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  1. I would want to see incredibly persuasive evidence of fluoride being harmful before taking it out of toothpaste and water. My parents did the opposite, they actually gave us fluoride tablets as kids. My sister (37) has never had a filling, I had my first this year (incidentally unnecessarily and in the wrong tooth) at the age of 39. Given how most people my age seem to have needed at least a couple of fillings I’m inclined to think the fluoride almost certainly helped, or at the very least hasn’t had a negative effect.
  2. A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father. He was asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor of it. The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before. However, as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing. At this point, they decided to try out for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer all the pain to him. The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic. But when they got home slightly surprised to find the mailman dead on the porch.
  3. You say you got sunburn through your ripped jeans. I have my own theory.
  4. The Boss was in quandary. He had to fire somebody. He had it narrowed down to one of two people, Debra or Jack. It was an impossible decision, they were both super workers. Rather than flip a coin, he decided he would fire the first one who used the water cooler the next morning. Debra came in the next morning with a horrible hang-over after partying all night. She went to the cooler to take an aspirin. The Boss approached her and said: " Debra, I've never done this before, but I have to lay you or Jack off." Debra replied "Could you jack yourself off?" "I feel like shit, but if you wait until lunch time I’ll make up for it” I had to let Jack go. It’s not easy calling the tough shots at the top.
  5. The have a "Chief People Officer" The only bit that looks very SJW is the average pay nonsense.. but then you read the link and it's only for their UK staff. No mention of where any of the shoes are actually made.. I wonder how long before the SJWs are calling on equal pay for all staff in all regions.. which would actually be a fairer goal to strive for.
  6. If I ever find myself in court I shudder to imagine finding fellow DOSBODDERs on the jury.. "Hang him, electrocute him.. bring back the guillotine !"
  7. Since we’re on the topic.. an alternate strategy:
  8. I heard the tail was safest in a crash because it tends to snap off on impact and slow quicker. It makes sense that the middle is most dangerous in the event of a fire or emergency evacuation because you are typically furthest from the exits and nearest to the fuel tanks. Either way.. I'm sure it's pretty marginal. Most people in plane crashes die regardless where they are.
  9. Don't speak too soon.. they could still put him in charge of the ECB
  10. Some of it I agree with, some of it sounds a bit draconian / lazy on the part of the teachers. What I don't understand is: 1 ) Why they sent YOU the rules.. surely they are for the kids ? 2 ) Why they felt the need to publish an actual list. 3 ) Why have such a comprehensive list and then have so many obvious omissions? Nothing about smoking? Nothing about sawing the legs off the tables in the canteen to build a fort ? Nothing about sticking post-its warning of "wide load" on the head mistresses bum when she's walking down the corridor? They're going to need a much longer list.. In my day it was just "do what the teacher tells you". It was a much simpler list that encompassed pretty much everything.
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    Kids and cars

    And they're kicking off now because their premiums are going up..
  12. Libspero

    Kids and cars

    JFC.. Just let adolescents be adolescentes. At least if they're out at night there's less chance of them running into the rest of us.