The Long and Short of It

4 thoughts on “The Long and Short of It”

  1. It’s interesting, and I’m not sure what causes it, but most men in show biz are shorter than the norm. Particularly movie stars. The famous example is Sy Stalone, who is 5’2″, but still, most of them don’t top 5’6″. It’s easy to shoot men to make them look taller, and they do, but what I want to know is why? What’s wrong with short guys as movie stars?? (I’m short myself, mind you, so… 🙂 I know it’s a cultural thing that taller somehow equals stronger and more manly, but … does not compute! 🙂

    He’d make my laminated list too!

  2. (pet peeve of mine – calling a game “scoreless.” There is a score: it is 0-0)

    Also, how people say “overtime settled nothing”. Sure it did. It settled that there was to be either a shootout or, before the current rules, a tie.

    To address your main point, yeah, TV adds 6 inches.

  3. Chris: fair enough, when talking about the play, ie. “Play up to this point was scoreless” meaning, no scoring. But in referring to the game itself, which always has a score (if there were no scorekeeping, its status as a game would be dubious), saying “The game was scoreless” is just dumb.

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