Passenger Brandon Sullivan used his free time to document the antics of Friday’s flight, showing passengers mulling about the aisles and taking their pick of 50 milliliter bottles of liquor. “Adults kicking each other’s seats and shouting explicatives,” Sullivan tweeted.Two perfect words in one paragraph, one from the original Tweetist and one from the news-writer. I'd say 80% of what goes on in comboxes is MULLING ABOUT THE AISLES and SHOUTING EXPLICATIVES! = = = = = OKAY, I'LL THINK IT OVER FOR A PICOSECOND. GOT IT. YOU'RE A CUNT-LAPPING FUCKHEAD. DOES THAT MAKE THINGS CLEARER? LET ME CLARIFY THIS FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR FUCKING IDIOCY, SHITHEAD! YOU CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT? WELL, I SHALL DUMB IT DOWN TO YOUR LEVEL, WINGNUT FREAKAZOID! Yup, those are SHOUTED EXPLICATIVES! Wonderful serendipitous coinage.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.