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Packerguy's Place

Discussion in 'Personal' started by deleted299, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. people are getting taller thanks to better diets during pregnancy leading to larger birthweights for children, so it is a factor of a better environment rather than evolution.

    Humans have evolved to such an extent that we now change our environments to suit ourselves and eradicate/remove all threats/discomforts, so the neccessity to evolve is no longer so pressing.

    One downside to this is that the thick and slow are able to survive and breed, rather than being eaten by the sabre-toothed tigers, meaning that the human race, as a whole, is probably devolving
  2. and as a former moustachioed man, hairy upper lips are useful places to store surplus food (gravy, custard etc) for consumption later in the day
  3. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    does that mean that the thick and slow have moustaches? otherwise they would know they are ridiculous?
  4. unless you are a Mexican gunfighter or a Walrus
  5. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    yes but then again they wear silly hats

    (Not the walrus obviously....unless particularly dapper!)
  6. The sun was shining on the sea,
    Shining with all his might:
    He did his very best to make
    The billows smooth and bright--
    And this was odd, because it was
    The middle of the night.

    The moon was shining sulkily,
    Because she thought the sun
    Had got no business to be there
    After the day was done--
    "It's very rude of him," she said,
    "To come and spoil the fun!"

    The sea was wet as wet could be,
    The sands were dry as dry.
    You could not see a cloud, because
    No cloud was in the sky:
    No birds were flying overhead--
    There were no birds to fly.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Were walking close at hand;
    They wept like anything to see
    Such quantities of sand:
    "If this were only cleared away,"
    They said, "it would be grand!"

    "If seven maids with seven mops
    Swept it for half a year.
    Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
    "That they could get it clear?"
    "I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
    And shed a bitter tear.

    "O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
    The Walrus did beseech.
    "A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along the briny beach:
    We cannot do with more than four,
    To give a hand to each."

    The eldest Oyster looked at him,
    But never a word he said:
    The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
    And shook his heavy head--
    Meaning to say he did not choose
    To leave the oyster-bed.

    But four young Oysters hurried up,
    All eager for the treat:
    Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
    Their shoes were clean and neat--
    And this was odd, because, you know,
    They hadn't any feet.

    Four other Oysters followed them,
    And yet another four;
    And thick and fast they came at last,
    And more, and more, and more--
    All hopping through the frothy waves,
    And scrambling to the shore.

    The Walrus and the Carpenter
    Walked on a mile or so,
    And then they rested on a rock
    Conveniently low:
    And all the little Oysters stood
    And waited in a row.

    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

    "But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
    "Before we have our chat;
    For some of us are out of breath,
    And all of us are fat!"
    "No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
    They thanked him much for that.

    "A loaf of bread," the Walrus said,
    "Is what we chiefly need:
    Pepper and vinegar besides
    Are very good indeed--
    Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
    We can begin to feed."

    "But not on us!" the Oysters cried,
    Turning a little blue.
    "After such kindness, that would be
    A dismal thing to do!"
    "The night is fine," the Walrus said.
    "Do you admire the view?

    "It was so kind of you to come!
    And you are very nice!"
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    "Cut us another slice:
    I wish you were not quite so deaf--
    I've had to ask you twice!"

    "It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
    "To play them such a trick,
    After we've brought them out so far,
    And made them trot so quick!"
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    "The butter's spread too thick!"

    "I weep for you," the Walrus said:
    "I deeply sympathize."
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
    Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket-handkerchief
    Before his streaming eyes.

    "O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
    "You've had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?'
    But answer came there none--
    And this was scarcely odd, because
    They'd eaten every one.
  7. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    mmmmmm, no mention of the walrus's hat!
  8. he borrowed the carpenter's
  9. Is the plaural of walrus walri?
  10. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    Erm.....don't think I've met 2 walrus (s)(I) to ask them
  11. If I meet one more walrus, I'll have met one
  12. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    I don't think your trying hard enough packer :)
  13. They ate them? After tricking them like that? That's horrible. I hope you ban them from PPs.
  14. I did joing large marine mammal of the month club a few years ago ("Your only obligation is to purchase four mammals in your first year of membership} but let it lapse before I got the walrus
  15. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    yes but thats just one....you need to have 2 to find out the plural!
  16. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

  17. Thank you madwoman - I have learnt something and therefore my day has not been wasted
  18. Mikalina - it does seem a rather beastly trick, but c'est la vie
  19. Well, that's the last time I go for a walk on the beach with anyone....
  20. it did seem a bit shellfish

    I'll get my coat

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