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Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam - Monty Python Spam Sketch
The Boy got his L's this afternoon and I took him for a drive this evening. It's a 1.8L manual Mazda so he had a couple of extra things to think about than in an automatic.
Keep us occasionally updated on how this goes. My Uncle's planning on teaching his kids with a manual in a few years in the hope that they'll have enough extra to think about that they won't have time to play with their phones behind the wheel. Personally I worry he's underestimating the power of youthful folly.
+5 for not freaking out no matter what he did. There's a time and place for intentionally driving up stress levels; but my Dad never grasped that when I was still figuring out what to do was the wrong time for it.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
An iceberg melts on a lake. Does the water go up, down or stay the same?
The energy of a moving object goes up squared to its speed (half MV squared). So, travelling at 80mph you have 4 times the energy than at 40mph. With this in mind, would you rather be on a head-on collision with another car when both doing 40, or plough into a stationary car at 80mph?
These are well debated things in the pub and as such I do not have definitive answers, although I have my own beliefs.
In terms of the first one, I tend to agree but the picky go into what's dissolved in the water. Icebergs I understand tend to be fresh water whereas lakes do not and as such their densities are slightly different. Or something.
A sea is a large body of saline water that may be connected with an ocean or may be a large saline lake that, like the Caspian Sea, lacks a natural outlet. Sometimes the terms sea and ocean are used synonymously.