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[S.T.O.R.Y. 3/11/02] This title speaks the truth.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:24 pm
by Chaos Priest
http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020311.html

So, are any bunnies here actually good at rollerblading? If so, care to share with us your sentiments on its difficulty? I'm certainly not any good. When I tried to learn rollerblading way back when I wound up flat on my back on the sidewalk with the wind knocked out of me. I never did get the hang of it, and with as many years as it's been since I last tried there is no way I'm gonna try to pick it up now. I'd probably kill myself.

Also, the thought arises that while Dr. Germahn uses Amanda's typing speed as justification for hiring her I don't think we've ever seen her, well, typing. I don't think I've even seen her near a computer or typewriter.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:06 pm
by Nightranger
In required high school P.E, I was possibly the worst in my class. So, in my opinion, yes--rollerblading is hard.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:10 pm
by Man on the Moon
I can rollerskate pretty well, though I haven't in a long time (giant feet = can't wear most of 'em). Can't balance on rollerblades though.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:17 am
by Darekun
Rollerblades were easy for me, having already mastered rollerskates, but they didn't have anywhere near the control. And, it's quite possible they're both hard :J

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:23 am
by Torgamus
I remember my first exposure to them! My left knee swelled up to like twice its original size.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:06 am
by ChronosCat
== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos: For once, a story admits their stereotypical German Scientist is stereotypical! It fails to mention, though, that as a Stereotypical German Scientist, he looks just like Einstein.

Oh, and I agree with the title. Heck, Rollerskating is hard (and/or I just suck at it).

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:38 am
by Ineluki
being german myself, that scientist stereotype has always puzzled me...
I mean, I'm aware of a lot of stereotypes about us, but scientists? Not among it! :okthen:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:25 am
by Man on the Moon
Ineluki wrote:being german myself, that scientist stereotype has always puzzled me...
I mean, I'm aware of a lot of stereotypes about us, but scientists? Not among it! :okthen:


It comes mostly from Operation Paperclip after World War 2, when the US snagged all the scientists it could find from the ruins of Nazi Germany.

Also helped by Einstein's popularity before the war and the influence of people like von Braun in winning us the space race.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:42 pm
by Nightranger
Pretty much. Which is why Dr. Germahn's hair is so crazy.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:10 pm
by Jstone
I can rollerblade. I won't say that I'm particularly good at it, but I can get on them and move around without falling down. It's really not that hard once you've practiced. A properly-adjusted brake actually makes a lot of difference, as a poorly-adjusted one requires you to lift your toe too far, which can throw you off balance.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:33 am
by Dragonstar
Well, also the whole mad scientist thing, Frankenstein and all that.

However, mad scientist is not the usual stereotype of Germans that I've seen. Typically, a stiff, humorless engineer that is obsessed about conquering Poland is the sum of German stereotypes.