In my search terms

What does a person mean by saying “dude you bumming me out”?

It means, dude, you’re bringing me down. Ruining my party. Making me face reality. Making me sad. It’s hard to believe that anyone who speaks English doesn’t know what this means. But I find it amusing that whoever asked this question was directed to my blog. πŸ™‚

The Duck Mannequin Challenge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannequin_Challenge

Adele

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Garth Brooks

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Paul McCartney

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Anaheim Ducks (hockey team)

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Taylor Swift

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Simone Biles (USA Gymnastics)

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FOX NFL Sunday

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Dancing With The Stars

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Saturday Night Live

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The Boston Pops

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Alabama Department of Corrections

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Simon Cowell (The X Factor UK)

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Rae Sremmurd (see above YouTube video)

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I’m not sure I understand the allure of the mannequin challenge, but yes, all these people have done it. Hope you had fun at the Duck Mannequin Challenge. πŸ™‚

(If you’re interested in the lyrics of the song, go here: Β http://genius.com/10249799)

Chocoholic

Wikipedia: Β A chocoholic is a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate. There is some medical evidence to support the existence of actual addiction to chocolate. However, the term is mostly used loosely or humorously to describe a person who is inordinately fond of chocolate…Β Even scientists who doubt the existence of true addiction agree that chocolate craving is real. Women are especially affected.

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Hi, my name is Johnna and I’m a chocoholic. And I blame it all on my female genes. πŸ™‚

Deciphering The Language Of Ducks

When you mean business.

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Staring contest.

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Mannequin challenge.

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Playing submarine.

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Playing hide-and-seek.

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A quiet moment.

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Asleep on my feet.

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Dreaming of appearing on Duck Dynasty.

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The next morning, thinking of New Year’s resolutions…

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Bread is bad for me?

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Maybe I should go on a diet…

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Diets suck.

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Thinking of bread…

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Long live bread.

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Mother and son.

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Stop following me.

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I said, stop following me.

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Have you seen Pulp Fiction?

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Go ahead, jump!

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I should be a model.

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Dry skin is no fun.

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Sprinkled with fairy dust.

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Brought to you by the Ducks of UNM. Quack. πŸ™‚

When pets go bad

It’s raining outside, so it’s time for some pet therapy.

Sometimes I think cats and dogs can understand English. When the owners ask their pets, “What did you do?”, I keep thinking that one of them is really going to answer (in English). The dog with his head caught in the pizza box (at 6:23) is hilarious. πŸ™‚

Bridges

It’s important to build bridges.

I’ve tried to build bridges between pain patients and those who suffer from addiction, with little, if any, success.

I’ve tried to build bridges between pain patients and the cannabis industry, spreading the truth about using pot to treat pain.

I find it difficult to build bridges between atheists and religious people. I don’t understand the worship of some supernatural being, and I don’t understand why religious people follow my atheist blog.

Because I visit everyone who visits me, I found myself reading about the sin of masturbation today. Did you know that if you masturbate, it proves you have no self control? Please.

Humans are able to pleasure themselves in a myriad of ways, including with food, sex, and drugs. Just like with the drug war, religious people have a problem with the notion of pleasure. Ironically, researchers have shown that prayer can elicit the very same pleasure responses in the brain as sex and drugs.

Some people on the internet think we should build bridges between Democrats and Republicans. That’s a given. But, build bridges with white-pride Nazis? No, I don’t think so.

Build bridges with people like this?

I watched this video, and I’m like, isn’t anyone going to stand up to this bully?

Here’s a warning to bullies: Don’t pull this shit when I’m standing there. I can also cuss like a sailor and I’m not afraid of you.

Bah Humbug

When you suffer from chronic pain, every day is the same, whether it’s a holiday or not. It’s not like pain knows how to take a holiday. So, as an intractable pain survivor (and an atheist), do I have to celebrate Christmas? No, but I can enjoy watching everyone else celebrate it. πŸ™‚

If you’re not in the Christmas mood, that’s okay, don’t force it. The holiday season is almost over. Mrs. Claus is already thinking about the new diet she’s gonna start next year. πŸ™‚

Criminalizing pain

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2016/12/need-speed-acceptance-opioid-guidelines.html

(12/17/2016) We need to speed up our acceptance of the opioid guidelines

My comment:

I’ve predicted that pain clinics and addiction clinics would eventually become one and the same. I suppose addiction clinics will soon be cropping up next to dentist offices and places that treat cancer, too. I guess these places will help the very small percentage of pain patients who also suffer from addiction, but pain patients are extremely tired of being treated like drug addicts.

Yes, the medical industry should pull together and speed up its acceptance of the CDC’s opioid guidelines, even though a basic principle of medical ethics says that when you have an intervention that works, you don’t introduce alternatives unless there are significant advantages. After all, doctors have so many different and successful alternative treatments to manage pain that I’m sure no one will miss painkillers.

Yes, doctors should treat every patient who complains of pain as a potential drug addict. That sounds like a wonderful idea. Let’s see how that attitude will help those who suffer from addiction, along with 90% of the rest of the population.

People refusing to see a doctor when they’re in pain. People in pain automatically going to the underground drug market, where there’s a better chance of finding some kind of relief. What good is a doctor who will not only minimize your pain, but ignore it? How many serious medical conditions will be missed because a doctor ignores a patient’s pain?

Yes, we’ve done such a good job of criminalizing addiction, let’s criminalize pain, too. Another wonderful idea from the medical industry.