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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:25 PM
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Poll question: Are people under five feet tall a separate species?
I think there's some thread in LBN on the scientific debate over how to regard small people.

Poll result (10 votes)
Eventually everybody has to choose between brains and height (0 votes, 0%)Vote
A different species, yes, but it's still wrong to squish them (5 votes, 50%)Vote
Why are so many people posting sex threads tonight? (1 votes, 10%)Vote
Randy Newman got no reason to live (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Good folk to send on errands: if they leave, you know they'll be back shortly (0 votes, 0%)Vote
As a matter of conscience, I can't vote in this poll (1 votes, 10%)Vote
It's time to amend the Constitution to prevent intermarriage (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Careful! Though they be but little, they are fierce (3 votes, 30%)Vote
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  - I actually once opened a door for a short man carrying a box...  txwhitedove   Aug-21-06 10:29 PM   #1 
  - I've done the same thing. Without bad reaction, fortunately,  struggle4progress   Aug-21-06 10:38 PM   #2 
     - Only about 19 at the time, and realized what I thought was a  txwhitedove   Aug-21-06 10:45 PM   #6 
        - My thought was actually one word: "Deoderant."  struggle4progress   Aug-21-06 10:52 PM   #8 
           - Oh ha,ha. No, that wasn't it. He didn't get that close.  txwhitedove   Aug-21-06 11:00 PM   #10 
              - Well, I didn't mean you: I meant that after I thought about somebody  struggle4progress   Aug-21-06 11:02 PM   #11 
  - Yes, of course.  swag   Aug-21-06 10:40 PM   #3 
  - Do it liger style  jpgray   Aug-21-06 10:42 PM   #5 
     - I was once drained to the plug by a gryphon,  swag   Aug-21-06 10:45 PM   #7 
  - My dear struggle4progress!  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-21-06 10:42 PM   #4 
  - Hi CPeggy! Things is approximately fine! Cuz, of course, I can ..  struggle4progress   Aug-21-06 10:55 PM   #9 
     - Oh yes, that's for sure!  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-21-06 11:09 PM   #12 
        - Yup that's why I wrote about socks for one of my Bio AP essays in HS.  haruka3_2000   Aug-21-06 11:10 PM   #13 
           - You got access to Clinton's cat for your AP project? Wow!  struggle4progress   Aug-21-06 11:27 PM   #14 
              - Nah, I wrote about the toe socks I wore when fencing and about how my  haruka3_2000   Aug-21-06 11:29 PM   #15 
  - What fools these tiny mortals be  ashling   Aug-22-06 01:44 AM   #16 
 
txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:29 PM
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1. I actually once opened a door for a short man carrying a box...
waiting for him to walk under my arm.
He looked offended. Go figure.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:38 PM
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2. I've done the same thing. Without bad reaction, fortunately,
but afterwards I thought, "Well, that was a bit strange."
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:45 PM
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6. Only about 19 at the time, and realized what I thought was a
helpful gesture as a 'person', he took as an offense in a 'man/woman' sense.
It was another lesson for me in considering the feelings of others.
I am often asked to retrieve top shelf items for little people in the
grocery stores.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:52 PM
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8. My thought was actually one word: "Deoderant."
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 PM
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10. Oh ha,ha. No, that wasn't it. He didn't get that close.
More like, attractive young woman in mini-skirt
holding door for very short man half her height.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:02 PM
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11. Well, I didn't mean you: I meant that after I thought about somebody
walking under my arm, I finally realized ...
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:40 PM
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3. Yes, of course.
That's why it's so fun to fuck them.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 PM
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5. Do it liger style
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:45 PM
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7. I was once drained to the plug by a gryphon,
but what you describe would probably make a feller explode.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 PM
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4. My dear struggle4progress!
I don't think they're a separate species.........

I mean, they can breed with normally sized humans!

Haven't seen you in a while.......How're things? :hi:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 PM
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9. Hi CPeggy! Things is approximately fine! Cuz, of course, I can ..
.. always get them pesky science matters settled by a quick trip to the Lounge!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:09 PM
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12. Oh yes, that's for sure!
The Lounge is just chock-a-block with scientific types! :rofl:

Nice to see you tonight! :hi:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:10 PM
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13. Yup that's why I wrote about socks for one of my Bio AP essays in HS.
Fortunately, those things are on a curve, so I scored a 3, which is passing. I got college credit for writing about socks.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:27 PM
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14. You got access to Clinton's cat for your AP project? Wow!
You must really be connected!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:29 PM
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15. Nah, I wrote about the toe socks I wore when fencing and about how my
one history teacher looked like a tool for wearing socks with his Birkenstocks.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:44 AM
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16. What fools these tiny mortals be
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