But since you're leaving it up to "luck" (or "fate"), isn't that the same thing as pulling numbers out of your ass?
My first thought was that a 4 or a 7 would be the most uncomfortable number to pull out of your ass, but then there's the 5. If it's a breach birth, there's a chance for it to hook the rim, as it were, and extreme discomfort would ensue as a result of manipulating its position for easier extraction. I suppose another factor would be what font the numbers in your ass were.
Another random thought - what if that paradigm was used on The Rocky and Bulwinkle Show? Their new intro would include the following:
BW: "Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a number outa my ass!"
RJS: "Not again..."
BW: "Nuthin on my sleeve... PRESTO!"
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
I wasn't a pathological liar before I started keeping one.
When I first started working I had to fill out a timecard every week. One week I put in some extra hours so I put it on my timecard. My manager got a call from the accounting department and he explained that I can only put down 40 hours or less - not more. Ever since then I've never felt any guilt whatsoever about filling out a timecard.
The funniest part about timesheets, it seems, is that in our field it isn't the employee that is dishonest but the management that orders us to use different time codes or, gasp, never mark more than 40 for a week
Instructions from my employer are that we have to record every hour worked even if above 40 total. The rules the feds have in place to avoid being ripped off by contractors can be annoying (eg not filling your sheet out daily is grounds for being larted by the beancounters); but they do have the plus of making bogus timesheets forbidden. In most cases the way the contracts are written means that they're only able to bill for 40 hours/week if we work more than that; but federal procurement regs require that everything be recorded because if I were to go insane and work 40 hours on my project and 10 hours on overhead in a single week they'd (normally, some contracts are worded differently) only be allowed to bill for 80% of my time (or 32 hours).
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
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