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Started by Cordelia on 09-Jan-2018 21:56:43
I believe we are lost.

We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial–I believe we are lost.

Whimsy on the Western Front.

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helenskywalker - 09 Jan 2018 21:59:50 (#1 of 1674)

I bet you believe you can fly, too.

Cordelia - 09 Jan 2018 22:00:05 (#2 of 1674)

Sure I can!

doramaar - 09 Jan 2018 22:03:04 (#3 of 1674)

Those who have been ill, did it start with a cough?

Ricolas - 09 Jan 2018 22:11:07 (#4 of 1674)

Sore throat from what I have observed.

doramaar - 09 Jan 2018 22:12:52 (#5 of 1674)

I'll take that as good news.

Sabacious - 09 Jan 2018 22:35:48 (#6 of 1674)

It started with a cough.

Errol Brown’s discarded lyrics.

Simonethebeaver - 09 Jan 2018 22:37:15 (#7 of 1674)

Headache here. The beginning, not now.

doramaar - 09 Jan 2018 22:44:35 (#8 of 1674)

I don't have a headache and haven't felt compelled to sing so I must be alright.

Sabacious - 09 Jan 2018 22:55:11 (#9 of 1674)

I nodded off for an hour. Annoying.

HouseOfLametta - 09 Jan 2018 23:00:39 (#10 of 1674)

Let the headaches begin.

SheikYerbouti - 09 Jan 2018 23:24:42 (#11 of 1674)

I have a slightly rough throat and the start of a cough. I'm going to be fucked tomorrow aren't I?

For those that like gloomy Westerns, Hostiles is the sort of thing you would like.

moonriver - 09 Jan 2018 23:40:41 (#12 of 1674)

Where can we hide in fair weather, we orphans of the storm?

thismorning - 09 Jan 2018 23:55:49 (#13 of 1674)

Only yesterday the Britons were the Indians vs the Romans. The British warriors had long legs according to one Roman General. What the British Indians thought of the Romans is not recorded, as far as I know. Probably no love lost I suppose.

Sabacious - 09 Jan 2018 23:57:08 (#14 of 1674)

These Romans are crazy

toc toc toc

Ginmonkey - 10 Jan 2018 08:20:48 (#15 of 1674)

#13 read Tacitus' Agricola - "they make a desert and call it peace" although it is doubtful that is an actual quote by a Briton and probably the Roman concept of a "noble savage" of which thy were quite fond.

Of course the Boudiccan rebellion gives you an idea of how some Britons saw Romans. However many of the British elite were pretty keen on aspects of Roman life including increases trade opportunities, status, new comforts such baths and heating, wealth etc.... and enthusiastically worked in the new government structure, as ever the history of empire and conquest is one of mixed fortunea and reactions.

Rendered - 10 Jan 2018 08:22:48 (#16 of 1674)

A whole lotta toc toc toc.

Baffling, in its way.

Dubris - 10 Jan 2018 08:25:42 (#17 of 1674)

My lurgy (which was milder than what many people have had) definitely had a cough in its early stages.

NOT HELPFUL

McLuce - 10 Jan 2018 08:31:30 (#18 of 1674)

Lurgy started with cough & sore throats here and is still lingering 10 days later. Though my general feeling of death warmed upness is more than part down to McBean's lovely habit of only sleeping in 2hr chunks after 1am

Catspyjamas17 - 10 Jan 2018 08:37:42 (#19 of 1674)

Well done Cords.

Penultimate day in current job.

Wishing everyone well who is currently lurgied.

thismorning - 10 Jan 2018 08:52:48 (#20 of 1674)

Funny how the American Indians never had a rebellion led by a woman. Could it be that as one commentator on the Roman Invasion said, Roman military leaders, who were all men, invented such female enemies to give confidence to their own troops. Also would have played well back in Rome where the campaign would look even more like a cake walk. Fake news is very old news indeed. Tacitus often sounds like CNN. or Tony Blair, for thatmatter. Tsk. If only Napoleon had been smart enough to diversify his army the Russian campaign might have had a different ending. Oh well, little by little, as that savant John McEnroe likes to say. Anyway Tacitus did spend 500 years on the best seller list, laughed all the way to bank as the brother said. Bedad, here comes me bus.

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