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November 1st, 2006
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I have NOT had time to keep up with LJ. If there's something you really want me to see, please point it out here. Thanks.

I think I am losing my ability to taste salt. Last night Top Raman was almost tasteless and today's dinner with WAY too much soy sauce was... well, it wasn't salty. *Meep*

There is at least one thing about The Prestige I simply can't figure out.

How the heck did the wife drown? (Besides it taking less than 1.5 minutes - when the woman makes a LIVING being dropped in a tank of water and escaping.) It can't have been the knots. Let me explain. That box had a sliding door up near the top through which the person in the tank would reach to undo the fake padlock.

Think about that. It means there was NO water in the top 3-4 inches of the tank. You know... air space. AND sliding that door open would mean fresh air. Even with her hands still tied, she should have been able to open that door, not to mention having several minutes of air to breath to start with.

Something else must have killed her. For all we know, it was the breaking of the tank!

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Date:November 2nd, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)


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Date:November 2nd, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
sshhhhh its a plot hole that your not supposed to pick up on

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Date:November 2nd, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)


Maybe you need to go cold turkey for a bit, drink lots of fresh water and eat non-prepared foods. For a month or so. If you put some thought into it, it's not that hard. You just need to look at sodium content and make an effort to keep it below 2000 mg a day. <1500 would be better.

I had a rare break of rule and had a can of Campbell's Tomato Soup for lunch today. I put out about a third of it because it was just Too Salty. Then again, it doesn't seem to be The Thing that affects my blood pressure.

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Date:November 2nd, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)

the other thing

is if you do it often enough or long enough (limiting salt) you find yourself (or at least I found myself) unable to consume much of anything really salty--one of the 25¢ fritos bags is quite enough of them, thank you, because I can't eat any more than that or I feel over-salted.
Date:November 2nd, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)


Ummmm, panic? They show her thrashing around, so maybe she inhaled water? That might speed things up a bit. Other than that, I chalk it up to the time compression that happens to everything in movies, and wonder why they didn't just have a ladder handy, as it seems that it would be faster to run up a ladder and flip open the lid. The tank breaking makes death a part of the show.
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Date:November 2nd, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Drowning

I wondered why they didn't open the lid, too.
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