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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Looks pretty beefy though

    Strong boi

    you try dealing with all those babies with weak lats

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Every time I spizz in the river like five babies fly out, says Nilus

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    Every time I spizz in the river like five babies fly out, says Nilus

    could you maybe use a tissue instead

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    the tissue babies would be so fragile though

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    Every time I spizz in the river like five babies fly out, says Nilus

    could you maybe use a tissue instead

    Do you want desertification? Because that's how you get desertification.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Pretty good coincidence he was named Nilus huh

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Yeah I don't bust in this river just for fun it's like my job, says Nilus

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    dad god

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    If you've never busted in a river you may be a river God and not even know it.

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    If you've never busted in a river you may be a river God and not even know it.

    Wait

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    TheStig, do you know if you're a river God?

    Do you regret the knowledge?

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I am a river God but unfortunately the river I am a God of is owned by Nestlé so I'm out of luck.

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I don't live near a river I gotta bust in a culvert maybe be a Culvert God.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    What if I pee in the shower

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    Puts an interesting new spin on tadpoles, that’s for sure

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited July 2021
    On the one hand, it's cool the insanely well preserved stuff we're finding in the ice from like, 50,000 years ago. On the other, the ice is melting because the world is on fire and eventually we're gonna uncover a kaiju.

    Juggernut on
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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Could you spoil that? It's a little gross.

    Twitter! | Dilige, et quod vis fac
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    PeasPeas Registered User regular
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    PeasPeas Registered User regular
    Native American Castaway Gives First Description of Closed Japan (1848) Ranald MacDonald´s Adventure 20:09
    https://youtu.be/GV0MnMBRyRo
    Extracts taken from "Ranald MacDonald: the narrative of his early life on the Columbia under the Hudson’s Bay Company’s regime; of his experiences in the Pacific whale fishery; and of his great adventure to Japan; with a sketch of his later life on the western frontier, 1824–1894" ed. W. S. Lewis and Naojiro Murakami.

    Beautiful artwork by Matthew Cartwright.
    Soundtrack licensed from Epidemic Sound/Artlist.
    Footage from Videoblocks.

    Image Credits:
    Japanese Traditional House By JayWalsh - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...
    Traditional Hearth By Reggaeman - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...
    Hotel By Boltor - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
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    JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    The liberation of Paris is very interesting, because the city liberated large parts of itself and the French commanders threatened to have their divisions in the Allied army go rouge if the Allies tried to bypass Paris.

    And yet, all I can think of when I look at that picture is the terrible socks and sandles.

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    SharpyVII wrote: »

    Right below that tweet is a photo of the Photographer and... Hot Damn!!!

    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    Robert Capa was also at Omaha beach (I think it was Omaha) on D-Day and apparently captured a lot of footage of the actual landings. When he sent them back on an LST the bag they were in got soaked with water and ruined them. So that's why we have so little footage or images of the initial landings.

    Robert Capa was an incredible war photographer, in general. I think there's a book about him or something floating around I need to pick up. Conversely, Ernest Hemingway was apparently a huge prick and got in everybody's way. He insisted on carrying around a submachine gun and trying to like, be an actual soldier.

    Juggernut on
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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    This new twitter thing of not being able to see pictures is really getting on my nerves

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    The liberation of Paris is very interesting, because the city liberated large parts of itself and the French commanders threatened to have their divisions in the Allied army go rouge if the Allies tried to bypass Paris.

    And yet, all I can think of when I look at that picture is the terrible socks and sandles.

    And then the free french forces made sure that only their white forces marched through the city in triumph even though the majority of their troops were from the colonies. There would have been no free France if (what would become) the Central African Republic hadn't declared for de Gaulle.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Today is the anniversary of what is known as King Philip's War
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXDplgft_g
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfGNboAyrA

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    Also known as "why there are no native American tribes in New Hampshire."

    I often wondered that as a child but it was never mentioned in the official history of NH my school taught me in the 5th grade.

    I actually learned about King Phillips war for the first time from my daughter when she was in the 5th grade.

    It set the policy to eradicate all tribes along the Connecticut River Valley through a series forts through NH including The Fort at No. 4

    DisruptedCapitalist on
    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Speaking of colonialism, five hundred years ago today Hernán Cortés did a thing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Tenochtitlan

    I'd recommend Fall of Civilization's recounting of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56WPMRERgxg

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    The Fall of Civilizations channel is astonishingly good

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    cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Speaking of colonialism, five hundred years ago today Hernán Cortés did a thing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Tenochtitlan

    I'd recommend Fall of Civilization's recounting of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56WPMRERgxg
    I'm at the part where Aztec painters are relaying images of the conquistadors back to their emperor, and it mentions paintings of horses among them. Now I'm remembering that thing about how horses are apparently really hard to draw right, even when you're looking at anatomy guides for drawing them and such. Imagine seeing a horse for the first time ever, and then immediately having to draw it, and then having to present it to your head of state as critical information in a contact scenario.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    I don't know how you'd even begin to draw a horse without a solid team of crack forum artists.

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    To draw a horse you must first invent the universe

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    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    Just draw a llama or an alpaca and make the head bigger and put a guy on the back to communicate that oh shit these dudes have animals they can ride

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
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    JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    I doubt many Aztecs knew what a Llama or Alpaca was either.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    The Artists Rifles, now known as 21 Special Air Service Regiment (Artists), was a regiment of the Territorial Force. Raised in London in 1859 as a volunteer light infantry unit, the regiment saw active service during the Second Boer War and the First World War, earning a number of battle honours. During the Second World War, it was used as an officer training unit. The regiment was disbanded in 1945, but in 1947 it was re-established to resurrect the Special Air Service Regiment.

    The regiment was established in 1859, part of the widespread volunteer movement which developed in the face of potential French invasion after Felice Orsini's attack on Napoleon III was linked to Britain. The group was organised in London by Edward Sterling, an art student, and comprised various professional painters, musicians, actors, architects and others involved in creative endeavours; a profile it strove to maintain for some years. It was established on 28 February 1860 as the 38th Middlesex (Artists') Rifle Volunteer Corps, with headquarters at Burlington House. Its first commanders were the painters Henry Wyndham Phillips and Frederic Leighton. The unit's badge, designed by J. W. Wyon, shows the heads of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva in profile. Until 1914 the regimental full dress uniform was light grey with white facings, silver buttons and braid. This distinctive uniform dated from the regiment's foundation as a volunteer unit. After the First World War, standard khaki was the normal dress.

    Artists-Rifles-Badge.jpg

    Huh

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    PeasPeas Registered User regular
    :The Amazing History of Watermelon 9:47
    https://youtu.be/Jn_38sYfA_c
    In this video, we take a look at the incredible journey the watermelon has been on throughout human history.

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    MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Today is the anniversary of what is known as King Philip's War
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXDplgft_g
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfGNboAyrA

    Oh hey, Atun-Shei. It's been a while since I saw those Checkmate, Lincolnite videos. Wonder what else is new there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyiD6MNIYSg

    ...I had never heard of this slave revolt until I saw this video today.

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
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    Vintage dog photo apparently dated 1894 from Bonque & Kindermann photographers in Hamburg, Germany.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    SharpyVII wrote: »
    27k8pea6w0cy.jpg

    Vintage dog photo apparently dated 1894 from Bonque & Kindermann photographers in Hamburg, Germany.

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