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    Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when my parents were deciding on which farm out west my dog Lucky was going to live on. They never did tell me. Just one day Lucky was gone and he went to live on a farm out west so he could roam and play and be happy.

    I would have gone to see him.
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    Default Re: Fly on the wall question

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when my parents were deciding on which farm out west my dog Lucky was going to live on. They never did tell me. Just one day Lucky was gone and he went to live on a farm out west so he could roam and play and be happy.

    I would have gone to see him.
    Oh, then there are those personal fly on the wall moments. Mine is when my first name was chosen. I dropped using it my last year of high school. Always wondered how it was agreed. Not only was it cumbersome but it was also the name of an old dead BF of Mom when she was in the service.

    I started complaining about it when I was nine. Mom was stoically silent. Dad said "Well it was that, Sigrid or Siegfried!"


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    My mom said my name (Eric) was chosen because back then it was fairly uncommon. Same with my brother Kurt. She said that because I was born so close to Christmas, that she considered Noel, Noelle if a girl, or Lisa (<<<that has to do with Christmas how?)

    How I ended up being named Bucket is anybody's guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Oh, then there are those personal fly on the wall moments. Mine is when my first name was chosen. I dropped using it my last year of high school. Always wondered how it was agreed. Not only was it cumbersome but it was also the name of an old dead BF of Mom when she was in the service.

    I started complaining about it when I was nine. Mom was stoically silent. Dad said "Well it was that, Sigrid or Siegfried!"

    not_ is a good first name imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckethead View Post
    I have many more fly on the wall moments I would like to have witnessed, since seeing the Universe's creation is impossible...

    1) Anything Mozart created
    2) Anything The Doors created
    3) Anything DaVinci did
    4) Anything Jesus said and did

    Also, the creation of the Constitution of the United States in 1787.
    I'm interested in transitions. We live with rates of technological change so great that our social structures cannot keep pace. For the majority of human history that was not the case. Few people ever experienced anything that their great great great grandparents were not equally familiar with. And yet some people not only saw the world with different eyes, they created both new objects and new knowledge, much of which survives to this day.

    What inspired them? What observation led to new insights? What was different about them that led to an instance of novelty in a sea of sameness? Those are the moments that fascinate me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Issus was where Alexander's flank action proved decisive. At Gaugamela, confusion on Alexander's flank permitted Darius's escape.

    Flanks are often where the fun is.
    And here is the action at Issus (Faun Mosaic, Pompeii, 99 B.C.)

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    And here is the action at Issus (Faun Mosaic, Pompeii, 99 B.C.)

    Thanks Michael! I love all the ancient history stuff you provide for us.
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    Thanks Michael! I love all the ancient history stuff you provide for us.
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    Being on the wall to watch the big bang go off or see how the place where the big went off was created or or or or
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    I would have liked to been at a place such as Lascaux when the paintings were created. I have always been enthralled by them.
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