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.

Post by Witness » Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 am

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Actors of the Commedia dell'Arte by François Bunel the Younger (1552–before 1599), École de Blois.
The lady wears what in France was called "espoitrinement à la Valois". (Notice also the "rabbit ears", long before photography!)

Which can also be seen in the contemporary popular sculptures of the Dénézé-sous-Doué cave, where people took refuge during the religious wars:

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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.

Post by sparks » Fri May 11, 2018 3:16 pm

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

Post by ed » Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 pm

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Portland location. Now a rib joint ( :lol: )

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

Just wow.

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The deeper I explore, the more offensive it becomes.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by shemp » Sat May 12, 2018 1:00 am

They weren't exactly "Nationally Famous Coast to Coast." They only had the three locations listed above, and went under in the late 50's. Even by the 50's that shit was offensive to most people.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 12, 2018 1:20 am

"Coon Chicken Inn" is more famous than it deserves due to appearing in Spike Lee's alternate history.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Sat May 12, 2018 9:02 pm

'Lil Sambos'

Still exists, apparently. But they've done away with Sambo himself in the name of PC family friendly dining.

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 12, 2018 9:10 pm

Except in that case it was an unfortunate coincidence with the founder's nickname.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Sat May 12, 2018 9:19 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambo%27s

You stand corrected.

Combo of the founders names and all that rot. Pip pip say wot.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 12, 2018 10:27 pm

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

Post by Witness » Sat May 12, 2018 11:11 pm

Sutro baths (saltwater swimming pool complex), SF:

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

Post by shemp » Sun May 13, 2018 12:52 am

There's Greek ruins that look better than that. Cheap Mexican labor and materials, no doubt!
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Tue May 15, 2018 11:27 pm

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 Pyrrho » Sun May 20, 2018 5:56 pm


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.

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Wikipedia wrote:On October 13, 1860, two years after the French photographer Nadar conducted his earliest experiments in balloon flight, Black made the first successful aerial photographs in the United States in collaboration with the balloon navigator Samuel Archer King on King's hot-air balloon, the Queen of the Air. He photographed Boston from a hot-air balloon at 1,200 feet (8 plates of glass negative; 10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in). One good print resulted, which the photographer entitled "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It." This was the first clear aerial image of a city anywhere.

Almost immediately, aerial reconnaissance would be put to use by the Union and Confederate Armies during the American Civil War, though there is no credible evidence that aerial photography was successful.

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

Post by Pyrrho » Fri May 25, 2018 5:46 pm

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.