I'm going to bed............but a downfall of being a night-owl:

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    My son said something to me tonight about dying from picking your nose. Kids are weird. Nobody was talking here and there's nothing on TV........so i looked it up.













    Can you die from picking your nose?
    August 20, 1982

    Dear Cecil:

    Is picking one's nose harmful? Sometimes when I pick mine, nasal hairs come out with the other stuff. In light of the filtering functions I have heard ascribed to these hairs, is there any damage to the olfactories?

    — Leo D., Dallas

    Cecil replies:

    The chief danger of picking your nose, Leo, is that you will gross your friends out of existence and wind up as a richly-deserving social pariah. Your sense of smell is probably not in any great danger. The loss of some nose hair, whether by picking or otherwise, is normal; the missing hairs eventually grow back. On the other hand, nose hairs do indeed serve as filters, so if you are accustomed to picking with such vigor that your nostrils are entirely laid to waste, you may want to exercise some restraint. Fortunately, the nose is equipped with various other defenses besides nose hairs, notably the turbinate bones. These are essentially baffles lined with mucous membranes in the nasal cavities that impart a swirling motion to inhaled air, causing any airborne dust to smack into the membranes and go no further.

    There is one danger from nose-picking, however, and that is that you will break the skin somehow and give root to an infection, which could subsequently migrate inward--i.e., into the base of the brain. Blood from the nose (to be precise, from a triangular region of the face centered on the nose) drains to the rear of the head, where it joins various other veins, including the ones that drain blood out of your brain. If a nasal infection were to travel downstream and block this junction point, a condition known as intracranial thrombophlebitis, you'd have big problems. Not only would blood circulation be impaired, but any sort of surgical treatment might well result in disfigurement. Hence the high school injunction not to pick yer zits. Words to live by, Leo.

    — Cecil Adams

















    sleep tight, and don't pick your nose, people!
     
  2. Just Peachy

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    That is sage advice right there. Slip! :) Thanks for the reps sweetie! ;)
     
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    Show us your knockers.
     
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    You can pick your friends,
    You can pick your nose,
    But you CANT pick your friends nose!
     
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    I just read that in Don Corleone's voice
     
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    It helps if you throw in the ETM pauses and breathiness. :hat:
     
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    If that little midget cocksucker was sent to Louie's Italian Restaurant to kill McCloskey and Salozzo he would never be able to reach the gun taped behind the toilet bowl tank.
     
  8. Vashier

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    But he could have gone early and disguised himself as the toilet.... he uses his club fucking foot to the pull the trigger... them jelly fingers of his would snap off from the recoil.
     
  9. MrWarmth

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    "Look....errr....how....th..ey .....err....mass....acred......m..y..... Son!"
     
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    Exactly!
     
  11. MrWarmth

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    " Get....err.....rid of.......the.......girls, Fredo. But. the ....err...male....wr..estlers can stay"