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(CNN)   Todays Republican whinge: 60 vote Democratic majority in the Senate means America will start using the metric system. C'mon guys, is that really the best you can do?   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 526
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2009-07-01 02:13:41 PM
Liberia, Myanmar, & the USA. You're in good company there as the last 3 non-metric using countries on the planet.
 
2009-07-01 02:19:09 PM
omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?
 
2009-07-01 02:24:05 PM
They're also going to rename the NFL to the "Capitalist Pig Armoured Wankball League"
 
2009-07-01 02:24:34 PM
raanne: /why dont we use the metric system again?

Because I just bought 30 acres, dammit, and I don't want it changed to square decameters....I'd never know where the edge of the propery is!
 
2009-07-01 02:27:51 PM
Wight Power: They're also going to rename the NFL to the "Capitalist Pig Armoured Wankball League"

Oh please please please please yes...
I would actually watch football if they did this!
 
2009-07-01 02:28:26 PM
If Obama could make us start using whine instead of whinge....I would be cool with that.
 
2009-07-01 02:31:31 PM
raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?


Because it makes sense and the commies used it. And since the commies used it then it must be socialist and since it's socialist then it means that the terrorists are using it. And if we adopt it then all the brown people in the world will take our jobs and women and make all white males wear burkas and worship another invisible sky god that is the same as the one they currently worship but a slightly larger anger management problem. Oh and no more beer, bacon or boobies.
 
2009-07-01 02:32:43 PM
Good!

Wight Power
They're also going to rename the NFL to the "Capitalist Pig Armoured Wankball League"


I heard it would be called "Hand Egg". Sorry, I don't have the pic, but it makes sense. Football, to most of the world, mainly features people kicking a ball. American football mainly involves carrying an egg shaped object.
 
2009-07-01 02:39:42 PM
They should come up with a uniquely American system that is the same as the metric system but with different names for all the units.

//millisams
///centihumvees
 
2009-07-01 02:39:49 PM
Why the fear of the metric system? Other than it would cost a lot to remark roadsigns, etc.
 
2009-07-01 02:46:39 PM
The metric system? Kilograms would make us sound not as fat.
 
2009-07-01 02:50:07 PM
patrick767:
I heard it would be called "Hand Egg". Sorry, I don't have the pic, but it makes sense. Football, to most of the world, mainly features people kicking a ball. American football mainly involves carrying an egg shaped object.


Oh I know the pic... I wanted to use "Armoured Wankball" because the "ou" spelling looks more Euro-ish, which we fear.

Come to think of it, I wouldn't be surprised if instituting the whole spelling of colour/color, armour/armor, favour/favor, etc, became a conspiracy theory.
 
2009-07-01 02:50:13 PM
You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in France?
 
2009-07-01 02:50:58 PM
I wish. But as it is, only the evil commie segments of society use the Metric system in the U.S. Such as, for example, the military.
 
2009-07-01 02:57:47 PM
raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?


'Cause it's all gay and French and communist and stuff.

But the real reason is the opponents all failed math.
 
2009-07-01 03:17:18 PM
All fear the number 10.
 
2009-07-01 03:19:39 PM
raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?



I'm mad at the metric system for cheating me out of liquor. A fifth is supposed to be a fifth of a gallon (757 ml), but due to our bowing to the international metric overlords it has been standardized to 750 ml. By the time I've downed a fifth of whiskey, I'm 7 ml less drunk than I rightfully should be.
 
2009-07-01 03:23:00 PM
I'm mad at the metric system for cheating me out of liquor. A fifth is supposed to be a fifth of a gallon (757 ml), but due to our bowing to the international metric overlords it has been standardized to 750 ml. By the time I've downed a fifth of whiskey, I'm 7 ml less drunk than I rightfully should be.


I would like to see you drink a fifth of whiskey and then rant about this.
 
2009-07-01 03:27:52 PM
"The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!"

/that's some terrible gas mileage Grandpa Simpson
 
2009-07-01 03:29:15 PM
raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?


i59.photobucket.com

/plus it's totally gay
 
2009-07-01 03:29:48 PM
I only use the metric system for work.
People are mocked if they slip up and say "inches"
 
2009-07-01 03:30:26 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance: You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in France?

A freedom burger?
 
2009-07-01 03:32:58 PM
Ryan2065: Eddie Adams from Torrance: You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in France?

A freedom burger?


espez de merde?
 
2009-07-01 03:33:16 PM
I predict this thread will run several courics wide of the point.
 
2009-07-01 03:33:30 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey: The metric system? Kilograms would make us sound not as fat.

Plus at 228 mm, my penis would sound huge.
 
2009-07-01 03:34:57 PM
CitizenTed: I predict this thread will run several courics wide of the point.

HA!
 
2009-07-01 03:36:07 PM
Tigger: I'm mad at the metric system for cheating me out of liquor. A fifth is supposed to be a fifth of a gallon (757 ml), but due to our bowing to the international metric overlords it has been standardized to 750 ml. By the time I've downed a fifth of whiskey, I'm 7 ml less drunk than I rightfully should be.


I would like to see you drink a fifth of whiskey and then rant about this.


I drank a fifth of Southern Comfort once. After puking my guts out, passing out and being carried home, I woke the next afternoon with the worst hangover in my life. The following day I woke with the 2nd worse hangover in my life.
 
2009-07-01 03:39:56 PM
The author brings up a well reasoned, fact-driven point.

/How many deciliters are in a gallon?
 
2009-07-01 03:41:30 PM
Don't we use the metric system in a roundabout way anyways? I mean, our system of measreument is definied by the metric system.

What is one yard? 0.9144 meters
What is one meter? The distance traveled by light in free space in 1/299,792,458 of a second
 
2009-07-01 03:46:06 PM
arkansas: If Obama could make us start using whine instead of whinge....I would be cool with that.

There's a linge, sir. And you don't cross it. Remember that, and everything will be finge.
 
2009-07-01 03:48:10 PM
GreenAdder: arkansas: If Obama could make us start using whine instead of whinge....I would be cool with that.

There's a linge, sir. And you don't cross it. Remember that, and everything will be finge.


I was going to say the same thing, but your post was funnier than minge.
 
2009-07-01 03:55:10 PM
Stays Crunchy in Milk: I only use the metric system for work.
People are mocked if they slip up and say "inches"


Are you in the sex trade?
 
2009-07-01 04:06:27 PM
The Republicans are just whinging it at this point.
 
2009-07-01 04:16:13 PM
FTA: "Norm Coleman finally threw in the towel against the one-time joke writer for Saturday Night Live, Al Franken."

Oh, for chrissakes. The more the GOP tries to force the issue that Senator Franken used to be a comedian, the dumber they wind up looking. It's patently obvious they've never read his books. Yes, they're funny. But he knows his shiat and he's on the right side of history.

Besides, they can't stop fellating the corpse of Reagan, and he used to be an actor. I fail to see the difference.
 
2009-07-01 04:18:21 PM
I'm fine with this for units of distance and weight, but I am NOT switching to Celcius. A 1 degree difference with Celcius is too large.
 
2009-07-01 04:28:16 PM
All Canadians are fluent in both Metric and Imperial measurements. This is why we call ourselves a truly bilingual country.
That, and being able to understand cereal boxes in French. Happy Canada Day!


Adjective Bird Whiskey: Kilograms would make us sound not as fat.

No, 245kg still sounds fat.

/not you
 
2009-07-01 04:32:36 PM
MaxxLarge: Oh, for chrissakes. The more the GOP tries to force the issue that Senator Franken used to be a comedian, the dumber they wind up looking. It's patently obvious they've never read his books. Yes, they're funny. But he knows his shiat and he's on the right side of history.

Besides, they can't stop fellating the corpse of Reagan, and he used to be an actor. I fail to see the difference.


Franken graduated cum laude from friggin' Harvard with a poli sci degree. That makes him better qualified than many in office today.
 
2009-07-01 04:33:53 PM
NittLion78: I'm fine with this for units of distance and weight, but I am NOT switching to Celcius. A 1 degree difference with Celcius is too large.

1. There's an invention called the "decimal point", by which arbitrarily precise quantities can be represented in any measurement system.

2. One degree C is 1.8 degrees F, so rounding to the nearest degree C means you're off by, at most, +/- 0.9 F. I've never had reason in daily life to have cause to worry about nine-tenths of a degree of error. Hell, for the weather, there's probably at LEAST that much error just because I don't live exactly at the place they're measuring.

And in research or whatever, I'd be using decimal points regardless.
 
2009-07-01 04:36:26 PM
raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?


These were my thoughts as well. It really is easier people.
 
2009-07-01 04:41:30 PM
Gwendolyn: raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?

These were my thoughts as well. It really is easier people.


Too many Republicans are polydactyl from generations of inbreeding.
 
2009-07-01 04:42:08 PM
shivashakti: MaxxLarge: Oh, for chrissakes. The more the GOP tries to force the issue that Senator Franken used to be a comedian, the dumber they wind up looking. It's patently obvious they've never read his books. Yes, they're funny. But he knows his shiat and he's on the right side of history.

Besides, they can't stop fellating the corpse of Reagan, and he used to be an actor. I fail to see the difference.

Franken graduated cum laude from friggin' Harvard with a poli sci degree. That makes him better qualified than many in office today.


Hey, if we was truly qualified, he would have been a legacy from Yale. Don't you know anything?
 
2009-07-01 04:44:33 PM
Cyberluddite: I wish. But as it is, only the evil commie segments of society use the Metric system in the U.S. Such as, for example, the military.

And evil evolution-loving scientists.
 
2009-07-01 04:50:01 PM
Therion: Are you in the sex trade?

Sometimes the plankton have sex.
Not that sexy, really.
 
2009-07-01 04:52:59 PM
raanne: omg - that would rule.

/why dont we use the metric system again?


Because Americans in huge SUVs like their tire sizes in inches, not p-metric crap. It's easy to understand 33x12.50x15, but how would you know that 305/75R15 is the same size without a calculator?
 
2009-07-01 04:53:18 PM
Stays Crunchy in Milk: Therion: Are you in the sex trade?

Sometimes the plankton have sex.
Not that sexy, really.


scooterchronicles.com
 
2009-07-01 04:54:57 PM
Switching to the metric system causes planes to run out of fuel.
 
2009-07-01 05:13:06 PM
It's about damn time!
 
2009-07-01 05:40:20 PM
There are better number bases than base 10 (I like balanced senary, but duodecimal is okay), and better base units than earth quadrants and volumes of water (I like Planck units).

Why not just leapfrog the French and come up with a cooler measurement system?
 
2009-07-01 05:53:09 PM
Well, we've been measuring Republican pomposity, stupidity, hypocracy and bull shiat in metric tons for years so they should be ahead of the curve.
 
2009-07-01 06:01:42 PM
Because all democrats vote with eachother on every bill, every time.
 
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