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• I hear tell on the radio today that this Zacharius Zarquowie bloke is going to be in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, and the one hour they let him out for excersize he will be sans human contact. I don't know, I mean, he's a bad dude, but isn't that rather cruel? I'm of the mind that we should buy some big ol island out in the south pacific and just drop all bad-assed prisoners on the island to fend for themselves. It would be a fascinating study to see what sort of community comes out of that, or if they all just end up killing each other. Either way it's up to them and we can just wash our hands of them all.
• I watched the hit movie Mystic River last night. I had no idea what it was about but saw Kevin Bacon was in it so I figured maybe it was a light-hearted film about some guy who tries to outlaw dancing and Kevin comes into towne and saves the day by arresting him, along with all sorts of related hijinx that goes along with a premise like that. Well, let me be clear that it wasn't anything at all like that. It's not a bad movie, no sir, but it just misses. Just misses that thaaaaat much. The acting was superb all the way around but the plot tries to do too much and in the end is rather predictable. Still, it is entertaining, if a bit on the heavy side, so I give it 8420/10000.
• I'm on day 2247 of my 30 day evaluation period for Paint Shop Pro. I just can't seem to make up my mind on this one.

• Lunch today was a BBQ chicken breast stemmitch with some crappy 1% cottage cheese. And a big tub of water to wash it all down with. Lets face it, this 1% cottage cheese stuff isn't cutting it. I need to find some low-fat alternative. Plus it's downright emasculating to buy 1% diary items at the grocery store. Might as well wear a god damned dress and sing show tunes while skipping up and down the food isles.
• Speaking of cholesterol, I'm getting mixed reviews on fish oil and it's ability to lower cholesterol. You can't trust any site that's selling fish oil to tell you the truth, and some of the medical studies seem to indicate that it may lower the levels, but that's about it. I guess I'll ask the good Doctor Bombay when I see her in June.
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Moose-owie by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:14:10 AM EST
I give him about 6 months before he slips in the shower and falls on a sharpened spoon.

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I don't see how by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:33:53 AM EST
If they put him in with the other smelly cold blooded killer wannabes then sure, but it sounds like he's going to be all locked up by himself.

Warmest regards,

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Love will find a way (nt) by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:35:18 AM EST

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Anecdotal story by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:18:50 AM EST
I have an uncle that started taking large doses of fish oil and red yeast. His cholesterol dropped close to 10% with no other changes in his lifestyle.

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Yeah by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri May 05, 2006 at 12:35:45 AM EST
But what did he smell like?
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Regular fish is probably the best by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:19:12 AM EST
good think you live right next door to Lake Erie, that's some fine fishin' water. A license and a pole or two and you can keep yourself in fish all year long.

Now george, by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:28:23 AM EST
they don't call it the 'mistake on the lake' with out cause.. Goodness knows what may lurk in the depths of that water, or what evil, vileness it may contain..

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Yeah.. nothing like Lake Erie Perch by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:31:59 AM EST
The cool thing is you can cook them while you catch them.

Warmest regards,

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IMDB replies by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:25:19 AM EST
I think the better kevin bacon 'river' movie (for kevin bacon standards) was the river wild, rather than some dopey mystic river. Sheesh, you go to seances and have your tarot read to, there, mystical bobaroonie ?

Anyway, your prisoner idea has already been covered Despite being panned by many, I enjoyed it.

Blasted Hollywood by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:29:13 AM EST
Always glomming in on my good ideas.

Warmest regards,

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Wait. I thought the prison idea... by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:40:52 AM EST
had already been done IRL. You know, like Australia? Or am I getting fact and fiction mixed up again? That always happens to me.
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Indeed by Phage (2.00 / 0) #26 Fri May 05, 2006 at 06:43:01 AM EST
In IRL, but now I hear you send them to Cuba. The historical dumping grounds are now available as books, movies, and provide the foundation of a thriving tourist industry.

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F by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:30:49 AM EST
F is the most versatile number.

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No no by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:35:22 AM EST
F is the loneliest number that you'll ever know..

Warmest regards,

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Re: by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:42:12 AM EST
Point 1: It's already been done. It's called "Austrailia"

Point 2: I thought it was meh.

Point 3: Scofflaw!

Point 4: Why can't you get 1% cheese in large curds?

Point 5: My doctor recommends fish oil. All I can say is, make sure you swallow the capsule completely, with plenty of water. Otherwise you're belching fish all day. Personally, it didn't seem to make any difference in my case, but... it doesn't hurt.
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Well by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:02:18 AM EST
I agree with you on the ending. It could have been really good but they screwed it all up. In fact I saw it coming (not the whole thing, but it was obvious to me that the guy they wanted me to think did it didn't do it) from a mile away.

That said, I thought the acting was good on all counts. Even Mr. Madonna, I thought he played the part very well.

re: I don't know but the 1% stuff just tastes funny to me. No funny haha, but funny yuck.

rere: Yeah??? Your doc recommends fish oil for lowering cholesterol? Or is that a diabetic thing too? Many reports on the web seem to concur with your "didn't make any difference" testimony.

Warmest regards,

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Fishy fishy fishy fish by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:10:42 AM EST
IAWTP re: 1%. It's like it's missing something. Or something.

Yeah, he recommends it for lowering CHO. It's not a diabetic thing. It has other benefits as well, but that's the main one. He had me do it for three months, then tested and there wasn't any statistical difference. Then we moved on to Lipitor®. But he says it does help some people, so it's worth trying, esp. since there really is no downside (i.e. side effects, &c).
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True by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:19:00 AM EST
Did he recommend a specific kind or can I just go to the local drugmart and get the cheapest stuff?

What were your levels? Were you able to lower them at all with diet? I really don't want to go on meds.

Warmest regards,

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There's really only one kind. by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:33:38 AM EST
I got mine at Costco.

I don't rightly recall what it used to be. It was at or above the limit for normal people (100-199). For me, he was most concerned about the LDL which was around 120. It should be below 100 for diabetics (normal range is 62-130). I can't find my numbers from last week, but in January they were LDL: 58, Total: 125 and the Tri was down to 106 from 202. But that's while on Lipitor.
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Ah, found them by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:38:41 AM EST
January 2005, they numbers were:
Total CHO: 209 (range: 100-199)
LDL: 124 (range: 62-130, diabetics should be below 100)
HDL: 50 (range: 40-77)
Tri: 173 (range: 30-149)

So, January 2006 (after about 4 mos on Liptor) it's:
Total CHO: 125 (range: 100-199)
LDL: 58 (range: 62-130, diabetics should be below 100)
HDL: 46 (range: 40-77)
Tri: 106 (range: 30-149)

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Damn by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:42:03 AM EST
My LDL was 170 and my HDL was 30. Total was 240.

They want my LDL at 130 and HDL at 60.

Warmest regards,

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Hay Bob! by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu May 04, 2006 at 09:53:02 AM EST
That's an interesting website there.
Why do you hate eccentric people? by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu May 04, 2006 at 12:22:29 PM EST

What's wrong with wearing a dress and singing show tunes while skipping up and down the food isles? Is that really such a bad thing?

Also, re: Zacky Missowie, one local radio station interviewed a guy who (a) claimed to have been put in Supermax for possession of marijuana, and (b) labeled Supermax "the harshest prison in the world". Not that I believe either of those claims. Also, I'm not sure if it was the same person or not, but someone was claiming that the "exercise area" is really just another empty room slightly larger than his cell. I happen to think it is a quite fitting punishment for someone so craving of attention and so wanting to be a martyr.

I'm not sayin it's a bad thing by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #25 Fri May 05, 2006 at 03:52:10 AM EST
I'm just sayin it's not a very manly thing. If it's your thing then have at it, myself, I tend to follow the more traditional ways of the male species.

Again, I'm not judging, I'm just sayin.

re: Put in SuperMax for possession of weed???? I'm not sure I'm buying that at all. That's the thing about dopers, (not judgin, just saying) you can't really trust anything they say.

I'm not opposed to locking him in a cell and letting him rot (the terrorist, not the dope fiend) but it does disturb me that the taxpayers will be paying for it. Hence I like my island idea much better.

Warmest regards,

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excellent idea by martingale (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:04:29 PM EST
The prison idea is beautiful. They could put them in a pacific tropical jungle, with a system of underground tunnels with a computer and a 1960s film projector. And lots of cameras everywhere for late night viewing.

But in truth, the best part of this idea is that it's like farming. Whenever someone does something bad in the world, one of the island people could be taken away in front of a judge and sentenced for those crimes. Then they can be returned to the island and the next time something bad happens, they can be taken out and sentenced for that as well. I call the concept "cumulative sentencing".
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Fish oil by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri May 05, 2006 at 01:46:55 AM EST
I hear snake oil does the job just as well.

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