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from my hospital bed I look to the US for edutainment

By AnsuGisalas ·
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So...recently I got to thinking, ok conservative, that I can understand, I myself am a conservative... Except of course that I can't understand how religious conservatives or neoconservatives can be using that same label, while not agreeing with economic conservatism.

But "liberal"? Where the **** did that come from? How do you define "liberal"? Is it "doesn't agree with Pat Buchanan" or what?

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I don't like either label

by CharlieSpencer In reply to from my hospital bed I lo ...

Applying them implies the subject has the same overall outlook on all issues.

More importantly, what's up with the medical leave? Is this something long-standing that I haven't been aware of, or something new?

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The trouble with labels is:

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I don't like either label

the glue hangs around gumming up the works for ages after the label has fallen off.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to I don't like either label

I found out on tuesday that I have fluid in my lungs from an infection, and that my heart was making a grinding sound that could be caused by an infection of the heart muscle.
Yesterday I started feeling bad and went to the ER, and at the ER my grinding heart sound was everybody's favourite tune. They just couldn't get enough of it. Eventually they decided to share it with the nice people at the hospital in the big town. Heart ultrasound showed a bag of fluid around the heart so they're keeping me over the weekend.

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Feel Better Soon!

by GSG In reply to New

You should watch happy things. I suggest a good dose of Mel Brooks for what ails you: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, History of the World. They're my go to movies when I'm not feeling good.

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SPACEBALLS!!!!!!! nt

by Jaqui In reply to Feel Better Soon!
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I can't believe

by GSG In reply to SPACEBALLS!!!!!!! nt

that I forgot Spaceballs. May the Schwartz be with you!

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Don't forget

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Feel Better Soon!

High Anxiety

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Hey, 'The Producers'!

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Feel Better Soon!

"And now it's Springtime for Hitler and Germany!
Winter for Poland and France!"

My wife didn't see it until she was in her early 30s. When she did, I didn't watch the big dance production; I watched her. When I saw her jaw drop open, I knew that chorus line had formed up into that rotating...

If you've seen it, you know the scene. if you haven't, I'm not gonna spoil it. Either old or new versions are equally funny.

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Alas, no TV

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Feel Better Soon!

I am posting this from my phone, so no video either.
I entertain myself by trying to predict when the elderly Swedish-speaking gentlerman in the next bed will let out another loud "Aha" and try to climb over the raised rails on his bed. They have a safety belt on him, but I still ring the buzzer when I think he's going to bruise himself. Besides, it's rough for the nurses to lift him back in place if he gets very far with his houdini act...

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I was the genuine Hospital Houdini at the age of 4

by JJFitz In reply to Alas, no TV

Back in the Middle Ages when I was 4 years old and recovering from a tonsillectomy at the hospital, it was standard practice to tie young children to their hospital beds so they didn't wander around on their own.
When the nurse came in to check on me, she said, "You have been in that bed for 6 hours. Don't you ever have to pee?" To which I replied, "I peed a few times already." She looked at me aghast and asked, "Are you just peeing in the bed?" I said, "No. I untie myself, go to the bathroom, come back and time myself back in."
That's when she decided that there was no point in tying me in.

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