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Author Topic: Mike A crawls out of the stone age  (Read 1820 times)

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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2019, 12:46:40 pm »
Sign up for medical testing, that's mostly how I fund my piles of unopened games.  You get to act all smug like, "I'm doing my part for human health" and spend money on stupid ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- you don't need.  Win-win.



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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2019, 12:57:03 pm »
You might be on to something there. I just looked up a study near me. It says completion of a 4 treatment study pays up to 3500 bucks.

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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2019, 01:04:43 pm »
I'm always afraid if I do one of those studies they'll finally figure out what is wrong with me and have me committed.  ;)

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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2019, 01:29:12 pm »
Eh, I've done a few and they've been mostly okay.  One was for a guy doing time perception (he had a miniseries on PBS about the brain a few years back).  I sat in a tiny, dark room staring at a computer screen doing countdowns over and over.  My task was to say which one was faster.  I got a case of chicken wings and handle of rum with that.

Done a few allergy medication trials.  One was awful and required tons of pill swallowing and checking in every few hours with a cellular Palm pilot.  The other one I just used a nasal spray once a day.  Got 2 HDTVs and a JTAGed Xbox 360 with that money.

Earlier this year, I was strapped into a chair, had a mask molded to my face, no lights, white noise in the ears, and a platform would move in one direction while the image on the screen in front of me moved another.  My task was to use a joystick to move to where I thought a circle had flashed on the screen.  5 hours! That was honestly one of the most traumatic experiences of my life.  They came back and asked if I was interested in doing more sessions!  Only time in my life I've walked away from "free" money.   :lol

Anyway, the $100 I made from that funded booze and chicken wings at ZapCon.  So, I hope it was worth it, Mike.... and Ond... and TacoTownCharlie....and Arroyo... and Opt2Not.... and Nephasth... and all you other ---daisies--- that ate 10lbs of my chicken wings.

Did a chikungunya vaccine trial that bought my plane ticket to Zapcon...

Lately I've been doing a flu study.  Seasonal shot plus an amplifier to see if it would be more effective.  $600, so that's been nice.
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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2019, 01:34:02 pm »
Offer me chicken wings at your own peril. I was reeallly drunk.

Hit me up for some cash before you shop this time. I will be happy to pitch in.

We will see if they let me rob the hotel pantry bare everyday again this year.
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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2019, 02:38:42 pm »
It was worth it. Those were some good wings.

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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2019, 02:40:01 pm »
Eh, I've done a few and they've been mostly okay.  One was for a guy doing time perception (he had a miniseries on PBS about the brain a few years back).  I sat in a tiny, dark room staring at a computer screen doing countdowns over and over.  My task was to say which one was faster.  I got a case of chicken wings and handle of rum with that.

Done a few allergy medication trials.  One was awful and required tons of pill swallowing and checking in every few hours with a cellular Palm pilot.  The other one I just used a nasal spray once a day.  Got 2 HDTVs and a JTAGed Xbox 360 with that money.

Earlier this year, I was strapped into a chair, had a mask molded to my face, no lights, white noise in the ears, and a platform would move in one direction while the image on the screen in front of me moved another.  My task was to use a joystick to move to where I thought a circle had flashed on the screen.  5 hours! That was honestly one of the most traumatic experiences of my life.  They came back and asked if I was interested in doing more sessions!  Only time in my life I've walked away from "free" money.   :lol

Anyway, the $100 I made from that funded booze and chicken wings at ZapCon.  So, I hope it was worth it, Mike.... and Ond... and TacoTownCharlie....and Arroyo... and Opt2Not.... and Nephasth... and all you other ---daisies--- that ate 10lbs of my chicken wings.

Did a chikungunya vaccine trial that bought my plane ticket to Zapcon...

Lately I've been doing a flu study.  Seasonal shot plus an amplifier to see if it would be more effective.  $600, so that's been nice.

You will need 2 sessions this time mate with me and Mrs Titch coming LOL

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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2019, 08:28:14 am »
Eh, I've done a few and they've been mostly okay.  One was for a guy doing time perception (he had a miniseries on PBS about the brain a few years back).  I sat in a tiny, dark room staring at a computer screen doing countdowns over and over.  My task was to say which one was faster.  I got a case of chicken wings and handle of rum with that.

Done a few allergy medication trials.  One was awful and required tons of pill swallowing and checking in every few hours with a cellular Palm pilot.  The other one I just used a nasal spray once a day.  Got 2 HDTVs and a JTAGed Xbox 360 with that money.

Earlier this year, I was strapped into a chair, had a mask molded to my face, no lights, white noise in the ears, and a platform would move in one direction while the image on the screen in front of me moved another.  My task was to use a joystick to move to where I thought a circle had flashed on the screen.  5 hours! That was honestly one of the most traumatic experiences of my life.  They came back and asked if I was interested in doing more sessions!  Only time in my life I've walked away from "free" money.   :lol

Anyway, the $100 I made from that funded booze and chicken wings at ZapCon.  So, I hope it was worth it, Mike.... and Ond... and TacoTownCharlie....and Arroyo... and Opt2Not.... and Nephasth... and all you other ---daisies--- that ate 10lbs of my chicken wings.

Did a chikungunya vaccine trial that bought my plane ticket to Zapcon...

Lately I've been doing a flu study.  Seasonal shot plus an amplifier to see if it would be more effective.  $600, so that's been nice.

oh man. now you got me interested.
Local collage is looking for fat people to take omega 3 and eat high fat meals.

tempting.
probably just a $20 gift card but I should start small. :)

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Re: Mike A crawls out of the stone age
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2019, 10:01:26 am »
They’re having that same study here but I’m too healthy for it.

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