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    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2012
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    Has this been here?

    SHOULD this be here?
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    Is is excellent.
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    I'm... uh... right.

    The ‘E’ Tyranny is a futuristic socio-political thriller and an intelligent zombie-apocalypse epic; intertwining the drama and horror of the zombie genre’s best, The Walking Dead, with the philosophical and moral ideas and insights of Ayn Rand, in the vein of her classic sci-fi novel Atlas Shrugged, which is also set in a dystopian America.
    Rand argues in her novels that our ability to reason and exercise rational control over our emotions is the distinguishing mark of our humanity and individuality. So it is that, in the aftermath of an outbreak of bio-engineered contagion that collectively zombiefies the masses; the last remaining unaffected people, the ‘Rationals,’ are caught in an ongoing struggle with the aggressive and uncontrollable ‘Emotionals.’
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    I'm going to go ahead and say that this woman tans too much.
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    ^^ she looks like she's had all her skin surgically replaced with bacon.
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    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012
    *would, but only if she smelt like bacon too.
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    The Lockheed Blackbird was the fastest and highest-flying aircraft in the world. Its engines operated on a permanent afterburner, and standard procedure when fired upon was to accelerate and outrun any missiles that were fired at it. Awesome.

    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012
    Also, the X-Men have one.
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    Verging on Orchestral Bombing, that. Now, what's that piece of music? It's terribly familiar, I ought to know this. Ah shit, this is going to bug me all day now.
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012
    The Lockheed Blackbird was the fastest and highest-flying aircraft in the world.

    I believe it still is, at least, among manned flights.
    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2012
    @lampcommander - Wait! What about the part where the uv rays mutate your DNA? Into pork products.
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    Now, what's that piece of music?

    That is the Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem, I believe.
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    @Celan - Thankyou! I had the total brain itch over that.
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    If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world

    Dearest creature in creation,
    Study English pronunciation.
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.

    I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
    So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

    Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
    Dies and diet, lord and word,
    Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
    (Mind the latter, how it’s written.)

    Now I surely will not plague you
    With such words as plaque and ague.
    But be careful how you speak:
    Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;

    Cloven, oven, how and low,
    Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
    Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
    Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,

    Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
    Exiles, similes, and reviles;
    Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
    Solar, mica, war and far;

    One, anemone, Balmoral,
    Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
    Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
    Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

    Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
    Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
    Blood and flood are not like food,
    Nor is mould like should and would.

    Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
    Toward, to forward, to reward.
    And your pronunciation’s OK
    When you correctly say croquet,

    Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
    Friend and fiend, alive and live.
    Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
    And enamour rhyme with hammer.

    River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
    Doll and roll and some and home.
    Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
    Neither does devour with clangour.

    Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
    Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
    Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
    And then singer, ginger, linger,

    Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
    Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
    Query does not rhyme with very,
    Nor does fury sound like bury.

    Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
    Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
    Though the differences seem little,
    We say actual but victual.

    Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
    Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
    Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
    Dull, bull, and George ate late.

    Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
    Science, conscience, scientific.
    Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
    Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.

    We say hallowed, but allowed,
    People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
    Mark the differences, moreover,
    Between mover, cover, clover;

    Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
    Chalice, but police and lice;
    Camel, constable, unstable,
    Principle, disciple, label.

    Petal, panel, and canal,
    Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
    Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
    Senator, spectator, mayor.

    Tour, but our and succour, four.
    Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
    Sea, idea, Korea, area,
    Psalm, Maria, but malaria.

    Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
    Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
    Compare alien with Italian,
    Dandelion and battalion.

    Sally with ally, yea, ye,
    Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
    Say aver, but ever, fever,
    Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.

    Heron, granary, canary.
    Crevice and device and aerie.
    Face, but preface, not efface.
    Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.

    Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
    Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
    Ear, but earn and wear and tear
    Do not rhyme with here but ere.

    Seven is right, but so is even,
    Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
    Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
    Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

    Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
    Is a paling stout and spikey?
    Won’t it make you lose your wits,
    Writing groats and saying grits?

    It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
    Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
    Islington and Isle of Wight,
    Housewife, verdict and indict.

    Finally, which rhymes with enough,
    Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
    Hiccough has the sound of cup.
    My advice is to [never] give up!!!