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Some sad news for Discworld fans

Well, I'm kicking myself for not going to see Terry Pratchett at this year's Library of Congress Bookfest now. In a open letter to Discworld fans, Terry has announced that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease. Terry stresses that he's ok, getting good treatment and continuing to work.

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Preface - The Discovery at Rashid - Mediterranean Coast, Egypt, Mid July, 1799

On the northern coast of Egypt, not far from Alexandria, was the sea port of Rashid. This small but important city had been a tourist destination of great luxury since antiquity. Of course, the main reason for all this was simple, the town of Rashid was the gateway between the Nile River and the Mediterranean sea.

It was from this very port that General Bonaparte had secretly departed back to Paris to proclaim his victory to the world, despite the fact that his campaign had been a failure in almost every sense with the exception of one area: archaeological discovery. The scientists, philosophers and historians Bonaparte had brought were so confounded with new discoveries that they did not even know where to start. Letters were written, books were published and universities established. Despite every other unfavorable opinion that the Egyptians had of the French, they did not have a very low opinion of the money that they were making on, what they considered, old junk.

So, it was decided that in order to better protect the sovereignty of the Egyptian people from the tyranny of the other European powers, a new fortress would have to be commissioned at the mouth of the Nile to eternally stand vigilant over the port of Rashid, or as it was known Europeans, Rosetta.

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I call bullshit


HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are:
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people with my name
in the U.S.A.

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Ok, not that I mind being an individual and all, but I've got to call bullshit on a couple of things here.

  • Besides myself, I guarantee that there IS one other person in the US with the name Parker Baine... that would be my daddy.

  • Their stats say that '100 percent of people with the first name Parker are male.' I can think of one actress who would have issue with that statement.
Of course, it's just an LJ meme, so who gives a care anyway. ^_^
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