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2009-05-30 08:36:27 AM
Oh, shut up.
 
2009-05-30 08:38:01 AM
I'm home for the summer with my kids. We only wear sandals or flip-flops, if we wear shoes at all. I'm not putting on shoes to go to the pool or the beach.
 
2009-05-30 08:38:18 AM
FTFA: Dr. Rosty Serebryany, a chiropractor at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine in Toronto, says he's seen a bevy of summer shoe-related injuries in his practice.

Yeah, I'll pass on your advice, buddy.
 
2009-05-30 08:39:00 AM
dbutters

Done in one.
 
2009-05-30 08:39:33 AM
dbutters: Oh, shut up.

This
 
2009-05-30 08:42:00 AM
But Flip flops mean "summer fun!"
 
2009-05-30 08:43:18 AM
Somebody better tell OBAMA!!!11!!
 
2009-05-30 08:43:48 AM
Flip-flops: The Silent Killer
 
2009-05-30 08:44:04 AM
Eh, I like my Tevas. But those have back straps and arch support, so they're fun AND okay for my feet.
 
2009-05-30 08:44:08 AM
Doctors should also advise to skip plaid shorts.
 
2009-05-30 08:44:14 AM
Just get some ankle socks so you can wear sneakers or loafers without getting them sweaty or looking like a retard.
 
2009-05-30 08:47:19 AM
The opinions in TFA are from a chiropractor, a.k.a. not an actual doctor. Thanks for the advice, back-cracking man. Get an MD, DO or DPM and we'll talk.
 
2009-05-30 08:49:11 AM
Chester J. Lampwick: I'm home for the summer with my kids. We only wear sandals or flip-flops, if we wear shoes at all. I'm not putting on shoes to go to the pool or the beach.

Good job reading the article.
Neither Serebryany not Sirkin are anti-flip-flop. There's nothing really wrong with them if they're worn to the beach or in a locker room shower, as an alternative to going barefoot. The problem is some insist on wearing them all summer long.


Number41: FTFA: Dr. Rosty Serebryany, a chiropractor at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine in Toronto, says he's seen a bevy of summer shoe-related injuries in his practice.

Yeah, I'll pass on your advice, buddy.


The other person cited in the article is a podiatrist. What are your qualifications? And, when you answer that, remember that I'm a daredevil skydiver, a founding member of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and I invented cap knitting for AIDS babies.

Flip flops in and of themselves don't bother me, even though I don't wear them. What does bother me is seeing otherwise professionally-dressed women on the commuter rail going into Boston wearing them. Sorry, honey, buying your plastic kiddy shoes in black with a couple of cubic zirconia on them doesn't make them appropriate for wearing to work. They just tag you as the same new money white trash shiathead who wears pajamas to the supermarket on the weekend.
 
2009-05-30 08:50:28 AM
Number41: FTFA: Dr. Rosty Serebryany, a chiropractor at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine in Toronto, says he's seen a bevy of summer shoe-related injuries in his practice.

Yeah, I'll pass on your advice, buddy.


The shoes you wear effect the health of your spine and the muscle groups that chiropractors specialize in.

So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

/wearing flip-flops
//not a chiropractor
 
2009-05-30 08:50:33 AM
Yea, I'm a doctor too, and I say where 'em

/my degree, like the fake doctor in the article, is not in medicine
 
2009-05-30 08:50:41 AM
I'd trust medical advice more from a feng shui expert.

Okay, maybe not MORE, but just as much.
 
2009-05-30 08:50:52 AM
Yeah, and don't let your kids play on the monkey bars.
 
2009-05-30 08:51:26 AM
 
2009-05-30 08:51:40 AM
maxdunbar.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-05-30 08:53:38 AM
Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach:
The shoes you wear effect the health of your spine and the muscle groups that chiropractors specialize in.

So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

I'll stop "percieving qwackiness" about this field when they stop rattling off about "subluxations" draining my "life force."

/ Chiropractor once wanted me to strap a 2 pound weight on my head and walk on a trampoline. I've never been back.
 
2009-05-30 08:54:43 AM
Oops..screwed up the quote. Mine were only the last two lines.
 
2009-05-30 08:56:07 AM
Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach: Number41: FTFA: Dr. Rosty Serebryany, a chiropractor at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine in Toronto, says he's seen a bevy of summer shoe-related injuries in his practice.

Yeah, I'll pass on your advice, buddy.

The shoes you wear effect the health of your spine and the muscle groups that chiropractors specialize in.

So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

/wearing flip-flops
//not a chiropractor


Chiropractor are quacks
 
2009-05-30 08:56:14 AM
klevin: Thanks for the advice, back-cracking man. Get an MD, DO or DPM and we'll talk.

Try these folks (new window).

/tried the one on the left
//hit it like pavement
 
2009-05-30 08:57:16 AM
I wear flip-flops to work. Usually about twice a week depending on the time of year. Then again that's acceptable at our company. And in south Texas.

/yay IT companies and their lax dress codes
 
2009-05-30 08:58:01 AM
i usually go out of my way to avoid advice from a chiropractor.
 
2009-05-30 08:58:32 AM
betona: ...especially the ones from Wal-Mart.

Scary. Even worse than the chemical burns from couches.
 
2009-05-30 08:59:57 AM
Not about flip flops but my sis went to the chiropractor the other day for pain in her butt cheek. Oh wait, it gets better. The chiro greeted her with a hug and said "do you feel me giving you my love"? haha Then, he was examining her, poking his fingers on the sides of her "stuff". She said "what are you doing"? He said "I'm checking your front back"! haha Then when he was cracking her, he said, "You sure smell good, we've had alot of stinkies in her today". OMG! She will never live down this front back thing. I think this guy just wandered in off the street and pretended to be a chiro. She is filing a complaint.
 
2009-05-30 09:00:00 AM
Knobbs: Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach:
The shoes you wear effect the health of your spine and the muscle groups that chiropractors specialize in.

So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

I'll stop "percieving qwackiness" about this field when they stop rattling off about "subluxations" draining my "life force."

/ Chiropractor once wanted me to strap a 2 pound weight on my head and walk on a trampoline. I've never been back.


I was sent to one by my insurance company once and he said I should try to sit up straighter at my desk and do core building exercises to reduce the chance for a recurring muscle spasm.

I think you may have just gotten really lucky.
 
2009-05-30 09:01:41 AM
Knobbs: Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach:
The shoes you wear effect the health of your spine and the muscle groups that chiropractors specialize in.

So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

I'll stop "percieving qwackiness" about this field when they stop rattling off about "subluxations" draining my "life force."

/ Chiropractor once wanted me to strap a 2 pound weight on my head and walk on a trampoline. I've never been back.


I suppose all chiropractors do this?

Just as much as all doctors practice faith based medicine?

Any doctors that recommend AA is pretty much advocating faith as medication (new window)

How much research did you do on chiropractics?

Is it the same amount of research as idiots that assumes all massage therapists are hookers since some hookers offer their services as "massage"?

Do you think acupuncture is whack-based since most of their practice are based on the qi?

Did you even ask WHY he wanted you to put a 2 lb weight on your head and walk on a trampoline?
 
2009-05-30 09:05:06 AM
I don't even put on pants and this guy expects me to put shoes on? Good luck, I say!
 
2009-05-30 09:05:20 AM
Archae hippy: Yea, I'm a doctor too, and I say where 'em

/my degree, like the fake doctor in the article, is not in medicine


Is it in spelling and malapropisms?
 
2009-05-30 09:06:16 AM
Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach: So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

A garbageman is a "trained professional", but I'm not going to listen to him about medicine. I'll stick to people with medical degrees.

Also, you should reexamine your definition of the word science.
 
2009-05-30 09:06:21 AM
Last week, my girlfriend and I were in iceland, and a piece of metal on a bridge grabbed her toe and tore the skin off while she was wearing flip flops.

it was gruesome, spraying blood, and I had to make a makeshift bandage out of athletic tape.
 
2009-05-30 09:06:35 AM
Gimmie.
A.
Farking.
Break.
 
2009-05-30 09:06:37 AM
You can have my flip flops when you prey them from my cold dead toes

fark you "thongs"
 
2009-05-30 09:06:43 AM
But what if I'm on a boat?
 
2009-05-30 09:10:26 AM
Whoops! Thought this was going to be a political thread.

/Got nuthin'
//Air Jesus FTW
 
2009-05-30 09:10:56 AM
Chiropractics were founded in quackery. The progression to legitimacy has been slow. Pretty much now they just use that little tool on the accupuncture points and stretch you out a little. If you never take advice from one you will be fine but remember a broken clock is right twice a day.

Correct me if I am wrong but didn't we evolve for a long time barefooted? I doubt there has been too much selection since shoes were invented to favor shoes to no shoes.
 
2009-05-30 09:11:12 AM
The advice in TFA is pretty sound, if you're someone too stupid to know that flip flops offer no support to your foot/ankle. Most of the rest of us figured it out the first time we wore them.

And why no mention of a true crime against humanity, Crocs?
 
2009-05-30 09:11:26 AM
Crisp Flows: Did you even ask WHY he wanted you to put a 2 lb weight on your head and walk on a trampoline?

Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?
 
2009-05-30 09:11:56 AM
escherIV: But what if I'm on a boat?

Is that the "new rickroll"?
 
2009-05-30 09:13:12 AM
Pronto_Breakneck: Chester J. Lampwick: I'm home for the summer with my kids. We only wear sandals or flip-flops, if we wear shoes at all. I'm not putting on shoes to go to the pool or the beach.

Good job reading the article.

Neither Serebryany not Sirkin are anti-flip-flop. There's nothing really wrong with them if they're worn to the beach or in a locker room shower, as an alternative to going barefoot. The problem is some insist on wearing them all summer long.


Number41: FTFA: Dr. Rosty Serebryany, a chiropractor at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine in Toronto, says he's seen a bevy of summer shoe-related injuries in his practice.

Yeah, I'll pass on your advice, buddy.

The other person cited in the article is a podiatrist. What are your qualifications? And, when you answer that, remember that I'm a daredevil skydiver, a founding member of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and I invented cap knitting for AIDS babies.

Flip flops in and of themselves don't bother me, even though I don't wear them. What does bother me is seeing otherwise professionally-dressed women on the commuter rail going into Boston wearing them. Sorry, honey, buying your plastic kiddy shoes in black with a couple of cubic zirconia on them doesn't make them appropriate for wearing to work. They just tag you as the same new money white trash shiathead who wears pajamas to the supermarket on the weekend.



I wore Converse AllStars on the bus, kept my good shoes under my desk. I changed when I got to work. It is hazardous to navigate public transportation in heels.

/no jammies in the grocery store
 
2009-05-30 09:13:39 AM
CrispFlows: Knobbs: Contents of a Space Wasp's stomach:
The shoes you wear effect the health of your spine and the muscle groups that chiropractors specialize in.

So if a chiropractor sees a lot of injuries directly related to someone wearing a certain kind of shoes you should dismiss the warning of a trained professional based on the percieved qwackiness of his field and just imagine that the sky-wizard caused the injuries to prove you must have faith in anything other than science?

I'll stop "percieving qwackiness" about this field when they stop rattling off about "subluxations" draining my "life force."

/ Chiropractor once wanted me to strap a 2 pound weight on my head and walk on a trampoline. I've never been back.

I suppose all chiropractors do this?

Just as much as all doctors practice faith based medicine?

Any doctors that recommend AA is pretty much advocating faith as medication (new window)

How much research did you do on chiropractics?

Is it the same amount of research as idiots that assumes all massage therapists are hookers since some hookers offer their services as "massage"?

Do you think acupuncture is whack-based since most of their practice are based on the qi?

Did you even ask WHY he wanted you to put a 2 lb weight on your head and walk on a trampoline?


The percentage of quack medical doctors is MUCH lower than the percentage of quack chiropractors. It's not comparable. And at least the medical doctor went to med school. Hell, the nation's largest chiropractic college lost their accreditation in 2002.
 
2009-05-30 09:14:25 AM
Winston Churchill: Doctors should also advise to skip plaid shorts.

What? How else am I going to identify douchebags on a day to day basis?
 
2009-05-30 09:15:08 AM
klevin: Crisp Flows: Did you even ask WHY he wanted you to put a 2 lb weight on your head and walk on a trampoline?

Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?


You know how ridiculous it sounds for a guy to take a mechanics drill and use that on dying guy's head?

You know how ridiculous it sounds when a guy wants refined liquefied dinosaur corpses to fuel contained explosions to make the horseless carriage go zoom?

First ask the reasoning THEN assume the validity or ridiculousness of any suggestions.

/ No god?! That's ridiculous... No, Mr atheist, I won't hear your reasons!!
 
2009-05-30 09:15:37 AM
CrispFlows: escherIV: But what if I'm on a boat?

Is that the "new rickroll"?


Don't think so. The line "Got my swim trunks, and my flippy-floppies" was the first thing the headline made me think of.
 
2009-05-30 09:16:35 AM
CrispFlows: escherIV: But what if I'm on a boat?

Is that the "new rickroll"?



If it isn't, it should be...
 
2009-05-30 09:16:54 AM
Huh, I still call them thongs...

Guess that means I'm old or something

/Never gonna give them up...
 
2009-05-30 09:17:45 AM
CruJones: The percentage of quack medical doctors is MUCH lower than the percentage of quack chiropractors. It's not comparable. And at least the medical doctor went to med school. Hell, the nation's largest chiropractic college lost their accreditation in 2002.


Whoa - That's new news for me...

How did that happen?

Wait a minute... [Citation needed.]

/ plz?
 
2009-05-30 09:19:45 AM
A professor recently at Auburn University also found orthpedic problems with flip-flops in a study. Link (new window)

I developed plantar fascitis with longterm use of flip flops but can't bear myself to wear those strapped stuff at home.

I used to live in Australia where they call them 'thongs' and could not understand the chuckle and looks when I went looking for thongs in the footwear section at an US store
 
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