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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby ed » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:31 pm

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Umm ...

Isn't the allusion to Samson destroying the temple of the Philistines? Do you think that is what they meant? :wink:
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Grammatron » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:01 pm

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:44 pm

The throw ring on the left is sadly ironic.

Naval losses for June 1944 included 24 warships and 35 merchantmen or auxiliaries sunk, and a further 120 vessels damaged.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This figure includes over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces. Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. The Allies also captured 200,000 prisoners of war (not included in the 425,000 total, above). During the fighting around the Falaise Pocket (August 1944) alone, the Germans suffered losses of around 90,000, including prisoners.

Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Poles.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:37 am

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The Nazis didn't like his view of the war very much. (I'll try to find a good repro of his famous war triptych.)

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:36 am

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Coal miners, Belgium, ca. 1900.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:13 am

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby sparks » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:17 am

Fucking pagers. Damn. I remember those fucking things well enough.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:24 am

Found it:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm

sparks wrote:Fucking pagers. Damn. I remember those fucking things well enough.
Oh yeah. I recall once a woman asked me of I was a Doctor. Obviously my well educated, well tanned and extremely good looking appearance could have led to this question. Along with my appearing to have a lot of money and my taste in beach attire.

I wasn't sure if a lie or the truth would serve best, so I went with "Dr Feelgood", which turned out to be the best possible answer.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm

sparks wrote:Fucking pagers. Damn. I remember those fucking things well enough.
Oh yeah. I recall once a woman asked me of I was a Doctor. Obviously my well educated, well tanned and extremely good looking appearance could have led to this question. Along with my appearing to have a lot of money and my taste in beach attire.

I wasn't sure if a lie or the truth would serve best, so I went with "Dr Feelgood", which turned out to be the best possible answer.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby robinson » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:45 pm

We already did that one
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:26 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby ed » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:41 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:25 pm

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby sparks » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 pm

ed wrote:
Witness wrote:Image


Umm ...

Isn't the allusion to Samson destroying the temple of the Philistines? Do you think that is what they meant? :wink:


Been passing this entry by from ed for some time now and it finally hit my tiny Earth mind--

"Christian Civilization" is an oxymoron. :P
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