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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:13 PM
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Man watches 84 straight hours of 'Friends' - 'At hour 72 I wanted to die'
Man watches 84 straight hours of 'Friends'

Published: Aug. 6, 2009 at 7:50 PM

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A British fan of the TV comedy "Friends" said he stayed awake for a record-breaking 84-hour marathon, viewing every episode of the show.

Steve Misiura, 31, said has submitted his feat to Guinness World Records, which currently lists 72 hours as the record for unbroken TV viewing, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

He said he experienced nausea, stomach cramps and hallucinations while watching the adventures of Ross, Rachel and friends.

"I love 'Friends,' but this did indeed hurt. At around 72 hours I wanted to die," Misiura said.

"I started hallucinating," he said. "I was saying to my friend, 'What's happening to this room? The wall keeps disappearing.'

"I was also getting quite delirious and not knowing what I was doing, but it helped that every hour I was updating my photo log," he said.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/08/06/Man-watches-84-s...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:41 PM
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1. Get somebody who loathes the show to sit in front of that crap... BTW:
The classic series of Doctor Who ran for, what, 693 episodes (at 25 minutes each), comprising 158 stories... of which 108 episodes don't exist in BBC archives but that's beside the point... get somebody who loves FRIENDS to watch all of those WHO episodes... and not the 60 new series eps since those feel like FRIENDS anyway... :evilgrin:

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:44 PM
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2. He lasted a lot longer than I could have done.
I would have wanted to claw my eyes out after about the third episode.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:52 PM
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3. Thats what I said at hour 2.
I dont know how people lasted 9 years of that show.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:58 PM
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4. 72 hours? 72 seconds of that shit would make me want to die.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:09 PM
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5. That's 3 straight days without sleep
Why would anyone do that to himself? Especially for something as stupid as Friends.
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:59 PM
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6. yuck
Hi,
Blah, I could not stand so many things about that putrid show.

Peace
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:05 PM
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7. Just hearing that stupid theme song that many times would boil my brain in my skull
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:12 PM
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8. He made it 71 hours and 15 minutes longer than I would have.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:09 AM
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9. I can't imagine anyone putting themselves through that
I can honestly say I have never been able to watch Friends for even 5 minutes.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 06:50 AM
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10. I would have jumped out a window 10 minutes in.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 07:54 AM
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11. My personal best "awake run" is around 40 hours. Can't imagine going longer than that.
Ever. Especially not watching television.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 09:33 AM
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12. I feel that way after 60 seconds of Friends or Two And A Half Men (n/t)
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 09:50 AM
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13. I don't know, it seems do-able to me...
In some ways, staying up for 3 straight days watching TV seems do-able... presuming bathroom breaks are allowed every so often, and there's food and drink nearby... wonder if he was allowed to drink Red Bull or anything?

Of course, I say that, and I'm also someone who's ready for a nap at 10:50am. LOL
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 11:24 AM
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14. Try sitting through all 20 seasons of The Simpsons.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 03:05 PM
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15. That's 71:59 better than me
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