History BlessedWithSuck / RealLife

21st Jun '16 10:13:11 PM brtd
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* Foot fetishism. For those who don't have it, imagine if the part of the body you are most sexually attracted to was not only socially acceptable to expose in public, but was actually the rule in certain areas during times of certain weather. Sounds awesome right? Well then consider that it also means being constantly distracted, and that you'll often find yourself having to look 'away' from that body part to avoid being noticed and seen as weird or a creep, and also having a vague feeling of guilt and dirtiness constantly...
31st May '16 11:01:20 AM KrisDK
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* Leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this if you are a contender for the win. While you are ''leading'' the race, and are in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow[[note]]by a margin of 1.29, he was quite far behind before the stage[[/note]]. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got buster for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.

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* Leading Certain teams consider leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this if you are a rider on said team is a contender for the win. While you are your rider is ''leading'' the race, and are is in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow[[note]]by a margin of 1.29, he was quite far behind before the stage[[/note]]. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got buster for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.
31st May '16 11:00:03 AM KrisDK
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* Leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this if you are a contender for the win. While you are ''leading'' the race, and are in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got buster for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.

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* Leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this if you are a contender for the win. While you are ''leading'' the race, and are in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow.yellow[[note]]by a margin of 1.29, he was quite far behind before the stage[[/note]]. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got buster for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.
31st May '16 10:59:07 AM KrisDK
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* Leading a stage race in cycling, especially a [[EpicRace Grand Tour]], early on can be this if you are a contender for the win. While you are ''leading'' the race, and are in the position you want to be in when the race is over, your team is expected to do a lot of work in the front of the pack, while the other teams can stay in cover for the wind. The teams with serious contenders usually don't mind leaving the jersey to a non-threatening rider for that reason, and non-threatening riders usually don't mind the jersey either, as it provides sponsor exposure for their teams. Some say that Phonak tried this during the 2006 edition of TourDeFrance, allowing the breakaway to gain almost 30 minutes on the pack and allowing Oscar Pereiro to take the yellow. Pereiro ended up winning the race after Phonak captain Floyd Landis got buster for doping. In 2009, Astana seemed fine having the yellow jersey on Rinaldo Nocentini of [=AG2R=] for some stages as well.
16th May '16 10:24:35 AM lalaTKG
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* Winning the lottery. On one hand, you and your family have won a large enough sum of money to have you set for life. On the other hand, your taxes spike up quickly, and a lot of trust issues are had with people you were once close with or even just knew, all because there's that prospect of [[GoldDigger money]] in the way. Some lottery winners have had some real horror stories over this.
9th May '16 8:07:11 PM Thecommander236
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*** And note that even the 'found' part was much less cheerful then it sounds. Namely, Lacks got cancer, doctors took her cells for diagnosis, but ended up using them for extensive biological testing- ''without her permission''. She died in poverty, without ever knowing that her cell line was being used all around the world, often used to help develop very profitable drug.

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*** And note that even the 'found' part was much less cheerful then it sounds. Namely, Lacks got cancer, doctors took her cells for diagnosis, but ended up using them for extensive biological testing- ''without her permission''. She died in poverty, without ever knowing that her cell line was being used all around the world, often used to help develop very profitable drug.drugs. To this day, her family is fighting for a share of the profit.
5th May '16 10:44:20 PM WanderingTedium
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* Some theorists of international relations have coined the term "resource curse". Sure, having a lot of natural resources (oil, gas, ores, you name it) may ''seem'' a huge advantage for a country, but it often leads to instability or fighting within the country over how to divide up the profits. And even where it doesn't, it has often lead to CripplingOverspecialization. Venezuela's export are over 90% crude oil. That's good news if oil hovers at $100 a barrel, but what if oil drops to $30 a barrel? And even the countries that avoid all this can still fall victim to what economists call the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease Dutch disease]].

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* Some theorists of international relations have coined the term "resource curse". Sure, having a lot of natural resources (oil, gas, ores, you name it) may ''seem'' a huge advantage for a country, but it often leads to instability or fighting within the country over how to divide up the profits. And even where it doesn't, it has often lead to CripplingOverspecialization. Venezuela's export are over 90% crude oil. That's good news if oil hovers at $100 a barrel, but what if oil drops to $30 a barrel? And even the countries that avoid all this can still fall victim to what economists call the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease Dutch disease]]. disease.]]
* [[BuxomIsBetter Buxom may be better]] in fiction, but in real life, it comes with a slew of a downsides including back pain, uncomfortable and expensive brassieres, difficulty finding comfortable clothes, excessive sweat, painful tugging at the chest during motion, etc. That doesn't stop many women from desiring bigger breasts anyway as [[SkewedPriorities logic tends to take a backseat to sexuality.]]
** Same goes for the SpearCounterpart. Having a [[GagPenis long schlong]] is pretty desirable, if you can get past the discomfort of keeping it in your pants, having to deal with the occasional unwanted RagingStiffie and the common difficulty of lying down on your stomach. And yet, male enhancement is still going strong.
1st May '16 6:13:34 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* People with the rare condition CIPA: Congenital Insensibility to Pain, which essentially takes the form of a complete loss of the sense of touch. Can't feel heat or cold, aren't even slowed down by sucking chest wounds, pretty awesome crimefighting power right? Well, it would be if they [[RequiredSecondaryPowers also had a healing factor to go with it]]. As is, they risk permanently destroying their bodies at any time because they don't even notice it's hurt. Or that their hand in sizzling on the grill at the moment. Or that they haven't eaten in 5 days. Or that they need to ''pee''. On a hot day, they may pass out or even die because their body doesn't figure it should be sweating.

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* People with the rare condition CIPA: Congenital Insensibility to Pain, Pain with Anhidrosis, which essentially takes the form of a complete loss of the sense of touch. Can't feel heat or cold, aren't even slowed down by sucking chest wounds, pretty awesome crimefighting power right? Well, it would be if they [[RequiredSecondaryPowers also had a healing factor to go with it]]. As is, they risk permanently destroying their bodies at any time because they don't even notice it's hurt. Or that their hand in sizzling on the grill at the moment. Or that they haven't eaten in 5 days. Or that they need to ''pee''. On a hot day, they may pass out or even die because their body doesn't figure it should be sweating.


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** Because of their lack of a pain response, People with this condition also have reduced reflexes. One patient with CIPA, known as 'Ms. C,' mentioned that not only did she have no memory of experiencing pain, but she also had no memory of sneezing or coughing. ''Ever.''
1st Apr '16 7:41:27 AM Jhonny
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* Some theorists of international relations have coined the term "resource curse". Sure, having a lot of natural resources (oil, gas, ores, you name it) may ''seem'' a huge advantage for a country, but it often leads to instability or fighting within the country over how to divide up the profits. And even where it doesn't, it has often lead to CripplingOverspecialization. Venezuela's export are over 90% crude oil. That's good news if oil hovers at $100 a barrel, but what if oil drops to $30 a barrel? And even the countries that avoid all this can still fall victim to what economists call the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease Dutch disease]].
11th Feb '16 10:19:10 AM Iampureevil
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** Even if you do associate the colour brown with chocolate, you have to remember not ''everyone'' likes chocolate so that could be a negative experience, probably not as bad as poop, but...
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