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2002-10-15 08:28:45 AM  
Still no cure for stupid people.
2002-10-15 08:29:48 AM  
Tell me - I'm Irish and redheaded. Never go to the beach and sit in the sun, I'd explode.
2002-10-15 08:30:33 AM  
There was a readhead chick in my middle school, and she was GOOD at mercy. Dam scientists don't know a thing, i tell you.
2002-10-15 08:30:40 AM  
Here I thought I was just a wus...

I read about this on slashdot earier today, most were undecided as to whether redheads had a lower pain threshold or a higher resistance to anethesia. I'd personally go with the higher resistance to intoxicants, scottish and irish folks can put away the alcohol.
2002-10-15 08:31:11 AM  
Damn right.

I was screaming for the epidural at the first sign of labour. Morphine is good.
2002-10-15 08:36:45 AM  
As I redhead, I demand more analgesics! More, I say!

And didn't Woody Allen have a line from his standup routine:

"When I go to the beach, I don't tan. I stroke."
The sad truth.
2002-10-15 08:37:07 AM  
Interesting. I heard about this on the news this morning.
2002-10-15 08:37:20 AM  
Does this hurt you now? Good.
2002-10-15 08:39:08 AM  
ive had to get stitches 7 times in my life, and i never used anesthesia. and im blondish/brunette.

red headed pussies.

why dont they stop having a melanocortin 1 receptor deficiency already, who do they think the're fooling, farking losers.
2002-10-15 08:39:59 AM  
Errr...ouch? Didn't think I had a low pain threshold...

mmmm anaesthetic....
2002-10-15 08:40:10 AM  
Luckily I'm a brunette! ^_^ Not having a low pain tolerance is handy when you have heroic tendancies.
2002-10-15 08:41:45 AM  
Of all the redheads they could have used a picture of, they picked Anne Robinson. What a rip-off!
2002-10-15 08:43:16 AM  
Ignatius, no question about it! So many beautiful redheaded women, and they choose her. *shudder*
Incidentally, great handle you've got.
2002-10-15 08:43:18 AM  
Final part of the trilogy

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
Redheads require 20% more anesthesia
2002-10-15 08:47:32 AM  

AMEN. what the fark have those farking carrottops ever done? bomb the british? big farking deal.
2002-10-15 08:48:09 AM  
Samuel Clemens was a redhead.

It's true.
2002-10-15 08:48:30 AM  
Red hair is not an Irish trait, it's a Viking trait.

It's from the Vikings sacking Ireland and the rest of the UK and raping their women, centuries before the Norman Invasion.
2002-10-15 08:48:46 AM  
Morphine is good.


Me, I can't deal with pain AT ALL, but I have a waaaay high tolerance for drugs. shiatty Comination if ya ask me.

Oh yeah, and I have red hair.
2002-10-15 08:49:34 AM  
and I can't type for shiat....

2002-10-15 08:50:11 AM  
That explains why there are so few true redheads in pr0n, damn...
2002-10-15 08:51:06 AM  
Ahh, no wonder they're always the ones who squeal the loudest when I break out the nipple clamps.
2002-10-15 08:55:29 AM  
no cure for cancer!?

wow that's funny! oh my god...who thinks up this crazy-assed hilarious shiat? So original!!

fark really is the place for cutting-edge humour, eh?
2002-10-15 08:56:46 AM  
Darkhorse23: I'm Irish and redheaded

woohoo...are you hot too?
2002-10-15 08:57:20 AM  
all the cool vikings were blonde.

also, how come there arent many red heads in the place where vikings originated, but where the vikings went theres nothing but redheads?

also, explain the connection between redheads and freckles, mister know it all.
2002-10-15 08:57:27 AM  
This is so true. I dated a guy once who was a redhead and he was such a wus, he actually drank wine coolers. Can you believe it? A GUY drinking wine coolers. If that doesn't shout out "wus", I don't know what does.

I also liked to call him Fire Crotch.
2002-10-15 08:58:42 AM  
me too darkhorse ... sun = badness
2002-10-15 09:01:20 AM  

Where on earth have you been? We've all missed you.
2002-10-15 09:01:55 AM  
People always say I have a high threshold for pain. My mom is red headed... Kinda makes sense. Though I do whuss out at the dentist.
2002-10-15 09:02:52 AM  
I need to test this theory out. I'll have to find a redhead and give her a good spanking.

In the name of Science, of course.........
2002-10-15 09:03:08 AM  
10-15-02 08:57:20 AM ImNotaBuddhist

Shut up and go say "hi" to your great grandpa Lars Olafson for me.
2002-10-15 09:04:16 AM  

In the name of science? If that's the case you'll need a brunette and a blonde for comparison.
2002-10-15 09:04:46 AM  
I was a redheaded child, now I'm blonde on top, with red beard and "other parts". I burn like a moth in a gaslamp.

I don't think red hair is specifically a viking trait, although there were red headed vikings, "eric the red" et al. I'd say it's more of an wstern european thing.
2002-10-15 09:05:21 AM  
Ain't science GREAT?
2002-10-15 09:06:53 AM  
Thank God for the black Irish. I came back form Barbados once and was asked if I was a mullato.
2002-10-15 09:08:12 AM  
ScorpioSting - LMAO...
2002-10-15 09:09:44 AM  
How else do you think the "beaten like a red-headed stepchild" expression originated?

Red hair obviously implied that a child was not your own child, red hair having been an "exotic" trait.
2002-10-15 09:09:57 AM  
ohhh, so that's why they're always biatchy and moody. I figured it was the duct tape.
2002-10-15 09:11:31 AM  
I'm a redhead and after I had my wisdom teeth pulled, I didn't use the pain killers. And they gave me too much nitrous oxide so I couldn't enjoy the experience.

The only pain that is too great is a broken internet connection.
2002-10-15 09:15:25 AM  
I just wonder if the lower threshold for pain equates to a lower threshold for pleasure...

Maybe I should dye my hair...

2002-10-15 09:16:18 AM  
My stubbed toe from the bathroom door this morning tends to agree with these scientists, sadly. Just another thing I can blame on my mom's crappy Irish genes.
2002-10-15 09:19:36 AM  
FLA Chickie: Thanks, my friend and I actually drew a cartoon superhero drawing of him, you know like Fire Crotch Man. His superhero weakness was that he could never truly "be" with a woman, if you know what I mean. Ahhhhhhhh...we had a lot of fun with that.
2002-10-15 09:22:46 AM  
"Red Heads Dread Brain Pain Drain"

that was my submission for this one.

signed, Mr Bitter
2002-10-15 09:23:14 AM  
My grandfather is half Irish, and had bright red hair when he was young. That man has the highest pain tolerance of any person I know. He recently was out mowing a field for a friend, the tractor fell over somehow and threw him off, he got knocked out. Came to, fetched the tractor from where it had rolled down the hill, got back on and started mowing! Luckily his friend saw the whole thing from a distance and insisted on taking him to the hospital. They don't make men like him any more.
2002-10-15 09:25:44 AM  
well that makes "slap you like a redheaded step child" seem even MORE cruel...
2002-10-15 09:31:11 AM  
So I guess I'm a wuss. That's why I do lazy computer work instead of real backbreaking work with heavy lifting/cursing/shovels landing on my head. The only time my computer hurt me was when I had to carry it up some stairs.
2002-10-15 09:38:17 AM  
so...you're better off slipping ruffies to blondes and brunettes...because it'll take twice as much to take down a red-head. They should be teaching this stuff in school...
2002-10-15 09:38:29 AM  
The Vikings were PANSIES
2002-10-15 09:39:01 AM  
"Since red hair can be traced to particular mutations in the melanocortin 1 receptor"

Wait, my mutant ability is to have red hair. That's not fair. Where's my healing factor? Where are my optic blasts?
2002-10-15 09:40:58 AM  
But arent whities sissies?
2002-10-15 09:42:36 AM  
I went out with a girl who's brother was a ginger.

She had to go.

In favor of him?
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