Terry Pratchett wrote:The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
nickheart wrote:Yeah, how come the squirrel is alive?
But seriously, maybe it was because the first time I read the book was in 2000, but how would anyone be able to acquire any acclaim posting on newsgroups. I believed it then, but now...
Rysto wrote:wackojacko1138 wrote:I'm not getting the squirrel. Is there some subplot I'm forgetting from Ender's Game?
Peter kills squirrels in the book.
bantab wrote:For those who have not read Ender's Game, does Peter post as Locke in the book?
kriel wrote:To those who don't get it:Spoiler:Locke and Demosthenes, in Ender's Game, are the psuedonyms of two people who write political banter between each other. In doing so, (And having opposing viewpoints), they manage to sway most of the political game however they feel. [Imagine if Republicans and Democrats each had one figurehead at the forefront, and these two figureheads were people cooperating to steer the political game however they feel.]
Now, if this were to happen in practice, you'd end up with a blog that noone ever reads. It's a commentary on how noone reads the best blogs, ever, while things like [link removed] get over a million hits.
... Uh. yeah. I'm tired. And this prolly sucked.
Yeah that's not the kind of thing people want to see. PM the author if you're really dying to know
glasnt wrote:@OP: you need the rest of the mouse-over text, dude.
In addition: SQUIRREL! I wonder if that's the same squirrel that Marigold just acquired.
(I don't understand this comic, but I understand cute and fluffy forest animals.)
Elvish Pillager wrote:See? All the problems in our society are caused by violent video games, like FarmVille.
We know that squirrel attacks straw men, so possibly so.glasnt wrote:In addition: SQUIRREL! I wonder if that's the same squirrel that Marigold just acquired.
skeptical scientist wrote:Having read Ender's Game many, many times, I do have to agree that the while the whole Locke/Demosthenes bit wasn't so egregious when it was written in the early 80s, as the internet has, shall we say, matured, it keeps getting more and more ridiculous.
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