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I'm a soda junkie. Can't get enough Coke and RC
cola. I love the
of neat, orderly, uniform rows of soda cans lining my
shelves. Like an army of goodness... ah.
But wait! Despite my best efforts, they cannot
possibly be aligned in
perfectly uniform formation!
sure, the Soldiers of
identical uniforms, but to get the designs on the
cans to line up just
right, the drinking spouts all point different ways! I
cannot have my
Contingents of Coke and RC Regiments lollygagging
which way and chatting with one another in
complete disregard of
Uniform Code of Confectionary Justice!
Yet my only other alternative is to have their
uniforms out of
alignment, because they come out of the canning
factory looking as
they dressed in the dark! Every spout points a
different direction in
relation to the logos on the can... WHY!!!???
For a nominal fee, I would be willing to order cases
uniformly aligned soda cans, with the spouts
pointed straight at the
center of the company logo on the front of the can,
from the factory to my doorstep. With factory-direct
prices, it would
probably still be cheaper than retail, too. Come on...
I know I'm not
||Thanks for the plus, Brigadier Bunner.
||I am so glad to know I'm not the only person botherd by this. [+]
||this is symptomatic of something....
||//this is symptomatic of something....//
|| Did you read the summary bar?
||Thanks for introducing me to something that didn't bug me one whit before now.
||What [bigsleep] & [2 fries] said.
||This is a dangerous idea. If it were to succeed, it
would strengthen a falsity that should lose, not win -
ie: this is as bad as creationism.
|| If you get your way here, you'll only be further
submerged into your false impression that you have
any control at all over your life, the things you're
faced in your life, and the validity of the world model
that you've built that you think resembles the life out
there that you interact with. It will make you think
that your actions have a direct mechanical
transference to real-world results out there in reality
where in fact there is no such direct linkage. It will
promote the idea that you're in control of your life
whereas there's absolutely nothing more than
resonant coincidence that makes it seem that what
you do affects what life happens. It will strengthen
your opinion that you're right about things when of
course nobody can be if we're not "in" life but merely
pushing the cats paw to interact with it.
|| When life doesn't go your way, it will even be more of
a calamity then, and you won't be able to reconcile
that disillusionment. Because of this.
||savannah fire extinguisher?
|| "[IT], return to the bomb bay ..."
||Ian...didn't you say the exact same thing about 21's
last idea ;-)
||One more "n" and this idea would *really* be interesting.
||Yeah, I know. Couldn't think of a way to present that one, though.
||I'm just curious... why the bones?
||I was expecting something about camera manufacturing and Hong Kong law enforcement -
||How 'bout cannon caning? Crime fighting just got a whole lot
||Congratulations, you have found an unmet, unrecognized need. Do you know how rare that is? May I suggest the obvious name for your venture--the Anal Can Corporation.
||No... that would be way too open to misinterpretation. WAY too