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What Your Hangover Cure Says About You

You spent all night downing booze and creating killer memories that you don’t actually remember.  Whether you were “Gettin’ Jiggy With It” or “Droppin’ it like it was hot” , it’s safe to say you were quite inebriated and it was simply swell.  What’s not so swell- it’s Saturday morning and your head is killing you.  Chances are if you’re reading this right now the words on the screen might make you a little woozy… so I’ll get right down to the guts of it (whoops, sorry, bad word choice).

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Two Ibuprofen and a Gatorade

Maybe last night you were the cool kid offering shots of Jack Daniels to all your homies… but today you’re definitely drinking the Hatorade.  You should be given props for simply getting up today.  Caution to the people who walk past you, no matter their expression – a look of concern or a smug grin – you might just punch them in the face.  Calm down jock strap, maybe later you’ll have time to take a nap, but for now head down and nose to the grind stone.

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A helpful alternative? Try drinking coconut water instead.  It’s packed with electrolytes those sweet, sweet little saviors.  Coconut water has the potassium of four bananas, is cholesterol free, and extremely hydrating.

Do you often take runs after binge drinking escapades?

You’re an overachiever. From us to you: Stop. You’re making us look bad.  Just go back to bed and writhe in pain like the rest of us mere mortals.  Beware when using this method! If you’re not properly hydrating you could actually be hurting more than helping.

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Instead, bring your water bottle on a light jog. No one’s racing you; what are you trying to prove?

The Ritual

You have your hangover cure set in stone.  Maybe it’s a six-inch Veggie sub and a TCBY frozen yogurt.  Maybe it’s a cup of tea, a cheesy beef burrito and a Pain Aid.  Whatever that weirdly magical combination is, you’ll be good as new.  You swear by it.  You need it.  If you don’t have it, game over.  Well done, grasshopper, to thine self be true.

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Sure you might be giving your body more toxins to deal with-delaying a worse hangover in the future… but like the procrastination star you are, just hold that off as long as possible.  In fact you may as well just drink all day too.  Let that lukewarm Bud Light wrap it’s reassuring arms around you and get cozy in front of the TV – you’re not going anywhere.

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That Greasy Fix

If only you’d eaten them before you downed all those gin and tonics… There isn’t any actual evidence that proves bacon and eggs for breakfast or a large order of fries can help cure your hangover.  But hey man, whatever helps you sleep at night.

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Big Gulps

There are those whose “stand by” is a cold Coca-Cola, those who prefer coffee and better yet those who down a Red Bull.  These are the quenchers seeking immediate gratification when they wake up after their long night on the town.  To these folks I say, “good luck”.  Like a sugar rush, this form of hangover cure is doubtful to last very long and will leave your body extremely dehydrated.

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Might I suggest copious, extraordinary amounts of water or perhaps a glass of flat Ginger Ale to soothe your stomach instead.

Like it was a bad dream: 

Sleep it off.  Sleep is the most effective and only proven cure of a hangover.  If you’re lucky enough to catch a couple extra z’s today, do so.

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Hint: Morgan Freeman’s voice will forever be a good idea to help soothe you to sleep.  Pop Shawshank in the DVD player and let his voice do it’s magic.

 

Moderation… 

Last night you thought to yourself, “I’ll let my future self deal with it.” Today, future self thinks you’re an asshole.  So I should probably throw this one in there just to be safe… maybe… just possibly… you could drink more responsibly next time? In moderation perhaps.  Drinking a glass of water between shots of tequila doesn’t make you a pussy, it makes you a smart pussy.  So plan ahead and save your future self.

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12 Unbelievable Disney Facts

Most of us love Disney from our childhood, growing up watching the movies and experiencing the magic. It’s fun to look back at all of the old memories and think about our favorites, but what I have found most interesting growing up is all of the things we never realized as kids about our favorite movies, parks and characters. Here are some of the unbelievable Disney facts that I think actually make Disney even more epic:

1. Disney was Sued for the Defamation of Hyenas

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After the release of the movie The Lion King, portrayal of hyenas led to several researchers, whose work was with hyenas, to boycott the movie. One of these researchers actually sued Disney for the defamation of hyenas. The fear of the researchers was that in casting the hyenas in the role of evil (and stupid) minions of Scar, their efforts to preserve the lives and populations of hyenas might be compromised.

2. Hidden Courts in a Mountain

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The Matterhorn roller-coaster at Disneyland has a secret basketball court inside it for Disneyland staff to use.  It was most popular during the construction of the mountain, but is still in use today.

3. Seriously Haunted Mansion

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Each year, several families ask to scatter a loved one’s ashes into the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. The answer is always no, but a family has been caught in the act before.

4. The King of the what?

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The original title of The Lion King was “King of the Jungle” — which was scrapped when the Disney team remembered that lions don’t live in the jungle.
5. Quiet Characters

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Of all Disney characters, Dumbo speaks the least — having no actual lines of dialogue during the film. Coming in a close second is Aurora of Sleeping Beauty. Who had only 18 whole lines and 18 minutes of screen time during her own movie.
6. How many Fairies does it take?

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Speaking of Sleeping Beauty, There were originally seven fairies instead of three, and at one point, the fairies were all supposed to look alike, which would have been incredibly confusing.
7. Princess and the Frog Focus Groups

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Princess and the Frog was originally supposed to be called The Frog Princess,” and Tiana was named Maddy, however, a number of changes had to be made to the film, at the request of black focus groups.
8. Redfeather the Turkey

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Pocahontas was originally supposed to have a talking turkey side-kick named Redfeather, played by John Candy; however they decided they no longer wished to have a speaking animal, and the character was dropped.
9. Mushu’s Real Size

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Mulan’s story was conceived by Robert D. San Souci, retold from an earlier true story, who imagined the character’s companion as a giant dragon. However, the studio was reluctant to portray what could be a very freighting sidekick, and San Souci informed them that Chinese myth allowed for smaller dragons. So they shrunk Mushu down. Mushu alludes to this in the movie, saying, “I’m travel size for your convenience! If I was my real size your cow here would die of fright.”

10. Hercules: The Gospel Truth
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Actually Hercules was based off the Greek myth of a hero charged with performing ten “labors” to atone for killing his children, after he was driven to insanity by his stepmother (who was also Zeus’ sister). All of this is obviously left out in the movie, as is Hercules’ real name. It’s “Heracles,” inspired by his stepmother-aunt mother Hera. This was later Romanized as “Hercules,” which became the more well-known version of his name. This also makes Hercules the only character in this movie to have a Roman name instead of a Greek name.
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She was actually only eleven when the English arrived in Virginia, while John Smith was twenty-eight. Apparently she did save him from execution, but they never fell in love. Pocahontas kept in contact with the settlers and aided them in times of need, such as providing food for the winter. One summer, Pocahontas arrived at the colony asking for Smith and was told he died; however, he had just been sent back to England from a leg wound. She later met a man named John Rolfe, and they eloped to England. Pocahontas’s died as a foreign princess living among the richest and most powerful people in Europe. Sadly when she was 21 she died of disease, never having returned to America.

12. Beastly Birthday

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So, according to the movie the Beast’s rose dies on his 21st birthday; as that time is approaching Belle comes into his life and during the song, “Be Our Guest,” Lumier mentions that they have been in object form for 10 years now. That means that Adam (the beast) was turned into a beast when he was 11, and he remained that way for almost half his life.

You’re a True Missoulian When…

Missoula, Montana is one of a kind and so are the citizens. Outsiders don’t understand us and to be a true Missoulian is a title that must be earned. Students from The University of Montana compiled a list of instances only true Missoulians understand. To be considered a true Missoulian is a privilege, not a right.

1. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the only reason you grow a beard is to protect your face from freezing wind.   -Alexander Fuehrer

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2. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the features of your Subaru include a “Keep Missoula Weird” bumper sticker, a cracked windshield, and a year round ski rack and/or bike rack.    -Larke Stuart

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3. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you think Birkenstocks are real shoes.  -Christopher Clark

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4. You know you’re a true Missoulian when your own “short cuts” don’t really save you time.  -Katrina Thorness

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5. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you use the M as your point of direction instead of North. -Ryan Watson

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6. You know you’re a true Missoulian when some off your friends (not dropping names) know the happy hour schedule better than their own class schedule. -Connor Campbell

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7. You know you’re a true Missoulian when all your glassware consists of mason jars! -Miranda Fox

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8. You know you’re a true Missoulian when grown ups hula hooping in public to hippie music becomes a social norm. -Elizabeth McGee

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9. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you have out of control road rage when it takes you more than 15 minutes to get from one end of Missoula to the other.   -Kristina Carlino

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10. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you start drinking and enjoying Kombucha.   -Kelsi Laraway

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11. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the word “republican” becomes more like profanity than a political affiliation.    -Katherine Vincent

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12. You know you’re a true Missoulian when almost being run over by a biker no longer bothers you. -Becca Mulhill

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13. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you realize for the first time in your life you’re excited to wake up at a reasonable time on a Saturday to go buy fresh vegetables at the Farmers Market. -Scott Young

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14. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you can’t tell a homeless person apart from someone who is actually trendy.  -Rebecca Strellnauer

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15. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the saying, “my dog is my copilot” is taken quite literally.  -Josh Rhines

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16. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you defend the logic behind Missoula’s public roadways. -Bailey Chauner

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17. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you sunbathe while there are still big piles of snow in the ground.  -Jessie Mazur

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18. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you experience a lockdown, snow day, and falling boulders in only one month.  -Bailey Chauner

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19. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you and your buddies recite A River Runs Through It quotes when you’re fishing on the Blackfoot. -Connor Campbell

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20. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the sign of spring is the slack liners setting up shop in the trees. -Scott Young

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21. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the stocks dance-floor is a nightmare for you or friends’ past -Connor Campbell

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22. You know you’re a true Missoulian when every item in your closet matches and can go together in every season. -Elizabeth McGee

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23. You know you’re a true Missoulian when it seems normal for a man in deer pelts to yodel and play the accordion. -Spencer Sheehan

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24. You know you’re a true Missoulian when you will wait in a line of 30 people at Big Dipper…in the middle of winter.   -Josh Rhines

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25. You know you’re a true Missoulian when the idea of more than one freeway scares you. -Scott Young

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