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Registered Jun 16, 2007
Philistine's most recent comments:
- On 6 Oct 2014
A rising tide only lifts rich people's yachts,
Do you know why schools have long summer breaks? So the children could go work on the farms during harvest time
Actually not true. Families in cities left town for summer vacations to get away from the heat. Schools closed during summer to accommodate this. The people that were on "farm schedules" took shorter breaks during spring and fall, not summer. If children were going to be out of school for the harvest, they would actually be getting September to October off, not the summer.
During the end of the 19th century, regionalized breaks were standardized and the city schedule of summers off prevailed over the farm schedule of short spring/fall breaks. So what we have today is actually the opposite.
- On 9 Sep 2014
Rare muscle cars seized by government to sell in "Blood Money" auction,
New Renter says
Still why buy that when you can have one of these babies!
The so-called "wedge" cars of the '80s are supposedly the next hot thing as younger age collectors are getting just old enough to get nostalgiac and don't have the same boomer hang-ups on '60s muscle cars. I casually chased 1985 Subaru XT coupes for a couple years but all of these '80s wedge cars were such POSes that you will be hard pressed to find a decent one today, and they are not worth anything to spend the $$$ to restore--if you can even find parts and proper materials.
- On 7 Sep 2014
I demand a formal apology from TurtleDove,
I never new Renaissance Men entertained silly hypotheticals
Sometimes you've got to be mean spirited, 'Cruel To Be Kind', as Nick Lowe mentioned.
Cruel to be kind is actually Shakespeare's phrase, which Lowe copped.
You should know that, as a supposed "Renaissance man".
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