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2013-03-20 06:24:27 PM  
 
2013-03-20 06:24:44 PM  
Glad to hear this. I hope he continues to improve.
 
2013-03-20 06:28:40 PM  
How long before he can handle a decreasing radius turn through eucalyptus?
 
2013-03-20 06:31:35 PM  
Dear Vincent_Blackshadow,

I don't know you, you don't know me. But I could immediately tell the fark community loves you, and I was touched by the plea for help. You have an amazing community that cares for you, and it makes me proud to be part of that group. I'll save the teary-eyed stuff for later, but I want to tell you that when life gets you down, it's like a clam dig. You have to get down and dirty, right there in the cold, wet sand, and dig furiously with your hands for that clam. Sometimes you get the clam, pull it out of the ground and hold it above your head triumphantly, shirt wet and caked with sand and exclaim "look at that clam! We're eating well tonight!"

But sometimes you don't get the clam, you rise up, cold, wet, and smelling of defeat. You trudge home with an empty pail, having to tell your kids why they don't get to eat at home tonight, and instead have to suffer through the torture of rooting through your wallet to scrounge up what bills you have to go to an expensive four star restaurant. They will be disappointed, but hopeful that they can get at least a grilled cheese.

Perhaps I got a little off-track there, but what I mean to say is this, don't let anything knock you down for long. If something knocks you down, you get back up. You take your punches, sometimes you fall, sometimes you bleed, but you spit that blood out, you get back up no matter how punch-drunk you are, you get back up, look what knocked you down in the eye and say "I'm not afraid of you."

Be strong, Vincent-Blackshadow.
 
2013-03-20 06:31:38 PM  
I made you a very special get well card today  V_B, should be there in a day or two. I sterilized it but you might want to have  FishWife open it for you just to be on the safe side.
 
2013-03-20 06:33:11 PM  
Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?
 
2013-03-20 06:37:04 PM  

RexTalionis: Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?


He's been hospitalized since Super Bowl Sunday. Here's the original thread. It gives more details.
 
2013-03-20 06:39:21 PM  

RexTalionis: Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?


Super Bowl Sunday.  I was sick too, but that was because of the 49ers' first half.

Get well, v_b!  Kick the shiat out of that shiat!
 
2013-03-20 06:43:23 PM  
Dear vincent_blackshadow,

I abhor the idea of you being in pain & I am sending all jujus & hope that it lets up real soon. I miss seeing your sweet face all over the intarwebs. I'm still going to San Diego in July & we still have to purchase beers for each other and hug. Bring your beautiful wife. I know you like her a lot & I'd love to meet her, too. We have many funs to make.

Love & miss you. xoxox

Di
 
2013-03-20 06:43:49 PM  
It's been brought to my attention that I had been implying that they shouldn't need funds beyond the deductible for their insurance coverage. My wording came out completely different than I had it in my brain, and that is 1000% my fault.

FishWife and I haven't had a chance to really sit down and look through it all yet, and my brain shorted out. That's on me, and I'll be squeezing out a few bucks when I get home.

Anybody getting paid on Friday? They can still use any help available from whomever can spare it, and I'll be careful not to overstep my boundaries/knowledge from here on out.

Peace!
 
2013-03-20 06:43:58 PM  
And I would just like to say that even though I don't know you, life is like playing an according behind the Olive Garden at 4:00 in the morning.  Sometimes the cops come, sometimes the bums pop out of the dumpsters and dance, sometimes the waiter comes out to tell you to stuff that infernal squeeze box up your butt and pull it out your ears.  The point is, you just have to keep playing.

And drinking orange juice.  Orange juice was invented in the 14th century when two field workers were frying their shoe leather and dropped their oranges onto a rock.  That rock fell, dumped the orange and the guys stepped on the oranges in the shoeless feet.  Juice was spilled and they drank it.  They drank it and they liked it.  Not us much as grilled cheese but that wasn't to be invented until 147 years later a three armed boy with a lisp barfed on a cat but that's another story.

I may have gotten a little bit off track here but what I am trying to say is that horses and shrimp do not live in the same neighborhoods.  Neigh, get it?  Shrimp hoods?  Get it?  Anyway, if you find yourself looking for a place to house your prawns and ponies, don't give up.  You may get a lot of doors slammed in your face but then next one that opens, you look that fool in the eye and say, "I have a hole in my pocket and a bionic fist."

God speed Vincent-Blackshadow.
 
2013-03-20 06:48:24 PM  
Dear Vincent_Blackshadow:
I heard about a study (not sponsored by anyone who will gain from it monetarily) that showed that Manuka Honey is quite effective at battling antibiotic-resistant infections, so I would recommend having a tablespoon of it each day. It's got lots of benefits, including not killing off your helpful stomach flora, and it has no drawbacks. Even if it were completely ineffective at helping kill the MRSA, it's very pleasant-tasting and relatively low-cost. :-) Hope that helps!
 
2013-03-20 06:50:44 PM  

KangTheMad: Dear Vincent_Blackshadow,

I don't know you, you don't know me. But I could immediately tell the fark community loves you, and I was touched by the plea for help. You have an amazing community that cares for you, and it makes me proud to be part of that group.


QFT. I'm gonna take a knee and ask my personal deity that if this ever happens to me please grant me such good, caring, loving friends to help me over the hump.  But while I'm down here I'm saying one for you and FishWife first.

/ All my thoughts and wishes.
 
2013-03-20 06:51:04 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: And I would just like to say that even though I don't know you, life is like playing an according behind the Olive Garden at 4:00 in the morning. Sometimes the cops come, sometimes the bums pop out of the dumpsters and dance, sometimes the waiter comes out to tell you to stuff that infernal squeeze box up your butt and pull it out your ears. The point is, you just have to keep playing.

And drinking orange juice. Orange juice was invented in the 14th century when two field workers were frying their shoe leather and dropped their oranges onto a rock. That rock fell, dumped the orange and the guys stepped on the oranges in the shoeless feet. Juice was spilled and they drank it. They drank it and they liked it. Not us much as grilled cheese but that wasn't to be invented until 147 years later a three armed boy with a lisp barfed on a cat but that's another story.

I may have gotten a little bit off track here but what I am trying to say is that horses and shrimp do not live in the same neighborhoods. Neigh, get it? Shrimp hoods? Get it? Anyway, if you find yourself looking for a place to house your prawns and ponies, don't give up. You may get a lot of doors slammed in your face but then next one that opens, you look that fool in the eye and say, "I have a hole in my pocket and a bionic fist."

God speed Vincent-Blackshadow.


This is pure gold. I'm stealing this. Do you share drugs?
 
2013-03-20 06:52:10 PM  
We, as a society, can thank ourselves for MRSA.

The R stands for resistant.

Sure, in 10,000 years the staph aureus might have developed it's own resistance, but this one is all on us.

How to help:

Are you healthy?
  Answer "yes" and an antibiotic for a "cold" or "URTI" is not going to help.  Man up and it will be gone in 7-10 days with or without an antibiotic.

Does your kid have a cold?
  Answer "yes" with a fever under 101?  She/he will be fine in 7-10 days with or without an antibiotic.  Do not give Motrin or Tylenol for the fever unless the kid is complaining.  That extra 2 degrees will help fight the infection.

BTW:  If you are healthy, using Tamiflu when you have influenza is usually a waste of money.  All it will do is add to your agony of being sick with nausea and vomiting. Suck it up.
 
2013-03-20 06:53:22 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: And I would just like to say that even though I don't know you, life is like playing an according behind the Olive Garden at 4:00 in the morning.  Sometimes the cops come, sometimes the bums pop out of the dumpsters and dance, sometimes the waiter comes out to tell you to stuff that infernal squeeze box up your butt and pull it out your ears.  The point is, you just have to keep playing.

And drinking orange juice.  Orange juice was invented in the 14th century when two field workers were frying their shoe leather and dropped their oranges onto a rock.  That rock fell, dumped the orange and the guys stepped on the oranges in the shoeless feet.  Juice was spilled and they drank it.  They drank it and they liked it.  Not us much as grilled cheese but that wasn't to be invented until 147 years later a three armed boy with a lisp barfed on a cat but that's another story.

I may have gotten a little bit off track here but what I am trying to say is that horses and shrimp do not live in the same neighborhoods.  Neigh, get it?  Shrimp hoods?  Get it?  Anyway, if you find yourself looking for a place to house your prawns and ponies, don't give up.  You may get a lot of doors slammed in your face but then next one that opens, you look that fool in the eye and say, "I have a hole in my pocket and a bionic fist."

God speed Vincent-Blackshadow.


Orange juice is amazing. And I think you're on E, but I won't judge too much.
 
2013-03-20 06:53:55 PM  

Evil High Priest: Englebert Slaptyback: What a Vincent Blackshadow might look like:

[www.theworldofmotorcycles.com image 468x310]


pic is borrowed

HST would be proud!


"If you rode the Black Shadow at top speed for any length of time, you would almost certainly die." In this line he was comparing the "straight line" VBS to more maneuverable and modern cafe racers. You would put down the Black Shadow if you tried to reach speed on anything but a runway.

/my $.02
 
2013-03-20 06:57:13 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: RexTalionis: Shiat. How did I miss this story? When did Vincent get sick?

He's been hospitalized since Super Bowl Sunday. Here's the original thread. It gives more details.


Damn, I did not know that.
 
2013-03-20 07:00:14 PM  
v_b over the hump...that'll be the day! Tell him mmagdalene has an ampersand and a Bloody Mary waiting for his dried-up, broke-down sorry ass excuse for a cowboy carcass.

Cocksucker!
 
2013-03-20 07:02:18 PM  
Get well soon buddy --- head up and keep fighting the fight!

S~
 
2013-03-20 07:02:41 PM  
SAVE
FERRIS


/and get well soon
 
2013-03-20 07:03:36 PM  

smells_like_meat: WTF Indeed: She is?

Dear  Vincent_blackshadow,

Your wife is an incredibly attractive woman, you lucky, lucky bastard.

Sincerely,
Men of TFD

P.S. Something, something get well.

Note to Mizz Blackshadow,

This is quite tame. That's a sign of the great respect that TF holds V_B.

BTW if anyone here asks for naked pictures of yourself, send them a picture of your elbow. They wont know the difference.


Fist of an angry etc etc
 
2013-03-20 07:04:46 PM  
Dear vincent_blackshadow

Try not to die.

Love,
Wegro Froestu
 
2013-03-20 07:06:49 PM  
temeez.com
/to hear ;-)
 
2013-03-20 07:12:49 PM  
I don't hang out here much, and can't even remember if I've ever "crossed paths" with vincent before. I do know that it's pretty rare for a group of people, on a web site like this, to rally around one of their own to this degree. That can only speak to "Mr. Blackshadow's" character. He must be a pretty damned good dude.

:::Raising my cheap, domestic, but oh so tatsy beer:::

Here's to your health, brother. Thoughts and "prayers"(for whatever they're worth) to you and your family.
 
2013-03-20 07:25:51 PM  
Any improvement is good to hear about. I know it's going to be a long and slow recovery, but you'll get there. Best wishes and hopes to you and your wife. Stay strong.. both of you!
 
2013-03-20 07:27:34 PM  

smells_like_meat: Vincent is one of the lucky ones. His wife is reading these posts to him so post your good wishes and snark here. He's over the hump, but let me tell you, his recovery will be long and hard.


/Methinks you're baiting us farkers here with such verbiage. Like, hell yeah, recover your wife long and hard baby! Get that hump back here, I covered it once and will recover it now!

//terrible, I know. At least he doesn't have flesh-eating bacteria of the wang... Or does he?
 
2013-03-20 07:28:27 PM  
Here's to you, VB!! Get better. We're counting on you.
 
2013-03-20 07:30:01 PM  
Get betterr soon dude.
 
2013-03-20 07:31:55 PM  
My second wife died from this.
Best of luck in your recovery, MRSA is a bytch to fight off, even if the doctors say you are "in the clear".
 
2013-03-20 07:34:12 PM  

smells_like_meat: Here I am 4 months after getting sick. 50 pounds down, still in a chair with my guard dogs.  Walked a mile last week. After a year. Felt good.

Let's hope that V_B recovers faster. This stuff is no joke.

[i271.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Saw that in the first thread and though "you're a better man than I, Gunga Din." Good luck with your recoveries, both of you! And thanks for the update SLM.
 
2013-03-20 07:38:36 PM  

Sensei: Dancin_In_Anson: Glad to hear that you're getting better. Come back to Texas and (since I missed it the first time) we'll try to light SchlingFocker on fire again so we can both enjoy it!

Oh man, I might come for that.


www.misterfadedglory.com
 
2013-03-20 07:39:17 PM  
Hey, here's an idea. I could sell some of my pin-up photo sets to donate to the cause, since I don't have any extra cash.

Would there be any takers? They were really good and professionally taken, and I looked real purdy...

/yes I know, cow/milk discussion
 
2013-03-20 07:44:22 PM  
*either that or we set up a new PayPal acct, and anyone who donated $10 for V_B would get ten of my pinup shots via email.

I'm taking a nap, but everyone, and Fish_Wife and WitchyDiva especially, let me know if there's any interest. EIP.
 
2013-03-20 07:52:27 PM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/7655824/83147645#c83147645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">valar_morghulis: I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.

You spelled "Marisa" wrong.

Thanks for that one; I just spat my therapeutic glass of wine all over my laptop.
 
2013-03-20 07:55:43 PM  
i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 07:56:54 PM  
Vincent_blackshadow,

After lurking through the threads at Fark for the last 11 years, I've finally registered a screen name. The sole purpose of doing so is to tell you that this will get better. I've been where you are today. In November 2011 I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. I've often assumed most farkers are brain damaged. You don't need to make that assumption with me; it's true. Maybe that's why I identify with so many of you.

After a long and difficult stay in the ICU, I underwent 10 months of intensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy. I had to relearn how to talk, walk, and use a computer. Learning, up until that point, had been easy for me. That was no longer the case. I had to relearn the process of learning.

Define what motivates you, and work toward that as a singular goal.

I know what it's like to be conscious but intubated and unable to speak.
I know what it's like to have doctors speak to your spouse in hushed tones because they doubt your survival.
I know what it's like to have your own body fail to do what you ask.
I know what it's like to doubt that there will ever be improvement.
I know what it's like to doubt your own survival.

What I need you to hear is this: it will get better. It's going to be a long and difficult process, but you will change for the better.

I'm still here, 16 months on from my injury, back to work, parent to my two kids, and husband to my wife. I got better. You will too.

While I still deal with sequelae from my injury, I don't let it define me. Don't let this define you.

If you're ever in Maine, let me buy you a beer.

I'm sorry I didn't post this sooner; it's that damn 6 hour wait for new accounts.

-Baldrick
 
2013-03-20 07:58:17 PM  

FishWife: http://www.fark.com/comments/7655824/83147645#c83147645" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">valar_morghulis: I had MRSA on my face one year ago. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck, feel better, and godspeed.

You spelled "Marisa" wrong.

Thanks for that one; I just spat my therapeutic glass of wine all over my laptop.


I hope he gets well soon, mainly because I'll feel less creepy hitting on you, even though our screen names lend themselves to some obvious jokes.

Signed,
The thin geek with glasses who said hi to y'all in Vegas when you were at the bar and I was just arriving with my stuff in tow. (Also, the guy who tried to meet up with y'all over Thanksgiving but couldn't because our schedules just didn't work out.)
 
2013-03-20 07:59:52 PM  
I am happy he is on the mend. You are both in my thoughts. Thanks, also meatman for delivering the meat, err, update.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:13 PM  
Seeing a group like this rally around one of their own should be cause for suspicion, but in this case I'm gonna ignore that and wish only the best for both vincent_blackshadow and FishWife. :-) Glad to read that things are getting better. May your recovery be swift and complete, and may you be quaffing the beers soon.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:27 PM  
Yaaaay!

/prints thread
//tightly rolls thread up
///laminates thread
//uses thread as swizzelstick in dubiously concocted rum drink
/yay
 
2013-03-20 08:03:54 PM  
Get well, man.
 
2013-03-20 08:13:55 PM  
Baldrick, that was inspirational. Thank you for sharing your struggles, and welcome to the madhouse.

Just stay away from that ffish guy. He's trouble.
 
2013-03-20 08:14:14 PM  
Damn sounds like I lost the pool.

/snark for guy I don't know
//get better soon
 
2013-03-20 08:36:26 PM  

vegaswench: Baldrick, that was inspirational. Thank you for sharing your struggles, and welcome to the madhouse.

Just stay away from that ffish guy. He's trouble.


One of the best pieces of advice I ever received in the business world was to keep my head down and my mouth shut until I figured out what the hell was going on.

It only took 11 years of lurking and a head injury to figure it out. This should be fun.
 
2013-03-20 09:05:42 PM  
Where the hell is my awesome comment?

The one where I say I love you and promise you a shiatload of brisket when you are better?

That sucks that it disappeared. I blame that Chuck or Darren or whatever his name is that runs this joint.

farking a.

Anyway, I love you. Get better. I will make you a bunch of brisket to put more meat on your bones. So get better. Like soon.
 
2013-03-20 09:07:21 PM  
Okay this is take 3 on this damn tablet.

Sigh.

get better. brisket for you. like all you can eat. jesus christ, get better.

also, like you, I am not wearing pants
 
2013-03-20 09:11:20 PM  
Done in one. I can't believe someone sponsored me for totalfark after one post. Thanks, anonymous sponsor, I won't let you down. It was quite a surprise to see the TF after my name. Damn it's dusty in here.

/posting from my basement while I do laundry, really it's dusty.
//I've always wanted to do slashies :-D
 
2013-03-20 09:11:40 PM  
I was completely swamped so I didn't see the original thread. MRSA, fark me running. I'm convinced MRSA or XDR-TB or some other superbug is gonna get me. Someone's gotta get on this crap, figure out the next line of defense. C'mon, science!

I get paid tomorrow, so my donation is coming.
 
2013-03-20 09:26:07 PM  

shaft6969: Methinks you're baiting us farkers here with such verbiage. Like, hell yeah, recover your wife long and hard baby! Get that hump back here, I covered it once and will recover it now!


::busted::
 
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