For some reason, or reasons, Antarctica was very important to the Third Reich and the Nazis.
The most reasonable explanation was for a strategic whaling port. Empires need fuel, and Germany did not have much petroleum, and had not quite utilized the coal-to-liquid Fischer-Troppes process on a large basis. Germany had LOTS of coal.
Secondly, The old empires were in the Northern Hemispheres, so an Antarctica military base would be a strong asset for total global domination.
Thirdly, there was the possibility of a huge military command and control base underneath the ice of Antarctica. German had been mining hundreds of years, and were aware of constant temperatures hundreds of feet beneath the Earth’s surface.
Fourth, and this may get a little weird: There is a long literary and artistic speculation that the Earth is hollow, and by moving around in this hollow earth one could pop up anywhere in the world, sort of like Great Circle Navigation, but underground.
One of the best known representations of a hollow earth was written by Dante, with lavish illustrations. So just in case one finds themselves in Hell, a copy of Divine Comedy can work as a map. (maybe from a Jungian perspective) PS: Don’t eat anything in the underworld. Remember the Greeks!
A parallel view held there is an actual pole or tube running through the earth, where people could easily(HAH!) travel from North Pole to South Pole and back.
Considering the Earth is 4000 miles deep, and humans have only drilled about 8 miles deep, there is a lot of this orb we have little experience with.
I’ll stay with my 3rd grade science lesson: Surface, Crust, Mantle and Core. The temperature gets stable and cool for a couple hundred feet below sea level. Then it begins to get really hot, with unbearable atmospheric pressures.
Besides, I learned from Superman that the really highly advanced Mole People who live under the crust of the Earth don’t want us there.
There is a leaf on Baba Mouse’s Wand.
Ace Of Wands?
New Beginnings, Creativity, Birth, Beginnings?
From wiki re Waite: (Waite is the best known interpreter)
“Waite-Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and in a sense of virility which is behind them, The starting point of enterprises; money, fortune, inheritance. (The card) represents the critical factor for the seed of a new venture – perhaps as yet unseen. An opportunity to be met with boldness, vigor, and enthusiasm. The herald of birth, invention, or entrepreneurship. An innate and primal force released. Also, it may suggest a surge of vitality, creativity, or fertility that can set things in motion. "
Hard to say this early, but somebody asked if she was a Doula, which would fit with Birth or New Beginnings. Or the seed of a new Adventure.
Painfully close to The Broca Region of the brain.
I had a blood vessel explode there, and couldn’t walk or talk for two years. I STILL have a little trouble with aphasia, where I don’t remember how to verbalize some names.
It is getting better, but I get plateaus where I don’t get better for months.
(I started commenting on gocomics about ten years ago to help me remember how to communicate.)
And … it was written by Sophie and Tommy’s Mommy, the Alley Cat Lady who helped save Beatrix.
There are two HUGE lakes in the old west. Salt Lake, for those who like saltwater, and Lake Tahoe, the freshwater lake near The Ponderosa from Bonanza .
One of those lakes could work for a mermaid.
Unless you are John McEnroe.
Back in the day you may have gotten some catnip with your Tijuana Gold.
Catnip was Cannabis Helper™. Or so I’ve heard.
Kitty treats are sort of like chicken cordon bleu.
Some chicken, A little ham, A little cheese
All wrapped up in mellowing catnip.
They had it coming!
They only had themselves to blame.
If you’d have been there,
If you’d have seen it!
I tell you, you would have done the same!
(Pop) (Six) (Squish) (Uh-uh!) (Cicero) (Lipschitz)
By the way, that is a great song to sing if you have to wash your hands 20 seconds.
Plus, it is really good assist for social-distancing.
Dave’s not here, man.
He did NOT SEE that coming.