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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:52 pm But is it a joke or a serious rule?
Serious rule.
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At the Democrat Convention in 1956, Sinatra was greeted by Speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn, who had the audacity to place his hand on Sinatra’s shoulder.

“Hands off the threads, creep.”
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Don't know about Rickles. Heard the story from Steyn last night.
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Soviet population density map, 1926:

https://i.imgur.com/0kged0F.jpg
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Very very slightly
NSFW:
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Witness wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:58 am Soviet population density map, 1926:

https://i.imgur.com/0kged0F.jpg
I like the de-Mercatorized maps in the lower corners.
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Soviet maps were superior.
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They certainly do not crash.








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https://i.imgur.com/dpjyFBn.jpg

1920s.
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Pistol and a musical instrument?
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https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection ... /90712219/

Suffragist posed in police uniform to illustrate woman police concept, Cincinnati, Ohio

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https://imgur.com/fGRmdke
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https://i.imgur.com/9jdNXBJ.jpg

1929.
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Quite a lovely full orchestral music track, goddam OUR fusion weapons barely got a cartoon.
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Let’s go living in the past
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Article, if you care: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/127 ... ck-victim/
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At this point my photo albums would fit in this thread


Getting old sucks
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Technical details on the YT page.
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I can do better 😁

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/c/7/a/c7a05ab ... c1a106ee21


Tracks

1. Effie Stewart & Theo Wangemann – The Pattison Waltz
2. Benjamin Harrison – Speech Excerpt
3. Issler’s Orchestra – The Fifth Regiment March
4. Otto von Bismarck – Spoken Words, October 7, 1889
5. Ludwig Karl Koch – Birdsong of Indian Sharma
6. Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 1 (Excerpt)
7. Robert Browning – Passage from How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
8. Peter Schram – Leporello Aria Excerpts
9. Emile Berliner – Zahen, a, b, c

After a fluffed introduction, the mix begins with Effie Stewart, a soprano soloist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, accompanied by Edison technician Theo Wangemann on the piano. This is followed by the first recording of a US president, the often forgotten Benjamin Harrison. Then a return from Edison house band Issler’s Orchestra, this time playing something with a name, and a speech from another world leader, Otto von Bismarck, who would remain as the German chancellor (a role and a country that he created) until the following year. Another German is responsible for the following clip, the first recording of birdsong, recorded by 8-year-old Ludwig Karl Koch, already a pioneer in nature recording. Then a few words from Johannes Brahms and a frankly unbearable (but mercifully short) excerpt of his piano playing. Then another world-renowned artist, the apparently drunk 77-year-old Robert Browning, who is unable to remember the words to one of his most famous poems. He died later in the year, and the playing of this cylinder represented the first speech from beyond the grave. Then we have 70-year-old basso cantante Peter Shram running through some of his greatest hits, and finally a reconstruction of Emile Berliner reading the alphabet.
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Back when European officers all dressed like fags.
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https://i.imgur.com/TVGAhr9.jpg

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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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... crash.html
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:50 pm https://i.imgur.com/PvkjTVE.png
and sometimes, a cigar is not a cigar.
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https://magazine.education.investing.co ... ubee-1.jpg
I generally don't like clickbate but this one is sorta interesting. Sadly, I remember most of these. :cry: Actually, maybe thats good.
https://za.investing.com/magazine/best- ... /?ref=next
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Witness wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:47 pm https://i.imgur.com/TVGAhr9.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/v3boOS5.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3I1LzJW.jpg

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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