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montanagiant : 8/7/2017 1:16 pm
Mine:
Been married twice, each time to an identical twin
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I was 6'4" at 12 years old  
lawguy9801 : 8/7/2017 3:13 pm : link
And luckily stopped growing.
I build and convert unique/throwback football helmets (mostly NFL)  
FranknWeezer : 8/7/2017 3:17 pm : link
as a hobby and run a pretty fun twitter page, @wthelmets. Love for you to check it out.

I figure 15 years on BBI may earn me a shameless plug...
I was born  
PEEJ : 8/7/2017 3:20 pm : link
a poor black child...
RE: I was born  
Milton : 8/7/2017 3:34 pm : link
In comment 13551921 PEEJ said:
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a poor black child...
How does that make you unique?
I'm right handed  
njm : 8/7/2017 3:35 pm : link
and left footed
RE: RE: I was born  
Rocky369 : 8/7/2017 3:55 pm : link
In comment 13551941 Milton said:
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In comment 13551921 PEEJ said:


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a poor black child...

How does that make you unique?


don't you claim to work in film?
Who's "The Jerk" ?  
PEEJ : 8/7/2017 3:56 pm : link
?
Yeah I got the reference....  
Milton : 8/7/2017 4:04 pm : link
But it still doesn't make it unique to be born a poor black child.
p.s.--"He hates these cans!"
RE: I was 6'4  
BMac : 8/7/2017 4:59 pm : link
In comment 13551913 lawguy9801 said:
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And luckily stopped growing.


I was 5'6" at 18, and 6'1" at 25.
RE: Hung like a Yak!  
TurdFurguson : 8/7/2017 6:32 pm : link
In comment 13551777 mavric said:
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lol

How would one know Yaks are hung?
i  
RasputinPrime : 8/7/2017 7:10 pm : link
know everything.
When I was born,  
Diver_Down : 8/7/2017 7:22 pm : link
I was too big to fit in a bassinet and was eating cereal 3 days after being born.
You know that thing  
BlackLight : 8/7/2017 7:26 pm : link
where you can spin a quarter on its edge?

I invented that.
I've blazed it up  
BlueHurricane : 8/7/2017 8:14 pm : link
With Johnny Hopkins and Sloan Kettering
I won  
well...bye TC : 8/7/2017 8:43 pm : link
a national natural bodybuilding title at age 42
When I saw thread title I was certain  
steve in ky : 8/7/2017 9:36 pm : link
Ronnie would have been the person asking lol
I jammed with Blondie before they were famous.  
Del Shofner : 8/7/2017 9:42 pm : link
I was in a play with Susan Lucci before she became famous.

I caught at least 100 Dave Jennings punts before he became famous.

All true, but I went on to be a very boring, unknown guy anyway.
Was born with a backwards heart  
UConn4523 : 8/7/2017 9:43 pm : link
and still is to this day
When I was a teenager, I served as a waiter at a party at.....  
Crispino : 8/7/2017 9:50 pm : link
Richard Nixon's house. Also in attendance, Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig. I got to listen to the entire evening's conversation.
RE: Was born with a backwards heart  
Anakim : 8/7/2017 9:52 pm : link
In comment 13552281 UConn4523 said:
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and still is to this day


How does it affect you?
RE: RE: I was born  
Anakim : 8/7/2017 9:53 pm : link
In comment 13551941 Milton said:
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In comment 13551921 PEEJ said:


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a poor black child...

How does that make you unique?


Because he's now a rich, white guy
RE: RE: Was born with a backwards heart  
UConn4523 : 8/7/2017 9:58 pm : link
In comment 13552294 Anakim said:
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In comment 13552281 UConn4523 said:


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and still is to this day



How does it affect you?


Not much actually. Can't get fat or smoke, shouldn't need anything more than potentially a pacemaker later in life. Since it's still backwards (arteries switched) my small chamber does the work the large chamber does for you. Over time I can develop afib but is easily correctable with a pacemaker which is an outpatient procedure. Hopefully if all goes well that won't come into play until my 60s if at all.

Need to keep up with cardio and not treating my body like shit.
It only took until the second reply...  
EricJ : 8/7/2017 10:05 pm : link
for the train to come off of the tracks...
I'm 69 years old...  
manh george : 8/7/2017 10:54 pm : link
and still negatively buoyant. Three seconds to the bottom of a 10 foot pool with a full breath of air.

I'll go for two. Not unique, but very rare: I'm a pure mixed dominant--all sports only lefty, all fine motor coordination only righty. If I need to hit a nail with a hammer--righty. If I try to hit it lefty, I could lose a finger. Or a toe.
I had a rough night  
Joey in VA : 8/7/2017 11:42 pm : link
And I hate the fuckin' Eagles man
RE: When I saw thread title I was certain  
RC02XX : 8/8/2017 12:05 am : link
In comment 13552277 steve in ky said:
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Ronnie would have been the person asking lol


I only need to collect personal information from you guys once a week or two for my agen...shit...I mean...good thread, you thread starter...
I have to admit I was expecting serious answers  
montanagiant : 8/8/2017 12:48 am : link
But it is much better this way..lol
RE: It only took until the second reply...  
montanagiant : 8/8/2017 12:49 am : link
In comment 13552302 EricJ said:
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for the train to come off of the tracks...

Yup..Ha
RE: RE: RE: Was born with a backwards heart  
montanagiant : 8/8/2017 12:50 am : link
In comment 13552298 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 13552294 Anakim said:


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In comment 13552281 UConn4523 said:


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and still is to this day



How does it affect you?



Not much actually. Can't get fat or smoke, shouldn't need anything more than potentially a pacemaker later in life. Since it's still backwards (arteries switched) my small chamber does the work the large chamber does for you. Over time I can develop afib but is easily correctable with a pacemaker which is an outpatient procedure. Hopefully if all goes well that won't come into play until my 60s if at all.

Need to keep up with cardio and not treating my body like shit.
I honestly have never heard of this...Actually quite amazing when you think about it. Take care of that Uconn...
I don't always drink beer  
Gman11 : 8/8/2017 8:36 am : link
but when I do I drink Dos Equis.
When I transferred to Florida in 10/2014  
jc in c-ville : 8/8/2017 9:51 am : link
I decided to live in Cocoa Beach and commute to Orlando to be near my Dad.

He was the worlds biggest Giants fan and BBI lurker and sometimes contributor back in the day. He went to his first game in 1953.

I lost my Dad this past July 8th just before his 86th birthday.

Why unique? The following Thursday, 7/13 I was using part of my bereavement week off to relax on the golf course. I had an un-orthodox shot on a ball that was on a hill and jarred my left knee ( I'm left-handed) and the following day the pain in my lower left back was spreading to around my heart- or so I thought. Chalked it up as stress as I'm the youngest of three and am the executor and the two oldest were not really involved to the extent I was with him.

It wasn't my heart but a pulmonary embolism as in June, I hurt the same knee playing pick-up hoops. When playing golf, the blood clot fragmented and went into both lungs with the left one the most painful.

I found this out when going to ER early Saturday morning 7/15 and I was evaluated in the same bed my father was in on Thursday 7/6 before he was admitted.

When they admitted me, they put me in room #405. I was admitted at 9:20 am per the paper work.

My father died in room #406 at 9:22 am exactly a week earlier.

I consider that pretty F'ing unique.

RIP Dad
RE: When I transferred to Florida in 10/2014  
montanagiant : 8/8/2017 10:18 am : link
In comment 13552488 jc in c-ville said:
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I decided to live in Cocoa Beach and commute to Orlando to be near my Dad.

He was the worlds biggest Giants fan and BBI lurker and sometimes contributor back in the day. He went to his first game in 1953.

I lost my Dad this past July 8th just before his 86th birthday.

Why unique? The following Thursday, 7/13 I was using part of my bereavement week off to relax on the golf course. I had an un-orthodox shot on a ball that was on a hill and jarred my left knee ( I'm left-handed) and the following day the pain in my lower left back was spreading to around my heart- or so I thought. Chalked it up as stress as I'm the youngest of three and am the executor and the two oldest were not really involved to the extent I was with him.

It wasn't my heart but a pulmonary embolism as in June, I hurt the same knee playing pick-up hoops. When playing golf, the blood clot fragmented and went into both lungs with the left one the most painful.

I found this out when going to ER early Saturday morning 7/15 and I was evaluated in the same bed my father was in on Thursday 7/6 before he was admitted.

When they admitted me, they put me in room #405. I was admitted at 9:20 am per the paper work.

My father died in room #406 at 9:22 am exactly a week earlier.

I consider that pretty F'ing unique.

RIP Dad

That is an absolutely amazing story JC. Glad you caught this in time and sympathies for the loss of your father
I drank 40 beers  
pjcas18 : 8/8/2017 10:22 am : link
in one day. Legit.

Nothing like Wade Boggs (may he rest in peace) 107 beer day mostly on a cross country flight/trip , but still legendary (in my own mind) and unique.
RE: I drank 40 beers  
I Love Clams Casino : 8/8/2017 10:59 am : link
In comment 13552512 pjcas18 said:
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in one day. Legit.

Nothing like Wade Boggs (may he rest in peace) 107 beer day mostly on a cross country flight/trip , but still legendary (in my own mind) and unique.


Boss Scaggs
107 beers?  
manh george : 8/8/2017 11:27 am : link
NFW he could Wade. He would have had to swim.
RE: 107 beers?  
pjcas18 : 8/8/2017 11:31 am : link
In comment 13552608 manh george said:
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NFW he could Wade. He would have had to swim.
in 24 hours.

Google it, it was always legend that he drank 107 beers in 24 hours, but it was confirmed in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia which is one of the best episodes of any sitcom I've seen.
RE: RE: 107 beers?  
Vin R : 8/8/2017 11:32 am : link
In comment 13552615 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 13552608 manh george said:


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NFW he could Wade. He would have had to swim.

in 24 hours.

Google it, it was always legend that he drank 107 beers in 24 hours, but it was confirmed in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia which is one of the best episodes of any sitcom I've seen.


That episode is classic
RE: I used to get  
T-Bone : 8/8/2017 11:35 am : link
In comment 13551807 Old Dirty said:
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called Barry Manilow.

That and the colored girls dig me for some reason.


'Colored girls'?

There are people still alive that talk like this? LOL!
Oh yeah... something unique...  
T-Bone : 8/8/2017 11:37 am : link
I got a hug, kiss and called cute by Pam Grier and almost fought Tony Todd (from the Candy Man movies) all in the same building when I was younger.
Thanks Montana  
jc in c-ville : 8/8/2017 11:39 am : link
Truly a rollercoaster since April. My Dad would drive up to visit each of my brothers each April/May and then September every single year and of course when I was still living there.

Per usual, he drove up this year, spent a week with brother in NC and was halfway thru his visit with the oldest when I get a text from him stating he had left and would be back in town tomorrow.

Naturally, I thought my dad and oldest brother had gotten into it, based on their rigid relationship.

My father told me that afternoon that after dinner the previous night, my brother was in my Dad's bedroom screaming at him about a glass left in the food disposal and when turned on, shattered and some had gotten into his and his wives eyes and they had to go to the ER.

My Dad said F this, so the next morning, after they left to go to work, my Dad simply packed up and left.

It was all a dream.

Never happened.

Upon his arrival back, he started having these dreams weekly and started complaining about back pain. He was diagnosed with S4 Lung C.

As may went thru June, he went to every test imaginable and both the oncologist and myself thought perhaps the cancer had spread to his brain. It hadn't.

So, the oncologist called me on the morning of 7/6 to get him to the ER for blood test to determine if there was an imbalance causing his mental issues. Thankfully, my boss let me work from home a great deal of this process.

They discovered that his white blood count was very accelerated and admitted him.

On Friday, the white blood count had increased slightly and you could tell my Dad was miserable and just wanted to go home. That night, my oldest brother from VA flew in late.

The next morning, I met him at the hospital ( just so happened to arrive at the same time ) and we walked up to my dad's floor. There was a nurse at a station right across from his room and I asked her about the WBCC and she said it was going up. F I said as it appeared pneumonia would be the culprit.

At the moment, the doctor rounded the corner and I was introduced to him and he took me into a quiet room as my brother continued speaking with the nurse ( he is an oral surgeon) so much more versed to talk medical than myself.

The conversation with the doctor lasted about a minute and he asked what I thought about next steps and I brought up hospice, to his agreement. He asked about Power Of Attorney and DNR within the will. My Dad wanted no part of it.

I left the room with the doctor, walked up to my brother and into my Dad's room we walked. A nurses aide was in his room helping him with a walker get to the bathroom.

This is the first time my father had seen my brother ( or the middle one for that manner) since his health had failed him and my brother said that he would help my Dad to the bathroom.

We will never know if my Dad acknowledged my brother being in the room but I did lock eyes with Dad as obviously, he was used to having me around.

Upon arrival into the bathroom, he collapsed. Immediately there was yelling, etc. and the doctor, couple of people who flew into the room got him out of the bathroom and sat him in a chair facing us, I was in the back.

No pulse. The doctor looked at me, I looked at my brother, and over to my father ( took about a second or two) and the doctor said DNR?

I nodded my head yes.

In a span of say 3 minutes after arriving on his floor with my brother and I in his room for 20/30 seconds- he was gone.

A very powerful, did this really just happen this quickly.

My brother never got to have a word with him eye to eye due to the situation and one wonders how those conversations would have gone given the state of their relationship.

We will never know.

Sorry for the long rant...

I give EricJ the win, interesting life  
Ron Johnson 30 : 8/8/2017 11:46 am : link
My ancestors can be traced back to the 17th century in Boston. There are published reports of one of ancestors being hung for buggery. It's believe to be one of the first people sentenced to capital punishment in the colonies.
I'm 5'10 190lbs  
BronxBombers : 8/8/2017 1:22 pm : link
and can drive the ball over 300 yards regularly, right down the pipe.
Served dinner to the Dalai Lama at an upstate Greek diner...  
x meadowlander : 8/8/2017 1:51 pm : link
...and received a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red from the PLO as a Christmas gift.

Both actually true.
Is it "down the pipe?"  
Beezer : 8/8/2017 1:52 pm : link
I always thought it was "down the pike," as in turnpike.
RE: RE: 107 beers?  
madgiantscow009 : 8/8/2017 1:56 pm : link
In comment 13552615 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 13552608 manh george said:


Quote:


NFW he could Wade. He would have had to swim.

in 24 hours.

Google it, it was always legend that he drank 107 beers in 24 hours, but it was confirmed in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia which is one of the best episodes of any sitcom I've seen.


andre the giant did that in 45 minutes.

I am, whatever you say I am  
Beezer : 8/8/2017 2:03 pm : link
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
I once scored four touchdowns in a single game...  
Dunedin81 : 8/8/2017 2:20 pm : link
playing for Polk High in the City Championship.

Nah I'm just kidding. But my last game in Pop Warner my coach took pity on me and let me carry the ball a couple times. So that was cool.
RE: RE: I used to get  
BMac : 8/8/2017 3:33 pm : link
In comment 13552623 T-Bone said:
Quote:
In comment 13551807 Old Dirty said:


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called Barry Manilow.

That and the colored girls dig me for some reason.



'Colored girls'?

There are people still alive that talk like this? LOL!


I think those colored people work at Crayola.
I played defensive back in high school  
LCtheINTMachine : 8/8/2017 3:55 pm : link
So I have a different perspective on the game compared to those who never played.
RE: Thanks Montana  
montanagiant : 8/8/2017 5:57 pm : link
In comment 13552627 jc in c-ville said:
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Truly a rollercoaster since April. My Dad would drive up to visit each of my brothers each April/May and then September every single year and of course when I was still living there.

Per usual, he drove up this year, spent a week with brother in NC and was halfway thru his visit with the oldest when I get a text from him stating he had left and would be back in town tomorrow.

Naturally, I thought my dad and oldest brother had gotten into it, based on their rigid relationship.

My father told me that afternoon that after dinner the previous night, my brother was in my Dad's bedroom screaming at him about a glass left in the food disposal and when turned on, shattered and some had gotten into his and his wives eyes and they had to go to the ER.

My Dad said F this, so the next morning, after they left to go to work, my Dad simply packed up and left.

It was all a dream.

Never happened.

Upon his arrival back, he started having these dreams weekly and started complaining about back pain. He was diagnosed with S4 Lung C.

As may went thru June, he went to every test imaginable and both the oncologist and myself thought perhaps the cancer had spread to his brain. It hadn't.

So, the oncologist called me on the morning of 7/6 to get him to the ER for blood test to determine if there was an imbalance causing his mental issues. Thankfully, my boss let me work from home a great deal of this process.

They discovered that his white blood count was very accelerated and admitted him.

On Friday, the white blood count had increased slightly and you could tell my Dad was miserable and just wanted to go home. That night, my oldest brother from VA flew in late.

The next morning, I met him at the hospital ( just so happened to arrive at the same time ) and we walked up to my dad's floor. There was a nurse at a station right across from his room and I asked her about the WBCC and she said it was going up. F I said as it appeared pneumonia would be the culprit.

At the moment, the doctor rounded the corner and I was introduced to him and he took me into a quiet room as my brother continued speaking with the nurse ( he is an oral surgeon) so much more versed to talk medical than myself.

The conversation with the doctor lasted about a minute and he asked what I thought about next steps and I brought up hospice, to his agreement. He asked about Power Of Attorney and DNR within the will. My Dad wanted no part of it.

I left the room with the doctor, walked up to my brother and into my Dad's room we walked. A nurses aide was in his room helping him with a walker get to the bathroom.

This is the first time my father had seen my brother ( or the middle one for that manner) since his health had failed him and my brother said that he would help my Dad to the bathroom.

We will never know if my Dad acknowledged my brother being in the room but I did lock eyes with Dad as obviously, he was used to having me around.

Upon arrival into the bathroom, he collapsed. Immediately there was yelling, etc. and the doctor, couple of people who flew into the room got him out of the bathroom and sat him in a chair facing us, I was in the back.

No pulse. The doctor looked at me, I looked at my brother, and over to my father ( took about a second or two) and the doctor said DNR?

I nodded my head yes.

In a span of say 3 minutes after arriving on his floor with my brother and I in his room for 20/30 seconds- he was gone.

A very powerful, did this really just happen this quickly.

My brother never got to have a word with him eye to eye due to the situation and one wonders how those conversations would have gone given the state of their relationship.

We will never know.

Sorry for the long rant...

Story gave me chills JC, we lost our mother last year in March but thankfully she had the whole family around her for her last four days.
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