Who can Pull? (in Off-topic)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 17 2006 11:44 AM EST

A little discussion to get everyone's brains working! ;)

while ago I had a disucssion with my Dad, when he asserted that you cannot 'Pull' anything, only 'Push'.

I'l leave you with that for the moment before I go into any more detail.


bartjan March 17 2006 11:58 AM EST

If you read on the Fundamental Forces then it sounds a lot more like 'Pull', not 'Push'.

AdminG Beee March 17 2006 1:34 PM EST

GL, I have a vague recollection of having a bizarre conversation with your dad from a pub in London a few weeks ago. I sense a theme...

Special J March 17 2006 1:36 PM EST

I do too GB, you spend too much time in the pubs.

And I do not spend enough time in the pubs.

InebriatedArsonist March 17 2006 2:40 PM EST

I do too GB, you spend too much time in the pubs.

-What is this "too much time" you speak off? ;)

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] March 17 2006 2:49 PM EST

Time spent in pubs is certainly proportional to pulling potential anyway.

Stephen March 17 2006 8:14 PM EST

...and inversely proportional to pulling success

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 20 2006 5:04 AM EST


Consider opening the pub door. It has a 'Pull' sign on it. When you take hold of the door handle, are you pushing the handle?

Phrede March 20 2006 6:28 AM EST

Because we have Mass we also attract other objects to us however large they may be (my Girlfriend says it works both ways). Therefore even if we decide to push something we are inevitably going to initially pull it as we approach the object.

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] March 20 2006 8:14 AM EST

Lets get one thing straight, u can't spend too much time in a pub. With that cleared up if you look at one of Newtons laws, something about equal force being acted on an object, if you were to pull something your basically making those forces un-equal and so meaning to object will come towards you, ie the same as being pushed from the opposite side. Saying that though, there's the force of gravity, thats a pull, not a push.

AdminG Beee March 20 2006 8:35 AM EST

"Consider opening the pub door. It has a 'Pull' sign on it. When you take hold of the door handle, are you pushing the handle?"

Let's actually get one thing straight !
This isn't about "pushing" or "pulling", the important thing here is whether you're entering, or leaving.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 20 2006 9:28 AM EST

"ie the same as being pushed from the opposite side"


Are you pulling a handle towards you, or pushing it towards you? How do you pull it?

G, you only leave the Pub at kicking out time... (Or when you've had a bit too much, and have to go home to bed...)

AdminG Beee March 20 2006 9:46 AM EST

To use an InebriatedArsonist'ism.

-What is this "had a bit too much" you speak off? ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 20 2006 10:34 AM EST

You know, that time in the evening when you're in the Ben Crouch Tavern, don't remember buying that last brandy at the bar, and your body thinks "Nope, time to stop and go home, otherwise I'll *really* embarise myself and be violently ill somewhere. Plus I really need a Kebab.". Next thing you know, you find yourself on the last train home and waking up at the end of the line after sleeping through your stop!


QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 20 2006 11:01 AM EST

I only pull if the guy ahead of me has been rude and the guy behind me isn't any too gallant. ;)

Stephen March 22 2006 6:39 PM EST

Ladies cannot fight for equality and expect doors to be held open for them in the same universe

QBOddBird March 22 2006 6:42 PM EST

That's why Bast doesn't have to fight for equality. She is superior.
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