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10-04-2015, 10:08 AM
Obsolete and/or Useless Talents
I think everyone has at least one useless and/or obsolete talent.

I know morse code - and at one time got my high speed certificate - receiving 50 wpm and sending 35. (they didn't test sending higher than that.)

I also could read 5 level baudot (pre ASCII) perforated paper tape by the punch marks. (It'd probably take a bit of practice... I haven't done it in 25 years)

I can also mimic a cricket by whistling.


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10-04-2015, 10:15 AM
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I can make fart noises with my hands!
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10-04-2015, 10:25 AM
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(10-04-2015 10:15 AM)Bad Wolf Wrote:  I can make fart noises with my hands!

How is that obsolete or useless? Consider

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10-04-2015, 10:26 AM
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Well, I know how to tap dance. I haven't done it in many years but what the hell can you do with tap dancing? The only thing it's good for is a cardio exercise.

I also know how to macrame`

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I know the names of old movie stars from the 1930's and 40's. I especially know the minor character actors. Ever hear of Fay Bainter? Well, I have. Why do I know who she is? I donno, but I just do. It's useless information that's bee-boppin' around in my head taking up valuable mental real estate.

For all you millions of Fay Bainter fans, here ya go.

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10-04-2015, 10:30 AM
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I can program at least a dozen different computer architectures in machine/assembler - most of them obsolete.

I can talk like Donald Duck.

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10-04-2015, 10:41 AM
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I can sort of wiggle my ears.

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10-04-2015, 10:46 AM
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(10-04-2015 10:30 AM)Chas Wrote:  I can talk like Donald Duck.

Pics Audio or it didn't happen.

As for me, for example I can raise my upper lip in a sort of curve, if that makes sense. And pull the lower one in the opposite direction simultaneously.

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10-04-2015, 10:51 AM
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I can rebuild a carburetor. It's not useless, but it's definitely not in high demand.
I can also recore a copper/brass radiator.
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10-04-2015, 11:03 AM
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(10-04-2015 10:46 AM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  
(10-04-2015 10:30 AM)Chas Wrote:  I can talk like Donald Duck.

Pics Audio or it didn't happen.

As for me, for example I can raise my upper lip in a sort of curve, if that makes sense. And pull the lower one in the opposite direction simultaneously.

I think I need a picture. I'm over here contorting my lips trying to figure out what you mean Tongue

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10-04-2015, 11:08 AM
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I can raise my eyebrows like Teal'c from Stargate. Both of them. I can also make fart noises with my hands and make funny faces. I know how to kill every creature ever shown on Supernatural, assuming they said how in an episode. I can recite pi up to 12 decimal places.

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