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I-A-B Book Club Reading Pick Of The Week #7 [Pic]

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Kippran
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 48 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 10:08:24 PM
What purpose does the "Potatoes" face serve here?

lordastral
Male, 30-39, Western US
 45 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:06:18 PM
Angilion, I am glad that you can read and can use Google. Your posts were filled with information.

And your attitude confirms that you're an insufferable know-it-all.

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4240 Posts
Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:09:40 AM
pah. i already knew that...

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 5:55:17 PM
I knew all of it, except the date of the black death.


Which I got wrong :)

It was 1348-1350 in Britain, not 1347-49.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 5:04:29 PM
Angilion always has to act like a drating know it all. Something tells me that you probably have no friends.


Don't expect me to pretend to be as ignorant as you are in order to win your approval. I didn't do that with kids at school and I'm certainly not going to do it with you now. I don't want, need or care in the slightest about your approval.

If it pains you to read the brief posts I pop out in a few minutes of typing, don't read them. There's nothing on this website that you need to know. It's purely for entertainment. Which is also why I read and write.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:59:46 PM
I may search online for details. If I'm going to post anything, I don't like to post patchy bits of it. If I think what I know is too patchy, I'll look some stuff up to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. But that's what I would have done anyway, because it's what I've been doing since I was a little boy.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:56:47 PM
Some of us appreciate Angilion and his heavily informative comments.

I suspect he googles half the stuff



I've been reading a great deal for 40 years. I can cheerfully spend hours every day reading. I don't watch TV. I read. I read fiction in almost any genre, I read history, I read science, I read the signs passing by on buses in the street, I read the ingredients lists on food packaging...I read everything. I grew up in a house with thousands of books (literally - all the walls on all 3 floors were covered in bookshelves). My earliest memories are of reading books. The written word is magic - the thoughts of someone who isn't there appear in my mind. Even people who've been dead for centuries. The written word is a wonder!

Spend tens of thousands of hours reading widely and you're bound to retain a fair bit of knowledge about a variety of things.

dljudo92
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 488 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:39:31 PM
I read this for my environmental class!

Brassbull
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1608 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 11:57:33 AM
I suspect he googles half the stuff


Does it matter where he gets it?

MattyP
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 185 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 3:24:51 AM
Food of the Gods, Terrence McKenna? That's where I read about this.

heavypred
Male, 30-39, Europe
 236 Posts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:15:22 AM
Dildos and DMT on the same page... wow

Vligon
Male, 18-29, Canada
 589 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 10:37:35 PM
R.O.F.L.

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 9:50:23 PM
Woah... this explains the whole 'riding broomsticks' thing and it also explains smelly vaginas! (I can only assume that concoction would be beyond smelly...)

Edgarska19
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1052 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 7:51:32 PM
The Botany of Desire.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 6:36:49 PM
Some of us appreciate Angilion and his heavily informative comments.

I suspect he googles half the stuff, although his last comment seems pretty common. I knew all of it, except the date of the black death.

Anywhoo, the passage was refreshingly vulgar, thanks!

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11876 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 6:31:53 PM
I have this vision of Harry Potter playing quidditch with his broomstick and a golden ball. It's a vision that Gerry might appreciate...

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3740 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 6:27:53 PM
i have the weirdest boner...

Brassbull
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1608 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 5:36:41 PM
Angilion always has to act like a drating know it all.


Some of us appreciate Angilion and his heavily informative comments. Just because someone spews knowledge doesn't mean they're a know-it-all. Well, maybe it does, but it might also mean that they're genuinely interested and/or want to help by spreading the wealth.

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 5:23:24 PM
You guys didn't know this? Kids, sheesh.

vodooshaman
Male, 70 & Over, Africa
 447 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 4:16:05 PM
@dixxyRarr do you happen to live in chicago because im off on tuesdays

i-am-evil
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 500 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 4:02:28 PM
Angilion always has to act like a drating know it all. Something tells me that you probably have no friends.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 3:17:42 PM
Sounds great! Everything was better before. This sounds like a fantastic place. I would hang out with witches all day long, if I lived here.


You could have been a witch yourself. They weren't all women. Most, but not all.

But it was far from the fantastic life you think it was. You'd probably bury at least a couple of your children (infant and childhood mortality rates were horrendous). Or maybe they'd all die of one of the many diseases that could be cured today. Plagues were a constant threat. The Death of 1347-9 was the worst, but far from the only one. Or maybe you'd all die in a famine. Couple of bad harvests and the commoners started dying.

Do you like having clean drinking water? A reasonable expectation of living past 70? Or past 50?

Your standard of living is far higher than that of a king of those times, luxuries beyond his imagining.

Being a commoner back then was not fantastic.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 3:00:31 PM
Would that even work? I don't even think drugs work vaginally.


Yes, it would work. A mucous membrane is a very quick way to take some drugs. Snorting cocaine is the most famous, but it'll work for other drugs and other mucous membranes. Quite a few pyschoactive drugs will even work through your skin, which is far more of a barrier than a mucous membrane.

Whether or not it actually happened is a different question entirely. There's no clear statement of it before modern claims like this one, only some unclear statements that might refer to it if you want to interpret them that way. Besides, medieval references to witchcraft are hardly the most reliable sources of truth. People probably used recreational drugs of various kinds in pills and potions, but it's backformed speculation that they used dildoes (or the end of a broom handle, since it's the right size and shape and every house would have one) as a way to take drugs.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3317 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 2:23:02 PM
"Oh, bother..."

DixxyRarr
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2677 Posts
Friday, November 11, 2011 2:18:05 PM
This is what I call a Tuesday.

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