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Giant life saver

June 28 2012 at 8:49 AM
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Todays pic just reminded me....

I recently met an older couple who adopted a four year old girl. They were proudly telling me, the only candy they give her is life savers because of the hole in the middle. Apparently if the candy becomes lodged in the girls throat she will not choke to death. They heard that is why it was invented. The inverters daughter choked on hard candy so he made life savers and named them aptly.

All nonsense of course.... Tell them or not??? they were so proud!

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 8:56 AM 

Appy is 100% correct that this is false. If she read the same snopes article I did- she will note that 20 years AFTER the inventor of life savers invented them, his SON actually DID die by committing suicide by leaping from an ocean liner in the Carribean. He could have used a life saver then!

I say tell them. They sound smarmy.

 
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Appalled
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 9:09 AM 

More clueless than smarmy.

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 9:11 AM 

Low hanging fruit.

You have a nice day, now, Squid.

 
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Appalled
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 9:51 AM 

Notsure where the fruit is....

Over many many year the great words of Calpurnia finally sunk ian. "it's Not necessary to tell all you know."

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 9:55 AM 

I think the fruit was the son of the inventor needing a lifesaver.

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 10:04 AM 

Squid deleted one of my posts. Again. So none of it makes sense! Wow, how effective!

 
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Appalled
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 10:10 AM 

Type it again, what was this magical clarifying post??

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 10:33 AM 

It didn't make sense the first time either.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 10:35 AM 

It wasn't the post. It's the order.

I love you, Squid. Can't we just be friends?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 10:44 AM 

Get a login. Earn a little money in the bank before being overly cantankerous. Then yes.

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 10:45 AM 

I'm cantakerous? Huh. I thought I was pretty tame. And I haven't used the c-word even once!

 
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Appalled
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 11:48 AM 

Are you really deleting posts of anons while I'm conversing with them?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 11:50 AM 

Yes.

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 11:53 AM 

Remember way back when several of your were saying Squid wouldn't do that? He was doing that. I thought that was made clear by him already.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 11:57 AM 

You sound so very annoyed! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Now creep me out some more by telling me what you find 'attractive.' [Shudder]

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 11:58 AM 

Can you answer please? Are you or is this anon just causing crap?

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 11:59 AM 

Nope, not even a little bit. I voted for a moderated board.

She asked, you had already answered. Repeatedly.

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:00 PM 

HE ALREADY ANSWERED. Read the board. You can do it!

 
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Appalled
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:02 PM 

OMG Anon Shut up.

squiddy?

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:03 PM 

Known deleters: $8, Squid, Funk, Tru. Anybody else want to raise a hand, get Appy up to speed?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:09 PM 

crickets

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:13 PM 

Oh, the whining!

 
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June 28 2012, 12:15 PM 

Nope. Facts. She asked. So? I want it moderated, so you're full of shit.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:20 PM 

I have an irrational fear of crickets

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:21 PM 

Even Jiminy? He's adourable!

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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:24 PM 

Nah he's ok... but probably because of him I developed my fear of all others.

As a kid i figured crickets were green, so that's what I'd look out for at night, but then someone told me they are actually black.. and well, those sneaky bastards blending in with the night are obviously evil.


 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:27 PM 

They come in black and brown around here. I remember sticking the brown ones on a fish hook to catch bream. You probably wouldn't enjoy that, though.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:26 PM 

The local freak weather conditions have caused crickets to swarm like crazy here lately. I've never seen anything like it. They are attracted to lights at night, so outside lighted storefronts there are literally thousands of them, chirping and jumping mindlessly everywhere. They also are more frequently found indoors, incessantly calling from hidden corners of the room with their monotonous cries. I liken the experience to being surrounded by anons.



    
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:30 PM 

To do this weekend

- laundry
- repave driveway
- visit funk
- invent hoverboard

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:33 PM 

Aw, I was gonna make chipotle tobasco burgers with fresh tomatoes and basil. More for me.


 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:34 PM 

You, sir, are no Jack Kennedy.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:37 PM 

And you are sounding like a broken record.


 
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June 28 2012, 12:39 PM 


 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:38 PM 

I like crickets. Aurora, you don't know what you're missing.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 12:40 PM 

What could I be missing? I still hear them. How much do you LIKE them?

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 1:06 PM 

I find their sounds soothing.

 
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Ginny
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 1:07 PM 

I've never seen a firefly in real life.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:01 PM 

Sorry, I just got back from a battery of meetings. This propensity to equate silence with 'running' from conversations is among the more insane features of this anon.

Appy, message me if you'd like to talk about this. Even I get board debating it ad nauseum here on the board.


 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:03 PM 

We aren't debating, I'm just wondering if you did delete part of a convo I was having with an anon?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:03 PM 

Fireflies are pretty.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:06 PM 

OK. I don't think so? I'm not sure? I doubt it?


 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:09 PM 

Ok, great. Thanks for answering. happy.gif

Anon, geeze, can't you find more clever ways to stir the pot??

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:10 PM 

Jesus fucking christ.

 
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AnonoPajama
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:35 PM 

Texas crickets. Mmm...crunchy.

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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 2:36 PM 

I've always liked crickets, but too many of one critter in one place is just skeevy. Gah!

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:01 PM 

Fireflies are one one the best parts of summer.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:07 PM 

I agree. Many childhood summer nights spent chasing lightning bugs (that's what we called them).





 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:33 PM 

Wait a minute, I thought there were no lighting bugs (that's what we call them too) west of the Mississippi?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:34 PM 

I saw my first and only ones when I was in texas.

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:38 PM 

Nebraska isn't that far west of the Mississippi... but what, is there a lightening bug border patrol keeping them east of the river?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:41 PM 

I just thought it was a thing. Maybe west of the Rockies?

 
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:41 PM 

We have them in Ontario

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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:45 PM 

LOL @ Ginny! Indeed!

And Appy, they are all over the midwest. Texas too.

ETA: Like Rory said...






    
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Re: Giant life saver

June 28 2012, 3:46 PM 

east of the Rockies too. whatever, they are a joy.

 
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