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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Unwittingly Dangerous Habits
« on: December 25, 2005, 11:31:36 AM »
People like to go drinking with me.

They like to get me drunk.

Especially the girls.  I'm one of the few guys they can usually drink under the table.

ohhh my gosh, boys that can't handle their liquor are the best to drink with. ever.
i love when guys say "i don't drink liquor, just beer" - i immediately start buying shots of vodka, soco & jack. if that doesn't work, i'll question their masculinity... they're hammered within 30 minutes.... hilarioussss.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Anyone NOT interested in BIGLAW?
« on: December 24, 2005, 11:02:22 PM »
i hate the idea of biglaw / long hours / obscene paychecks.

hell, if i was gonna work for corporate america, i would just get a masters in international finance/economics and sold my soul to a hedge fund by now.

i actually have little to no intention of "practicing" law in the traditional sense, i'd rather just have the JD, use it to get a higher position elsewhere... ideally a nonprofit or government job... i just know i don't want to do civil litigation like personal injuries or  criminal or divorce law. i kind of like real estate, but not enough to dedicate a whole career to it....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Unwittingly Dangerous Habits
« on: December 23, 2005, 09:54:58 AM »
people who smoke around pregnant women. ben affleck, kevin federline: i'm talking to you!

and pregnant women that drink alcohol...

I'm fairly certain this is just American puritanism, combined with a poor understanding of statistics, run amok.  Yes, smoking too much during pregnancy is bad.  Yes, drinking excessively during pregnancy is bad.  But if I remember my UG public health courses correctly, if you limit your samples to women who drink moderately (i.e., France), the negative effects almost entirely disappear.

I also don't get the pro-natalism.  Kids are as important as adults, not more so.

JSIA.

i think the idea of "pro-natalism" comes from the fact that children and unborn children, are defenseless... that's why children are viewed so "preciously" in the eyes of society in general and the law.

and while you may be correct in saying a moderate amount of smoking / drink are not SHOWN to cause any significant defects, parents are hyper when it comes to that stuff  ... my sister in law, a certified Dunkin Donuts coffee addict refuses to drink caffeine of any sort during her pregnancy just because she once heard that too much caffiene can cause some defect. its just the "rare cases" that people are afraid of.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Unwittingly Dangerous Habits
« on: December 22, 2005, 09:57:39 PM »
How about people that smoke in general?

yeah i'll go with that.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Since when did "curvy" become the new "fat"?
« on: December 22, 2005, 09:56:48 PM »
Curvy is a marketing term (in other words, it gets people to spend money, in this case fat people)

But I understand the confusion

I was jean shopping last week and saw "curvy" styles - I thought, "Great! Finally something for a woman's hourglass shape. Enough of that plumber's crack, 12 year old boy shapes" When you have a 23 inch waist, 34 inch hips and an actual butt it's tough to find flattering jeans unless they were made in the 1980s...so I thought curvy meant -well- curvy! So at a size 2 curvy jeans don't fit - "curvy" is just another word for "plus", "women's sizes", etc.

Since we're rattling off "curvy" goddesses, why not Marilyn Monroe?

She is considered curvy, plus size, women's size, fat by today's standards (size 16) and yet is still immortalized as one of the most gorgeous women. I tend to like women that look like women and men that look like men.

I understand people come in all shapes and sizes but I don't think it's any kinder or more results oriented to haze the fat than it is to forget (or worse idolize) the waifs that are unhealthly underweight



size 16 back then is equivalent to a size 4-6 today........................


Marilyn Monroe fluctuated between 12 and 16... her size 12 measurements were 36-24-37, which is equivalent to today's size 8.
So honestly, a size 16 back then would be closer to a today's size 12. She doesn't even LOOK like a today's 4 or 6.... compare her to Kate Winslet who is a size 6, MM is far more voluptuous 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Unwittingly Dangerous Habits
« on: December 22, 2005, 09:49:42 PM »
people who smoke around pregnant women. ben affleck, kevin federline: i'm talking to you!

and pregnant women that drink alcohol...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Since when did "curvy" become the new "fat"?
« on: December 22, 2005, 09:31:38 PM »
i love how people call Gisele "refreshing because she is curvy" heh she is a stick figure with big boobs

gisele is curvy? oh thats a new one.... next thing you know Mary Kate is going to be a "full figured" puh lease.
gisele is gorgeous, but curvy she is not. can't be curvy without hips, imo.
 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's your type?
« on: December 22, 2005, 12:50:57 PM »
can someone PLEASE explain the cuddling / spooning thing?
i hate that spooning - jaws of life - hugging crap.
i might have to go to the Lucy and Ricky route and have seperate beds to prevent it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Since when did "curvy" become the new "fat"?
« on: December 22, 2005, 12:45:10 PM »
They have changed, as have men's.

But, there's no way that MM was a size 16 by today's standards.  More like a 6 or an 8.

she was technically a size 12 by today standards, if you go by her measurements.... did anyone read the Glamour (??) "makeover" of Marilyn Monroe a few years back... where they basically "circled the fat" in a sense, by having a plastic surgeon assess her entire body and make "recommendations" on what parts she needs surgery on, in order to get today's hollywood glamour look. it was incredible all the crap that they wanted to do to her, an icon of female beauty, some surgeries and lifts that i'd never even heard of! they had a before and after photo of her... it was pretty remarkable, even from a magazine like Glamour.

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General Off-Topic Board / anyone dreading the holidays?
« on: December 20, 2005, 10:42:09 PM »
am i the only person that wants to absolutely join the witness protection program so that i don't have to deal with my family this christmas?

my 3 older brothers are all happily married, and have children or are "trying" for them. plus they have steady careers and their own homes. great guys, except for the fact that they like to spend a majority of time making fun of me for being single, alcoholic and spoiled.

i got into a car accident today and my immediate thought was: "oh *&^%, the boys are never gonna shut up about this" - i still get called "crash" after a car accident from when i was 16 that wasn't my fault! omg panic attackkkkk.

i usually just drink until i am so drunk that i don't care, but i can't deal with the anxiety.

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