Thursday, October 22, 2009

Safety Tips! Health Advice! All Free!

The way I feel about this particular piece of news is this: anyone dumb enough to put a bear on ice skates deserves what happens to him. The article states that it is not clear what caused the bear to attack the manager during rehearsal. Not clear? Really? Are bears natural ice-skating enthusiasts? I think not.

All of which leads us to our important safety tip for the day: don't piss off a bear.

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And then there is this finding:

Deadly brain abscesses should be added to the list of risks of having a tongue piercing, say doctors. Piercing can more commonly lead to chipped teeth and oral infections, and sometimes heart problems, say experts.


Not to mention totally grossing people out...I mean, what is up with that, anyway? Still, the article goes on to tell us that

Despite the risks, tongue piercings remain popular.

Which makes me think that those brain abscesses were actually a pre-existing condition...

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And, finally, an important reminder from last flu season - now is not the time to be thinking about diets! Praise the Lord and pass the Trefoils...


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11 comments:

  1. The guy at my local bodega has those stupid big ear piercings with disks in them. I said to him one day, "What's going to happen to you when you're 40? What do girls think of those?"

    He claimed women loved them. I maintain girls are now more desperate to get laid than boys.

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  2. The minute I saw bear and ice skates in the same sentence, I knew this whole thing is Russian. The way animals are treated in Russian circuses and zoos is the primary reason why I haven't been to the circus since age 10. It's surprising that more animals don't attack their keepers.

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  3. The minivan sounds perfect. That is if I actually last long enough to get to the minivan.

    Things have been super rough here the last few days. *sigh*

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  4. I am a fairly liberal mama, but NOOOO to the tongue piercings. Introducing a bacteria portal into your mouth just doesn't sound right to me and I haven't even read the article.

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  5. The last time my sisters and I all got together I brought fake tongue studs (?) for all. At the end of our night out, we showed Mom how much fun we had together! I still find it very, very funny. *Please note that my mother is so conservative that she equates pierced ears with body mutilation. She expressed her opinion so strongly about tattoos to my 3 year old (at the time) daughter, that my little girl started sobbing X'mas morning when she saw that her new Pocahontas doll had a tattoo. I consider us even.*

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  6. No tongue piercings. Chipped teeth enamel cannot self-heal. Just, ew. So glad my sister took her stupid tongue thingy out.

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  7. The whole ice skating bear idea was poorly thought out. Lets make a huge animal with sharp teeth and claws with carnivorous instincts no something that most humans can't. Frustration equals horrible accident. sigh they are probably getting a replacement already....for trainer and bear.
    Heather L
    www.specialneedshomeschooling.com

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  8. I'm with you on the ice-skating bear. I think it's nature's little way of saying, "I told you so."

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  9. There was a multiplibly pierced chef on Top Chef. I was so glad when she was sent home. I couldn't look at her in the same picture as food. I don't know why. I don't mind the tattoos and odd hair - but the face and mouth piercing - yuck.

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  10. Very sage advice indeed. I think I will ride out the flu season eating chocolate-hardcore chocolate. Specially handmade dark chocolate my mom who loves me gave me for my birthday. I seriously think I could live off this stuff if it weren't so expensive I have to wait for another well wisher to gift me some.

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  11. have a tongue piercing for 12 years no. no chipped teeth, no more cavities/infections whatever than my sister who is not pierced. no brain tumor either (yeah, i know that for a fact, lol).

    but here's the moral of the story: despite me being pierced at age 14 i would NEVER EVER allow my kids to be pierced or tattooed until they are 18. i guess that's what happens when you have a liberal mom

    franzi

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