History YMMV / GulliversTravels

2nd Dec '17 9:07:13 AM fruitstripegum
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** In Chapter Three of "A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan", Gulliver mentions that the Laputans have discovered "two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars". In 1877, Phobos and Deimos were discovered.
11th Nov '17 9:43:58 AM Omeganian
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** In the fourth part, after Gulliver barely escapes a yahoo female who tried to rape him, he casually mentions she was eleven. Today, few books would dare write about a girl of eleven (even a savage one) having a libido and attempting to initiate sex with a man of fifty.

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** In the fourth part, after Gulliver barely escapes a yahoo Yahoo female who tried to rape him, he casually mentions she was eleven. Today, few books would dare write about a girl of eleven (even a savage one) having a libido and attempting to initiate sex with a man of fifty.
11th Nov '17 9:41:16 AM Omeganian
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* ValuesDissonance: In the second part, Gulliver describes how he saw an execution by beheading. His eight year old "nanny" was brought along. Back then, having children watch justice being served even in much gorier ways than simple beheading was no more controversial than an anti-drug video shown in school today.

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In the second part, Gulliver describes how he saw an execution by beheading. His eight year old "nanny" was brought along. Back then, having children watch justice being served even in much gorier ways than simple beheading was no more controversial than an anti-drug video shown in school today.
** In the fourth part, after Gulliver barely escapes a yahoo female who tried to rape him, he casually mentions she was eleven. Today, few books would dare write about a girl of eleven (even a savage one) having a libido and attempting to initiate sex with a man of fifty.
19th Aug '17 10:25:13 AM Omeganian
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* ValuesDissonance: In the second part, Gulliver describes how he saw an execution by beheading. His eight year old "nanny" was brought along. Back then, it was perfectly fine to have children watch justice being served even in much gorier ways than simple beheading.

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* ValuesDissonance: In the second part, Gulliver describes how he saw an execution by beheading. His eight year old "nanny" was brought along. Back then, it was perfectly fine to have having children watch justice being served even in much gorier ways than simple beheading.
beheading was no more controversial than an anti-drug video shown in school today.
7th Aug '17 1:29:09 AM Omeganian
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* A situation where a man walking on the road is so immersed in other matters, that he constantly needs to be slapped so that he won't be ran over. Has no time for his wife, but who cares? So long as he can distract himself, he won't notice his wife cheating on him right before his eyes. The modern term is "smartphones".

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* ** A situation where a man walking on the road is so immersed in other matters, that he constantly needs to be slapped so that he won't be ran over. Has no time for his wife, but who cares? So long as he can distract himself, he won't notice his wife cheating on him right before his eyes. The modern term is "smartphones".
7th Aug '17 1:23:22 AM Omeganian
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** The invention that randomly combines words so that "the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study". Today, we call this {{Wiki/Wikipedia}}.

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** The invention that randomly combines words so that "the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study". Today, we call this {{Wiki/Wikipedia}}. Or perhaps [=SCIgen=] would be a more literal analogue.
* A situation where a man walking on the road is so immersed in other matters, that he constantly needs to be slapped so that he won't be ran over. Has no time for his wife, but who cares? So long as he can distract himself, he won't notice his wife cheating on him right before his eyes. The modern term is "smartphones".
1st Jul '17 3:38:24 PM nombretomado
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** The invention that randomly combines words so that "the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study". Today, we call this [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]].

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** The invention that randomly combines words so that "the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study". Today, we call this [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]].{{Wiki/Wikipedia}}.
30th Apr '17 10:29:22 PM Omeganian
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** Part two describes Brobdingnag as being located in a part of the world which was not known to Europe at the time. Now we call it Alaska. It's certainly big enough...

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** Part two describes Brobdingnag as being located in a part of the world which was not known to Europe at the time. Now we call it Alaska. It's certainly big enough...Aside from the size; Brobdingnag is stated to be about twice the size of Africa.
29th Nov '16 10:32:14 AM fruitstripegum
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: David storming across the plain and jumps the spies before they can shoot Gulliver in the back.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: David storming across the plain and jumps the spies before they can shoot Gulliver in the back.
10th Nov '16 10:25:37 AM Prinzenick
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are more familiar with the watered down adaptations of the story that [[DisneyFication reinterpet it as a childrens fairy tale]]. Many people aren't even aware that the famous Lilliput voyage only makes up the first 50 pages of the story, that there are three more voyages, and that the original story was a hard edged {{Satire}} and [[WhatDOYouMeanItsNotForKids most definetely]] '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]''' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids a childrens book.]]

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people are more familiar with the watered down adaptations of the story that [[DisneyFication reinterpet it as a childrens fairy tale]]. Many people aren't even aware that the famous Lilliput voyage that most adaptations focus on only makes up the first 50 pages of the story, that there are three more voyages, and that the original story was a hard edged {{Satire}} and [[WhatDOYouMeanItsNotForKids [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids most definetely]] '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]''' [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids a childrens book.]]
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