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Postby nordle » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:52 pm

I should add that there are some advantages to being stunted:

~ Likely to live longer as heart doesn't have to work as hard pumping blood round body, not as far to go.

~ Likely to be far fitter due to having to take twice as many steps when walking same distance.

~ Don't get concussion on Friday night when bashing head on the "Please mind your head" on the low ceiling beem sign in the local booza.

~ Less blood in body requires less booze to reach intoxication in previously mentioned watering hole.

~ Eating a single chocolate digestive can be considered lunch

~ Can fit perfectly in a Ford GT40


Damnit, so many positives, I think Im going to go and chop 1ft off my legs now.
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Postby M0PHP » Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:27 pm

nordle wrote:I should add that there are some advantages to being stunted:

~ Likely to live longer as heart doesn't have to work as hard pumping blood round body, not as far to go.

~ Likely to be far fitter due to having to take twice as many steps when walking same distance.

~ Don't get concussion on Friday night when bashing head on the "Please mind your head" on the low ceiling beem sign in the local booza.

~ Less blood in body requires less booze to reach intoxication in previously mentioned watering hole.

~ Eating a single chocolate digestive can be considered lunch

~ Can fit perfectly in a Ford GT40


Damnit, so many positives, I think Im going to go and chop 1ft off my legs now.


Now you're making me feel guilty for winding up a school friend of mine as he was the shortest in our group :lol:
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:59 pm

I don't think I've seen Joe Pesci do anything interesting like that, give us a demo please :D
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Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:56 am

Go on, how tall are the rest of the LXF group?
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:14 am

For the sake of accuracy (and the impending legal action I'm taking against everyone on this forum, and their partners, and their partners' pets), I am about 5'4" I think -- although it's been years since I actually checked. You see, Nick, Paul and Graham are all 6'+, hence I seem even smaller in their presences.

Although in fairness, Graham hasn't made any wisecracks yet. He's nice.

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Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:58 am

Blimey what do they put in the food over there? All over 6' !
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Postby Deathchimp » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:38 am

Mike forgot Effy – he's not tall.

Out of five Englishers, three are tall. Out of two foreigners, one is tall. Out of one woman, none is tall. Therefore:

60% of Englishers are tall
50% of foreigners are tall
0% of women are tall

Mike therefore statistically has more in common with a foreign woman than he does with an Englisher.
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:46 am

Deathchimp's sci-facts are irrefutable. If we plot a graph of sizeism versus why some people prefer Aquafresh:

Code: Select all
S |   .      .    .
I |    ..        .
Z |.    .      .    .
E | .      ..  .
I |  .    .   .     .
S | . ..  .    .  ..  .
M |.         .         
  +---------------------
      WHY AQUAFRESH


The results show a disturbing trend which could lead to many sizeist Aquafreshers being turned into crack-spliffing man-mentals in the next ten years.

And as a middle-aged Foster's drinker, I think the UNESCO-recognised Fact Index of my statements is, on average, 87% higher than a Bhutanese pimp.

END OF THREAD.
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Postby crispibits » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:44 am

Have you been drinking Spa water again?
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:54 am

If you can't beat 'em, confuse 'em :-)

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Postby nelz » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:03 pm

Never trust graphs from short people, they can't reach to fill in the high points...
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Postby towy71 » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:37 pm

As someone of 6'3" I am vaguely worried about the attitude of some tall people and think that 5'4" is very big for a hobbit, lol
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Postby nordle » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:50 pm

M-Saunders wrote:For the sake of accuracy (and the impending legal action I'm taking against everyone on this forum, and their partners, and their partners' pets), I am about 5'4" I think -- although it's been years since I actually checked. You see, Nick, Paul and Graham are all 6'+, hence I seem even smaller in their presences.

Although in fairness, Graham hasn't made any wisecracks yet. He's nice.

SEE YOU ALL IN COURT!

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Except when you give evidence, then you won't see us in court as you won't be able to see over the dock! :)
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Postby andychannelle » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:34 pm

The only time I ever went to the office and saw Mike, I thought he was just sitting down all the time. He looks taller in his photo - it's nearer the top of the page. Boom boom.

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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:43 am

AndyCh added to 'the list'...

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