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Taller women may face higher cancer odds after menopause

anmazon
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As a six foot tall woman with a sick sense of humor, I almost put this in FunnyBonz.

 

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=172014#.UfZ4JyfrZyQ.email

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No wonder we had "The Attack of the 50 foot woman"!

There must be some material for you here, Neil - HGH, cancer risk in relation to height ...  Whatdya think?

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I don't think it is a slam dunk by any stretch.  For now it is an interesting observation/correlation but pure speculation as to the mechanism.  Too many other confounding factors and no control group.

What do you think?

Does being a tall women also lead to more basketball related injuries?  :)

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It's understandable why Annie might have thought of interring it with Gary's bones, isn't it,  but I guess we should recognise that it's not a joke, even though we can't have a clue what it might mean!  As you imply, at the moment it's not apparent how we would go about trying to find a way of getting traction on what it could tell us.  A classic example of the disjunct between 'correlation' and causation.

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...sling a dead cat over my head standing one leg, in a cemetary at midnight, will my lottery ticket be drawn?

/G

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Depends on which breed.

Siamese? Fer shur!

Annie

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Anne,

 

This is way, way above my pay scale as my wife is only 4'9' and that other stuff was almost 20 years ago.

I do like your suggestion on how to silence men.

 

 

Icemantoo

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Damn!  I KNEW I shouldn't have joined the OKC Tall Club back 20 years ago!  Sealed my fate, right there, didn't I?  And I'm only 5'11". LOL

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It must be true!!!  Maybe tall women from the SW US!

(Hee hee hee)

Annie

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I always thought the breasts were strictly ornamental, until I discovered they DO have a purpose!

Annie

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Still involved with extensive research on that topic Wink

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Innocent

Or need a control group.

 

 

Annie

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Many years ago I was invited to a new years party. Lo and behold at 6'2" I was the shortest person there. Finally I found a girl that was only a few inches taller than me to dance with. I learned a lesson that night. Ron

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It wouldn't have anything to do with the subject of Gary's research, would it?

Annie

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I'll provide a second opinion!

No one has to know my Doctorate is a PhD and not an MD! Innocent

anmazon
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...doesn't stand for Medical Doctor?

Annie

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Nope!  Michael D.

Sorry!  Laughing  My Doctorate is Theatre History!

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Theater History?  Medicine?

Can there be THAT much difference?

My dentist is in musical theater, and I've had some docs over the years who would be excellent villians (like the one who tried to treat a fractured ankle via my mammalian protuberances).

 

;)

Annie

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if they hang all the way to your ankles...didja trip over 'em? Wink

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I was 15 and he was a perv.

But they are big...

Provide shade for small children in the summertime....

Annie

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It seems Annie still has this to look forward to, Gary!

 

[50 Shades of Grey by Pam Ayers]

 
 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - (a husband's point of view)
 
 The missus bought a Paperback,
 
 down Shepton Mallet way,
 
 I had a look inside her bag;
 
 ... T'was "Fifty Shades of Grey".
 
 Well I just left her to it,
 
 And at ten I went to bed.
 
 An hour later she appeared;
 
 The sight filled me with dread...
 
 In her left she held a rope;
 
 And in her right a whip!
 
 She threw them down upon the floor,
 
 And then began to strip.
 
 Well fifty years or so ago;
 
 I might have had a peek;
 
 But Mabel hasn't weathered well;
 
 She's eighty four next week!!
 
 Watching Mabel bump and grind;
 
 Could not have been much grimmer.
 
 And things then went from bad to worse;
 
 She toppled off her Zimmer!
 
 She struggled back upon her feet;
 
 A couple minutes later;
 
 She put her teeth back in and said
 
 I am a dominater !!
 
 Now if you knew our Mabel,
 
 You'd see just why I spluttered,
 
 I'd spent two months in traction
 
 For the last complaint I'd uttered.
 
 She stood there nude and naked
 
 Bent forward just a bit
 
 I went to hold her, sensual like
 
 and stood on her left tit!
 
 Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;
 
 My god what had I done!?
 
 She moaned and groaned then shouted out:
 
 "Step on the other one"!!
 
 Well readers, I can't tell no more;
 
 About what occurred that day.
 
 Suffice to say my jet black hair,
 
 Turned fifty shades of grey.
 
anmazon
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I've deliberately avoided reading any of the "Grey" books, but now I'm intrigued.

If they read anything like your prose, they'll be a hell of a lot more fun than I ever thought.

Annie

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Interestingly, the Greek Theatre at Epidaurus is directly adjacent to the Temple of Asclepius where Hippocrates practiced I am told! For me that is not surprising.

Hippocrates treated the body's ills, while the Greeks, I contend, used theatre to treat the society's ills!

Frankly, I think the two go hand in hand.

If mental attitude directly affects physical health as we seem to acknowledge, then theatre, a socially required activity for Greek citizens, certainly could affect one's outlook on life!

Hmmm!

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That's very interesting, Michael.  I was not aware of that.

When I was in Turkey last year, I saw the communal bathrooms in Ephesus where the politicians met to conduct business and do their business.

Speaking of things that go hand in hand...

Annie

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DANG IT GARY! 

You always get to the fun posts before me! Tongue Out

 

I'll carry your books!

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Do you use the heads of short guys as a "support"..??

 

Ron  :)

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Well, ya.

When I used to drink, I'd rest my beer and a TV remote on their heads.  A bowl of chips if the head was big enough.

Now its a perfect resting spot for the gazoombas.

Keeps their ears warm in winter too.

Annie

 

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I've always found that to be true, too.  When I was in school, it took me awhile before I realized why, as the tallest girl in my class, all the shorter guys wanted to dance with me.....they had all developed a "pillow" fetish! LOL. I also found I had a really soft spot (no pun intended) for shorter men as I got older.  I am happily married to a man about 2" shorter than me.

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I remember at an amusement park when I was about 8-10. Put a penny in the machine and a cartoon popped up. It was a short guy dancing with a taller woman. His face stuffed into the pillows. It was captioned, "Dancing in the dark."

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That's awesome.

Annie

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Tillie, I too have a soft spot for shorter men.

Don't know how to explain except to say that they're such fun!

Annie

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Dog gone it.. I like a tall woman.. It hurts my back to bend over to kiss a short gal.. Ron

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....about tall women in heels?

Girl's gotta be 6"4' some days.

Annie

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Almost all of the tall men I knew back in the day only went after the tiny little women, cause they felt protective.  The short men went after the tall women...I dated a disk jockey in the late 60's that was a good 4" shorter than me and I sister that I wear 3" heels when we went out...that put his head right about my arm pit....or mid boob area....at all times.  Do you think he had an ulterior motive in dating me?  Course, back then, I had a body made for a mini dress/short shorts/bikini.  Sadly, not anymore, and especially not with the scars...it's strictly a one piece for me now. LOL

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Tillie, you're exactly right about the tall men.  It also seems as though they want a smaller woman to make themselves look even taller. 

Whereas, shorter men absolutely worship us.  ESPECIALLY in heels.

In honor of this conversation, and the fact that the conductor on the train today is 4' 11", I'm going to wear 4-inch heels and watch him MELT.

Ciao.

Annie

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Would be eye to eye! I've never danced, nor much of anything else Innocent, with anyone that tall before!

So, regarding the train, how is the bullet I've heard so much about?

 

 

anmazon
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Michael, neither have I done anything with someone my height or taller (with or without stilettos).

All you fall gentlemen have piqued my curiosity.  What have I beenn missing out on all these years?

Regarding the fabulous ThumderChicken.  It gets me from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and back again (for the uninitiated, 120 miles) for $45/month.  It's a standard diesel locomotive that has all the tree huggers in a swivet. <sorry, tree huggers>

Depending on who you ask, it's either the seventh wonder of the world, or the seventh level of hell.

I'm somewhere in between. It's a cheap, convenient, reasonably speedy opportunity for me to misbehave in front of a captive audience.

I like it a lot better when I describe it like that....

 

Annie

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Wink

 

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Cool

Annie

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I'm here every day, and that photo takes my breath away.

Annie

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I'm here every day, and that photo takes my breath away.

Annie

anmazon
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Michael, neither have I done anything with someone my height or taller (with or without stilettos).

All you fall gentlemen have piqued my curiosity.  What have I beenn missing out on all these years?

Regarding the fabulous ThumderChicken.  It gets me from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and back again (for the uninitiated, 120 miles) for $45/month.  It's a standard diesel locomotive that has all the tree huggers in a swivet. <sorry, tree huggers>

Depending on who you ask, it's either the seventh wonder of the world, or the seventh level of hell.

I'm somewhere in between. It's a cheap, convenient, reasonably speedy opportunity for me to misbehave in front of a captive audience.

I like it a lot better when I describe it like that....

 

Annie

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"Michael, neither have I done anything with someone my height or taller (with or without stilettos).

All you fall gentlemen have piqued my curiosity.  What have I beenn missing out on all these years?"

 

Annie, doubtless any minute Gary will be along to suggest 69 reasons! Embarassed

 

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Embarassed

 

 

 

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Annie... I can handle it... no problemo...  The greatest love I have had so far, was 5'11" bare footed.. she was around 170 pounds, and NOT fat... well proportioned I would say.. or very well proportioned... she ruined me for other women for years after... in many ways... 

My memory is sooooo bad.. didn't I tell the story of a New Years party I went to about 30 years ago..?

Ron

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Oh one thing about a tall woman... you will know 100% for sure what I am looking at, if I look down.. while on a short gal, she assumes what I am looking at... is her eyes of course..!  :)

Ron

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There's so very much those of us who've led sheltered lives can learn from listening to you guys!   Wink

 

Is your departure now imminent Ron?  Good luck at the TT!!!

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Hi T.w. Yes I am going to the airport within the hour. Wish we could meet up. I always hear how nice it is your direction.. When it is not raining, that is.. Ron

anmazon
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Ron, I loved the New Year's story.  Although, I'm not sure what kind of lesson you learned.  lol

Have a safe trip and keep up posted on your adventures.

Annie

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I can't WAIT to hear what Gary has to say.

Annie

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