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

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Lumière brothers, "Boules" competition, 1896:



Weird fact: people get killed each year at that.

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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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Old men play that shit on the beach in Florida
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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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Can you guess which country this is?
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Jordan
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Ralph

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Nope. It's not supposed to be a trick question by the way.
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Ernest?

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Jordan at least is a country. Not the one I was looking for but at least ed is trying
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France.
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Closer
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OK who?
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Ireland?
About that stereo