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On Trial. Day 2.

By Deputy Editor Sergeant Frosty.

The Deputy Editor.

Yesterday, the warm meat-sack sometimes called “Oi, you,” or “Thingummy” or “Baldie”, known officially as the magazine editor for this site, David Flin, told you lot that he’d be away on jury service for maybe a couple of weeks, and that he was entrusting me with the reigns of power in his absence.


For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sergeant Frosty , former Snow Marine. I’ve come down to this – deputising for a warm meat-sack for an online thing, with minimal chance of invading Russia.


To the point.


Delegation. That’s the name of the game. What delegation means is that you lot do the work while I watch and take all the glory. It’s good training for life, trust me.


Yesterday, you were asked to explain the AH context of President Edson Arantes do Nascimento of Brazil meeting Prime Minister Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore of the Independent Free State of London.


What I like to see is participation. You’re going to get as much enjoyment out of this as the amount of effort you put in. So let’s take a look at some of the suggestions (which you can find in full HERE!).

One suggestion was that given that Portugal is England's (what ever part that may be) oldest ally, it is going to be the Brazilians acting as an intermediary to allow a European Federation brokered peace deal - after all Portugal has the EF Presidency this year. (Courtesy Pete U).

AndyC came up with the point that President Edson Arantes do Nascimento is coming over because he has an issue with a considerable amount of striking in his country. The summit meeting is to get advice and direction from Prime Minister Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore, who has developed a reputation for successfully tackling such strikes, even at the level experienced by President do Nascimento. Anyone who knows Pele and Bobby Moore (who were great friends, starring in the film Escape to Victory, which demonstrated that footballers can't act and actors can't play football).

And Charles EP M drew on the theme developed in Six East End Boys, arguably the greatest book ever written, even though it doesn't have any Snow Marines, and suggested that "After years in the cold, London is finally on track to become a member-state of FIFA, the Fédération internationale of civilised nations. The outgoing Premier Legate of the Republic of Britain attempted to bring the country into the European Supreme League alliance, causing widespread discontent among the public and this means it can no longer block London's promotion. Nascimento hopes to use his personal charm to smooth the way."

Delightful, one and all.



Today. You lucky people, we’ve got another challenge hook for you. As before, interesting responses in the discussion thread would be appreciated, while the warm meat-sack of an Editor is away dispensing Justice tempered without fear or favour.


We’ve all heard the expression The Pen is Mightier than the Sword. I’m sure our famous fencer Andy Cooke can explain how easy it is to fence with a Parker Pen against an opponent wielding a sabre, but I digress.


If we grant the premise, and assume it has gained traction, and that wars are fought by poets and novelists and bards in words rather than in blood, which countries would be today’s superpowers? Explanations appreciated.

Bard versus Barbarian. Who wins?

Pictures courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Discussion this premise HERE.



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