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2012-10-30 08:21:42 AM
They just didn't *want* it enough.
 
2012-10-30 08:39:20 AM
Like Iocane powder, I think I've rendered myself immune to the damaging effects of caffeine.
 
2012-10-30 08:45:18 AM

Cythraul: Like Iocane powder, I think I've rendered myself immune to the damaging effects of caffeine.


Inconceivable!
 
2012-10-30 08:50:04 AM
lh6.googleusercontent.com

lh4.ggpht.com 

Sleep is for the weak.
 
2012-10-30 09:34:41 AM
Pretty sure I od'ed on caffeine once. Took about 6 pots of coffee in 8 hours but the lights all went flickery and my heart was all dubsteppy.

/collegiate all-nighter.
//not the fun kind
 
2012-10-30 09:43:46 AM
Obligatory:

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-30 09:50:15 AM

Winterlight: Cythraul: Like Iocane powder, I think I've rendered myself immune to the damaging effects of caffeine.

Inconceivable!


That word...I do not think it means what you think it means.

/off to go get me some more death juice
 
2012-10-30 09:51:17 AM

Freudian_slipknot: Pretty sure I od'ed on caffeine once. Took about 6 pots of coffee in 8 hours but the lights all went flickery and my heart was all dubsteppy.

/collegiate all-nighter.
//not the fun kind


Normally, I can chug coffee and be fine. But the coffee they use here at work...I donno, man. One cup and my heart feels like it's doing the Indy 500.

Also known as "light roast" in the US Navy.
 
2012-10-30 09:57:59 AM
"Coffee quickens the Spirits and makes the Heart Lightsome." - ad for England's first coffee house, 1652.
 
2012-10-30 10:02:30 AM
static.zoovy.com
 
2012-10-30 10:41:14 AM

xanadian: off to go get me some more death juice


I think I'm going to start referring to coffee as "death juice" at work and spot how many secret Farkers there are in the office.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:10 AM
Remember folks! Decaf is the tool of the devil!
 
2012-10-30 11:53:35 AM
"On examination, he was alert, oriented, nervous, agitated and irritable"--exactly how you'd imagine a teenager on way too much caffeine.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-30 11:59:16 AM
I was afraid I was going to die from a caffeine overdose once. I couldn't close my eyes, I couldn't stop shaking, and I was throwing up so much that bile started coming up. Paramedics said I'd be ok, but I was in for a hell of a day.
 
2012-10-30 12:00:24 PM

xanadian: Winterlight: Cythraul: Like Iocane powder, I think I've rendered myself immune to the damaging effects of caffeine.

Inconceivable!

That word...I do not think it means what you think it means.

/off to go get me some more death juice


at night, after work, if I have a strong cup of coffee it sends me straight to sleep. in the morning, it is the lifeblood from which I flow.
 
2012-10-30 12:02:49 PM
I average 518 a day from soda. Since high school. I'm not dead yet.
 
2012-10-30 12:05:49 PM
Good luck with that lawsuit, dumbasses. The coroner should be fired for claiming "caffeine toxicity" as the cause of death.
 
2012-10-30 12:07:12 PM
When I first discovered espresso, I thought it would be fun to see what would happen if I drank six doubles. It made my teeth vibrate.

/csb
 
2012-10-30 12:08:23 PM
Allow your kids an intravenous drip of sugar and caffeine into their bodies and something bad might happen.

/Darwin for a new generation
 
2012-10-30 12:09:00 PM
Don't make me start smoking again, that ain't healthy.
 
2012-10-30 12:09:32 PM
I took some No-Doz the first time I had to work a midnight shift. After a couple hours when I was getting drowsy...I took some more. I think 5 tablets in total. About an hour later, my hands started shaking, and I turned about 3 shades of green, and started vomiting. I went to the ER, thinking I was going to die. Told them what happened, and they just laughed and laughed.

Was fine the next day, but damn, that was nasty.
 
Skr
2012-10-30 12:09:41 PM
FRESH POTs!
img40.imageshack.us
please don't die dave. I love you.
 
2012-10-30 12:11:33 PM

kokomo61: I took some No-Doz the first time I had to work a midnight shift. After a couple hours when I was getting drowsy...I took some more. I think 5 tablets in total. About an hour later, my hands started shaking, and I turned about 3 shades of green, and started vomiting. I went to the ER, thinking I was going to die. Told them what happened, and they just laughed and laughed.

Was fine the next day, but damn, that was nasty.


This is almost exactly my story, except I threw a paper bag full of vomit out of a movie car.
 
2012-10-30 12:13:24 PM
I found after about the sixth No-Doz in a single day... it really no longer helps. Never got sick from it, just no longer felt the jolt. that day sucked.
 
2012-10-30 12:14:06 PM
at the end of the day, caffeine is and always will be a drug. treat it with respect and never think that you are stronger than a drug.
 
2012-10-30 12:14:19 PM

Skr: FRESH POTs!
[img40.imageshack.us image 600x337]
please don't die dave. I love you.


/came for fresh pots
//leaving satisfied
///and buzzing
 
2012-10-30 12:14:33 PM
Something something cannabis is still illegal.
 
2012-10-30 12:15:36 PM

Skr: FRESH POTs!
[img40.imageshack.us image 600x337]
please don't die dave. I love you.


Nice.

/DrinkingcoffeeIdrinkcoffeedrinkingcoffeeevery
//daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
 
2012-10-30 12:15:45 PM

Freudian_slipknot: Pretty sure I od'ed on caffeine once. Took about 6 pots of coffee in 8 hours but the lights all went flickery and my heart was all dubsteppy.

/collegiate all-nighter.
//not the fun kind



you were knocking on the door. but the caffeine gods did not open it.
 
2012-10-30 12:16:24 PM
I don't have a coffe problem, the only problem I have is there's no f@cking fresh pot!
 
2012-10-30 12:16:26 PM
This is why I mostly stick to brewed coffee. At that rate, as I recall, you'd die from water poisoning before you die from caffeine poisoning.
 
2012-10-30 12:17:00 PM
i see the odd M logo from monster drink on some cars rear windows, on some pick up tailgates, there is a huge one on the hood of some POS hooptie someone has in their yard. no one tells these retards how sad it is to plaster corporate logos all over your shiat i guess. its like their parents or grandparents share nothing of what they learned in the 60s.
 
2012-10-30 12:17:26 PM
also, they don't tell you that caffeine can be hard on your kidney's and cause your body to lose calcium (plus other minerals/vitamins)

not good for bone density.

drink in moderation and know when to stop.
 
2012-10-30 12:17:40 PM

Linux_Yes: at the end of the day, caffeine is and always will be a drug. treat it with respect and never think that you are stronger than a drug.


Asprin is a drug, so:

Asprin = caffeine
Caffeine = meth
 
2012-10-30 12:18:47 PM
As someone who was drinking 15-20 mugs of Navy coffee a day, I can, with some surety, say that the body's tolerance of caffeine is high. The LDL for kids is around 320 mg/kg, so if she weighted under 3 lbs ...
 
2012-10-30 12:20:35 PM

MoronLessOff: I was afraid I was going to die from a caffeine overdose once. I couldn't close my eyes, I couldn't stop shaking, and I was throwing up so much that bile started coming up. Paramedics said I'd be ok, but I was in for a hell of a day.



man, Folgers didn't show any of that in their commericals. the best part of waking up, is bile on your floor.

i went to tea. half the caffeine.

when i was doing coffee, that sh*t would wake me up a couple hours earlier than my alarm with a headache. it would piss me off. as soon as i had my fix, the headache would go away.

sometimes, i wish i had never got on caffeine but it does get me going in the morning and tea is weak enough not to f*ck with my head and wake me up early.

drug addiction can be a biatch.
 
2012-10-30 12:23:12 PM

Linux_Yes: also, they don't tell you that caffeine can be hard on your kidney's and cause your body to lose calcium (plus other minerals/vitamins)

not good for bone density.

drink in moderation and know when to stop.


Way to kill my buzz, dude.
 
2012-10-30 12:24:48 PM
The surest way for coffee to kill you is to get between it and me.
Now get over hear with that sauce subby, or I'll skull fark your dead relatives.
 
2012-10-30 12:24:51 PM
She drank the equivalent of 4 (6 oz) cups of coffee, but because it came in a stimulant cocktail known as MONSTER, it's the caffeine that must be the problem, not her underlying medical condition, nor her parent's inability to inform their child of dietary restrictions.
 
2012-10-30 12:24:58 PM

nicoffeine: Linux_Yes: at the end of the day, caffeine is and always will be a drug. treat it with respect and never think that you are stronger than a drug.

Asprin is a drug, so:

Asprin = caffeine
Caffeine = meth



and excessive aspirin has its bad side effects too. many a holes have been burnt into stomaches from people who take too much aspirin on a regular basis.

every drug had negative side effects. the only reason to take a drug is becaues the good side effects outweigh the bad ones. why take, for example, a cancer drug if you don't have cancer?

the best way? no drugs. but when you have problems, then sometimes a drug is necessary because the problem is worse than the negative side effects of the drug.

you're welcome.
 
2012-10-30 12:25:49 PM

MoronLessOff: kokomo61: I took some No-Doz the first time I had to work a midnight shift. After a couple hours when I was getting drowsy...I took some more. I think 5 tablets in total. About an hour later, my hands started shaking, and I turned about 3 shades of green, and started vomiting. I went to the ER, thinking I was going to die. Told them what happened, and they just laughed and laughed.

Was fine the next day, but damn, that was nasty.

This is almost exactly my story, except I threw a paper bag full of vomit out of a movie car.


Was it this car?

sweetsantuary.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-30 12:27:19 PM

nmdrkangl: Linux_Yes: also, they don't tell you that caffeine can be hard on your kidney's and cause your body to lose calcium (plus other minerals/vitamins)

not good for bone density.

drink in moderation and know when to stop.

Way to kill my buzz, dude.



well, i love caffeine too. but i had to accept the fact that it can hurt me if i over do it. two cups of tea a day for me. anything more starts to give me problems that i don't need. see earlier posts.
 
2012-10-30 12:29:18 PM

blatz514: MoronLessOff: kokomo61: I took some No-Doz the first time I had to work a midnight shift. After a couple hours when I was getting drowsy...I took some more. I think 5 tablets in total. About an hour later, my hands started shaking, and I turned about 3 shades of green, and started vomiting. I went to the ER, thinking I was going to die. Told them what happened, and they just laughed and laughed.

Was fine the next day, but damn, that was nasty.

This is almost exactly my story, except I threw a paper bag full of vomit out of a movie car.

Was it this car?

[sweetsantuary.files.wordpress.com image 568x426]


Yup. I hurked so hard I went back in time.

Linux_Yes: MoronLessOff: I was afraid I was going to die from a caffeine overdose once. I couldn't close my eyes, I couldn't stop shaking, and I was throwing up so much that bile started coming up. Paramedics said I'd be ok, but I was in for a hell of a day.


man, Folgers didn't show any of that in their commericals. the best part of waking up, is bile on your floor.

i went to tea. half the caffeine.

when i was doing coffee, that sh*t would wake me up a couple hours earlier than my alarm with a headache. it would piss me off. as soon as i had my fix, the headache would go away.

sometimes, i wish i had never got on caffeine but it does get me going in the morning and tea is weak enough not to f*ck with my head and wake me up early.

drug addiction can be a biatch.


Coffee doesn't do much for me anymore, unless I drink 5 or 6 cups in a day. I started drinking a lot when I worked nights. Now I just try to stick to one or two cups a day, but good coffee is so damn tasty.
 
2012-10-30 12:30:33 PM
farm2.staticflickr.com

Safe as coffee, my ass.
 
2012-10-30 12:30:38 PM
So us normal folks who take about 20 mg of Adderall and drink one or two Red Bulls and/or 2-3 coffee beverages each day...we're fine, right?
 
2012-10-30 12:31:10 PM

kokomo61: I took some No-Doz the first time I had to work a midnight shift. After a couple hours when I was getting drowsy...I took some more. I think 5 tablets in total. About an hour later, my hands started shaking, and I turned about 3 shades of green, and started vomiting. I went to the ER, thinking I was going to die. Told them what happened, and they just laughed and laughed.

Was fine the next day, but damn, that was nasty.


The one time I ever took those caffeine pills I had the worst headache of my life. It kicked in about mid afternoon and was absolutely pounding... it was still around to some extent the next day. It was about 11 or 12 years ago and I still remember it, clear as day.

Fark that noise, I'm never touching those damn things ever again. I'll drink soda and tea (never have been able to like coffee), but I don't use energy drinks and I sure as hell don't use the pills. Not worth it.
 
2012-10-30 12:34:36 PM

MoronLessOff: blatz514: MoronLessOff: kokomo61: I took some No-Doz the first time I had to work a midnight shift. After a couple hours when I was getting drowsy...I took some more. I think 5 tablets in total. About an hour later, my hands started shaking, and I turned about 3 shades of green, and started vomiting. I went to the ER, thinking I was going to die. Told them what happened, and they just laughed and laughed.

Was fine the next day, but damn, that was nasty.

This is almost exactly my story, except I threw a paper bag full of vomit out of a movie car.

Was it this car?

[sweetsantuary.files.wordpress.com image 568x426]

Yup. I hurked so hard I went back in time.

Linux_Yes: MoronLessOff: I was afraid I was going to die from a caffeine overdose once. I couldn't close my eyes, I couldn't stop shaking, and I was throwing up so much that bile started coming up. Paramedics said I'd be ok, but I was in for a hell of a day.


man, Folgers didn't show any of that in their commericals. the best part of waking up, is bile on your floor.

i went to tea. half the caffeine.

when i was doing coffee, that sh*t would wake me up a couple hours earlier than my alarm with a headache. it would piss me off. as soon as i had my fix, the headache would go away.

sometimes, i wish i had never got on caffeine but it does get me going in the morning and tea is weak enough not to f*ck with my head and wake me up early.

drug addiction can be a biatch.

Coffee doesn't do much for me anymore, unless I drink 5 or 6 cups in a day. I started drinking a lot when I worked nights. Now I just try to stick to one or two cups a day, but good coffee is so damn tasty.



yea, the body does develop a certain tolerance over time. but if enough it taken, it will overcome that tolerance.

that's why many weed smokers graduate to someting harder. they miss that high like it was when they first started smoking.

the brain sucks. it just wants more and more. ((::

i'm happy with my two cups of tea/day. about 110 mg of caffeine total.

but i'd love to up that to about 300 mgs. i have to be disciplined. (:
 
2012-10-30 12:34:38 PM

gopher321: Remember folks! Decaf is the tool of the devil!


I have never understood the desire to drink non-alcoholic beer or decaf coffee. Who the hell drinks those because they taste good?
 
2012-10-30 12:35:43 PM

KrispyKritter: i see the odd M logo from monster drink on some cars rear windows, on some pick up tailgates, there is a huge one on the hood of some POS hooptie someone has in their yard. no one tells these retards how sad it is to plaster corporate logos all over your shiat i guess. its like their parents or grandparents share nothing of what they learned in the 60s.


You realize they sponsor extreme sports and athletes right?

it's like having a Steelers sticker.
 
2012-10-30 12:37:30 PM
This was one of those topics that came up at work a year ago - what is the physical substance that is caffeine, where does it come from, and how is it shipped, etc. etc.

Before the googling commenced, there were hypothesis of South American caffeine mines, large ocean-going bulk carriers where none of the crew members ever slept...

apparently it just comes from coffee processors as the residual of decaffenated coffee or as a naturally occurring part of other ingredients, which is much less interesting than my imagination.
 
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