"But I wanted a pony!" Boy and his boar, 1930. pic.twitter.com/BsBX3wDNt3
— Weird History (@weird_hist) September 24, 2016
You want to calibrate exactly when you go to eavesdrop on this drunken conversation between Arthur C Clarke, CS Lewis, and JRR Tolkien. You don’t want to get there too early. Two drinks is too soon; five drinks is too many. You want to arrive somewhere between three and four ales apiece: that’s probably the peak point for Awesome Drunken Conversations.
…What? Recording awesome stuff on the sly is the only really ethical use of time travel that I can think of. I mean, you don’t want to actually change anything, right? …RIGHT?
When Arthur C. Clarke & J.R.R. Tolkien went to the pub & got pissed. From Francis Spufford's brilliant Backroom Boys pic.twitter.com/LcR9Ij6Qsf
— Rowland White (@RowlandWhite) September 11, 2016
When I was young I wondered why old people didn’t understand. And then I became older, and learned that they understood just fine: they simply learned that the young didn’t want to hear it. But that doesn’t stop the occasional act of rebellion against the system:
Teenager on her phone: “I don’t know if he’ll change…”
Elderly lady walking by: “He won’t.”
— Heather Hogan (@hhoagie) August 10, 2016
…Yeah. You can kind of tell when somebody’s not gonna change. Harsh, but true.
In fact: tweet after the fold. Nothing graphic, but it can cause vertigo if you aren’t careful. And maybe even if you are.
Never really thought about it, before.
That awkward moment when you realize plastic dinosaurs are made of actual dinosaurs.
— Fantasy Author (@BrianRathbone) June 9, 2016
Mind you, birds become much cooler when you realize that they’re themselves the optimized descendants of dinosaurs…
It is, in fact, an infallible method. Heck, I suspect that it’s a retroactively infallible method. Is that madness? …Perhaps. And yet, I believe it anyway.
How to find manuscript typos:
1. Click submit
— Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) April 23, 2016
This would have solved the entire problem, sure enough.
a lot of conflict in the wild west would have been avoided if only cowboy architects had made their towns big enough for everyone
— Paul K (@paulkington) September 1, 2015
I don’t know why I’m fascinated with this observation. I shouldn’t be. But yet, I am.
There’s absolutely no argument from me that you don’t want to read too much into a dramatic graph.
— Modeled Behavior (@ModeledBehavior) August 18, 2015
At the same time, sometimes dramatic things do happen. Certainly it’s significant enough looking that people on the Left are there and starting to push back on it in earnest. And why is it so difficult for the Left to admit that minimum wages have a negative impact on employment, anyway? It’s economics that even non-economists can understand.