your height?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stickonatree, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    5 4

    Really? I thought you would be taller.

    Jon.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,865
    Likes Received:
    2,077
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    "White males in the highest income category were significantly taller, heavier, more adipose, had higher levels of education, and were more often married than were their lowest income white counterparts"
    http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/c...TRY=1&SRETRY=0

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle2139286.ece

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15161403


    Yes, but the research woefully neglects to account for the overwhelming sexual allure of short Asian men.
     


  3. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

    Messages:
    4,561
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    6'5

    Say hi to Yao for me.

    I actually think we'll be taller than average. It's a better educated forum that trends towards the middle and upper classes. They tend to be taller.

    Would that be countered by the high % of asians on this forum.

    I'm 5'9". It's so stupid when people try to squeeze a few extra inches on me and lie about their height.
     


  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

    Messages:
    25,941
    Likes Received:
    10,648
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    I actually think we'll be taller than average. It's a better educated forum that trends towards the middle and upper classes. They tend to be taller.

    Actually I bet the average height here is lower than average for the represented demographics.....Not counting the fact that studies like the one you presented are highly contested, although possibly valid. Children get taller as their parents reach a certain level of living, but that doesn't mean tall individuals are favoured in the workplace, for example. I'm sure some of those you posted do address that issues, for some reason the links aren't working for me...

    Oh and I don't have a dog in this fight being 5'8" which is slightly below average for an american male but average for my demographic group (I'd say).
     


  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

    Messages:
    3,067
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    oh ho ho so it seems like SF is evenly distributed. my hypothesis of shorter folks was based off of all those "slim/shorter person help" threads in MC/SW...i guess i forgot to take into account the fact that taller folks would NOT post threads like that [​IMG] that's interesting, because i also THINK there are a lot of ASIANS on SF, accounting for most of the shorter folks.
    Yes, but the research woefully neglects to account for the overwhelming sexual allure of short Asian men.
    you forgot to mention our larger head size, accounting for a bigger brain, which as we all know means we're smarter [​IMG]
     


  6. brimley

    brimley Senior member

    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006


  7. overdog

    overdog Senior member

    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Location:
    TX


  8. aragon765

    aragon765 Senior member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Location:
    Canada
    6' - 3 and 3/4"

    Never made it to 6'4". I am in the middle height-wise of 5 boys (no girls) in my family. We would make a heck of a B-ball/V-ball team if we had any coordination....
     


  9. overdog

    overdog Senior member

    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Location:
    TX
    Say hi to Yao for me.


    Yao is one big dude. Here is a pic of me standing next to him in 2005 (and wearing a cheap rented tux too--please hold your tongues).
    [​IMG]

    Compare with:
    [​IMG]
     


  10. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

    Messages:
    13,935
    Likes Received:
    2,086
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    McAnally Flats
    6' - 3 and 3/4"

    Never made it to 6'4". I am in the middle height-wise of 5 boys (no girls) in my family. We would make a heck of a B-ball/V-ball team if we had any coordination....


    My brother was supposed to be 6'2", took up smoking at age 13 and is 6'6". Absolutely no interest in basketball. I was supposed to be 6'6", never smoked, played basketball at least five days a week until my late twenties and wound up at 6'2". Life isn't always fair.
     


  11. deputamadre

    deputamadre Senior member

    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Location:
    Shanghai
    6'6". Dad is 6'8".
     


  12. topcatny

    topcatny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Location:
    NYC and Long Island, NY
    6' - 3 and 3/4"

    Never made it to 6'4".


    Same here. I was 6'4" in sneakers so that's how I was listed when I played basketball.
     


  13. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    391
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    Really? I thought you would be taller.

    Jon.


    so did I
     


  14. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,543
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    5',9.5". Not sure which category to go with...
     


  15. samblau

    samblau Senior member

    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    Midtown Manhattan
    I am 5'11.7" thisclosetobeing 6'.....if I slick my hair back I break the 6' barrier though...does that count?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by