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 robinson » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 am

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Post by Grammatron » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:05 am

What an excellent twitter account, thank you.

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

Post by ed » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:31 am

So cock thrashing is ok then?
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Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:05 am

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

Post by Giz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 am

When did spacemen wearing a mixture of ‘Las Vegas style Roman legionary’ and ‘Jane Fonda workout gear’ become a thing? 1930’s?

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

Post by shemp » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:19 am

ed wrote:So cock thrashing is ok then?
Haven't you heard of the National Cock Thrashing League?
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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 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:39 am

I saw what you did when you gave your mom a Cleveland Steamer.
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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.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:40 pm

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Post by Witness » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:10 pm



I'm not so happy about the "colorizing" justification, but that's a minor gripe.

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Post by shemp » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:16 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.

Post by ed » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:31 pm

Witness wrote:

I'm not so happy about the "colorizing" justification, but that's a minor gripe.
I remember the arguments about colorizing back in th day. Fact is that it makes the images accessible to a modern audience and that is presumably the reason for creating the images in the first place. The best way of reflecting the "intent" of the filmaker is to do anything that increases the audience.

That saiid, I could watch those restored images all day.
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Post by Witness » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:16 pm

ed wrote:The best way of reflecting the "intent" of the filmaker is to do anythingthat increases the audience.
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Post by Witness » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:20 pm

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Post by Fid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:43 am

Every single one of these people are dead. I'm guessing the little doggie was the first to go.

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Post by sparks » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:59 am

Everyone dies. Even ugly little dogs.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by ed » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 am

Witness wrote:
ed wrote:The best way of reflecting the "intent" of the filmaker is to do anythingthat increases the audience.
:shock:
Yes Witness, even by including boobs. It may surprise you to know that it HAS been done.
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Post by sparks » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:08 am

Because it has been done does not prove that it is being done in any particular instance.

Now then panel, name that logical fallacy and win...BOOBS!!!
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Post by ed » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:14 am

Tu Quoque? Absence of boobs is not evidence of boobs? Goalpost moving?

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Post by sparks » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 pm

Boobs.

We have a wide selection that is sure to please. Stepping this way now, you can view our matching selection of legs.
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