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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:09 pm 
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So, I doubt any of us saw it coming that Liz will play such a pivotal role as a fountain of forgotten knowledge otherwise known as "History". Those of you who did, congrats! Well noticed, well observed, and you're in full right of telling the rest of us "I told you so".

No, but really. I do wonder what she can do now. In fact, after the last few comics, I wonder what she actually knows. Allegedly a lot, but let's see if she needs to bring a tray of cookies to be able to say what she has to say.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:43 pm 
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Restless Soul wrote:
. . . Allegedly a lot, but let's see if she needs to bring a tray of cookies to be able to say what she has to say.

Hey, there are worse quirks for a briefer to have . . .

And it should cut down on late arrivals and no-shows!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:41 pm 
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Restless Soul wrote:
So, I doubt any of us saw it coming that Liz will play such a pivotal role as a fountain of forgotten knowledge otherwise known as "History". Those of you who did, congrats! Well noticed, well observed, and you're in full right of telling the rest of us "I told you so".

No, but really. I do wonder what she can do now. In fact, after the last few comics, I wonder what she actually knows. Allegedly a lot, but let's see if she needs to bring a tray of cookies to be able to say what she has to say.

It's not what she knows, it's her skill-set. She has the expertise to research historical subjects and look for long-term trends. In other words, it's not that she knows history, it's that she knows how to gather knowledge.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:47 pm 
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I hope Para never plays with Tenzy. The result would be terrifying.
Para and Petey need to have some dialog together. Just because.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:01 pm 
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There is such a state as ‘knowing enough to be dangerous.’
This is when, as an example, a vehicle with an automatic mode of operation includes a hidden manual mode of operation. Knowing the mode exists and how to access it doesn’t mean you’ll also know how to drive, or implicitly prevent you from driving after you have fondue day 4 bottles of concentrated cleaning solvent, or been in the presence of an amorph that has.

Liz is in a related state, ‘knowing that she knows enough to be dangerous.’ This is akin to knowing about the manual mode of operation, and that touching it can cause loss of limb or life. Now her boss’s boss has asked her to mess with the dangerous stuff, not knowing that loss of life or limb can result.


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