[LMB] Culture

Eric Oppen 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
Emperor:

"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
> 06:30
> > 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
> flying
> has bollixed up the landing approach in minimum weather
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeoff/Go-around_switch
>
> Servus
>
> markus
>
>
> >
> >
> >     "The Cetagandans have landed! All is lost!"
> >
> >
> >     "Lost? Nothing is lost till WE say it is lost! Was it lost
> when---when
> >     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
> as
> >     > subcultures? The Greek speakers have different language
> (obviously),
> >     > 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
> (TVG).
> >     > Earth still has (semi?) separate nations, languages and cultures.
> Beta
> >     > 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,
> religion,
> >     > experiences, ability,
> >     > favourite tv show, race....and so on. We're social creatures, and
> we
> >     > 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
> my
> >     > cousin against the world'.
> >     > So you could be a very (VERY) proud French-culture Barrayaran,
> belonging
> >     > to that political group,
> >     > and loud in your demands for recognition and social recognition.
> But
> >     > when
> >     > an outside threat
> >     > comes in, you are a very determined Barrayaran who will fight to
> the
> >     > 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
> loyalty
> >     > 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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