As Astenophiles know, 1 Bates is the metric measure of a boring conversation.
We’ve already run the “enforced monogamy” experiment, too. We have several thousand years of data on that one. As a means of preventing violence by men, the results weren’t promising.
I’m going through a dramatic period.
It’s okay–posterity pays all the bills.
The Roman Senate sent an envoy to Carthage to demand the payment of tribute in lieu of sacking and looting the city. This is what is known as a “booty call.”