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On Ghost Hunters a witness  claims "The apparition was really tall. I mean like 6' tall!"

I'm 5'10" so 6' sounds only minimally tall. Tall is when you need vaulted ceilings to stand fully upright. After a wikipedia search on human height, I learned the average height of "all american" men is 5'9". Three more inches and they'd be really tall.

Curious as to whereI should look for a mate taller than me, I must head out to a mountain chain called the Dinaric Alps. This sounds as appealing as swimming naked in a pool of whirling, sharp razorblades. The wikipedia article says it all, though: "The Dinaric Alps were thrown up". Who wants to find a mate in upchuck? That leaves me with Denmark and Norway. Also cold. Also not happening.

If I was looking for a female mate, I'd be pretty much screwed. I'd have to find another outlier like myself (okay, I'm not really an outlier but isn't there some new book by Gladwell about the awesomeness of outliers? So maybe I want to be awesome and outlierly).

My other observations:
- I know it's more complex than this but I feel that Israel and Hamas need to grow up and stop blowing each other up. Their goal should be to be as tall as the Dinaric Alps, or at least their menfolk.
- I would like commentators and "experts" to stop saying stupid stuff like this: "Yes, it was just like torture" or "Some of the practices, those forceful techniques, are very similar to torture" or "Some might liken waterboarding to torture". When I see an apple, I do not say "That rotund shaped object resembles an apple" or "That looks strikingly similar to an apple" or "That fruit is like an apple". I call it a fucking apple. (Well, I generally call it an apple not one that engages in copulation. Which it wouldn't. Because it's an apple, you see. ) Yes I just used a metaphor to condemn a simile. Take that, like or as!


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Jan. 9th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
>Yes I just used a metaphor to condemn a simile.

You rule.
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
It's a gift. *nods*
Jan. 9th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think of 6' as tall, so I think it just depends on your frame of reference. I suppose it's weird that at 5'2" I don't consider it tall, but most of the guys I know are 6'+ so I'm just used to really tall men. Plus, I'm used to being around someone 6'4" tall, so that just seems 'normal'.

...I once even saw him look short, we were on KU's campus and walked into a building behind one of the basketball players that was 6'10" or so. I don't even want to know what I looked like if he looked short...
Jan. 9th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
My brother is 6 foot 5. You could date him, except he's married now. All my male cousins range from 6'2 to 6'5. They're all in supposedly committed relationships, but noone's married yet, so if you act fast...
Maybe you need to come up to Canada. Go visit vancouver or whistler, you'll find someone.

I am 5 foot 8 and a half. I wish I was an inch taller, at least. Or two inches shorter, so I could wear heels without my hubs-band having a subtle semi-short person fit (He is your height, which he repeatedly tells me is absolutely average, but in my family of very tall men seems short)
My friend Peter is Danish and 6 '5. Denmark might be the way to go.. They have danishes. mmmm. danishes
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
i'm 5'5, and even though i'm average for a female i always considered myself short because of the company i kept which was predominantly male and all were taller than me. both my brothers and dad are 6' or 6'1. i consider them tall, as i do my friend who is 5'10, but then i consider everyone taller than me as tall. for nearly 8 years i worked with 5 guys who were 6'4 to 6'7. i consider them really tall.

i prefer to date men taller than me because in my experience, men my height tend to have HUGE little-man complexes where the whole wide world is out to get them just because they're short and they have to prove to everyone (especially themselves) that they are man enough.
Jan. 9th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
I am five feet seven point five inches tall, which is apparently tall where my mate comes from. I always considered myself average height.

Regardless, I think height should be the last thing considered. My partner is five feet tall - over seven inches shorter than me. He gets kinda paranoid about it sometimes, mostly near where I grew up (a very Polish and tall area), but for the most part it does not matter. In fact, it makes hugging kinda nice :D
Plus, I have noticed that a lot of shorter men have lots of upper body strength ... and therefore, very sexy arms and chests.
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I feel like such an outlier when I'm around other people. It's nice to know there's a degree of awesomeness to it.

I love your posts.
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