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Topic: The Gibbet
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 10:12:30 PM
Bombers and Carriers are modern day Gibbet.
Topic: Would have been
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:14:35 PM
You may want to review the "Subjunctive Mood" here:
Topic: Unlearning misconception
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:02:09 PM
Training (people) to chip away (their) misconceptions?

Here, people and their misconceptions can't share the same verb.
Topic: A meaning question
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:26:07 AM
the context:

‘Bunkers throughout the world have become ready-made tourist attractions since the end of the Cold
War’, cultural theorist John Beck writes. He notes a huge proliferation of illustrated guides, websites and
handbooks in the past twenty years.
44 The very incongruity of these material remains, amid spruced-up
urban neighbourhoods or pastoral landscapes, no doubt adds to their attraction.
Whatever dark tourists’ motivations, Don DeLillo stresses in his novel Underworld (1997) that these
days a considerable number of them ‘travel somewhere not for museums and sunsets but for ruins,
bombed-out terrain, for the moss-grown memory of torture and war’.
45 The end of the Cold War, in
particular, has left the subsurface of cities and the interstices between them pitted with a ‘dismantled
landscape’ of hugely expensive tunnels and bunkers.
46 These spark a particularly deep and troubling
fascination – a technological sublime. Their brute, immovable materiality strongly evokes collective and
personal memories of what archaeologist Graham Fairclough has called ‘a remembered past’.
Here emerges a powerful series of resonances with the way the excavation of bunkers linked
seamlessly in the Cold War with constructions of modernist Brutalism above the surface
47 within an allpowerful rhetoric of mutually assured destruction or ‘exterminism’.
48 Such complexes – ‘ruins of the
twentieth century, of ideologies, conflicts, and dreams of mastery through reinforced concrete’
49 – lie
ready for exploration by a spectrum of groups, from conspiracy theorists, archaeologists, architects, place
marketers, to photographers and developers.
In parallel, the worlds of professional archaeology are now seriously engaged in researching,
preserving and opening up Cold War tunnels and bunkers to public visitation.
50 Just as Brutalist
architecture, built in Western cities between the 1950s and 1970s to directly imitate the functionalist and
aggressive concrete of World War II military bunkers, is blasted away and demolished because of its
current unpopularity,
51 so some of those military bunkers, woven into the very geology, are being
revalorised as tourist sites.

Topic: I assume we're looking for an answer more sophisticated than 'to get you into bed'
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 9:39:37 AM
Joey: "Of course it was a line!" -- The "line" is a pick-up line.
Topic: I assume we're looking for an answer more sophisticated than 'to get you into bed'
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:03:20 AM
The line is a pick-up line. 'To get you into bed', although straightforward, is a bit crude, unsophisticated and will get only rolling eyes if a guy is lucky. Guys work hard on pick-up line with all of our creativity.
Topic: Is England Still Part of Europe?
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:50:44 PM
UK will always be part of Europe. It's not going anywhere. All the details and differences Mr. Hanson talked about are just part of European history. British imperialism is still imperialism.

Is negative interest rates innate part of free-market/democratic world/capitalism? It is more like some kind of deformed byproduct symbolizing a free-market/capitalism going awry.
Topic: Barn-sour?
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 11:37:34 AM
Barn and Buddy Sour… aka Separation Anxiety. First, to clearly define what we are discussing, barn sour refers to a horse that wants to stay at the barn or that wants to rush back. Buddy sour refers to a horse who has become very attached to another horse.

from "Working with Barn and Buddy Sour Horses"
Posted in Training Ideas By Callie On December 2, 2016
Topic: Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:38:36 PM
Daemon wrote:
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Is UK and Spain etc. hallucinating still? No offence.
Topic: Eratosthenes and the curvature of the Earth
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:31:13 AM
The sun is so far away its rays to different points of earth are almost parallel. Consider they are parallel. If the earth is flat, sticks placed at different places on earth should have the same length of shadow (their angles to the rays of the sun are the same). If the surface of the earth is curved, sticks at different places will have different angles to the rays of the sun hence they have different lengths of shadows.

Since stick's shadows at different places have different lengths, the surface of the ear must be curved.

Why don't I come up with something like this?