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2014-04-27 05:54:28 PM
Every summer we slather layers of sunscreen with the highest SPF we can find

Speak for yourself. I live in Oregon.
 
2014-04-27 06:16:06 PM

fusillade762: Every summer we slather layers of sunscreen with the highest SPF we can find

Speak for yourself. I live in Oregon.


Ha. I can get a sunburn on a cloudy day in December in farking Moosejaw. Oregon isn't even a challenge.
 
2014-04-27 06:24:22 PM
Today we salute you, Mr. 80 SPF Sun Block Wearer.
(Mr. 80 SPF Sun Block Wearer)

There are 24 hours in a day. You're wearing 80-hour protection. If the sun fails to go down, you'll be ready.
(Don't forget the moonlight)

Your coconut-scented force field blocks out all the sun's rays ... and any stray rays from another sun ... in another galaxy.
(You're a STAR!!)

30 SPF? Please! You might as well be wearing cooking oil.
(Something smells delicious)

So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, Mr. 80 SPF Sun Block Wearer. In fact, feel free to crack one open at high noon ... in the middle of the Sahara Desert.
(Mr. 80 SPF Sun Block Wearer)
 
2014-04-27 06:29:08 PM
97?  I'm not sure if subby is trying to spoof the 97.5% protection that you get from the 40 SPF sunscreen mentioned in the article, or if subby is just confused.  It's '99, btw.
 
2014-04-27 06:30:09 PM
Who give a shiat?

 I've already bred and completed by biological function.  I don't want to live to 97 years old, and I've never looked like a model, so ask me if I care about a few wrinkles, some lost hair, or the 20 extra pounds I should lose.

Much of the "I want to live forever" mentality that pervades all these health stories is rooted in narcissism.  I rebel against that--a quick death around 75-80 is fine by me.
 
2014-04-27 06:33:53 PM

FatMason: 97?  I'm not sure if subby is trying to spoof the 97.5% protection that you get from the 40 SPF sunscreen mentioned in the article, or if subby is just confused.  It's '99, btw.


i291.photobucket.com

you just can't trust anything on the internet these days..... Shoulda listened to the damn song myself.... I was already in my head (as it is in yours)

/subby
 
2014-04-27 06:35:47 PM
The doc just started me on new migraine meds and now I burn like a farking vampire.

Is there a sunscreen that won't make you feel all greasy?
 
2014-04-27 06:38:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlJ3vOp6nI

/I'm surprised no one else posted this
 
2014-04-27 06:39:10 PM

Twist2005: The doc just started me on new migraine meds and now I burn like a farking vampire.

Is there a sunscreen that won't make you feel all greasy?


www.allfbcovers.com I wouldn't call this "greasey." I would use a few words but greasey wouldn't be one of them.
 
2014-04-27 06:48:58 PM

FatMason: 97?  I'm not sure if subby is trying to spoof the 97.5% protection that you get from the 40 SPF sunscreen mentioned in the article, or if subby is just confused.  It's '99, btw.


Bmorrison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlJ3vOp6nI

/I'm surprised no one else posted this


Guess we're both right!

/thnx
 
2014-04-27 06:51:30 PM
Oh wow, Baz Lurhmann reference. I haven't heard that one in 17 years.
 
2014-04-27 06:55:44 PM
There are all the good things the sun does for you that no one ever talks about.

But really, who wants to live to be 90 anyway, or even 70. shiat, I'm not even 40 yet and kinda done.
 
2014-04-27 07:02:40 PM

Fark like a Barsoomian: Twist2005: The doc just started me on new migraine meds and now I burn like a farking vampire.

Is there a sunscreen that won't make you feel all greasy?

I wouldn't call this "greasey." I would use a few words but greasey wouldn't be one of them.


Slimy, oozy, dust magnet-y....

I spend my summers outside at a horse farm. Horses shed. I'm going to end up looking like Cousin It by lunchtime!
 
2014-04-27 07:12:26 PM

Ishkur: Oh wow, Baz Lurhmann reference. I haven't heard that one in 17 years.


I didn't have the faintest idea of a hint of an inkling of a clue what the deal was with that song at the time.

Now? I can't even remember it.
 
2014-04-27 07:40:19 PM
There is no sex in the champagne room.

NONE.
 
2014-04-27 07:41:19 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-27 07:43:22 PM

ChubbyTiger: fusillade762: Every summer we slather layers of sunscreen with the highest SPF we can find

Speak for yourself. I live in Oregon.

Ha. I can get a sunburn on a cloudy day in December in farking Moosejaw. Oregon isn't even a challenge.


I somehow manage to get a bad sunburn while covered from head to toe, and standing under an umbrella while at PIR during a race weekend.  Yet I am still white as a sheet...

/can't wear sunblock while racing motorcycles
//unless you want to go blind, immediately before crashing into a concrete barrier at 150mph
///slashies help block UV
 
2014-04-27 09:12:26 PM
If there are twice as many skin cancer diagnoses in a year than lung cancer, why aren't there constant disgusting PSAs against tanning?
 
2014-04-27 09:19:05 PM

bmckenna: There is no sex in the champagne room.

NONE.


Came here to post this.
 
2014-04-27 09:37:56 PM

silvervial: If there are twice as many skin cancer diagnoses in a year than lung cancer, why aren't there constant disgusting PSAs against tanning?


Because white people.
 
2014-04-27 09:58:34 PM

silvervial: If there are twice as many skin cancer diagnoses in a year than lung cancer, why aren't there constant disgusting PSAs against tanning?


Skin cancer is easier to diagnose and treat, just a guess
 
2014-04-27 10:02:44 PM

silvervial: If there are twice as many skin cancer diagnoses in a year than lung cancer, why aren't there constant disgusting PSAs against tanning?


Actually, in my state it just became illegal for minors under 18 to use indoor tanning beds.
 
2014-04-27 10:37:44 PM
It took me a minute... but well done, subby.
 
2014-04-27 10:46:56 PM

fickenchucker: Who give a shiat?

 I've already bred and completed by biological function.  I don't want to live to 97 years old, and I've never looked like a model, so ask me if I care about a few wrinkles, some lost hair, or the 20 extra pounds I should lose.

Much of the "I want to live forever" mentality that pervades all these health stories is rooted in narcissism.  I rebel against that--a quick death around 75-80 is fine by me.




My grandfather lived until 90 but spent the last 15 years going through repeated surgeries due to skin cancer. He finally said fark it and let go one day.
 
2014-04-28 01:07:48 AM

FatMason: 97?  I'm not sure if subby is trying to spoof the 97.5% protection that you get from the 40 SPF sunscreen mentioned in the article, or if subby is just confused.  It's '99, btw.


I always loved that song because I was the Class of 99.
 
2014-04-28 01:23:38 AM
True story: when I was a teenager I suffered from acne on my back.  My family physician recommended spending time shirtless outdoors because UV exposure kills zits.

It's a far cry from modern medical professionals who basically act like you're gonna die horribly if you spend even 20 minutes outside on a sunny day without putting sunblock on.

/CSB
 
2014-04-28 02:24:14 AM
It was originally addressed to the Class of '97 (as well it should have been, on account of that being the best year in which to graduate high school). Later it was re-released to the children in the class of '99, and that version was slightly more popular.
 
2014-04-28 02:43:34 AM
Hmm, the sun, that thing that's been there since before the earth, that's responsible for all life on earth, that's been there through the entire run of evolution on this planet from single celled organisms to you, that's shone down constantly on every single one of your ancestors from sun-up to sun-down as they worked to survive and produce you, is now super dangerous and going to kill you? I can't quite put my finger on it, but I think there might be a reason why people are hesitant to take the "OMG it's going to kill you" very seriously.

Of course, vitamin D deficiency ALSO causes cancer, and a bunch of other problems, and apparently decreases your chances of surviving other types of cancer as well. And seasonal affective disorder is pretty serious stuff too. So still no excuse to sit in your mom's basement all day.
 
2014-04-28 04:28:32 AM

isawyou: It was originally addressed to the Class of '97 (as well it should have been, on account of that being the best year in which to graduate high school). Later it was re-released to the children in the class of '99, and that version was slightly more popular.


I graduated in '97, and I've never head the damned thing(had to youtube it). Skipped through it at intervals, couldn't bear to listen to the entirety straight through. The early to mid 90's were a fantastic time. Less crybabies all around. Also, music.

Anyhow, the wife and I spent the whole of ever July at our summer house on a Florida island. As much as I hate, hate, hate the feel and smell of sunscreen, I lather that shiat on like crazy. My wife, not so much, and it's starting to show. She's not happy about being younger than me, while looking older than me. It would be funny but sun-damage is no one's friend.
 
2014-04-28 06:26:18 AM
I graduated in '97 so my skin cancer is getting a kick...
 
2014-04-28 06:40:29 AM

darkjezter: True story: when I was a teenager I suffered from acne on my back.  My family physician recommended spending time shirtless outdoors because UV exposure kills zits.

It's a far cry from modern medical professionals who basically act like you're gonna die horribly if you spend even 20 minutes outside on a sunny day without putting sunblock on.

/CSB


True story: some of your ancestors died from infectious diseases acquired from a lack of basic sanitation.

But modern medical professionals these days are all "blah blah don't pack open wounds with manure" and "blah blah only drink potable water".

/progress schmogress
 
2014-04-28 06:59:34 AM

docmattic: darkjezter: True story: when I was a teenager I suffered from acne on my back.  My family physician recommended spending time shirtless outdoors because UV exposure kills zits.

It's a far cry from modern medical professionals who basically act like you're gonna die horribly if you spend even 20 minutes outside on a sunny day without putting sunblock on.

/CSB

True story: some of your ancestors died from infectious diseases acquired from a lack of basic sanitation.

But modern medical professionals these days are all "blah blah don't pack open wounds with manure" and "blah blah only drink potable water".

/progress schmogress



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2014-04-28 07:45:47 AM
On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty farking real to you too. Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day. Get it?
 
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2014-04-28 08:18:29 AM
I doubled my risk of skin cancer so many times I died 20 years ago.
 
2014-04-28 09:05:30 AM
I remember when I first started hearing about this "Kurt Vonnegut Commencement Speech" that was actually written as a fluff piece for a newspaper column.  That's got to be one of the earliest examples of people being stupid and creating FW: FW: FW: FW: emails.

/well, that and the "If everyone forwards this email, Microsoft/Disney will give us something!" chains
//You assholes that forwarded those? You are the reason I get derp from family members!  Kindly go EABOD!
 
2014-04-28 09:06:33 AM
I already got my base burn in for the year.  Planted 7 trees and got the garden plot ready to til last weekend.  Got my neck to glow a nice red.

/white peoles problems
 
2014-04-28 11:16:43 AM

fickenchucker: Who give a shiat?

 I've already bred and completed by biological function.  I don't want to live to 97 years old, and I've never looked like a model, so ask me if I care about a few wrinkles, some lost hair, or the 20 extra pounds I should lose.

Much of the "I want to live forever" mentality that pervades all these health stories is rooted in narcissism.  I rebel against that--a quick death around 75-80 is fine by me.


This is the empty rhetoric of someone for whom death is merely a hypothetical scenerio for some undetermined point down the road.

Here's the thing ... even having a treatable or survivable cancer sucks major ass.   Technology has blessed us with a way to largely circumvent one of the major ones, with minimum amount of expense or effort on your part.    If you don't take advantage of it, you're a moran.    When you're hooked up to that Dacarbazine IV drip and puking up the lining of your stomach, you'll give anything to go back in time and put on a little sunblock.
 
2014-04-28 11:17:30 AM

FatMason: 97?  I'm not sure if subby is trying to spoof the 97.5% protection that you get from the 40 SPF sunscreen mentioned in the article, or if subby is just confused.  It's '99, btw.


It was an email forward / internet meme in '97 or '98. I have one of those odd memories of what class I was in talking to someone about it. And then, of course, a year or so later, it gets turned into a song.

(And then I remember the Chris Rock thing couldn't have been later than 99)
 
2014-04-28 11:45:44 AM
Tans have to be one of the all time dumbest middle class status symbols human society has ever developed, in no small part thanks to the advertising and marketing department at Schering-Plough
 
2014-04-28 12:29:29 PM

InmanRoshi: fickenchucker: Who give a shiat?

 I've already bred and completed by biological function.  I don't want to live to 97 years old, and I've never looked like a model, so ask me if I care about a few wrinkles, some lost hair, or the 20 extra pounds I should lose.

Much of the "I want to live forever" mentality that pervades all these health stories is rooted in narcissism.  I rebel against that--a quick death around 75-80 is fine by me.

This is the empty rhetoric of someone for whom death is merely a hypothetical scenerio for some undetermined point down the road.

Here's the thing ... even having a treatable or survivable cancer sucks major ass.   Technology has blessed us with a way to largely circumvent one of the major ones, with minimum amount of expense or effort on your part.    If you don't take advantage of it, you're a moran.    When you're hooked up to that Dacarbazine IV drip and puking up the lining of your stomach, you'll give anything to go back in time and put on a little sunblock.


Wrong.  No mater what I do I'll have family genetics against me.  The last thing I want to do is slowly die like my parents with numerous heart and interior-cancer problems.
 
2014-04-28 05:56:24 PM

fusillade762: Every summer we slather layers of sunscreen with the highest SPF we can find

Speak for yourself. I live in Oregon.


I hope you're kidding, because skin cancer is not a joke.
 
2014-04-28 07:12:12 PM
Some internet know-it-all correct me if I'm wrong but I heard that once you get one really deep bad sunburn when you are a kid (and who hasn't?) you are already screwed.
 
2014-04-29 05:35:55 AM

abadabba: Some internet know-it-all correct me if I'm wrong but I heard that once you get one really deep bad sunburn when you are a kid (and who hasn't?) you are already screwed.


Without researching it IIRC they discovered that a really bad burn as a kid was a common denominator in people with skin cancer

/I don't like sunscreen but I hate sunburns even more.
 
2014-04-29 05:40:13 AM
And since I'm posting...wtf is up with manufacturers labeling their clothing with SPF numbers. It's a shirt. When you wear it you don't get burned on the places it covers.
 
2014-04-29 05:46:24 AM

InmanRoshi: fickenchucker: Who give a shiat?

 I've already bred and completed by biological function.  I don't want to live to 97 years old, and I've never looked like a model, so ask me if I care about a few wrinkles, some lost hair, or the 20 extra pounds I should lose.

Much of the "I want to live forever" mentality that pervades all these health stories is rooted in narcissism.  I rebel against that--a quick death around 75-80 is fine by me.

This is the empty rhetoric of someone for whom death is merely a hypothetical scenerio for some undetermined point down the road.

Here's the thing ... even having a treatable or survivable cancer sucks major ass.   Technology has blessed us with a way to largely circumvent one of the major ones, with minimum amount of expense or effort on your part.    If you don't take advantage of it, you're a moran.    When you're hooked up to that Dacarbazine IV drip and puking up the lining of your stomach, you'll give anything to go back in time and put on a little sunblock.


That and they've found that a people who lead a healthy lifestyle tend to be healthy for longer before something gets them. What I mean by that is they generally don't do the long slow downhill grind to the grave but live well and then check out rather quickly.
 
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