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29 March 2005

Eureka Moment


My personal thanks to Nethia for her seed of inspiration that gave me the Eureka Moment of "Why Popeye The Sailor Man Looked Like That?" ----->

It's the SPINACH!!! The discovery was made in the Comments section of my previous post "Spinach Is High In Iron" and I felt it was too good to be left down there in the cellar.

As such, I am surfacing it up as a blog entry proper.

"Now you know why Popeye has such deformed forearms and calves when his thighs and biceps are so skinny?

It's all the iron that he has been consuming!! As you know iron is a heavy metal and with the force of gravity, all that iron just droop downwards. He could have huge fingers and toes as well, if not for the fact that there ain't any space for the iron to go down that far. (",)

So there. Science lesson of the day."

- Voxeros



1. a reader left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 2:29 pm
heh, i don't really know how i contributed to the Eureka moment but brilliant theory my boy!
Apart from being rat-assed funny, I feel pretty enlightened right now as to why popeye looks the way he does..hah..

nethia


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 2:34 pm
I don't have a logical explanation to linking you and the Popeye Theory.

All I can say is that the light bulb just went "DING!" after reading your comments.

Aye... another mystery of the world waits for us to solve.


3. a reader left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 3:33 pm
I'm a fan of popeye. You might have noticed, I had even used Olive Oly for my avatar. (Just removed it this morning.) Not a great fan of spinach however....

anna


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 4:21 pm
Well blow me down! You're right!

You know, in this day and age, I think we are the few who still remembers Popeye and Olive. And yes, how can we forget Bluto, Wimpy, Swee'Pea and Sea Hag.

"I Yam What I Yam!" - Popeye The Sailor Man


5. a reader left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 6:41 pm
drop by from kt. Wow, your english was superb and the long entries. Good Effort and passion.

Ron


6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 6:50 pm
Aww... shucks... *blush*

Like I use to say,

"Sing Gar Por Lang Buay Sai Orh Lor Eh".

See lah.... now head damn big liao... ~LOL

Anyway, glad that you enjoyed the posts.

欢迎再次光临!


7. a reader left...
Wednesday, 30 March 2005 9:53 am
Yes, I remember Bluto. I can still remember the Popeye tune. "I'm popeye the sailor man, too-too..." hahaha. Ok, I admit it. I'm an old bird. What about Donny & Marie? Did you live through that?

anna


8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 March 2005 2:21 pm
Indeed I do! The Osmonds with their kid brother Jimmy Osmond. Let us not forget The Electric Company... "Faster than the rolling O, stronger than the silent E, able to leap capital T in a single bound. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... Letter-Man!"

I remember the days when the whole neighbourhood has only 1 TV set and located at the Community Centre locked inside this tall metal cabinet on wheels during the day.

And later all of us have this huge mother of TV set in our living rooms than spans 2m across. I believe the brand name is Telefunken?

"I'm strong to the finish,
coz I eat me spinach.
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man!
*toot! toot!* "

9. a reader left...
Thursday, 31 March 2005 2:40 am
Yes, I remembered. I thought it was black and white TV then.

anna

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