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

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

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:01 pm

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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.

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:13 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 am
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Risking a translation (done no Latin in 50+ years):

Latin:
Your cock is prone and cannot stand, shepherd,
And never lifts, (even) from diligent labor.


Archaic German:
Have you well felt my bagpipe?
Yes friend, it wobbles, stands firm nevermore.


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

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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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Post by Doctor X » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 am

There is a . . . "Your Mom has Crabs" joke in there . . . somewhere.

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

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 pm

Lumière brothers, "Boules" competition, 1896:



Weird fact: people get killed each year at that.

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Post by ceptimus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Of course they do. The heathen French play boule by tossing their balls in the air. The genteel English play the more refined and superior game of bowls - gently rolling their woods across the green with great skill and accuracy.

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Post by robinson » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Old men play that shit on the beach in Florida
You never know what's going to happen, then some shit happens nobody saw coming, then later somebody says they knew it was coming, then some new shit happens nobody saw coming, rinse and repeat

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

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:10 pm

robinson wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Old men play that shit on the beach in Florida
Celebrities tend to show off their "skills" when they flock to the Cannes film festival:

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Elke Sommer, 1962

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Pascale Petit, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Demongeot, 1959

There is even a US pétanque association: https://petanqueamericaopen.blogspot.com/

And it seems to really be part of US cultural traditions:



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