Forget National Service, I believe that everyone should be legally required to do one (1) year’s customer-facing work upon reaching the majority.
We may not be better-defended, perhaps, but we’ll be miles ahead in simple human empathy.
Call it Emotional Service.
Spoiler: The next Planet of the Apes movie will focus on Dawn’s sister, Julie.
(You’ll never read that movie title in the same way again)
Look at it this way:
I’ve had a plaster-cast on my leg for 18 years.
The cast enabled me to walk while my leg was damaged, helping me function, and letting me have a life. It also however blocked the sensation of things touching the leg, and stopped me flexing my knee, so I tended to walk into things and often lost my balance.
Now, the cast has been removed.
This means I feel sensations again and I no longer walk into things because I can’t feel them, I can also flex my knee again.
However, because the cast was there for so long, the leg has forgotten how to walk without a support [wait, knees move?!], and under the cast the leg’s muscles have atrophied, reducing its ability to support itself.
The human to whom the leg belongs (me) now needs to get help re-learning how to walk on a newly flexible leg and has to undertake careful exercise to re-strengthen the leg without straining it,
However, _without_ the cast in the way, The leg is now able to complete its recovery with safe exercise and careful practice.
I think that symbol means that London’s underwater…
From the view one-table-over, I assumed the headline was Tony Blair saying something condescending again…
"STATIONARY COMMODE CHAIR
BIOLOGICALLY CLEAN & COMPLETE”
'Biologically clean' - Oh Freecycle, don't ever change.
"Punishment and Discipline … Shoot first and ask questions later"
2000ad had a _lot_ of fun when we were too young to know better…
The visitor from Aperture Laboratories at least parked his vehicle neatly…
At the Sydney Benedict Cumberbatch Oz Comic Con panel
Fan: You've played a lot of geeky characters...
Benedict: *narrows eyes*
Benedict (in Khans voice): is Khan a geek?
Benedict (in Smaugs voice): Is Smaug a geek?
Benedict (in a Sherlock type voice): Sherlock's a geek!