Tuesday, 12 February 2008

SHIT SHIT SHIT. The Word Shit will be considerd an accepted expression on this blog, provided it is only used under dire circumstances

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening. After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term "Ship High In Transit" on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. Thus evolved the term " S.H.I.T " , (Ship High In Transport) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day. You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I. I had always thought it was a golf term.

I shall now commence my post about my weekend adventure. It may be available tomorrow, progress will depend on hanging in between cold compresses, antibiotics and pills to alleviate a number of areas of pain mainly above my shoulders, photo's not availailable at present. Have a pleasant evening. Vest, back from the dead. Read comment from previous post.

11 comments:

lower deck lawyer said...

Vesty old pal,I note that a sinister message is imminent, nothing too serious I hope.Mike.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

VEST

in india in the villages
we dont flush our toilet down

the shit is collected in pits to generate Methane Gas for cooking and lighting purposes

it is called the Gobar (shit) gas plant

Jim said...

Methane Gas is the predominant Green House Gas after water vapour



u must thank God for the billion Indians who shit and dont flush their shit

if not for GHG this earth wud turn into ice lands

graeme@enjoylifenow said...

Subject: Fw: Facelift.

A woman decides to have a facelift for her 50th birthday

She spends $15,000 and feels pretty good about the results.

On her way home, she stops at a news stand to buy a newspaper.
Before leaving, she says to the clerk, 'I hope you don't mind my asking, but how old do you think I am?'

'About 32,' is the reply.

A little while later she goes into McDonald's and asks the counter girl the very same question.

The girl replies, 'I'd guess about 29.'

The woman replies with a big smile, 'Nope, I'm 50.'

Now she's feeling really good about herself. She stops in a drug store on her way down the street. She goes up to the counter to get some mints and asks the clerk this burning question.

The clerk responds, 'Oh, I'd say 30.'
Again she proudly responds, 'I'm 50, but thank you!'

While waiting for the bus to go home, she asks an old man waiting next to her the same question.

He replies,'I'm 78 and my eyesight is going. Although, when I was young, there was a sure-fire way to tell how old a woman was.

It sounds very forward, but it requires you to let me put my hands under your bra. Then, and only then can I tell you EXACTLY how old you are.'

They wait in silence on the empty street until her curiosity gets the best of her. She finally blurts out, 'What the hell, go ahead.'

He slips both of his hands under her blouse and begins to feel around very slowly and carefully. He bounces and weighs each breast and he gently pinches each nipple. He pushes her breasts together and rubs them against each other.

After a couple of minutes of this, she says, 'Okay, okay...How old am I?'

He completes one last squeeze of her breasts, removes his hands, and says, ' Ma dam, you are 50.'

Stunned and amazed, the woman says, 'That was incredible, how could you tell?'

The old man says, 'Promise you won't get mad?'

'I promise I won't,' she says.

'I was behind you in McDonald's.'

Vest said...

Jim : It had to be you to overstep the level of decency, or is your B P showing once more. your comment deleted, have a nice day.

wally said...

hi jimmy boy- so india must be full of poo.....hey mr vest are you ok

amy swansea. said...

It seems you have had an accident vesty...What happened?

Vest said...

New post soon, yes I have had an accident.

Anonymous said...

i wud like to feel RMs age

Aggie said...

Oh, so that's how SHIT happens!