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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "My dad's friend told us there's no such thing as gravity - it's just the weight of air holding us down". Tell us of times you've been floored by abject stupidity. "Whenever I read the Daily Express" is not a valid answer.

(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 16:48)
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Spinach causes curly hair
When I was a boy, we used to go visit my esteemed grandmother in NW New Mexico. She was of significant vintage and she had raised 18 of her husband's kids, 10 of them her own. She had a dowager's hump and always looked out of one eye.

She was a force to be reckoned with and I can remember her in her 80s grabbing two chickens in each hand, wringing their necks, swiftly followed by the hatchet. Their little flopping white bodies in the New Mexico dirt still is impressionable.

I can remember once sitting in her kitchen, where everything was very spartan and with a smell that was indescribable, though not necessarily bad.

I was sitting at the table and she walked over to me with her dowager's hump and said in a female-Yoda voice, "you know, if you don't eat your spinach, you'll never have curly hair like your dad's."

I was terrified! One, the spinach was the nasty, can stuff that popeye used to eat and which tasted like soilent green mixed with eels, vegemite and algae. Two, the hair styles in those days were the lovely "feathered back" look and I was having enough trouble keeping the locks from coiling up like Medusa's tresses after a perm. Three, like my dad!

Fortune smiled on me when a kind German doctor living in the states proclaimed that I am allergic to spinach. Unfortunately,it was short lived because my hair continued to curl, although now I go with it.

Epilogue: Now I like fresh spinach and eat as much as I can.
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 21:25, closed)
Fresh spinach, mmm.
Lovely stuff.
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 21:34, closed)
soilent?

(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 22:30, closed)

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