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6 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 1 reply · +17 points

"It ain't nothing if it ain't got hole" makes me think of the song "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"

Moist's comment about not wanting the penny stamp to cost anything like a penny to make is probably a reference to the fact that pennies in fact cost a lot MORE than a penny to make these days. I'm not sure when that started being true, but I'd lay odds it was before this was written.

8 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 1 reply · +5 points

I know the next one is up but I've been meaning to comment on the philosophical references. (I really wish intense debate would work on iOS safari too. Also that the process to sign into it through my wordpress account wasn't so irritating.)

I see you brought up Freidegger. The other philosopher mentioned by Vetinari, with his "Thoughts" HAS to be someone French based on the name Bouffant. It took me ten minutes to figure it out. My first thought was Rousseau then Descartes, but neither made any sense. I went and looked up a list of French philosophers and was scrolling through and actually face-palmed when I saw Blaise Pascal. Of course! One of his works is even called "Pensées" (Thoughts). He's much better known as a mathematician than philosopher which is why I didn't think of him at first. Here's Britannica on Pascal: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Blaise-Pasca...

To be fair to myself, my study of philosophy is more as a historian and also over a decade old, and at this point most of what I remember can be summed up by that one Monty Python song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9SqQNgDrgg

30 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wee Fr... · 0 replies · +1 points

I also had more recurring dreams (good and nightmares) as a kid than I do as an adult. I wonder if that’s common and why.

30 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wee Fr... · 0 replies · +4 points

As a teacher, I get the other side of that recurring nightmare. “It’s the first day of school and ... something is horribly wrong.” Maybe I’m suddenly teaching algebra (I teach government) or they moved my classroom without anyone telling me or even the old standby, I’m not wearing any pants.

35 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Wee Fr... · 1 reply · +6 points

Just watching Mark's videos today got that song stuck in my head. I love that album! (Could we somehow get Mark to listen to it and review it once the whole thing isn't spoilery? I guess I could commission like people do fanfic sometimes?)

35 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +2 points

I love that I didn't even have to unrot13 "peviraf!" to figure out what it had to be, considering whatthe next book is.

44 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +6 points

The end of this books highlights a Pratchett theme I see over and over, if more subtly than som others: don't wait for someday. Don't dream of 'when the revolution comes'. Work to make the changes you can in the here and now. There is no island so let's make a compromise with rats and humans that is new and better.

44 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +1 points

I also had it on my paperback copy in the US.
Compared to a lot of other Pratchett covers here, I liked it.

276 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Squire': C... · 0 replies · +6 points

You can tell he's EvilAU!Wyldon because of his goatee.

Wait, does Wyldon have a beard? If he does, then EvilAU!Wyldon doesn't.