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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Dec 3 01:43 AM

Dec 3, 2009: Fluorescent Fighting Fun

Take a lesson from this, kids. Never buy those cheap imported light-sabers.



Quote:
You have to hand it to the Japanese, they know violence sells and they market it like no other country can.
But this has to be the dumbest sport in history, two fat guys pounding each other with neon-rods until they’re both soaked in blood? I have no idea what this sport is called or who came up with the idea, but apparently it’s very popular in the Land of the Rising Sun, despite it’s obvious stupidity. I’d rather watch some K1 or UFC any day, this is just like wrestling only with real blood.
I wonder if those lamps are mercury free…if they’re not, do the fat guys know they could die from mercury poisoning?
Uh, they're not neon, they're fluorescent tubes, but other than that he's got a point.

link


ZenGum  Thursday Dec 3 02:36 AM

Mr Yamaguchi: Tanaka-san, ratings are down. People are tired of watching Galactic Horrible Torture Dragon Show. Even Noble Misery Samurai Ouch! Ouch! is failing. You must think of new program.

Tanaka:



Trilby  Thursday Dec 3 02:42 AM

Bread and circus. Bread and circus.



gvidas  Thursday Dec 3 02:53 AM

For what it's worth, both neon and fluorescent are cold cathode; the concept is very, very similar. A large diameter, phosphor coated white tube of neon is, in underlying science, very, very similar to a fluorescent tube.

I wouldn't like to fight anyone with either.

But if I had to, it'd be all about breaking the tip off and then stabbing with what remains.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Dec 3 02:55 AM

Neon tubes I've seen, are a lot thicker glass. Hurtfully thick.



Griff  Thursday Dec 3 06:33 AM

Didn't tw say that flo tubes had mercury in them?



SPUCK  Thursday Dec 3 07:08 AM

These tubes have phosphorous in them. If you get phosphorous in a cut.. It takes a LOOOOoooOOoOOoOOoOOOng time to heal if it ever does.




I think those tubes are filled with Stupid Gas.



monster  Thursday Dec 3 07:38 AM

TG it's not Friday, I'm not seeing a viable recipe in this one



Sheldonrs  Thursday Dec 3 08:40 AM

You light up my life.



Gravdigr  Thursday Dec 3 10:55 AM

Fifteen years ago, I knelt down behind my tv. I put my fist on the floor to steady myself. When I did, I put my fist into a pile of left over glass from a broken candle sconce. I still occasionally pull out a piece of that glass outta my knuckles.

How long will these dumbasses be pulling glass outta their various body parts?



newtimer  Thursday Dec 3 11:10 AM

A haiku in honor of Japan's newest sport:

Clouds of phosphor and
Tiny glass bits by my face.
No safety goggles?



dmg1969  Friday Dec 4 01:32 PM

Whose "bright" idea was this?



Adak  Friday Dec 4 01:51 PM

Breathing very heavily around all that very fine phosphor dust may be worse than the glass shards, in later years.

My worst experience with glass was after I broke out the smoked rear window of my pickup truck.

Safety glass just means the shards created are very small, and grey in this case.

After cleaning up the considerable mess and practicing up on my 4 letter words, I'm trying to remove some shards from my fingertips.

Digging around with a magnifying glass, needle and tweezers, I start seeing these small thin grey things, and start pulling them out.

Crap&@&$%$! but that hurts?!

Did you know that the nerves in your fingertips look just like very small thin shards of smoked glass?



Sundae  Sunday Dec 6 11:49 AM

Nice haiku action, new!
Some back atcha

Too many children
Means a high-risk, high-pay job;
Eating broken glass.



chrisinhouston  Sunday Dec 6 01:13 PM

This only reminded me of my stupid Congressman, Ted Poe who likes to hear himself speak in the House of Representatives. Here he is waxing poetic on the evils of compact fluorescent light bulbs, which I know are not what this thread was all about! He also often gets before the House and speaks about the heroes of the Republic of Texas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZalyKzXnlo



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 6 01:32 PM

Quote:
...which I know are not what this thread was all about!
Since when does that matter 'round here.


Adak  Sunday Dec 6 01:56 PM

I'll take Poe over Nancy Pelosi, any day.

CFL's are on the way out, newer LED lights are better, and have no mercury. Congress wants to mandate CFL's to thank China (the maker), for buying our treasury notes. Otherwise, the liberal spenders can't spend us into the poor house, nearly as quickly.

After the poisoned baby milk, baby toys, and dog food; the drywall boards packed with hazardous material, etc., I'm done buying things from China, whenever possible.

In China, you can buy chicken or pork dumplings that have no meat in them - the meat has been replaced by

*wait for it*

<< treated cardboard >>



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 6 02:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
I'll take Poe over Nancy Pelosi, any day.
Sold!
Quote:
CFL's are on the way out, newer LED lights are better, and have no mercury. Congress wants to mandate CFL's to thank China (the maker), for buying our treasury notes. Otherwise, the liberal spenders can't spend us into the poor house, nearly as quickly.
You're in charge of what you spend, how much do your torches and pitchforks cost? C'mon, don't you think the LED bulbs will come from China?
LED lights are nice, but way more expensive. I just paid a fortune for some that will work with dimmers.
Quote:
After the poisoned baby milk, baby toys, and dog food; the drywall boards packed with hazardous material, etc., I'm done buying things from China, whenever possible.
You're going commando, then.
Quote:
In China, you can buy chicken or pork dumplings that have no meat in them - the meat has been replaced by

*wait for it*

<< treated cardboard >>
I'm glad to see China is modernizing, they're up to our '50's TV Dinners already.


Cloud  Sunday Dec 6 02:22 PM

it's bloody. you're surprised?



ZenGum  Sunday Dec 6 06:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
In China, you can buy chicken or pork dumplings that have no meat in them - the meat has been replaced by

*wait for it*

<< treated cardboard >>

Actually, the cardboard dumplings was a beat-up by a single journalist looking for a big story, and never actually happened.
However, the melamine in the milk formula, and lead paint on Thomas the Tank Engine, certainly did happen. I haven't heard of the drywall.
The milk scandal was exposed by good quality investigative journalism within China. Provided you don't point it at the government that sort of thing is tolerated.
However, dumpling-dude was trying to parrot that sort of expose' but just set it up. Which means their journalism is as reliable as their manufacturing.
I'd better stop before I start channeling Marx.


Clodfobble  Sunday Dec 6 06:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum
The milk scandal was exposed by good quality investigative journalism within China. Provided you don't point it at the government that sort of thing is tolerated.
Especially if it hands the government some criminals to execute.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 6 11:50 PM

Zen, Google Chinese drywall, you'll get 1,450,000 hits. After Katrina, and again after Ike, a huge shortage of drywall led the Chinese to dump shiploads of it here. The out gassing from it has made people sick, bankrupted contractors, and caused people to abandon brand new homes, defaulting on the mortgages.



SPUCK  Monday Dec 7 05:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Zen, led the Chinese to dump shiploads of it here.
Don't you mean "shitloads"?


Griff  Monday Dec 7 06:18 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Don't you mean "shitloads"?
We don't use metric measurements in this country.


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