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View Poll Results: Do you like Chocolate?
NO - The thought of it makes me queasy. 1 1.64%
NO - But I'll eat it to get at the liqueur. 2 3.28%
NO - But I will eat it to be polite when offered. 1 1.64%
YES - On special occasions. 17 27.87%
YES - Every day. 24 39.34%
YES - I would sell my body for it. 16 26.23%
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:16 PM   #46
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My boss got me a box of Lindt chocolates for xmas
i almost wish i had a boss, now. (almost.)
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #47
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I didn't vote... I'm pretty sure this is a trick question.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:25 PM   #48
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To date, 95% like chocolate, and it's too close to call how much they like it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:20 AM   #49
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in the last couple of years has started to trigger my migraines.
I was worried about that for a while too but have (thankfully) excluded it as a likely trigger and we are now working hard to establish whether lack of chocolate triggers my migraines.
Research is going well.
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I was worried about that for a while too but have (thankfully) excluded it as a likely trigger and we are now working hard to establish whether lack of chocolate triggers my migraines.
Research is going well.
Okay, there should have been another selection..

YES - But I can't because it gives me migranes or some other ailment.

Next years poll is up to 10 options now.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #51
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Okay, there should have been another selection..

YES - But I can't because it gives me migranes or some other ailment.

Next years poll is up to 10 options now.
you mean for 2010 ? fugit tempus
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #52
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I was worried about that for a while too but have (thankfully) excluded it as a likely trigger and we are now working hard to establish whether lack of chocolate triggers my migraines.
Research is going well.
I recommend an exhaustive and complete study of as many years as you can eke out. Don't worry about publishing results - they will be assumed.

(Also, luscious new frock, Mindy!)

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:35 PM   #53
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We need Government funding to study the subject. With luck we could finish the study in 4 or 5 years and then go for more detailed field work. You can't rush good research.

I do suggest a few parameters to bound the study:

1. No white chocolate, all study will be on "real" chocolate
2. Limit the study llamas, humans, and dogs
3. Cats will be considered for possible inclusion
4. No squirrels

Among the study questions will be the impact of chocolate eating while reading from an e-ink device. If Zelda will assist, we can also study the impact of chocolate consumption on using touch screen technology for page advancement.

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:46 PM   #54
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1. No white chocolate, all study will be on "real" chocolate
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Well, now, I think this is needlessly exclusive and highly discriminatory. For some of us who like the albino fake chocolate almost as much as the real stuff and who may have "real chocolate" as a migraine-trigger, surely an exhaustive study into whether albino fake chocolate is an acceptable non-triggering substitute is of immense interest and should very seriously be looked into (I volunteer!).

(Please note, any person who mentions the word "carob" will be tracked down by a very select swarm of Pirate Ninja Squirrel Disco Dancers from the Montsnmags Enterprises Solid Gold Dancer Planetary Invasion Division, beaten severely with chain-mail leg-warmers, and forced to eat their own kneecaps through a straw).

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I'm sure we could tweak the study to have a comparative element and retain some white-chocolate-munchers as a control group.
The alternative is trying to herd up enough non-chocolate eaters which doesn't bear thinking about.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:40 AM   #56
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I'm sure we could tweak the study to have a comparative element and retain some white-chocolate-munchers as a control group.
The alternative is trying to herd up enough non-chocolate eaters which doesn't bear thinking about.
Speaking of studies, I found this on a box of chocolates:

"The aroma of chocolate has a distracting, and at the same time calming effect on people. Furthermore, it is suggested that increased brain activity occurs. The aroma of chocolate suppresses the so-called theta-waves. It also causes increased alpha and beta activity. Alpha activity is observed manly in people who are in rest but indeed awake."
Neil Martin, Neuro-Psychologist, Middlesex Univ., London

I´m a little bit afraid of eating more of it now.....
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I´m a little bit afraid of eating more of it now.....
Well then, I guess you really don't want to know about how chocolate causes zeta waves to shoot from your spleen straight into your pituitary gland and turn your endocrine system into a Pheromone Broadcast System for extraterrestrial xenophiliacs, do you?

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We need Government funding to study the subject. With luck we could finish the study in 4 or 5 years and then go for more detailed field work. You can't rush good research.

I do suggest a few parameters to bound the study:

1. No white chocolate, all study will be on "real" chocolate
2. Limit the study llamas, humans, and dogs
3. Cats will be considered for possible inclusion
4. No squirrels

Among the study questions will be the impact of chocolate eating while reading from an e-ink device. If Zelda will assist, we can also study the impact of chocolate consumption on using touch screen technology for page advancement.

Any other suggestions for study related questions for us to secure Government funding?

Recommend that this study will both stimulate the economy and reduce the budget deficit....

(Red says you look good in blue, Mindy...)
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Hehe, I brought some back from Switzerland, it's hard to restrain myself and eat them patiently one at a time.
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Hehe, I brought some back from Switzerland, it's hard to restrain myself and eat them patiently one at a time.
i never travel so far to get them, but it's hard to restrain myself anyway !!
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