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#246029 - 04/14/06 02:03 PM Advantages of being tall
JoelM Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
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  • You don't have to ask people to get things for you
  • You can't see other peoples' nosehairs while looking at them
  • You get to pick through the fruit in the top boxes in the produce section
  • You don't have to ask to find out how the weather is up here.
  • People look up to you....because they have to.
  • Martial application- longer reach.
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#246030 - 04/14/06 02:23 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: JoelM]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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All true. Ironically enough, there are no advantages to being tall for breakdancing. All the guys I know who are 6ft all wished they were shorter.

Guess we're the exception to the rule! Woohoo!!!
(must be why I like the activity so much, I'm basically built for it!! )

To add to the list:

- Psychological application of taller people being perceived as more powerful, more dignified, and better leaders (Napoleon is our exception.... )

- Unless you're 7ft, clothes are made for the tall. Short people get stuck in the children's section (although it is cheaper)

- Perception of being "older" or more matured.

- Ability to just do that forhead thing to short people trying to fight you, just put your hand on their head and watch em swing wildly trying to hit you!!
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#246031 - 04/14/06 02:33 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
JoelM Offline
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Actually, I wear a medium in shirts and most are too short for my taste. When I raise my arm you can see my stomach. And, well, that causes a commotion with the ladies and the guys get jealous.
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#246032 - 04/14/06 03:11 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: JoelM]
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And, well, that causes a commotion with the ladies and the guys get nauseous.




Fixed that for you, Joel.
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#246033 - 04/14/06 03:28 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: JoelM]
ScottO Offline
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Quote:

  • You don't have to ask people to get things for you




  • Now people can ask you!


    Quote:

  • You can't see other peoples' nosehairs while looking at them




  • But can't they see yours?

    Quote:

    You get to pick through the fruit in the top boxes in the produce section




    The ones that collect the dust from the ceiling the fastest!


    I couln't think of what to say for the other ones.
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    #246034 - 04/14/06 04:49 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: ScottO]
    nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
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    Quote:


    Quote:

  • You can't see other peoples' nosehairs while looking at them




  • But can't they see yours?

    [




    Which is why I braid mine and tie them off with a ribbon. Presentation is everything.

    Disadvantage: Always getting stuff stuck on shoe, only to find it's the short people you stepped on.
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    #246035 - 04/14/06 07:56 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: JoelM]
    Dereck Offline
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    5' 8.25" ... and I cling to know I have that extra .25".

    Always wished I had been 5'10", that would have been the perfect height. Thankfully I have always been stocky and with weight lifting over 8 years I have only added to my physique. I may not be intimidating like some tall people but for sure if you saw me you'd be fearful I'd tear your ankles to shreds.

    My brother is 6'3" and is thin and wishes he was my height and stocky. I guess it doesn't matter if you are tall or short there will always be some wish they were different. Fat or thin, wishing you were different. We always want what we can't have.
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    #246036 - 04/14/06 09:08 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
    McSensei Offline
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    Psychological application of taller people being perceived as more powerful, more dignified, and better leaders (Napoleon is our exception....

    ..and Hitler, Mussolini, Winston Churchill, pretty much any Chinese or Japanese leaders...

    Dereck, I'm 5'10" and I wished I was 6', you just can't win mate.
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    #246037 - 04/14/06 09:28 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: McSensei]
    nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
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    I'm 6'4", perfectly happy.
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    #246038 - 04/15/06 12:02 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: nekogami13 V2.0]
    BrianS Offline
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    I'm 6'2",it is a definate sparring advantage,until they get close.

    My brother is 6'5",fights like a girl. My dad is 5'7",fights like a lion.He's almost 62 and I'm sure he can kick my ass,lol.
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    #246039 - 04/15/06 12:12 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: BrianS]
    nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
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    From some of your other posts, kicking your ass isn't all that hard-my grandmother could do it(she's dead).

    Ohhhh, wait-this isn't the insult thread.......
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    #246040 - 04/15/06 01:17 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: nekogami13 V2.0]
    BrianS Offline
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    Judging fighting ability by words in a post must be your strongsuit.
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    #246041 - 04/15/06 01:34 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: BrianS]
    nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
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    Of course I can, sitting here hiding behind my keyboard 100's of miles away from you shortie.
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    #246042 - 04/15/06 01:42 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: nekogami13 V2.0]
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    Quote:

    I'm 6'4", perfectly happy.




    #1 - I didn't know they stacked sh1t that high.

    #2 - I'm sure I could whoop beaker's ass,lol.

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    #246043 - 04/15/06 02:00 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: BrianS]
    nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
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    Quote:



    #1 - I didn't know they stacked sh1t that high.

    #2 - I'm sure I could whoop beaker's ass,lol.






    Your just jealous because I have 2 inches on ya-ask any women,2" makes a world of difference stumpy

    Beaker has hidden depths, never judge on looks alone!


    Edited by nekogami13 V2.0 (04/15/06 02:01 AM)
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    #246044 - 04/15/06 02:44 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: nekogami13 V2.0]
    ADHDoka Offline
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    Loc: Santa Rosa, California
    also people can be used as arm rests, just lift arm and place on head, or you can make people feel uncomfrotable by having two tall people talk over their head very close to them
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    #246045 - 04/15/06 04:06 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: nekogami13 V2.0]
    BrianS Offline
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    LOL....I'm tappin' out on that one hero.
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    #246046 - 04/15/06 06:31 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: Dereck]
    Joss Offline
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    Registered: 01/18/06
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    "Always wished I had been 5'10", that would have been the perfect height."

    Dereck, I started adulthood at 5' 11 3/4". As you age, though, many people actually get shorter. I'm 5' 8" and a bunch of little marks now. I guess that means I passed right through your dream height. Nanny nanny boo boo. LOL!!!

    But for what it's worth, and as far as I could tell you, it wasn't all that noteworthy. Total truth is I missed it completely and was shocked as hell one day to find I was barely 5'9".

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    #246047 - 04/15/06 09:03 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: Dereck]
    Joss Offline
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    Registered: 01/18/06
    Posts: 567
    Dereck,

    I just re-read what I wrote above and hope like hell you take it with sense of gentle humor I wrote it. It just seemed hilarious at the time. I'd be mortified if it offended you.

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    #246048 - 04/17/06 12:24 AM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: Joss]
    Dereck Offline
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    Never.
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    #246049 - 04/17/06 05:35 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: Dereck]
    Joss Offline
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    Thanks. (whew!)

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    #246050 - 04/17/06 08:14 PM Re: Advantages of being tall [Re: Joss]
    Karateka13 Offline
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    Loc: Beirut, Lebanon
    I'm 5'8 and am taller than most of my friends. One of them loves calling me "obscenely tall". I call her "obscenely stunted" even though she's 5'3 and isn't really THAT short. (It's all in good fun, though, the name calling. We get along so well because we love to insult each other. We have a sick and twisted relationship.)



    Heh, one of my favorite things to do when we're arguing/trying to put one another down is to tilt my head back and draw myself up to full height and look down my nose at her. She gives me this horrendously venemous look that's just downright hilarious.



    I luuurve being tall...
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