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Old 04-30-2008, 08:35 AM   #901
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I took off my denim jacket, Ax - I remembered how the teenage Spartans wore only a cloak while living in mountains during winter, and well I'm in a fucking house in Autumn so I may as well not be such a Gridiron player.
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Incidentally, the Maj. and I were looking at posters last week, trying to find good eighties U2 ones and we came across one for 300 that made us think of you and how you were probably taking notes about all the inaccuracies. "That sword had fallen out of use a century earlier ... that helmet was not used for another three decades ... THAT SHIELD IS ROMAN!"
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Hey Mizza!

We're trying to reach a new thread before the night's out. How are you today?
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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What's your closest weather station? I'm in between Essendon Airport and the central one.
I think Moorabbin airport is the closest to here...

yes, it says 11.2C, but the apparent temp is 6.5! That's a heck of a steep gradient from a comfortable body temperature.
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doin aiight. i've got a busy day ahead. i'm prolonging starting it, of course
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I think Moorabbin airport is the closest to here...

yes, it says 11.2C, but the apparent temp is 6.5! That's a heck of a steep gradient from a comfortable body temperature.
Apparent temperature at Essendon Airport is 6.8, and central is 9.2. Let's talk about cold when it drops below 5.

I do, however, have a blanket on my bed. And my hands feel rather chilly right now.

I miss Wellington winters, sitting by the fireplace ...
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doin aiight. i've got a busy day ahead. i'm prolonging starting it, of course
I could have a busy evening, but I'd rather not, so I'm sitting here, postwhoring it up and listening to - surprise surprise - Porcupine Tree.

After U2, I swore I'd never get fanladdish about another band again. Then I realised there's only two Porcupine Tree songs I don't like out of nine studio albums and countless non-album releases ...
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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WIN.

Incidentally, the Maj. and I were looking at posters last week, trying to find good eighties U2 ones and we came across one for 300 that made us think of you and how you were probably taking notes about all the inaccuracies. "That sword had fallen out of use a century earlier ... that helmet was not used for another three decades ... THAT SHIELD IS ROMAN!"


I hate to say it, but the helmet, sword and shield, though completely stylised, do have some basis in a 5th century BC hoplite army. The helmet the Spartans wear in the film is a shit version of the usually beautiful Corinthian helmet, the sword is based off of the kopis ('chopper' - top in image) and the shields are the right shape and we see them kind of used correctly maybe once in the film, but no way would they be made completely out of bronze (they were oak with a bronze layer on the top) and that lamvtha shield design is anachronistic! Of course, that's just the beginning of it... however, to be honest, I didn't act this way when I watched the film, because I was keeping a close eye on it and still looked forward to it. I actually loved it the first time I watched it, though that was when the hype was still big.

Oops sorry I'm a nerd.

... Did you find any good 80s U2 posters?
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I do, however, have a blanket on my bed. And my hands feel rather chilly right now.

I miss Wellington winters, sitting by the fireplace ...
Bloody males and their higher bloody body temperature... *mutters*


Hey, there was a thing on the news just now about some giant frozen squid someone found... must have been near NZ cos it's going on display in a NZ museum at some point.
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I hate to say it, but the helmet, sword and shield, though completely stylised, do have some basis in a 5th century BC hoplite army. The helmet the Spartans wear in the film is a shit version of the usually beautiful Corinthian helmet, the sword is based off of the kopis ('chopper' - top in image) and the shields are the right shape and we see them kind of used correctly maybe once in the film, but no way would they be made completely out of bronze (they were oak with a bronze layer on the top) and that lamvtha shield design is anachronistic! Of course, that's just the beginning of it... however, to be honest, I didn't act this way when I watched the film, because I was keeping a close eye on it and still looked forward to it. I actually loved it the first time I watched it, though that was when the hype was still big.

Oops sorry I'm a nerd.
You're awesome. And probably far more entertaining to everyone than the train/plane banter Ian and I have going. Also, that Corinthian helmet is neat - except for the lino floor coming out of the top!

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A Rattle And Hum one we were both tempted to buy, but held off. I'm thinking of finding and buying it tomorrow, though. I said that if I found a pre-JT one, I'd buy it straight away, but no such luck.
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Bloody males and their higher bloody body temperature... *mutters*


Hey, there was a thing on the news just now about some giant frozen squid someone found... must have been near NZ cos it's going on display in a NZ museum at some point.
I just read an article about that. Apparently the crew defrosting it (which they've been doing for a while) snacked on some of another preserved mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, apparently for a scientific study! Apparently it didn't taste that bad, must have been big calamari rings. I've heard of scientists doing that with other frozen prehistoric animals too, it's a little gross, really.
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Bloody males and their higher bloody body temperature... *mutters*
Males have a higher body temperature?

Well, I did go to school in shorts and t-shirt in -5C in New Zealand when I was little ...

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At least it's not a giant frozen sheep, or I'd never hear the end of it ...
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