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Happy Columbus Day!

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October 9th, 2017 Posted 8:40 am

“Columbus,” says Admin. “Could have been better, could have been worse. Weren’t Cortes and Pizarro worse? Most of it’s just historical inevitability. Continents separated by vast oceans. The development on one side of ships capable of crossing them. Suppose the Atlantic Ocean was only as wide as the English Channel. Then ‘Columbus’ would have been Phoenician or something even earlier. And all the migration would have been lost in the mists of early history and we wouldn’t be so riled up.”

“Um, er,” says Spence. “Those twin conquistador obsessions – gold and conversions – are off-putting.”

“Now you’re sounding like Bernie.”

“Is that a surprise?”

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Happy Columbus Day!

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October 10th, 2016 Posted 7:44 am

“Columbus,” says Admin. “Could have been better, could have been worse. Weren’t Cortes and Pizarro worse? Most of it’s just historical inevitability. Continents separated by vast oceans. The development on one side of ships capable of crossing them. Finito.”

“Those twin conquistador obsessions – gold and conversions – are off-putting,” Spence says. “Either one on its own – that’s a bit different.”

“Now you’re sounding like Bernie.”

“And who do you think y0u sound like?”

“Bark bark?”

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Happy Columbus Day!

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October 12th, 2015 Posted 8:19 am

“Columbus,” says Admin. “Could have been better, could have been worse. Weren’t Cortes and Pizarro worse? Most of it’s just historical inevitability. Continents separated by vast oceans. The development on one side of ships capable of crossing them. Finito.”

“Those twin conquistador obsessions – gold and conversions – are off-putting,” Spence says.

“Now you’re sounding like Bernie.”

“Is that a surprise?”

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