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Offline Mince

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Pogo Stick
« on: January 25, 2007, 03:24:59 PM »
Pogo sticks do not work on sand.

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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007, 06:13:30 PM »
Depends what you want them to do.
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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007, 06:38:53 PM »
Bounce? Like really high?

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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007, 06:46:55 PM »
I had a trout for tea though. Local - from Loch Fad.
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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007, 08:24:30 PM »
I had a trout for tea though. Local - from Loch Fad.

She can't have been THAT bad, was she? I've seen the local women on Bute... Okay, point taken.

Mince, sprinkle the sand very thinly on concrete, then try again.
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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007, 08:28:55 PM »
So you're saying that the foundations of the fort extend under the sand and that's why the nomad could use the pogo stick?

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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007, 10:55:51 PM »
If it makes you happy, that's exactly what I'm saying. Pure genius, huh?
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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2007, 11:06:58 PM »
When clouds are silhouetted against the moon, it creates a sand-hardening effect.

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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2007, 11:40:10 PM »
This was during the day, so it doesn't apply.

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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2007, 03:08:08 AM »
During daylight hours when the moon is visible, silhouetted clouds go un-noticed. The moon is powerful at all times, so the sand would have hardened anyway...
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Re: Pogo Stick
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2007, 06:02:03 AM »
I used to have knock down-drag out arguments with writers at Cosgrove Hall regarding their grasp of "cartoon realism".

They used to give interviews to various outlets stating that "the wonderful thing about writing for cartooning is that anything is possible".
Maybe, but that doesn't make it funny.

One guy wrote: Victor sails through the air and drops down manhole. Fortunately his hat brim is wider than the hole and it catapults him back upwards into the stratosphere."

I had a huge rammy with the guy when I told him that Victor's hat and head are not factory-welded as a single unit. Neither does Victor's hat brim have super-kinetic powers, and that cartoons require a certain logic for them to work.

Anyway, onto pogo sticks:
They don't work on sand, but if a kid has no understanding of a pogo stick, i.e. that it's a toy where the user achieves forward propulsion by means of jumping with both feet on a large spring, he will imagine that the pogo stick is some sort of device specifically designed to travel over sand.