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Re: Guest Post - Weekend Longread

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I expect being accused of "the most staggering betrayal of the values and ethics of our profession" would render one lugubrious.


Posted by: nope@nope.com | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 3:49 PM
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He probably sold them for dope money.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 4:02 PM
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Like a Nebraskan.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 4:16 PM
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How could he be in his sixties? He's barely a dozen years older than me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 4:19 PM
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Boomers had the option of going to Europe and stealing millions while Gen X faced a job market with few tenure-track openings and not much left to steal.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 4:24 PM
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The Hobby Lobby in Lincoln is right near the Village Inn where I saw Tom Osborne last year.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 4:28 PM
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Ever since Willa Cather paved the way, generations of Nebraskans have moved east to scam various literary and scholarly types.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 4:53 PM
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he is currently, in theory at least, running an £800,000 project on the papyrus rolls carbonised by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79.
That project is super cool. And no-one knows what the scrolls say yet so hopefully there aren't so many nuts who want to buy them.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 5:36 PM
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"I could have spent my career thinking about old chestnuts like the terminal date of Caesar's command, or whatever.
I love this sentence.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 5:55 PM
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Are these Hobby Lobby crazies the same kind of crazies who insist the KJV is the inerrant word of God? Because hunting 1st century fragments would seem kind of unnecessary in that case.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 6:02 PM
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They might have wanted to put glitter on them.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 6:16 PM
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I have a relative who spent a career as an engineer in the field of imaging, and spends his retirement being sent to all sorts of cool places to consult on projects like in 8, revealing the contents of ancient scrolls and such. Its not a bad life, especially being based out of Maui.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 7:41 PM
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I've been following this story since 2012 when Daniel B. Wallace mentioned a mysterious and implausible "first century Mark" fragment in a debate. And then it was just years and years and years of rumors and no news. It was pretty rewarding when this story finally took this wild turn.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 9:10 PM
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Also, let me share this good tweet: "Hobby Lobby's robby hobby: Hammurabi"


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 9:14 PM
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That is the best.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-20-20 9:35 PM
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@10 I think there's an element of cross-over, innerantism being like KJV-Onlyism, but shifting the inerrant bit back to 'the original manuscripts'.


Posted by: chris s | Link to this comment | 01-21-20 4:34 AM
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Latest twist.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-21-20 5:29 AM
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I guess I'm technically boycotting Hobby Lobby, but it's entirely possible I have never bought anything in one ever except once when somebody sent me in to get fabric glue.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-21-20 6:25 AM
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14 is such a good tweet that my mouse hand immediately went for the like button, of which there was none because this is not twitter.

I quite like Endeavour in significant part because I have a weird attraction to the voice of the actor who plays Endeavour. I don't think I've ever been so hot for a (spoken) voice before without just folding it in to the overall package. I did feel a little bit that way about the Laurence Fox character on the related series Lewis, but he (Fox) turns out to be a huge twat, which spoiled it.

Do we only say NMM when they're dead? Or can twattage revealed also count?


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 01-21-20 9:44 AM
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19: Morse in Endeavour is definitely hot in a similar but better way than Hathaway is in Lewis!


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01-21-20 3:50 PM
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I'm pleased not to be alone in this.

And annoyed that i'll never be able to enjoy Hathaway's blackhearted little quips in a reunion show again because of Fox's wankeritude.

Here's hoping for another season of Endeavour. (It wasn't so clear to me if there'd be another from the last series' conclusion)


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 01-21-20 5:22 PM
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