A Boy and His Dog: Seems like it would also be useful in a zombie invasion. I quit watching after a few episodes, but I always wondered why the protagonists of The Walking Dead carried around big guns instead of silenced .22s.
Cassander: This reminds me a bit of bars and Prohibition. After Prohibition was repealed, the number of bars in big cities actually went down, because laws restricting bar creation (e.g. liquor licensing, prohibitions of bars near schools) began to be enforced again. Slums might be similar, the result of legal systems strong enough to deter the creation of real buildings, whereas the total, but unenforced prohibition in a place like Hanoi resulted in a speakeasy situation.
Toddy Cat: Well, that would certainly quiet Ferguson down, now wouldn’t it?
Dan Kurt: Bruce: The book is great, but you owe it to yourself to read Boys Together with the book that reformed (destroyed) the English Public Schools, just as Uncle Tom’s Cabin contributed to the American War Between the States. That book is, of course, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, free from here.
AAB: “America today is a girl-destroying place.” The statistics on suicide rates proves that boys suffer considerably more than girls.
Bruce: Thanks for the recommendation, Dan. Just bought the book. Always liked the Flashman flashbacks.
A Boy and His Dog: Boys will be OK, but how to keep one’s daughters from becoming Miley Cyrus…
Dan Kurt: Read Boys Together by John Chandos if you want to see how to raise Hard Men.
Scipio Americanus: Saw the name “Bill McKibben” and suffered some sort of catatonic episode that blanked out the rest of the text.
Alrenous: Gustav: Since it’s not actually going to happen, the point is to live as if I had to impress these people. It helps focus the mind on the important over the urgent. Aretae: Nothing little about it. All I can hope to do is ramp up my performance to match my confidence.