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2013-06-18 08:51:56 AM  

Smidge204: mbillips: Why would dry ice in alcohol produce alcohol vapor? It's COOLING the alcohol. All you should be getting off that is CO2. Which can make you "high" in the same way the suffocating game can.

My first question as well.

Second question: Why would anyone think they're avoiding the calories by inhaling the vapors? You're still absorbing the alcohol into your body where it is metabolized... whether it enters your bloodstream through your digestive or respiratory tract is pretty irrelevant as far as calories go.
=Smidge=


For the first question: one possibility is that the dry ice is serving as effectively an agitant. If you drop a chunk of dry ice into liquid, it immediately starts to bubble. Everclear--nearly pure ethanol--would rapidly evaporate if poured out on your counter, but evaporates slowly from an open bottle because it's limited by the local vapor pressure: in the neck of the bottle, gaseous ethanol is at its peak concentration and more ethanol can only evaporate if some of that sitting vapor is displaced; on your counter, there is a greatly increased liquid-gas phase transition area and typically a great deal more air circulation, both expediting evaporation. While the dry ice is cooling the alcohol down, it's also vigorously mixing the liquid and expelling gas from the bottle. In what I've described--using high proof alcohol--the expelled gas would be a fairly potent mix of CO2 and ethanol vapor.

That said, in the image in the story, this genius is using Budweiser. Not a chance you're going to get any substantial alcohol out of that. He's just getting buzzed off of hypoxia.

As for the second question: the only calorie savings would be in avoiding the often calorie-dense mixers (soda, juice) because the absorbed alcohol will of course be caloric. Of course, people trying to literally inhale a 40 of Bud are not going to be the sharpest knives in the drawer...
 
2013-06-18 08:53:37 AM  

mbillips: Even where it's legal, it's barred for most employees. How do dope smokers make a living? Self-employed artist? Work for parents? Where I live, just about EVERY employer does a pre-employment drug screen, because they get a 10 percent break on their worker's comp insurance if they're a "drug-free workplace."


More people need to crawl up their politicians asses to change these types of things. It's happening but far too slowly. I don't even really smoke the stuff because it gives me the noids but the attitudes need to change because a society that views alcohol as the only acceptable way to get your buzz on is going to be far more violent, unhealthy and stupid.
 
2013-06-18 08:57:53 AM  

mbillips: Why would dry ice in alcohol produce alcohol vapor? It's COOLING the alcohol. All you should be getting off that is CO2. Which can make you "high" in the same way the suffocating game can.


The idea is that the bubbles of CO2 rising through the alcohol are going to partially fill with ethanol vapor. This does occur, but I have no idea how effective it is. Then you inhale the CO2/ethanol vapor. But I agree that there is probably some oxygen deprivation going on here also.
 
2013-06-18 09:06:46 AM  
Where the heck are kids buying dry ice?  (firmly affixes onion to belt)  When I was a kid it was easier to buy beer, alcohol, or anything else a kid wanted than it was to buy dry ice.  We were still was able to get that and various cap-able containers.
 
2013-06-18 09:07:12 AM  

mbillips: here to help: Hoblit: To those who endorse weed as the alternative. Just stop it.

1. It's not the same high
2. It's still illegal
3. A lot of us have jobs that do random drug testing

It simply isn't a viable alternative. I have nothing against it at all and I'm not saying that it shouldn't be smoked. I'm just saying in application as an alternative, it is not.

Move to somewhere it's legal or quit drinking. The method you say you want to try is more dangerous even if it's marketed. You're trying to make a distinction between the marketed method and the other "dangerous" methods when they are the exact same thing. You have a problem and it is affecting your health. It's time to stop. If you can't stop then get help.

Simple.

Even where it's legal, it's barred for most employees. How do dope smokers make a living? Self-employed artist? Work for parents? Where I live, just about EVERY employer does a pre-employment drug screen, because they get a 10 percent break on their worker's comp insurance if they're a "drug-free workplace."

Not disagreeing with the "stop drinking" advice (although, as a sometimes binge drinker myself, I can testify that it's not so "simple."). But weed is a practical alternative only for a minority of people.


It's actually very easy for us pot smokers.  I've passed numerous drug tests for work.  It's very easy, a bit nerve wracking the first few times, but after that it becomes routine.  If you look there are a lot of ways to beat those tests, they don't scrutinize you when you take it.  All you need to do is ensure temperature on the specimen you are passing.  If a 'clean' friend or family member won't help you out, or if dealing with real urine is disgusting to you, there are plenty of synthetic products on the shelf at smoke shops that will help you pass.  Hell, they even come with hand warmers to help keep the right temperature.

Point being.  Drug tests are a joke, they are easy to beat and you shouldn't worry about them.

/This does not apply to drug tests for DOT or parole, only the 'simple' work related drug tests.
//DOT and parole drug tests they check your d*ck.
 
2013-06-18 09:09:18 AM  

TabASlotB: Smidge204: mbillips: Why would dry ice in alcohol produce alcohol vapor? It's COOLING the alcohol. All you should be getting off that is CO2. Which can make you "high" in the same way the suffocating game can.

My first question as well.

Second question: Why would anyone think they're avoiding the calories by inhaling the vapors? You're still absorbing the alcohol into your body where it is metabolized... whether it enters your bloodstream through your digestive or respiratory tract is pretty irrelevant as far as calories go.
=Smidge=

For the first question: one possibility is that the dry ice is serving as effectively an agitant. If you drop a chunk of dry ice into liquid, it immediately starts to bubble. Everclear--nearly pure ethanol--would rapidly evaporate if poured out on your counter, but evaporates slowly from an open bottle because it's limited by the local vapor pressure: in the neck of the bottle, gaseous ethanol is at its peak concentration and more ethanol can only evaporate if some of that sitting vapor is displaced; on your counter, there is a greatly increased liquid-gas phase transition area and typically a great deal more air circulation, both expediting evaporation. While the dry ice is cooling the alcohol down, it's also vigorously mixing the liquid and expelling gas from the bottle. In what I've described--using high proof alcohol--the expelled gas would be a fairly potent mix of CO2 and ethanol vapor.

That said, in the image in the story, this genius is using Budweiser. Not a chance you're going to get any substantial alcohol out of that. He's just getting buzzed off of hypoxia.

As for the second question: the only calorie savings would be in avoiding the often calorie-dense mixers (soda, juice) because the absorbed alcohol will of course be caloric. Of course, people trying to literally inhale a 40 of Bud are not going to be the sharpest knives in the drawer...


So.... you're saying I should huff some everclear straight off my counter?  Would a rag work better?  Like a cloraphorm deal?
 
2013-06-18 09:15:51 AM  

mike_d85: So.... you're saying I should huff some everclear straight off my counter? Would a rag work better? Like a cloraphorm deal?


Everclear is overrated for  this.  My personal favorite is gold paint.
 
2013-06-18 09:19:23 AM  
there aren't a whole lot of calories in liquor unless you mix in a lot of sugar or whatnot.  Just do shots.
 
2013-06-18 09:42:23 AM  
fireclown

That's how I feel. Straight Absolute is one of the less caloric vodkas out there. Cut out the middlemen and save yourself those calories.

I drink a Polish potato vodka because it's both low in calories and easier on my stomach. (In moderation and only about once a week, tops.)
 
2013-06-18 09:42:47 AM  
Meanwhile, Cannabis sits quietly on the Schedule I list...
 
2013-06-18 10:20:37 AM  

mike_d85:
So.... you're saying I should huff some everclear straight off my counter? Would a rag work better? Like a cloraphorm deal?


Absolutely. Actually, it works best if you swish the everclear around inside a plastic bag then place your head in the bag and seal it around your neck with duct tape. But don't take my word for it!
 
2013-06-18 10:50:47 AM  
Huh. I really thought it was going to be buttchugging.
 
2013-06-18 11:07:20 AM  

TabASlotB: mike_d85:
So.... you're saying I should huff some everclear straight off my counter? Would a rag work better? Like a cloraphorm deal?

Absolutely. Actually, it works best if you swish the everclear around inside a plastic bag then place your head in the bag and seal it around your neck with duct tape. But don't take my word for it!


It's the one thing. You are my thing.
 
2013-06-18 11:22:16 AM  

TabASlotB: While the dry ice is cooling the alcohol down, it's also vigorously mixing the liquid and expelling gas from the bottle. In what I've described--using high proof alcohol--the expelled gas would be a fairly potent mix of CO2 and ethanol vapor.


I've used dry ice and alcohol (granted, rubbing alcohol) as a "poor man's liquid nitrogen" for cooling and other mischief. The alcohol doesn't evaporate very quickly because, I suspect, the bubbles are of cold CO2 gas and the liquid as a whole is being chilled.

Dry ice is about -80C and the vapor pressure for methanol is essentially zero at about -40C. I'd imagine the alcohol content of the gas coming out is almost negligible in the long term - you might get a hit of whatever vapor was in the bottle before adding the dry ice but that's about the end of it.

So I think we agree that the guy is just asphyxiating himself.


As for the calories - if you're drinking mixers and the like, you're probably wanting a bit of flavor and calories are not your upmost concern. If you're a douchebag frat boy looking to get stoned as quickly as possible, then you're probably drinking straight grain alcohol anyway and there's no calorie reduction to be had.
=Smidge=
 
2013-06-18 11:23:08 AM  

mikewadestr: Pouring a bottle of vodka up you ass will, also, get you drunk and allow you to sincerely say that you got drunk off you ass.  Unfortunately, it can kill you.


Would have made the "asinine" tag more appropriate, too.
 
2013-06-18 11:42:34 AM  

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Exactly what I was thinking. A cool mist vaporizer is a hell of a lot better (and easier) than using dry ice.


Thank god I'm at a point in my life where the stuff I drink actually tastes good.
 
2013-06-18 11:54:27 AM  

Smidge204: TabASlotB: While the dry ice is cooling the alcohol down, it's also vigorously mixing the liquid and expelling gas from the bottle. In what I've described--using high proof alcohol--the expelled gas would be a fairly potent mix of CO2 and ethanol vapor.

I've used dry ice and alcohol (granted, rubbing alcohol) as a "poor man's liquid nitrogen" for cooling and other mischief. The alcohol doesn't evaporate very quickly because, I suspect, the bubbles are of cold CO2 gas and the liquid as a whole is being chilled.

Dry ice is about -80C and the vapor pressure for methanol is essentially zero at about -40C. I'd imagine the alcohol content of the gas coming out is almost negligible in the long term - you might get a hit of whatever vapor was in the bottle before adding the dry ice but that's about the end of it.

So I think we agree that the guy is just asphyxiating himself.


As for the calories - if you're drinking mixers and the like, you're probably wanting a bit of flavor and calories are not your upmost concern. If you're a douchebag frat boy looking to get stoned as quickly as possible, then you're probably drinking straight grain alcohol anyway and there's no calorie reduction to be had.
=Smidge=


Oh yeah, I've done the poor man's LN2 before. Of course, since you want it to be cold, you use a lot of dry ice. A room temperature bottle of everclear with a pellet or two thrown in won't cool down that much. That said, the vapor pressure values for CO2 & EtOH differ by about 1000-fold, so you're correct that most (>99%) of the new gas volume would be CO2.

But, yeah, the douchebag in TFA is just getting loopy off asphyxiation.
 
2013-06-18 11:55:12 AM  

nocturnal001: Thank god I'm at a point in my life where the stuff I drink actually tastes good.


I'll drink to that!
 
2013-06-18 11:55:14 AM  

bmongar: If alcohol enters the blood stream how have you avoided the calories?


My guess would be that bypassing the digestive system means far less alcohol is consumed to reach a similar bac.  Also, few people drink straight liquor so their mixers (or residual mash in the case of undistilled drinks) add a ton of calories.
 
2013-06-18 12:05:43 PM  

Smidge204: mbillips: Why would dry ice in alcohol produce alcohol vapor? It's COOLING the alcohol. All you should be getting off that is CO2. Which can make you "high" in the same way the suffocating game can.

My first question as well.

Second question: Why would anyone think they're avoiding the calories by inhaling the vapors? You're still absorbing the alcohol into your body where it is metabolized... whether it enters your bloodstream through your digestive or respiratory tract is pretty irrelevant as far as calories go.
=Smidge=


Question 1: What you have failed to take into account with your understanding of the complex chemistry involved is that people are farking stupid.

Question 2: See answer to question 1.
 
2013-06-18 01:01:45 PM  

Smidge204: mbillips: Why would dry ice in alcohol produce alcohol vapor? It's COOLING the alcohol. All you should be getting off that is CO2. Which can make you "high" in the same way the suffocating game can.

My first question as well.

Second question: Why would anyone think they're avoiding the calories by inhaling the vapors? You're still absorbing the alcohol into your body where it is metabolized... whether it enters your bloodstream through your digestive or respiratory tract is pretty irrelevant as far as calories go.
=Smidge=


OK, this makes me think about the "Breatharian" story from a while back, and I'm wondering how many calories it could be possible to get from just breathing. Are there any better compounds for this than alcohol? What kind of vapor environment would sustain a person the longest?
 
2013-06-18 01:19:50 PM  

Jument: Huh. I really thought it was going to be buttchugging.


I tried to describe buttchugging to my 14 year old stepdaughter.  She was repulsed at the idea.  But she also immediately thought of somebody she wants to tell this to in the hopes this idiot will do it.  I've taught her well.  Everybody needs a dumb buddy.  If you don't have a dumb buddy, you're somebody else's dumb buddy.
 
2013-06-18 01:25:08 PM  

nelsonal: bmongar: If alcohol enters the blood stream how have you avoided the calories?

My guess would be that bypassing the digestive system means far less alcohol is consumed to reach a similar bac.  Also, few people drink straight liquor so their mixers (or residual mash in the case of undistilled drinks) add a ton of calories.


All of the calories from the ethanol itself would still be there, it would be the residual sugars from fermentation that you are saving.

For hard liquor, that is very little.  It has to be maybe a 20% difference in calories if you compare whiskey to straight ethanol.
 
2013-06-18 02:37:15 PM  

Skyrmion: OK, this makes me think about the "Breatharian" story from a while back, and I'm wondering how many calories it could be possible to get from just breathing. Are there any better compounds for this than alcohol? What kind of vapor environment would sustain a person the longest?


I'm not a biologist by any means, but I can assure you that your body needs more than just calories to keep functioning - you need protein, you need vitamins and minerals, you need water.

=Smidge=
 
2013-06-18 03:20:32 PM  
Sounded like a win/win until I read that you DON'T lose the calories from the alcohol but only the calories from the crappy mixers women and wusses put into the drink.

/tonic excluded.
//a good gin and tonic is proof there is a god and that he loves us. 42?
 
2013-06-18 03:36:13 PM  

MrSplifferton: mbillips: here to help: Hoblit: To those who endorse weed as the alternative. Just stop it.

1. It's not the same high
2. It's still illegal
3. A lot of us have jobs that do random drug testing

It simply isn't a viable alternative. I have nothing against it at all and I'm not saying that it shouldn't be smoked. I'm just saying in application as an alternative, it is not.

Move to somewhere it's legal or quit drinking. The method you say you want to try is more dangerous even if it's marketed. You're trying to make a distinction between the marketed method and the other "dangerous" methods when they are the exact same thing. You have a problem and it is affecting your health. It's time to stop. If you can't stop then get help.

Simple.

Even where it's legal, it's barred for most employees. How do dope smokers make a living? Self-employed artist? Work for parents? Where I live, just about EVERY employer does a pre-employment drug screen, because they get a 10 percent break on their worker's comp insurance if they're a "drug-free workplace."

Not disagreeing with the "stop drinking" advice (although, as a sometimes binge drinker myself, I can testify that it's not so "simple."). But weed is a practical alternative only for a minority of people.

It's actually very easy for us pot smokers.  I've passed numerous drug tests for work.  It's very easy, a bit nerve wracking the first few times, but after that it becomes routine.  If you look there are a lot of ways to beat those tests, they don't scrutinize you when you take it.  All you need to do is ensure temperature on the specimen you are passing.  If a 'clean' friend or family member won't help you out, or if dealing with real urine is disgusting to you, there are plenty of synthetic products on the shelf at smoke shops that will help you pass.  Hell, they even come with hand warmers to help keep the right temperature.

Point being.  Drug tests are a joke, they are easy to beat and you shouldn't worry about them.

/T ...


If you need weed badly enough, or your job is shiatty enough, that any amount of job-loss risk is acceptable in order to get high, you are an addict.

Note: I am not saying weed is physically addictive, I am saying you are a go nowhere loser who is self-medicating a miserable life with an artificial high. Your call on whether there is anything wrong with that.

I have a house, a mortgage, and plans to retire someday.  Pot has no place in my life until both the legal system and my job allow for it.
 
2013-06-18 03:43:57 PM  

bmongar: If alcohol enters the blood stream how have you avoided the calories?


You haven't. 7 Calories per gram is 7 Calories per gram. The guy in the video is a moron.
 
2013-06-18 03:57:41 PM  
DMSO and your choice of liquor dropped on your skin is a quick low calorie was to get drunk. Unfortunately you need access to DMSO and like five minute spells of being blackout drunk.
 
2013-06-18 04:32:47 PM  

h0tsauce: bmongar: If alcohol enters the blood stream how have you avoided the calories?

You haven't. 7 Calories per gram is 7 Calories per gram. The guy in the video is a moron.


Technically correct*, but since you avoid first-pass metabolism in the liver, it will take less total alcohol to get you drunk (and you get there faster). Since you consume fewer calories from alcohol, and essentially none of the non-alcohol calories that would otherwise be in a beer / mixer, the total calories could be quite a bit lower.

/Still a bad idea of epic proportions.
// * The best kind of correct.
 
2013-06-18 04:49:50 PM  

nocturnal001: nelsonal: bmongar: If alcohol enters the blood stream how have you avoided the calories?

My guess would be that bypassing the digestive system means far less alcohol is consumed to reach a similar bac.  Also, few people drink straight liquor so their mixers (or residual mash in the case of undistilled drinks) add a ton of calories.

All of the calories from the ethanol itself would still be there, it would be the residual sugars from fermentation that you are saving.

For hard liquor, that is very little.  It has to be maybe a 20% difference in calories if you compare whiskey to straight ethanol.


I'd guess the non-ethanol calories in most liquors are less that 20%, I was going for first pass metabolism which appears to be significant:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-0277.1993.tb05250. x/ abstract
"Oral consumption of alcohol results in much lower blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) than does the same dose administered intravenously, suggesting significant first-pass metabolism (FPM)."

Thus, if one drinks and metabolizes 6 oz of ethanol but only 3 oz enter the blood stream, vaporizing (and metabolizing half the total calories) nearly all of it will enter the blood stream by bypassing the stomach and first pass through the liver resulting in the same blood alcohol level for fewer calories.
 
2013-06-18 04:57:42 PM  

doglover: The most addictive substances - like cigarettes, cocaine and ice

I'm gonna listen to some so-called expert who doesn't even know how to use a comma? Nuh-uh.


serial (or Harvard) comma
 
2013-06-18 05:57:16 PM  

Hoblit: To those who endorse weed as the alternative. Just stop it.

1. It's not the same high
2. It's still illegal
3. A lot of us have jobs that do random drug testing

It simply isn't a viable alternative. I have nothing against it at all and I'm not saying that it shouldn't be smoked. I'm just saying in application as an alternative, it is not.


its not illegal here
 
2013-06-18 06:58:44 PM  

Smackledorfer: MrSplifferton: mbillips: here to help: Hoblit: To those who endorse weed as the alternative. Just stop it.

1. It's not the same high
2. It's still illegal
3. A lot of us have jobs that do random drug testing

It simply isn't a viable alternative. I have nothing against it at all and I'm not saying that it shouldn't be smoked. I'm just saying in application as an alternative, it is not.

Move to somewhere it's legal or quit drinking. The method you say you want to try is more dangerous even if it's marketed. You're trying to make a distinction between the marketed method and the other "dangerous" methods when they are the exact same thing. You have a problem and it is affecting your health. It's time to stop. If you can't stop then get help.

Simple.

Even where it's legal, it's barred for most employees. How do dope smokers make a living? Self-employed artist? Work for parents? Where I live, just about EVERY employer does a pre-employment drug screen, because they get a 10 percent break on their worker's comp insurance if they're a "drug-free workplace."

Not disagreeing with the "stop drinking" advice (although, as a sometimes binge drinker myself, I can testify that it's not so "simple."). But weed is a practical alternative only for a minority of people.

It's actually very easy for us pot smokers.  I've passed numerous drug tests for work.  It's very easy, a bit nerve wracking the first few times, but after that it becomes routine.  If you look there are a lot of ways to beat those tests, they don't scrutinize you when you take it.  All you need to do is ensure temperature on the specimen you are passing.  If a 'clean' friend or family member won't help you out, or if dealing with real urine is disgusting to you, there are plenty of synthetic products on the shelf at smoke shops that will help you pass.  Hell, they even come with hand warmers to help keep the right temperature.

Point being.  Drug tests are a joke, they are easy to beat and you shouldn't worry about them.

/T ...

If you need weed badly enough, or your job is shiatty enough, that any amount of job-loss risk is acceptable in order to get high, you are an addict.

Note: I am not saying weed is physically addictive, I am saying you are a go nowhere loser who is self-medicating a miserable life with an artificial high. Your call on whether there is anything wrong with that.

I have a house, a mortgage, and plans to retire someday.  Pot has no place in my life until both the legal system and my job allow for it.


You are so cool. I hope one day I can get off the weed and become as stupid and judgmental as you.
 
2013-06-18 07:08:39 PM  

doglover: The most addictive substances - like cigarettes, cocaine and ice

I'm gonna listen to some so-called expert who doesn't even know how to use a comma? Nuh-uh.


I prefer the Oxford comma too, but lighten up. You're making us look extreme.
 
2013-06-18 07:35:37 PM  

MrSplifferton: You are so cool. I hope one day I can get off the weed and become as stupid and judgmental as you.


Well, you have to realize what I'm being judgmental of.

Smoking weed? No.  I can't wait until I can incorporate it into my life.
Risking your career for a bit of artificial happiness though? Absolutely.  That is retarded, and you give everyone else interested in recreational post smoking a bad name with your behavior.
 
2013-06-18 08:21:04 PM  
Dunno if any further study was done on this, but IIRC due to the way alcohol is metabolized, they found that people didn't gain the expected weight (looking at the caloric content of the alcohol). And that when people substituted alcohol in place of an equivalent amount of carbohydrates in their diet, they actually lost weight.

"Chronic consumption of substantial amounts of alcohol is not associated with the expected effect on body weight. Isocaloric substitution of carbohydrates by ethanol results in weight loss, and addition of ethanol to an otherwise normal diet does not produce the expected weight gain. This energy deficit cannot be explained by maldigestion or malabsorption but has been attributed to induction of the microsomal ethanol oxidizing system (a metabolic pathway that oxidizes ethanol without associated chemical energy production), increased sympathetic tone and associated thermogenesis, and/or enhanced ATP breakdown (with increased purine catabolism) secondary to the acetate produced from ethanol. All these hypotheses do not fully explain the lack of weight deficit when alcohol is consumed with a very-low-fat diet, which suggests that an alteration in the energy utilization derived from fat plays a major role, possibly through uncoupling of oxidation with phosphorylation in mitochondria damaged by chronic ethanol consumption. "

- Lieber, C.S. Perspectives: Do alcohol calories count? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 54:976-982, 1991.
 
2013-06-18 09:33:20 PM  

mbillips: here to help: Hoblit: To those who endorse weed as the alternative. Just stop it.

1. It's not the same high
2. It's still illegal
3. A lot of us have jobs that do random drug testing

It simply isn't a viable alternative. I have nothing against it at all and I'm not saying that it shouldn't be smoked. I'm just saying in application as an alternative, it is not.

Move to somewhere it's legal or quit drinking. The method you say you want to try is more dangerous even if it's marketed. You're trying to make a distinction between the marketed method and the other "dangerous" methods when they are the exact same thing. You have a problem and it is affecting your health. It's time to stop. If you can't stop then get help.

Simple.

Even where it's legal, it's barred for most employees. How do dope smokers make a living? Self-employed artist? Work for parents? Where I live, just about EVERY employer does a pre-employment drug screen, because they get a 10 percent break on their worker's comp insurance if they're a "drug-free workplace."

Not disagreeing with the "stop drinking" advice (although, as a sometimes binge drinker myself, I can testify that it's not so "simple."). But weed is a practical alternative only for a minority of people.


They are best kept on ignore. They've been on ignore for about 100000 threads now and it is much quieter and smarter without them. Trust me on this one. Ignore is actually beneficial when used well. Don't use it to ignore the people you disagree with, just use it to ignore the ones who are too stupid to bother with. It really keeps the signal to noise ratio at a rational level.
 
2013-06-18 09:56:26 PM  
First thing I thought of. Seriously. Is that so wrong?

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2013-06-18 10:19:52 PM  
UnspokenVoice : They are best kept on ignore. They've been on ignore for about 100000 threads now and it is much quieter and smarter without them.

I ignore people with funny comments.

Meaning that I ignore people, and use a funny comment (along with the thread number of their infraction) so that I have easy recollection of why I ignored them.

And these days, I can be damn fickle.

// put someone on ignore once because they said they hated lasagna (in a lasagna themed thread no less). I think they were an alien ... who hates lasagna? I mean you have your red (mario) style lasagna, and your green (luigi) style veggie pasta, and lots of stuff in between. IT'S AWESOME.

I mean, look at it!

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 12:43:21 AM  

bmongar: If alcohol enters the blood stream how have you avoided the calories?


Exactly.  Was reading the thread to point this out.  Massive duh.

  Although, you might require a bit less alcohol if you are inhaling it instead of swilling it down.
 
2013-06-19 05:55:07 AM  
lordargent:

// put someone on ignore once because they said they hated lasagna

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

I'm with you. Lasagna is awesome. Ignoring is too good for that person, they got off lightly. Track them down and destroy them. That'll teach anyone who doesn't like lasagna.
 
2013-06-19 08:05:49 AM  

UnspokenVoice: They are best kept on ignore. They've been on ignore for about 100000 threads now and it is much quieter and smarter without them. Trust me on this one. Ignore is actually beneficial when used well. Don't use it to ignore the people you disagree with, just use it to ignore the ones who are too stupid to bother with. It really keeps the signal to noise ratio at a rational level.


What in the hell are you blathering about? Did I hurt your feelers in a gun thread or something? Toughen up, muffincakes. You might learn something.

Someone quote this in case he does actually have me on ignore.

kthx
 
2013-06-19 02:34:58 PM  

lordargent: UnspokenVoice : They are best kept on ignore. They've been on ignore for about 100000 threads now and it is much quieter and smarter without them.

I ignore people with funny comments.

Meaning that I ignore people, and use a funny comment (along with the thread number of their infraction) so that I have easy recollection of why I ignored them.

And these days, I can be damn fickle.

// put someone on ignore once because they said they hated lasagna (in a lasagna themed thread no less). I think they were an alien ... who hates lasagna? I mean you have your red (mario) style lasagna, and your green (luigi) style veggie pasta, and lots of stuff in between. IT'S AWESOME.

I mean, look at it!

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That is a valid reason to ignore someone.

here to help - I see you commented but I have no idea what you said, nor do I care. You can probably reference thread 6950330 and figure it out though.
 
2013-06-19 04:05:31 PM  
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What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-06-19 04:18:14 PM  

UnspokenVoice: here to help - I see you commented but I have no idea what you said, nor do I care. You can probably reference thread 6950330 and figure it out though.


You mean this thread?

Link

Christ, dude. I made one rather innocuous post in there and it had nothing to do with you. You however went into some bizarre and lengthy diatribes about your ignore list. Is this a schtick or something? Constantly posting about your ignore list? I don't get it.

Not that you'll see this anyway. Weirdo.
 
2013-06-19 07:15:03 PM  
I still have no idea what you said here to help. I have you farkied as a bigot from thread 6950330 in case you're curious. You probably didn't even address me in the thread. I don't usually put people on ignore who argue with me, I reserve it (ignore) for stupid people who are too dumb to even bother reading.
 
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