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I have a general rule against seeing anything that gets nominated for anything.
Well that's just silly.
So you've missed: Rebecca, Citizen Kane, Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars (you did say nominated), the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, Schindler's List, American Beauty, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, A Serious Man, Fargo... too many to list. Nobody ever agrees about the winners, but a lot of great, and I mean great movies get recognized by at least some in the industry.
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I read that as well. I thought it was because they opened their foul mouths exhaling the stinking odour of garlic mixed with Disque Bleu cigarette smoke and what have you. If Horatio was alive, he'd have cured them.
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It's fortunate that the concentration is low; mercaptan is not harmless (MSDS[^]), though the health effects are not long term or life threatening. Nasty stuff, which is what makes it so effective as a flammable gas odorant.
I was looking more at the description of inhalation results - not very pleasant. The numeric rating only ranks the risk of serious, permanent damage, but I sure wouldn't care to be downwind of that stuff in any concentration!
MSDS are talking about industrial scale exposures. I wouldn't worry about it. As I said, it's in many foods and added to many other foods. It's used in tiny amounts because it's aroma is so potent. Hence why a release in France can be smelt in southern England. And why it's added (in tiny amounts) to natural gas, even a tiny leak is detectable by the nose.
Look up the MSDS for any number of innocuous materials and you'll see similar things.
I often do look up MSDS for all sorts of things, since it's fun to see what we're getting. Since we're a gas company, I know a bit about mercaptan. What I find interesting, though, is that the odor in natural gas is very unlike the odor in propane, even though they are both t-butyl mercaptan. Interesting, and handy to know in an area where many people use propane instead of natural gas.
There was a leak of the stuff near where I live in England several years ago. As the cloud drifted over the north west, the local natural gas supplier got hundreds of calls reporting suspected gas leaks. By law they have to send an engineer to each report - they were not happy!
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Kerry County Council will now ask Justice Minister Alan Shatter to issue licences that would allow people living in remote countryside to drive home from their nearest pub “after having two or three drinks on little-used roads driving at very low speeds”.
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FFS! How stupid can you get? They have been trying to stop the Irish drink driving and when it finally starts to work they come up with an idea like this? What a surprise that the "Yes" voters own pubs!
That's like saying "it's OK to drink and drive provided it's only a few miles, and you don't weave about too much". Idiots!
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