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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2019, 08:57:11 pm »
Methamphetamine is readily available and I'm sure must taste better.

Less risk of a sugar crash, but an increased chance of deciding that you'd like to strip down and rebuild your bike several times at the next control...
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2019, 10:04:46 pm »
Magnetism. I don't get that either. In theory, when explained to me, I do. But then my mind turns all glassy and the explanation slides off.

I have a magnetically levitated globe in my office and every time I look at it, it makes me shiver.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2019, 11:07:01 pm »
Magnetism. I don't get that either. In theory, when explained to me, I do. But then my mind turns all glassy and the explanation slides off.

I have a magnetically levitated globe in my office and every time I look at it, it makes me shiver.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2019, 11:30:52 pm »
The roads up here are lined with Lucozade, Monster and other type drink containers. No wonder the bears are so stoked.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2019, 11:39:51 pm »
Methamphetamine is readily available and I'm sure must taste better.

Less risk of a sugar crash, but an increased chance of deciding that you'd like to strip down and rebuild your bike several times at the next control...

I've seen MAJOR health issues from amphetamines and would avoid.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2019, 11:41:24 pm »
I quite like the taste of full sugar redbull but haven't drank any in years. I've never drank monster but I know a few people my age who got into it, some of whom have recently acquired a formal diagnosis of ADHD where the silly-caffeine had that paradoxical effect of calming them down and helping them focus...

I have a friend who I first met after he'd drank 3 litres of redbull and was still awake THREE days later, as he had some sign language and it was VERY noisy in that pub, he was signing away at a very rapid pace cos he was in a completely different time sphere to everyone else. He was one of those overworking young geeky men in computing jobs where he frequently worked long hours on whatever nerdiness he did and consumed obscene (as in litres a day at times) energy drinks. A few years later he did ditch the energy drinks after a health scare and only drank normal caffeinated drinks like diet coke...

Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2019, 11:51:02 pm »
Methamphetamine is readily available and I'm sure must taste better.

Less risk of a sugar crash, but an increased chance of deciding that you'd like to strip down and rebuild your bike several times at the next control...

I've seen MAJOR health issues from amphetamines and would avoid.

We were both being tongue-in-cheek - at least, I know I was...  ;)
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2019, 11:57:43 pm »
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2019, 07:48:35 am »
Why does coffee make you poo?  Even a good smell of coffee can trigger the dump valve.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2019, 08:12:48 am »
Eating does it with me. Food in, fart out,* sayeth the sage, and what is farting but the war-trumpet of peristalsis? As Robert Herrick put it:

Defecation is the end
Peristalsis doth intend.

It passeth all understanding. Whoop-dee-doo.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2019, 11:32:02 am »
My chum Young Master Robert normally eschews caffeine entirely, the freak, but was once attempting the HPV Hour Record on the Opel test track in That Germany.  He had an early mechanical and while the spanner-monkeys were doing surgery on the Mango's innards he drank two cans of Brown Cow.  I'm told he then took off at well above record pace and was still pedalling at 50+ mph as the bike veered off the track, fell in a hole and broke in half.  Just say no, kids.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2019, 11:40:39 am »
Methamphetamine is readily available and I'm sure must taste better.

Less risk of a sugar crash, but an increased chance of deciding that you'd like to strip down and rebuild your bike several times at the next control...

I've seen MAJOR health issues from amphetamines and would avoid.

Back in the day, I had a short contract working for [REDACTED] who made console games for [REDACTED]. They kept a stash of whiz in the First Aid cupboard, and when it came to deadline time, the devs on the frontline would get stuck into the code-face fully "enabled".

I remember coming into the office one Monday morning and the two guys who sat opposite me were still coding, where I left them on Friday evening. By then, they were pale, wide-eyed, and I swear almost semi-transparent.

I have no idea if their code was any good, but it took them at least a week to recover. Madness.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2019, 12:03:56 pm »
I don't understand how folk with FOB bass speakers booming out at window rattling volume in the boot of their chavmobiles have any eardrums left.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2019, 12:33:28 pm »
I don't understand how folk with FOB bass speakers booming out at window rattling volume in the boot of their chavmobiles have any eardrums left.

Judging by their taste in music, they don't.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2019, 02:18:12 pm »
Eating does it with me. Food in, fart out,* sayeth the sage, and what is farting but the war-trumpet of peristalsis? As Robert Herrick put it:
Defecation is the end
Peristalsis doth intend.

It passeth all understanding. Whoop-dee-doo.
* wild bells

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2019, 02:21:37 pm »
I don't understand how folk with FOB bass speakers booming out at window rattling volume in the boot of their chavmobiles have any eardrums left.

Nor do I!

Thankfully. there seem to be fewer boom-box cars hereabouts than 15 years ago.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 02:48:23 pm »
I wonder if the standing wave being longer than the chavmobile has something to do with it?  I expect the bass is louder *outside* the car.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 03:13:25 pm »
I wonder if that has an effect on peristalsis. It's usually shit music.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2019, 03:25:08 pm »
I wonder if that has an effect on peristalsis. It's usually shit music.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2019, 03:29:17 pm »
Beware the brown note! A resonating sphincter is a dangerous territory.

Reminds me, a chavmobile zoomed past me in Streatham the other days, and he'd evidently somehow attached a sound system to the accelerator, so every time he zoomed forward (and he was, of course, of the accelerate and break school of driving) his car went WOOF WOOF WOOOOOOF in a who-let-the-dogs-out fashion.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2019, 03:31:36 pm »
Why do people who play loud music with the car windows rolled down ALWAYS listen to shit music?  It's either rank drum amd bass, some gangsta rapper shouting about how he's gonna pop a cap in yo' monkey ass or appalling dance/soul drivel in the Craig David mould.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2019, 04:01:14 pm »
Why do people who play loud music with the car windows rolled down ALWAYS listen to shit music?  It's either rank drum amd bass, some gangsta rapper shouting about how he's gonna pop a cap in yo' monkey ass or appalling dance/soul drivel in the Craig David mould.

I think it's the same social process as sodcasting tinny music from your mobile phone on public transport.  Every now and then you do get someone who's too incompetent to use headphones or showing a video to a friend, just as you do occasionally come across people listening to proper music (or speech) with the car windows open in hot weather.

But the overwhelming majority aren't doing it to listen to the music, they're doing it to dominate the space (possibly out of fear as much as aggression), and the choice of music reflects that.  It's the audio equivalent of manspreading, and it's no coincidence that the perpetrators are overwhelmingly young and male.

I've yet to work out which category tinny music leaking from implausibly loud headphones comes under.

But even as a veteran of ukc.misc, I can't explain the phenomenon of Craig David.
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2019, 04:22:15 pm »
But even as a veteran of ukc.misc, I can't explain the phenomenon of Craig David.

Best filed under "Things Man Was Not Meant to Know".
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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2019, 06:07:18 pm »
Why do people who play loud music with the car windows rolled down ALWAYS listen to shit music?  It's either rank drum amd bass, some gangsta rapper shouting about how he's gonna pop a cap in yo' monkey ass or appalling dance/soul drivel in the Craig David mould.

People who like music I might call 'tasteful' (YMMV) usually find no reason to deafen themselves and spoil the music by playing it LOUD.

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Re: things i don't understand
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2019, 06:48:29 pm »
I have been known to drive along with the windows open and the radio on full blast with the Ride of the Valkyries on.
(Was out in the middle of the countryside though).

I think we forget how load things have to be to be a sensible level in a car, particularly an old one. I used to be able to hear radio 4 on MrsC's car when she pulled up on the drive and I was in the house.
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