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

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:29 pm

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

Post by Fid » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:24 pm

Don't look good but great penmanship.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:36 am

Pyrrho wrote:Image
Tried to find from which German manuscript that comes, but drew a blank. I suppose it is part of an allegory about the "7 ages of man", a theme which became common some time after the Black Death, when old people were around again. Here is a French example:

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Barthélemy L'Anglais, Le Livre des propriétés des choses, France (Anjou, Maine), XVe siècle
Paris, BnF, département des Manuscrits, Français 218, fol. 95
And the association of scopperel (a word I learned :wink: ) and hobby horse seems quite common in late medieval/early Renaissance imagery. Perhaps there is some symbolism in that, or the kids just used the toys at hand to play tournament.

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

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:37 pm

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Post by Witness » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:56 am

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 pm

I remember this ad, or at least a similar one for the same product.

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Post by Witness » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:17 am

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Oh! Hollywood! :mrgreen:

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Post by ed » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:47 am

Pyrrho wrote:Image
Archive of Saturday Evening Post
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Post by Fid » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:41 pm

Witness wrote:Image

Oh! Hollywood! :mrgreen:
Yeah, that's gonna work.
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Post by Fid » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:50 pm

Thanks ed though I may go to prison for liking your post.
Funny story, I have somewhere a black and white photo of my grandmother giving me a bath with my little pecker flapping in the breeze. I guess I should burn it as I'm the only one still living.
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Post by Witness » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:21 am

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Albert Einstein teaching at Lincoln, the United State's first Historical Black University, 1946 (colorized)
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:32 am

What part of this is a "foreign country"?
[quote="pillory"]jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke[/quote]

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:10 am

Grammatron wrote:What part of this is a "foreign country"?
Physics students wearing suits and ties, maybe?
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:05 pm

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[quote="pillory"]jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:58 pm

I know that location.

Jerome Avenue not far from Yankee Stadium.

The South Bronx just before all the impromptu urban renewal of the 1970s.
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Post by Witness » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:37 am

The Einstein picture was taken by John W. Mosley (who, strangely, has no Wikipedia page):
Temple University Libraries wrote:John W. Mosley (1907-1969) was a Philadelphia-area African American photographer whose images appeared in African American newspapers throughout the eastern United States. As a witness and chronicler of the many changes in politics, culture, sports and fashion from the late 1930s to the late 1960s, he photographed many prominent figures in the African American community. His subjects included Marian Anderson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Paul Robeson, Cab Calloway, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, players of the Negro Baseball League, and many others. Mosley was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, and attended Johnson C. Smith College in Charlotte. His father was a Baptist minister and also worked as a barber. Mosley's interest in photography began in the 1920s, and, when he moved to Philadelphia in 1934, he was hired at the Barksdale Photography Studio. Many of his photographs were taken in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, but he also worked in New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Small collection of picturess there: http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/l ... 5037coll17

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Dunno if it's foreign enough for comrade Gram, but it is, for me. :mrgreen:

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:45 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I know that location.

Jerome Avenue not far from Yankee Stadium.

The South Bronx just before all the impromptu urban renewal of the 1970s.
"impromptu urban renewal" :notsure:
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:55 pm

Witness wrote:
That's not the past.

That's THE FUTURE! :o
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