SNACR

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    SNACR got a reaction from longtomsilver in The bodyguard   
    Shit ending unfortunately. Although some Dosbods denizens may enjoy the anti-roper slant.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in The bodyguard   
    Also offers motorcycle parking for the double win
     
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    SNACR got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in The bodyguard   
    Well above average TV drama. Same pedigree as Line of Duty not to be overlooked just because it’s on the So-Called BBC.
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    SNACR got a reaction from InLikeFlynn in Retire in your forties   
    Next week: REVEALED - How one woman saved so much by reusing carrier bags and swapping Waitrose for Lidls that she bought a Tuscan villa. 'I couldn't believe the houmous was even yummier at Lidls' wittered Josie, a 27 year old full time social media influencer.
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    SNACR got a reaction from InLikeFlynn in Retire in your forties   
    Next week: REVEALED - How one woman saved so much by reusing carrier bags and swapping Waitrose for Lidls that she bought a Tuscan villa. 'I couldn't believe the houmous was even yummier at Lidls' wittered Josie, a 27 year old full time social media influencer.
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    SNACR got a reaction from One percent in Vegetarians   
    We don't have canines because Tofu can be really tricky to bite into.
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    SNACR got a reaction from UmBongo in Songs that inexplicably still get quite a lot of radio airplay   
    There's nothing particularly wrong with this but it gets played way too much, more than it deserves I think
     
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from sarahbell in Far fewer cars in the future   
    I used to regularly see Judith Haan at Waitrose in Cirencester loading her groceries in a Citroen Xsara with no shame. 
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    SNACR got a reaction from Anglepoise in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    To go against the flow here's a BBC documentary that must rank amongst the best I've seen, and a must see, incredible tales about the evacuation and also how the ambassador was written off as rather bumbling but was much shrewder than Kissinger and the CIA had presumed something of a genuine hero really.
    Also interesting from the perspective of whatever your current disillusionment level with Western democracies things can be much worse.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b062mbng/storyville-last-days-in-vietnam
     
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    SNACR got a reaction from longtomsilver in The bodyguard   
    Shit ending unfortunately. Although some Dosbods denizens may enjoy the anti-roper slant.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from unregistered_guest in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    Surely it should be based on the quality of the course being offered rather than the parents’ opinion of the locale?
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    SNACR reacted to DTMark in Aging and Death - the biggest Red Pills   
    While I'm not religious, there are some odd coincidences in life that make me wonder about things. Sat here in my home office at around 2am, sipping vodka, and listening to music on my phone, the playlist reached this one just as I was reading this thread.
    Released just recently - it's one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard and it has me in floods of tears by the time it reaches the last verse. Every time.
    I've seen my nan (mother's side) die of cancer. I was there for the agonising decline and there to see the final breath. She was such a generous, selfless person.
    I watched my father die of cancer. Decline was rapid. Diagnosis to death was but a few months. Mercifully. Again, I was there for the final breath. I saw the extremities turning blue and then the heart palpitate briefly. Although he'd been dosed with morphine, and interaction had been non-existent for a couple of days, his eyes opened briefly then closed again. Then he was gone.
    I'm physically, psychologically and facially very similar to my father. For a brief moment I felt like I had just watched my own ending. And that continues to haunt me; to prey upon my mind. Like a kind of rehearsal before the event.
    I'll never forget that CT scan which I caught sight of when we were talking to the specialist at the hospital. My father was sat at an angle such that he couldn't see it, but I could. No longer was there one single bright marker. It was everywhere.
    While I don't think about him every day now, I think there's an element of suppression still there which I recognise in the video posted in the OP - he's trying to almost abstract himself from the situation he's having to describe. He has to. In order to push through and to speak. To separate the consciousness from the body. The brain is thinking and working but the vessel which contains and supports it is dying.
    Earlier today I went to see a professional dietician to discuss the ongoing problems I have with a bunch of symptoms that have plagued me for years and actually, came away rather positive. I think we may have nailed that now. The cause and what I need to do in order to mitigate them and potentially resolve them. Albeit, there is no test for this. We can't really look around the intestinal system fully and ascertain what's happening. It's all by observation.
    Driving home, I mused that while we can do some extraordinary things, such as sending probes out into deep space, medical science continues to frustrate - especially with cancer. That we can analyse these problems, we can understand how they manifest but we cannot completely understand the causes and we certainly can't consider ourselves anywhere near curing it seems rather extraordinary. Can't we just solve these things? Are we really saying that we're such intelligent animals that we can do remarkable things, but the grand sum of our knowledge and capability cannot manage it?
    Immunotherapy may well be the answer but it's still in the early phases. But, even so, my father was 76 when he died, and that's the average life expectancy for a man in this country. Even had the cancer not taken him, the body only lives for so long. You do hear stories of people living to over 100 - now and again in Italy, perhaps the diet, but everything dies in the end.
    And having "watched myself die" and had this on my mind I do take comfort that this thread describes this as something of a "midlife" condition. It is only relatively recently, with these events, that the reality that there is an end has really begun to enter my thoughts, and I do hope that I will become more stoical as time goes on.
    It's rare for someone to speak so frankly about their diagnosis and prognosis as in the video in the OP. I don't know him. But, there, just for a moment, the sense of a bond or connection is intense; the sense of anger that none of us can do anything about it, that morality within us that angers us at the injustice that's going on.
    My mother did tell me something I found fascinating - my father once said that he did not believe that he would live past 50. And he did, for another 26 years.
    On the one hand I can see why people - particularly in later years - "find" religion. Probably since it confers the idea that there is more than this. That maybe the end is not the end. And I occasionally wonder whether I should submit to this thinking. That word, submit, is intentional. But then I am what I am. While I'm here.
     
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from JFK in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    When I was at university the only time I went home was at the end of term but loads went home regularly at the weekend which to be honest I could never understand. I guess they could have been homesick, or something, which TBH I find a bit pathetic but perhaps it is a real thing for some people
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    I definitely remember a very long walk on one such visit as I'd spent the taxi money on three cans of McEwans Export from the buffet car on the train. I seem to recall I went to two by train and my dad took me in a works van to the third one as he was going in that vague direction anyway.
    All fairly pointless as the actual visits had no bearing on my decision where to go as I went to the one a cousin had been rejected by as I knew it would annoy my aunt. 
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from TheBlueCat in Aging and Death - the biggest Red Pills   
    TBH these days I’m starting to wish Morpheus had never been such a pill pusher.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    What's his typing like on text messages?
    If flawless, hate to break it to you, he's probably the milkman's.
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    SNACR got a reaction from Great Guy in Freshers Week and bewildered parents   
    I definitely remember a very long walk on one such visit as I'd spent the taxi money on three cans of McEwans Export from the buffet car on the train. I seem to recall I went to two by train and my dad took me in a works van to the third one as he was going in that vague direction anyway.
    All fairly pointless as the actual visits had no bearing on my decision where to go as I went to the one a cousin had been rejected by as I knew it would annoy my aunt. 
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    SNACR got a reaction from Lone Lurker in Most attractive man on the planet?   
    If you operate a general policy of ruling out men who fart in bed I'd imagine you're left with very little choice beyond lesbianism.