May 30th, 2001

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cat sex

If I really did live in an audience-interactive version of the Truman Show, then this week's contest would be "Wake Jeremy up in the most annoying way possible," and I'd congratulate all the participants on a job well done. Because I've heard it all. I've memorized the patterns in car alarms, and could probably transcribe them for guitar. I've figured out that the garbage trucks on my street pick up garbage in reverse, because otherwise there's no explainable reason why the "reverse beep" would have to last for more than 2 hours. And I suppose I can understand that some people need to look for their pets at 1:30 in the morning by shouting "COME BACK HERE" and clapping their hands. But never in my wildest dreams (if dreaming were possible anymore) could I have imagined this morning's contest entry, which as far as I'm concerned is the hands-down winner - maniacal cat sex.

The sounds that a cat makes when having sex are not unlike the sounds in Monty Python movies where they beat carpets with cats - it's that extended, shrill "rrrRRROOOWWWRRRrrr" sort of thing. Cats having sex don't sound like they're having a good time, but apparently they do, and they must have something tantric going on because these cats were AT IT for a VERY LONG TIME.

Last night was relatively uneventful - did some work and read some more "Fellowship". Tonight my little brother flies in from Israel - we will party, sort of, and hopefully catch Moose v. Pedro II.

Speaking of which, yo, jdixon, is it ok if he crashes on the couch?
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Researchers Say Drink May Help Smokers Quit
Updated: Wed, May 30 10:23 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (Reuters) - Duke University researchers say they were seeking to team up with a drug company to fund clinical trials of a nicotine solution that can be added to drinks to help smokers quit.

In an initial clinical study involving just 25 smokers, 20 percent were able to quit after six months, typical results for smoking-cessation products like nicotine gum and patches, said Eric Westman, an assistant professor in the department of medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

"One of the advantages of the oral solution is that it involves a hand-to-mouth action, similar to that of smoking," he said Tuesday. "Also, the nicotine is metabolized fairly rapidly, providing a quicker nicotine boost than is provided by a nicotine patch."

Westman and two other Duke researchers were awarded a patent for the nicotine solution in April.

In the study, participants were given packets of the solution, and with each beverage consumed nicotine equivalent to smoking about one to three cigarettes.
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they had "bullets over broadway" on tv the other night... i think it might suddenly have become my favorite Woody Allen movie of all time. great cast, great story, and some of the funniest writing WA has come up with in a long time. plus Paulie Walnuts is in it, if you look closely.

Poll #1126 Favorite Woody Allen movie

What's your favorite Woody Allen movie?

Love and Death
Annie Hall
Hannah and her Sisters
Bullets over Broadway
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Radio Days