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Started by Vendor on 11-Aug-2017 09:10:55
Sooner or later, one of us must know...

With apologies to RZ, fogger's question thread. Again. Again.

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misosoup100 - 11 Aug 2017 15:03:13 (#1 of 1188)

A lot of watch companies have dual time zone watches. Apparently Rolex designed one for Pan Am pilots in the 50s.

But if you can't easily add 5 of 6 to a number, should you be flying a plane?

cozzer - 11 Aug 2017 15:09:54 (#2 of 1188)

I prefer to add seven of nine to a number.

quattrobhoy - 11 Aug 2017 15:15:44 (#3 of 1188)

I was under the impression that aircrew used Zulu (GMT) time as their time base.

popstar7 - 11 Aug 2017 15:30:09 (#4 of 1188)

Is there a symptom of mental illness that involves standing still in the same place for long periods of time? Like a mild catatonic state or something.

Tagyourit - 11 Aug 2017 15:30:53 (#5 of 1188)

Yes, I think it's called "fishing".

popstar7 - 11 Aug 2017 15:32:05 (#6 of 1188)

I know it sounds like a joke looking for a punchline but it really isn't.

Tagyourit - 11 Aug 2017 15:36:14 (#7 of 1188)

Fair enough, a Catatonic stupor can be a symptom of schizophrenia and or depression. There's some detail here:

http://www.minddisorders.com/Br-Del/Catatonic-disorders.html



I still think "fishing" was a good answer thoughbut.

TableTopJoe - 11 Aug 2017 15:39:21 (#8 of 1188)

Could be a stuporous depressive state, Pops.

popstar7 - 11 Aug 2017 15:42:17 (#9 of 1188)

Yeah, that sounds like what I'm thinking of. Couldn't think what to google.

davedanon - 11 Aug 2017 15:45:36 (#10 of 1188)

Could be a stuporous depressive state

Or 'Arsenal fan', as its known.

misosoup100 - 11 Aug 2017 16:01:30 (#11 of 1188)

Catatonia is a sign of mental illness.

fogger - 11 Aug 2017 16:02:24 (#12 of 1188)

Could be neurological rather than related to a mental illness.

Bonusy - 11 Aug 2017 16:06:41 (#13 of 1188)

Catatonia is a sign of mental illness.

Nonsense, Cerys has a lovely voice.

Bonusy - 11 Aug 2017 16:08:12 (#14 of 1188)

But if you can't easily add 5 of 6 to a number, should you be flying a plane?

Maybe they could, but what's the point of being a pilot if you can't flaunt some obvious paraphernalia with which to impress people?

popstar7 - 11 Aug 2017 16:09:27 (#15 of 1188)

She has depression. She'll stand for long periods, mainly near doorways, just staring.

This sounds like it's inviting another punchline. She's in a hospital unit. Not on the Reeperbahn.

Jacob_Richter - 11 Aug 2017 16:15:21 (#16 of 1188)

Catatonia is a sign of mental illness.

Rubbish. Barcelona is ace.

Agaliarept - 11 Aug 2017 16:35:56 (#17 of 1188)

Is there a symptom of mental illness that involves standing still in the same place for long periods of time? Like a mild catatonic state or something.

There's a chap who spends his time near my house walking from a bus stop to a lamp post (about 100 yards) and back again. All day.

He seems quite lucid and it is known he refuses any offers of help.

But every day he's there.

toffle - 11 Aug 2017 16:42:14 (#18 of 1188)

There's a bloke like that near me (though I occasionally see him in the supermarket buying small bottles of spirits as well.)

I think he is a bit... erm... needsy. I have seen him occasionally with a less-challenged-looking brother(?); my theory is that they live together, but the normal one turns him onto the streets during the day.

CloakAndDagger - 11 Aug 2017 16:54:55 (#19 of 1188)

Needsy?

dreams99 - 11 Aug 2017 17:17:17 (#20 of 1188)

Special needsy?

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