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 Pyrrho » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:36 pm

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

Postby shemp » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:03 pm

Where is "Bag of Dicks Land"?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:40 pm

Due east of Mikey Finlen.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby sparks » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:18 pm

That's too bad: Just when I thought Left and Right would collide leaving only Middle.

Damn your 'facts' AA!!11 :)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:54 am

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Commercial English version of the famous French "Carte du tendre":

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

Postby shemp » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:41 am

There must have been a lot of cartographers with imagination and lots of spare time on their hands in those days.
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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 shemp » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:11 pm

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"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.

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

Postby Witness » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 am

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

Postby shemp » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:21 pm

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"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 Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:29 pm

shemp wrote:[img]...[/img]


He's got a Wikipedia page.

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

Here he is in whiteface. 8)

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

Postby shemp » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:41 pm

Went to his wiki page and saw this:

He married Amy B. Archer (1911-1974) around 1894 and they had as their child, Bert O'Dell Swor, Jr. (1895-1931).


She married him 17 years before she was born and had a child 16 years before she was born? Must be a world record!
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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 Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:43 pm

Forget it, Jake.

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

Postby sparks » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:03 pm

This belongs in the Fail (to proof read) 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 shemp » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:12 am

What a fucking piece of shit! Looks like Batman's first attempt that went horribly wrong.
"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 Anaxagoras » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:59 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
It was intended for heavy haulage on light (78 lb/yd) rails,


I imagine that was a big part of the problem. A long heavy locomotive like that needs to run on commensurately heavy rails.

I know also that in Japan, the Shinkansen rails are special. They especially need to be smooth and straight, since the train moves so fast.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Fid » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:47 pm

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Oh bullshit. Look at those aft fins, the turbine engines, the complete lack of personal restraint. It's the future buster!
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Postby Witness » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:16 am

shemp wrote:What a fucking piece of shit! Looks like Batman's first attempt that went horribly wrong.
You're harsh. I found the spikes for skewering pedestrians quite elegant.




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

Postby sparks » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:42 am

3,285 liters?

That's one big engine...
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