The Truth About Scattercat

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The Truth About Scattercat

Post by Varda » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:43 am

Not sure if this is more "Drabblenews" or "Podcasts and Such", but it's too hilarious not to share. I discovered this completely by accident:

1. Go to sortable Escape Pod episode list on Wikipedia.
2. Sort the Wikipedia page by "Reader".
3. Notice that one lonesome blue "Nathaniel Lee" link beside episode 405.
4. Click on link.
5. Learn The Truth about Scattercat. Note especially how he died. Laugh yer ass off.

"They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me." --Nathaniel Lee (c. 1653-1692)
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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:58 am

Varda wrote:"They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me." --Nathaniel Lee (c. 1653-1692)
*Yoink* I am so stealing that.

Nice post, Varda; Proving:
  • Democracy sucks.
  • Wikipedia can't be trusted.
  • Scattercat should be committed (and/or lobotomized?).
:)

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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:16 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
Varda wrote:"They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me." --Nathaniel Lee (c. 1653-1692)
*Yoink* I am so stealing that.

Nice post, Varda; Proving:
  • Democracy sucks.
  • Wikipedia can't be trusted.
  • Scattercat should be committed (and/or lobotomized?).
:)
You know what Strawman says. Never judge anyone until you've biopsied their brain. :)
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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by Varda » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:08 pm

On Nathaniel Lee's works of literature: "In spite of their extravagance, they contain many passages of great beauty." Perhaps we could say the same about his Drabbles. :P

On his early career ambitions: "He tried to earn his living as an actor, but acute stage fright made this impossible."

A warning for the future: "As he grew more disreputable, his patrons neglected him, and by 1684 his mind was allegedly completely unhinged."

It's obvious: Nathan Lee is a time traveler. From the future. I guess they've changed the year-numbering system again by his time.
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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by strawman » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:19 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
Varda wrote:"They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me." --Nathaniel Lee (c. 1653-1692)
I have never felt such a strong sense that someone was 3 1/2 centuries out of temporal phase.
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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:41 pm

I'm way farther than 3 1/2 100 years past original expiration date.
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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by strawman » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:01 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:I'm way farther than 3 1/2 100 years past original expiration date.
Floating Over Time
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by Varda » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:08 pm

strawman wrote:Floating Over Time
GAH. It's only been a week for me. I'm not recovered yet. :cry:
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Re: The Truth About Scattercat

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:51 pm

strawman wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:I'm way farther than 3 1/2 100 years past original expiration date.
Floating Over Time
You are one of the very few that gets me, Strawbud. Most just shake their heads and keep walking.
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