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Note on Manton's Plan to Destroy SF

LabelKing

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Originally Posted by dopey
Yes. I thought Alcibiades tried quite hard to get in Soc's toga. An "improper advance" as Mr. Strauss put it, leaving me to wonder what a "proper" advance would have looked like.
A proper advance would have been with a hermaphrodite. There's no particular error with those mystical creatures.
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
Er, Dopey, Greeks didn't wear togas. That's a Roman garment. His Kiton maybe.

And, thus, the fascination with the Neapolitan shoulder?
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
Er, Dopey, Greeks didn't wear togas. That's a Roman garment. His Kiton maybe.

I expected a comment like that, but not from you. The other pedants must have been passed out.
In any case, blame David. These sure look like togas to me, but I readily admit that I am not up on the finer points of drape-wear:
 

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The balance is off.
 

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I can't help but feel that my bid to thwart Manton's plan has failed.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
I can't help but feel that my bid to thwart Manton's plan has failed.


Yes, but you have revealed yourself to be one of the inner circle, a listerner to the tapes, not a reader of transcripts.

Barone's pocket square was peachish. He tends toward solid pocket squares rather much, no?
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
I can't help but feel that my bid to thwart Manton's plan has failed.


Is that because SF has not been reduced to the absurd or because it has, but absurdity has not caused SF's destruction?

In any event, you were mistaken in a key point. Manton is not a prophet of doom, but rather its herald. Repentance is not an option. One can only flee.
 

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Originally Posted by dopey
Is that because SF has not been reduced to the absurd or because it has, but absurdity has not caused SF's destruction?

In any event, you were mistaken in a key point. Manton is not a prophet of doom, but rather its herald. Repentance is not an option. One can only flee.


One is all too reminded of Karlheinz Stockhausen seven opera Licht cycle which grew out of a work commisioned from Israel and first performed there in a synagog. The chief protagonist is the Archangel Michael - chosen for being both the legendary protector of the German and Jewish peoples. Make of that what you will!
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
I can't help but feel that my bid to thwart Manton's plan has failed.


Don't worry. There's a silent majority that waits, watches, plans, and prays.
 

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heh, heh, he said "blows", heh heh
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I think perhaps you have played exactly the role Manton planned.



Nnnooooo.......

 

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