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The fluted shaft of the Corinthian column is just a
a scissors lift. When two compassionate ascetics meet in
lane, they each crank away at a big lever until one is two
Teething problems where each saint humbly insisted on
than the other were ironed out by the institution of some
Style over substance
[pertinax, Apr 10 2020]
Social distancing mobility scooter
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||After reading about Simeon, apparently saintliness strongly
resembles insanity, or vice-versa.
||Could this be used for jousting ? Jousting on mopeds and mobility scooters is Baked, so why not this ?
||You're not getting into the spirit of this, are you?
||How so ? These ultra-religious types are highly predisposed to disagreement and schism; we're just suggesting a practical way of letting them work out their differences, and entertaining onlookers at the same time.
||"In contrast to the extreme austerity that he practised, his
preaching conveyed temperance and compassion, and was
marked with common sense and freedom from fanaticism."
||So, in this case, the data doesn't fit the stereotype. There were,
of course, other individuals who *were* quarrelsome fanatics,
but they tended not to be hermits.
||Your device requires a minimum of two stylites. It only needs one of them to be quarrelsome.
||Not at all. The use case in the description involves two, but one
can use the device perfectly well. If two *do* meet, and if one is
quarrelsome, and if the quarrelsome one just happens to be
lugging around a jousting lance, and if the quarrelsome one, with
the jousting lance, should somehow contrive to knock over the
other one despite the very low speeds involved - if, I say, all
these unlikely conditions were met - that wouldn't be jousting. It
would just be weird, like the punchline to a joke when someone
has forgotten to tell the rest of the joke first.
||// that wouldn't be jousting. //
||Knights used to practice in a "tilting yard" against fixed targets. They also used to spear boars ("pig-sticking"). It would just be part of the same culture of vicious, aggressive entertainment.
||It's one thing to hate someone else because of race, colour, age, nation or politics, but if you want real drop-down drag-out hostility and vengeful, implacable hatred, look for someone who believes in something just very, very slightly different from what you do ... because that's utterly unforgivable.
||... and yet, however much gaffer tape you apply, your
generalisations don't stick to the facts of this case.