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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6120 on: December 03, 2009, 08:43:17 PM »
Wait, verite changed his name?

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I learned that the latter half of Sonny With A Chance is a lot better than the first half. Things started to change in that episode where Selena guest starred. Little coincidence, likely.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6121 on: December 03, 2009, 10:15:35 PM »
And I learned a neat new word:  hemangioma!

what does this mean?

It's a benign growth involving blood vessels unusually close to the skin.  I've had a red dot on my cheek for a couple of years that never went away and I started to get paranoid about skin cancer after a couple of people had asked me if I'd had it looked at.  My grandfather and his sisters all had recurring squamous and basal cell carcinomas on their faces (and top of the head for my grandfather with his thin hair) and were always having little divots removed here & there.  That and the fact that I've had severe sunburns make me nervous about skin cancer.

But it's just a hemangioma and I'm lucky to have such a little one, some of the pictures I found when I googled the word are just gross.  The kind I have is called a cherry hemangioma.  I feel better about it now that I know it's nothing dangerous.  The doc said I could get laser treatments for it but as long as it's not anything serious I can pretty much ignore it.

I also found out that I have keratosis pilaris, which is a fancy word for the bumps I've always had on the backs of my upper arms and the dots on my legs.  Turns out that it's some sort of genetic thing and not just normal skin.  Huh.  Not that there's much to be done about it except try to keep things lotioned up to minimize it.  


They can shrink those hemiangiomas with propranolol.  It's kinda new, but very cool.  Did your doc tell ya?  Two of my brothers are dermatologists, they're all excited about it.  

Sorry I missed this earlier Colleen.  Sorry to hear about this  :-\

Thanks, but it's fine.  Like I said, as long as it's not something that is going to kill me, I'm cool with it.  Not sure about the shrinking thing, I'd still have to pay for it out of pocket because it's totally cosmetic.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6122 on: December 03, 2009, 10:36:52 PM »
It also allows me to skip over all those pages of Clovis vs. FLY foreplay faster.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6123 on: December 03, 2009, 11:22:38 PM »
There is a movie on iTunes called Robsessed.  Here's the "plot" summary:

Robsessed is the ultimate, all-access guide to the world's biggest, hottest new star: Robert Pattinson. R-Patz, as the press has affectionately named him, became an international heartthrob after starring as Edward Cullen in the chart-topping blockbuster, Twilight.  Now, Robsessed offers an exclusive insider's look into the world of R-Patz, following his path from a young schoolboy, to his early modelling and acting jobs, all the way through to landing his dazzling role in the Twilight saga.

So there it is!  I always wondered what the end of the civilization would look like. 

Wow, back in the day this was relegated to special issues of Tiger Beat and $2.95 paperbacks with the 8 pages of black and white photos, so cheaply bound that after 2 or 3 passes the photo pages started falling out...

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6124 on: December 03, 2009, 11:32:25 PM »
There is a movie on iTunes called Robsessed.  Here's the "plot" summary:

Robsessed is the ultimate, all-access guide to the world's biggest, hottest new star: Robert Pattinson. R-Patz, as the press has affectionately named him, became an international heartthrob after starring as Edward Cullen in the chart-topping blockbuster, Twilight.  Now, Robsessed offers an exclusive insider's look into the world of R-Patz, following his path from a young schoolboy, to his early modelling and acting jobs, all the way through to landing his dazzling role in the Twilight saga.

So there it is!  I always wondered what the end of the civilization would look like. 

Wow, back in the day this was relegated to special issues of Tiger Beat and $2.95 paperbacks with the 8 pages of black and white photos, so cheaply bound that after 2 or 3 passes the photo pages started falling out...

Oh yeah, I bought those if they had any Duran Duran on the cover. 

I wonder just who is making money with this movie. 
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6125 on: December 03, 2009, 11:36:01 PM »
Thor was back. Hi Thor.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6126 on: December 04, 2009, 12:04:07 AM »
Disney nature filmmakers faked lemming suicides (reinforcing the old myth) by herding them off a cliff.   :'(

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« Reply #6127 on: December 04, 2009, 12:10:01 AM »
Disney nature filmmakers faked lemming suicides (reinforcing the old myth) by herding them off a cliff.   :'(
Yeah, I saw that on the 5th Estate a couple years ago.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6128 on: December 04, 2009, 12:26:29 AM »
Disney nature filmmakers faked lemming suicides (reinforcing the old myth) by herding them off a cliff.   :'(
Yeah, I saw that on the 5th Estate a couple years ago.

Yeah.  I'm so sorry, Colleen.  That bummed me out too. 

Not as much as finding out that "free range chicken" meant that all they have to do is make sure the chickens can see out a window though.  I'm not a PETA freak or anything, but when I pay for free-range chicken, I want that chicken to have lived a good life and gotten to run around in the fresh air and sunshine and I swear I can't cry about this now, I just can't.  :'(
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6129 on: December 04, 2009, 01:11:40 AM »
Disney nature filmmakers faked lemming suicides (reinforcing the old myth) by herding them off a cliff.   :'(
Yeah, I saw that on the 5th Estate a couple years ago.

Yeah.  I'm so sorry, Colleen.  That bummed me out too. 

Not as much as finding out that "free range chicken" meant that all they have to do is make sure the chickens can see out a window though.  I'm not a PETA freak or anything, but when I pay for free-range chicken, I want that chicken to have lived a good life and gotten to run around in the fresh air and sunshine and I swear I can't cry about this now, I just can't.  :'(

Whoa, is that true?  I want my chicken truly free-range! 

I actually have chickens in my backyard just north of downtown Portland.  They have a nice run, and we let them wander through our small backyard daily.  Our chickens are layers, but even the ones I eat shouldn't be stuck in a space they can't move in!  Grrr.   >:(
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