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Re: CHAT: The centre of the temporal universe, was Translation relay
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: CHAT: The centre of the temporal universe, was Translation relay
- From: Andrew Smith <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 12:31:50 +1200 (NZST)
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On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, John Cowan wrote:
> against Parliament, and the French revolution essentially a Jacquerie
> writ large.
Okay, what's a Jacquerie?
> BTW, the First Citizen of the French Republic is a relabeled
> elective monarch. But then the King of Poland and Lithuania
> is an elective monarch, too; in principle the Diet can dismiss
> him at any time, but somehow they never do.
We still have a Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, then? My Polish descended
flatmate will be pleased to hear that. How big is it?
> > I also found out that in the alternative history of the Brithenig speakers
> > the third greatest domed building in the world is the Cathedral of Saint
> > Mary in the N.A.L. There is a joke hidden in that last sentence and I'm
> > not going to explain it!
> Oh, please, do!
On American Visions, one American senetor described the Capitol as the
third biggest domed building in the world, only Saint Peter's of Rome, and
Saint Paul's of London is bigger. At that moment one of the other people
watching the programme exclaimed, "So it must be Saint Mary's, then!"
If you get that then you must be old (which means I'll have to type
slower), or know something about popular music.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored;
Light dies before thy uncreating word:
Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall;
And Universal Darkness buries All.
- Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book IV.