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Snaggy

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Icon 10 posted January 29, 2002 18:14      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ok, you're a geek, so you know how to do the Vulcan Live Long and Prosper hand sign.

Now do it with both hands, then put your hands together like Steve Jobs does in our cartoon.

It's hard! As your hands touch, your baby finger will want to separate.

Maybe it's just a Canadian thing...


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I can do it! Yeah!

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Icon 1 posted January 29, 2002 22:07      Profile for Bregalad     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I see what you mean Snaggy. The world is full of strange things.
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Icon 1 posted January 29, 2002 23:16      Profile for DigitalBill   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Heh... Works for me... no separatage...

But I've been doing this subconciously for years.

=bd

Of course, some say I look like Steve (if he wasn't quite so... vegan...)


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Icon 1 posted January 29, 2002 23:33      Profile for DigitalBill   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Heh... just caught the JoyPoll answers...

"Where are we going?"
"Planet X!"
"When are we going?"
"Real Soon!"
-Buckaroo Bonzai

=bd

Wherever I go, there I am.


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Icon 14 posted January 30, 2002 04:49      Profile for EngrBohn     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Methinks it's that you're telling your fingers to meet. Because of the relative sizes of the 4th & 5th fingers, if you don't get the approach angle just right, you'll have separation so your fingers can obey your command to meet.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Icon 6 posted January 30, 2002 05:32      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No problem for me either, but it did remind me of something I was wondering last night after a few drinks. There was a poster featuring a countdown, illustrated by five pictures of a hand. Number 4 had just the little finger folded, and I find this impossible without either holding it down or straightening finger No.4 (the finger with no name...)

Only one from a group of 4 could manage it. Anyone else?

I've just remembered that the correct name is the ring finger, but what should we call the 4th toe? I suggest the odd toe.


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- littlefish -
Number 4 had just the little finger folded, and I find this impossible without either holding it down or straightening finger No.4 (the finger with no name...)

Only one from a group of 4 could manage it. Anyone else?

On one of Caughlin's videos (Sesame Street's I'm Glad I'm Me), there's a piece where Kermit the Frog is describing all the things you can do with your hand, including counting. So a muppeteer sticks his bare hand up for illustration. He was able fold his little finger without his ring finger folding.

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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2002 07:30      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm not sure a muppeteer is the most representative person. Surely they are selected on their ability to do magical things with their fingers. I imagine that conjurers would also be good. I was hoping for a straw poll to be honest....
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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
I'm not sure a muppeteer is the most representative person. Surely they are selected on their ability to do magical things with their fingers. I imagine that conjurers would also be good. I was hoping for a straw poll to be honest....

I have found that a lot of these dexterity things can be learned and practiced. For example, I can easily do the Vulcan hand salute and press my hands together ala Jobs in the cartoon, and I can bend my little finger independent of my ring finger. If you want a challenge, try learning to control your toes independently. Try to move your little toe away from the others, etc. It's very hard at first, but once you learn how it gets easier with practice.

What? What do you mean, "get a life?"


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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2002 10:07      Profile for joliet_jane     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
But what does cartoon Steve's version mean? "I live long and prosper"?


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Well i am canadian and i can do it. But i have to concentrate really hard to keep my baby finger there.
Nayt

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Seems easy. But I have very small, skinny hands. It might be more difficult for someone with thicker fingers.

Personally, I always found Mork's "Na-noo na-noo" handshake more of a challenge than the Vulcan salute, since it involves motion.


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I can do the Steve Jobs Vulcan no problem, and I can fold the little finger on my left hand down just fine, but my right has the familiar linkage to the ring finger.

Something really odd? The second toe on my right foot as a similar link to my big toe on that foot... it's amazing how entertaining I still find it to sit there and try to bend my big toe without bending my second toe...

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My Vulcan hand signage is unsurpassed.
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it's not hard if you practice
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My solution was a bit of duck tape, and i can now do it without thinking about it.
Nayt

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quote:
Originally posted by Angry Rooster:
I can do the Steve Jobs Vulcan no problem, and I can fold the little finger on my left hand down just fine, but my right has the familiar linkage to the ring finger.

Are you right or left-handed? I'm right-handed (although I can do most things competently with my left) and I'm the same way. It's weird, you'd think the dominant hand would be more flexible...


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Right handed, rather interesting that both my right hand and my right foot have the inseparable flexibility features...

On the note of flexibility, I can put both feet behind my head. Not that it has to do with anything at all.

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