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  • Hard News: Watching the Watchmen,

    -it will be considerably saner than we are-

    Our Problem if I may be bold is wildly disparate cultural adaptations in various stages of evolution, which are all rubbing up against each other. No getting away now. No siree bob... i like to make light of such things. Perhaps I'm a sad bastard.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Watching the Watchmen,

    I am and always will be proud of my status as an ape. A great ape, if I were to brag.

    Makes monkey-like grovelling gesture.

    Without knowledge we would not be destroying our own habitat.

    Or maybe in that other universe where we didn't get wheels and fossil fuels, humanity still a few millions years of life left in it. Or maybe the smart pricks haven't turned up yet.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Watching the Watchmen,

    My theory was this: Like Cain (and us), the Caucasians began to encroach on the territory of their neighbors -- the Semites being their neighbors to the south. They began to water their fields with the blood of the Semites.

    His theory sucks. He makes too much out of monkeys fighting over a waterhole.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Watching the Watchmen,

    Well I was kind of interested until this:

    As an aside you might be interested to read his alternative theory on The Fall of Man, Cain and Abel, and the knowledge of good and evil:

    Sorry the Fall of Man, is a biblical fantasy. We are the way we are because of our lowly origins, we are monkeys. Not because of we did something wrong somewhere and fell out of favour with some celestial dictator. The urban/rural divide has been the bane of humanity since foreva. Reading metaphors into biblical narratives is a mugs game.
    The whole Daniel Quinn/Ishmael thing just looks dodgy.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Watching the Watchmen,

    four possible scenarios for the near future...

    Oh joy :-|

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Watching the Watchmen,

    Ya think!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: This Is Not My Dan Carter,

    Apparently, in the future we'll finally be rid of the working class,

    Maybe in the future that's what working class people are like.....
    who knows?
    But despite video sanitisation of the human race I predict people will still come in fat, bald, old, disabled, exotically mixed or not, and a few other as well... to be shure.
    Not certain about non-upper middle tho.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Just pretend it's Friday already,

    "Big Leeks will inspire you"

    Nice little item on Christopher Hitchens last night on Media 7.
    His book is a fun read. But its a bit of a stretch at the end when he tries to claim he saw the WMD's in Iraq while there with Wolfowitz.

    And Rachel Lang seems nice, if a bit defensive about her projects. Its only tele we are allowed to love or hate stuff for no good reason. And leave it at that.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The truth about "Party Central",

    Sez Rudman

    the new mayoral chambers seems set to become the 21st century Tower of Babel, rather than the streamlined centre of focused leadership we've been promised.

    Or many dick's and dickess's in conservative garb, as opposed to a streamlined dick in a suit.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Behind the Paywall,

    Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (Peter Cook): ... It was shortly after World War Two.

    So it does exist ... in our collective imaginations.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1332 posts Report Reply

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