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(BBC)   In the next episode of X-Files: Tumor revealed to be a parasitic twin brother   ( news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2003-04-30 01:19:48 PM  
It's the Fiji Mermaid...! Except he's dead.
2003-04-30 02:06:52 PM  
It's not a tumah
2003-04-30 05:45:08 PM  
Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina.
Thanks for da tip
2003-04-30 05:45:15 PM  
2003-04-30 05:45:46 PM  
South Park conjoined fetus reference in 4...3...2...1...
2003-04-30 05:46:06 PM  
I wonder if I have a dead fetus inside me.
2003-04-30 05:46:37 PM  

When will the British learn to spell? At least they didn't say "aluminium"...
2003-04-30 05:46:42 PM  
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2003-04-30 05:46:46 PM  
In all seriousness, that poor (living) kid is going to be seriously f'ed up from here on out. How traumatic is that?!
2003-04-30 05:47:22 PM  
Just let me be the first to say--


And what's that about, "It's not alive, but it is"?
2003-04-30 05:47:59 PM  
Actually, I'm guessing he'll get over it. Most kids bounce back from traumas really quick...and he probably won't even really understand what's going on.
2003-04-30 05:48:25 PM  
Wasn't that the basis of one or more Stephen King books? No, seriously. I can't think of the name though . . .
2003-04-30 05:49:13 PM  
One time I found a raisin like this in my box of raisins at lunch. It had a smaller, harder raisin stuck halfway inside it. They were yummy.
2003-04-30 05:49:35 PM  
CTaylor80, yeah, it was The Dark Half. I was going to reference it myself, but you beat me to it.
2003-04-30 05:49:47 PM  
Ugh, I could have gone all day without reading that.
2003-04-30 05:49:54 PM  
I wanna conjoined twin foetus tumor brother covered with hair...

...would it have looked like a tribble?
2003-04-30 05:50:24 PM  
Aha . . . .Dark Half. That was it. Good book.
2003-04-30 05:50:45 PM  
G'oauld? He ain't heavy, he's my symbiote.

/The spell checker didin't like that at all...
2003-04-30 05:51:10 PM  
So how can we blame Bush for this?
2003-04-30 05:51:18 PM  
My grandmother had the same thing happen to her. The story made it sound like stuff like this never happens. It does it is just extremely rare, and the mass public just isn't aware of it.
2003-04-30 05:51:22 PM  
Yeah, but the movie sucked horribly.
2003-04-30 05:51:38 PM  
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2003-04-30 05:51:46 PM  
Oh. My.
2003-04-30 05:52:17 PM  
Pretty strange. This happened to my aunt a few years back. But she was an adult before they discovered her twin. Imagine the doctor's surprise to remove a mass and find hair and teeth in it. I'll bet that would freak you out for the rest of the day.
2003-04-30 05:52:57 PM  
2003-04-30 05:53:05 PM  
LadyLazaruss: "remove a mass and find hair and teeth in it" @#%d!
2003-04-30 05:55:42 PM  
Thanks for the nightmare fuel!
2003-04-30 05:55:51 PM  
Well, [and this will be the bizarre thought for the day], I guess it is better to have a "tumor" that is a dead twin then an actual malignant one.

Cancer is not fun.
2003-04-30 05:55:56 PM  
Still no cure for cancer.

2003-04-30 05:56:05 PM  
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2003-04-30 05:57:08 PM  
lol gnudutch i was just waiting for it.

on another note... uhh x-files is canceled :-\

2003-04-30 05:57:10 PM  
2003-04-30 05:57:12 PM  
It turns out he's half the man he thought he was.

...oh man, I apologize.
2003-04-30 05:58:53 PM  
That's disusting!
2003-04-30 05:59:32 PM  
"disusting" hehe
2003-04-30 05:59:33 PM  
Anybody remember the movie Basketcase?

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2003-04-30 05:59:46 PM  
I remember reading The Dark Half thinking that something like that couldn't really happend. I guess I was wrong.
2003-04-30 05:59:56 PM  
farked for me
2003-04-30 06:00:50 PM  
2003-04-30 06:01:02 PM  
FalseEyedDio: Sorry for being graphic. I grew up around nurses. Makes people nuts that I can watch stuff like "Trauma/Life in the ER" while I'm eating.

Another Funny Aunt Story: They thought a second aunt of mine had a tumor in her abdomen (she was about 46 or so) and so they did an ultrasound to get and idea of where and how bit the "mass" was. The nurse giving the ultrasound starts giggling. "Ummmm doctor. The 'mass' appears to have a heart beat. No wait... two." My aunt went in thinking she was possibly dying of cancer and came home pregnant at 46 with twin girls.
2003-04-30 06:02:23 PM  
Do seven-year-old boys qualify for subsidized abortions in the more socialist states? I mean, if the mom was malnourished, what are the odds she could have paid for the procedure?
2003-04-30 06:03:52 PM  
LadyLazaruss you know if I was in the hospital for what I thought was a malignant mass growing in my stomach, and I heard the word "heartbeat" I would probably be screaming for hours.

Of course, I'm male...so a heartbeat would indicate something entirely different.
2003-04-30 06:05:30 PM  
Maybe it's Opera (doubtful), but the pages that Setinotathome linked don't load properly for me.

I just finished Stephen King's The Shining and I'll definitely look into The Dark Half. This stuff is pretty weird.
2003-04-30 06:06:11 PM  
Loaded fine for me and I'm using Opera.
2003-04-30 06:06:59 PM  
Sidi- I certainly wouldn't blame you for screaming... possibly losing control of your bowels for a second there as well. :D

But thats a pretty weird point of the story about the 7 year old... the mass was dead but still feeding? Does that mean it was cancerous? I wonder how that works.
2003-04-30 06:07:05 PM  
2003-04-30 06:07:09 PM  
Better now with the new link.
2003-04-30 06:07:17 PM  
That's farked-up shiat right there.
2003-04-30 06:09:28 PM  
LadyLazaruss it wouldn't be cancerous because it wouldn't have the apoptosis genes knocked out. It shouldn't be malignant either, because it wouldn't have the mutations required to get rid of the growth limiting genes.

Now, what if the corpse of your twin developed a cancerous tumor...now that would be trippy.
2003-04-30 06:09:57 PM  
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Maybe the parasitic twin was really the reincarnation of an ancient Native American medicine man...

...then again, probably not.
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