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Old 04-30-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
Derek Lane
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I'm not a big fan of evolutionary theory, but I'm beginning to think we may be genetically disposed to the CrossFit affliction. Simply put, I think it's a bunch of crazy Irishmen (who've dragged a few innocent bystanders into their mass hysteria). Seriously, have you scanned the names on these forums lately? Have you noticed how many of these guys find wearing a kilt to be a perfectly normal activity? Yes, there's a couple of Scots, but unless they claim Pictish ancestors, then they're just descendants of Irish folk who got the wandering bug a bit earlier than the rest.
I myself am about 50% Irish, 30% Scot and 20% Norwegian. I mention this because it is possible I've identified the wrong ancestral thread as the source of my deviancey. Perhaps it is in fact the blood of the Norsemen which causes the affliction. Yes, I think that may be it. That would pull those Englishmen into the fold, I'm sure most of you know that the Norse, uhm, sowed their oats throughout all the British Isles and Normandy. Yes, I think I'll stick with that. Hey, that even explains a name like Gagliardi, I remember from Western Civ 102, the Normans actually ran a fair portion of Italy for quite a while...(and Amundson... well, duh)
So, ta-dah, there you have it. A unified theory on the impetus to CrossFit. :crazy:
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Old 04-30-2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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okay, okay names like Sakimoto and Lau throw a little wrench into the works.... hmmm, maybe it's an island thing.... back to the drawing board...
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Old 04-30-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Haha! Derek...my ancestry is a mixed bag, but to my knowledge, no scots or irishmen in the bunch. ;)

I do plan on getting a kilt, though.
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Old 04-30-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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Interesting. I happen to fall into the Scotch Irish English Welsh Czech and German catagory. There is a lot more Scotch Irish in me than the rest. Which would explain the spitefulness:-) Look at the Scots they toss phone poles around for fun. I wonder if it a latent desire for a hard life. Just like the ancestors?
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:16 PM   #5
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Moscov...

German, French, Russian.

Husband is Kessler - German and Russian.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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Another not so bright irishman here. Still not sure why I keep coming back for more ... maybe just hard-headed. "Thank you sir, may I have another!"

On a more serious note, former Secretary of Defense, James Webb, has a recent non-fiction out called "Born Fighting : How the Scots-Irish Shaped America" It's supposed to be pretty good, but I haven't read it yet myself. Here's the link to it at Amazon ...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767916883/ref=wl_it_dp/103-329887 0-6001427?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I2TM0VHQX1SP4V&v=g lance&colid=EASHDL42PPCJ
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:46 PM   #7
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Climer/Dad's Mom: Yates(Mom's maiden: Flood/Mom's Mom: Smith) Whole lotta English, Irish and American Indian(Great-Great Granny a full-blood Shoshone)
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Old 04-30-2005, 09:21 PM   #8
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Kustes - German
Fitzgerald - if you can't pick that out as Irish, you're screwed up.
Also a bit of Italian in there too. Irish seems to be a recurring theme.
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:16 PM   #9
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Well... I was adopted. Maybe I am really Irish????
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:45 PM   #10
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Well Beth, the original "Rus" from whom the Russians get their name were Norse traders. I believe it meant something along the line of "men of the boats". They actually had trade routes all the way to Moscow and then from there down to Constantinople, thus making you proof that the CrossFit gene can be passed via nature and nurture. :happy:
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