Sunday, January 27, 2008

Disneyland Mars

There is something wrong* with me.

I've got a copy of T.R. Fehrenbach's Lone Star**. In two of the chapters he traces where the Anglo-Celts who settled the American frontier came from, how their ancestry and heritage affected the West and how they got to Texas.

I re-read that this weekend - all I could think of was how utterly keen it would be for a horde of unruly Anglospherians*** to break free of the earth and settle the solar system.

I acquired a copy of Guns, Germs and Steel a few weeks ago. We're we've come from, some semi-socialist explanations for government blah blah .. reasonably interesting. Me, I want to know where we'll be in 10,000 years.

It gets in the way of reading history.

And there is this .. the world's largest swimming pool. Eight hectares in area. 250,000 cubic meters of water. Sucker is big enough to sail boats on.

World's Largest Swimming PoolWorld's Largest Swimming PoolWorld's Largest Swimming Pool

And all I can see is Disneyland Mars.

* No, not that.
** Worth your time if you like well-written literate history - Fehrenbach can write!
*** Anglosphere - as I use the term - is pretty broad. You don't have to speak English, just adhere to a reasonable form of Democracy, use a common law legal system and subscribe to a free market ideal.

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