Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Ancient Hippy's question

Believe it or not---homosexuality.

As a straight male in thought and action I simply have no place to put the concept.

And while it is tempting to approach understanding it by simply replacing an opposite sex object with one of the same sex and keeping all of the emotional and intellectual internal workings the same, I think … Read more

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Tom Jackson answered Refreshme Refreshme's question

As The Z said, you are looking for volume.

I figured someone somewhere has made some tentative and realistic calculations.  Here is a quote and a link:

Rhuzkan's estimate was that a 30-foot wall would use more than three times the total concrete in the Hoover Dam. With this extra 20 feet of concrete, weโ€™re up toRead more

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Tom Jackson thanked The Z.'s answer

You have a bit of confusion going on here. AREA is measured in square feet; VOLUME is measured in cubic feet.

We'd need to know the length to multiply times the height to determine the area (sq ft); multiply that sum times the depth (or thickness) to determine the volume (cu ft).

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Tom Jackson commented on The Z.'s answer
We are indeed similar in our approach to life. I was a time when I also realized that there was not enough time to do everything I wanted to do---and since then I have been intent on proving that realization inaccurate. Turns out the envelope is quite elastic.
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Tom Jackson thanked The Z.'s answer

It sounds clever, though not especially accurate in all cases. 

For me, in my teens, I became acutely aware of how much I really didn't know; 

spent my twenties in awe of that deficit, and set about learning to fill the breach; 

in my thirties, I came to understand that there is a limit to what canRead more

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Tom Jackson thanked The Z.'s answer

Fat? Gassy? Sleepy? Elevated cholesterol?

Ol' Popeye should have been an astrophysicist. 

In a sense, "food" for thought IS something to "chew on", or "digest", to "see what comes out" ...though the metaphor admittedly does become rather unsavory in that context...

Food for thought.

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Tom Jackson commented on Just Ice's answer
Amusing---I just thanked God for giving me the additional patience needed to deal with someone whose heart as been so hardened. But I must let you know---He seemed to indicate that He is not going to refill my patience "prescription." It seems that I have done all I can for you. Again, your primary problem … Read more
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Tom Jackson thanked The Z.'s answer

5 bucks? Who are we talking about here, 5,6 &7 year olds?  What does a little kid need with that kind of cash when you buy everything for them anyway. I was never interested in incentivizing a cottage industry by overcompensating a natural act. Since a quarter buys nothing anymore, a dollar is fair, imo.