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Unable to hold back the genetic tide, I find myself gardening in my carpet slippers, asking for a knife and fork in McDonalds and agreeing with the Daily Telegraph. I'm beyond help - what about you?

Thanks to b3th for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:39)
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pearoasted from a reply at the suggestion of mr twisty cheeky and pooflake


I think there is a nominal tolerance for waistband acceptability and seeing as I have a pen and paper, a ruler and a hot cup of peppermint tea in front of me I have elected to pin these tolerances down and may submit them to wikipedia for global refference.

On measuring the person ones legs measure approximately 50% of total personage, the stop point for 'legs' being a slight variable between the gusset area and about half way up the arse cheek.

The upper torso including the head measuring from the head down to slightly beyond the hip and comes in at a lovely 37.5% of the total prole.

Now between these two entities remains an area that measures 12.5% of any given motherfucker.

So this distance represents the very maximum limits of 'play' with ones belt line, at the lower end of the scale being plumbers, tilers, gardeners etc and at the upper limits we find middle managers, sales people and jehovahs witnesses.

Now this tollerance scale can also be read as a ratio of lower body to upper body and as such can be expressed as

4-4 or 5-3 as being acceptable ratios.

Now as we are aware the elderly often flout this entirely by presenting a ratio of 6-2 or worse, however what I would like to draw attention to is the reverse scenario typically sported by young people (under 23+-) as ratios of 3-5 with underpants clearly on view and pants held in place in an unclear manner. It is not cool, pull your fuckin pants up.
(, Sat 2 May 2009, 19:34, 7 replies)
Being a bit drunk, I didn't follow that.
But the final sentence is right on the money.

(, Sat 2 May 2009, 21:11, closed)
I concur
Not drunk, just not with it yet today.
(, Sun 3 May 2009, 12:27, closed)

I applaud when phenomenal intellects are used in this fashion.

This is the kind of study that our planet urgently requires...much more than your namby pamby 'Hadron Collider' rubbish

*Clicks and then clicks an additional 37.5%*
(, Sat 2 May 2009, 21:35, closed)

*Gets out ruler*


*Falls within acceptable parameters*


(, Sat 2 May 2009, 21:37, closed)
This is brilliant. More of this!
(, Sat 2 May 2009, 23:01, closed)

just doing me bit in the furtherence of things scientificky
(, Sun 3 May 2009, 1:57, closed)
This post is why I love B3ta.
Every conundrum in life is answered.
(, Sun 3 May 2009, 7:25, closed)

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