28203, and you accuse other people of going too far|
Posted by The Damaja, Sun Aug-21-05 09:25 AM
>>the conversation about "the little differences" moves from
>>the possibly metaphoric metric system, to discussion about
>>actual LAWS of Amsterdam, which is closer to morality, isn't
>Okay, so what does the metric system have to do with
>The metric system is actually the narrower, colder, more
>scientific system of measurement, so it dosen't, at all, even
>match the latter discussion of how Europe is more "relaxed" in
>the sense as they allow the sale of beer, etc.
lol. OR you could look it as the imperial measurement is full of more rules, more specifics, and different systems whereas metric measurement is simpler, more relaxed and integrated
but BOTH points are going too far. if there is a metaphor it's simply that different peoples have different moral codes, 3 yards isn't the same length as 3 meters, carrying drugs on the streets of Amsterdam isn't the same as carrying drugs on the streets of LA
>So again, either Tarantino is an idiot, or Crouch in an idiot,
>The Metric system is completley useless in that context.
the difference between measurement systems is a fairly decent metaphor for the difference between laws and moral codes