Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Wrath of Ken Goes Metric





Well, there's five minutes you'll never get back.

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  1. You mean that's 5:16 we'll never get back again. When I was in 5th grade, we had to learn the metric system in school because we were told that EVERYTHING in the US was going to be metric by 1980. I'm still waiting. Actually I'm glad it's not because I have forgotten most of it.

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    1. Even though I DO know what a meter is, I still own a "yard"stick.

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  2. Pink would sure set us apart from the rest of the world. And hey, us losing The Expos only makes America look more foolish come October. Why? Because The "World" Series starts and now only one team is outside their border. Some world, eh?(hate that dumb word haha no one says it around here)

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    1. I always complain about that. At least the Little League World Series is honest. Super Bowl and NBA winners calling themselves "world" champions is equally ludicrous. Arrogance.

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  3. Fun seeing you almost in person, especially dealing with this all-important topic.

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    1. I was concerned about revealing my secret identity.
      Okay, not too much.
      Well, have a liter of Pepsi to drink.

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  4. Now, we wouldn't have to do the "conversions" if all of our stuff was already calibrated in metric. We could make the change if we really wanted to. It would just require us to buy all new stuff, like rulers, and measuring cups, and cars...

    Why have they not presented it to business like that before? Tell big business that suddenly there'll be an influx of cash due to everyone having to convert to the new system. See how fast they all get on board then.

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    1. That's what I mean about the metric system. It really does make sense. Kind of a shame we didn't go to it a few decades ago. I mean, I already have a good feel for what a liter, meter, etc. "look" like. To our children, it would be second nature (had we done it). I really meant what I said about football though (and baseball, too. I mean, it's ninety feet from home to first-what would that be in meters? lol).

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  5. How Pepto-Bismol does it take to make the field pink?
    The French started the metric system? That figures...

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  6. Brilliant presentation! No, really! I am fairly comfortable with metric living very close to Canada and having almost no relatives in Merika except my brother who just flew to London today so even He is not in this country. I feel so alone.

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    1. Thanks! I have no problem with the metric system, either. I really think it makes sense.

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  7. I don't think this is what you're striving for, but my response is: You're so cute!

    I remember freaking out in elementary school about switching to the metric system. But I was determined. And yet there was no movement on it, not even an inch.

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  8. When you think about you never get any minutes back doesn't matter how you spend those minutes they are gone and not coming back

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  9. Oh how I remember changing to the metric system when I was in grade school and how most of us still use inches and feet. The difficult problem are recipes. They call for grams or litres but when you buy a can of whatever it will say ounces or some other crap that I have no idea how to convert. That is my rant. On another note, when I watch show about building or construction, they always talk in inches and feet. Now I shall parade on some pink carpet and twirl

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