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"Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:12 am

OK, let's hear it. Little annoying things in life. Here is one:

Do you ever wonder why, on the credits at the end, the year a movie is made is always shown in roman numerals instead of normal numbers?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:19 am

Do you ever wonder why a.netters rarely use the search function before starting a thread?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:29 am

Quoting Yhmfan (Thread starter):
Do you ever wonder why, on the credits at the end, the year a movie is made is always shown in roman numerals instead of normal numbers?

Roman numerals are cool and there is good math associated with them. For example, half of twelve is seven.

XII = 12

VII = 7

Of course the remaining hand doesn't equal anything.
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:56 am

Quoting Yhmfan (Thread starter):
Do You Ever Wonder Why...

...peanut alergies have become so common.
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting Yhmfan (Thread starter):
Do you ever wonder why

People never describe a tornado as sounding like a passenger train?

It's always a freight train.

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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:37 am

Why liberals never complain about their lefts being eroded?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:37 am

Quoting Yhmfan (Thread starter):
Do you ever wonder why

We drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why the first sniff of a cigarette doesn't smell as nasty as the subsequent ones?

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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:59 am

Your post gets deleted because people can not take the truth (see previous post quoted by ANCFlyer).
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:13 pm

Quoting United767 (Reply 8):
Your post gets deleted because people can not take the truth (see previous post quoted by ANCFlyer).

Touche'

Ha Ha Ha . . .

You got a post deleted probably for "Low Quality Post" in a "Low Quality Thread" . . . that has GOT to suck, eh?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:14 pm

Do you ever wonder why GM just cant get it's shit together and build quality cars that people want...rather than just one or two hot sellers?

Do you ever wonder why one second you have two bars of cell service, then three, and then in the other room, none? All within a distance of like five feet?


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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:34 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 9):
Touche'

Ha Ha Ha . . .

You got a post deleted probably for "Low Quality Post" in a "Low Quality Thread" . . . that has GOT to suck, eh?

LMAO! Just doing my part to  stirthepot . Lets see how long it takes for this one to get deleted.
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 10):
Do you ever wonder why GM just cant get it's shit together and build quality cars that people want...rather than just one or two hot sellers?

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They need to trim down the model range too. Are the Monte Carlo, Impala, AND Malibu all really necessary (and that's just Chevrolet!!)?

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
We drive on parkways

The original 'parkways' were roads built through New York City's many "park" areas, for which the name was adopted from. These roads tended to have a higher level of greenery and landscaping around them that a standard limited-access highway. That's not necessarily the case now.
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:02 pm

I wonder where time goes.
Does it just stay in your memory, or does it really go somewhere?

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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:43 pm

Why does time pass faster the older you get?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:28 pm

Do you ever wonder why at the end of a tv movie or tv show, the credits run by so fast you cant read them. Why put em on if there wizzing down the screen at 50 miles a hour. Whats the point
Where does the time go???
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:27 pm

Why if you ship something by ship its called CARgo but if you ship it by truck its a SHIPment!!

Random or what

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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:46 pm

Do you ever wonder how pigeons can walk on scorching hot asphalt without torching their little feet?



Hm... guess I really am the only one who wonders about that.
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:42 pm

Why when something bad happens, everyone immediatly blames God, but if something good happens, the majority don't even thank God???

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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 17):
Why when something bad happens, everyone immediatly blames God, but if something good happens, the majority don't even thank God???

For the same reason that people say:
"I got an A"
and
"The teacher gave me an F"
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:17 am

Quoting Yhmfan (Reply 18):
For the same reason that people say:
"I got an A"
and
"The teacher gave me an F"

That pisses me off so much. Like the kid sits there all year in class, never does a bit of work, and he bitches about how he hates the teacher because she failed him. He failed himself, she was just the person who told him that he failed.
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:15 pm

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 17):
Why when something bad happens, everyone immediatly blames God, but if something good happens, the majority don't even thank God

People remember God only when they have no options left.
But the Few that don't belong to this Logic differ.
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:41 am

You ever wonder why kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why when you buy a t.v. set you only get one?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:59 am

Why are Wendys hamburgers square, but their buns are round.
Why are hot dogs sold in packs of 10, but buns sold in packs of 8.
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:30 am

Why are Wendys hamburgers square

There are two possible theories to this:

1. Founder Dave Thomas didn't believe in cutting corners. Or
2. Same man believed in giving you a "square deal".
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:34 am

Quoting Yhmfan (Reply 18):
For the same reason that people say:
"I got an A"
and
"The teacher gave me an F"

HOLD IT DUDE!!! I once got a BIG FAT "F" in English during my senior year in HS. My parents were pissed off beyond belief.

I told them: "....the teach must have it in for me". Admittely I had back talked to her a couple of times, but I had done all my work for the class.

Mom & Dad did not believe me. They took my wheels, grounded me, and I could not go out with the girlfriend for the rest of the quarter.

Next quarter I got an "A".

Please explain to me how one can go from an "F" to an "A" in one quarter???
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:45 am

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 24):

Please explain to me how one can go from an "F" to an "A" in one quarter???

Um... don't talk back to the teacher?
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:58 am

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 25):
Um... don't talk back to the teacher?

Nah. Everybody sooner or later gives teach some lip. Heck a lot of times they deserve a good come back.

I wish I knew what I did different to go from an "F" to an "A".
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:56 am

Explain why we have a "pair" of boxers etc, when you only wear one!
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:04 am

George Carlin has covered this topic extensivly over the years.

  • How come wrong numbers are never busy?
  • Do people in Australia call the rest of the world "up over"?
  • Does that screwdriver belong to Phillip?
  • Does killing time damage eternity?
  • Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
  • Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips?
  • Why is it that night falls but day breaks?
  • Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?
  • Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
  • Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
  • Are part-time band leaders semi-conductors?
  • Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn-shop?
  • Daylight savings time - why are they saving it and where do they keep it?
  • Did Noah keep his bees in archives?
  • Do jellyfish get gas from eating jellybeans?
  • Do pilots take crash-courses?
  • Do stars clean themselves with meteor showers?
  • Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter?
  • Have you ever seen a toad on a toadstool?
  • How can there be self-help "groups"?
  • How do you get off a non-stop flight?
  • How do you write zero in Roman numerals?
  • How many weeks are there in a light year?
  • If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his walkman?
  • If athletes get athlete's foot, do astronauts get mistletoe?
  • If Barbie's so popular, why do you have to buy all her friends?
  • If blind people wear dark glasses, why don't deaf people wear earmuffs?
  • If cats and dogs didn't have fur would we still pet them?
  • If peanut butter cookies are made from peanut butter, then what are Girl Scout cookies made out of?
  • If space is a vacuum, who changes the bags?
  • If swimming is good for your shape, then why do the whales look the way they do?
  • If tin whistles are made out of tin, what do they make fog horns out of?
  • If white wine goes with fish, do white grapes go with sushi?
  • If you can't drink and drive, why do bars have parking lots?
  • If you jog backwards, will you gain weight?
  • Why do the signs that say "Slow Children" have a picture of a running child?
  • Why do they call it "chili" if it's hot?
  • Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game,"when we are already there?
  • Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 9):
Do you ever wonder why GM just cant get it's shit together and build quality cars that people want



Quoting Yhmfan (Thread starter):
Do you ever wonder why

....
....Some people do not realize that it is in GM's master plan to build low quality vehicles for low cost and and sell them at mid-level prices by the volumes to the people who can barely afford them and make a profit?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting Tercer (Reply 28):
Do people in Australia call the rest of the world "up over"?

Doesn't make sense as there is more than just Australia in the southern hemisphere
 
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:34 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 30):
Doesn't make sense as there is more than just Australia in the southern hemisphere

They are nonsensical questions, that is the point... Here are some more Carlinism's to think about....

  • If a mute swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
  • If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  • Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled a them would they still grow, only to be troubled and insecure?
  • What's another word for synonym?
  • Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do: 'practice'?
  • When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
  • When you open a bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away?
  • Where do forest rangers go to 'get away from it all'?
  • Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
  • Why do they report power outages on TV?
  • What should you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?
  • Is it possible to be totally partial?
  • If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
  • Would a fly that loses it wings be called a walk?
  • Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
  • If the funeral procession is at night, do folks drive with their headlights off?
  • If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?
  • If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?
  • If a turtle loses his shell, is it naked or homeless?
  • Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
  • Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
  • If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
  • Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
  • If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting Tercer (Reply 31):
They are nonsensical questions, that is the point... Here are some more Carlinism's to think about....

I do get the point, but that question was nonsensical in a nonsensical way
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:42 am

I have always wondered why 'flammable' and 'inflammable' mean the same thing, especially when the prefix 'in' means 'not' (incompetent, indestructible, incoherent, etc.)

Seems like some moron could get himself in trouble...I can see it now:

"Are you sure it's OK for that gas can to be so close to the camp fire?"
"Don't worry! The label says its inflammable. It'll be fine."
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:39 am

Do you ever wonder why you don't see white, petrified dog poo anymore?
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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:27 pm

Why is it that my feet smell and my nose runs? Perhaps I was born upside down.

Quoting Yhmfan (Thread starter):
Do you ever wonder why, on the credits at the end, the year a movie is made is always shown in roman numerals instead of normal numbers?

That's kind of coincidental, I was thinking that myself just earlier. Spooky.

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RE: "Do You Ever Wonder Why?" Thread

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 17):
Why when something bad happens, everyone immediatly blames God, but if something good happens, the majority don't even thank God???

Why is it when the media interviews someone whose home was just destroyed in a tornado, flood, hurricane, fire, etc they always say how lucky they are? Do they really think the insurance settlement is going to be that great? Hmm....

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