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Have you had a bad cold yet this year?
Yes 50%
No 40%
I don't know 10%

Votes: 10

 Hi Catfish!

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 04, 2001
This hello is to my good friend Catfish, who, if reading this, is probably taking a short break from work. ;)

In other news, I have quite a cold!

I went to sleep last night with a slight tickle in my throat and now I have a full blown itchy, inflamed throat -- plus a sinus mucus issue.

I betcha really wanted to know that, didn't ya.


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Hmm (none / 0) (#1)
by TheReverand on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 06:53:36 AM PST
You been gettin sick a lot lately haven't ya?

You should take some vitamin C once in a while.

yeh i drink orange juice like water (none / 0) (#8)
by perdida on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 12:16:03 PM PST
although I do not pee orange.

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Keep trying. (none / 0) (#11)
by nx01 on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 06:50:51 PM PST
Someday it'll happen.

"Every time I look at the X window system, it's so fucking stupid; and part of me feels responsible for the worst parts of it."
-- James Gosling

"sinus mucus issue" (none / 0) (#2)
by jsm on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 07:23:39 AM PST
Is this what used to be known in my childhood as "a runny nose"?

We're not all highbrow subscribers to the Utne Reader round here you know :)

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If you must know... (none / 0) (#9)
by perdida on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 01:03:56 PM PST
I have a sinus mucus issue, not a runny nose.

If it were running out my nose it would be a good thing.. at least it would be draining.

Now, I just talk like a drowned goose with a whiskey problem and wait for the festering mucoidal substance to either bust my skull open or drain out somewhere.

Perhaps I should take some drugs....

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sinuses suck (none / 0) (#10)
by motherfuckin spork on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 02:20:57 PM PST
I have discussed having my sinuses replaced with disposable hepa cartridges. Just remove all that nasty mucous membranes, and install some nice hepas to filter the air I breathe... when the hepas get clogged, just pull 'em out and replace with fresh ones. This also would help to eliminate or at least lower the odds of getting sinus infections. Likewise, a simple modification could be made to the sinus cavities to allow the air being breathed and filtered by the hepas to be humidified...

or I could just take lots and lots of pseudoephedrine.

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So... (none / 0) (#12)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 10:37:38 PM PST have a stuffy nose. I see.

Hope its not biological weapons again. (none / 0) (#3)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 07:37:44 AM PST
This sounds like the early stages of Anthrax...

Me, too (none / 0) (#4)
by theR on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 10:14:34 AM PST
The triplets had it, now I have it, and a lot of people seem to be getting the same thing. I agree with the anthrax post in that it may, indeed, be bioterrorism, though not anthrax. The common cold is bringing the world to it's knees, and I bet the terrorists have stock in the companies that make Actifed, Benadryl, Sinutab, Sudafed, and maybe even Unisom.

Those bastards.

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Crying takes the sad out of you.

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Yeah, but from an epidemiological point of view... (none / 0) (#6)
by hauntedattics on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 10:44:52 AM PST have to admire the common cold. It's the most successful virus in the world, given that it's mutated into about 10 gzillion different forms, is incredibly infectious, and doesn't kill its host. All the other viruses (viri?) are cold wannabes.

That said, if the terrorists have found a way to release the common cold, we're all in a big snotload of trouble. If you'll pardon the pun.

Get well soon.

I can lick 50 tigers today. (none / 0) (#5)
by elenchos on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 10:38:48 AM PST
And I started feeling sick Sunday night, so it looks like Phase I takes 4 days. Right now I'm at the stage where you feel three-fourths of the way back to normal and can start getting some work done again. You think everything is going to be fine -- unless you have a true grasp of the big picture.

Based on the known facts, we can conclude that this "think you're going to be fine" stage lasts about one week, at which point the wicked Phase III kicks in. What is Phase III? Death. Yes, this is most definitely a deadly disease with no cure. Typically, your doctor will try to make up some happy prognosis that you will be fine in a few days, which is half-true. He just won't be able to bring himself to reveal the entire horrific truth: you will eventually die, no matter what.

So, the best thing to do is forget about meaningless Earthbound questions and concentrate on more trancendant truths, things that you will need to take with you into eternity. Such as that there is nothing at all after death but an utter void, and that the sum total of your life, and every other life that has ever been is zero. Accept that is is all less than a joke, it is simply nothingness, and in the face of the numbingly vast infinity of time and space that obliterates our absurd tiny spark of life, no meaning is possible. There's basically nothing there, so how can nothing mean anything?

So. You have ten or fifteen days to live, and then it will all be over, gone, and forgotten. Let me know if you need me to go over this in more detail.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

regarding anthrax (none / 0) (#7)
by jsm on Thu Oct 4th, 2001 at 10:54:22 AM PST
I'd just remind all the people worried about antrhax that the single greatest cause of human deaths, ever, was the epidemic of influenza of the 1920s.

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