That's right, llamas aren't the only disagreeable fauna that can hawk a loogie. The spitting spider hasn't yet perfected airborne weaponry that can take out a human's eyeball, but remember we're likely in the early evolutionary stages here. What it can do is spew a mixture of webbing and venom skyward in a zigzagging arc, similar to an episode Peter Parker may have experienced alone in his room during adolescence. And the flying goop actually shrinks on contact to immobilize prey so the spider can close in for the stab.
That's right -- there was not a single reported instance of a Vietnam vet getting spit on. And it's hard to believe that such an outrage would be covered up, no matter how anti-war the media were (and the media were actually pro-war until after the Tet Offensive). But no, it's always a story passed along from your uncle's friend's cousin who lives in the next state, and it always takes place when a returning GI steps foot inside the airport. Hey, did we mention that those military flights didn't land at civilian airports? They landed at military bases. And it's much harder to arrange a group spit protest there, as you can imagine.
And if you think about it, the whole urban legend is rather insulting to the men in green. Seriously, you're telling us that a man who's been trained to take out Charlie with his bare hands, and who's just spent hours in a cramped airplane seat, is going to allow some acne-riddled teenager in John Lennon specs to hock one on him without repercussions? Even if the spitting itself didn't make the news, surely a returning soldier snapping a hippie over his knee like a brittle twig would have.
One of the cutest and memorable scenes in Incredibles 2 is when Bob takes the family to the diner where Tony Rydinger works as a server (his parents own the diner). The bit involves a spit-take, with Violet embarrassing herself thoroughly in front of Tony.
Hi Paulina, Feeding disorders are very complex and there are no easy answers. I would not feel comfortable telling you what to do without seeing your son or talking to you further. In my opinion there is always a strong behavioral component to every feeding disorder. I often give parents the advice to give back control to their children when it comes to eating and what we usually see is an immediate decrease in food intake. However over time the amount of food the child will eat increases.
Dear Isa, My grandson was diagnosed at 7 months with failure to thrive. He was not taking the breast so was put on the bottle but would not eat enough. He had a NGT inserted at around 10 months. After the tube was inserted he would only feed himself finger foods but it was never enough to sustain the caloric intake that he needed. He then started therapy at 11 months. I do feel the therapy has worked at helping him take food from the spoon so we can give him more calories but we feel he has almost plateaued and regressed as far as finger food is concerned. He gags and throws up when given the finger foods. His throwing up also dislodges the NGT. His parents are at their wits end. What are your thoughts? He goes to Nemours at Dupont hospital in Delaware. Any suggestions.
I believe my 6 year old daughter is a problem eater, complicated by prematurity, early oral motor feeding problems, food allergies, texture and sensory issues, moderate EE (eosinophilic esophighitis) and anxiety surrounding eating, particularly at the family table or with peers at school. She had numerous issues as a result of her prematurity (30 weeks) and as first time parents, we misinterpreted her behavior at the table, playing with food, refusal to eat and selectivity as a behavior issue. Out of my own concern for her health and dietary intake, I constantly put pressure on her to eat. As you can imagine, it took the original problem and created a monster problem. She now tells me that food makes her sad and every time food is involved, she gets in trouble. So not only does she have physical and sensory issues with food, but she relates food and eating a meal as something unpleasant.
My 3.5 year old son is an extremely picky eater. He only eats crunchy or pureed dips but nothing in between. He has been doing good with his weight and height (50th percentile) since he was an infant so the pediatrician has never been worried about him. He does eat healthy quantities of the dosa (Indian crepe) and lentils but will not try anything new that is not crunchy. He was more open to foods when he was a year old than now. I am at a complete loss. We took him to a food therapist but she was unable to make any progress with him and suggested we look into digestive issues. He does not seem to be any discomfort or have any digestive problems so we hit a dead end there as well. He has been at daycare from 6 months and still attends a preschool. He refused to take a bottle when he was at daycare and would starve himself till he came home to nurse. We nursed till he was 2 years old. We finally pulled him out of daycare and moved him to a preschool last summer and he is doing a lot better as he is less clingy. He is very social and apart from his eating issues is a very funny and active child. I quit my job last month to stay home with him to be there for him through this phase. He does seem very traumatized at birthday parties and when we eat out as he is unable to eat the food. In the last few months he licks frosting off cakes and now eats a few sweet potato fries. He even joins me in the kitchen to help with the cooking at times. He is making progress but it is baby steps and very slow. Should we take him to a child psychologist to see if there is some other underlying issue (like anxiety) that could be causing his food resistance issues? I really appreciate your advice.
I have a 9 month old daughter who was diagnosed with FPIES. She has around 4 safe foods so far and she is on an elemental formula. We are facing a very difficult time feeding her. She hardly takes any solids and has a poor weight gain.
We have spoke to a dietician who told us that our daughter was lagging behind in the texture of food that she must take and the quantity. The variety is restricted because of her condition and we are tryin to introduce new foods into her diet!
@TwoBits -- Disney does not have front of line VIP tours. The tours only take you to the "fastpass" lane so you still have to wait in line. I've called and looked into it and for us it wasn't worth the price since you don't actually skip the line and you don't have parking, or any food included. With Universal's tour you actually get valet parking, and lunch / dinner depending on which tour you get. Plus you get real front of line access by going through the exit of the rides. If Disney did have a real VIP tour we probably would have tried one by now since it would at least avoid having to book everything in advance!
Stan traveled to his brother's new home in the woods of Gravity Falls, Oregon, to find Ford confined in his shack and borderline insane with paranoia. Ford then revealed his underground laboratory and the Universe Portal to his brother, vaguely explaining that its powers were too dangerous and that he needed Stan to take one of Ford's journals, which contained information as to its operation, and go as far away as possible to protect them from falling into the wrong hands. Furious that Ford had only summoned him to send him away again, Stan initiated an argument and prepared to burn the book to spite Ford, causing a fistfight between the two. During the brawl, which caused Stan to burn his back on one of the symbols in the machinery, the device was inadvertently activated, and Stan unintentionally pushed his brother into the portal's range, sending Ford through the dimensional rift before its immediate shutdown from lack of fuel. Stan spent the following weeks plagued by insomnia and guilt, cloistered in the lab in an attempt to turn the portal on and bring Ford back again, only to realize it was hopeless without the other two journals.
In "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel," the twins and Soos watch a commercial for Gideon Gleeful, child psychic, which shows footage of Stan with the label "fraud" across it. Stan angrily informs them that Gideon is his arch enemy and has been nothing but trouble since he arrived in Gravity Falls. He also says nobody living under his roof is allowed under Gideon's roof, but Dipper and Mabel decide tents don't have roofs (a loophole) and go watch his show. When Stan learns that Mabel and Gideon are apparently dating, he marches over to see Gideon's father, Bud Gleeful, intent on complaining about the relationship and declaring himself against it. He is soon converted into a fan when Bud presents him with elaborate plans for an alliance between the Tent of Telepathy and the Mystery Shack, which would involve a lot of profit. After that, Stan takes to wearing a 'Mabel and Gideon' t-shirt and tells his niece she'll eventually have to marry the little boy, also spending his days having expensive food, drink and admiring expensive art at the Gleeful residence.
In "Land Before Swine," Stan is left in charge of Waddles as Mabel goes out shopping. He leaves Waddles tethered outside the Shack despite Mabel's warnings, and later has to witness the pig being taken by a pterodactyl. He invents a story about the dinosaur breaking into the Shack and forcibly taking Waddles from him after a fight to avoid the blame. When the group, en route to save Waddles, finds dinosaurs encased in tree sap, Stan eagerly plans to turn them into another tourist attraction. He also unwittingly confesses to leaving Waddles outside, leading to Mabel not speaking to him. Later, when he and Waddles split from the group, being circled by the hungry pterodactyl, Stan has a change of heart and fights to protect the pig, even punching the dinosaur in the face like he'd said he'd done in the story. He returns Waddles to Mabel, earning her forgiveness. 2b1af7f3a8