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And yes, I do want to keep the url, thanks.
When the Type 45s were designed and put into service, they had a very large gymnasium. Why? Because they were designed in such a way that at a future stage in their life cycle, when we could afford it, we would be able to plug into that large space a module of land attack cruise missiles, which would hugely increase the ships’ power, even though we felt that we could not afford to do so at the beginning.
Beware ships bearing large gyms.
In the course of the book Stewart is compared to the Romanovs, Richard Nixon, “the ghostly wife of King Popiel the Heartless,” elevator music, the Jim Carrey character in The Truman Show, the Karl Malden character in One-Eyed Jacks, the Jeff Daniels character in The Purple Rose of Cairo, a “demonically possessed character out of a horror movie,” an unspecified character “out of a Bo Widerberg movie,” a central character in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the Cheshire Cat, Dorothy Gale, Jay Gatsby, Marie Antoinette, Macbeth, Evita Peron, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., Walt Disney, a witch, a saint, a participant in Torquemada’s Theater of Tortures, the Ohio State football team, the Chicago Bulls, Chairman Mao, and (perhaps most unlikely of all, and for an entire chapter) Nancy Drew.
Gotta catch ‘em all…
It’s hard to arrive at anything approaching the correct number without doing expensive tests involving non-radioactive isotopes, Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives | Life and style | The Guardian
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