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  • skyin' brian
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    Jason Fox is often seen arguing for the metric system:

    http://www.foxtrot.com/

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by gh
    Pay no attention to the pompous Marlow, he has ZERO idea about which he speaks. He was'n't on the front lines when this horrid shit went down.
    Channeling Mark now? :roll: The Pomposity Factor is pandemic then, I fear.
    How many people here WERE on the 'front lines' (what does that even mean?!)?
    You have once again invoked the weakest argument we see here regularly - you have to be an insider did-it expert to comment here. If that were true, you would have VERY few people here - is that what you wish?

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  • EPelle
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    Originally posted by ed gee
    "Run DMC" Why is the Marathon 26.2mi? "

    It isn't, it's 42.195 kilometers
    Though it was tougher to look at splits 43 times during the race, I preferred it to only looking down 26 times for the sake of attempting to maintain pace.

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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by Daisy
    Regardless of the dictionary my point was the size is variable. I used standard in the scientific sense despite any flexability Webster might give to the definition.
    Ya gotta love how far afield (npi) these discussions get. :roll:

    Yes, but what exactly do we as a culture mean when we say, "God"...?

    :]

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  • gh
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    Allow me to simplify my objection: every time a race result comes in in meters, the sports editor in charge of whether or not it sees the light of day cringes; and when the man in the street sees that ugly word, he also cringes.

    Pay no attention to the pompous Marlow, he has ZERO idea about which he speaks. He was'n't on the front lines when this horrid shit went down.

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  • DrJay
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    Originally posted by gh
    And they actually allow you to teach our kids?
    Hey, my 11th grade English teacher kept a monkey in a cage in her fireplace, and she was a good teacher.

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  • kuha
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    We are the intellecktuals of the cartoon world...you know, smarter than your average bear...

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by Pego
    You guys bring back memories of Bugs Bunny-Yosemite Sam :wink: .
    ehhhhhhhhh - what's up, doc?

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by kuha
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by kuha
    Ah, ha! History as the equivalent of phrenology!
    Here, read THESE bumps - ***WHACK***THUMP***CRACK!!!!
    :twisted:
    I'm seeing s t a r s....! Please help me interpret their meaning!
    You guys bring back memories of Bugs Bunny-Yosemite Sam :wink: .

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by kuha
    I'm seeing s t a r s....! Please help me interpret their meaning!
    I heard a funny story about the placebo effect recently. In a study where placebos were prescribed under similar conditions the ones that were most effective were the "expensive ones".

    I assume the NFL and NBA work this way too with respect to their ticket prices. So apparently the real solution to bringing the fans back is to raise the tickets prices.

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  • kuha
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by kuha
    Ah, ha! History as the equivalent of phrenology!
    Here, read THESE bumps - ***WHACK***THUMP***CRACK!!!!
    :twisted:
    I'm seeing s t a r s....! Please help me interpret their meaning!

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by kuha
    Ah, ha! History as the equivalent of phrenology!
    Here, read THESE bumps - ***WHACK***THUMP***CRACK!!!!
    :twisted:

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  • kuha
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    I guess none of you would even pass the admissions test to be IN my school!
    Once metric tracks became the 'standard' and the Olympics were only conducted at metric distances, the Imperial Units were irrelevant in the Big Picture, ergo the selection of 1500, 5000, 10000 as standard distances, even though they weren't logical in re: track laps. Sheeeeesh!
    Ah, ha! History as the equivalent of phrenology!

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  • Marlow
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    I guess none of you would even pass the admissions test to be IN my school!
    Once metric tracks became the 'standard' and the Olympics were only conducted at metric distances, the Imperial Units were irrelevant in the Big Picture, ergo the selection of 1500, 5000, 10000 as standard distances, even though they weren't logical in re: track laps. Sheeeeesh!

    And for those of you (including the author of it) who think units of measurement contributed to our current 'state', go reread the '1958' thread again. Sportertainment left us in the dust in the 1960s and we never caught up again.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Question- If Marlow taught geography would he use meters in the classroom to explain distances?.. tick tock tick tock ..answer...

    NO!!! :P :x

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