I know about the book, but that's only because of a date with a History major. The author didn't ring a bell until you gave the title. But I guess I qualify as "of a videogame generation."
You know that metal lip on the edge of a drag pressure plate assembly? It's FAMOUS, man. I thought EVERYBODY knew about it!
Shocked and slightly embarrassed at the sight of Larry in a towelTurquoisepassion:
Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
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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.
Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.
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.
"Now I'm just another anonymous shut-in with an online shopping addiction." - Georgina Sparks.
"I puked like a hero for the rest of the night." - Anthony Bourdain, 2002.
"Brain: an apparatus with which we think that we think." - Ambrose Bierce