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Tchaikovsky. Tortured soul or poof who wrote tunes?

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Started: 7/13/2013 Category: Arts
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ooberman

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Tchaikovsky. Was he the tortured soul who poured out his immortal longings into dignified passages of stately music, or was he just an old poof who wrote tunes?

Well, if you can imagine the size of Nelson's Column, which is roughly three times the size of a London bus, then Tchaikovsky was much smaller. His head was about the same size as that of an extremely large dog, that is to say, two very small dogs, or four very large hamsters, or one medium-size rabbit if you count the whole of the body.

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brian_eggleston

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I would like to thank ooberman for proposing this solemn, culturally significant and intellectually stimulating debate, to which I duly respond as follows:

Tchaikovsky was a roaring poof: there's no doubt about that. But that should come as no surprise. Most songwriters are screaming homosexuals: Elton John, George Michael and that bloke out of Queen who died of AIDS will all tell you that (well, not the last one, obviously, he's dead).

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
ooberman

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brian_eggleston

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I know that many members of this site are American and, therefore, may not be familiar with the scale of London landmarks and public transportation.

So, to put Nelson's Column in perspective, if you took all the hotdogs sold at a baseball game and balanced them lengthways on top of each other they would be exactly the same height as Nelson"s column.

Or put another way, if Nelson's Column were laid on its side it would be the same length as the line of cars at a McDonald's drive-thru.
Debate Round No. 2
ooberman

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brian_eggleston

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Of course, there's nothing wrong with being gay, at least not now, but in 19th Century Russia same sex relationships between men were illegal. People often forget that Tchaikovsky was lucky never to be caught and punished for his heinous crimes.
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