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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #225 on: February 18, 2008, 11:13:15 AM »
Hi  gi6ers. You have different types of teeth because you are a mammal, not because you are designed to eat meat. Horses have canine teeth called 'wolf teeth' because they too are mammals, not because they eat meat.

That's not strictly true. Mammalian teeth are as adaptable as the rest of the body plan. Dolphins' (and most toothed whales) all have the same shaped teeth, save for those which use teeth for things other than eating. All teeth in mammals are there for a reason not just because we are mammals (wolf teeth are used by wild horses for fighting), although some may be relict. However, if you want to argue vegetarianism vs. body plan I have to point out we have a digestive system set up for omnivory and with a high emphasis on eating meat. Our intestines are too short to correctly digest most plant matter efficiently, we don't have extra stomachs, we don't have a caecum or an enlarged appendix, our digestive enzymes are primed towards simple sugars and proteins and we lack the ability to synthesize about half the amino acids we need, the primary sources of these amino acids being meat. We're designed for omnivory, in truth a mix of frugivory and carnivory, like chimps. Being vegetarian is fine as a social choice, as a taste preference or as a reaction to allergies/conditions and such like, do as you will (or need to), that's fine, but don't argue any biological prerogative into it because that is wrong.
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« Reply #226 on: February 18, 2008, 01:40:30 PM »
I hate being angry all the time...and there is no reason for it :(.
A lot of people suffer the same. I'm a firm believer in it's a product of modern life, the hustle & bustle of the rat race. Try sitting under a tree in the country side with a book or just listen to nature, works for me.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #227 on: February 18, 2008, 03:58:03 PM »
Some say that the Appendix devoloped to help with digestion of Raw meat.  :whistle: .
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #228 on: February 18, 2008, 04:06:38 PM »
Some say that the Appendix devoloped to help with digestion of Raw meat.  :whistle: .

No, no - the appendix developed so that you could put supplimentatry information into a book without affecting the flow of your narrative.  :whistle:

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« Reply #229 on: February 18, 2008, 04:42:06 PM »
I always thought the appendix was there to help digest cellulose (from grass and tough vegetation)...I'm not so sure now???
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #230 on: February 18, 2008, 04:45:18 PM »
Some say that the Appendix developed to help with digestion of Raw meat.  :whistle: .

No, no - the appendix developed so that you could put supplementary information into a book without affecting the flow of your narrative.  :whistle:

i knew i would spell it wrong  :wink: ("it" is right, lol....joke to self  :wink:) actually it is right.

So that little flabby thing attached to where the small bowel meets the colon, the bit which can be searched to find related information, and once digested raw meats is now called the Appendix. or vermiform appendix  :huh?:

Although Darwin thinks it was for eating leaves. Some say its a safe haven for good bacteria. Otherwise it is a useless bit of junk.
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« Reply #231 on: February 18, 2008, 05:24:48 PM »
The appendix was there to aid digestion of raw plant matter after it had been softened up by the rest of the digestive process when humans lived in trees and primarily ate leaves, shoots, fruits etc. When we descended and claimed the land, starting to eat meat, then it became less important, and, as meat-based protein/vitamins/mineral diets apparently provided more of an evolutionary advantage as we became Homo Sapiens, the appendix became much less important and has atrophied.

Were we to start eating raw plants again, I'm sure it would become more prominent.
Maybe if we went several generations of pure-diet vegetarians/vegans down the line, we could actually prove it is re-evolving and becoming useful, although the effects of cooking the vegetables (breaking down the long chain starches and celluloses, making them easier for the rest of the digestive process to handle) would lessen the diets' impact.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #232 on: February 18, 2008, 06:46:31 PM »
Have you heard about Bill the panda, he's always in trouble with the lady pandas because he eats shoots and leaves :mrgreen:.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #233 on: February 18, 2008, 07:20:15 PM »
Have you heard about Bill the panda, he's always in trouble with the lady pandas because he eats shoots and leaves :mrgreen:.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #234 on: April 14, 2008, 10:44:06 PM »
This massively overused smiley which is much loved by those trying to get their post count up:

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« Reply #235 on: April 14, 2008, 10:44:41 PM »
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« Reply #236 on: April 15, 2008, 01:43:33 AM »
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« Reply #237 on: April 15, 2008, 12:37:01 PM »
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #238 on: April 15, 2008, 01:05:15 PM »
non waterproof pens which you are certain are waterproof  :tantrum:
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« Reply #239 on: April 22, 2008, 09:31:44 PM »
Ooh ooh! I know something that pisses me off! Last Friday I was seeing the Misfits (My fave band.) in concert in Brooklyn (Anyone else who was there let me know please.). Anyway when the Misfits came on the mosh pit kicked into full gear and I elbowed a fellow concert goer in the face a few times (Because I was jumping around and screaming like a crazy person.) and he started yelling at me but we both quickly got back into the music and he completely forgot about it (I hope.). Anyway this pisses me off because the Idea of a mosh pit is to get ruffed up a bit and to get other people ruffed up. so I really cant see what he was complaining about. thankfully the rest of the concert went much better and good times were had by all! Thank you for listening to my ramblings (Wow I'm only 14 and I'm already starting to ramble.)

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #240 on: May 27, 2008, 11:11:07 AM »
role profiles!!!!!!!!! You would think if there was something essentail for a job being advertised, it would be in the advert.  It only makes sense doesn't it?!?!

Well, I've been looking for work for a while and you'd be suprised how many interviews you get to where 40mins into it they say something like "have you experience with Sage? No, sorry that is essential for the role" or "and have you got a car, no, sorry you would deffinitely need to be able to drive" If these details were in the adverts I would have wasted my time or theirs.  Arrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Rant rant rant rant rant.

I applied for one job and didn't get it because I couldn't drive.  There was no driving element to the role, wouldn't have to go anywhere once I'd got to the office but it would have taken about 1hr 20mins to get there and they didn't think I'd be able to commit to the role with that much public transport.  Well, believe me, for the money they were offering, I'd have travelled for longer! rant rant rant rant.

@kingluke - I know what you mean about mosh pits, personally I avoid them like the plague when I'm at gigs.  They just aren't my thing, but you see so many people diving in and then complaining because they've got hurt.  The upshot is that venues ban moshpits and that ruins it for everyone.
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« Reply #241 on: May 27, 2008, 10:20:18 PM »
Sorry to hear you're having such a lot of hassle job hunting. I get the impression that some employers decide not to give a person the job during the interview and find a reason to exclude you rather than having the courage to be honest. Larger firms are the worst - that's one of many reason why I took voluntary redundancy from my previous job, management no longer had the guts to be honest about why they were taking unpopular decisions.

Best of luck in your search, Debs.

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« Reply #242 on: May 28, 2008, 03:19:20 AM »
Hooray! someone noticed me AND responded! Hooray! Its Fire Engine Time! WEEEEEWOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  WEEEEEEEEEEEEE WOOOOOOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But, Seriously it doesn't make sense to purposefully put you're self in harms way and then complain when you get hurt.  just plain loopy I say! Once again thanks for noticing me Debs (Unlike the rest of you slackers. Shame on you!) I am now you're internet slave and will do anything you ask that doesn't require me tu get of my ass and actually do something. good luck with the job hunt!

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« Reply #243 on: May 28, 2008, 11:18:16 AM »
Once again thanks for noticing me Debs (Unlike the rest of you slackers. Shame on you!)

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« Reply #244 on: May 28, 2008, 12:06:32 PM »
Yup, I hear the pair of you loud and clear on that, SB and Verm. Too much book-larnin' and not enough experience. I often wonder where all these more experienced people than me are getting their experience from, there don't seem to be that many "entry level" jobs any more. At least Tesco took me in... and leeched the soul right out of me like some succubus but without the kinky, fun bits.  :swear:

As for mosh pits... the last person who flailed me at a gig found himself tossed over the crash barrier and escorted off the premises by security without really knowing what was going on. I may look like a 5'6" tubby teddy with fluffy hair but I'm a front row rugby enforcer with 20+ years experience. I'll jostle and bounce with the best of 'em, it's part of the fun, but keep those flailing elbows to yourself or I'll knot them together.  :tsk:
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« Reply #245 on: May 28, 2008, 02:02:16 PM »
Glad I'm not the only one who has had fun and games on the job hunting front.  It's not the job huntin that bothers me, I'm back living with family so overheads are minimal, but it just makes sense that if there is something that is a 'must' for the role than it should be stated in the advert.  It only wastes the company's time and money interviewing people that don't have an important part of the jigsaw.

@Kingluke, I would have replied sooner, but I haven't checked this thread in ages.  Don't come visiting these parts too often these days (though I do check eye candy and anouncements regularly) and I missed your comments completely.  Though I am suprised you were able to get to a gig that had moshpits, most venues ban them if there are loads of minors at the show.

As for mosh pits, I don't have a problem with them at all, my other half will dive right in.  For me though, I prefer to find myself a space with a little bit of room and headbang the night away (usually causing critical neck damage in the process) I know I've had a good night at the Krazyhouse if I can't move my neck for at least three days.  I accidentally got caugh in a mosh pit at the Leeds festival a few years ago, it was when System of a Down came on stage and the pit just opened up arround me.  So I quickly moved a safe distance away a watched the fun instead.     
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« Reply #246 on: May 28, 2008, 02:56:41 PM »
What pisses me off? Little kids in the mosh pit who need a good kicking  :twisted:

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« Reply #247 on: May 28, 2008, 03:12:53 PM »
so sorry for the rant, i mean no harm. just i speak to some american friends and they never know what your talking about or say you spell it wrong. i mean one day i was speaking to an american girl about a female friend, i said my friend had a very nice horse (meaning her pet horse) she thought i meant she had a lovely something else Silly

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« Reply #248 on: May 28, 2008, 03:22:33 PM »
I hate getting something great at one moment and then having something really awful turn up to take away the joy.

On the one hand I'm promoted...and then I'm told that if I wish to accept it, I have to be in NI by mid august...and I'm told while I'm in the gulf so that I can't sit and chat to my wife about it...

...bleeping armed forces :(.
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« Reply #249 on: May 28, 2008, 03:50:56 PM »
What pisses me off? Little kids in the mosh pit who need a good kicking  :twisted:
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Shows, Now you've done it!!! :tantrum:

Ah and the little Emo kids that windmill and all they manage to do is fall down from being dizzy. if you can't do it, do what I do, the old back and forth :punk:
The guys that think a girl in the pit or crowd surfing is fair game for "copping a feel". Hey it took this long for the pretties to show up and now you are going to chase them off!!
Cell phones and Heavy Metal/ Death Metal/ Hardcore/ Punk shows don't mix!!!!
Oh and the Neo-punks that spend $80 on bondage pants.  :shrug: if it ain't DIY you're a poser punk!
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