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Moon Monkey says: Turn into Jeremy Clarkson for a moment, and tell us about the things that are so obviously wrong with the world, and how they should be fixed. Extra points for ludicrous over-simplification, blatant mis-representation, and humourous knob-gags.

(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:53)
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"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

(Big nod to moonmonkey and others.)
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 10:07, 9 replies)
That's not
nearly as clever as it sounds.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 10:13, closed)
that's the Jeremy-Kyle-underclass of Britain out of your equation then.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 10:16, closed)
is (was?) a pompous idiot, and seems to have missed the fact that we live in a (reasonably) ordered society - as do the insects, but they'll be here long after we've reduced ourselves to dust.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 10:29, closed)
"conn a ship"?

Had Heilein (who sounds like a forrin, incidentally) heard the phrase "Jack of all trades, and master of none", do you think?
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:12, closed)
Conn as in conning tower or "Take the conn, ensign Somebody" in Star Trek. Its an old name for a ships wheel.
Christ, Heinlein was a tedious old fucking cunt.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:22, closed)
Ah right.
Yes - clearly he was; a tedious old FORRIN fucking cunt, at that.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:28, closed)
Well, an American, which is frankly ghastly and at LEAST as bad as a forrin. Ugh.

(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:41, closed)
Hmm, Seven out of Twenty One
And not the most impressive seven either.

Though the last time I tried to change a nappy with a proper safety pin I did manage to draw blood (mine not the baby's)
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:56, closed)
You stabbed a baby to death with it, didn't you?
Go on, admit it.
(, Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:57, closed)

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