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 Pyrrho » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:36 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 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.

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:40 pm

Due east of Mikey Finlen.
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 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.

Post by 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.

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

Post by shemp » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:11 pm

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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 Witness » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 am

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

Post by 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

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

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

shemp wrote:Image
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.

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

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by shemp » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:12 am

What a fucking piece of shit! Looks like Batman's first attempt that went horribly wrong.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by sparks » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:42 am

3,285 liters?

That's one big engine...
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