View Full Version : Firestarter- Let's Discuss! **spoilers**

John Blaze
11-10-2009, 12:21 AM
Just got around to this thread, but I came across this article a week ago and kept meaning to share it. Remember Andrew McGee? The book talks about how if he "pushed" too hard he could accidentally cause an "echo" effect and pretty much cause people to obsess with weird things. How do you explain this?

Woman eats forks and spoons (http://www.foxcharlotte.com/dpp/news/dpgo_Woman_Eats_78_Forks_and_Spoons_mb_20091031125 7010632618)

Pictures (http://www.buzzfeed.com/akdobbins/lady-swallows-78-pieces-of-silverware)

11-10-2009, 03:58 AM
Goddamn! I can't even imagine being able to swallow one. :shudders:

11-10-2009, 04:52 AM
holy shit. those aren't pussy forks either. those things could skew a goddamn grizzly bear.

11-10-2009, 05:25 AM

11-10-2009, 05:27 AM
Hmm - she might be getting a call from 'The Shop' soon ....

11-10-2009, 07:44 AM
I can't believe she didn't do some serious damage to herself.

Oh, and a little bit of trivia for you - the urge to eat things that are not food is called pica. :)

John Blaze
11-10-2009, 05:56 PM
Mostly pregnant women eating dirt and laundry soap and stuff, I've read an article on it before. But I don't think this would fall into that category, would it?

11-11-2009, 02:45 AM
usually pregnant women will eat the weird stuff like dirt and the burnt sulfur off of matches to get the nutrients the body needs for the baby.
my sister used to eat the matches and asked her doctor about it and that's what he told her.:scared::unsure:

John Blaze
11-11-2009, 03:43 AM
that's definitely weird.

I think the weirdest thing I've ever ate or drank is grass water. When I was a kid I played with one of my girl cousins who is about 3 years older than I. She would make mud cakes and grass water. I only drank the grass water once, but I remember I did drink some. We made it by smashing grass with rocks and soaking it in tap water. :beat: oh, she was even worse, she ate the mud cakes.

yeah that's weird. Anyone got any good ones? Dont be shy!

11-11-2009, 03:47 AM
dog food, boogers, cat food, the usual child like shit.

but when i was around 4 years old, every sunday after church i would go home and swallow a penny. i don't remember how long i did it, but i remember i did it a couple of sundays in a row at least

John Blaze
11-11-2009, 04:23 AM
:cyclops: what?! a penny?

this reminds me of something my brother used to do, but maybe we should start a new thread for this discussion, topic police might be around. :ninja:

John Blaze
11-12-2009, 01:16 AM
it seems ol' Andy gets around.

Nail Swallower (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091111/ap_on_fe_st/lt_odd_peru_nail_swallower;_ylt=Asdz_L7Y_BCQlo6AcU Y5EcrtiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJyY3BtMGltBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMD kxMTExL2x0X29kZF9wZXJ1X25haWxfc3dhbGxvd2VyBGNwb3MD MwRwb3MDNQRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawMxNWxic29mbm FpbHM)

12-11-2009, 01:23 AM
Wow O.O

John Blaze
12-11-2009, 06:51 PM

they should just leave her alone already.

12-12-2009, 04:54 PM

stone, rose, unfound door
12-14-2009, 11:36 AM

10-19-2017, 09:07 AM
Here's the link to The Losers Club podcast discussion of the book:


02-18-2018, 06:08 AM
So this thread really doesn't discuss the book? lol