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zoobyshoe
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Dec19-12, 09:26 PM
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On that subject, it looks like they've found an important difference between a dog and a sociopath:

'Psychopaths' Have an Impaired Sense of Smell, Study Suggests
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0920115739.htm
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Dec19-12, 09:35 PM
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On that subject, it looks like they've found an important difference between a dog and a sociopath:

'Psychopaths' Have an Impaired Sense of Smell, Study Suggests
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0920115739.htm
I used to have a terrible sense of smell, but it seems as if, lately, I have been able to smell more acutely. I have mostly been smelling perfume that some girls wear, but it's almost annoying.

I guess the world now has one less sociopath to deal with.
zoobyshoe
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Dec19-12, 11:36 PM
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I used to have a terrible sense of smell, but it seems as if, lately, I have been able to smell more acutely. I have mostly been smelling perfume that some girls wear, but it's almost annoying.

I guess the world now has one less sociopath to deal with.
I used to have a terrible sense of humor, but it seems as if, lately, I have been able to joke more acutely. I have mostly been joking about the perfume that some girls wear, but it's almost like something Jimmy Snyder would post.

I guess the world now has one more peudo-paraphraser to deal with.
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Dec20-12, 12:10 AM
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I have mostly been joking about the perfume that some girls wear, but it's almost like something Jimmy Snyder would post.
When I was a Freshman in HS, my friend's older sister asked me to dance with her at a Freshman mixer. It was a slow dance, and every time I think of her, I recall the scent of Right Guard. I don't "remember" it. I actually smell it in my mind.

Other smells, like wild strawberries, fresh-picked green beans, etc, are there in my head, but Right Guard is a big one. Haven't seen her in years (she would be 64-65 by now). Another hugger comes to mind whenever I get a whiff of Noxema. Had to be there.
zoobyshoe
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Dec20-12, 12:22 AM
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... every time I think of her, I recall the scent of Right Guard.
Of all our senses I think the sense of smell is the most amusing.
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Dec20-12, 12:40 AM
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Of all our senses I think the sense of smell is the most amusing.
It could be the most primal, and the most tied to our brain. I certainly don't get the same strong memories for most other senses.
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Dec20-12, 12:43 AM
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It could be the most primal, and the most tied to our brain. I certainly don't get the same strong memories for most other senses.
So, how does that add up to 'amusing'?
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Dec20-12, 09:41 PM
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So, how does that add up to 'amusing'?
Smell is hilarious. Without smell, your ability to laugh is pretty much wrecked. Plus, smell is heavily loaded into your basic chuckles. Can you remember a lover from 40-50 years ago without LOLing?
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Dec20-12, 11:01 PM
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Smell is hilarious. Without smell, your ability to laugh is pretty much wrecked. Plus, smell is heavily loaded into your basic chuckles. Can you remember a lover from 40-50 years ago without LOLing?
The sandwich protagonist buttered several splotches of confiscated Tupperware, igniting a terrified night shop.
zoobyshoe
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Dec21-12, 12:02 AM
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The sandwich protagonist buttered several splotches of confiscated Tupperware, igniting a terrified night shop.
Strong, amusing smells crawled abiogenically into the blackbody radiator of Odin's eye socket inadvertently delousing his raven, who said (quothe), "Furthermore!"
turbo
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Dec21-12, 12:06 PM
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My dog is "interesting". I have a CD carousel that is on "random" play almost all day and night. Duke has a nice bed in the living room and another in the bedroom. I have a lot of difficulty sleeping, and if I can breathe well enough, I head off to bed at odd hours. If I leave the stereo on, Duke stays on the living room bed. If there is no music, he retires to the bedroom.
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Dec21-12, 12:14 PM
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My dog is "interesting". I have a CD carousel that is on "random" play almost all day and night. Duke has a nice bed in the living room and another in the bedroom. I have a lot of difficulty sleeping, and if I can breathe well enough, I head off to bed at odd hours. If I leave the stereo on, Duke stays on the living room bed. If there is no music, he retires to the bedroom.
It could be that when you turn off the music, that signals to him it's bedtime. When you leave the music on, he may be expecting you to come back.
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Dec21-12, 12:44 PM
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It could be that when you turn off the music, that signals to him it's bedtime. When you leave the music on, he may be expecting you to come back.
I don't know, and he ain't tellin' He is a shelter-rescue with a lot of character. He has a lot of "rules" and I haven't figured them all out yet.

I'd love to meet his former owner, so that I could congratulate him or her for training him so well, and then beat the crap out them for abandoning him on the streets. No pet deserves that.
turbo
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Dec21-12, 04:19 PM
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My best friend died a bit earlier today. I was able to speak to his wife and his son this evening, and there was sadness all around. His son offered that "at least the suffering is over". I could only respond with silence. Too sad.
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Dec21-12, 04:44 PM
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My best friend died a bit earlier today. I was able to speak to his wife and his son this evening, and there was sadness all around. His son offered that "at least the suffering is over". I could only respond with silence. Too sad.
Sad indeed. So sorry turbo.
turbo
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Dec21-12, 04:50 PM
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Sad indeed. So sorry turbo.
Thanks, dlg. He and I have been best friends for over 50 years, and I will miss him terribly.
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Dec21-12, 05:23 PM
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My condolences, Turbo.
drizzle
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Dec21-12, 05:34 PM
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Sorry to hear that turbo, my condolences


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