andyboy23

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siftbot says...

Happy anniversary! Today marks year number 6 since you first became a Sifter and the community is better for having you. Thanks for your contributions!


EMPIRE says...

Hey now... Don't go putting ideas into my head. I'm at best perfect, and at a minimum quite spectacular. But a hero, no.. not really lol.

Also quite humble...

bareboards2 said:

I think I have hit the magic formula. Thanks to @EMPIRE. It was his idea.

As someone who loves to exchange ideas, I have learned that the internet just isn't a good place to have a conversation. We sit at our computers, throwing monologues at each other.

This one was a great example -- he said something untrue in the first sentence, I wasn't able to correct it, and off he went, building up a head of steam based on an error in reading comprehension.

I have done the same thing, of course. Built up a head of steam in error.

But empire's idea to actually talk in real time? Brilliant. I'm so thrilled at having a new tool for REALLY getting into topics.

And if they don't want to, well, they don't want to. I made the offer.

Empire is my hero.

bareboards2 says...

I think I have hit the magic formula. Thanks to @EMPIRE. It was his idea.

As someone who loves to exchange ideas, I have learned that the internet just isn't a good place to have a conversation. We sit at our computers, throwing monologues at each other.

This one was a great example -- he said something untrue in the first sentence, I wasn't able to correct it, and off he went, building up a head of steam based on an error in reading comprehension.

I have done the same thing, of course. Built up a head of steam in error.

But empire's idea to actually talk in real time? Brilliant. I'm so thrilled at having a new tool for REALLY getting into topics.

And if they don't want to, well, they don't want to. I made the offer.

Empire is my hero.

andyboy23 said:

You've got mad patience, props!

bareboards2 says...

Your last sentence is golden -- and deeply meaningful.

Boy howdy, were truer words never written!

andyboy23 said:

My 2 cents -- I think "throws like a girl" refers more to the *form*, not the 10% or 20% or whatever speed/distance disparity between men/women when throwing.

And form can be learned, as shown by the mythbusters clip above.
The point is, we socialize young men to learn correct throwing form whereas we discourage young women to learn correct throwing form. Once that correct throwing form is learned, is there still a 10%, 20%, or 30% difference in speed/distance performance between men/women? Sure, just like there is with most athletic feats. But again, that (relatively small in the scheme of things) disparity is not what "throws like a girl" is referring to.

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