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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:

https://i.imgur.com/1b3mZ9o.jpg
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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https://i.imgur.com/fMMVReR.png
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/

Picture colorized. Source (with B&W pic): https://forward.com/schmooze/323460/the ... ETmtj0_oFA
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:24 pm 1059. Didn't quite catch on, but still. 8)

https://i.imgur.com/YBTIxj3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Yekp6v9.jpg

Evidences:
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25928
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25929
To frighten off predators, right?
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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.

What do you do with batteries though?
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https://i.imgur.com/qHyKjE5.jpg

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
Poor little dude is bored to death. :mrgreen:
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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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↑ :|


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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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1970's NYC

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/g1219 ... ork-1970s/

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Pyrrho wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:45 pmhttps://i.imgur.com/nuIyeEb.jpg
A preliminary sketch for Nighthawks.

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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.
Sounds like a dump.
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The mascot they came up with for kids isn't much better.

https://i.imgur.com/IQD4eCS.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/icpnGnH.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/VtVee2z.jpg

Well, well…
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Looks safe to me.
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I played on something like that. Still have my radio.
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Witness wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:03 am https://i.imgur.com/VtVee2z.jpg

Well, well…
Is that real? It looks as if a band of enterprising ambulance chasing lawyers raided the municipal engineering department one night and switched the blueprints.
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Very real.
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Witness wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:03 am https://i.imgur.com/VtVee2z.jpg

Well, well…
Some years ago I worked for a small buisness that built playgrounds...yeah the ones kiddos use.
These involved big 'ole lumber treated with an arsenic compound (yeah I could lift a 8x8 back then).
Short version: A private school decided not to pay the 8k and painted the installation with the colors of the ANC.
They really didn't have to bother, it would have cost more to take it out.
Addendum: The lumber company rep's hands were stained yellow with arsenic.
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We had a small playground for the building's children but had to scrap it (an oscillating wooden horse and a double swing) as the security rules tightened.

Good riddance, it magically attracted dumb and noisy teenagers at night.
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