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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:49 am

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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"The World According to Ronald Reagan", by David Horsey, 1987.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:05 am

I vaguely remember seeing that one at the time. :oldman:
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby shemp » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:13 am

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The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII, photographed on 20 May 1910. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand of the Bulgarians, King Manuel II of Portugal and the Algarve, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Prussia, King George I of the Hellenes and King Albert I of the Belgians. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.


Looks like some kinky dress-up party at Abdul's place.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:26 am

Not my style at all, though I do dig Kaiser Wilhelm's mustache. 8)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:48 am

Hey! Shmep wanted to flirt. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby shemp » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:16 am

Yeah like I can keep track of everything around here. How about this one instead?

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Wilhelm II and Winston Churchill during a military autumn maneuver near Breslau, Silesia (Wrocław, Poland) in 1906
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"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Fid » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:34 am

What's with those pointy things on the helments ?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby shemp » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:09 pm

Used for anal probing.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:46 am

Fid wrote:What's with those pointy things on the helments ?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickelhaube

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:54 am

shemp wrote:Yeah like I can keep track of everything around here.

You don't read the whole thread before posting? :shock:

shemp wrote:How about this one instead?

Excellent!

Another one:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:56 pm

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:13 pm

Taken internally?

Get that beautiful sickly pale complexion without having to contract tuberculosis. :|
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby sparks » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:01 pm

Not that there is anything...wrong...with TB. It's just another of Gawds little creatures trying to find health, happiness and true fulfillment in a Knuckle-Dragging world.

The effects of contracting TB, on the other hand, are horrific. Our hearts go out to those so afflicted, especially in a World where this sort of shit should have been long ago eradicated.

But we're so easily distracted by............

Oooh...Shiny!
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 pm

I was alluding to the 19th century trope that tuberculars look (and are) "spiritual".

You know, like Keats.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby sparks » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm

Yea.

I got that.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:20 am

Thieved from Atlas Obscura:

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While the skin remedies geared toward a “natural” look were dangerous, the painted ladies were hardly better off. Women who used these products coated their faces and arms with white paints and enamels, in an effort to cover their natural skin tone and mimic an extremely pale complexion. These products were made from lead, which is corrosive–the more paint you wore, the more you needed to wear next time to cover your damaged skin. Vermillion, sometimes called “red mercury”, was a known poison and lip tint.

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One painted woman, Virginie Gautreau, depicted in a black dress in Sargent’s famous portrait “Madame X”, was admired and hated for the sensualization of her corpse-like skin. “Madame X would use indigo dye to paint veins on her arms, over the enamel. She was highly skilled–these women were literally living pieces of art,” says Karl.

While wearing the enamel, painted women had to keep a largely emotionless face, against the risk that the enamel would crack. According to Karl, they made a concerted decision to paint rather than employ “natural” cosmetics methods, which were used out of sight and at home. Once you began to paint, everyone knew you did so, and in a social sense you could never switch to a natural look.

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