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12 months ago
NOTE TO READERS:Please ignore my first response To Tex. It was filled with errors and GoComics, in its valiant effort to comply with our wishes for a DELETE feature has chosen to not allow me to delete that one.
They even decided to publish that one before I was finished.
“Imagine the USA so proud of its being different from the UK and yet still clings to the old British system of measurement.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I prefer Dollars and Cents (metric) toPounds and Pence (British )
Hey Roots. that’s funny.I also wondered how slow the people there were — They couldn’t outrunMOLASSES?
“A good example to see what I mean is go try to buy a lawn mower. they used to be labeled in HP and that gave you a good idea of what they were capable of.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HP? Really, horse power? That gives you a good idea pf what they are capable of?I have no idea of what a horse is ‘capable of’ (your grammar, not mine).That’s quite impressive.
" @Old Texan75
“Dang, what a rant. I’m going to take my meds now. Some are measured in grains and some in micrograms and some in minims……..Oh I didn’t even mention temperature…….”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please, Tex, don’t ever forget to take your meds. That may be what’s keeping! you brilliant!Prednisone (a prescription drug) is what’s doing it for me me. Well. maybe not the brilliance part. it was prescribed for me for debilitating, constant cough even preventing sleep at night. I was going down fast (and, no, I don’t smoke.)Believe me, its’ effect was a miracle. Not only did it stop the cough, it has given me vitality, an intensity to get my whole house organized and cleaned like it’s never been cleaned before (in 40 some-odd years), and an interest in everything I encounter. I can focus on details — everything I havereally never been good at before. I feel really alive, and sharper than I’ve ever been before. I call it the Pred-effect.
Of course, there is always a downside: It makes your skin paper-thin. It can make your skin tear away when you pull off a band-aid. It can thin your hair — a LOT! (been there, done that) But, after you wean off from it, the skin gets better and your hair thickens.
I know I’ll have to get off it- the sooner the better. Bet until my prescription is gone (about a week left now), I plan to take full advantage of it and organize everything I can get hold of.
I have a theory: ‘Energy begets energy.’ I have found my groove! If I can stay in this mode, I’ll be able to organize everything in the world before I check out. Then I’ll start on the other planets.
Hey, Tex! I LOVED your discourse. Opened my eyes to a whole new world.The only one of your questions that I was able to answer was ‘how many pints in a gallon?’Hmmm….2 pints in a quart, 4 quarts in a gallon; therefore 8 pints in a gallon. (I hope I’m right!)Our system sure sounds a lot more complicated than the metric system — Does this qualify us to be certified morons? I suspect it really does.
“That’s like nearly 8 acres of molasses a foot deep.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yeah, that’s not deep enough to be lethal to anyone (except for maybe a short dachshund.)
“I’ve never understood the need to be like everyone else. As far as metric, metric nuts and bolts are a pain.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Open your mind. You’re comfortable with out cockamamie system BECAUSE you grew up with it. You would be just as comfortable with the metric system IF you had grown up with it.
Are you equally uncomfortable with our money system? It’s based on the metric system, you know.
I don’t know much about the metric system, but if we changed over to it, You’d better believe I’d be eager to learn it, because I think it’s got to be better than the system that was carved in stone by cavemen.
By the way, what makes you think that ANYONE in the world thinks of himself/herself as AVERAGE?AVERAGE?’
“Thank God for that. Otherwise, Bradbury would have had to call his book Celsius 233.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What’s wrong with that? I kinda’ like the name ‘Celsius 233’ as a book title.
“And the US still hasn’t adopted the metric system.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Proving. once again, that we’re not the smartest people in the world!
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