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by fulmerspot
July 26th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

I've done the natural birth, the scheduled c-section and the emergency c-section. I haven't done the back-of-the-taxi-cutting-the-cord-with-my-teeth thing yet though. The scheduled c-section is for the onlooker easily the least stressful and the least bloody. From what I have googled it seems that ...
by fulmerspot
July 25th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

Pathetic! You went cold and dizzy? Is that it? You didn't have your abdomen sliced open, and your insides pulled out? You won't be in pain for weeks, unable even to drive a car, scarred for life? Everyone else here is being very PC. I'm not. Man up and attend. Have you tried to "acclimatize" yourse...
by fulmerspot
July 24th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc0KvHtGaGs I had just about convinced myself that I would be able to manage being present at the impending birth of my son but on Saturday I attended an NCT class (Cuch - it's a different NCT to the Irish one) with my wife, the lady giving the class showed us all a ...
by fulmerspot
July 13th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3687
Views: 203457

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

by fulmerspot
July 11th, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

geriatics of the world unite
You have nothing to lose but your - eh? where did I put that ....
by fulmerspot
July 11th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

It's a medical term and it lost its original meaning in the light of recent studies' results (it was concerned with the biological health of your offspring rather than your own health and life expectancy). The results seem to confirm the intergenerational telomere loss theory, according to which yo...
by fulmerspot
July 10th, 2017, 9:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

My sister claims that her C-section was "fun". She demanded that she was the first person to touch the baby and her husband (a brain surgeon, so not the faint of heart) the second. I'm not sure how it was possible, but it looks like they granted her wish since the hospital hasn't been blown up :-) ...
by fulmerspot
July 10th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Re: Impending Birth - Not Being Present

Feel obliged to defend fulmerspot on the fainting front. It is very powerful. I am pretty tough in some ways, but I could not fight it off once it got hold of me. On the other hand, there is no shame in it. For men that have attended a birth, did you feel differently about your wife and women in ge...
by fulmerspot
July 7th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Birth - Not Being Present
Replies: 178
Views: 13194

Impending Birth - Not Being Present

I have decided not to attend the impending birth of my son, I am really very not good at the sight of blood, I pass out in hospitals. Some people have treated this as me practically disowning wife and child. I just know that me passing out in the operating theatre (my wife is having a C section) wil...
by fulmerspot
July 5th, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Le Tour
Replies: 316
Views: 38450

Re: Le Tour

2017 tour underway peter sagan disqualified world champion and 5 time winner of the tour de france points classification (2012,3,4,5,6) Looked fairly straightforward - out went the elbow - Cavendish has a broken shoulder bone. Disqualification has to be the punishment. Unsurprisingly his team is ap...
by fulmerspot
April 13th, 2017, 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: happy easter
Replies: 83
Views: 17515

Re: happy easter

Merry Easter, I hope you find them all.
* other festivals are available.
by fulmerspot
April 13th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help Terri by eating lots of food on Easter
Replies: 96
Views: 160725

Re: Help Terri by eating lots of food on Easter

This looks like a case where money had nothing to do with the issue. Even the baby's lawyer sided against the parents. Are there no limits to what parents can do to children? ?? "baby's lawyer?? ok Barrister Victoria Butler-Cole, who was appointed to represent the eight month old, said proposed tre...
by fulmerspot
April 5th, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 177797

Re: Classical music thread...

I'm with t4a, I thought countertenor was to tenor as counterterror was to terror, or as counterpoint was to point. I googled "countertenor" In the second half of the 20th century, there was great interest in and renewed popularity of the countertenor voice, partly due to pioneers such as Alfred Del...
by fulmerspot
April 5th, 2017, 9:35 am
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Topic: Classical music thread...
Replies: 270
Views: 177797

St Matthews Passion London Tonight

I have three tickets for tonights performance of St Matthews Passion at St Johns Smith Square. At the last minute I cannot go - wife is unwell, brother in law had to travel. Ian Bostridge is singing the Evangelist part, if you know who he is you'll know he's an internationally famous tenor/counter-t...
by fulmerspot
March 17th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Circular Runways
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Views: 674

Re: Circular Runways

LOL!  If the airport ever gets high wind, it would have to shut-down because the wind would be a cross-wind or tail wind for most of the circuit of the runway.  And even a light wind would make the landing nerve-wracking as the shifting wind blows the plane in different directions and changes the a...
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