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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.

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

Postby sparks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:32 am

Damn. Glad I missed that fucking party.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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

Postby Witness » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:01 am

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Spoiler:
Stripper Evangeline Sylvas angrily breaking the water tank being used by fellow stripper Divena at the Casino Royale Club in New Orleans, LA (1949)

According to the Nov 28, 1949 issue of Life, the way the story unfolds is that veteran show girl Evangeline Sylvas heard of a new act to share her stage that was similar to hers. Sylvas, who was known as The Oyster Girl, emerged from a large oyster shell and launched into her routine. The new girl performed some of her act in a water-filled tank, and then emerged from the tank to complete her routine. Divena was rumored to get top-billing over the sexy oyster pearl. Sylvas did not like this.

In the middle of Divena's act, Sylvas broke open her stage tank with an axe, with Divena still in it! The water rushed to the floor, ruining the carpet for the venue, and (according to Life) Sylva's reached into the tank and pulled Divena by her hair.

Sylvas went to jail for her actions, but according to a later Life article, she was extremely remorseful immediately following the incident. The two dancers reconciled and were long-time friends after the whole ordeal.

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

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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

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And endorsed by Ralph Nader no doubt!
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Grammatron » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:49 pm

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:08 pm

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New Orleans, June 15, 1957 -- on the same day that I took the Canal Street photo pictured here, my goal was to find a streetcar that still retained the destination for the Desire line, made famous by playwright Tennessee Williams. In 1957 the Desire line had used buses for almost 10 years, but I approached the operators on their break at the foot of the Canal Ferry loop and asked them if they could roll the destination sign to "Desire" to allow me a photo shoot. The first three or four cars only contained signs for the two remaining streetcar lines, Canal and St. Charles. Then on about the fifth try, bingo, Car 910's signs still had the full complement of abandoned streetcar lines, so the kindly motorman set it for Desire and continued on his rest break until I had completed my photographic endeavor.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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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.

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↑ Very Nice (Thing)©, Gram.




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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 sparks » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:40 pm

Indeed. Prosperity for the 1%.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:09 pm

The only thing missing in the benefits of central planning without the excesses of Bolshevism.

And a leader who is always right.

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Just to give you some idea of the mind set.

This is their own propaganda to show how awesome they are, not something their enemies cooked up to show how awful they are.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:19 pm

sparks wrote:Indeed. Prosperity for the 1%.

I note that Capitalism would be steering the Bicycle of Prosperity Made For Two.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby sparks » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:33 pm

Well, capital at least. Those who have get more. Everyone else is fucked.
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