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The League of Left-Handers
« on: September 18, 2009, 01:54:26 am »
Continuing a tradition that I sparked on another forum, I am establishing a unique organization here exclusively for the sinistral.

If you are a lefty, you are compelled to join forces with your southpaw brethren for the betterment of the left-handed community!  For too long we have endured criticism, stereotypes, associations with evil (although in my case, they're quite accurate  ;)), and the horrors of tools and equipment designed for our right-handed oppressors.  For too long we have relegated ourselves to the background merely because we are vastly outnumbered by the opposite-handed.  For too long, we have treated our left-handedness as merely an oddity, when it is actually the mark of a genius!

Lefties of the world: UNITE!

Our Members as of February 1, 2010:

1   Janus Zarate
2   OswaldBastable
3   Sir Nikolas Vendigroth
4   Herr Klinger
5   Countessa Lenora
6   Vienna Fahrmann
7   Pnakotus
8   Jemima Annabelle Clough
9   Tara
10   vela
11   Merlin Augustus
12   Cpt. Tobias Warde
13   Airship Cyborg
14   diamantequeen
15   sebastian Inkerman
16   Genevieve Ozuna
17    S.Sprocket
18   TheBladeRoden
19   Choreocrat
20   Johannes von Koenigsbach
21   Drac
22   Himself
23   Bonny Gallows
24   Prometheus Culier
25   shadowmane
26   Steamhappi
27   Lumis
28   Josephine Hogwood
29   Marble (feline liaison)
30   Ms. Elisabeth Collins
31   Lady Corsair
32   elShoggotho
33   techgnosi
34   blackdragon
35   Thor
36   Thorinis
37   Cyrillia Davenport
38   Isabella Stormrift
39   Ainsly Woodsworth
40   AirshipGreaseMonkey
41   MWBailey
42   Blacksheep
43   PockyNightmare
« Last Edit: February 02, 2010, 03:27:33 am by Janus Zarate »

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 09:43:29 am »
I'm the first recruit, do I get a badge?

The reason the right handed oppress us is FEAR; the left handed have a far higher percentage chance of being a genius (and coincidentally being insane)
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 10:07:15 am »
I'm the first recruit, do I get a badge?

The reason the right handed oppress us is FEAR; the left handed have a far higher percentage chance of being a genius (and coincidentally being insane)


Is that a fact, or a function of our low numbers?

There're fewer of us, see? Left-handers may well have the same chance of madness and genuis as the population on the whole. However, since there aren't as many of us, it'd be more notable, since a proportionately greater number of left handers have those traits.

Bottom line: It's an artifact of statistics, if you will. You're not more likely to be mad or a genius just because you use your left hand.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 10:16:28 am »
to be fair I am quoting half remembered details; however statistics of that nature should always be judged on a percentage basis otherwise it would as you have said be rather silly.

In his book Right-Hand, Left-Hand,Chris McManus of University College London argues that the proportion of left-handers is rising and left-handed people as a group have historically produced an above-average quota of high achievers. He says that left-handers' brains are structured differently in a way that widens their range of abilities, and the genes that determine left-handedness also govern development of the language centres of the brain.

McManus also says that the increase in the 20th century of people identifying as left-handed could produce a corresponding intellectual advance and a leap in the number of mathematical, sporting, or artistic geniuses.


Anyone disagreeing is of course the victim of right handed propaganda!  ;)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2009, 11:57:17 am by OswaldBastable »

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 10:56:15 am »
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Lefties of the world: UNITE!

Right on !!! ;D

You need a symbol...maybe a clenched fist (a left fist of course!)

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 12:48:22 pm »
Left-handed people are in their right mind, right-handed people have to use what's left.

Count me in! Right handed tools, doors in shops, even cigarette lighters and corkscrews! We shall rise and crush!!!!!

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009, 12:30:43 pm »
My goodness am I the first lady member - how wonderful!

I am the only left-handed member of my family.  Even my own children are right-handed.  I have always enjoyed being unique...and a genius....why thank you  ;)
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2009, 12:40:39 pm »
As a member of the right handers, I commend you on your efforts. I extend my left hand, hoping to extend the hand of friendship between us. A hand that is neither left, nor right, but simply metaphorical. Also, I brought a cake, if anyone's interested.
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2009, 02:37:17 pm »
As a member of the right handers, I commend you on your efforts. I extend my left hand, hoping to extend the hand of friendship between us. A hand that is neither left, nor right, but simply metaphorical. Also, I brought a cake, if anyone's interested.


well if you brought cake...........

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 04:23:18 pm »

     I'm a leftie also.

     Vienna

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 04:25:56 pm »
Ahoy thar mateys! I be a south paw, at least when it comes to writing.
Bottom line: It's an artifact of statistics, if you will. You're not more likely to be mad or a genius just because you use your left hand.
I will not, for there are "Lies, damned lies, and statistics". Like beauty to the eye of the beholder, truth is to the heart of the believer. Left handers are all mad and geniuses, even if they nor anyone else around them notices. ;)
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2009, 04:29:09 pm »
I'm ambi, so I'm just half popping in ;)
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2009, 05:04:40 pm »
As a member of the right handers, I commend you on your efforts. I extend my left hand, hoping to extend the hand of friendship between us. A hand that is neither left, nor right, but simply metaphorical. Also, I brought a cake, if anyone's interested.

While I appreciate your frosted gesture, I must inquire: is the accompanying cake server set right-handed?  :P

Anyhow... if any of you happen to take pride in numbers, here is the list of members so far:

#1 – Janus Zarate
#2 – OswaldBastable
#3 – Sir Nikolas Vendigroth
#4 – Capt. Dirigible
#5 – Herr Klinger
#6 – Aspen
#7 – Vienna Fahrmann
#8 – Pnakotus
#8.5 – Jemima Annabelle Clough

Okay, I'm kidding on the last one.  That should be #9. :D

Jemima, if you're willing to side with the sinistral in every battle between the left-handed and the right-handed, you are welcome to stay aboard.  Otherwise, you are merely a double-agent. :P

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2009, 05:42:28 pm »
I'm a leftie, more or less; I only learned to write with my left hand, but everything else I do with my left or right hand as the mood takes me.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2009, 06:04:36 pm »
Good enough for me, Tara. You're our 10th member. ;)

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2009, 06:35:33 pm »
Not a member of your brotherhood myself, however my other-half and our bat-winged cogling are both of the left-handed persuasion
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2009, 06:44:49 pm »
Yar, I be a lefty.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2009, 07:22:30 pm »
Not a member of your brotherhood myself, however my other-half and our bat-winged cogling are both of the left-handed persuasion

I thank you, good sir, for contributing a new genius to the world. :)

Vela, you're our 11th member.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2009, 07:40:43 pm »

     According to my mother, she made every effort possible to make my right handed when I was a very young child, but I remained stubbornly a leftie.  My father was a natural leftie whose parents had coerced him into using his right hand by stabbing his left hand with a fork or other pointy implement every time he used it.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2009, 07:43:35 pm »
Your resistance makes you perfectly qualified to join our ranks.  Welcome to the revolution, Vienna! :D

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2009, 08:42:25 pm »

     According to my mother, she made every effort possible to make my right handed when I was a very young child, but I remained stubbornly a leftie.  My father was a natural leftie whose parents had coerced him into using his right hand by stabbing his left hand with a fork or other pointy implement every time he used it.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2009, 10:33:23 pm »
<punches a Kalashnikov into the air, gripping in his left hand> For the REVOLUTION!

...wha'? Oh. We're a League, not a Revolution. Excuse me <tosses the AK into the corner>

So! Whats our strategy for dominating the world with our genius?

(on another note, left handers tend to have slightly faster reflexes than right handers, due to how the brain is wired up. Don't ask me for details as I don't have any ::))

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2009, 10:51:55 pm »
It's rather complicated and still a work in progress, but here is the gist of it so far:

First, we begin introducing prominent left-handed individuals into political offices.  America is ahead of you on that one. ;)

Next, we begin subtly dismantling right-handed appliances and tools, forcing the uneducated right-handed to purchase and learn to operate left-handed products.

Then, we gather up gorgeous left-handed women and use them as poster models for our civil rights campaign material...

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2009, 02:54:06 am »
I should think the League's first order of business should be to draw up a Charter, and a Bill of Lefts.
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2009, 07:32:14 am »
I should think the League's first order of business should be to draw up a Charter, and a Bill of Lefts.
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