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let me count the ways. most recently: triacetone triperoxide, an explosive, has the common name "Mother of Satan" because of how fucking unstable it is.

"It is one of the few explosives which remain explosive when wet or kept underwater."

"TCAP generally burns when ignited, unconfined, in quantities less than about 2 grams. More than 2 grams will usually detonate when ignited; smaller quantities might detonate when even slightly confined. Completely dry TCAP is much more prone to detonation than the fresh product still wetted with water or acetone."


Date: 2009-11-06 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I see it was the explosive they were planning to use on the UK-US airplane plot.

Isn't the Mother of Satan = God?

Date: 2009-11-07 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i dunno. i was just thinking after we read oedipus and the horrible guy everyone hates asked about the pastoral troupe in the play and cited jesus as such a shepherd (wtf is wrong with him?!) that the immaculate conception is necessary not only to keep mary a virgin, but to keep god from having impregnated his own mother. say whaaaaat.

but look at this:

and then this, because it is even better:

Date: 2009-11-07 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you mean the pastoral trope? Because there's no pastoral troupe in Oedipous Tyrannos.

How is that relevant to Oedipus Rex? What the crap? Also, yes, God totally did knock up his mother if you take the logic to its extent. So there are weirdoes at Reed, too, right? Sounds like football boy--next he'll be saying that slavery was okay because it happened.


Date: 2009-11-07 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah yeah yeah, however it's spelled.
I DON'T FUCKING KNOW! he was saying that this was another example of the shepherd, the outsider, being all special and awesome. our prof totally smacked him down, saying that wouldn't show up for over 1000 years from when this was written, and that jesus didn't exist yet so he doesn't relate to the play at all, but the guy totally didn't get it.
i doubt it, he's a black transfer student from miami, after all. he's older and has read different stuff than us, so he thinks he's super special and awesome and smart, but really he's the guy that we all agree our conference would be perfect without. he doesn't understand when he is being singled out/admonished by our prof for being a loud mouthed jerk, either.

i'm confused, did we read oedipus rex or tyrannos? the play was called "oedipus the king" and we didn't read "oedipus at colonus" yet, but the lecture on it was called "oedipus tyrannos" and i thought that was what we read cause our prof said he was called "tyrannos" just because he wasn't (or so they thought) king by blood, which made him "tyrannos" even though he wasn't a tyrant.

Date: 2009-11-08 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, this sounds slightly know how Oedipus was exposed? Which makes him a scapegoat, like Jesus was. Scapegoating was very common in the ancient world. But I don't even know the connection between that and the shepherd business. Unless you were going to get into the similarities between the Dionysian rights and Christianity, which are uncanny but not the sort of thing an actual Christian would like. IDEK. Good for your prof! Though I would say that the obvious commonalities do speak to certain undercurrents in ancient societies.

It's the worst when people don't get when the prof is laying the smackdown, because then they don't change their behavior.

Oedipus Rex is the Latin name, and Oidipous Tyrannos is the Greek. Same difference, though most people say Oedipus Rex. Of course the irony is that he is king by blood, and doesn't know it, but it was my understanding that the τυραννος came from the fact that he was ruling without justice because he'd murdered his father.

Date: 2009-11-08 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
no, the kid was saying that this was an example of the pastoral trope because they literally bring the shepherd in and torture him for information, so someone out of the society had insight/wisdom that no one inside of it did. which jesus is also an example of, to him. but our prof said that the pastoral trope didn't come about until the 16th(? i forget which exactly) century.

Date: 2009-11-08 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, the pastoral is a Renaissance genre. WTF.

Seriously, what.

Date: 2009-11-09 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

roooofl (sort of)

also, i think you'd enjoy these icons:
Edited Date: 2009-11-09 08:21 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-09 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Jellyfish ice cream makes Electra ;__;

And I've eaten some weird ice cream in my day.

Thnx for the link.

Date: 2009-11-10 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
why so sad(ious)? cause you wanna eat it or cause you sad for the poor lil' jellies?

Date: 2009-11-10 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They're not little. And it sounds wrong.

Date: 2009-11-10 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
haha, i know they're not little... but it's for RESEARCH h-san!


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