It's because we're multi-dimensional; we can think about and do more than
one thing at a time.
For instance, what do you think about while hand-sawing a plank?
Me? I think of breasts, but your dreams may vary.
That is what I do not understand about the "Breast Awareness Week" that
happens in the US at least once a year. Since a man starts thinking
about breast at the age of 1 week and continues until he dies, what is
the purpose of it?
Saw a Japanese public service announcement featuring several instances of
men not-so-covertly ogling women's breasts - on the subway, in an elevator,
passing on the street, etc.
Then came the message: "If women paid as much attention to their breasts as
do men, we could defeat breast cancer!"
I'm with you. I think there is plenty to think about in sawing a plank,
and to suggest otherwise is a detriment to the craft. I admit I may
belong to the group of those who are occasionally humor-impaired.
OK, YOU try being gone from the group for three weeks or so (not by choice) and
coming back to over 2700 unread posts, then try to find the ones that are
woodworking related without missing any. I recently did that and I spent
several hours trawling through threads, trying to ignore the ones that were
noise while not missing any that were on topic. I didn't even get down to 2000
unread posts before I gave up and marked the whole newsgroup as "read". Who
knows how many good on-topic discussions I missed because I couldn't FIND them
amongst all the noise.
Any given amount of traffic flow, no matter how
sparse, will expand to fill all available lanes.
I know... It was about 2 good ones, 5 related to woodworking, and 1 that
apologized for being ON-TOPIC. It's a shame we're not busy with
I've been wondering about something... but I'll post a new thread to ask
Suggest a new category then. OT is for off topic. How about ONT => ON
Inject an ONT into the middle of some thread and everybody will know
right away it's a woodworking question.
As soon as the new ONT thread disintegrates into something else,
change the thread to an OT one.
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