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  1. Story, Friday February 16, 2018

    The horrible thing is, I feel the Gungans in general (not including Jar-Jar) are just so much better than the Ewoks. Yes, they are comparatively primitive but their weaponry makes sense. Instead of using stone age weaponry it is more like a late 19th century army (with an extremely tough defensive position) facing a WW2 army. Admittedly they get cut to shreds and rout as soon as their big shields collapse but at least that seems reasonable. In fact, the Gungans could potentially be far more dangerous to the Trade Federation if they had been able to fight them in wetlands, marsh or even on the shore of a lake. It is only because they are forced to go on the offensive to draw the Trade Federation forces out that they end up fighting on an open plain where the droids had all the advantage.
  2. Story, Monday February 19, 2018

    It is possible, of course. But Magic still cared enough to tell Tedd that Pandora had reset so as to remember him as family. Though this might just have been relating what it saw as 'possibly pertinent information', or some similar clinical reason.
  3. Les XXIIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver

    "Why does gravity hate me?"
  4. NP Monday Feb 19, 2017

    I am sure she had weighty reasons.
  5. Les XXIIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver

    My poor old Burmese Catso was chronically confused. He was such a good kitty but he had this constant expression that made him look terminally baffled. He would do things like fall off the bed while shifting position and then sit on the floor like, "I am almost completely sure that I did not mean to do that but somehow this happened anyway. Why?"
  6. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Are they at least making you work the graveyard shift? You do have a lot of practice with ancient tombs.
  7. What Are You Ingesting?

    You deserved that for your wanton abuse of phonetics.
  8. Les XXIIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver

    I find it astonishing that someone with as much experience with cats as you have could ever make a certain statement about where a cat can and cannot go. If it decides to go to the top of the podium, there is where it will be.
  9. Story, Friday February 16, 2018

    I am informed that my conception of a mistranslation in this instance may itself have been shaped by a political argument. Thus I fear that this postulate of mine is suspect given that this was something I read years ago in sources no longer readily available to me. Given that it most certainly has also been affected by erosion of my memories and how I wanted the argument to be, I am afraid I have to retract it.
  10. Story Wednesday January 31, 2018

    Precisely. To be fair to Göring, much as I hate to waste any effort on that, he was under similar pressure from Hitler. Indeed. As it should be in any organisation which hopes to survive for any length of time.
  11. Story Wednesday January 31, 2018

    Well... kinda sorta. In a 'tell the boss what he wants to hear' way this was actually pretty close to what actually happened. Luftwaffe's own intelligence officers felt under pressure to deliver optimistic results to Göring so they continually reported that the RAF was buckling under the pressure and that with just a little more effort could be made to completely collapse. This resulted in Göring maintaining what was most of the time a fruitless effort and not noticing a brief window of time (when the Luftwaffe was hitting Fighter Command's airfields) where it was actually true. It ended up with Göring chasing a chimaera of victory that constantly moved just a little further away from him, much like that classic cartoon of a donkey induced to chase a carrot dangling from a stick.
  12. Les XXIIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver

    Now this is a real fan of the winter olympics.
  13. Story, Friday February 16, 2018

    Which was codswallop and just an example of bad translation. In the original the verse spoke of a poisoner, not a witch. I daresay there is an important difference. If anyone here feels like reading an interesting article about how translation errors or deliberate mistranslation can create a world of trouble for a holy text, I highly recommend this article.
  14. Story Wednesday January 31, 2018

    As I stated, it was unintentionally. It was more like a tragedy of errors than anything else. But the Luftwaffe did get derailed from a winning strategy to a losing one. I am actually not sure. Anyway, I was being snide more than anything else. Rather like how Grandpa Simpson during his time as a combat engineer in the US Army received the Cross of Iron for the number of casualties his incompetence caused his own side. Still, you might have a point. Perhaps a special medal should be created just for him. Something like the Deleterious Flying Cross.
  15. Story Wednesday January 31, 2018

    Come to think of it, the Luftwaffe did get 'lured' during the Battle of Britain, albeit unintentionally. Luftwaffe had switched from bombing towns and factories to striking at the airfields of Fighter Command, which was in fact a winning strategy and was pushing the RAF to near desperation. That was when one of Luftwaffe's bombers accidentally dropped its bombs on an outlying area of London itself, something Hitler had expressly forbidden as he was worried about provoking the British into striking at Berlin. Fortunately for this strategy, Winston Churchill was a calm and very patient man who in no way believed in responding to force with ten times as much force or that disproportionate retribution was the best retribution. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ...no, sorry, I couldn't write that with a straight face. Anyway, the outraged Churchill ordered a long range night bombing raid on Berlin the very next night. A furious Hitler called Göring in front of him and yanked several of his medals off (err no, wait, that was The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin) and the humiliated Göring decided to display his antigenius by ordering the entire offensive to switch to bombing London. He did this just as the airfield strategy was beginning to succeed and the RAF breathed a huge sigh of relief as the pressure came off. Admittedly the bombing raids did some damage to London but at least the RAF managed to survive. Göring was really an amazing man. He saved England at least twice by aborting highly effective strategies in favour of less effective ones (the first time was when he decided it wasn't 'worth the bother' to make concerted attacks on Dowding's radar stations) and he kept bleeding his Luftwaffe white in the skies above England long past the point where more sensible men might have called the whole thing off. I feel it is very unjust that he was never given the Victoria Cross for his efforts.