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Mar 26, 2009, 12:36 AM
 
Gotta say I knew what it was called as well, also that thingy that takes care of blocking your lungs or esophagus is called the epiglottis.

I did well in anatomy class.
     
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Mar 26, 2009, 12:47 AM
 
All I can say is that you people are not representative of the average person and reader of Gary Larson.

There are lots of body parts (many are features of the surface anatomy of the body that we see every day) which people generally don't know the technical term for. Lacrimal caruncle, iliac furrow, natal cleft, gluteal crease, tragus, thenar and lunula are some examples. Uvula is another.
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Mar 26, 2009, 07:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by toothpick_charlie View Post
Are you saying you thought I was much older until you saw my photo (in other words, that my posts read like those of a sexagenarian) or that you were surprised to see from my photo that I am about 30-40 years older than you thought?!

I'm no teenager, but I sure as hell don't look older than 40!
The former. In your picture, you look just a bit older than me, so about late twenties; yet, I’d always placed you somewhere in the 50–65 age range. So yes, your posts read like those of a sexagenarian.

Someone here (perhaps dcmacdaddy or OlePigeon?) said the same thing about me once, incidentally.

Lacrimal caruncle, iliac furrow, natal cleft, gluteal crease, tragus, thenar and lunula are some examples.
I know none of these, though I can guess at their general location in the body (at least some of them): lachrymal caruncle must be in the eyes; iliac furrow must be around the pelvis somewhere; natal cleft—actually, I did know that one, the popularly termed ‘arsecrack’; gluteal crease must also be buttock-related; tragus and thenar, no idea; lunular must be something half-moon-shaped, but what exactly it is, I don’t know.

How’d I do?

Originally Posted by sek929
also that thingy that takes care of blocking your lungs or esophagus is called the epiglottis.

I did well in anatomy class.
And the one a bit farther down, which takes care of blocking the air stream to/from your lungs via your vocal chords is the glottis, which blocks the air stream by pressing together the arytenoid cartilages. And if you

I did terribly in anatomy class—but I do know my phonetics.

(Actually, I never took an anatomy class, but I’m sure I’d do terribly if I did.)

Edit: “And if you” what? I just noticed I’d left half a sentence in here. I have no idea what I might at some point have wanted to say, so it probably wasn’t important. Huh.
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Mar 26, 2009, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I know none of these, though I can guess at their general location in the body (at least some of them): lachrymal caruncle must be in the eyes; iliac furrow must be around the pelvis somewhere; natal cleft—actually, I did know that one, the popularly termed ‘arsecrack’; gluteal crease must also be buttock-related; tragus and thenar, no idea; lunular must be something half-moon-shaped, but what exactly it is, I don’t know.
Well done.

The lacrimal caruncle is the little red, fleshy protuberance in the corner of your eye; the iliac furrow (also called Apollo's belt) is either of two grooves that run from the hipbone to the groin (mostly a feature of the male anatomy, particularly prominent in guys who work out a lot, and loved by women—and some men—who refer to it lovingly but crudely as a "highway to heaven"); the gluteal crease is the horizontal crease under each of the buttocks; the tragus is the little triangular protuberance of the external ear; the thenar is the fleshy ball of your palm at the base of your thumb; the lunula is the half-moon-shaped white part of your fingernail.

If your guesswork was based entirely on cognates and etymology, I'd say that you know your cognates and your etymology.

One of my favourites, which I forgot to mention, is the "philtrum": the vertical groove under the nose running down to the top lip. The Greeks (God knows why) thought this was the most erogenous part of the human body, hence the word's connection to "philtre" or "love potion".
     
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Mar 26, 2009, 08:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by toothpick_charlie
If your guesswork was based entirely on cognates and etymology, I'd say that you know your cognates and your etymology.
It was. And without sounding too much like a pompous git, I’d say I have a fairly decent grasp of both.

(I actually guessed at the gluteal crease—I couldn’t think of any other ‘creases’ that would relate to the buttocks, apart from the natal cleft, which had already been mentioned)
     
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Mar 26, 2009, 09:54 AM
 
This reminded me that I've actually seen the whole of "Monster House". Scary.

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Mar 26, 2009, 10:17 AM
 
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May 25, 2009, 10:16 PM
 
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May 26, 2009, 12:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Penguirl View Post
Car: 1978 Ford POS (LTD). Don't laugh too hard.
I actually think it would be fun someday to drop a big block and some forced induction into one of those and have a fantastic sleeper.
Interesting fact: I live in a garage.
Me too!
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May 26, 2009, 02:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
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Car: 1978 Ford POS (LTD). Don't laugh too hard.
I actually think it would be fun someday to drop a big block and some forced induction into one of those and have a fantastic sleeper.
That sounds fun, however I don't think you could call this a sleeper. More like a nightmare.

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Originally Posted by Penguirl
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Me too!
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Have you had the final operation yet?
{blushes}But sir, we have only just met!{/blush}
     
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Jul 9, 2009, 09:04 PM
 
I'll update mine a little, since I'm using a new login:

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Greatest achievements: Being part of the reason my two beautiful daughters are here
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Favorite Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite drink: Diet A&W Cream Soda
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Favorite book: Any of the three Dune prequels
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Jul 10, 2009, 06:08 AM
 
ApertureValue, you liked the Dune prequels ?????? I loved the Dune series but HATED the prequels.
     
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Jul 10, 2009, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
ApertureValue, you liked the Dune prequels ?????? I loved the Dune series but HATED the prequels.
Yeah, I actually liked them better than Frank's original Dune novel. My father in law insisted I read his collection, including Dune when it was time for it, and swore that I would like them. I really did like them quite a bit. I haven't been able to put my finger on it, but the prequels just read "easier" in my opinion...I was able to just breeze through them while getting all of the plot elements, well, um, "easier."

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Jul 10, 2009, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by ApertureValue View Post
I'll update mine a little, since I'm using a new login:
What's your old login?
     
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What's your old login?
iranfromthezoo ?

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Jul 10, 2009, 12:34 PM
 
I knew this guy reeked of former member.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
What's your old login?
I actually have two: nigeljedi from 2001 (I believe) and harbinger75 from a bit later on. I really hate those names nowadays, so I wanted something different.

The first one is just, well, cheesy this many years later and the second one feels like I had to slap a number on the end because "harbinger" was already taken. I hate those kinds of usernames (PimpDaddyExcellence1793753967947, for example).
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Jul 10, 2009, 12:41 PM
 
Ok, so we have TWO firefighters here at 'NN. I feel safer now

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Nov 26, 2009, 01:22 AM
 
How the heck is it this threads been around for years and I never contributed to it. Well better late then never:

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What, me worry?
     
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Dec 22, 2009, 12:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
iranfromthezoo ?

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iranfromthezoo is not named Nigel. He also doesn't have a Wrangler and is not agnostic.
     
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Dec 22, 2009, 12:34 AM
 
It's been awhile and I'm very bored.

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Listening to now: Well, this is embarrassing: Party in the USA
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Dec 22, 2009, 09:17 AM
 
Favorite alcoholic beverage: That's illegal at my age over here in Uhmericka
That wasn’t the question.

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Damn. You need a sandwich.
     
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Dec 22, 2009, 11:10 AM
 
Funny thing is, the way I eat, I should weigh a lot more. I just don't gain weight.
     
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:05 PM
 
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Funny thing is, the way I eat, I should weigh a lot more. I just don't gain weight.
You’re 18.

You will.
     
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Funny thing is, the way I eat, I should weigh a lot more. I just don't gain weight.
Get married there is a strong correlation between getting married and being obese

I know, sounds like old adage, but I just read in the WSJ print (can't find the link) that this has been confirmed by recent studies.

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Dec 29, 2009, 11:59 AM
 
I suppose there have been a few changes.

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Favorite music: Pandora
Favorite musical group or person: Mae
Listening to now: Clear Cut by Lali Puna
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Favorite Movie: Couldn't name just one
Favorite food: Pineapple Fried Rice
Favorite drink: Apple juice
Favorite alcoholic beverage: Gin and Tonic or Fat Tire
Favorite book: Anything by Malcolm Gladwell
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Believe in ghosts: Eh
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Dec 29, 2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Favorite music: Pandora
Seriously?
     
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Dec 29, 2009, 12:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
You’re 18.

You will.
People have been telling me that since I was 18.

I'm now 36, and in fact, it did look like I had the *slightest* inkling of a little pudge up until a few weeks ago.

Then the influenza happened and I looked like walking death for a few weeks (slowly getting better).
     
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Dec 29, 2009, 12:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
He means the service.

Also, this is the only thread a reply has been posted to on MacNN for the past half-hour. Geez.
     
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Dec 29, 2009, 01:11 PM
 
I'm off work for the rest of the week using up PTO and MacNN is failing to entertain me. I've been playing Oni instead.
     
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Dec 30, 2009, 04:54 AM
 
Get an Xbox and MW2 then you too can pwn n00bz. Obviously you'll be a n00b at first and we'll all pwn you, but thats all part of the learning experience.
     
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Updates in bold

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Currently live: Tampa, FL
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Greatest achievements: None really
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Fav TV mini series: When We Left Earth
Fav Movie: Any movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Fav food: Pizza
Fav drink(s): Lipton green tea w/ citrus, coke, sprite, canada dry ginger ale
Fav alcoholic Beverage: I don't drink.
Fav book: Time Travel In Einstein's Universe by J. Richard Gott
Superman or Batman? SUPERMAN!!
Rock star or Billionaire: Billionaire
Believe in aliens: Yes
Believe in ghosts: Yes
Computer(s): EEE PC 1000, 1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB SSD / iMac C2D 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 1TB HD / Poseidon AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 2x 120 GB HD / Monolith AMD Phenom x3 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 74 GB 10,000 RPM HD + 500 GB + 120 GB
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Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130 lbs (Yay!)
Gender: Male
Religion: Apollo cult
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Cat or dog person? Cats.
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Jan 8, 2010, 01:49 PM
 
Hey my friend Cat! How are things? Have you decided what college you are going to and what you will be studying?

Do you remember when somebody registered Dogs CEO here? Were you pissed?
     
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Do you remember when somebody registered Dogs CEO here? Were you pissed?
No, but his cats was.

It also found a business card of a local Chinese restaurant that serves felines.

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Jan 8, 2010, 02:00 PM
 
Updated mine too: the new answers are bolded.

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MacNN Handle(s): Person Man
Age: 34
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Profession: Physician
Fav music: Greek
Fav music group or person: Stelios Kazantzidis
Fav TV show: Star Trek
Fav Movie: Back to the Future, LOTR
Fav food: Greek food
Fav drink: Water
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Rum & Coke, Retsina
Fav book: LOTR
Superman or Batman? Batman
Kelly, Ruben or Fantasia: None of the above.
Rock star or Billionaire: Neither
Believe in aliens: yes
Believe in ghosts: yes
Car: 2004 Nissan Sentra
Computer(s): 24" iMac late 2008, Mac Pro March 2009, MacBook Pro 17-inch unibody
Sexuality: Straight
Status: Single
Kids: None
Height: 5'8"
Weight: nunya
Gender: Male

Religion: Greek Orthodox
Cat or dog person? Cats
Do you consider yourself a geek? Definitely
Ethnicity: 1/2 Greek, 1/2 English/Scottish
Interesting fact: I speak 4 languages: English, Greek, Spanish, German
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cool, you're part greek! have you been?
     
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Mar 15, 2011, 05:57 AM
 
Wow...its been two and a half years since I last touched this (man time flies). I'm bored so I figured I'd give it an update...

First Name: Shane
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MacNN Handle(s): sdilley14
Age: 26
Profession: Mortgage Consultant
Hobbies: Lifting weights, playing XBox (Halo to be more particular), going to Brewer games in the summer, drinking with friends
Greatest achievements: Surviving and rehabilitating from a broken neck, losing 60 lbs then adding back on 20 lbs of muscle (been lifting seriously for about 3 years now)
Fav music: Most everything except country
Fav music group or person: Everclear, TI, Kanye West, Avenged Sevenfold, Weezer, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, NoFX, Dropkick Murphys, Bouncing Souls, Less Than Jake, Social Distortion
Listening to now: Nothing in particular
Fav TV show: The Office, Californication, House
Fav Movie: Forest Gump, The Dark Knight, The Departed, American Gangster
Fav food: Pizza, watermelon, chicken alfredo
Fav drink: Chocolate milk
Fav alcoholic Beverage: Blue Moon (beer) Bacardi & Diet Coke (mixed drink) Rumpleminz (shot)
Fav book: I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
Superman or Batman? Batman
Rock star or Billionaire: Rock star
Believe in aliens: Yes
Believe in ghosts: Somewhat
Car: Jeep Liberty
Mac: MacBook Pro C2D 2.16 GHz
Original Mac: 12" PowerBook
Deep dark secret: I hate hard boiled eggs
Secret aspiration: Own my own business eventually (maybe something in finance or real estate, flip properties, purchase and run rental properties, run the mortgage company I work for, something of that nature)
Dream Car: 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo (black, white, or gunmetal) - something more realistic would be a 2011 Acura TL AWD
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs
Sexuality: Straight
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Relationship Status: In a relationship
Kids: No
Religion: None
Role Model: Father and older brothers
Yearly income: $70k
Geek: Sure
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor winter, outdoor summer
Cat or Dog: Dogs
MacNNers on cell phone: 0
Disability/Allergies: None
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Mar 15, 2011, 03:58 PM
 
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Car: Jeep Liberty
Wut.
     
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Wut.
I know! I was close to getting that Civic but they sold it out from under me the day I went to go test it out and negotiate on it. Sooooo I just said fuggit and decided to keep the Jeep through the WI winter and get a new ride this spring/summer.
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I'm bored. Update time.

First Name: Ed(ward)
MacNN Handle(s): Lateralus
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200lbs
Sexuality: Straight
Relationship Status: Single
Kids: None
Religion: An agnostic who still wonders.
Hobbies: Traveling, exploring new beers (I've now had nearly 300), pushing the limits of good taste with my ever growing music and movie library...
Profession: Nothing. I've been working odd jobs over the past year or two strictly to fund traveling.
Greatest acheivements: Traveling solo for 2yrs now without having gotten myself into any real trouble.
Fav Music: Nowadays... predominantly Synthpop and light Industrial stuff. But The Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden will always be playing somewhere in my mind.
Fav TV shows: Breaking Bad, Real Time With Bill Maher, Top Gear UK
Fav Movies: RoboCop!
Fav Drink/Beer: Paulaner Dunkel Weissbier.
Fav Book: Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove Off With Chrysler...
Rockstar or Millionaire: Millionaire
Believe in Aliens: Yes
Believe in Ghosts: Not sure
Car: Nothing at the moment, but my last car was a 1990 Toyota Camry that I drove across Australia from Sydney to Perth. Best $800 I ever spent. I MISS YOU BUDDY!
Macs: Used to have several, including a horde of classic Macs, but have been a one-Mac man since '09; a 13" MacBook unibody (Gen. 1) @ 2GHZ, 4GBs... blah etc.
Yearly income: In-flux
Geek? Naturally

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Mar 18, 2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Fav Beer: Paulaner Dunkel Weissbier.
Nice.

Try Franziskaner.
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 09:51 AM
 
My three favorite Dunkels are Franziskaner, one from a smaller brewery called Hopf, and Paulaner. On most days, I give the nod to the Paulaner because it seems to have a slightly stronger sour note.

But it was Franziskaner that first brought me into Dunkel land.
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Mar 18, 2011, 10:24 AM
 


Dunkle Weissbier are a nice thing.
I'm not always in the mood, but I prefer Dunkle Weissbier over most other darker beers.

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Mar 18, 2011, 10:38 AM
 
I think half the reason I like DWs so much is that they remind me not to drink too much - they're too heavy to drink several liters worth. So I find myself drinking them more slowly, and appreciating the flavor as I work my way toward a perfectly healthy alcohol buzz.

Weissbiers don't seem to sit well with some people though. It's especially true for a few of my German friends; one of whom can't drink more than a bottle without getting bloated, and the other who swears he can't handle more than a bottle without throwing up and wont touch them again because of it. He doesn't even like the smell when I order one around him. And these are both guys who can drink 4 liters of Helles or Pilsner in short order without breaking a sweat.

*Shrugs*
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Mar 18, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
Car: Nothing at the moment, but my last car was a 1990 Toyota Camry that I drove across Australia from Sydney to Perth. Best $800 I ever spent. I MISS YOU BUDDY!
That is awesome! How long did it take you? I've really wanted to do something like that at some point.
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 01:06 PM
 
Well, it took me nearly a month but that was by choice. Took about three weeks making my way from Sydney to Melbourne, then did Adelaide to Perth in under a week because fly-season was making the Nullarbor far less hospitable (enjoyable) than I was hoping.

But yeah, I slept in the car the whole way. And yes I'm 6'5". Surprisingly not-horrible though; upon putting my entire body weight on it as a I cranked it down, I was able to get the passenger seat nearly flat across. And it held me like a hotdog as I slept.

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Mar 18, 2011, 01:15 PM
 
I had no idea that's what you were doing. Have I just not been paying attention? Where all have you been so far?
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 01:26 PM
 
I did Oz for a year, from September '09 to August '10, during my two-year MacNN exodus. Before that I'd kicked around Europe for my three months, whereupon meeting several Aussie backpackers I got the Oz 1yr Work & Holiday visa in my head.

I spent most of the time working, first in Sydney for a few months then the super road trip to Perth... planted my flag there for about 5 months for some more working before returning to the states. Only stuck around for a week though before heading to Mexico for a month to get drunk, and then to Germany where I'd been in Munich from Oktoberfest up through last week.

I'm finally sick of traveling though and my last hoorah (for the moment) will be seeing New York City next week for about 5 days as I make my way back to Oklahoma. Then I'll get my shit out of storage, buy a cheap car and throw a dart at a map or something.
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