Greek mythology credits Daedalus with the creation of living statues, and Hephaestus with a robot called Talos to protect the island of Crete. »
Actually, this is only tangentially related to that. It's a private language school, an ESL version of Berlitz. It has nothing to do with public education, school boards, Common Core or any of that.
On the other hand — and here's your tangent — had the dope who runs it attended a public school that was halfway… »
Right here. My wife is about six inches taller than I am, and was by no means the tallest of my pre-marriage amours. »
Mac Plus. I bought it used. No hard drive at all; it worked by swapping floppy disks, or, later, by putting one in the main drive slot and another in the external drive. »
They tried something similar in episode 29 of the 2005 season, and ranked it "plausible." Also gave Adam a nasty shock. »
"it goes against my supposed principles, but ignoring a chance to pander to the crazy-ass bigots who vote for people like me would be remiss." »
Rickman would be great. I mean, DDL would be great too, because he's always great — but Rickman would be beyond great. »
perhaps you are confused about the meaning of the term "liberal arts"? Because no, there is no oxymoron here at all. »
I second that. I know a lot of very religious people. None oppose vaccines for religious reasons. Some are anti vaxxers, but they're the granola-baking lefties in the front pew. »
I couldn't agree less! The Aeneid is one of my favorite works of art, ever. It's loaded with enough adventure and emotion to thrill generations of schoolboys, but enough ironic distance to satisfy the adults those kids become.
Yes, it is propaganda for Augustus (and Rome in general). But at the same time, it does a… »
I'd be more inclined to star that comment if, just a few minutes, you hadn't professed to be "disgusted" by the equally sincere beliefs of the Protestant churches, particularly regarding their various doctrines of ministry. Respect is a two-way street.
Also, you mean "persecuted." »
Yeah, it's bad politics. But worse than the time Reagan tried to get an endorsement from Gus Hall? »
It shames me to admit this, but my secret weapon in the war on mosquitoes is a human shield. To wit: the skeeters seem to like the smell of my wife and son more than they do me. So as long as we are together, I am left nearly alone. »