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Online Jill

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #825 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 07:10:04 pm »
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9w2l8z/today_marks_100_years_since_the_end_of_world_war/

WW1 was absolutely f***ed.

Yep.

Another thing I learned today: I knew that my mam's Uncle Noel was killed in Burma during WWII but I didn't know that her Uncle Stan was a POW in Italy. Her cousin has the letters the family received, firstly to say he was missing, then to say he was a POW.

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« Reply #826 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 07:17:28 pm »
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Just another Tuesday in Canada bud.

How'd ya fair during the gas attacks? "Oh, notsobad"

:lol:
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Bearings Straight!



And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make

Offline Kaizero

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« Reply #831 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:24:29 pm »
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WW1 was absolutely f***ed.

Aye it's mental it got a sequel.

Rumors that they're working on making it a trilogy.

Then the inevitable reboot in 1000 years.

:yao: We'll all be dead in 1000 years.

Unrelated, but I genuinely feel sick to my stomach thinking about the fact that we're likely one of, if not the last, generation that won't get a chance to extend their lives by many years through the new scientific developments. (Unless of course nuclear war ends us all anyway).

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« Reply #832 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:33:25 pm »
:lol: f*** that.

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« Reply #833 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:35:43 pm »
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9w2l8z/today_marks_100_years_since_the_end_of_world_war/

WW1 was absolutely f***ed.

Aye it's mental it got a sequel.

Rumors that they're working on making it a trilogy.

Then the inevitable reboot in 1000 years.

:yao: We'll all be dead in 1000 years.

Unrelated, but I genuinely feel sick to my stomach thinking about the fact that we're likely one of, if not the last, generation that won't get a chance to extend their lives by many years through the new scientific developments. (Unless of course nuclear war ends us all anyway).

:lol: Life would suck if it was for eternity. Enjoy life instead.
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« Reply #834 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:53:50 pm »
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9w2l8z/today_marks_100_years_since_the_end_of_world_war/

WW1 was absolutely f***ed.

Aye it's mental it got a sequel.

Rumors that they're working on making it a trilogy.

Then the inevitable reboot in 1000 years.

:yao: We'll all be dead in 1000 years.

Unrelated, but I genuinely feel sick to my stomach thinking about the fact that we're likely one of, if not the last, generation that won't get a chance to extend their lives by many years through the new scientific developments. (Unless of course nuclear war ends us all anyway).

:lol: Life would suck if it was for eternity. Enjoy life instead.

I don't want eternity, I want another 20 good years added in the sweet 25-35 spot before old age gets you :lol:

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #835 on: Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:59:34 pm »
Bearings Straight!

Offline HaydnNUFC

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #836 on: Tuesday 13 November 2018, 04:29:41 pm »
That the Germans in WWII genuinely thought about building this.



But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

I reckon Haydn wears pure concentrated pheromones.

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #837 on: Sunday 18 November 2018, 08:43:58 am »
Blackpool didn't get bombed in WW2 because Hitler wanted a holiday home there.

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #838 on: Sunday 18 November 2018, 10:11:10 am »
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/9w2l8z/today_marks_100_years_since_the_end_of_world_war/

WW1 was absolutely f***ed.

Aye it's mental it got a sequel.

Rumors that they're working on making it a trilogy.

Then the inevitable reboot in 1000 years.

:yao: We'll all be dead in 1000 years.

Unrelated, but I genuinely feel sick to my stomach thinking about the fact that we're likely one of, if not the last, generation that won't get a chance to extend their lives by many years through the new scientific developments. (Unless of course nuclear war ends us all anyway).

:lol: Life would suck if it was for eternity. Enjoy life instead.

I don't want eternity, I want another 20 good years added in the sweet 25-35 spot before old age gets you :lol:
Wait till your 50, you'll realise the sweet spot is a mindset, not an age.
Bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

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« Reply #839 on: Sunday 18 November 2018, 07:51:08 pm »
Blackpool didn't get bombed in WW2 because Hitler wanted a holiday home there.

f*** me he really was mad.

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« Reply #840 on: Sunday 18 November 2018, 08:25:53 pm »
Blackpool didn't get bombed in WW2 because Hitler wanted a holiday home there.

Wasn't the main reason his invasion plans re: paratrooper deployments and future military bases?

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« Reply #841 on: Monday 19 November 2018, 03:59:18 pm »
Blackpool didn't get bombed in WW2 because Hitler wanted a holiday home there.

Wasn't the main reason his invasion plans re: paratrooper deployments and future military bases?

I was going to ask if the source was an episode of Dad’s Army.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

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« Reply #842 on: Monday 19 November 2018, 05:11:41 pm »
The source was Wikipedia.  I wasn't arsed enough to fact check it.

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« Reply #843 on: Sunday 25 November 2018, 02:12:16 am »
Just the gas generator on a Saturn V F-1 engine produces more thrust than an F16 engine at full afterburner.  The turbine just to run the fuel pumps puts out 55,000 horsepower.

Big engine.
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« Reply #844 on: Sunday 25 November 2018, 02:33:47 am »
The guy who played Jack O'Callahan in the film "Miracle" - about the "Miracle On Ice" - only appeared in a couple of films afterwards, then signed up and became a Green Beret, and was awarded a number of medals.

He killed himself last year. He was 35. Married with two kids.

I really wish I hadn't learned it.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

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« Reply #845 on: Sunday 25 November 2018, 03:53:45 am »
In happier news, I also watched Ghostbusters for the nth time, and somehow only just learned that (a) Reginald VelJohnson is the cop that lets the Ghostbusters know the mayor wants to see them and (b) there’s a pack of Stay-puft marshmallows (with the man on) next to the eggs that fry on the worktop.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

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« Reply #846 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 12:31:46 pm »
North Korea has trucks that run on wood.

Comfy chairs, beer, and doom. Humanity's future is an early 90s LAN party.

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« Reply #847 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 01:54:18 pm »
North Korea has trucks that run on wood.



:lol: If that picture is any indication no the f*** they do not.

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Re: Today I learned...
« Reply #848 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 01:59:17 pm »
That the Germans in WWII genuinely thought about building this.





Still went ahead with this bad lad


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« Reply #849 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 04:59:43 pm »
The guy who played Jack O'Callahan in the film "Miracle" - about the "Miracle On Ice" - only appeared in a couple of films afterwards, then signed up and became a Green Beret, and was awarded a number of medals.

He killed himself last year. He was 35. Married with two kids.

I really wish I hadn't learned it.

This made me learn something else today...

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His last name is the past participle of the Italian verb "mantenere," which means "to maintain."

Ironically, that's the one thing he didn't do.
Whether it's God or the bomb
It's just the same
It's only fear under another name
And the corporate snakes coming in to feed
On that pathetic fact known as human greed
Skin and bone being raked over those hot coals
This dump never seems to give time for human soul