As I say to Mr. Hines directly in the original post's comments: I would object to specifying Snoopy as an incarnation of the Doctor. Otherwise, the theory as presented is entertainingly sound.
For your amusement, then...
I decided to go with a lighter blog post for today. Feel free to debate and discuss.
Proposal: Snoopy is actually a Time Lord. Probably the Doctor.
- Snoopy was first sighted on Earth in October of 1950, and was around for far longer than any known beagle. Also, his appearance changed over time. (But he’s always been a white male!)
- His dog house is canonically bigger on the inside.
- And it flies. (Though it doesn’t always take him where he intended to go.)
- He is known to have traveled in space.
- He has a companion, one he understands and communicates with despite their different languages. (TARDIS translation circuit?)
- He owned a Van Gogh. (The link between Van Gogh and the Doctor has been well-established.)
- He’s been known to wear bow ties.
Conclusion: Time Lord!
Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.
My motive for going was partly historical study, partly political-mindedness and partly to visit places I'd never been before; First Baptist of Ottawa is one of the old standing places in town, and it's seen a lot over the decades.
After the main remarks and Q & A session, I went with many of the rest of the attendees to the basement for refreshments and informal conversation. It's at this point where ttallan will be interested.
Mr. Dewar happened to notice a button I'd bought from Tara at CAN-CON over the weekend. I was wearing it on one of the shoulder straps of my backpack. It's got the character "Mal" from Galaxion and a most particular quote from his science lab. Check the last panel of p. 44 to find it if you're not already a reader of the series:
"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be research."
Anyway, Mr. Dewar noticed the quotation, and promptly suggested that Stephen Harper should get one of the buttons. I wasn't even remotely interested in faulting the suggestion.
Oh well. Technology, huh? Human inventions, human frailties.
- Courtesy of the "real-universe" tech/science boards at Trekbbs.com: A map of the Milky Way Galaxy, London Underground-style.
- A notice to those of you on my friendlist who don't know: the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is coming in May. Details such as can be known thus far in the link. I'll also be posting a notice at the publicbroadcasting.ca blog.
No idea yet if I'll be going myself.
- I'm only mildly surprised that Adobe's website doesn't seem inclined to respect the needs of its dial-up-using customers and visitors at this point in time. (I'll explain later.)