ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 19:48:22 BST 2017
Showing the cadets at the Imperial Academy the movie _Animal House_ would
probably get me a personal, one-on-one interview with none other than the
"You IDIOT! You gave them IDEAS!"
Followed by a lifetime sinecure as weather officer on Kyril Island.
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:43 PM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> > Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> hat am 28. September 2017 um
> > geschrieben:
> > When I hear people talk about the Barrayaran "Greekies" I have
> visions of
> > those people holding strange rites:
> > "Thank you sir can I have another?"
> > "To-GA! To-GA! To-GA!"
> that sounds like the pilot non-flying, when he finds out that the pilot
> has bollixed up the landing approach in minimum weather
> > "The Cetagandans have landed! All is lost!"
> > "Lost? Nothing is lost till WE say it is lost! Was it lost
> > the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"
> > "Germans?"
> > "Forget it---he's rolling!"
> > "What this invasion needs is a really stupid and futile gesture from
> > someone! And we're JUST THE GUYS TO DO IT! HOOAH!"
> > --Eric, recovering from surgery and thinking that if he introduced
> > Barrayaran high society to the toga party, he'd be a hero to the Vor
> > lords---and on their wives' and daughters' death list.
> > On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 8:55 PM, Gwynne Powell <
> gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > From: WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
> > >
> > > What is a culture? What is the break point between subculture and a
> > > separate culture?
> > > Is there a Barrayan culture with the Greekies and French speakers
> > > subcultures? The Greek speakers have different language
> > > food
> > > (CVA), and customs (certainly in marriage, ACC). We don't see as
> much of
> > > the French speakers but they do have a separate political party
> > > Earth still has (semi?) separate nations, languages and cultures.
> > > Colony has at least a subculture among the Herms.
> > > ......
> > > Your culture is yours, your language, mode of dress, food,
> customs, and
> > > patterns of thought. You ancestors were different.
> > >
> > > Gwynne: Culture is a group of us. There's some feature that unites
> us -
> > > gender, age, family
> > > situation, sexuality, sporting team affiliation, job, hobbies,
> > > experiences, ability,
> > > favourite tv show, race....and so on. We're social creatures, and
> > > organise ourselves in
> > > groups of us. Some features are far more important than others,
> and that
> > > varies for different
> > > individuals.
> > >
> > > But it also works on 'me and my brother against my cousin, me and
> > > cousin against the world'.
> > > So you could be a very (VERY) proud French-culture Barrayaran,
> > > to that political group,
> > > and loud in your demands for recognition and social recognition.
> > > when
> > > an outside threat
> > > comes in, you are a very determined Barrayaran who will fight to
> > > last
> > > drop of blood for your
> > > fellow Barrayarans, even the Greekie hicks.
> > >
> > > We're all in many different groups of us. The ideal is that it's a
> > > positive that helps people find
> > > some common ground no matter how different they seem. And then
> > > to
> > > their country
> > > is a uniting factor for all. Of course, it doesn't always work
> that way,
> > > humans are good at
> > > wrecking any system.
> > >
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