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  •  Couple of days ago I was wandering around (5+ / 0-)

    Wikipedia (looking into clan tartans for a gift) and got hooked looking into the topic of the "peerage", nobility, landed gentry, common gentry, and various other subclasses that all rested/rest on the backs of ordinary commoners.
    It's a wonder the whole thing has survived as long as it has/did. The PBS Downton Abbey series covers a pivotal time in its (d)evolution. I watched for a while since the settings, and especially the old motor vehicles, and ocassional trains and aircraft, are fascinating. Kind of lost interest lately though
    Plus those Brit productions (Masterpiece/Mystery/etc) have always had superb sound recordings, I set up a home theatre back in the '80's and the quality compared to anything else on the teevee was outstanding.

    Thanks for lobbing another Chicxulub exposition at us, cassandracarolina. It's worth a stay in Merida to see the remnants of it, like the prominent escarpment visible on the way to Uxmal.

    Clearly, though, there were limits to the Downtonasaurs paleo-Ponzi scheme

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

    by Bluefin on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:28:43 PM PST

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