Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

Good luck, BadKen!

I love full anesthesia because to me, the initial drug they give me makes me smell and taste Cardamom, which I adore. Hopefully you'll have a good time with surgical team as they get you ready; that always seems to lighten my mood before going under.

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow morning, wishing you the best.

Everything went well today! I am now the proud owner of two cardiac artery stents. And all you US citizens are paying for my VA care, so thank you!

I’m staying overnight for observation. Or maybe so they can study the effects of this godawful “cardiac diet” hospital food.

No, Ken, thank you.

Woohoo! I am glad it actually happened and went well! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Money well spent.

I paid money for BadKen's heart surgery and all I got was this lousy t-shirt ;P

This may sound weird, but one of the things I love about winter is the tap water is very cold.

I can't love the winter snow because we don't get any anymore. We're more likely to get ice storms which I do NOT love.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

This may sound weird, but one of the things I love about winter is the tap water is very cold.

And they say you can't find your peers on the internet.

Congrats BK. And for the record, my money went specifically to the good drugs keeping you mostly pain-free.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

This may sound weird, but one of the things I love about winter is the tap water is very cold.

I'm with you. Doesn't matter how hot or cold I am, if my water isn't ice cold I hate it. I usually fill my cup at least halfway with ice before even putting any water in.

I used to think those very well insulated water bottles were a bit of an indulgence. Then I got one as a present and took along on an outdoor summer job. It was so much easier to stay hydrated with cold water on hand. Especially when enough ice will survive that I can fill the bottle up a second time.

I've just rewatched TM Series 16, and it remains an absolute joy

fangblackbone wrote:

I paid money for BadKen's heart surgery and all I got was this lousy t-shirt ;P

Maybe your goodjer icon can be changed from a gold key.. to a golden cardiac artery stent?

fangblackbone wrote:

I paid money for BadKen's heart surgery and all I got was this lousy t-shirt ;P

Does this make us shareholders of the repaired heart?

Ok. You know the drill BadKen. Make the lines go up!

*Legion* wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

I paid money for BadKen's heart surgery and all I got was this lousy t-shirt ;P

Does this make us shareholders of the repaired heart?

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MaxShrek wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

I paid money for BadKen's heart surgery and all I got was this lousy t-shirt ;P

Maybe your goodjer icon can be changed from a gold key.. to a golden cardiac artery stent?

:rofl:

fangblackbone wrote:

Ok. You know the drill BadKen. Make the lines go up!

I suspect making the line go ever upward on an EKG would have about the same effect for me as a private equity business strategy has on the business.

Almost a year ago, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. To my surprise, as I associated the condition with being overweight and loud snoring. I'm more in the "dad bod" category, and my wife would have noticed the latter, but apparently I had 33 sleep interruptions per hour - on the high end of the scale.

Since a few months, I've been wearing a mouthpiece at night, which basically forces my mouth open half an inch to increase air flow. And today, what I felt to be true has been medically confirmed: sleep interruptions dropped from 33 to 0,5 per hour! As it's considered a success when the rate drops by 50%, that's HUGE.

As I said, this mostly confirmed what I felt already: I'm now tired like a normie, no longer exhausted half of the day, spending the afternoon and evening in a haze. So yeah, this belongs here

Nice. Just the mouthpiece, no machine?

I got tested because of extreme snoring, but it measured like 3 when I was on my side and 5 when I was on my back. So I've just made a concerted effort with pillows to keep me sleeping on my side. CPAP machine seemed insane for that minor of a score. But no one ever mentioned a mouthpiece.

I still think it's probably a genetic sinus thing. My grandma never weighed more than 100 pounds (when not pregnant) her whole life, and she snored from one end of the house to the other. My cousin and I would stay there and joke about it all night. But apparently I'm just as loud.

I used to use a mouthpiece but when I put on more weight, it wasn't sufficient anymore and I switched to a CPAP.

The mouthpiece is a good place to start. The one I had forced my lower jaw forward to open up my airway.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I used to use a mouthpiece but when I put on more weight, it wasn't sufficient anymore and I switched to a CPAP.

The mouthpiece is a good place to start. The one I had forced my lower jaw forward to open up my airway.

They gave me both options, but as I turn around a bit before falling asleep, being tied to a CPAP was plan B. For the mouthpiece, they ran a few tests, like putting me under narcosis for 5 minutes to check if the airflow improves when forcing my lower jaw forward.

It does take getting used to, lots of drooling and a bit uncomfortable the first weeks, but it was totally worth it. Plus my daughters find it hilarious when I try to speak with the mouthpiece in

Flying to the US in late March and back to Europe in April. It lets one miss the daylight saving time change, as the US has already switch and Europe switches while you are away.

DudleySmith wrote:

I've just rewatched TM Series 16, and it remains an absolute joy

Forgive me if this is the wrong thread to ask, but I've only just broken into Taskmaster by way of the 2 delightful TM NZ series' freshly uploaded to YouTube (Paul Williams is a master of deadpan & I fell in love w/ David Correos). I now find myself nearing the end of OG TM Series 7 (came for the Acaster, stayed for the Wang), and it sounds like Series 16 could be next on my list, but what other series' of Taskmaster would y'all recommend?

I would just watch all of the UK ones. Some series are better than others, but they are all good.

I would say that series 10 is the only one that approaches just ok territory and I would still recommend watching it. There was almost an on-screen murder over a game of Pictionary.

4 and 7 are probably the top two of the Dave series'. I also personally really liked 5 and 9. Outside of 10, the entire Channel 4 run has been incredible.

Yeah, 13-16 has been consistently fantastic

I liked series 10. It was a little weird because it was during social distancing times, but I liked most of the people they had on.