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  • #41924

    Davis
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    Despite being left handed, I was instructed to play all sports with my right hand/arm: throwing, hockey, football (both kinds), bowling, tennis etc. Even in the martial arts you are almost invariably instructed to grip with your right hand/arm (predominantly). There was definitely no left handed mouses back when I learn’t IT. I insisted on switching the guitar strings when I learnt but wasn’t allowed to. When I realised I should switch hands for at least sports, I was so used to it that it was difficult to do so. Anything in which I was not guided/corrected: chopping with a knife, writing (fortunately), scissors, using a garden hose, holding soap, pouring something from a carton, measuring something etc was naturally left.

    Luckily…one day we will cast off our oppression and rise up against the tyranny of the righties and overthrow their hateful privilege, load them on a rocket to the moon and let them enjoy their lunar righty paradise while we keep earth. We will have to genetically re-sequence all our children to ensure they use the correct hand in anything. Then all will be well. All will be well.

    #41925

    Strega
    Moderator

    I have a high functioning Asperger’s niece (who is the apple of my eye).

    At around 12 or 13 years old, she suddenly panicked that should something happen to her right hand, she wouldn’t be able to do all sorts of things. So she decided to be left handed for a year.

    She reflects now on how difficult it must have been for her teachers to read her homework, all handwritten in those days.

    She is consequently now completely ambidextrous – which must be awesome when she’s putting on nail polish – and doesn’t favour either hand, except for her signature which she is unable to duplicate with her left hand.

    The focus required at that age to do something so counter intuitive for such a long time, is beyond my capacity to even fathom.

    #41926

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    “Christian Brother?” That’s blaspheming a good name of liquor. 😁

    On a more serious note, I hope the kid’s Father threatened to beat the shit out of that abusive padre for beating a kid over his dexterity! How ass-backward and atavistic could anybody be for thinking the hand you use matters.

    I too am a left-hander and say “Lefties Have Rights Too!” Though I’m not a union ma nor do I really think of it as an identity group.

    I actually admired akid in school who broke both arms at different points in life and could write ambidexterously.

    The great thing about ambidexterity is you can use both hands and never miss a stroke. Eh? Eh? Know what I mean? Nudge-nudge! Wink-wink! Say no more!

    😁😁😉😉🤐🤐

    #41927

    Enco – the ambisinistrous amongst us must get very frustrated so 🙂

    #41928

    jakelafort
    Participant

    I am fortunate to have learned that religion must be taken on its terms-not any modern humanistic ethical terms. We should be more understanding of the myriad intolerable impositions. Similarly the ideology and mythology of slavery that kept innocents in chains ought to be so understood. No matter how fucked over individuals are and civilization is it is not about knowledge or claims to knowledge that are the backbone of oppression.

    It is not like you could see how those claims stand up against science. We could not send the blood and body of Christ to the lab, could we? We could not experiment with the efficacy of prayer, could we? It is just metaphor and ambiguity after all even though it lays out an entire lifetime of to do and not to do and promises of punishments and rewards. Oh how i look down on these new atheist type big-mouths who destroy what is easily destroyed with a modicum of reason. How insincere one feels when debating theists under the aegis of new atheist reasoning.

    How that crank tank stank as those atheist wank. I am off, off to greener pastures there to master weaker minds…

    #41929

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Parting thought…if you crank tankers would stop taking contentions and assertions literally you would see how facile and glib you can be by mischaracterizing their conclusions & positions. It is not like they mean what they write. If it seems patronizing and dishonest that is not literally what i am doing..

    #41930

    Autumn
    Participant

    Cantankerous crank tankers thanklessly bank rancour, mistaken for chain yankers or sometimes just wankers provoking mild anger with fractious thought-cankers.

    It’s been an interesting introduction thread. Personally, I’ve always been more at home in the somewhat contentious corners of the internet, though age has softened me up a bit. Still—and this has little to do with Istvan, specifically—there seems to be something about human nature where when one is presented with several welcoming responses as well as some measure of disagreement, the latter tends to be the stronger draw for our attention.

    #41931

    Autumn
    Participant

    She is consequently now completely ambidextrous – which must be awesome when she’s putting on nail polish – and doesn’t favour either hand, except for her signature which she is unable to duplicate with her left hand.

    After my father died, there was cause for someone to recreate his signature to transfer car ownership over to his wife. I was asked to give it a try on the off chance our signatures were similar. Me being me, I took it way too seriously even though it would hardly be scrutinized. The major problem was, due to our differing handedness, I would push where his had would have pulled (and vice versa).

    The focus required at that age to do something so counter intuitive for such a long time, is beyond my capacity to even fathom.

    I’ve barely retained the ability to write with my dominant hand. I’m sure I’m not alone in that in the world.

    #41932

    Strega
    Moderator

    We evolved as a competitive species and its well documented that we need an element of danger in our lives, whether it means jumping out of aircraft, or knitting a new style – whatever gives you that quiver moment.

    As an aggressive species, we seek confrontation, but as armchair warriors, it’s cool if the confrontation can be manufactured at whim and present less danger should we fail. Hello internet.

    So yes, we find welcoming messages boring and objections far more stimulating.

    #41933

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Autumn my neologism is cranktankerous.

    #41934

    Davis
    Moderator

    Could we maybe change the website to:

    http://www.cranktank.wtf ?

    #41935

    jakelafort
    Participant

    THIS JUST IN: Gratuitous, cranktakerous savagery will be not be tolerated. If in the judgment of the moderators participants have conducted themselves in such a manner they will be given the choice between donning Istvan’s custom made dome protector aka homemade hat or being permanently barred from cranktank and its affiliates.

    #41936

    Unseen
    Participant

    Could we maybe change the website to: http://www.cranktank.wtf ?

    Great, but can’t beat clownpenis.fart.

    #41937

    Davis
    Moderator

    Oh that’s a great one I had never seen

     

     

    #41938

    Unseen
    Participant

    @davis

    I believe this is the video you thought you were putting up:

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