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(Discover)   Yay. Scientists have found an immunity to cancer. Boo. You have to live life as a dwarf   (discovermagazine.com) divider line 35
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3257 clicks; posted to Geek » on 02 Apr 2013 at 9:54 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-02 09:58:36 AM
Is that bad? Seems to work for Dinklage.
 
2013-04-02 09:58:45 AM
one an only hope this will turn into a sexy dwarf thread.
 
2013-04-02 10:01:54 AM
It's too bad that it doesn't cure car accidents.
 
2013-04-02 10:14:05 AM
Dwarf?  Why not charisma is a throw away stat anyway..
 
2013-04-02 10:20:29 AM
I am an ill-made, spiteful little creature, full of envy, lust, and low cunning

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2013-04-02 10:22:19 AM
As long as I get an Axe and can grow an epic beard. Im fine with that.
 
2013-04-02 10:37:42 AM
Boo?

Wow.
 
2013-04-02 10:44:30 AM
why's this bad?  think of all the extra space we'd have for housing and stuff!
 
2013-04-02 10:45:36 AM
Yay. Scientists have found an immunity to cancer. Boo. You have to live life as a dwarf

And then what?
 
2013-04-02 10:51:33 AM
It's not so bad except for the bearded women.
 
2013-04-02 10:53:54 AM

Raug the Dwarf: Yay. Scientists have found an immunity to cancer. Boo. You have to live life as a dwarf

And then what?


Boo Boo.
 
2013-04-02 10:54:12 AM
I could live with that if I'm allowed to drive a little Shriner car - and wear a fez.
 
2013-04-02 11:09:48 AM
Does this mean grumpy cat will be immortal?
 
2013-04-02 11:39:07 AM
As long as I don't dig too deep I am fine with this!

Also, Can I change my name to Urst?
 
2013-04-02 11:58:13 AM
What if part of me is dwarfish? Does that help?
 
2013-04-02 12:02:16 PM
Would you also have an alignment change once you get dwarfized?
 
2013-04-02 12:07:29 PM
Really?  If that improves my odds with Richard Armitage's version of Thorin Oakenshield then I am all for it.

/don't tell me how it ends
 
2013-04-02 12:15:20 PM

Flash_NYC: one an only hope this will turn into a sexy dwarf thread.


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You're Welcome!
 
2013-04-02 12:20:35 PM
I always find this interesting,  when genes people would think are a disadvantage confer some unexpected trait that aids survival.  Sickle cell and thalassemia carriers have a partial immunity to malaria because collapsing blood cells cannot sustain the malaria parasite, and some of the new studies suggest that being a Cystic Fibrosis carrier offers protection from cholera and typhoid because being a carrier makes your system inhospitable to the bacteria.
 
2013-04-02 01:25:46 PM
Judging from the pics, people with that brand of dwarfism seem to be proportional, without the stunted limbs.  Aside from everyone around you being huge, I don't see a downside.
 
2013-04-02 01:38:51 PM
Cool!  I'd also get infravision as a bonus!
 
2013-04-02 02:05:16 PM
Another way to avoid cancer:  be a shark.

But don't forget to find a cure for your bone-itis.
 
2013-04-02 02:13:41 PM
Just glanced at the article.

OMG! Those children have made a clone of Lyndon B. Johnson.

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It's like the Boys from Brazil in Ecuador!

No, wait. It's just Golda Meir.

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2013-04-02 04:05:18 PM
As someone who just had a CT that revealed a mass on the kidney, I'm getting a kick out of this thread, and wondering if it's too late to become Dwarvish.

/sigh, beat it 12 years ago...
//will do it again.
 
2013-04-02 04:22:50 PM
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And oh how they danced
The little children of Stonehenge....
 
2013-04-02 04:52:57 PM

yves0010: As long as I get an Axe and can grow an epic beard. Im fine with that.


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I'm in!
 
2013-04-02 04:55:23 PM

Gunderson: Flash_NYC: one an only hope this will turn into a sexy dwarf thread.

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You're Welcome!


Just for that, here's some midget gun porn! Obviously NSFW
 
2013-04-02 05:02:31 PM

MarkEC: Gunderson: Flash_NYC: one an only hope this will turn into a sexy dwarf thread.

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You're Welcome!

Just for that, here's some midget gun porn! Obviously NSFW


Too little hair to be a real dwarf...I think she's a shaved halfling...there's absolutely NO 5 o'clock shadow on her face.

/but nice!
 
2013-04-02 06:12:56 PM

Beerguy: yves0010: As long as I get an Axe and can grow an epic beard. Im fine with that.

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I'm in!


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Does epic chest hair count?
 
2013-04-02 11:35:09 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Beerguy: yves0010: As long as I get an Axe and can grow an epic beard. Im fine with that.

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I'm in!

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Does epic chest hair count?


One of the few bright shining stars in that train wreck.
 
2013-04-03 12:04:21 AM
And if you're keeping score at home, only 3/30 comments so far reference Dungeons and Dragons.
 
2013-04-03 02:42:08 AM
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2013-04-03 08:31:30 AM

Sergeant Grumbles: Beerguy: yves0010: As long as I get an Axe and can grow an epic beard. Im fine with that.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x286]
I'm in!

[lvlt.bioware.cdn.ea.com image 850x477]
Does epic chest hair count?


That might work...As long as Brenda is fine with it.
 
2013-04-03 09:19:22 PM
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Depression, unfortunately, still a very real threat.
 
2013-04-05 11:05:35 PM

scalpod: [image2.findagrave.com image 250x373]

Depression, unfortunately, still a very real threat.


Stop.  I miss that guy.  Every time I hear about what he did, I wish I could have met him and convinced him of how farggin' awesome he was. :(
 
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