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      CommentAuthorbarton
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2011
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    Vorn, I'd tip my hat to you but, well...

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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2011 edited
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    Greasemonkey's video reminded me of my favourite crazy, cold-war nuclear weapon - the Davy Crockett



    Yield of between 10 and 20 tons of TNT and a range of between 2 and 4 kilometres (depending on model) with notably poor accuracy - in other words if you fired one of these babies you had a reasonable chance of getting caught in the blast or dying from radiation poisoning.

    And yes, it's the inspiration for the Fat Man in Fallout

    (Oh, naturally the British tried to build their own version - the Wee Glen)
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    @Barton - greatest hat ever. Galactus would be envious of that hat.

    @Purple Wyrm - even the M65 nuclear artillery piece was not without its dangers. A change in wind direction was capable of showering the artillerymen with radioactive fallout.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2011 edited
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    This unofficial fan-made trailer for the new Tintin movie is utterly brilliant:
    The Adventures of Tintin
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      CommentAuthorbarton
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2011
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      CommentAuthorbarton
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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    ^oh dear...
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011 edited
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    Obsessive-Compulsive?
    C'mon, admit it , some of you out there do this kind of thing too.

    Somebody? Please?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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    @barton: I fear the pun was required.
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    Grant Wood was the bloke responsible for American Gothic, which is now one of the most famous paintings in the world.

    The majority of Wood's other work is unfamiliar to everyone except fans and art students/historians, which is a damned shame, so here's a few Wood paintings for you.

    'Stone City, Iowa' (1930)



    'Death on Ridge Road' (1935)



    'January' (1940)



    'Spring In The Country' (1941)



    More here.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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    @Stefan J, you're not alone.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2011
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    Occupy Writers.com - Lemony Snicket
    1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.


    4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.
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    @celan: well fuck, I just posted that in the Occupy Wall Street thread
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2011
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    @Greasemonkey

    Those paintings are incredible. That second one has something very Bradburian about it.
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