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# 16 is willing to take a bullet for the truth.
posted by R. Mutt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 AM (36 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Well, if it had gone poorly we could fall back on scarabic, i guess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:02 AM on April 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well I would hope that's marked as best answer.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:03 AM on April 11, 2007


I was trying to remember enough high school physics to calculate the forces involved, but damn.
posted by voidcontext at 11:05 AM on April 11, 2007


Dear AskMetafilter: Is mixing Chlorine and Ammonia dangerous?

JJG: !!!
posted by edgeways at 11:07 AM on April 11, 2007 [5 favorites]


Nice. I was just going to post a question asking if it would be dangerous if you put peanut butter on your balls and locked yourself in a room with a hyena that's high on angel dust. I hope jjg stays around to answer my question.
posted by dios at 11:07 AM on April 11, 2007 [5 favorites]


I dunno, I think it might be a bit much to expect jjg to find a hyena and some angeldust, track you down, pb your teabag, and convince you to lock yourself up. Let's not get crazy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:12 AM on April 11, 2007 [4 favorites]


I dunno, I think it might be a bit much to expect jjg to find a hyena and some angeldust, track you down, pb your teabag, and convince you to lock yourself up.

With dios' reputation around here, I'm sure other volunteers will quickly step up.
posted by vacapinta at 11:20 AM on April 11, 2007


How has he possibly stayed around this long with that kind of can-do attitude?
posted by OmieWise at 11:20 AM on April 11, 2007


posted by jjg It was a very mild shock, like licking a 9-volt battery. Just a tingle.

Yes, but did it taste like a vagina?
posted by fandango_matt at 11:26 AM on April 11, 2007 [6 favorites]


Yes, but did it taste like a vagina?

AC/DC. It tastes like a vagina rapidly alternating with a teabag.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:29 AM on April 11, 2007


This raises a question. If the outcome had been different, would we have all moved up a #?
posted by R. Mutt at 11:32 AM on April 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Dear AskMetafilter: I am willing to cut my right hand off to settle a debate with someone on the internet. Will this hurt?
posted by shmegegge at 11:38 AM on April 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


*turns on pedantry*

AC/DC. It tastes like a vagina rapidly alternating with a teabag.

At that point of the adapter, it would be straight DC, as it's converted in the transformer laying on the floor. So it'll probably taste like rectified vagina.
posted by drezdn at 11:38 AM on April 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


So it'll probably taste like rectified vagina.

Transformers: more than meets the v.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:42 AM on April 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Good thing he didn't respond to this question.

Talk about awkward.
posted by googly at 11:52 AM on April 11, 2007


Anyone know what happened to Son of Minya?
posted by chunking express at 11:55 AM on April 11, 2007


I was all set to make my very first MeTa post to point out that comment, and here you beat me to it. Good show, all around.
posted by vytae at 11:57 AM on April 11, 2007


Metafilter: It might be a bit much to expect jjg to find a hyena and some angeldust, track you down, pb your teabag, and convince you to lock yourself up
posted by found missing at 12:09 PM on April 11, 2007


I used to work with a guy who, AFAICT, never told tall tales. He said that way back when, when he was an electrical engineer or some such thing, they'd test voltage with their tongues. Like, voltage from the wall. At this point he mimed taking the two halves of a wall cord and putting them in his mouth. After about 45 repetitions of me saying "really??" and him saying "yes!" I just dropped it. I still don't know if I believe him.
posted by DU at 12:21 PM on April 11, 2007


I don't believe him.. JackFlash posted a description of an electrician trick along the same line of reasoning in that electrocution in a pool question. It I believe, although it is a little nuts :P
Many, many years ago I worked with an old electrician that would occasionally test circuits in a breaker panel to determine if the circuit was hot. He would do this by sticking one hand in his back pocket and then drying his finger tips on the other hand by wiping his shirt. He would then delicately touch the hot and neutral bars with his index and middle fingers. If the circuit was hot he would get a mild tingle from the path down one finger and up the other. (Don't try this at home, kids.) Dry skin is a very good insulator. [emphasis added]
posted by Chuckles at 12:37 PM on April 11, 2007


I dunno, I think it might be a bit much to expect jjg to find a hyena and some angeldust, track you down, pb your teabag, and convince you to lock yourself up. Let's not get crazy.

Well if you can substitute a coyote, there was one in Monmouth County, NJ last night that tried to drag off a 10 month old baby while he and his 11 year old uncle (yes, uncle) were playing in the backyard. I think that shows enough mettle to get to the spirit of the challenge. How far is jjg from New Jersey?
posted by spicynuts at 1:06 PM on April 11, 2007


Power = Vagina x Current?
posted by Bugg at 1:13 PM on April 11, 2007


Speaking of which, whatever happened to John Kenneth Fisher?
posted by anotherpanacea at 1:22 PM on April 11, 2007


Whatever happened to Fay Wray?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:24 PM on April 11, 2007


Let this be a lesson to future CanIEatThisFilterers.
posted by ontic at 1:30 PM on April 11, 2007


Well, I just broke into your house and ate that tuna fish sandwich, and lemme tell you, it's probably for the best that you didn't....
posted by nebulawindphone at 1:45 PM on April 11, 2007


How do we know that he's telling the truth? Any volunteers?
posted by unknowncommand at 1:51 PM on April 11, 2007


Uh, so, in my LJ RPG, we're doing some stuff with dinosaurs and one of our characters is getting three of his fingers bit off by an allosaur.

So, what I really need to know is this: How much blood would that produce? Can someone let me know?
posted by FritoKAL at 2:19 PM on April 11, 2007


3.14 pints.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:25 PM on April 11, 2007


Or, simplified: pi2nts.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:30 PM on April 11, 2007


Whatever happened to Fay Wray?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson


She went apeshit.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 2:46 PM on April 11, 2007


I didn't see THAT in his "Elements of User Experience" book. But, considering he was one of the Original Blogsters, it's not the MOST batshit crazy things he's ever done.
I'd also mention his secret bloggers' cabal/mailing list, but it may still exist and I'd like to maybe get back into it someday...
posted by wendell at 4:37 PM on April 11, 2007


Metafilter: It tastes like rectified vagina.
posted by medusa at 9:03 PM on April 11, 2007


When I was a kid I worked as an electrician's helper for a while, pulling wires and other suchlike donkeywork. I remember one time I was removing a wall socket, er, before I was supposed to, and touched my trusty red robby screwdriver where I wasn't supposed to, and that sucker literally went flying out of my hand across the room. I have since (well, with a couple of notable and dangerously stupid exceptions) had a healthy respect for electrical power.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:45 PM on April 11, 2007


So it tastes like cunning?
posted by Firas at 2:45 AM on April 12, 2007


Chuckles writes "I don't believe him.. JackFlash posted a description of an electrician trick along the same line of reasoning in that electrocution in a pool question. It I believe, although it is a little nuts :P
Many, many years ago I worked with an old electrician that would occasionally test circuits in a breaker panel to determine if the circuit was hot. He would do this by sticking one hand in his back pocket and then drying his finger tips on the other hand by wiping his shirt. He would then delicately touch the hot and neutral bars with his index and middle fingers. If the circuit was hot he would get a mild tingle from the path down one finger and up the other. (Don't try this at home, kids.) Dry skin is a very good insulator. [emphasis added]
"


I can attest to this. I have a real high skin resistance or something. So I can grab onto a live 115V-15A curcuit and feel a mild tingle. 220V-40A is a lot more, um, exciting. My parents also tell the following story:

We're out at my great uncle's place for a visit. My GU keeps sheep and the lambs are contained by a short fence. I'm three and a half and my sister is two and a half and truth be told she's already pretty mean. Latter that year she'd beat up some five year with a hammer for repeatedly pushing me off my bike. Anyways; I'm hanging on to this low fence minding my own business and watching the lambs. My sister comes up along side and as soon as she touches the fence falls down. So she trys again and the same thing, on her ass. Already suspicious she goes about four metres away and while watching me leans on the fence. Bam on her butt. So she comes over and kicks me in the shins. She didn't know how I was doing it but I must have been causing her to get the shock from the electric fence.
posted by Mitheral at 2:59 PM on April 13, 2007


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