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Feb 18, 2013, 03:25 PM
 
Thought this could be a fun thread, to post and talk about the really messed up things we see in the headlines and news feeds. Here's one to start with.

Florida Couple Addicted to Coffee Enemas - ABC News

Mike and Trina swear by their coffee. He enjoys a fine espresso grind, which is "on the cold side"; she prefers a "saturated blend" that is "warm and thicker."

The St. Petersburg, Fla., couple refuses to drink the caffeinated beverage, which they say is bad for their health. Instead, they use it as an enema. They each have at least 100 coffee enemas a month, 6,000 in all since their addiction began two years ago.

"I started the whole debacle," Trina, who did not want to reveal her last name, told ABCNews.com. "Then it took on a life of its own. I twice tried to stop and felt worse, so I do this every day and as much as I can. But it's very time-consuming."

"I love the way it makes me feel," said Trina. "It gives me a sense of euphoria."

The couple admits they perform their caffeinated enema at least four times a day. Once, Trina said she did "nine or 10" in a 24-hour period.

Her husband Mike, 45, said he initially thought, "Oh my god, how disgusting," but then he tried it, "and now I am addicted."

I'll just keep on enjoying mine the old-fashioned way, thanks.
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Feb 18, 2013, 04:01 PM
 
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Feb 18, 2013, 04:04 PM
 
I don't even
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Feb 18, 2013, 04:08 PM
 
uh.
     
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Feb 18, 2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Feb 18, 2013, 06:50 PM
 
I have actually heard of this addiction before but 4 times a day? Good grief.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Feb 18, 2013, 09:32 PM
 
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Feb 18, 2013, 10:00 PM
 
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May I recommend r/nottheonion
I don't frequent reddit.
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Feb 19, 2013, 06:06 AM
 
Shit.

If only there were other participants in the thread.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 08:55 AM
 
I've heard of this shit before. I swear years ago.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 09:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I've heard of this shit before. I swear years ago.
That was tea, I believe.
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Feb 19, 2013, 09:27 AM
 
Which somehow makes slightly more sense.
     
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That was tea, I believe.
I feel like Seattle was on top of this.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 10:48 AM
 
Coffee breaks will never seem the same.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 11:10 AM
 
May as well be a drug addiction at that point. It sounds like their lives revolve around consuming as much caffeine as they can.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 11:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
May as well be a drug addiction at that point. It sounds like their lives revolve around consuming as much caffeine as they can.
Anally. Don't forget to add that part.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 12:03 PM
 
You just had to remind me of that.

Incidentally I'm watching the full episode right now. The other person featured is a woman addicted to LICKING HER F*CKING CATS.

What the hell is wrong with people?! And does anyone remember when TLC was about, you know, learning?
     
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What the hell is wrong with people?! And does anyone remember when TLC was about, you know, learning?


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Feb 19, 2013, 12:12 PM
 
The sad thing is that the people in Honey Boo Boo are probably some of the most sane people to be featured on the entire channel.
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 12:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I feel like Seattle was on top of this.
It does make one wonder about Starbucks' intentions.

Or, as my wife said so eloquently this morning, "the best part of waking up, is Folgers in your butt."
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Or, as my wife said so eloquently this morning, "the best part of waking up, is Folgers in your butt."
Well played.
     
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Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
You just had to remind me of that.

Incidentally I'm watching the full episode right now. The other person featured is a woman addicted to LICKING HER F*CKING CATS.

What the hell is wrong with people?! And does anyone remember when TLC was about, you know, learning?
This became possible when documentaries switched from explaining to gawking. Here in Europe, traveling freak shows are pretty much illegal these days, but they're not necessary, anyway: we have "infotainment".
     
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Feb 19, 2013, 12:59 PM
 
Plus you have chav weddings. There is very little more entertaining than those glittery sparkly debacles.
     
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The Yanks use Chav? Next thing, you'll be spelling colour properly.
     
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The Yanks use Chav? Next thing, you'll be spelling colour properly.
It's a known phenomenon, sociologists call it the "Top Gear effect". (Not making that up.)
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Feb 19, 2013, 07:48 PM
 
Due to watching so much Top Gear I actually call in-dash GPSes in cars SatNav now.
     
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I've adopted; bonnet, boot, bog, brilliant, petrol, ginger, "oh, cock", shat, pukka, cheeky, pillock, saloon, coupe' (hard A at the end), and likely more.
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I have a really hard time with people calling a coupé a "coop". That's just weird.
     
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Feb 20, 2013, 03:03 AM
 
You can blame Brian Wilson.
     
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(It's been private since 1980, so that doesn't actually explain why it wasn't a shithole from approx. '80-'00)
I remember those days. I can't even watch TLC / DSC for more than a few minutes now. A frickin shame.
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You can blame Brian Wilson.
Yeah, but he's always been crazy.
     
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I have a really hard time with people calling a coupé a "coop". That's just weird.
Is it supposed to be pronounced like toupee?
     
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Feb 20, 2013, 11:00 AM
 
Of course! That's why the é has an accent (as does the first "e" in toupée). It's a syllable.

If anybody needs me, I'll be around the corner at the Caf (excuse the clich).
     
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If anybody needs me, I'll be around the corner at the Caf.
I apologize if I just stepped on a joke, but that's exactly American vernacular for cafeteria.

Edit: French sounds dumb anyway (I assume this is french inspired words)
     
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Feb 20, 2013, 11:12 AM
 
Yeah, but it's certainly not the vernacular for a café.

Also, hating on the French has been lame cliché for a decade.
     
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Also, hating on the French has been lame cliché for a decade.
I don't actually hate the French. But I do despise the language.
     
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Gold lamé cliches would be FABulous.
     
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Gold lamé cliches would be FABulous.
Thanks for tying that into there. I'd seen it, but I couldn't figure out how ('twas bad enough as it was).
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I apologize if I just stepped on a joke, but that's exactly American vernacular for cafeteria.
I accept your apology

Edit: French sounds dumb anyway (I assume this is french inspired words)
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you've never met a hot French girl. I suggest a vacation to Montreal is in order....be safe, wrap it
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I accept your apology
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say you've never met a hot French girl. I suggest a vacation to Montreal is in order....be safe, wrap it
That reminds me, not a fan of Marion Cotillard or Sophie Marceau's accents. Oddly I don't recall having an issue with Audrey Tautou's in Da Vinci.
     
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you've never met a hot French girl. I suggest a vacation to Montreal is in order....be safe, wrap it
In gold lam.
     
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In gold lam.
I chuckled.
     
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The Yanks use Chav? Next thing, you'll be spelling colour properly.
The only proper way is the American way. Long live God's Country.
     
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Feb 20, 2013, 12:11 PM
 
Extra useless letters are for imbeciles.

Excuse me, imbécilles.
     
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The only proper way is the American way. Long live God's Country.
Yeah, but he saves the Queen...for spares, I guess.
     
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We cooked these up for member use in 2008, but it seems they never actually leaked to the members.



     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't actually hate the French. But I do despise the language.
I'd be interested to know why. From what I understand most people find it quite 'romantic'.

As a native English speaker, I find the masculine and feminine stuff is difficult. German must be worse with the added neutral type.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
I'd be interested to know why. From what I understand most people find it quite 'romantic'.

As a native English speaker, I find the masculine and feminine stuff is difficult. German must be worse with the added neutral type.
Obviously not for any rational reason. The sound just rubs me the wrong way, and as far as I can remember I didn't have any traumatic experiences with French growing up so its not something crazy like that.

Still, as much as French rubs me the wrong way, Portuguese is worse. It sound like someone just mashed French and Spanish into some weird frankenstein language that sounds ridiculous.

...and yes, I can sympathize with those that think English (particularly the American dialect) as sounding terrible.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
I'd be interested to know why. From what I understand most people find it quite 'romantic' dripping with hot sex.

German must be worse with the added neutral type angry gutteral yelling.
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Heh. You might want to hear Saxon German, which is a dialect with a weird, soft sing-songing that the rest of Germany generally regards as completely silly and impossible to take seriously.

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Still, as much as French rubs me the wrong way, Portuguese is worse. It sound like someone just mashed French and Spanish into some weird frankenstein language that sounds ridiculous.
Brazilian Portuguese is one of the sexiest languages on the planet.

And there is a rather huge difference between different dialects of French within France (as within Germany). English runs the gamut from Jamaican patois over Boston English to Southern drawl, and whatever the hell else in between and aside.

Some dialects are horrible, some are pleasant, depending upon the listener.

This isn't particularly astounding, is it?
     
 
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