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02-20-2014, 01:59 PM   #6046
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At least my ENT surgeon said "this is gonna sting" before having an elephant step on my face. I never actually saw the elephant, but trust me, it was there.
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They have now modified this bromo to "Hang on to the table edges and try not to kick me."
Oh yeah, for sure!

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At least my ENT surgeon said "this is gonna sting" before having an elephant step on my face. I never actually saw the elephant, but trust me, it was there.
I did come close to that once. You wouldn't believe how quietly those things can move.

But your heart will start beating again, afterwards. Unless you meet one that actually does step on you, of course.
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Dansamy,

This is called learning a new camera. Your photos are sharp, clear and have no hociR artifacts. The K3, I understand, has a Menu option for control of hociR artifacts, specifically chromatic bastardizations and orange fringing. Never have seen orange fringing, but what do I know? The new menu option is buried deeply in submenus. I downloaded the K3 manual, even though I will not buy a K3, to see just how far hociR was willing to go to correct the name badge. "We don't need no stinking badges!" (Treasure of the Sierra Madre, thanks to John Huston).
I will know the pain soon enough, hociR will be waiting on me when I get home tonight.
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I did come close to that once. You wouldn't believe how quietly those things can move.

But your heart will start beating again, afterwards. Unless you meet one that actually does step on you, of course.
As much as I like pachyderms, I think I prefer them on the other side of a fence.

I was at the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo once, shortly after they'd had a birth. They were still training the calf that humans could touch him, but he could never initiate contact. He kept sneaking up on the keeper and butting him in the back, which would get him a THWHACK! with a rattan cane, and he'd run to momma, then five minutes later, he was right back at it again.

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As much as I like pachyderms, I think I prefer them on the other side of a fence.

I was at the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo once, shortly after they'd had a birth. They were still training the calf that humans could touch him, but he could never initiate contact. He kept sneaking up on the keeper and butting him in the back, which would get him a THWHACK! with a rattan cane, and he'd run to momma, then five minutes later, he was right back at it again.
"Ours" was a teenage bull lagging behind the herd. They can a bit erratic in their behaviour. But hey, that's what makes it fun
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They can a bit erratic in their behaviour
...like most teenage males.

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"Ours" was a teenage bull lagging behind the herd. They can a bit erratic in their behaviour. But hey, that's what makes it fun
I saw a program about problems in one of the preserves, with a lot of orphaned males that had grown up without adults to socialize them. They were becoming aggressive and dangerous to the surrounding villages. The solution: move in some tough old males, who quickly asserted dominance over the "rogues".
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I did come close to that once. You wouldn't believe how quietly those things can move.

But your heart will start beating again, afterwards. Unless you meet one that actually does step on you, of course.
Are you referring to Doctors or elephants in the quiet movement phrase?
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Are you referring to Doctors or elephants in the quiet movement phrase?
Both? Sneaky buggers.

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...like most teenage males.
Ok, I realise now that I was in mortal danger!

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I saw a program about problems in one of the preserves, with a lot of orphaned males that had grown up without adults to socialize them. They were becoming aggressive and dangerous to the surrounding villages. The solution: move in some tough old males, who quickly asserted dominance over the "rogues".
Yes, I've seen that program too. Very interesting. And I suspect the same would go for other species as well...

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Similar with cats. Aggressive little brats. Until they realize that we love them. No hurt. But they still bite!
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
...like most teenage males.

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The solution: move in some tough old males, who quickly asserted dominance over the "rogues".
Sort of like a PF moderator, you mean?
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So yes, someone IS watching. :EYES:
But he is on drugs...just look at his eyes...


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The thing that got me was the guy played it all down as if it was as simple as inserting a catheter. At least he could have mentioned that there would be some discomfort afterwards.

I think that we should be able to return the favor anytime a Quack touches us. If it has any pain associated with it, we should be able to give it back in the same amount and in the same place.

You can bet that things would become much less painful.

Hey, where's our Resident Nurse?

Why hasn't she weighed in here yet?

I bet she is taking one of her "naps".

Yeah, that's it, she's takin' a nap!

People start discussing medical procedures and pain and the medical professionals become scarce!

{Oh, hi Amy, how ya doin'?
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Actually, I WAS sleeping. Work tonight. I even overslept.

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Dansamy,

This is called learning a new camera. Your photos are sharp, clear and have no hociR artifacts. The K3, I understand, has a Menu option for control of hociR artifacts, specifically chromatic bastardizations and orange fringing. Never have seen orange fringing, but what do I know? The new menu option is buried deeply in submenus. I downloaded the K3 manual, even though I will not buy a K3, to see just how far hociR was willing to go to correct the name badge. "We don't need no stinking badges!" (Treasure of the Sierra Madre, thanks to John Huston).
You must be looking at somebody else's pictures!

Every now & then I get one that surprises me. Then, I have to try to figure out how the camera did that!
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What`s going on... need an update on the most pressing issues at the moment.
No desire to read through the last 5 pages. Just want the condensed version. And skip the hociR oN ones.
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hociR on my doorstep. Played with it for 30 minutes

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