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(NPR)   Warning: In Bitter Cold, Beware The 'Umbles'   (npr.org) divider line 37
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2014-01-27 08:32:31 AM
Your mom fumbles and tumbles...
 
2014-01-27 08:38:06 AM
Also, you better watch out for the skimbies.

/Are those not the lyrics?
 
2014-01-27 08:38:11 AM
When it comes to  Dyatlov, everyone freezes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident
 
2014-01-27 08:38:37 AM
kicked her out the bed for the cracker crumbles,
 
2014-01-27 08:39:50 AM
Can't understand the weatherman, 'cause he mumbles.
 
2014-01-27 08:41:41 AM
Damn Hoons.

/Alvin Hph-Wayuo approves
 
2014-01-27 08:45:26 AM
And the Yeti, and the Windigo. And that group of guys out there in white ghillie suits.
And wolves. Lots of wolves.
 
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2014-01-27 08:50:34 AM
And we're hanging Danny Deever in the morning?
 
2014-01-27 08:53:15 AM

vudukungfu: And the Yeti, and the Windigo. And that group of guys out there in white ghillie suits.
And wolves. Lots of wolves.


A Windigo, a Windigo, a Windigo, A Windigo.
On the tundra, the frozen tundra, the Yeti sleeps tonight...
 
2014-01-27 08:56:06 AM
FTFA:
If you notice these signs in yourself or in others, take swift action, McLaren says. "Get in out of the cold-shelter from cold associated with wind. Drink something hot and sweet. No alcohol."

Seems to me, if you get out of the cold into a warm area, drinking alcohol is exactly what you want to do, because it dilates the blood vessels, and thus you'll get more heat back into your body that way.  So a couple of stiff drinks and a nice hot shower or bath would warm you up pretty darn quick.

Of course, if you can't get out of the actual cold, then avoid the alcohol.
 
2014-01-27 08:58:51 AM
Couldn't stop laughing when I realized it was a Scotsman coming up with a nickname for the early stages of hypothermia, and the word has an alternate meaning as entrails.
But I can be odd like that.

/haggis
 
2014-01-27 09:00:50 AM
static1.wikia.nocookie.net

Beware the Umbles.
 
2014-01-27 09:02:30 AM
tstogame.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-27 09:05:05 AM

Billy Bathsalt: vudukungfu: And the Yeti, and the Windigo. And that group of guys out there in white ghillie suits.
And wolves. Lots of wolves.

A Windigo, a Windigo, a Windigo, A Windigo.
On the tundra, the frozen tundra, the Yeti sleeps tonight...


Damn you!

/a wimowet a wimowet...
 
2014-01-27 09:18:11 AM
Coming this winter from Pixar..."The Umbles!"
 
2014-01-27 09:24:57 AM
Thanks, Dr. Seuss.
 
2014-01-27 09:27:55 AM
And don't you eat that framunda snow!
 
2014-01-27 09:30:58 AM
static1.wikia.nocookie.net
But don't worry 'bout the Klimpaloon.
 
2014-01-27 09:31:50 AM
Are we on SportsCenter? Sounds like something Berman would say.

/stumbling bumbling fumbling
 
2014-01-27 09:54:20 AM
Beware the "Gumbles".
 
2014-01-27 09:55:53 AM
You get the same symptoms from drinking too much around the ice fishing hole.
We just assume people are drunk and let them sleep it off on the ice.
Is that wrong? Should we not have done that?
 
2014-01-27 09:58:27 AM
"and we start to fumble. And tumble. And stumble."
"We mumble and we grumble."

Why do I hear this in my head in the voice of Chris Berman?
 
2014-01-27 10:01:30 AM

pdieten: Are we on SportsCenter? Sounds like something Berman would say.

/stumbling bumbling fumbling


I really should read the thread, huh?
 
2014-01-27 10:02:24 AM
Looked in to see if Uriah Heep was here.
 
2014-01-27 10:09:21 AM

phamwaa: Can't understand the weatherman, 'cause he mumbles.


You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blumbles.
 
2014-01-27 10:27:02 AM

dennysgod: [static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x300]

Beware the Umbles.


Came in to make sure that was covered.

What the fark?  What childishness is this?

And we show telltale signs of early hypothermia, what the doctor and the and other cold-weather cognescenti call the "umbles."  First we lose some fine motor skills, McLaren says, "and we start to fumble. And tumble. And stumble."  Then our cognitive abilities are compromised. "We mumble and we grumble."
 
2014-01-27 10:36:58 AM

dittybopper: FTFA:
If you notice these signs in yourself or in others, take swift action, McLaren says. "Get in out of the cold-shelter from cold associated with wind. Drink something hot and sweet. No alcohol."

Seems to me, if you get out of the cold into a warm area, drinking alcohol is exactly what you want to do, because it dilates the blood vessels, and thus you'll get more heat back into your body that way.  So a couple of stiff drinks and a nice hot shower or bath would warm you up pretty darn quick.

Of course, if you can't get out of the actual cold, then avoid the alcohol.


Only if you're in a room that's warmer than 95 F.  Like a sauna or hot tub.  In which case you're risking stroke, heart attack, or drowning due to passing out from a vasovagal reaction.
 
2014-01-27 10:41:49 AM
beware the t'umble'weeds
 
2014-01-27 12:33:21 PM

FrancoFile: dittybopper: FTFA:
If you notice these signs in yourself or in others, take swift action, McLaren says. "Get in out of the cold-shelter from cold associated with wind. Drink something hot and sweet. No alcohol."

Seems to me, if you get out of the cold into a warm area, drinking alcohol is exactly what you want to do, because it dilates the blood vessels, and thus you'll get more heat back into your body that way.  So a couple of stiff drinks and a nice hot shower or bath would warm you up pretty darn quick.

Of course, if you can't get out of the actual cold, then avoid the alcohol.

Only if you're in a room that's warmer than 95 F.  Like a sauna or hot tub.  In which case you're risking stroke, heart attack, or drowning due to passing out from a vasovagal reaction.


Beats freezing to death.  I'll take it.

/Got caught out in the blizzard last night
//Spent the night in some farmer's basement
///Some liquor would have helped numb the pain of unfreezing fingers.
 
2014-01-27 01:59:20 PM
Huh, thought it had something to do with avoiding the northeast. Same difference, I guess.
 
2014-01-27 02:25:25 PM
um-OK
 
2014-01-27 07:10:01 PM
Damn it...
 
2014-01-27 09:56:16 PM

yakmans_dad: Looked in to see if Uriah Heep was here.


THANK YOU

Yeeesh.  lol
 
2014-01-28 11:21:34 AM

Umblehoon: Damn it...


Ha!
 
2014-01-28 01:24:23 PM
Oh look, another article reinforcing that stupid 98.6 normal body temperature.

It's wrong.  It's not valid.

And if I hit 98.6, I've got a fever.  Normal for me is 96.6 - 96.8.
 
2014-01-28 01:48:31 PM
Humans, not Jedi.
 
2014-01-28 02:08:25 PM
Or Sith.
 
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