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Old 26-10-2010, 06:04   #1771
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Thought so!
So, all that fly crap was a set-up, eh?

Hafta ask my UF MS in entomology boss. We don't sing to our flies.
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So, all that fly crap was a set-up, eh?
Crap? I beg your pardon! Haha. Of course it was.

Years ago at one of the Fly Meetings (Annual Drosophila Research Conference) I went to, a guy from our lab managed to convince some cute naive undergraduate girls to act out the mating steps. Hilarious!

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Crap? I beg your pardon! Haha. Of course it was.

Years ago at one of the Fly Meetings (Annual Drosophila Research Conference) I went to, a guy from our lab managed to convince some cute naive undergraduate girls to act out the mating steps. Hilarious!
Do I dare ask how many steps past singing songs he got to?
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Do I dare ask how many steps past singing songs he got to?
No, not him - they were acting it out. More like miming, no clothes were removed. This was at the poster session. Wuddya think I am, kinky?!
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No, not him - they were acting it out. More like miming, no clothes were removed. This was at the poster session. Wuddya think I am, kinky?!
OHHhhHH Excuse my Monkey Mind! And I suppose actin' all this out in fly costumes is some sort is just um...."normal conference behavior based on Chi factors and the mean root square of said melody pitches"?

Buzz buzz...show me the fruit!
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I scared - its b-boboooo day!

lol-come on over, smb--there is plenty of room for a skeereded hoomin-- bubby loves the company--even curmudgeons......(they all taste the same,i guess!)--he really doesnt bite hard.
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HAPPY HELLOWEENIES!!!!!

Moved into a new apartment this year. The prior 4 years in the old place, no kids. The expats always do something up near the American School but Halloween is not really a Singapore festivity, until the kids figured out free candy, I guess.

On the 30th a group of kids came. Oh, crap. I got nuthin'.

I tell them they are a day early so I'm not ready but let me see.

Wait a 3-year old pack of coffee flavored toffees in the back of the cupboard. It was either that or a cigarette and a Tiger beer.

The 31st another group came at around 7pm. Crap! I run to the store and buy $30 worth of candy. Only one other group came last night. Now I got $28 worth of candy left.

I guess I'll save it for next year.
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kids dont come here-- the water is waaay too cold for them to swim in and besides their mommies think we are derelict perverts ..lol.
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:-)) My kinda folk!! But what do you expect when you live under a bridge, right? LOL

I had a $3,000 dinner the other night. Wasn't that great, but was surely interesting.

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:-)) My kinda folk!! But what do you expect when you live under a bridge, right? LOL

I had a $3,000 dinner the other night. Wasn't that great, but was surely interesting.

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good grief--how does one spend 3k on din-din..wow...better have been entertaining...

please splain....
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It's really easy, I'll explain. First, you gear up in painting gear, including respirator. Then you mix up enough epoxy paint to do some touch up on your steel hull. Then, while perched high on scaffolding after being in respirator for near two hours you begin to feel very, very dizzy, to the point of almost falling off high scaffolding. It's ok if this scares you a bit, that's normal. So, you sit down and rest while head spins. Curious boat neighbors come by to check on you and you tell your story. Turns out one neighbor is a EMT who tells you to go to ER ASAP. Now, you are very concerned knowing dead people don't smell good and are generally hard to get dates for; so you agree to have sympathetic marina owner drive you to ER.

Now, the ER is a interesting place and you get lots of attention there, not all of it good. People stick you with lots of needles (that hurts) wire you up to machines (doesn't hurt until they pull stick electrodes off taking hair with it) (my empathy to ladies who wax now). Then just to be sure, you get a CT scan of your brain (such as it is), which interestingly is actually emailed to Australia and read there (probably by a doc educated in India, but that's another story. When everything comes back negative, they run an IV into you just to give you a liter of normal saline to be sure you're hydrated and shazamm they find out your kidneys and bladder work just fine after that too! Such a deal.

So, all the sticking, wiring and pain have resulted in no results and being you've been there now for a bit and dinner time has long since past, you ask if maybe you can have a little bite to eat. The Doctor, who is loathe to be pulled away from the baseball game on TV says, "whatever" and in time a nurse brings you a tray of genuine hospital food! Now, if you haven't eaten since breakfast even hospital food looks pretty good and surprisingly it is! Then the doctor still loathe to be torn away from the ball game tells the nurse to send you home as there is really nothing wrong and you get the bill. Now, you realize you've just spent $3,000 and change for a hospital chicken dinner!

And that my friends is how you have a $3,000 dinner!

Thomas

PS - Turns out the exhaust valve on the respirator is a little sticky, so all your respiration's don't leave the mask and after several hours of re-breathing your air, you tend to get dizzy! Who would have thought?
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