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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:11 PM
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I heard Attila the Hun was a dwarf...
Man, I can't wait to tell people that when they piss me off. You just don't want to mess with short people. Me, Attila, Napoleon, we're all crazy fools, yo!

:)
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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:19 PM
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1. off-topic wonder if this gets through - site is messed up

n/t
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:20 PM
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2. it was messed up for me too, but this post got through obviously
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:20 PM
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3. Add to that my brother, sister in law, and their kids
I remember that when my nephew was a baby, the doctor looked at the charts and called my brother. "I need to see you. Your son's height is in the 30% range for heights of babies his age, but his head is in the 90%!" Of course, when my brother and sister in law walked in, the doctor took one look and said, "Oh...."

All of my short family has big brains and they use them. Kudos to short folks!
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:22 PM
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4. Great story!!!
LOL!!!
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Left_Winger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:30 PM
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5. This may be another case of looking at the past through contemporary eyes
People were smaller centuries ago mainly because of diet. We, however, have the tendency to look at things though contemporary eyes, hence the label of 'dwarf'.

Dynamite does come in small packages.

BTW, where is that karaoke footage?

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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:42 PM
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6. Short he may have been, but he was no dwarf.
"...the only extant description of his appearance by a Roman court historian states that Atilla had "a flat nose, swarthy dark complexion, broad chest, short stature and small eyes, but full of confidence" among his features, suggesting physical features common among Mongolians."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila_The_Hun
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:43 PM
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7. hey! a lounge thread on the latest page!
oh i see there are some kind of problems...
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:44 PM
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8. Short Man Syndrome
Isn't that what it's called?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:47 PM
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9. Yes, he was Grumpy
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:51 PM
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10. Not to burst your bubble but....
Napoleon wasn't that short - he was actually 4'9" which was normal for his day.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:52 PM
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11. Attila weren't nothin' next to this guy...
Mistegoit (sp?) the dwarf shaman (Yvan Labelle) from the Canadian film Black Robe. One bad mofo.
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