Tuesday Forum: June 11, 2019

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2,262 Responses to Tuesday Forum: June 11, 2019

  1. egg_ says:

    Vlogging is the go nowadays.

    And FPV (First Person Video) via drones, for the action shots, such as the rush for the buffet table.

  2. Oh come on says:

    Look at the Spanish railway system. Siemens engineered the absolute fuck out of that, for some colossal amount of money that was lent by the Germans. And I’m sure it’s a very good system, but could the customer afford it?

    I’d like to drive a brand new Roller. It’s no doubt an excellent car. A German bank ought to lend me the money to buy this (now) German car.

  3. Top Ender says:

    John Donne was a very naughty boy.

    The suitor in ‘The Flea’ enviously describes the creature that ‘sucks’ on his mistress’s skin and intermingles its fluids with hers. Here Aviva Dautch explores images of eroticism, death, guilt and innocence in John Donne’s poem.

    Fleas were a popular subject for ribald humour during the Renaissance. The creatures were everywhere in both real life and in erotic poetry (inspired by the writing of the Roman poet Ovid) – their ability to freely roam ladies’ flesh making them the envy of John Donne’s poetic narrator as well as many others.

    Since 17th-century society viewed sex as the mingling of bloods, the flea’s bloodsucking nature had huge possibilities as a risqué metaphor. Donne’s poem is composed of three stanzas of nine lines. The first six lines in each stanza are made from three rhyming couplets, while the last three lines of each is a triplet. In this way Donne’s form mirrors his content as three distinctly separate entities – man, woman and flea – become one.

    Read on – if you dare… (I had several years of this, so you tend to remember the naughty bits.)

    This is blokes’ night – yes?

  4. Oh come on says:

    Isn’t the Italian savings rate historically high because of the lack of trust in the government?

    Also, isn’t the Italian banking system unusually underpowered from a global perspective, given the amount of capital the system holds? Is it more fragmented than normal? The Japanese also have a high savings rate, and you can pretty easily list at least a couple of well-known Japanese banks. What’s the largest Italian bank?

  5. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Bloody hell TE.

    Don’t tell P – she’ll have conniptions.

    The type you used to get in Walgett in 1932.

  6. P says:

    Top Ender #3042938, posted on June 15, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Thanks TE. Very interesting, but there is a new thread presently operating.

  7. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Apropos of Sicily – James Sicily is a complete and utter potato and should be composted.

  8. Armadillo says:

    No-one could frickin afford it.

    Liberty Quote.

    Saddest thing is that the Government could afford it.

  9. Armadillo says:

    With the money they tax you for something you are never going to get to use in your entire life. Maybe once or twice. Perhaps a dozen times.

    I can really see the appeal of Trump in “fly over” country. Rural Australia isn’t much different in many respects. All the money for the lattes and the inner city property wealth comes from the inland.

    It wouldn’t hurt for the hipsters to actually send a couple of graders out our way, instead of protesting about a fucking chook or a hole in the ground.

  10. Andy Ruiz says:

    “Oh come on” that works just fine if the Italians don’t pay the Germans back. Then you get the great effects of a good railway system and the even better effects of balanced budgets.

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