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Who's Edward Gibbon?

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  • #16
    I read Gibbon on the way to a BA in history. I don't expect any other human I meet to have the slightest idea who he is. The best part of the book is the title and even that's misleading. Rome certainly fell but it lasted one hell of a long time before it did. Romanticising it has been a cottage industry ever since.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by ryanmercer View Post
      I'm going to stick with my theory because it's fun, someone is a pervert haha.
      Bwahahaha! Me too!

      And hey, the Commodore 64 and my Atari system counts for the video game generation, right?



      • #18
        Before I sold out and became an accountant, I wanted to teach American Sign Language to apes. So, when I saw the title of the thread, I thought, "Ooh, that must be the guy who found the Gibbon Monkey." Which is now classified as an ape. A decent education, but not a classical one by any means.

        And while I have respect for history and anthropology now, as a young woman, I was much more interested in calculus, physics, animal behavior, and chemistry (especially the labs). Accounting was a breeze after those classes.
        "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


        Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.