Comments for The Virtual Stoa http://virtualstoa.net Chris Brooke's Weblog Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:03:05 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on First World War Height Chart by Matt http://virtualstoa.net/2014/08/04/first-world-war-height-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-1657048 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:03:05 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4198#comment-1657048 If those big-ass penguins were still around, I would gladly recognize them as our rightful overlords. It would certainly beat the dreadful pecking that we’d otherwise endure.

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Comment on First World War Height Chart by chrisbrooke http://virtualstoa.net/2014/08/04/first-world-war-height-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-1656644 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:42:36 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4198#comment-1656644 A helpful comment from Fatema Ahmed on Twitter, who observes that “If George V was 5’6 and this newsreel shows all the French bar Clemenceau nearby, they were not tall.”

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/george-v-1

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Comment on The Sleepwalkers by Magnifique! @ Sore Eyes http://virtualstoa.net/2014/08/04/the-sleepwalkers/comment-page-1/#comment-1656631 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:11:19 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4195#comment-1656631 […] Brooke has been reading The Sleepwalkers, Christopher Clark's book on the outbreak of the First World […]

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Comment on First World War Height Chart by Paul Stevenson http://virtualstoa.net/2014/08/04/first-world-war-height-chart/comment-page-1/#comment-1656630 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:25:02 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4198#comment-1656630 I wonder how tall Balliol alumnus Edward Grey was

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Comment on Winch on conversation by chrisbrooke http://virtualstoa.net/2014/08/03/winch-on-conversation/comment-page-1/#comment-1656597 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:27:50 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4182#comment-1656597 From the same lecture:

*** I can best make this plain by saying that my starting point would be recognition that, far from being proto-Austrians, proto-Marxians, proto Weberians, or even little Liberals and Conservatives, terms they would not have understood as substantive nouns, Smith, Burke, and Malthus were all species of that large political genus called Whigs. Given the immense variety within the genus such a description may not take us very far, but it has the minor virtue of ensuring that we do not set off confidently in the wrong direction at the outset. ***

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Comment on Roger Scruton on Elvis Presley by The Daily Decibel http://virtualstoa.net/2007/08/16/roger-scruton-on-elvis-presley/comment-page-1/#comment-1655121 Wed, 14 May 2014 02:13:48 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/2007/08/16/roger-scruton-on-elvis-presley/#comment-1655121 First of all, I must castigate “Cliche Guevara” by making such an ugly joke (ostensibly, his screen name). Pity the fool who makes use of such an ugly play on words. I doubt you’re ignorant as to who Guevara really was, and that makes you all the more accountable and therefore, more guilty. And the play on words involving the sac of skin in a man’s lower body area is not funny at all. Pity the fool who makes such a play on words.

I must castigate any and every soul who evidences such hatred and vitriol when they speak of Scruton. Scruton may have confused the daylights out of you, but I’d pick him over you in music criticism even if I hadn’t read your critical essays on music or aesthetics.

And to “Cliche Guevara”, what in God’s name do you mean by your ignorant play on words (involving a man’s lower body area) and your question about quotation marks?

Ugh.

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Comment on It’s Your Region by ejh http://virtualstoa.net/2002/05/13/76485488/comment-page-1/#comment-1654354 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:51:28 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=182#comment-1654354 its natives’ accents make it sound like the West Country

This is true, though it doesn’t prevent the mocking of the away supporters’ accents when, say, Bristol Rovers are the visitors to Oxford.

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Comment on It Was Twenty Years Ago Today by Josephine Quinn http://virtualstoa.net/2014/02/06/it-was-twenty-years-ago-today-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1653035 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 14:12:07 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4151#comment-1653035 Aww indeed. Dusty’s hair is quite reminiscent of Brooke c. 1994.

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Comment on It Was Twenty Years Ago Today by Marc Mulholland http://virtualstoa.net/2014/02/06/it-was-twenty-years-ago-today-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1653018 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:40:07 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4151#comment-1653018 Awwww. Congrats to you both!! :)

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Comment on “So-Called Refugees” by ejh http://virtualstoa.net/2013/12/16/so-called-refugees/comment-page-1/#comment-1652905 Wed, 01 Jan 2014 08:15:07 +0000 http://virtualstoa.net/?p=4122#comment-1652905 Jesus wept.

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