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Well as my last attempt⤵️to #StopTheWar in #Ukraine failed to get any traction I thought my 2nd attempt should start with a bang or in the words of #DrStrangelove"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
2/n It seems I am not scary enough to scare sense into some participants of the current war, I thought trying to use a selection of #GNUTerryPratchett words from #Discworld #Jingo & #Hogfather along with some horrors of war concepts might persuade #WarCriminals in the conflict
3/n that a better path might be available to them and others if the war ended quickly but as another Author @Kurt_Vonnegut said of horrors in another War #SoItGoes🤷‍♂️
I started with the words
From the #WarGames film
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Sir Terry Pratchett was the master of the "Pune" (or, play on words), but what was the biggest laugh that STP gave you? It could be a quote, book, character, picture, anything.

Let's share some laughter with the world.

#GNUTerryPratchett #speakhisname
Let's also share this post for @comicrelief. The whole world could do with some laughter in their lives, so let's give that the STP way!

If you can and feel you want to, you can donate to Comic Relief here:…
One of the things that never fails to make me laugh is the pairing of Nobby Nobbs and Fred Colon. As good as any real life double act, especially the scenes in "Jingo" when Nobby is in disguise as a dancer.

Art credit to DeepFriedAngels on Tumbler!…
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1/n It seems that these are trying times in #Ukraine at the moment, for those in that country with a slightly dark sense of humour this #Discworld reading list may be morale building & also informative in your current situation
2/n #GNUTerryPratchett also has a range of books more suitable to the younger reader & may also be a good distraction if you can get hold of them in your current situation see full reading list below.
3/n The real point of this thread is to get some ideas to @DefenceU & people of #Ukraine on how to #StopTheWar by persuading the Russians currently in #Ukraine to cease their actions & go home, by the very careless use of words to paint a vivid picture of some of their possible
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Okay, look, this is why I am so upset by #TheWatch adaptation. I think I read my first #Discworld book a couple of decades ago, as a young teenager. I'd never read anything like it in my life. After that I went to the library every week & meticulously hunted for them, over years.
It took me five years from discovering #Discworld to catch up with them. I remember going to a little Worcestershire bookshop and buying a copy of Wintersmith and Terry Pratchett signed it for me and I just - I didn't know what to say to him! I was in awe!
The #Discworld books gave me a grounding in empathy and the complexity of human nature in a way no other book has. When I call Terry Pratchett a philosopher, I am not joking. I am being entirely sincere, because he was one of the brightest minds I've ever come across.
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