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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 02:54:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A group of officers pose for the camera as they stand beside Tank F4 at the Tank Driving School at Wailly. Their mascot, a Scottie dog, sits on top of the tank. The letters 'F4' and a playing card (the four of hearts) can be seen painted on the side of the tank, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205212906


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French troops in the ruins of Bixschoote, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308775


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Indian labourers from Manipur near Arras, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238143


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Indian labourers from Manipur near Arras, 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238135


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E M Kemp, Territorial Force Nursing Service. Killed by enemy aircraft in France 20 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238135

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 08:47:43 PM »
WWI postcards.








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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:06:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 19, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 02:57:05 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238125


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238131


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238133


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, among the ruins of Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238123


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The Jocks, entertainment troupe of the 15th Division, in Blangy, 19 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238129

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 01:08:10 AM »
I'm skeptical. What does number one son have to say?  ???

"How do you do it, Pop?"


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:57:35 PM »
who made heather chang/wade the queen of late night paranormal radio..last I saw she was not even rated in the top 50 paranormal stream sites

"Even melon grown in shade will ripen in the end."


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:09:43 AM »
Yeah, I like them too.  I'm not sure how many more were drawn for the series but I'll post however many of them were made, predictable as they are.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:42:17 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 18, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:23:33 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Troops of the 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, in the ruins of the church in Tilloy, 18 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238115


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Troops of the 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), by the fragmentary ruin of a house in Tilloy, 18 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238116


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Troops of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and Machine Gun Corps, 15th Division, in the ruins of Arras, 18 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238118

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So, Fuck You, Aaron Rogers, I wish I'd been watching when you got crumpled Sunday

Plus he yelled at the player who downed him, as if to say he should have been treated more gently.  Ha!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:06:41 PM »
Some time ago I bought a copy of The Art of Talk for a few cents on Amazon. With the demise of MitD I completely lost interest in anything AB related and never got to reading it. Today I was going through my books and finaly opened it. On the first page there is something like this:

Is this present in every copy, or do I have something extraordinary in there?

I have two signed books by Art that he offered for sale for a limited time, way back when.  The Art of Talk and The Quickening.  Both signatures match up on these two books but they aren't the least bit similar to the one you show.  I count six different styles of lettering between our signatures.  For instance the "A" in Art is wide on yours but very narrow on my two signatures.  And then there are the two L's at the end of Art's last name.  Your signature shows two, well defined L's while mine show that the first L goes up to a point (no loop) while the second one looks like a regular L.

I think that you don't have Art's signature there, but who knows.  Perhaps yours is right and mine are wrong.  I like to think that mine are genuine, and I won't be selling them, so I guess that's all that matters. 

 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:14:00 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 17, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 17, 2017, 03:54:16 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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An American lumberman driving a load of tree trunks along a road near Arras, 17 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238102


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Shell dumps of the 1st Anzac Corps alongside the road. Birr Crossroads, near Ypres.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205357564


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An orderly of the Royal Army Medical Corps and two soldiers of the Gordon Highlanders at an advanced dressing station in Ervillers, 17 October 1917. Note gas gong.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238112


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British troops transferring road-making material from train to Clayton steam lorries near Bapaume, 17 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238105


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U-98 with damaged bows by a lucky hit by a mine. Libau (Liepaja), 17 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205282360

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:21:14 PM »
Here we have a restaurant that used to be inside the Congress Plaza Hotel Annex in Chicago.  The Annex was a large building in its own right, just as big and square as the Congress Plaza Hotel itself.  The two buildings appear to be connected in old photographs.  I didn't get modern day info on the Annex and I'm wondering if it was possibly removed, or rebuilt into the Congress Plaza Hotel Convention Center.  The present day Convention Center holds two restaurants. 

The Congress Plaza Hotel is very old, having been built back in the 1800s.  I'm not certain when the Hotel Annex was built.  The Congress Plaza Hotel is thought to be haunted.

Info on the Congress Plaza Hotel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_Plaza_Hotel


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From the Library of Congress.


Grant Park, showing Auditorium Building and Congress Hotel and Annex, Chicago, Ill.  1907.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:11:15 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 16, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 16, 2017, 02:54:16 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A French air raid warden signaling the approach of enemy aircraft with a portable compressed air siren. Paris, 16 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205165325


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Battle of Poelcappelle. Manhandling an 18-pounder field gun through the mud near Langemarck (Langemark-Poelkapelle), 16 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215478


From the Europeana Collection.


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Viewpoint "D" Stollen: View of Gran Poz, Langkofel and Baranchie.  Date: 1917-10-16.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073498754.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 15, 2017, 10:45:03 PM »
The Chicago White Sox won the 1917 World Series by a score of 4 to 2 over the New York Giants.  The sixth game of the series was played on October 15, at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York.  The winning pitcher was Red Faber who pitched in four games of the series, winning three of them.  Eddie Collins scored the winning run for the White Sox, in a wild foot race to home plate against the Giant's Heinie Zimmerman.

Game recap: https://chicagology.com/baseball/1917worldseries/gamesix/


Eddie Collins.
By Bain News Service, publisher. - George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7349315


A program from the 1917 World Series.
By Harry M. Stevens - http://goldinauctions.com/1917_world_series_program__chicago_white_sox_at_ne-lot12192.aspx, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40732290



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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 15, 2017, 03:19:03 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Grand Forks Herald., October 15, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 15, 2017, 03:07:46 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Kaiser Wilhelm II and Sultan Mehmed V inspecting the Turksih Guard of Honour at the railway station on arrival in Constantinople, 15 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205264144


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Enver Pasha presenting Rifaat Bey, the President of the Turkish Senate, Talaat Mehmed Pasha and Abbas Hilmi Pasha to Kaiser Wilhelm II at Constantinople, 15 October 1917. Sultan Mehmed V is also present (middle right).
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205264141


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Kaiser Wilhelm II with Sultan Mehmed V and Enver Pasha riding through Constantinople on his arrival in a state carriage with cavalry escort, 15 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205286609


From the Europeana Collection.


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B.H.2.am march through the Soca Valley. (15 / X.1917.)
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073605171.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 14, 2017, 03:08:56 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star., October 14, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:40:55 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Frank Hurley and George H(Hubert) Wilkins: The battle of Passchendaele; a frank photograph of reaction to duty in the trenches as men of the 10th Australian Brigade sit attempting to dry themselves in front of a fire after being relieved.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194720


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Australian troops: Men of the 10th Brigade who had been in the front line trenches for several days have a foot inspection at Dragon Farm.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193429


From the Europeana Collection.


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The large drawing room. Isonzo front. Photographer: 10. Armeekommando. Date: 1917-10-14.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073492967.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:40:00 PM »
Some plants from the California desert.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 13, 2017, 06:14:22 PM »
The fifth game of the 1917 World Series was played at Chicago's Comiskey Park on October 13th and it was a high scoring affair, with a final tally of 8 to 5.  After burning through four pitchers, the Chicago White Sox won the contest and this gave them a three to two game advantage over the New York Giants.  There were no homeruns, despite each respective team's high score.  The Sox's third baseman Fred McMullin did yeoman's work during this particular game.  The next game would be played back in New York. 

Game recap:   https://chicagology.com/baseball/1917worldseries/gamefive/
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Highly indignant experts traveling with the Giants wanted to ask McGraw why he dldnít take Slim Sallee out sooner, but there were ladies present.


1919 photograph of Fred McMullin.
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47213609


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 13, 2017, 05:52:50 PM »
Nasty stuff. Like so many things about logistics and process. Fat people are a real burden on society.

One thing reason I mentioned it was I heard those stories and I found the signs to crematoriums weird in Europe. I passed by one all the time on the A2 and always thought "WTF?" I understand signs for airports, hospitals, city centers, even sports areas- things normal people might need or be traveling to but was creeped out out directional signs- as if a lot of motorists or commercial traffic would be needing- directions to a crematorium! (Was thinking NAZI remnants but modern signs, so not.) Just signs pointing out where the nearest crematorium was. Weird.

Ha, that would be kind of spooky.

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:19:12 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:38:54 PM »
Good sleuthing! An interesting guy. I've heard that crematoriums/funeralparlors have problems these days because of obese people. I wonder how they handled his cremation back then when people were normally shorter and less fat?

Thanks.  Here is an informative article about cremating the obese: http://www.us-funerals.com/funeral-articles/can-an-obese-person-be-cremated.html#.WeAT1bpFzGg
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An oversize cremation is likely to cost you at least $100 - $500 more than a standard cremation.  The additional costs that you could incur are:
Transportation costs if the deceased has to be transported to nearest oversize crematory facility (this is generally an additional per mile mileage fee)
Extra cost for an oversize cremation container
Excess weight cremation charge

I had no idea that cremating the obese was a problem but you are right.  I was surprised to learn that your friendly, neighborhood crematorium might not be set up to handle bodies that weigh over 300 lbs., in which case they have to be taken to a larger facility at more expense.  Also that a large body can actually damage the cremation machinery due to excess heat generated by larger amounts of burning fat, ligaments etc.  Some funeral homes will burn a big body in the morning when all the equipment is cold and better able to handle the extra heat.

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Fox looked forward to the World Cup as well. They paid $400 million to cover it. I wonder if they can sell those rights on eBay.

If Fox covers it I will watch because I love the World Cup.  Just so long as they don't get a stupid assed idea to run commercials during gameplay, like USA network did twenty or so years ago.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:06:32 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Disembarkation of German troops off Saaremaa (Osel) in a string of fours. Transport ship and three seaplanes on water can be seen in the background, 12 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205280108

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First Battle of Passchendaele. Guardsmen, including men of the 4th Battalion, Coldstream Guards, with a telescope and Lewis Gun resting on wooden post about to open fire on a German aeroplane, near Langemarck (Langemark-Poelkapelle), 12th October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235606


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Men undertaking drainage work near Saint Julien, 12 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238076


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A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215480


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Guardsmen washing and shaving in a small stream near Langemarck (Langemark-Poelkapelle), 12th October 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235605

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: October 12, 2017, 03:04:30 AM »
Great writing and cartooning. Who/what is the 500lbs Philly bug, the Tit-man? Some kind of wrestler celebrity? I also like how they break down the receipts and numbers from the game.

Found him!  Emory Titman (or C.F. Titman) was a big, overweight guy who had money in his younger years and he used it to ingratiate himself into professional sports circles, specifically baseballís Philadelphia Athletics.  He spent all of his money through the years and wound up working for a taxi company.  He wasn't a professional wrestler but was...
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an athlete, a good swimmer, an ice skater who stayed upright (thankfully) and could make the turns.

Source: http://www.atlanticcityweekly.com/news_and_views/titman-topples-assman-a-weighty-mystery/article_12483c92-f76d-5225-a9cd-eec60cc69cda.html

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