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"Online Community" oxymoron? Social Invites
Topic by: woozy
Posted: July 4, 2006 - 3:02 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 8, 2006 - 11:03 PM PDT

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author topic: "Online Community" oxymoron? Social Invites
woozy
post #1  on July 4, 2006 - 3:02 PM PDT  
Okay, so does the term online community actually mean anything? Well, I don't know but what the heck. Why don't we use this thread for social invites.

To get the ball rolling, I'm inviting two or three or one GCers in the San Francisco Bay Area for a day sail out on the bay in a J105 Sailboat this Sat. from 9:30 - 5:00. We leave from the Berkeley (East Bay) Marina and sail ... not sure where ... Cost will be roughly $70/person.

RSVPs via my mailbox by Fri. morning are required (you can not just show up and if you do RSVP you are committed and can not just back out) Bring plenty of sunblock, water, a hat, and some food and drink to share with 5 or 6 others.
Battie
post #2  on July 5, 2006 - 8:21 PM PDT  
...People here have your address?
hamano
post #3  on July 5, 2006 - 8:36 PM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 8:21 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...People here have your address?
> ---------------------------------

C/O this address.
woozy
post #4  on July 5, 2006 - 9:01 PM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 8:21 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...People here have your address?
> ---------------------------------

My GC private mail box.

Thanks for your vote of confidence, hamano, but there are no deserted island in the s.f. bay. If we get shipwrecked we'll be eaten by sharks before we can swim to alcatraz.

By way, if anyone is intersted, respond fast. I've got enough nibbles from my sailing connections to fill up but I'd like to give a spot to GCer if there are any takers.

(A J/105, by the way, is a 35 foot sailboat that holds about 8 people. Should be great weather Saturday.)

[[Double by the way-- we won't get shipwrecked, and we have a radio for emergencies :) And in my ten years of sailing I've never lost anyone yet.]]

Ursus
post #5  on July 5, 2006 - 9:33 PM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 8:36 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 5, 2006 - 8:21 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > ...People here have your address?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> C/O this address.
> ---------------------------------

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ohh, stop it! You're killin' me, Hammy! (I've got to wipe the tears from my eyes).
Battie
post #6  on July 5, 2006 - 9:35 PM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 9:01 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 5, 2006 - 8:21 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > ...People here have your address?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> My GC private mail box.
>
> Thanks for your vote of confidence, hamano, but there are no deserted island in the s.f. bay. If we get shipwrecked we'll be eaten by sharks before we can swim to alcatraz.
>
> By way, if anyone is intersted, respond fast. I've got enough nibbles from my sailing connections to fill up but I'd like to give a spot to GCer if there are any takers.
>
> (A J/105, by the way, is a 35 foot sailboat that holds about 8 people. Should be great weather Saturday.)
>
> [[Double by the way-- we won't get shipwrecked, and we have a radio for emergencies :) And in my ten years of sailing I've never lost anyone yet.]]
> ---------------------------------

....I'm with hamano. There's a first time for everything. ^_^ *covers horns*
woozy
post #7  on July 5, 2006 - 9:53 PM PDT  
>
> ....I'm with hamano. There's a first time for everything. ^_^ *covers horns*
> ---------------------------------

Wha'?!?! I thought you were bemoaning your single state!

Look, use your noggin. Hamano says to write me at Gilligan's Island. But I won't wreck at Giligan's Island until *after* we set sail but I want folks to write me *before* we set sail.

That's logic! Don't they teach login in schools any more?

Besides, if the sharks don't get us the hypothermia will before we can get to any island.

Battie
post #8  on July 5, 2006 - 10:39 PM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 9:53 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Wha'?!?! I thought you were bemoaning your single state!
>
> Look, use your noggin. Hamano says to write me at Gilligan's Island. But I won't wreck at Giligan's Island until *after* we set sail but I want folks to write me *before* we set sail.
>
> That's logic! Don't they teach login in schools any more?
>
> Besides, if the sharks don't get us the hypothermia will before we can get to any island.
> ---------------------------------

Semantics.
woozy
post #9  on July 5, 2006 - 10:58 PM PDT  

>
> Semantics.
> ---------------------------------

No, Seamanship.

woozy
post #10  on July 5, 2006 - 11:10 PM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 9:33 PM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Ohh, stop it! You're killin' me, Hammy! (I've got to wipe the tears from my eyes).
> ---------------------------------

Oh, c'mon, Ursie! You can't possibly be serious! When has anyone ever talked about sailing without some-one making a dumb Gilligan's island joke? Surely you can't think that is funny?

woozy
post #11  on July 6, 2006 - 10:40 AM PDT  
Geez. Don't all jump at once.

My boat's full but I'm saving one slot for a GC member just for the sake of socializing with you cool folks of impecable taste rather than my usual crowd. But I won't save it for long. If interested, write me (via my GC profile "send woozy a message" link) in the next hour.

Going, going, ....
Ursus
post #12  on July 6, 2006 - 10:43 AM PDT  
> On July 5, 2006 - 11:10 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 5, 2006 - 9:33 PM PDT Ursus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >
> > Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > Ohh, stop it! You're killin' me, Hammy! (I've got to wipe the tears from my eyes).
> > ---------------------------------
Surely you can't think that is funny?
>

I can honestly say, yes; yes it was.
woozy
post #13  on July 6, 2006 - 10:54 AM PDT  
> Surely you can't think that is funny?
> >
>
> I can honestly say, yes; yes it was.
> ---------------------------------


Ah, dear. I felt kind of bad about chewing you out over it. It's just that every single boat trip I've been on, invariably someone makes a Giligan's Island crack and everyone giggles, and, well, frankly, it gets really old.

*sigh* Okay. Hey! You've worked in med labs with cadavers, right? So did you hear the one about the med students using an arm from a cadaver drove to the toll both and when the toll collecter collected the toll the med student left him with the arm freaking the toll guard out? Or how about the student who drove with a cadaver in the passenger seat to take advantage of the carpool lane?

See, to me "Giligan Island" jokes are analogous to Funne and Merrie Pranks with Cadavers and Stiffes for Tender Witted Disciples of Medycines.
woozy
post #14  on July 6, 2006 - 11:38 AM PDT  
> Going, going, ....
> ---------------------------------

... gone.

Boat's full.

So was I wrong in thinking it might be fun to socialize with GCer's? Any of you folks like day-hikes?

Ursus
post #15  on July 6, 2006 - 11:40 AM PDT  
Total Fiction.

The care and respect with which cadavers are kept today, being under lock-and-key 24/7, as well, cadevers are catalogued and massed down to the gram. When their time was been fulfilled, each is returned to the state/federal agency (for burial or cremation) which oversees the whole opperation. Everything is kept, returned, and catalogued down to the gram. There is SERIOUS hell-to-pay if ANYTHING IS AMISS, missing, or "wrong," and I do mean ANYTHING! The greatest care and respect is always taken, because the hell an institution or individual would suffer, not just from a legal front, would make death an attractive option. This is not counting the any issues of ethics over the handling of remains.
Battie
post #16  on July 6, 2006 - 12:08 PM PDT  
> On July 6, 2006 - 11:40 AM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Total Fiction.
>
> The care and respect with which cadavers are kept today, being under lock-and-key 24/7, as well, cadevers are catalogued and massed down to the gram. When their time was been fulfilled, each is returned to the state/federal agency (for burial or cremation) which oversees the whole opperation. Everything is kept, returned, and catalogued down to the gram. There is SERIOUS hell-to-pay if ANYTHING IS AMISS, missing, or "wrong," and I do mean ANYTHING! The greatest care and respect is always taken, because the hell an institution or individual would suffer, not just from a legal front, would make death an attractive option. This is not counting the any issues of ethics over the handling of remains.
> ---------------------------------

Yeah. They're worried that disrespecting the dead might mean zombies walking the earth. And nobody wants that.
Ursus
post #17  on July 6, 2006 - 12:10 PM PDT  
Amen. Sister!

Cuz' it won't be funny like "Shaun of the Dead," or a Simpson's Halloween episode ;)
woozy
post #18  on July 6, 2006 - 12:42 PM PDT  
> On July 6, 2006 - 11:40 AM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Total Fiction.
>
2) Not my point. 1) Oh, I'm certain they are total fiction.

My point being, I'm sure you've heard all the jokes (and probably several more) a million times and whether or not you found them funny at first, I'd wager that now you find them old, at best, exceedingly irritating, at average, and downright offensive and juvenile, at worst.

Now, if someone you admire, Say, Battie or shiori, or even the hamano himself, were to reply to my post about the cadaver stories with an enthusiastic "Oh my god! That is hysterical! Wow, woozy! How'd you come up with that? Did it really happen or did you make it up. Either way I'm laughing my head off!" what would your reaction be? Would you believe it's possible that said admiree could possibly have never heard these stories before? And even if said admiree hadn't, surely you'd wonder that the stories really aren't that funny. (Well, actually I suppose they are the first time one hears them. Certainly they are funnier than humming the Gilligan's Island theme song on a sail boat.)

hamano
post #19  on July 6, 2006 - 1:14 PM PDT  
OMEGA: The Journal of Death and Dying
Issue: Volume 46, Number 2 / 2002-2003
Pages: 117 - 135

CADAVER USE AND COPING MECHANISMS IN A BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY


KENNETH R. FLEISCHMANN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Abstract:
Although many studies have focused on emotional anxiety related to cadaver use in medical school gross anatomy laboratories and disaster relief settings, this study breaks new ground by investigating coping mechanisms employed by members of a research laboratory where cadaver use is common. This setting differs from those of other studies insofar as cadaver use is a common occurrence over an extended period of time, the laboratory is composed of engineers and computer programmers as well as medically trained individuals, and cadaver parts, rather than whole cadavers, are used in the studies. In this article, coping mechanisms are qualitatively described and then related to differences between this laboratory setting and the settings of previous studies on coping mechanisms related to cadaver use.
hamano
post #20  on July 6, 2006 - 1:24 PM PDT  
NPR Gross Anatomy Series

First Cadaver

Another Cadaver, Much Much Later
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