For an example of the container-to-building conversion that didn’t work out so well, see “Judge Parker” about a year ago, right about the time they changed writers…
From Wikipedia: “In 1996, [Purdue engineering professor George] Goble was awarded the Ig Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for preparing a barbecue for cooking in less than 5 seconds by the use of a smoldering cigarette, charcoal and LOX (liquid oxygen). This act attracted the attention of the West Lafayette, Indiana fire department, which warned him to never let them catch him in the possession of LOX near a barbecue fire ever again.”
I believe this is still the record.
You’re thinking of retired defense [sic] secretaries.
You’re a plugger if almost everyone you went to school with is dead!
The Yellowstone caldera erupts approximately every 600,000 years, which means it has erupted many, many times since life first appeared on earth. Further, it’s erupted at least four or five times since the first hominids (our direct ancestors) appeared on earth. Certainly the eruption, when it happens (you don’t honestly think we’ll get our act together sufficiently to prevent it, do you? We can’t even deal with climate change that we’re causing), will reduce our numbers greatly, probably down into the tens of millions. But humans are remarkably clever and adaptable… especially those members of our species who aren’t dependent upon “civilization” to survive.
Which at least might help explain why we haven’t won a war since 1945 despite having the world’s most expensive military…
And fifty years after that, after we’ve learned how plants also feel pain and have limited our diets to fruit, nectar and milk (the only things whose natural biological function is to feed other creatures), today’s vegans will also be seen as monsters…
You’ve never heard of the incompleteness theorem, have you?
I was going to say something about how this was mathematically impossible (after your seventh fall, you get up your seventh time, then you’re up—how do you get back down for that eight “back up” without falling an eighth time?). Then I read the comments, and realized I shouldn’t have read the comments today.
The difference is that the Dutch immigrants and their offspring are now fully accepted members of society with all the rights and privileges implied by that situation, while native Americans are still very much second-class citizens in their own land.