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When I was in the second grade, we had a visitor who brought a live turkey for us to see. She told us a number of interesting things about turkeys, and then showed that when the turkey dipped his head to drink, his wattle went from red to white. It was like the blood would only run 'uphill' on a turkey's face.
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Needs a few more accessories: optional grey hairs everywhere, bunions, crow's feet, a mustache, chin hairs, those bumpy bits that will form in the crease under her sagging breasts, brittle fingernails, one wonky hip or knee, a few crowns or possibly veneers, reading glasses, little pairs of formerly white undies that ceased to be white after the first "accident", oddly patterned pubic hair growth after the hysterectomy, a tiny bottle of Prilosec, dry patches for her elbows and knees and a loofah, and several prepared snarky retorts for when the TSA officer looks at her and says she doesn't really look like her driver's license photo anymore.
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It's a stupid name, I'll grant you that. But you know, kids are perfectly capable of giving their toys names. I recall having several hundred stuffed animals as a kid, all of which I named at one point or another.
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Also, I think the entire idea is amazing, which is why I already bought one (for myself). What is wrong with naming her after the owner, Barbie was? Also: most little kids are not going to "play" that their dolls are teenagers, they are going to want them to look like their own moms (who they think are beautiful) so why the heck not have cellulite and stretch marks?
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That was beautiful. I only wish they'd shown the process through withdrawal and recovery, so that it would end with some hope instead of horror. But I guess that depends on whether the intent is to try to scare people away from drugs (which almost never works) or try to help give hope to people who are already addicted.
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I got thrown off Yahoo Answers for saying you could eat guinea pigs. Some kid asked what they could do wiht theirs and I said "You could eat it." and posted a link to the Wikipedia page. Nothing impolite, nothing offensive - but after some years of helpful answers, that got me kicked off. Appeals fell of deaf ears.
Silly sods.
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Oh, and a shock that I was kind of prepared for, but is rarely mentioned and a very real issue - getting around without GPS. If you aren't with a tour, I highly recommend making plans for data connectivity (a potential issue itself since you can't just pick up normal phone SIMs like in the west, and stores are frequently out of rental devices if you don't book well in advance), or having a tablet/phone with offline maps (I used MAPS.ME pro since google maps for android didn't allow offline caching in Japan). City layouts in Japan are very complex/haphazard, rarely on a grid, and almost no streets have names since addresses are done by ward and block. Finding an address can be near-impossible without either electronic or local help.
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None of these shocked me when going for the first time this year, but I knew pretty much all of them going in. The more shocking differences are the depth and feel of the cultural differences which are hard to explain in a tour guide. The solitary feeling of Tokyo for example - millions of people in close quarters, but everything about their lives and culture distances them from one another. Don't get involved, don't do anything which may disturb others (which includes staying quiet and not showing emotional reactions to random occurrences), follow your route and get to your destination (reflected in driving, walking, biking and commuting). When required to interact, always be polite (which westerners used to frank responses often mistake for kindness - trust me, it's not always). Even knowing superficially that this difference exists, how that makes you feel while navigating the city isn't something you are likely going to be fully prepared for. In particular, if you have to have real interactions with people (business or social), learning how to read the situation properly can be a real challenge. That said, a lot of Japanese people understand and expect that, thanks to exposure to western culture, which helps.

You may not even realize how different that can be from what you are used to until you go -and even more fun - when you come back. The Japanese are so quiet and polite that I actually found it more jarring coming home and getting on public transit at the airport - suddenly everyone is making noise, strangers talking to each other, couples yelling at each other on the train... yeah, part of me definitely preferred the quiet solitary feeling. :)
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You can be plus size and look perfect! Just understand what works for you and flatters your figure. If you wear crappy clothes that hug your folds then people are going to stare and not in a good way. Here's a hint: STAY AWAY from polyester and other clingy fabric. They are not your friends. Wear clothes that flatter your body and people won't be giving you the stink eye. Got it?
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LOL! Poor Buzz. Exactly, clowns are hilarious but in twisty's case, Oh I remember Annabelle! Is that clown will join the toy story gang? Co'z what I have read from this article http://www.exploretalent.com/articles/toy-story-4-happening/ Toy Story 4 is happening. Is that clown will join the toy story gang? I guess no, as said from the latter article the story goes romantic - a love story.
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Agreed, those people don't look like they are hating on her weight. I think you could get the same results using a skinny person. What I took away: When someone is receiving judgements from people very frequently (as I believe she does), they start to interpret Everything as judgement.
I'd like to see this shoot done differently... show fat people that those types of looks can be focused on people of All types.
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I spent about a week in Yangshuo. It was winter time, so it didn't look like the photo, but it was still a neat place. None of the buildings were heated, including the hotel and restaurants. I bought some silk pajamas to wear under my other clothes at night to sleep in because it was so cold in the room.
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It doesn't appear that in all the picture the people are actually looking at her. Some of them are looking past her, going about their business. If I saw her, I'd be wondering why she's wearing those ugly bowling shoes.
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"Mom & Dad, I want to drop out of school and sail around the world all alone, in spite of storms, food poisoning, and murderous pirate rapists. But since I'm not even old enough to drive a car yet, can one of you give me a lift to the docks?"
"No problem, honey. See you in 2 years."
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Folks around here drove for a hundred miles to get Krispy Kreme donuts. Then they built a Krispy Kreme donut place in town, complete with drive-through. The place was closed within 6 months. Guess the novelty wore off.
Like the phrase goes, "When you see a bandwagon, it's too late."
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And I'm just glad that, for once, the person posting the video didn't cover up all the sweet sounds with some soundtrack. I love that you can hear the cat sounds in the background!!
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Ah, they didn't mention Ministry's first album, "With Symphony". It was glam rock. I picked it up when it first came out, and it was OK, but I never followed the band until later, and by that point they were morphed into industrial. I didn't believe it was the same band, it was so different.
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