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There was a story in Galaxy Magazine in the 1950s (I inherited my father's collection) -- I forget title, author, and plot -- but I do remember the detail about how our hero could tell the old guy was a veteran spacer by the way he waved his cigarette around.

In zero gravity a cigarette will tend to go out if you don't wave it around like that. And they retain the habit of waving it around even on the ground.

The little details that lend plausibility. :BigGrin3:
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Smoking in space! That sounds reasonable. I googled the question end up at Yahoo answers. Everyone was concerned about second-hand smoke. No. Really.

Found it here, finally.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/rea ... -own-smoke
That talks about this issue as it pertains to a candle. I never considered that before.

I bet rolling a fat blunt is nearly impossible.

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Badger wrote:
hammegk wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Image
Fine corinthian leather?
I can almost smell it! By now it smells like ass, and not in the good way.
Please stop smelling bicycle seats.

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Doctor X wrote:
"Yes, I could just be your rotten crotch!"

--J.D.
Not so foreign.

Don't they still advertise feminine hygiene deodorants, if not specifically Lysol for the purpose?
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Doctor X wrote: "Yes, I could just be your rotten crotch!"

--J.D.
Don't you dare say anything to those ladies!

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Pyrrho wrote:[img]...[/img]
Inhumane treatment of prisoner or alternative medicine? 8)
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http://smokh.org/galvanic.php
'Schnee' Bath, or Localised Electronic Mineral Bath

The Schnee Four Cell Bath was used for treating general rheumatic conditions and painful joints. A patient would be seated with an individual bath for each limb. Each bath had its own current, which could be varied independently. In this treatment patients could bear a much stronger current than with electrodes on small areas, because of the large skin area exposed to the current in each bath. There was no danger of electric shock as in a full bath as the porcelain tubs were not connected to water pipes and were well insulated from earthing. The quantity of water required was not great and did no depend on a nearby water supply. It also allowed the person to be treated without undressing, speeding up treatment times and proving much more comfortable and convenient than a full body bath.
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State of the art iPod (portable superheterodyne 1924):

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May 1953.

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Witness wrote:May 1953.

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A bit of context, please. 8)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:A bit of context, please. 8)
Nobody messes with mad Arab necromancers, so:
Shorpy wrote:May 1953. "Dancer-actress Gwen Verdon in a hammock wearing a ballgown."
Color transparency from the Look magazine assignment "Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave."
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Witness wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:A bit of context, please. 8)
Nobody messes with mad Arab necromancers, so:
Shorpy wrote:May 1953. "Dancer-actress Gwen Verdon in a hammock wearing a ballgown."
Color transparency from the Look magazine assignment "Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave."
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Aha!

Made obsolete by air conditioning. 8)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Aha!

Made obsolete by air conditioning. 8)
Yes, and isen't it a pity? (Progress, how many crimes are committed in thy name, &c.) That kind of redhead can come cool down on my veranda any time she chooses!

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I would hate to be "imposed upon."

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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