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Back when European officers all dressed like fags.
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Wonder if it's genuine. :notsure:
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US WWII bomber emerges from glacier in Iceland melting due to climate change - 76 years after it crashed on its way to England
  • The B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland
  • Bomber's 10 crew survived the accident during a re-fuelling on Sept. 16, 1944
  • The warplane was on its way to England when it was caught in a down-draught
  • Ice swallowed it up but it has now re-appeared in the open air due to melting
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:50 pm Image
and sometimes, a cigar is not a cigar.
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I generally don't like clickbate but this one is sorta interesting. Sadly, I remember most of these. :cry: Actually, maybe thats good.
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Witness wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:47 pm Image

Wonder if it's genuine. :notsure:
A bit of searching for the image turned up many instances where that has been posted. One site claimed that Frederic Stanley was the artist...which is true, and his signature can bee seen on each image. Several claim that it's an actual Heineken advertisement from World War II.

HOWever...it's a digital fake. This site sold a couple of originals:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/81 ... s-frederic

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https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67 ... c342/m1/1/
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You wouldnt think there were that many dentists.
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Think about it, it fits in this thread
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:23 pm HOWever...it's a digital fake.
Yeah, I also found the typography somewhat anachronistic. Thanks.
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Witness wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:59 pm
Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:23 pm HOWever...it's a digital fake.
Yeah, I also found the typography somewhat anachronistic. Thanks.
That was the first clue...didn't look right. Then it was the clipped edges of the image area. Did a TinEye search and the oldest image was from 2008. Then searched for the painter's name and the originals turned up in the images part of the search.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:33 pm That was the first clue...didn't look right. Then it was the clipped edges of the image area. Did a TinEye search and the oldest image was from 2008. Then searched for the painter's name and the originals turned up in the images part of the search.
In general Google reverse image search finds more stuff than TinEye (ironic, in a way), but I don't like to use Google. In that particular case it found the originals and this stamp:

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https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/patrio ... la/5297347

I wonder if it's genuine too, the seller's blather seems a tad ambiguous…
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A young American woman soaks in Adolf Hitler’s bathtub, her muddy boots staining his bath mat, and an official portrait of the Fuehrer sits on the tub’s edge.

The woman is Lee Miller, the only female combat photographer in Europe during World War Two. She is pictured in Hitler’s Munich apartment on April 30, 1945, by fellow war correspondent David Scherman.

“This was actually taken on the day that Hitler committed suicide, although Lee Miller didn’t know that until after the event,” said Hilary Roberts, research curator of photography at the museum, who put together the show.

Shortly before, Miller had toured and photographed the Dachau concentration camp. She and Scherman had then made their way to Munich, by this time under U.S. occupation, and headed for Hitler’s apartment, where they spent the night with a group of other people, the curator said.

“The key objects in the photograph are Lee Miller’s boots on Hitler’s bath mat, which when she arrived was pristine white, and when she left was covered with dirt from Dachau,” she said.

Miller walked away with more than just a souvenir snapshot of herself in Hitler’s tub. She also filched a few of his mistress Eva Braun’s personal belongings, which are on view in the exhibition: a smiling portrait of Braun, her powder compact, her large Art Deco-style perfume bottle, and her four-piece rose-patterned desk accessory set.

Before the war, Miller was a model, a Surrealist photographer, and a fashion photographer. Yet her concentration camp pictures are among the ones she is most famous for.
https://old.reddit.com/r/ColorizedHisto ... thtub_the/

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:24 pm 1059. Didn't quite catch on, but still. 8)

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Evidences:
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People still do that!
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I put mine in the microwave.
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shemp wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:27 pm I put mine in the microwave.
We know.

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Spoiler:
A young Prince Charles standing between his grandmother, The Queen Mother, and aunt, Princess Margaret, at his mother Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953
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Witness wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 pm Newly built Beetles ready for shipping, (West) Germany, 1972.
Old Beetles.

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I once owned a beetle and have very fond memories of it.
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I owned a few, including a Karmann Ghia.
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those old telephone booths go for top dollar after restoration.
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Hotarubi wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:15 am
The full promo suggest to me that "Mr Delicious" is modeled after the bosses of Rax at the time.

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Had a few in Cleveland, otherwise I don't know and not sure I care enough to Google it. All those types of eateries are basically the same.
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From Wikipedia:
Current status

From Rax to Rich's Inc. owns the two locations in Lancaster, Ohio and Ironton.[33] Most of the remaining Rax locations are franchisee-owned, with the right to use the Rax name as long as the store is in operation. The website lists eight locations, six in Southern Ohio, and one each in Kentucky and Illinois.[3] However with the closures in West Union and Georgetown, as well as the yet-to-be-built store in Chillicothe, Ohio, there are only five operating locations as of October 2020.
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The mascot they came up with for kids isn't much better.

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Well, well…
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Looks safe to me.
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