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Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:09 pm
by RockDoctor
Cody wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Roger Hargreaves' Mr Greedy is only slightly easier to read than John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men, a study has found.
<chortles> An interesting list of the 'easiest' and 'hardest' books to read - Gulliver's Travels was rated as the hardest read.
I've not read all of Gulliver, but certainly parts, over the years. Not particularly hard going compared to Dickens and the like. But if you want really hard work, try The Castle by Kafka. I've made at least three attempts on that one and just get completely lost somewhere between pages 200 and 300, then can't bear to pick it up before the library want it back. It's probably more fun than poking my eyes out with a ball point pen, but I'm not sure I want to find out the blunt way. It's worse than the listing of the multigenerational "experience" that are the Dune saga. Or, for that matter, the drawn-out death pangs of Tolkein Jr continually reprinting new, incomplete fragments of his Dad's notes.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:16 pm
by Cody
Or, for that matter, the drawn-out death pangs of Tolkein Jr continually reprinting new, incomplete fragments of his Dad's notes.
<sniggers> Bored of the Rings is a good read.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm
by Disembodied
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:17 pm
by Cody
And for incisive thinking such as this, he receives a basic salary of nearly £80k? <sobs>

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:54 pm
by Disembodied
Oh well, at least he's adding to the gaiety of the nation. It's expensive for a clown, I'll grant you, but it's not like we get too many yuks out of the rest of them …

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 am
by spud42
so every butter knife?
knives are bad but what about forks? Spoons? remember Alan Rickman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhfuuKiTcYQ

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm
by RockDoctor
spud42 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 am
so every butter knife?
knives are bad but what about forks? Spoons?
Sporks?
How many ways could you kill someone with a chopstick? I can think of 4 places I'd try, if I had to.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:48 pm
by montana05
RockDoctor wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm
How many ways could you kill someone with a chopstick? I can think of 4 places I'd try, if I had to.
Aside from the obvious ones like eyes, ears, throat and chest you got some more, depending on the power you are able to use. A pencil or even a car key could offer similar results.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:19 pm
by RockDoctor
montana05 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:48 pm
RockDoctor wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm
How many ways could you kill someone with a chopstick? I can think of 4 places I'd try, if I had to.
Aside from the obvious ones like eyes, ears, throat and chest you got some more, depending on the power you are able to use. A pencil or even a car key could offer similar results.
Pencil, yes. Most car key's I've seen aren't long enough to reach vital organs except possibly though the ear.
You missed back of the neck, straight into the brain. Which you could mess up pretty badly with an average key too.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 pm
by spud42
nose? choose your side left or right? not sure how feasable it is in real life but on a episode of "Travellers" someone was stabbed in the temple with a pencil . how thick is the bone there? not that i have any intentions of reproducing this...

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:46 am
by RockDoctor
spud42 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 pm
nose? choose your side left or right? not sure how feasable it is in real life
There is a weak area at the back of the nose through where the olfactory nerve passes, which might be an attack vector, but the projection of the hard palate would make getting lined up a problem.
spud42 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 pm
but on a episode of "Travellers" someone was stabbed in the temple with a pencil . how thick is the bone there? not that i have any intentions of reproducing this...
It's thinner than most of the calvarium, but it would still be a hard target for a pencil. Unless it were a metal-bodied propelling pencil.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:23 pm
by Disembodied
Meanwhile, back at the ranch …
Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter because a fake cow was mean to him on the internet. (He's also suing the fake cow.)

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:37 pm
by Yah-Ta-Hey
"Cats tolerate humans, Dogs adore Humans, Pigs treat humans as equals. I like Pigs." Winston Churchill

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:09 pm
by Disembodied
For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:20 pm
by Cody
Sheer profundity! <sobs>