of information, it is also able to spread huge amount of misinformation VERY fast.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    ... So you're saying we, the gibbering internet legions, could cause widespread cancer epidemics through the spreading of appropriate rumors?

    Damn. Sounds like fun.
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    what was that old montage, "with great power comes something something something..." I wasn't really listening
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
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    Great responsibility. A responsibility to use it as you see fit, perhaps...

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