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  1. tsandl commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 10 hours ago

    Say rather, same mass, but tremendously more surface area, which means far more will burn up in the atmosphere and whatever doesn’t burn up will be moving much slower by the time it impacts. It’s less Dour Scotsman’s buckshot/.45 analogy and more like the difference between having a pound of loose snow land on your head and getting bonked by a one pound hailstone.

  2. tsandl commented on The Argyle Sweater about 10 hours ago

    Blame that misconception on Hollywood, not Jewish or Christian religion. The Bible makes it clear that the Israelites were brick makers in Egypt, not masons or monument builders. The Egyptians DID use slave labor for making bricks. In the scenes of brick making depicted in the frescoes of TT100, the tomb of Rekhmire, there are fully-dressed men holding nekhakha (Egyptian flail) watching the workers make bricks.

  3. tsandl commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 2 days ago

    The Heckbender will eat you if you don’t buy this book.

  4. tsandl commented on Over the Hedge 4 days ago

    At some point, a dead cat in a box will become observable whether you open the box or not.

  5. tsandl commented on Off the Mark 4 days ago

    When one door closes, another one opens… right under your feet.

  6. tsandl commented on Maria's Day 4 days ago

    Margaret Hamilton’s makeup.

  7. tsandl commented on The Grizzwells 6 days ago

    Right on! And then you have those people who never finish what they

  8. tsandl commented on Grand Avenue 15 days ago

    Actually, they’ve been able to remain neutral because, when it comes right down to it, nobody really wants Switzerland.

  9. tsandl commented on JumpStart 19 days ago

    You know, the danger of this type of quote is that people today read it and think something along the lines of, “If they were saying things like this back then, then it must just be one of those things every generation says about the one that follows it, and therefore, it’s nothing to worry about.” If you thought something like that, then let me remind you that Socrates lived during the decline of Athens’ golden age. Sixty years after his death, Athens was a conquered puppet of King Philip of Macedon.

  10. tsandl commented on JumpStart 19 days ago

    Well, Athens adopted a modified alphabet during Socrates’ lifetime, and he may have criticized that, but the Greeks had already been using Phoenician derived scripts for about 400 years, and they were using Linear B over a thousand years before Socrates.