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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 13th, 2019, 10:00 pm

For my MSc degree my supervisor threw an article at me  and told me to generalise it to n dimensions.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 14th, 2019, 10:18 am

I'm asking because since I'm officially a no-life I've been thinking about trying something new, like education. The thing is I don't want to buy a degree like most people in my position do (not to mention I already have a PhD), but get 100% involved in something.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Am invited to an Arabian Nights theme party. What can I wear that isn’t insulting or cultural appropriation? Or should I just drop these friends? Clearly they are not as woke as I.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Am invited to an Arabian Nights theme party. What can I wear that isn’t insulting or cultural appropriation? Or should I just drop these friends? Clearly they are not as woke as I.
Sounds fun.  Some options:

1) Magician - you even know magic tricks!

2) Sea serpent - blue and green glittery, scaly costume with a long tail.

3) Box of treasure - multicolored silks in patchwork for emeralds, rubies, silver, and gold. And you could wear your gold lame sock garters to match!

I would go as an Arabian horse - and I know how to move like one - all floaty and spirited.

You could too but you would have to practice walk, trot, canter, and spinning turns at home. : )

Will fix this later but here is a picture of an Arabian horse in costume at a show.

My sister has two of them. Beautiful creatures.

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Here is the horse - just pick your favorite color scheme and run with it.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 2:00 pm

The Nights draw on Arabian mythology, before Islam, and are probably more popular in the West than in the Middle East. Would a Greek person feel offended if you dressed up as Poseidon?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 2:47 pm

@TS Lots to ponder!

@kat I'm not worried about Arabs, I'm worried about Guardian readers.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 3:20 pm

Am invited to an Arabian Nights theme party. What can I wear that isn’t insulting or cultural appropriation? Or should I just drop these friends? Clearly they are not as woke as I.
Morris dancer.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Crusader!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 3:31 pm

That's a good one as well.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Am invited to an Arabian Nights theme party. What can I wear that isn’t insulting or cultural appropriation? Or should I just drop these friends? Clearly they are not as woke as I.
Sounds fun.  Some options:

1) Magician - you even know magic tricks!

2) Sea serpent - blue and green glittery, scaly costume with a long tail.

3) Box of treasure - multicolored silks in patchwork for emeralds, rubies, silver, and gold. And you could wear your gold lame sock garters to match!

I would go as an Arabian horse - and I know how to move like one - all floaty and spirited.

You could too but you would have to practice walk, trot, canter, and spinning turns at home. : )

Will fix this later but here is a picture of an Arabian horse in costume at a show.

My sister has two of them. Beautiful creatures.

Image
Here is the horse - just pick your favorite color scheme and run with it.
Wait! How do you know the color of Paul’s garters?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 3:53 pm



Wait! How do you know the color of Paul’s garters?
He has mentioned them here before. 

If search is working, you can find the thread where we were talking about sock garters and he told us he even has a pair in gold  lamé. 

Not a detail one would forget easily! : )

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Here you go!

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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 4:05 pm

They are sock suspenders. Garters are worn by ladies and boy scouts. 
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Suppressed memories on my part.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 4:09 pm


@kat I'm not worried about Arabs, I'm worried about Guardian readers.
Choose the outfit in a red colour. They'll think the theme is Red Brigades or something...
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 18th, 2019, 4:15 pm

They are sock suspenders. Garters are worn by ladies and boy scouts. 
Point taken. Thank you.

and a further thought on your prospective costume.  I think it's a winner - something to delight and/or offend everyone.

Lawrence of Arabia.

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