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The biological clock thing

  1. Nov 21, 2008 #1
    The "biological clock" thing

    You know that concept expressed as "my biological clock is ticking", the purported compulsion on the part of women to have children while all their girlyparts are still, er, reproductively in the black? Before Ol' Mother Nature, y'know, revokes the franchise? (The notion seems somewhat generalizing to me since I've met many women with no interest in having kids, and many men who are obsessed with the idea.)

    So I came up with a great idea for what to call that: Restless Eggs Syndrome. Ha! Hahaha! I kill me!

    I guess this is one of those posts where an obnoxious person just says something without any definite intent to start a conversation. The thread, as it were, is already all ova. (Oh, snap!)

    We could talk about Restless Eggs Syndrome and what other names there are for it. Or I could be manacled and placed in the stocks and everyone could throw tomatoes at me.
     
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    No clock here, but Restless Eggs Syndrome is pretty funny.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2008 #3

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    My tomatoes are all eaten and/or canned, already. Will pumpkins be OK?
     
  5. Nov 21, 2008 #4

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    I love it, Cap.
    My mother was an old maid until I was conceived (when she was 42). She always told me that I was hatched from a rotten egg.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2008 #5
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    Hmmm... pumpkins or canned tomatoes... I guess PF is the right place to go ask which one would cause a worse concussion.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2008 #6

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    I could use buttercup squash instead of pumpkins if you like. They are harder, but their slightly smaller size makes them easier to throw.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2008 #7
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    Perhaps if you were merciful and waited until they're rotten...
     
  9. Nov 21, 2008 #8
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    so restless eggs is the one where you don't get kicked out of bed?
     
  10. Nov 21, 2008 #9

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    Trying out for funniest member guru?

    Restless eggs Syndrome *is* funny.

    You have been funny lately....

    I was also born without a clock, so never have been able to understand it either.
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2008 #10

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    My mother had me and my three sisters withing 4 years of getting married and then, 22 years after I was born, I got a brother. Many French-Catholic families in our immediate vicinity had 12 or more children. That might have been a great thing back on the farm, but living in a mill-town in central Maine just meant that the parents had more mouths to feed on very tiny paychecks.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2008 #11

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    In men, the syndrome later manifests as the "what the hell was I thinking" syndrome.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2008 #12

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    Oh, I still have some rotten tomatoes sitting out on the dead vines outside. I think I know what to do with them now. :devil: :biggrin:
     
  14. Nov 21, 2008 #13

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    "biological clock" makes me think of Flava Flav.

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  15. Nov 21, 2008 #14
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    [​IMG] Or Salvador Dali. If anyone is ever in the Tampa, Florida area there's a really cool Salvador Dali museum there. After having the tour guide take us through everything he did, his paintings actually made more sense to me than many of the more realistic ones I've seen.

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  16. Nov 21, 2008 #15

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    What the hell is that?! :bugeye:
     
  17. Nov 21, 2008 #16
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    It's hilarious that, between the Salvador Dali painting containing a melted rearranged face and Flava Flav, you reacted that way to Flav.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2008 #17
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    I don't like Dali based solely on his mustache.
     
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  20. Nov 21, 2008 #19

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    Reach for the sky, Pardner!!!
     
  21. Nov 21, 2008 #20
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    Brigitte Nielsen's egg timer.
     
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