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Scientists and Entwives and Sluts (oh my!)

Scientists

One thing I learned at lsat weenk's retreat is that Galileo Galilei (one of whose patrons was Pope Urban 8.0, a Barberini as it happens) was put under house arrest at his estate in Arcetri near Florence and had about 30 rooms and 30 servants at his villa. (His elder daughter Virginia, OTOH, sewed a lont of chirts.)

"I don't know" - what a beautiful expression that is; so candid in its honesty. It's better than the occult explanations offered by certain philosophers. The number of people that can reason well is much smaller than those that can reason badly. If reasoning were like hauling rocks, then several reasoners might be better than one. But reasoning isn't like hauling rocks; it's like racing, where a single, galloping Barbary steed easily outruns a hundred wagon-pulling horses.
-Galileo Galilei

At the bottom of the Via Veneto you have a fountain with three Barberini bees, reminding you which pope gave you this water fountain and also reminding you that you shouldn't be just lounging around at the fountain. You should be making like the bee and producing honey.
-Ingrid Rowland

Take note, theologians, you run the risk of someday having to condemn as heretics those who would declare, as you do, that the Earth stands still.
-Galileo Galilei (note in a copy of his Dialogue)

Galileo is their vanguard of scientific thought. Galileo gets silenced by the Pope, so it's a Tuscan turning back and smacking his Tuscan friend, who he feels smacked him at the end of this Dialogue, so that it's a wonderful Florentine vendetta.
-Ingrid Rowland

Entwives

I mentioned a forthcoming 2004 remake of The Last Unicorn a couple of days ago and found only a link to the storyboards of the new film.
Here, now, is the original boob tree.
jereeza saw only an ant where Schmendrick the magician was, and there you have it.
I yam traumatized anew. Aye blame Yowie! :-P

Sluts

Gotten from mirabehn (and now mostlyacat):
As mirabehn exprained, I was counting "fancy" as anything from "have a vague crush on/find particularly attractive" on up.

LiveJournal Slut Score for banazir
Percentage of your friends you've met 13.16%
Percentage of your friends you've kissed 0.00%
Percentage of your friends you've sexed 0.00%
Percentage of your friends you fancy 7.89%
Slut points 8
(Based on 38 LiveJournal friends)
Take the LJ Slut Test refined by darkmoon. [comment here]


Fifth Day of Christmas:
Away in a Manger - composed by James Murray, lyrics by J. C. File

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Banazîr

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