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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: Today at 05:32:48 PM »
The announcers mentioned but the camera wouldn't cover some dust-up between Swedish and German coaches and reserve players after the match.

Refs also have been bad and the instructions to not call off-sides and reliance on video after the effect and relying on video for things is slowing the game and the video-replay guys also are odd in what they choose to look at.

I wanted to see that dust-up.  All the commentators have to watch the same camera feed and sometimes whoever is controlling the cameras will replay things that the commentators are talking about, but they wouldn't take the bait from hearing the American commentator talking about the shoving match going on and they refused to show it.  Are the Russians operating the video cameras?  Nothing like a little censorship, Kremlin style, I suppose.  Still and all, a great game and it was exciting seeing Germany pull off the win in the closing seconds, though I'm sure most of us here were expecting it sometime within the last ten minutes of the game.


 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 03:00:32 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 02:40:01 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 23, 1918.



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12th Battalion Royal Scots on daylight reconnaissance patrol at Meteren, 23 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238632 © IWM (Q 6737)


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12th Battalion Royal Scots manning the lip of a mine crater at Meteren, 23 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238630 © IWM (Q 6735)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 10:26:43 PM »


Here is a 100 year old picture of French soldiers resting.



Here is the same image in 3-D.  You can actually see the picture in 3-D if you stare at the tree in the center and relax your vision.  After a moment the image will 'drift' and when it does, you will see three identical images but the one in the middle will be in 3-D.  Just don't cross your eyes, it won't work that way, and don't click on the picture to make it bigger.  When free viewing stereo images, smaller is always better.

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: Yesterday at 09:59:20 PM »
That was a nice, hard fought game earlier today between Serbia and Switzerland.  I don't know much about either team but I was hoping that Switzerland would win, though why, I don't know.  Switzerland did in fact win after scoring two points in the second half.  Switzerland 2, and Serbia 1. 

The Switzerland coach, Vladimir Petković, is an odd looking egg isn't he?  Now lets see, who does he remind me of?


                        Vladimir Petković                                                                 Lurch

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 08:38:55 PM »
With that dress I'm guessing that girl will "go far." 

I agree with GS, an ashtray with a smoking cigarette in it. I will add that I think she is thinking "is there enough of the cigarette left to smoke without burning my fingers or lips" or, more likely, she uses the cigarette as a timing-mechanism for her tricks.

Ha, yes, I agree with you both.  I can actually see the cigarette in the ashtray now that I looked at it close up.  Also I thought the color of the ashtray was white like a big cigarette but close up I see that it is a light bluish color.  Thanks, mr. a & GS. 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 06:24:50 PM »


I've never quite understood this postcard.  What, how far she should go with a cigarette?  Or is that supposed to be a supersized joint?  Anyway...nice legs.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:37:10 AM »

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Yesterday at 02:12:49 AM »
Here is the footage of the Ivan0135 Zeta Reticuli alien footage. (all three videos)



Winks at the camera at 2.01.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:01:32 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 22, 1918.



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Motor machine gun section at Dieval, 22 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205214997 © IWM (Q 9002)


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Motor machine guns - gunners feeding a new ammunition belt into a gun. Dieval, 22 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244789 © IWM (Q 9001)


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Painting camouflage on a tank in Erin, 22 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205091980 © IWM (Q 6827)


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Tanks in their sheds in Erin, 22 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238710 © IWM (Q 6828)




 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:30:20 PM »


What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by taking a trip to Ocean City, New Jersey?  Happy longest day of the year, everyone.



 

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:34:12 PM »

The same for you guys. Keep it 100.

Please join us Jack.  Watch a game from beginning to end and you just might enjoy it.  I didn't know anything about soccer when I watched my first World Cup game but after seeing how emotional the players were and what great pride the fans had in their teams and respective countries, well, I was hooked.

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:52:38 PM »
Argentina is in dire straits now, after that 3 to 0 drubbing from Croatia.  And to think that I was trying to figure out a way to make Argentina one of my four picks!  Poor Lionel Messi.  As a commentator said, "When Argentina gets the win, the entire team is responsible, but when they lose, it is always Messi's fault."

I noticed that Maradona was in the stands.  It reminded me of this video that was played four years ago when Messi had a chance to win the World Cup trophy.



Hmmm, looks like you have to click on the 'watch on YouTube' tab, underlined above to see the video.

 

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:20:53 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »
Just noticed this on Drudge, though there is no link to it: KRAUTHAMMER DEAD

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:43:21 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:20:49 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Seattle Star, June 21, 1918.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:48:08 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 21, 1918.



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The officers of No. 85 Squadron, including Major Mannock, in front of their Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a scouts at St Omer aerodrome, 21 June 1918. The bareheaded airman stood directly behind the black goat is Walter Hunt Longton.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205087472 © IWM (Q 12049)


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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a scouts of No. 85 Squadron on St. Omer aerodrome, 21 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205087471 © IWM (Q 12052)


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A flight of five Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A scouts of No. 1 Squadron flying from St Omer aerodrome in formation, 21 June 1918. In the background by the hangar on the right can be seen the remains of a "crash" when a Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 of No. 1 crashed into a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 of No. 53 Squadron. The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 pilot was killed and the machine burnt, and the Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 was destroyed.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247591 © IWM (Q 12053)

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:27:31 PM »


Somebody on eBay is selling this glass magic lantern slide that shows an Edwardian man enjoying a pipeful during a country walk.  The slide dates back to 1918.   

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:27:44 PM »
Separated at birth?
 

                    Luis Suárez                                             Jonathan Scott

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:09:29 PM »


Even comic book characters can be found on postcards.

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:29:05 PM »
Iran just hanging on by a thread

Iran had a successful free kick to tie the game up but it was called back because one of the Iranian players was off sides.  There were a couple of good shots after that but Iran couldn't find the net.  Spain took it 1 to 0.  Spain will be playing Morocco next and that should be an easy one for them.  I like Spain's coach, Fernando Hierro.  He looks like a friendly dude... has kind of a teddy bear face.  I've seen him play in past World Cups.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:06:19 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, June 20, 1918.



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A French Hanriot biplane at the Villacoublay aerodrome, 20 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308146 © IWM (Q 60597)


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A French Voisin bomber at the Villacoublay aerodrome, 20 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308145 © IWM (Q 60596)


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A French Breguet 14 A.2 two seat reconnaissance biplane at the Villacoublay aerodrome, 20 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205314347 © IWM (Q 67014)


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A French Letord bomber, serial number L7 No. 297, at the Villacoublay aerodrome, 20 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205028697 © IWM (Q 66280)


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A Breguet aircraft at the Villacoublay aerodrome, 20 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307583 © IWM (Q 58354)


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A captured German Fokker Scout biplane at the Villacoublay aerodrome, 20 June 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205304889 © IWM (Q 55026)


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:39 PM »


Here is an interesting look inside the Hotel Raleigh's restaurant.  Washington D.C.'s Hotel Raleigh, I should say.  I like those lounge chairs where I assume you were seated while waiting for a table.     

The hotel stood on the site of the Kirkwood House, where Vice President Andrew Johnson once lived.  He was sworn in as President there after Lincoln was assassinated.




I wish I could have us all there for dinner and dancing but sorry, the hotel was demolished back in 1964.


The Raleigh Hotel located at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.
By National Photo Company.  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5768035

 

   

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
Just stop caring about it Shay.  It's a better way to live.............

I'm sorry Walks, but no.  Enjoying the wonderful excitement and magic of World Cup Soccer is a better way to live.

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:25:12 PM »
Oh!  Does anyone besides me think that the Senegal goal was bullshit?  Why did the referee allow the substitute player to come in at that time of the attack and behind the defense?  I think Poland got robbed.

Looks like there should be a rule that sidelined injured players returning to the pitch should be allowed back on during the next available stoppage, like they do when a substitution is being made, or when a ball goes out of play.  According to the rules, a referee is 'advised' to allow the return of a player at a time where it would not favor either team.  According to the following article, the play was at a point where it wouldn't have favored anyone by allowing the Senegalese player to return but seconds later the play developed where it was a great advantage to the Senegalese players, but the ref couldn't have known what play was coming up, so he shouldn't be at fault.  I saw the goal, (but not the game) and what in heaven's name was the Poland goalie doing so far out of his box?  I've never seen a good end come from a goalie doing that.

Oh, here's that article, Shay.  It probably explains it better than I can.   :)  https://sports.yahoo.com/senegal-scores-2018-world-cups-bizarre-controversial-goal-vs-poland-video-164836351.html

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:16:28 PM »
Russia looks strong after a 3 to 1 drubbing of Egypt, though they were playing somewhat of a wuss team.  We'll see how they do against Uruguay.  Senegal over Poland, now that's a surprise.  Will we be seeing another 1990 Cameroon like run?  And Japan over Columbia, another surprise.  I may have to watch the replay of that game.  I like to see the Asians play, especially when they win. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:56:01 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adelaide_of_Saxe-Meiningen&action=edit

In the summer of 1818, devout religious Princess Adelaide of Germany married a practical, humorous royal United Kingdom man twenty-seven years older than her.  She met him a week earlier, after his other princess candidates fell through.  He needed to marry because the government would give him financial benefits.  After he engaged, the government stopped the financial incentive.

He almost called off the marriage, when the incentive was withdrawn, but he ended up marrying anyway, because she accepted the children he had had out of wedlock, at least one of which was already an adult.  He paid a dowry of 20,000 florins plus promised 3 additional annuities.  It sound like she was constantly miscarrying, which must have been like being sick all the time with all those hormone changes that accompany miscarriages.  They were devoted to each other.



Fourteen

Cool info.  Thanks, 14.

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Random Topics / Re: The Soccer thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:08:46 AM »
I don't have picks as such, but I don't want Brazil to win the cup so that they get no redemption for the 7-1 match.  ;D



Ha, that was funny.  I don't think you have anything to worry about, though.  France would probably be the stronger team if they were to meet.  Still, I stand by my choice.  When I think of Brazil I see the word 'miracle.'  Thus my pick.

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