The Long Nineteenth Century

From the enragées to the dreyfusardes.

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So, for those who care, Trompe-la-Mort and I have been together for a year today. :)

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How is it that I can’t retain the Russian verbs of motion that I learned four years ago and yet I remember that ten years ago my French teacher asked the class to translate the sentence “The salt is alone on the dirty floor”?

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Today I also learned that the word “black” comes from the same PIE root as “bleach” and a whole bunch of Indo-European words for “white,” because said root meant “shine, flash, burn” and came to mean either the flash of the burning or the charred stuff left behind.

You guys should watch vsauce

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TIL that mirrors reflect green light more than any other kind. OH MY GOD SO THAT’S WHY TWO MIRRORS REFLECTING EACH OTHER LOOK GREENER AND GREENER MY MIND IS BLOWN

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French Siri is so sassy.
I told him he was stupid because he kept insisting there wasn’t a thunderstorm out when there totally was, and this was his response.

French Siri is so sassy.

I told him he was stupid because he kept insisting there wasn’t a thunderstorm out when there totally was, and this was his response.

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Going out of town on Friday and not gonna be back until August. I will have only sporadic internet access. Apologies to the person who sent in the last Toulon ask, there will be a wait. :S Otherwise my absence will probably not have any great effect, either positive or negative.

Don’t have a big multistate meetup while I’m gone okay

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328 Plays
Cliff Saunders
Dog Eats Dog ending

Why would you do this? Why would you direct anyone to do this? (And I think it is the director’s fault, because apparently Thénardier does this every time.)

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