There are many questions that philosophers have spent lifetimes trying to answer. Why do innocent people suffer? How can one live a good life? Can we rely on our senses to show us the truth? Today I shall explore a lesser known but equally important question, what if Goku was a girl?
“People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility.” ― Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility.
The next time I am interrupted, I will kill one of you ~ Reclusiarch Grimaldus, Helsreach.
Eight-hundred armed paratroopers is an awful lot just for a Good Will tour ~ British PM. Oh-no, Prime Minister, it’s just an awful lot of Good Will ~ Israeli ambassador.
(Yes, Prime Minister)
Please move our tanks away from the border, we’re concerned about a possible war ~ British Army liaison. Don’t worry, we’ve just moved the border ~ Israeli Army liaison.
A building that does not exist, now does not exist ~ IAF.
You must go out, but you don’t have to come back ~ US Coast Guard.
When the barometer starts spinning like a stopwatch, be somewhere else ~ Family saying about sailing.
The Australian Light Horse are an elite unit whose only weakness are their British commanders ~ German commander from The Light Horse film.
You should wear this (wraps tallit around my shoulders) ~ Jewish chap in a cowboy costume. I’m not Jewish ~ me. The rabbi’s drunk, he won’t care ~ Jewish chap.
(Encounter at a Sydney synagogue during Purim)
A similar sort of phrase to “love is unconditional” is “money can’t buy happiness”. On IG, I brought it up. You’re supposed to say you’d be happy without money, but the truth is, there are a lot of things in our lives which make us happy, but which we need money to get. So, money CAN buy happiness. Especially feel it with the broken economy making everything so darn expensive
Sorry, got a little gloomy there.
Was “The Sea of Tranquility” overall a good book? I’ve been curious about it. It’s sci-fi, right?
that’s true! no, don’t worry. gloomy is basically my middle name at this point.
it’s definitely a good read! it’s more of a romance, it’s not a sci-fi although i believe there is a sci-fi that has the same name i think, though i think that one is authored by paul russell. this one is a contemporary young adult type of romance book, it’s about a friendship between a girl - who doesn’t speak at school due to the belief that words have lost their meaning and also because she’s a trauma child, and a lonely boy - who has also faced loss and struggles with his own demons and also kinda isolates himself. they basically kinda relate to each other in terms of struggle and i guess, they also heal together too but it sparks up this connection between them.
In the 1960s, Israel helped Britain develop their Chieftain battle tank. Britain had several Chieftain tank prototypes in Israel, near the border with the Sinai desert, for testing when the Six Day War (1967) began. The war ended with Israel in control of both the Negev and the Sinai deserts…and a few other places too…
Later Britain caved to international pressure, kicked Israel out of the Chieftain development program, and sold the tank to Israel’s adversaries. In response, Israel developed their own (home-made) tank series called the Merkava. The Chieftain was far less successful than the Merkava.
When you’re engaging a Chieftain what do you aim at, the tank or the recovery vehicle parked next to it? ~ British Army joke.