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(People Magazine)   Clint Eastwood saves golf tournament director from choking using the Heimlich Maneuver. A move that, coincidentally enough, can also be performed on oneself by utilizing an empty chair   (people.com) divider line 58
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2014-02-07 11:42:11 PM  
+1, subby.
 
2014-02-07 11:44:00 PM  
Nicely done.
 
2014-02-07 11:45:37 PM  
Excellent!

/it really does work on a chair, my brother did it when home alone.
 
2014-02-07 11:48:37 PM  
You feel chokey, punk?

/Well... do ya?
 
2014-02-07 11:55:40 PM  
That's HoTY material right there.
 
2014-02-08 12:38:31 AM  
John, 50, said it was the second time in his life someone had to perform the Heimlich on him.


This guy needs eating instructions.

/+1 subby
 
2014-02-08 04:12:43 AM  
Much like sabotaging a major political party's attempt at winning an election?
 
2014-02-08 04:14:01 AM  
Have you noticed that when a famous actor dies, all their best movies get shown on the television?

I hope Clint Eastwood dies next. I think he's brilliant!
 
2014-02-08 04:17:03 AM  
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2014-02-08 04:17:08 AM  
One day I'm going to read that Eddie Izzard saves some guy in a restaurant.
 
2014-02-08 04:20:48 AM  
 
2014-02-08 04:26:08 AM  
Headline says it all!
 
2014-02-08 04:36:43 AM  

Gobobo: Have you noticed that when a famous actor dies, all their best movies get shown on the television?

I hope Clint Eastwood dies next. I think he's brilliant!


Is he in your dead pool?
 
2014-02-08 04:41:22 AM  
Well done subby. I offer you an apropos golf clap.
 
2014-02-08 04:52:20 AM  

Radak: John, 50, said it was the second time in his life someone had to perform the Heimlich on him.


This guy needs eating instructions.

/+1 subby


This man needs to see a GI pronto - he may have a very dangerous form of reflux disease. Two life threatening incidents in a man his age is a red flag, for sure.
 
2014-02-08 04:52:52 AM  

MadCat221: Gobobo: Have you noticed that when a famous actor dies, all their best movies get shown on the television?

I hope Clint Eastwood dies next. I think he's brilliant!

Is he in your dead pool?


Yeah, if I win I get a million dollars, baby!
 
2014-02-08 04:56:18 AM  

Enigmamf: Much like sabotaging a major political party's attempt at winning an election?


I won't say that thought hasn't crossed my mind. Ol' Clint may be pretty conservative, but it's very difficult for me to see him liking the sort of person who is running the GOP these days. And for a man with his knowledge of acting, persuasion, and melodrama to orchestrate a train wreck like that speech in error? It makes me go "Hmmmm".
 
2014-02-08 05:02:19 AM  
FTA: "John, 50, said it was the second time in his life someone had to perform the Heimlich on him"

Dear John, consider stopping to chew once in a while.
 
2014-02-08 05:16:14 AM  

jso2897: This man needs to see a GI pronto - he may have a very dangerous form of reflux disease. Two life threatening incidents in a man his age is a red flag, for sure.


Not arguing that him seeing a doctor isn't a good idea, but what kind of reflux disease would cause a choking problem?  We're talking about a separate set of tubes here.

Not so CSB:  I have a problem called esophageal strictures, a condition that causes shrinking and scarring of the esophagus.  If I'm not careful to eat small bites of food and chew well, a bite can get stuck right above the stomach.  It's very painful and I can attempt to solve the problem by drinking a lot of liquid to help put pressure behind it.  It's got to go one way or the other.  If it's not going down, it's coming back up.  That once caused a rather embarrassing experience in a sushi restaurant.  No Heimlich is going to fix that.
 
2014-02-08 05:17:07 AM  

jso2897: Enigmamf: Much like sabotaging a major political party's attempt at winning an election?

I won't say that thought hasn't crossed my mind. Ol' Clint may be pretty conservative, but it's very difficult for me to see him liking the sort of person who is running the GOP these days. And for a man with his knowledge of acting, persuasion, and melodrama to orchestrate a train wreck like that speech in error? It makes me go "Hmmmm".


Hmm yeah no.  Clint has made many spectacular movies in his time and I think he is probably an okay guy at heart, but lately he has become monstrously self-indulgent.  Everyone loved "Gran Torino" and "Million Dollar Baby" but to me they smelled of melodrama, and made for the star's ego rather than the art.  So I could believe he could sincerely make a speech like that and think he was being terribly clever.
 
2014-02-08 05:19:21 AM  

jso2897: Enigmamf: Much like sabotaging a major political party's attempt at winning an election?

I won't say that thought hasn't crossed my mind. Ol' Clint may be pretty conservative, but it's very difficult for me to see him liking the sort of person who is running the GOP these days. And for a man with his knowledge of acting, persuasion, and melodrama to orchestrate a train wreck like that speech in error? It makes me go "Hmmmm".


I thought that may have been the case. Eastwood is a San Francisco Republican. That's not exactly the same thing as a Republican in Alabama. He's pro-choice and has the receipts to prove it, doesn't have any problems with gay people, frequently collaborates with so-called "limousine liberals," and is pretty hardcore when it comes to environmental conservation,

Also, during the week of the RNC, he had a movie coming out. Since he is extremely famous with old folks, why not take a paying speaking gig that tens of millions of people will be watching, while trumping out some lame attempts at conservative humor?

He pointed out in his later interviews that the speech was kind of thrown together and he really didn't give a shiat.

As for this, good on him. He likely already had a laminated man card, but this will probably get it bronzed.
 
2014-02-08 05:26:56 AM  

Radak: jso2897: This man needs to see a GI pronto - he may have a very dangerous form of reflux disease. Two life threatening incidents in a man his age is a red flag, for sure.

Not arguing that him seeing a doctor isn't a good idea, but what kind of reflux disease would cause a choking problem?  We're talking about a separate set of tubes here.

Not so CSB:  I have a problem called esophageal strictures, a condition that causes shrinking and scarring of the esophagus.  If I'm not careful to eat small bites of food and chew well, a bite can get stuck right above the stomach.  It's very painful and I can attempt to solve the problem by drinking a lot of liquid to help put pressure behind it.  It's got to go one way or the other.  If it's not going down, it's coming back up.  That once caused a rather embarrassing experience in a sushi restaurant.  No Heimlich is going to fix that.


There is a disorder in which the gag reflex doesn't work properly - it normally stops you from trying to swallow something too large by making it difficult and unpleasant. When it isn't working, people may not have warning that they are about to try to swallow something they cannot.
 
2014-02-08 05:29:22 AM  

No Such Agency: jso2897: Enigmamf: Much like sabotaging a major political party's attempt at winning an election?

I won't say that thought hasn't crossed my mind. Ol' Clint may be pretty conservative, but it's very difficult for me to see him liking the sort of person who is running the GOP these days. And for a man with his knowledge of acting, persuasion, and melodrama to orchestrate a train wreck like that speech in error? It makes me go "Hmmmm".

Hmm yeah no.  Clint has made many spectacular movies in his time and I think he is probably an okay guy at heart, but lately he has become monstrously self-indulgent.  Everyone loved "Gran Torino" and "Million Dollar Baby" but to me they smelled of melodrama, and made for the star's ego rather than the art.  So I could believe he could sincerely make a speech like that and think he was being terribly clever.


Quite possibly - probably, even - but it's not out of the realm of possibility, and it's fun to speculate about.
 
2014-02-08 05:35:42 AM  

jso2897: Quite possibly - probably, even - but it's not out of the realm of possibility, and it's fun to speculate about.


Well the modern Republicans certainly have a terrible quality control system, when the material involved conforms to their ideology.
 
2014-02-08 05:38:58 AM  

jso2897: There is a disorder in which the gag reflex doesn't work properly - it normally stops you from trying to swallow something too large by making it difficult and unpleasant. When it isn't working, people may not have warning that they are about to try to swallow something they cannot.


I had to go look up a diagram to remember how all this stuff is connected.  It's been a while since health class.  Now I can see what you're talking about.  My particular condition doesn't present this hazard because the food gets lodged well past the point where the trachea connects.
 
2014-02-08 05:44:43 AM  

Radak: jso2897: There is a disorder in which the gag reflex doesn't work properly - it normally stops you from trying to swallow something too large by making it difficult and unpleasant. When it isn't working, people may not have warning that they are about to try to swallow something they cannot.

I had to go look up a diagram to remember how all this stuff is connected.  It's been a while since health class.  Now I can see what you're talking about.  My particular condition doesn't present this hazard because the food gets lodged well past the point where the trachea connects.


I was in treatment a few years ago with a really good GI - a guy that chaired conferences and won awards and shiat - and he was one of those blessed doctors who LIKE to explain things. One thing I learned from him is that there is a whole complex of disorders that go under the banner of reflux disease - more than just the savage acid indigestion we think of when we hear the term. I actually wasn't in treatment for anything related - i'm just curious, and ask a lot of questions, and this guy just loved to talk about his field of expertise - brilliant guy really - an ideal of what I think a doctor should be.
 
2014-02-08 05:52:10 AM  
guess he made his day
 
2014-02-08 05:52:15 AM  

Radak: jso2897: This man needs to see a GI pronto - he may have a very dangerous form of reflux disease. Two life threatening incidents in a man his age is a red flag, for sure.

Not arguing that him seeing a doctor isn't a good idea, but what kind of reflux disease would cause a choking problem?  We're talking about a separate set of tubes here.

Not so CSB:  I have a problem called esophageal strictures, a condition that causes shrinking and scarring of the esophagus.  If I'm not careful to eat small bites of food and chew well, a bite can get stuck right above the stomach.  It's very painful and I can attempt to solve the problem by drinking a lot of liquid to help put pressure behind it.  It's got to go one way or the other.  If it's not going down, it's coming back up.  That once caused a rather embarrassing experience in a sushi restaurant.  No Heimlich is going to fix that.


I've got a similar condition due to esophagitis. Pain in the ass when I get something caught half way down; I've had to sit in ERs twice now while they gave me muscle relaxers. And yeah, Heimlich ain't gonna do anything for it.
 
2014-02-08 06:05:40 AM  

JonnyBGoode: I've got a similar condition due to esophagitis. Pain in the ass when I get something caught half way down; I've had to sit in ERs twice now while they gave me muscle relaxers. And yeah, Heimlich ain't gonna do anything for it.


Ugh.  I'll consider myself somewhat lucky then.  At least with my condition, the food  will go one direction or the other.
 
2014-02-08 06:33:56 AM  
The warden said "Hey Buddy, don't be no square.   If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair."
 
2014-02-08 06:35:22 AM  
Nice one.
 
2014-02-08 07:09:27 AM  

No Such Agency: jso2897: Quite possibly - probably, even - but it's not out of the realm of possibility, and it's fun to speculate about.

Well the modern Republicans certainly have a terrible quality control system, when the material involved conforms to their ideology.


And you think the old white farts running the Democratic Party don't?
 
2014-02-08 07:15:40 AM  
All you people seeing a GI for life-threatening conditions should really see a doctor instead. I know the military has some good education programs but jeez.
 
2014-02-08 07:27:10 AM  
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2014-02-08 07:31:45 AM  

RedZoneTuba: All you people seeing a GI for life-threatening conditions should really see a doctor instead. I know the military has some good education programs but jeez.


Actually, I have no idea why the accepted acronym for "gastroenterologist" is "GI". You can't explain that.
 
2014-02-08 07:33:11 AM  
thanks Obama!
 
2014-02-08 07:34:14 AM  

jso2897: RedZoneTuba: All you people seeing a GI for life-threatening conditions should really see a doctor instead. I know the military has some good education programs but jeez.

Actually, I have no idea why the accepted acronym for "gastroenterologist" is "GI". You can't explain that.



Gastro-Intestinal specialist, if I had to guess.
 
2014-02-08 07:34:36 AM  

jso2897: Radak: jso2897: There is a disorder in which the gag reflex doesn't work properly - it normally stops you from trying to swallow something too large by making it difficult and unpleasant. When it isn't working, people may not have warning that they are about to try to swallow something they cannot.

I had to go look up a diagram to remember how all this stuff is connected.  It's been a while since health class.  Now I can see what you're talking about.  My particular condition doesn't present this hazard because the food gets lodged well past the point where the trachea connects.

I was in treatment a few years ago with a really good GI - a guy that chaired conferences and won awards and shiat - and he was one of those blessed doctors who LIKE to explain things. One thing I learned from him is that there is a whole complex of disorders that go under the banner of reflux disease - more than just the savage acid indigestion we think of when we hear the term. I actually wasn't in treatment for anything related - i'm just curious, and ask a lot of questions, and this guy just loved to talk about his field of expertise - brilliant guy really - an ideal of what I think a doctor should be.


How bored are you? The guy admitted to reporters that he tried to swallow, breathe, and talk at the same time on ESPN.
 
2014-02-08 07:58:59 AM  
Early HLOY contender right here. Well done!
 
2014-02-08 08:03:32 AM  
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2014-02-08 08:04:03 AM  
What I found interesting about the convention speech is that much of it sounded like a liberal complaining about the President's failure to keep his promises to liberals. I listened to the speech thinking as a liberal I agree with a lot of this, but I did not expect Romney and the GOP to try to solve these problems.
 
2014-02-08 08:17:01 AM  

jylcat: Excellent!

/it really does work on a chair, my brother did it when home alone.


Often?
 
2014-02-08 09:39:10 AM  
when 83 you reach... Heimlich as good, you will not.
 
2014-02-08 09:56:47 AM  

Gobobo: Have you noticed that when a famous actor dies, all their best movies get shown on the television?

I hope Clint Eastwood dies next. I think he's brilliant!


I hope you die before he does. Seriously.
 
2014-02-08 09:57:36 AM  
Dead horse much?
 
2014-02-08 10:15:45 AM  

Radak: John, 50, said it was the second time in his life someone had to perform the Heimlich on him.


This guy needs eating instructions.

/+1 subby


Somebody explain to him that he is not a snake, and can and should chew a little before swallowing.
 
2014-02-08 10:23:12 AM  
BRAVO, Subby!
 
2014-02-08 10:56:09 AM  
coont Eastwood can blow me.
 
2014-02-08 11:13:05 AM  
An early HOTY contender right out of the gate!
 
2014-02-08 11:29:23 AM  
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