? For the Guys Over 33

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Relax - This has nothing to do with libido, the little blue pill, your eyesight or annual "physical" exam. :D

    Back in the days BEFORE the World Wide Internetz, we used to be taught school lessons from books, generally ones that were handed down, year after year, so each "new" student got one that already had all sorts of notes written in the columns to help you out. There was no Google and there was no Wikipedia, we had Encyclopedia "F"ing Britannica, at the library for most of us.

    Now, I remember being taught that a mile was 5,284 feet. I am almost sure of it, so much so, that it has stuck with me forever.

    Now, last night, my fiancee' and I, who is about 8 years younger than I am, were watching a TV program and they referenced that a mile was 5,280 feet. I stated that was wrong and she laughed in my face and said it was right.

    Off to the Internetz we go, because she has to be right ON EVERYTHING, and I need to be right at least some of the time or else my poor male pride gets hurt and I feel the need to mope around like a little girl with a skinned knee. :D

    Sure enough, those bastards on Google and several other sites claim it's now 5,280 feet in a US Mile.

    So - Knowing that I am more than willing to accept and admit publicly to being wrong, do any of you remember this being the case? Or am I the only one and I just had one hit to the head to many??

    Also, I would appreciate you not tee-ing off on the fact that I work in the gunshop and tolerances are important. I know that, I am freely admitting that I personally think it's 5,284 feet and it has nothing to do with building a good rifle. Thanks...

    JD
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Over 35- and no, it's just you. Sorry-
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    SH!T - I hate when she's right.....
     
  4. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Oh hell, get used to that, bud.

    Yes, I'm over 35 and I remember 5280.
     
  5. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You've been smokin' those funny little cigarettes again... I'm 57 and it has always been 5280 feet.

    Sorry Bud, but your Lady is right "AGAIN"...
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    YEAH?! Well Band-Aids DID come with a red string that you had to use to open them. :p
     
  7. Musket

    Musket New Member

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    perhaps in Dillinger's world it IS an extra 4 feet. Or, he had the book with the typo har har har :D

    Dillinger, perhaps its because you had to walk to school uphill both ways in 8 feet of snow that you had an extra 4 feet to tramp..... :rolleyes:
     
  8. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well,I'm over 55 and I don't remember anything !who are you ? where am I ?
    What are we talkin about ? Pl%@#!thh !!:D
     
  9. cbw

    cbw New Member

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    Dillinger, perhaps it's time to call the phone operator (if there still is one) and ask her to trace your call to tell you where your at! :D
     
  10. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That would be Dango, not Dillinger would it not ??--I ttoook myy ppill I'm bbetterer !:D
     
  11. supergus

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    It's always been 5280. The only way I could remember it was that a 1/4 mile dragstrip was 1320 ft.
    On a side note, did anyone see the thing on Fox that showed some of the blatant liberal lies in the current school history books? Very disturbing(but not surprising) that the text books aren't telling the truth.:(
     
  12. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Why, yes they DID! I think I may still have one somewhere. CHAULK one up for JD! Remember when YOYO's used to be wood?
     
  13. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    I think someone has been sniffing the bore solvent again. ;)
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yeah. I'm wrong and freely admit it. I was sure it was 5,284 - but even the old Encyclopedia Brittanica lists it at 5,280.

    I have admitted to her superiority, in the open and in front of some friends we had over last night, so I have eaten my crow and I have to say I do not enjoy the taste... LOL
     
  15. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    It's 5,284 when you're running a marathon. If you've run out of gas in the winter, it's actually 9,286' to the mile. If you're late for a flight, tack on another 1,100 feet per mile.
    I won't even get into the measurements for various digestive matters.
     
  16. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yes I do. I probably still have one in a box of my old stuff in storage.

    Do you remember when TANG was THE morning drink because it was developed for Astronauts?

    Do you remember when "Gator-Aid" was actaully under investigation by the NCAA because they feared it was giving an "unfair" advantage to the Florida Gators?

    JD
     
  17. supergus

    supergus New Member

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    Remember when your parents used to put mercury on cuts?(Mercuro-Chrome):eek:
     
  18. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    OK, OK... Ipana Toothpaste, Howdy Dooty, Sky King, and... "BRYLCREAM, a little dab will do ya."

    I'd walk a mile for a CAMEL, and my favorite:"LSMFT"
     
  19. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    OMG! You didn't just pull a Lucky Strike reference did you?!?! LOL

    That's awesome! I am SO going to hire you for SOMETHING when I hit the lottery, just for the entertainment value alone... LOL

    How about Robert Conrad and "I dare you to knock this off my shoulder!"
     
  20. GlenJohnson

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    Hey, don't worry about it, just use this one to impress you're friends. 1 mile = 63,360 inches.