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    Tall Guys: We are the 1% LOL

    Saw this on Facebook...........

    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    Sweet, to the 1% ers!! Lol
    "Boom"........"Regard me".

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    I love the bit about his head being cut off from pictures........hehe, story of my life........
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    one more benefit - girls love tall guys

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    I have a deeply ingrained hatred of public transportation as a result of being tall (and public transportation being designed to cram as many of the 99%ers into as small a space as possible).

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    Plus, wait 2 hours at disneyland to ride space mountain to find you don't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreg View Post
    Plus, wait 2 hours at disneyland to ride space mountain to find you don't fit.
    Make sure they don't put you in the front seat on that one. There is way less leg room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreg View Post
    Plus, wait 2 hours at disneyland to ride space mountain to find you don't fit.
    The worst for me was a coaster at Astroworld in Houston.... the harness (metal bars over the shoulders) wouldn't close and the ******* of a ride attendant assumes it must be because I also have a belly, so he proceeded to use his foot to push the bars as hard as he could actually getting me to yell at him in pain because he was crushing my shoulders.

    Yeah... being tall isn't always fun. Not too many sports cars friendly for tall people.....
    Fat guys need bikes too.

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    Lol, being tall you have to embrace your size! Think of it this way, would you rather be in the 1% of tall people or the 1% of small people???

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    I have found that I can no longer buy jeans in regular stores,I have to order them on-line. I have to drive larger vehicles. I avoid ceiling fans and duck through doorways. Shirts last a couple of times in the drier then they are too short to tuck in. Oh the JOYS of being 6'7". Yes it's nice at times like being easy to locate in a crowded room or being able to reach things on the top shelf but there are times life is a pain.

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    I'm 6' 6" also and have to customize all my bikes to get them to sort of fit. My road bike is an updated
    27" frame Schwinn, but it's harder with dirt bikes where I really should have a 25" frame and 23 or 24
    is max, In fact the double suspension bike I ride is only 21(biggest they had) and my Pugsley is 22
    which comes out 23 1/2 " the way Surly measures them

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    Lmao!

    That went back on FB

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    That was a fun read! All true isn't it?

    6'5" just so you know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemebean View Post
    Make sure they don't put you in the front seat on that one. There is way less leg room.
    Sure, now ya tell me!! Only 15 years too late!
    That was one of the worst bruises I've ever had, my shin was toast!
    I'm a coaster nut and that was the first time I'd wished the ride was shorter!
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    Pro:
    - Women like height
    - Men respect height
    - Good view at concerts
    - Top shelves actually usable

    Con:
    - Entire built environment is too small
    - Clothes don't fit
    - People make assumptions about you
    - Old age won't be much fun

    It's a bit bratty to complain about being tall, but when people say, "oh, it must be so nice!", I sometimes fantasise about building a theme park of normal stuff that's a third smaller than usual, so everyone else can feel tall for a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SasquatchSC View Post
    Sure, now ya tell me!! Only 15 years too late!
    That was one of the worst bruises I've ever had, my shin was toast!
    I'm a coaster nut and that was the first time I'd wished the ride was shorter!
    Heh, it took me years to figure out which seat to avoid. My parents love Disney and they let me tag along on the trip every year, so I've had plenty of the less pleasant rides on that one. It's kind of a bruising coaster anyway, but being tall in the front seat makes it much worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutHerr View Post
    I sometimes fantasise about building a theme park of normal stuff that's a third smaller than usual, so everyone else can feel tall for a day.
    I love that idea!

    Maybe Disney could do it as a mirror to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids area.
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    Pro: One time I bought a used demo bike in size XL. The shop said it had by far the lowest miles of any of their demo bikes, probably because only 1% of their customers rode the XL

    Con: The customers who did rent it all probably weighed over 200lbs.

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    Con:
    - Entire built environment is too small

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    I'm 6'11, learned to deal with it a long time ago, annnnnd i love it, wouldn't have done half the things in my life had it not been for my height. For me no cons, yet......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjcameron11 View Post
    I'm 6'11, learned to deal with it a long time ago, annnnnd i love it, wouldn't have done half the things in my life had it not been for my height. For me no cons, yet......
    Yeah, I love being tall!! and you're 4" taller than me............hey can you reach that for me?? hehe........ considering I've never really been short, I don't know any better anyways.......I went from normal height to 6'1" in 5th grade (oh how terrible the growing pains were that summer) ....... and have been taller than most ever since.................and the weather up here is GREAT!!
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    I hit my head on everything. Especially chandeliers.

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    This is one of my favorite commercials. Sorry for the crappy quality, only version I could find (after the first few seconds of Maxwell House)

    Moores Big and Tall Commercial - Complete - YouTube

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    Hahahahaha

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    My son is 6' 9". I'm 5'11" and female..even I get comments from time to time.

    Why does everyone think they need to say "you're tall!". Do you think he wasn't aware of that before you pointed it out?

    "Do you play basketball?". Yes, we do.

    For me, the Jolly Green Giant comment is unwelcome. Not sure how I am supposed to react. I look like an ugly green cartoon man dressed in rags? Is that supposed to be funny? Or are you insulting me?

    For me, one of the most memorable moments in my life was getting on an elevator with a college women's Division 1 basketball team. I felt like I had finally found my people.
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