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Re: I need a 12 step program #8074
12/15/01 03:20 PM
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Having recently abandoned "addict' for "old" (I'll take the latter, I guess), I hereby pass the Addict Torch to you, consuelo...at least you still have a fighting chance! I'm afraid I'm already beyond AWAD Recovery! And, thanks alot, Connie, just what I needed...another Main Thread to follow!
[screaming-at-the-slower-than-molasses-loading-to-let-me-in-e!]


Re: I need a 12 step program #8075
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Dear WO'N: I am not happy when I check "Who's Online" and see myself called a "User"


Re: I need a 12 step program #8076
07/16/02 11:57 AM
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Amen sister!


Re: I need a 12 step program #8077
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It is so good to see this strange thread up and running again. This is the "Anything Goes" thread. This is the thread that'll make you dizzy reading it, just like that spinning ball in the ballroom. And it's the thread that, unless you read the whole thing, you won't have any idea at all why it appears on the Medical Terms forum.

Thank you, jmh, for bringing this one back. Who knows what kind of nonsense might appear here in the next few days?

In case the Asp looks in, I want her to be very proud of me for referring to "Anything Goes" above and thinking inside my head, "Cole Porter, Cole Porter"!

Boat regards,
Wordwind


And the shiny ball continues to turn #8078
12/02/02 05:08 AM
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Anyone longing for another go at the ballroom? May I have this dance?


Re: And the shiny ball continues to turn #8079
12/02/02 10:01 AM
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I'll dance with you, Consuelo! Anything goes at the Medicine Ball!


Re: And the shiny ball continues to turn #8080
12/02/02 12:32 PM
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I was knocked off my feet, when just a lad, by a medicine ball thrown at my stomach during gym...I still remember the way it felt for three days after. Why are (or is it were; have I outlived them and thus avenged myself on the instrument if not the perpetrator) they called medicine balls?

The ceiling-hanging, spot-dancing balls were called glitterballs at the palais. But not named after Gary Jesuit Glitter.


Re: And the shiny ball continues to turn #8081
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I think medicine balls might be so called because, in order to become strong, you have to take your medicine or the hard work you have to do with the medicine ball.

That's just a guess.


Re: And the shiny ball continues to turn #8082
12/03/02 04:27 PM
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After a deal of searching I found this:

WHERE DOES THE TERM "MEDICINE BALL" COME FROM? It is rumoured that Hippocrates, the father of medicine used a large heavy padded ball to sweat fever from his patients. The earliest descriptions of what is now called a medicine ball can be found in ancient Greek and Egyptian writings.

Hmmm...well...maybe, just maybe.


Re: And the shiny ball continues to turn #8083
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By the way. That was a neat (US usage) way to get the topic back to medicine, don't you think?


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