Good day Gentlemen, Firstly, I'd like to say that it is with great pleasure that I join the ranks of this excellent website. The world needs a guide like this now more than ever.My name is Jakob,…Continue
"Steam was replaced by diesels in railroads & ships for the following reasons:
Infrastructure costs. Water towers, roundhouses, coal/wood/oil depots, boiler cleaning, .
Operating costs. A diesel locomotive can be operated by one…"
"I do like your idea, but if the steam car must have some type of clean burning fuel to heat the water. If you have something akin to the steam locomotive, you run into the problem of bulkiness and 'dirtiness.' It would have to…"
"well I mostly wear shirts with a white collar for work. always go for the spread or cut away collar as I find them more pleasing to look at. I have many a time considered detachable collars but they are to easy to come by."
"Jakob, I just left a comment on the Satorialists, saw your screen picture. The gentleman must be your grandfather. Great looking man.
Anyway I was reading your profile and came across your movie favorites. I haven't seen…"
""The unpleasantly bright, bland, and uninteresting iPods and CD players have nothing on talking machines!"
A high quality digital source, driven through a good headphone amplifier, and good cans, is far from the…"
"You, sir, are on to my claims. Have you ever been afield shooting with me at one time, perchance? My memory does grow somewht fuzzy, perhaps it is a result of the cordite fumes inhaled from all of the .455's that I blasted clear through the…"
Holland and Holland double in .450 Nitro Express for the player.
The Webley has the disadvantage, when snap shooting the CD, of having a bullet diameter smaller than the central spindle hole of the disc, thus allowing the cads and…"
One major advantage of the CD over the LP or "78" is that the CD fosters improved shooting accuracy. When flung in the air in a fit of dissatisfaction, the smaller diameter CD is more difficult to hit with one's Purdy."
-Correcting the erroneous and unpleasurable condition of modern society.
-Resurecting the enjoyable traditions, practices and aesthetic principles having to do with the social condition of the late Victorian era and early 20th century (without all of the unneeded sexism, racism and classism) so as to create a better world to-day - a goal this site seems so excellently to encourage.
-Antiquities of all sorts.
-the Performing arts
-the Grand Outdoors
-the pleasures of being human, large and small
-the Nonsensical U.S.A. (c. 1912)
-Devil in the White City
-Three Weeks (c. 1907)
-The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell (c. 1851)
My favorite movie list tends to change offen. While I love possibly hundreds of movies, I will list my most current favorite three:
-Somewhere In Time
I uphold an appreiciation of music from most legitamite genres of music. (I consider metal (though I've no problem with anvil choruses), rap, hip-hop (except those which are entertaining due to their comedic value), and the nameless bastard spawn of country/western and 1990's/2000's pop to be illegitamite music generes, and worthy of elimination from the earth.) Concisely, I most notably love most popular music from the 1860's through the 1950's (and chamber/orchestral music of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, of course)
"Eccentricy is to Conformity as a party is to a funeral".
~ Jakob P. G.
"Superat Stultitia!" (Rise above stupidity)
~ 21st century Latin proverb of Alleghenian origin