Growing Old—Death Approaches!

Are you growing older?

  • Yes, I am

    Votes: 58 59.2%
  • No, I'm getting younger

    Votes: 19 19.4%
  • Sorry, I don't understand the question

    Votes: 14 14.3%
  • I'm a Mod; I think adding silly polls to chat threads is pointless

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Floyd1

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You know how you notice things and look them up?

One of the effects of ageing, it seems, is a slower digestion.
As my diet is already about 4/5ths as fibrous as a bison's I'm not sure how to improve on it to counteract the dangers of constipation. :thought:
Er, strawberries?
 

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Just curious - what do you use the dry ice for?
That's a very good question @hunck , given that I get 18 x 10 Kg bags delivered a week. Transporting things that need to be kept frozen I suppose, researchers can also use it in a vapour trap so that solvent fumes cool to become liquid and not sucked into a pump. But if you don't use the dry ice within a couple of days, it just evaporates. Have no shortage of dry ice pellets at the moment but cannot get hold of carbon dioxide gas cylinders. Ironically seems to be a world shortage of CO2 gas.
 

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You know how you notice things and look them up?

One of the effects of ageing, it seems, is a slower digestion.
As my diet is already about 4/5ths as fibrous as a bison's I'm not sure how to improve on it to counteract the dangers of constipation. :thought:
A handful of sugar-free Haribo gummi sweets.

 

Bad Bungle

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It's no surprise that lager killed bitter with the number of rubbish bitters around in the 70's and 80's.
"Woke up in the morning with nothing to do
Decided to give meself a beer shampoo
Looked in the mirror - well fancy that !
The top of me head had gone all flat."

"Must have been Watney's"

(Fred Wedlock).
 

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Topics that are usually taboo is sex and when you are old“ constipation “.

I know there are several products on the market for constipation, but I decided to take a more natural approach.

I am eating fiber bars made out of Chicory Root Extract, soy, wheat, rice, flour, oats, barley, and corn fiber.

I hope all will work its way out.

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
 

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I'm not exactly constipated, just a bit less like this than usual -


:chuckle:

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
Yup, can be very serious as you know and older people are more likely to suffer from it. My approach is to constantly stuff myself with fruit and veg.
 

hunck

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Topics that are usually taboo is sex and when you are old“ constipation “.

I know there are several products on the market for constipation, but I decided to take a more natural approach.

I am eating fiber bars made out of Chicory Root Extract, soy, wheat, rice, flour, oats, barley, and corn fiber.

I hope all will work its way out.

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
Porridge. Apart from the fibre/roughage content, force of gravity can work wonders.
 

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Topics that are usually taboo is sex and when you are old“ constipation “.

I know there are several products on the market for constipation, but I decided to take a more natural approach.

I am eating fiber bars made out of Chicory Root Extract, soy, wheat, rice, flour, oats, barley, and corn fiber.

I hope all will work its way out.

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
Senna tea. These days it's packaged at the supermarket.
 

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As Shatner said, the enormity of the blackness of space, but I don’t plan to go to space.

Where is the Quaker Oats cereal in the cabinet ?

The Chicory Root Extract has been good.
 

Zeke Newbold

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So I frequent a `Sports Bar` - not because I like sport but because it is spacious and has quick service and affordable beers. Television screens are positioned around the place so that you can't avoid them.

When they are not showing some football - and I'm always happier when they aren't -these are permanently tuned to MTV.

Now MTV is currently doing this section where they rebroadcast the `Hits of the Noughties`. So it's a raft of early Beyonce, early Justin Timberlake, the Sugarbabes, that rock track from the first Spiderman and a whole heap of rap shit. It's not my thing at all but it's all stuff that I recognise and feel sort of comfortable with. To me it's sort of...contemporary.

Except that this stuff is twenty years old. Twenty! And the show isn't aimed at me - it's for their late teen/ twentysomething viewers for whom it is a nostalgia fest, and maybe a bit of a historical curio.

So I think back to when I was a late teen/twenty something - in the Eighties. Every now and then I would borrow a cassette from the library that featured music from the sixties. Say, The New Faces, for example. In other words, music from twenty years earlier. To me in those days it felt like I was excavating some buried ancient artefact from the dim and distant past. No doubt this is how the young MTV watchers view this `contemporary` music from the noughties!


I'm not old I'm not old. Well, only a bit old. Not THAT old. Not all THAT old. Okay, quite old. Okay oldish. But I'm not like other old people. I'm differently old. Okay than, I'm old. I'm old. So what? I'm old. I'm old. Fuck!....I'm not old! I'm not old!...[Repeat]

 
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