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Is history factual?

Started by MarcusA, May 04, 2023, 12:00:38 AM

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MarcusA

In fact, history is the study of dusty old facts.
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No one

HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.



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Dark Lightning

My son got the Devil's Dictionary. It's a hilarious read.

MarcusA

Quote from: No one on May 04, 2023, 12:46:06 AMHISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.



AB

There's no doubting that.
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Recusant

Quote from: Dark Lightning on May 04, 2023, 01:14:14 AMMy son got the Devil's Dictionary. It's a hilarious read.

Indeed. I came across it at a tender age, and have no doubt that Bierce had a significant influence on my life. Some might say for the worse, though I would deny it.  ;D
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


Dark Lightning

Quote from: Recusant on May 04, 2023, 03:43:29 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on May 04, 2023, 01:14:14 AMMy son got the Devil's Dictionary. It's a hilarious read.

Indeed. I came across it at a tender age, and have no doubt that Bierce had a significant influence on my life. Some might say for the worse, though I would deny it.  ;D

It's that wicked wit that gets the appreciation, yes? MAD Magazine, then National Lampoon, etc.

No one

How "tender" can barbarians be?

Recusant

Children are tender. Not as tender as babies I'll give you that, but with a proper marinade....
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


MarcusA

I believe in being idle, and then getting busy.
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MarcusA

The reason why facts matter is because facts are better than lies.
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billy rubin



Married pilot snorts coke off topless woman, then tries flying packed plane.

MarcusA

Why is a lie bad? You figure it out.
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