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07:00:50 PM May 9th 2017
edited by MJaxon
Would the lines from his poem, "Arithmetic on the Frontier" fall under "Rock Beats Laser" trope?

A scrimmage in a Border Station- A canter down some dark defile Two thousand pounds of education Drops to a ten-rupee jezail
12:52:52 PM Dec 1st 2013
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I used to teach computer programming courses, and whenever I was asked about the correct way to write programs, I would respond with the ending of "In the Neolithic Age":

There are nine and sixty ways
Of constructing tribal lays,
And every single one of them is right!
09:21:21 AM Aug 29th 2011
edited by Wardog
What is this comment trying to say (under White Man's Burden)? It looks like it is a reply to something that no longer exists.
  • Uh, its full title is "The White Man's Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands"... If you don't know how the news of the Philippine War was received, read Mark Twain's articles on it. This was neither pretty nor boring. And, seriously, asking Americans to become what they were still a bit proud of throwing out? Of course it stirred everyone and they grandmother, provoking lots of answers immediately. In this context it looks like Troll Fic, probably aimed at both sides of the discussion. See also The last rhyme of True Thomas and Jobson's Amen.
05:29:45 PM Mar 12th 2011
@ Mdumas43073: and your problem with it is?..
11:13:34 PM Mar 21st 2011
so, just because it's marked...
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