cmyk wrote:partingLance wrote:Shepherdess wrote:partingLance wrote:cmyk wrote:Shepherdess wrote:No Megan! Don't use your head as the tetherball!
Use a cat instead. If you're a dog, anyway.
No! The cat stays in the plutonium box! You open that thing and a portal opens to the Late Cretaceous releasing untold raptors into the Now!
... which, during their rampage, trample butterflies and then, after Megan's counter-assault with the giant trebuchet forces the survivors into a desperate retreat, track the remains of said butterflies underfoot all the way back to the Cretaceous, which results, in the 1950s, in the election of a crypto-fascist iron-guts President of the United States who, in his visceral hostility to "pointy-headed professors" and innovation of any kind, cuts off the funding that would have gone into the development of computing and networking, precluding the creation of DARPAnet and therefore of the subsequent Internet, so that xkcd and the One True Comic were never created, and Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
I've seen it all. I've seen it all through the yellow windows of the evening train.
What's the official stance on paradoxes?
I couldn't say: I've been advised to join the Eastern unorthodox Timewaiters, whose theology doesn't seem to run to such questions just yet.
All paradoxes will be resolved. You will see as the best of all possible worlds comes to the one who waits. Be it something wicked this way comes or a sound of thunder, there will come soft rains upon this veldt. Yes, we'll gather at the river, at the end of the beginning; the last night of the world.
Thanks for that ray of hope. Meanwhile, I waits for it, though not (I hope) po-faced.
buffygirl wrote:I love you guys! I do! (general sloppy drunken sloppiness ... or slobberyness ... no, no, that's gross. What I mean is, I love this thread, and all the participants, and it makes me happy to come here.)jaronflick wrote:Giant hammock.
NO NO NO NO! GIANT SLINGSHOT!!!!!
But just stop and think about it a minute. With careful design, it could double as both.
jdc wrote:partingLance wrote:Smithers wrote:descor wrote:For some unknown reason my Grandmother refused to let my Dad write with his left hand - she made him use his right hand. He uses his left for everything else: football (of the soccer variety), DIY, tennis etc. but his right for writing!
I assume he was a goalkeeper, otherwise using either of his hands in football is doing it wrong. And if he was a goalkeeper, then he would usually use both hands, or whichever hand was closest to the ball, so handedness should not matter even then.
There are always throw-ins, though even there I guess most players use both hands.
Most? They all do. It's The Law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throw-in#Procedure
Quite. Either I'm a complete dough-head when it comes to sports, I'm more dough-headed than usual today, I was thinking of beer-league or pickup games where no-one really cares about such niceties, or (perhaps most likely) I wasn't particularly thinking at all. These possibilities, of course, are hardly mutually exclusive.
cmyk wrote:Whatever it is, she's pretty strong. Those poles look heavy.
Unless they're from IKEA. But then, how is she using that tiny Allen wrench to put it all together so fast?
Ooog. Please don't say IKEA. In occasional breaks from this forum, I'm putting together an IKEA daybed. Not really difficult, but annoying, especially in a limited space.