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 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:10 am

Photoshopped.

Note the portrait oriented flatscreen on the right...

Just sayin'.
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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 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:25 am

Jesus, what a dump!
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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 Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:25 am

Khrushchev sure could rock a fedora. 8)
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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.

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:31 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 ed » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:40 pm

Could it get any more patronizing?
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:24 pm

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:29 pm

ed wrote:
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Could it get any more patronizing?
The tech is not the latest and payphones are seldom seen.

However, you could update that ad with the latest tech from Apple and even keep the same suit.

But the real "past is a foreign country" touch is the pipe. 8)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Giz » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:29 am

How is formula 1 and NASCAR a thing, when such awesomeness exists?

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

Post by Grammatron » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 am

More people finish the race than die in those things.

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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 Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:11 pm

In it's place, and with corrected historical explanation.

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The sign is from the 1930s [*], and the KKK would not dare appear in public in Birmingham AL today.

Furthermore, it is historically interesting because there was no Communist Party in Alabama in those days, though the Commies in (for example) Boston and New York certainly "supported" the struggle.


[*] "Second era" Klan, not "third era" as I mistakenly assumed.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:10 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.