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

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Find your stuff yourself.

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 pm

Witness wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Find your stuff yourself.
I found it on the internet.

Where else> :mrgreen:
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:23 am

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Paddington station by Toni Frissell, 1951.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:54 am

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The Scold's Bridle
Amusing Planet

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Post by Witness » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:42 am

↑ A variant:
Mulhouse

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Mulhouse, first mentioned in the 9th century, became a free imperial city in 1308. It entered into defensive alliances with the Swiss in the 16th century. In 1798 it joined the French Republic. It passed to Germany after the Franco-German War (1871) and was reunited to France in 1918. Its most noteworthy ancient building is the 16th-century Hôtel de Ville (town hall), covered with mural paintings. A reproduction of the Klapperstein, the evil gossips’ stone, hangs on the southwest facade; the original Klapperstein, now in the historical museum, is a stone weighing more than 25 pounds (12 kg), which was hung around the necks of malicious prattlers on fair days, a practice that persisted until 1781.
https://www.britannica.com/place/Mulhouse#ref101352

I lived for a year in the small street starting just on the right of the town hall, so saw the Klapperstei (and not -stein) nearly daily. Later the word became the title of a local political/satirical/underground paper. :mrgreen:

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Post by sparks » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:18 am

Hemp for Industry!
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:45 am

That may not be so foreign soon.

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Post by sparks » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:51 pm

Presumably makes good rope. And if you grow the right strain, it can get you high.

Or so I've heard. From a friend.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:36 pm

That's the hotel featured in The Shining, right? :o
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:24 am

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:53 pm

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