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newgabe
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Posted:Having followed the progress of a number of recent HoP thread controversies, I have been forced into reassessing some of my basic assumptions about life, intelligence, human development and common sense. Leading me to the non-burning question: should children be allowed to spin socks? (or 'sox', for those in the USA)



Based on two primary axioms: the known addictiveness of spinning ANYTHING, and the apparent lack of logical brain structures in anyone under (what's the latest...56? 21? 18??) here are my reasons why, NO, Children Should Not be Allowed to Spin Socks.



1. Danger of RSI from small repetitive movements especially in developing ligaments.



2.Addictiveness: inevitability of ending up on the hard stuff (garters, fishnet tights)



3. Fumes (particularly applies to teenage boys or the offspring of people who apparently spin burning rubber tyres up to 23 hours a day)



4. Children confusing socks with shoes: possibility of concussion. Particularly as they are drawn towards steel capped boots when trying to look hard (normally difficult when spinning socks...)



5 Addictiveness: child being unable to dress themselves for school unsupervised in case they start spinning and miss the bus



6. Repeated missing school leading to career and associated lifetime disaster



7 Children murdering each other for their socks (well, it's already happened with trainers....)



8 Children getting involved younger and younger, eventually robbing babies of their booties



9 Possibility of being sued by the parents of murdered children or robbed babies for breaching duty of care (or even duty of scare)



10 Lifelong confusion of appropriate placement of footwear: could end up going to the school prom wearing elbow length satin sox



11 Given the similarities of sock spinning and certain behaviours generally associated with psychotic illness (compulsive meaningless behaviours, vacant expressions, confusing psytrance with music), involvement of school psychiatric teams could lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapies including electroshock treatment and psychotropic drugs



12 Developing a taste for electroshock treatment and psychotropic drugs leading to involvement in rave culture ubbloco including glowstringing and associated semantics



13 As no adult, let alone a child, is able to understand what is really happening in the middle of a hyperloop, close peering while trying to work it out could lead to a child's nose being pinched, squints or other facial injury. How are you going to explain to an 8 year old that they are scarred for life? ( ref to # 6 career, social disaster)



14 Underage sox leading to confusion of boundaries and promiscuity. A lifetime of having indiscriminate and compulsive sox with strangers at juggle jams, parties and festivals.



15 Having peaked too early leading to dangerous experimentation eg sock breathing



16 Eventually discovering HoP and then spending 100 times longer on the internet than they other wise would have. Varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis from sitting still too long. Could also happen while attempting 'London' style spinning (from standing in the one place too long)



I'm sure you can all think of plenty more.



My 14 year old daughter (who saw her brother start to spin eek fire at her age and subsequently develop into a world travelling professional; and who is therefore well acquainted with the *knoxious* lifestyle early exposure to the 'manipulative arts' can produce) thinks this is such a serious issue that we should pool our resources for an international campaign to eliminate children from having any contact with socks at all. She thinks that billions of kids getting blisters is worth it, so long as one child is protected from these dangers. If they object that the adults are able to wear socks she said to tell them it's for their own good. We're adults and can think straight.



They have to wait until they turn 18 (...21... 56?) when their brain structures switch on and it will all be OK


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coleman
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Posted:Written by: pricklyleaf


For those saying that sox is an exclusivly american thing



http://www.bluesox.co.uk/
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its exclusively american once more i believe.



halifax got that name when rugby was 'amercanised' in 1996 with the introductiuon of the RUGBY SUPER LEAGUE!!!!



quote:



"An addition to the Halifax R.L.F.C. name was required upon the formation of 'Super League' in 1996 when pre-match entertainment, mascots and summer rugby became the norm when the club was renamed Halifax Blue Sox R.L.F.C. - however the club returned to the traditional Halifax R.L.F.C. at the start of 2003."



the only thing that remains of that ridiculous idea is the internet domain name.



smile





totally agree on the glowtoys being more likely to cause an injury - i've had bruises, grazes, lumps and even a mild concussion from glowtoys whereas the only time i have ever burnt myself was when i was stupid enough to try and spin fire whilst drunk.



shrug





cole. x


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Posted:So the naming of the team in our nation's capitol after a racist name for a group of people we slaughtered don't bother people as much as misspelling 'socks'?



You guys pick on the WEIRDEST Americanisms.



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Dressed in Black
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Posted:hehe i jus misread the subject of this thread as "should children be allowed to spin rocks?"

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Pele
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Posted:That is funny DiB.

I don't think anyone should be allowed to spin socks. They are all smelly and it will only contribute to air pollution and stinky smog.
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Stone
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Posted:I suppose this highlight some of our cultural differences, but I was a bit surprised to find that newgabes very witty and satirical thread had been downgraded from serious discussion to social frivolity.



I think many Americans fail to understand Australian humour, or even appreciate serious satirical comment. Unfortunately, non-Americans often see American bluntness as American arrogance.



Sarcasm is sarcasm, and is defined as a cutting, often ironic, remark intended to wound. Satire on the other hand, is exposing human folly to ridicule (dictionarydotcom).





If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Posted:Written by: stone
remark intended to wound





I thought that was sardonic confused

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Stone
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Posted:confused try dictionary dot com

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Posted:guess there the same thing then shrug

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Stone
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Posted:Sardonic: scornfully or cynically mocking. Synonym sarcastic. adj : disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking.



Also syn. wry "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman




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Posted:so sardonic isnt nexacerily ironic.

Sorry, my mistake hug


offtopic this is not an excuse to divert attention from my blatant ignorance wink


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Stone
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Posted:smile no mistake I think

It's easy to confuse irony with sarcasm; I know Ive done it a lot. I think sarcasm is a form of irony, but there are many ironic situations in life, that are not sarcastic wink

Irony: The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect syn wit (DdC).


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Posted:confused and im supposed to be good at english ubblol

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Stone
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Posted:ubblol and i'm supposedly not confused







wink


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Posted:wink

English is a stoopid language.... we should all learn some universal language...


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Stone
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Posted:english is mixture of many languages

smile


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Posted:latin, french... the list is endless I know wink

I just want everyone to speak a language that is easy and makes sense


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Boo_Bunny
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Posted:You should invent a language thats easy to understand...FRDish.

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Posted:nah... my mind works differently from everyone else...

see, if i was to create FRDish, something as random as "my firends call me spoony legs" would become something else completley not random wink


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Ry
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Posted:lol gabe! Plus the fact an increase in demand for socks would cause prices to increase (see: price of stripy socks on ebay..) which has a devastating effect on everyday sock users everywear. Especially that marginalised group of people who wear them on their feet (how silly does that look!)- think of the psychological implications should they be forced to leave home feeling in a state of podia-undress. Last thing we need is the socksual black market to take off. No, kids should not spin socks. If you have or know a kid, please be a responsible parent/guardian, and get him/her a set of fire poi. Flaming monkey fist meteors even. Thank you.

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Posted:hehe... ubblol nice post gabe!

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Posted:Well - my older son's covered, he's had a compulsive obsession with spinning things since he was 6 months old - so, letting him spin socks couldn't possibly make it worse, if anything, he'll be putting his obsession to a benificial use smile

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GothFrogette
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Posted:i couldn't stop mine from doing it.... they spin everything

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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TinklePants
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Posted:my four year old's says -
"look mum i can do a neck wrap... ooh look mum a finger wrap... Muuuuummmm look at meeee look at meeeee"

lol


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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GothFrogette
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Posted:yup isn't it great biggrin

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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TinklePants
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Posted:she thinks she can teach me stuff too ubblol bless

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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newgabe
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Posted:Written by: Tink L. Pants

my four year old's says -
"look mum i can do a neck wrap... ooh look mum a finger wrap... Muuuuummmm look at meeee look at meeeee"

lol



Just about everyone I know goes on like that!

Hey Tinks, nice to catch up for a chat, darl, seen you around, about time we said hello...

* offers some birthday tequila* ubbloco


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Posted:Tequila is a good bribe for a chat haha
*dances cheesily (worse than your sad drunk uncle at a wedding)* lol


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newgabe
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Posted:so hey come over to my birthday thread and we can do the Chicken Dance

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Posted:No kids shouldn't spin socks. Those are for your feet dumby!!! You should make some real poi for them. I just made poi for a 4 yr old and an 8 yr old and they are spinning great. In fact I was thinking of taking them away cuz they are spinning a little to well. They are picking things up in 10 min that took me weeks to learn. The oddest part is the both seem to find revearse spinning easier than forward. Ah to be a kide again.

As for socks KEEP THEM ON YOUR FEET. cuz your feet stink!


I thought I waz just dreammin'?!!??!!??!! Dis place can't really be real.

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Posted:'real poi'
you might want to run for cover


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