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I bite... hit.. my thumb at you? [Feb. 4th, 2005|08:51 pm]
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The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
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[User Picture]From: hitman01906
2005-02-04 06:50 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmm
Ever see Boondock Saints? There is a great scene about that right in the beginning of the movie. Funny stuff.
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[User Picture]From: huh_uh_bob
2005-02-04 06:59 pm (UTC)
dude Boondock Saints is a great movie...
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[User Picture]From: hotbroccoli435
2005-02-04 06:53 pm (UTC)
figures. ha!
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From: hymn
2005-02-04 07:21 pm (UTC)
i love your beautiful icon
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From: hymn
2005-02-04 07:00 pm (UTC)
need to beat your wife but want to do it legally?
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From: hymn
2005-02-04 07:00 pm (UTC)
i dont see the volcano stuff on your journal yet ;p!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-04 08:12 pm (UTC)
It'll be there soon. ;) I gotta be random. If I just put it on there now you'd be expecting it...
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[User Picture]From: bloody_kisser
2005-02-04 07:05 pm (UTC)
Boondock Saints is an awesome Movie!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-04 08:13 pm (UTC)
Geeez, this is popular, huh?
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From: hymn
2005-02-04 07:05 pm (UTC)
more wife beating laws:

Arkansas
A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

California
It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-04 08:13 pm (UTC)
Without her consent. LOL. Wow. Good finds, m'dear.
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[User Picture]From: jsmonkie
2005-02-04 07:08 pm (UTC)
Heh, Boondocks is my all-time favorite movie. Right up there with FightClub and The Big Lebowski.

And I knew about that... insaneness. Come online sometime soon Random, I need a good conversationalist to talk to :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-04 08:14 pm (UTC)
My head hurts too much, right now.
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From: hymn
2005-02-04 07:10 pm (UTC)
wow some of these laws are just retarded:

Washington
When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.

Tennessee
It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.

Pennsylvania
All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

Oregon
It is illegal to whisper "dirty" things in your lover's ear during sex.

and it goes on and on.

http://www.legal-forms-kit.com/legal-jokes/dumb-laws.html
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-04 08:16 pm (UTC)
They're not retarded. They were not born mentally handicapped. That phraising annoys and aggravates me almost as much as saying "That's gay" does for something that is stupid or annoying. Grrr.

But yes, they're ridiculous. I was going to randomly throw these on my journal.. but you all ready did, so I guess I don't need to now. lol. You all keep looking and find my sources.. Soon I'll have to delete the journal, I'll have nothing left to post.
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[User Picture]From: dolphin_on_rye
2005-02-04 07:20 pm (UTC)
no wider than you're thunb?!
where's the fun in that?
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From: kiwioverture
2005-02-04 07:23 pm (UTC)
Rebar (the stuff used to reinforce concrete) is thinner than my thumb. It's very heavy and could serious damage.
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From: hymn
2005-02-04 07:20 pm (UTC)
quick question - does it need to be the legnth or the width of the thumb? because if its just the width and not the legnth i know where they got the idea for english canes now.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-02-04 07:24 pm (UTC)
I keep seeing it, but never speak up.

I like your icon.
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[User Picture]From: brokensmile9
2005-02-04 07:28 pm (UTC)
I actually already knew that!!! Learned it from Boondock Saints. If ANYONE has not seen that movie, they must. That is my personal mission
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-04 08:26 pm (UTC)
All right. I'm gonna rent this, since like 12 of you have talked about it all ready.
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From: x_mac_attack_x
2005-02-04 08:13 pm (UTC)
Aha well apparently I need to see Boondock Saints considering EVERYONE who left comments recommended Boondock Saints. And what a terrible thing, to beat your wife.
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-02-04 10:59 pm (UTC)

To all who know:

"I'm the Funnyman! I'm the Funnyman!"

::later::

"Fuckin... fuckers. fucking fucked these fuckers fuckin... FUCK!"

"Well, he certainly showed the versatility of the word."
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[User Picture]From: rouninisapphire
2005-02-05 08:25 am (UTC)
What if it were a really obeese(sp?) person, with a very large thumb circumference? thumb width seems to vary from person to person...*shugs* i hate technicalities, so i won't go into any more, but they are buzzing around my head now.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-05 09:31 am (UTC)
I think it depends on the individual thumb.. your wife knew what she was getting herself into when she married you, etc.
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[User Picture]From: dogmeatnyc
2005-02-05 11:35 pm (UTC)
hmmmmm I heard that rule of thumb had to do with something different then beating of the ole ball and chain. :) time for a google.
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