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Author Topic: Terry Pratchett 'Raising Steam'  (Read 3506 times)
Arabella Periscope
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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2014, 09:04:59 pm »

I wanted the Witches.  I wanted them to have tea on the train and have Nanny Ogg spike the tea and Granny sniff at everything and Magrat wave a smoking bunch of herbs all over the place and set off a fire alarm and derail the whole thing.  Nostalgia for simpler times.  I was reminded of Terry Pratchett when I heard on the news that the Ukranians were 'reinforcing their road-blocks with little old ladies.'  Daring the Russians to mow down little old ladies.  Terry Pratchett said that most of the world's power is compacted in black-clad little old ladies -- and now they are being utilized as a WMD!
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Kenneth: 'If you're so hot, you can tell me how to say she has ideas above her station.'
Brian:'Oh yes, I forgot. It's fairly easy, old boy.
Elle a des idees au-dessus de sa gare.'
Kenneth: 'Idiot.  It's not that kind of station.'

Terence Rattigan 'French Without Tears.'
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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2014, 10:02:50 pm »

I was reminded of Terry Pratchett when I heard on the news that the Ukranians were 'reinforcing their road-blocks with little old ladies.'  Daring the Russians to mow down little old ladies.  Terry Pratchett said that most of the world's power is compacted in black-clad little old ladies -- and now they are being utilized as a WMD!

Night Watch and the Glorious Revolution of the Twenty-Fifth of May..

One thing Vimes was learning fast was the natural vindictiveness of old ladies, who had no sense of fair play when it came to fighting soldiers; give a granny a spear and a hole to jab it through, and young men on the other side were in big trouble.
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