Anomaly UK: In scrabble-type games, having in your memory associations between words based on their meanings rather than their spellings is a major handicap. Not knowing the language would be quite an advantage.
Faze: I love SF but also realize it’s not great literature. Up until now, I couldn’t have explained why. This guy does a very good job of it.
Buckethead: The only SF/Fantasy books that I personally am able to re-read infinitely (or at least indefinitely) are Lord of the Rings and Dune. Some others are close — Bradbury, Cordwainer Smith, and perhaps (too early to tell) Vinge, Stephenson, some others.
Graham: I’m not immediately sure that any literature written in the postwar era would meet Adler’s criteria. To be very generous, perhaps some of the postwar literature on the war, e.g. Vonnegut. But that’s pushing it. It doesn’t compare to the post WW1 literature. Most of the rest seems to have been dominated by English satirical writing or American novelists obsessed with the trifling burdens of suburban domesticity and/or failing libidos, or more recently either meaningless...
Grasspunk: And here I was expecting an article by GBFM.
Tim: The liberal conclusion would be to put academic underperforming children and their families in $1,000,000 homes. Problem solved.
Lu An Li: Burying yourself in a depression and covering yourself with leaves is a good way to protect from freezing to death.
Adar: This was previously the movie “Man in the Wilderness” with Richard Harris.
Bill: How many other instances of this situation can you think of? I was reminded of the Fosbury Flop right away, but how many other cases are there like this, where one individual or coach changed a sport? Or a field of study? I also wondered if the lanes up against the wall of the pool are now disadvantageous?