Originally Posted by celegorm
OK, OK, cut it out. Back on topic.
I'm sorry celegorm, but I have
to reply. I understand and accept the resulting consequences.
Originally Posted by JOHN BULL
Made so many jumps that on starting my Rambo career at 23 and 6 foot 2 inches being called Lanky, I ended up many years later at only 5 foot 5 inches being called Shorty.
6'2" - 5'5" = 9"
The most common means of height loss is by way of spinal disc deterioration. The spinal column consists of 23 discs, each being ¼" thick. If all 23 of your spinal discs were completely obliterated by the repeated impact of landings (you must not be very good at landing) that means two things.
-1. You can no longer bend forwards or backwards using your back... well you simply can't use your back.
-2. You shrunk a total of 5¾"
That leaves 3¼" that you mysteriously lost in vertical measurement. Well, that's not possible because bones do not shrink and there is simply not enough cartilage in the remaining joints to total 3¼".
That must mean:
Your spinal discs were not affected by your landing, and you're actually really good at landing, but you had the unfortunate luck of landing on two M14 AP Land-mines, or land-mines of a similar build, and lost 9" of your lower extremities in the resulting detonation.
Either way, sorry bout your luck bro.
Alright, back on topic...
Originally Posted by superman22x
Speaking of martial arts films... Anyone seen IP Man? Great movie!
I saw the previews for IP Man but they didn't really entice me so I never paid any attention to it. I think I saw it recently in the available movies on netflix but I'll take a second look and may check that out.
My absolute FAVORITE semi-recent movie is Insidious. The plot has never been done (in the films I've seen at least), it wasn't corny, and the ending (even though I wasn't completely satisfied with it) didn't completely ruin it like most other horror flicks.