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Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:09 am
by pigfender
No... You have eight, obviously.
;)

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:11 am
by vic-k
To the majority of THE RED LION's erstwhile philosophers and amateur astrophysicists, Midnight was when one day ended and the next began. I suppose we should've known better. :(
Vic

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:41 am
by Jaysen
nom wrote:PS It takes more than toe strength. Willpower, stubbornness and unrelenting bloody-mindedness. That's why nomstralians are so tough... :P

You forgot "willing to do things that normal people think are insane."

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:09 am
by nom
Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote:PS It takes more than toe strength. Willpower, stubbornness and unrelenting bloody-mindedness. That's why nomstralians are so tough... :P

You forgot "willing to do things that normal people think are insane."


Like posting in this thread? :roll:

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:20 am
by nom
lunk wrote:Well, considering other "logical" systems the British have invented, it makes sense that you count the hours starting at 12 and ending on 11. How do you teach kids that logic?


You've highlighted the flaw in your own reasoning: You're assuming it's logical. As you said, consider the other systems that the British have invented*.

I'm not defending the system — I don't claim it's brilliant or sensical — I'm just stating what it is.


*To be fair to the Brits, they've made a decent go at democracy, but this is tempered but their insistence on a democratic monarchy.

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:25 am
by pigfender
I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:33 am
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.

They barrow your non-monarchy as their own.

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:10 pm
by nom
pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.


Don't mess with me at this late hour of the evening. You have a queen as head of state. Ergo, you have a monarchy.

I'm getting too old for this... <end of sentence obscured by David Sanborn's "Murtaugh" saxophone riff from Lethal Weapon>

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:11 pm
by lunk
Forget the logic then. It's all a question of art!

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Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:52 pm
by gr
vic-k wrote:To the majority of THE RED LION's erstwhile philosophers and amateur astrophysicists, Midnight was when one day ended and the next began. I suppose we should've known better. :(
Vic



Vindicated!!

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:01 pm
by pigfender
nom wrote:
pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.


Don't mess with me at this late hour of the evening. You have a queen as head of state. Ergo, you have a monarchy.

I'm getting too old for this... <end of sentence obscured by David Sanborn's "Murtaugh" saxophone riff from Lethal Weapon>


No, we don't. Not constitutionally speaking. A monarchy relies on the monarch acting as the Executive function. The Crown doesn't fill that role, it's just a ceremonial function in the UK, paid for by American tourists.

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:07 pm
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote: The Crown doesn't fill that role, it's just a ceremonial function in the UK, paid for by American tourists.

HEY!

I resemble that remark...

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:50 pm
by lunk
pigfender wrote:
nom wrote:
pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.


Don't mess with me at this late hour of the evening. You have a queen as head of state. Ergo, you have a monarchy.

I'm getting too old for this... <end of sentence obscured by David Sanborn's "Murtaugh" saxophone riff from Lethal Weapon>


No, we don't. Not constitutionally speaking. A monarchy relies on the monarch acting as the Executive function. The Crown doesn't fill that role, it's just a ceremonial function in the UK, paid for by American tourists.


Yes you do, just like Sweden. A constitutional monarchy. But maybe this is, like midnight, an unsolvable issue? :lol:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_monarchy

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:10 pm
by vic-k
gr wrote:
vic-k wrote:To the majority of THE RED LION's erstwhile philosophers and amateur astrophysicists, Midnight was when one day ended and the next began. I suppose we should've known better. :(
Vic

Vindicated!!
Ouch! That sounds almost as painful a castigation :shock:

Re: Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionar

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:30 pm
by lunk
12:00 am, aka 00:00 can't be midnight, meaning the middle of the night. I've hardly gone to bed yet! :shock:

And if it's not a monarchy, is it perhaps a diarchy? :roll: