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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 07:27:52 PM »
Furness Abbey, an ex-monastery is old.  It dates back to 1123 and can still be found today in the town of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.  The postcard is old too.  It was mailed back in 1913.


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If buildings could have skeletal remains then Furness Abbey would certainly fit the bill.  There is nothing left of it but archways and walls.  Still, it would definitely be a sight worth seeing.

Furness Abbey info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furness_Abbey


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Ruins of the east range.
By Francis Bijl from Groningen, Netherlands - Furness Abbey, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6079343




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I suspect I am in the minority when I confess to having long-ago formed a mental picture of Kynthea as an...er...rather large woman in some sort of kaftan-like garment sporting a very, very unfortunate perm.

[Hangs head in embarrassment as cries of "Shame!" etc. are heard in the background.]

It seems I got the bit about her coiffure wrong because her hairdo is rather good for (dare I say it?) someone her age.  Perhaps Hoagland is giving her styling tips during the breaks?

As for the rest, well...


 
Sometimes it is more painful to be right than to be wrong. :(

Remember when Kynthea first appeared on the scene?  It was during the great 'Martian face is a cat box' debate between Richard and Art.  Richard brought Kynthea in to support his argument that the face was half man, half cat.  He proclaimed that Kynthea was an artist and had sculpted a perfect model of the face.  And that was it.  The very fact that she was able to sculpt the face was proof positive that the face did in fact exist.  Good thing Richard wasn't a trial lawyer.

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Random Topics / Re: Gain Helpful MU Knowledge By Reading This Piece
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:14:48 PM »
Gain Helpful MU Knowledge By Reading This Piece

Welcome to BellGab.  Of course there is no way that you would know it but there is a thread here called Video Gaming and you can find it here: http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=9258.0  Just thought you would like to know.   

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:55:06 AM »
Whoever drew these cartoons had a lot of anger issues. He would have fit in great here.

Ha, good observation.  I do think though, that Everett's creator, A.D. Condo, was attempting to bring up certain irritating behaviors that people possessed one hundred years ago.  Mr. True was the designated mouthpiece and he got to voice his displeasure about the habits that annoyed him.  He does get rather carried away and I try to limit postings of him bashing other men for relatively minor reasons.  He never lays a finger on women who annoy him, in fact the only other person who occasionally gets to wallop on him is his wife.

A.D. Condo also drew a strip called 'Mr. Skygack, from Mars.'  It was about a Martian who visited the earth in order to study the human race.  It is considered to be the first science fiction comic.


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The 18 October 1907 panel of Mr. Skygack, from Mars.
By A.D. Condo - Barnacle Press], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28414654



   


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:44:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 14, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:30:54 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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The 2nd Australian Tunneling Company at work underground. 14 November 1917 at Nieuport Bains, Belgium.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205223187


From the Europeana Collection.


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Ditches (trenches?) in the east of Rückstein and south of the Dniester.  Date: 1917-11-14.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073595835.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: November 13, 2017, 03:34:19 AM »
Actor Robert Sterling was born on November 13, 1917.  He was in lots of television shows and some movies.  You might remember him best as Captain Lee Crane in the 1961 movie 'Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea,' co-starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden and Peter Lorre.
Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Sterling


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Photo of Robert Sterling from an appearance in Finley's Fan Club on the CBS television anthology Front Row Center.
By CBS Television - eBayfrontback, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30911753

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:22:59 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tacoma Times., November 13, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:35:11 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., November 12, 1917.


The Tacoma Times., November 12, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »
Here is a look at the interior of the Green Mountain Restaurant and Diner in Arlington, Vermont.  This is obviously a photo of the restaurant's 'Pine Room' where one could view some original works by the artist Norman Rockwell.  I say 'could' because I'm pretty sure that the place isn't there anymore.  There was a Green Mountain Diner in existence a few years back but it was in a different part of Vermont and it had to close due to plumbing problems.


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Here is what the Green Mountain looked like from outside: https://www.cardcow.com/421495/green-mountain-restaurant-diner-arlington-vermont/

Here is a 1959 menu from the restaurant: http://menus.nypl.org/menus/28705  Look at that, you could have gone there and ordered the Roast Young Vermont Turkey, full course dinner (their specialty) for $2.95.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:49:20 PM »
November 11, 1917.

1.  The destroyer USS Little (DD-79) was launched on this day one hundred years ago.  It saw patrol service off the coast of France during World War One and returned to the states after the Armistice was signed.  It then took President Wilson to France for the League of Nations meetings and then brought him back to the USA.

The Little was refitted and took part in World War Two, where it would meet its fate off the coast of Guadalcanal.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Little_(DD-79)


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USS Little (DD-79), running trials in icy waters, 4 March 1918.
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2697573


2.   HMS M15 was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Gaza with a loss of 26 men.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_M15


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Photograph of British monitor HMS M15 at Mudros.
By Surgeon Oscar Parkes - This is photograph SP 891 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17649878


3.   Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani died on November 11, 1917.  She was 79 years old.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliuokalani


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Queen Liliuokalani. Photographed around 1891 by James J. Williams.
By James J. Williams - https://hindirebyu.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/debbie-downer-ikalawang-bahagi-the-floating-city-at-ang-lahat-ng-natalo/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45701938

4.  Note:  Of course nobody knew it at the time, but World War One would last for exactly one more year.  I have attempted to locate anyone who had correctly forecast the end of the war, but couldn't find anyone.  I did however notice that Nostradamus supposedly predicted the war itself.  Here is an interesting article on his prediction: http://www.dummies.com/education/history/world-history/battles-in-the-sky-nostradamus-predicts-world-war-i/




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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:43:27 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Evening Star. November 11, 1917.


Salad recipes from the Tombstone Epitaph., November 11, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 10, 2017, 04:20:36 PM »
November 10, 1917.

A cartoon from The Brooklyn Magazine: http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3b20000/3b23000/3b23200/3b23212r.jpg

The Battle of Passchendaele finally comes to an end after losses on both side in the hundreds of thousands:   https://imgur.com/a/G19nb


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Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres salient, 29 October 1917. The leading soldier is Gunner James Fulton and the second soldier is Lieutenant Anthony Devine. The men belong to a battery of the 10th Field Artillery Brigade. Australian War Memorial collection number E01220.
By Frank Hurley - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1446191

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:35:23 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Butte Daily Post., November 10, 1917.


The Tacoma Times., November 10, 1917.

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Random Topics / Re: Rate my New song
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:01:59 AM »
Damn.  You've got talent, bro!

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:03:03 PM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:01:25 PM »
The first 'Tank Bank' makes an appearance in London on November 9, 1917: https://imgur.com/a/Y4RTm

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The short and unhappy career of Germany's Siemens-Schuckert DDr.I:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens-Schuckert_DDr.I

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The unusual DDr.I was one of the first aircraft to have two engines on the same centre line, one in tractor configuration and the other a pusher, an arrangement usually known as tandem push-pull.

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Engine control problems and a lack of stability experienced in the first flight, made on 9 November 1917, led to a crash; the aircraft was not rebuilt and plans for a more powerful version, the DDr.II, powered by two 160 hp (119 kW), Siemens-Halske Sh.III eleven cylinder rotary engines were abandoned.


The Siemens-Schuckert D Dr.I twin-engined triplane fighter prototype.
By Unknown, photo taken before November 9, 1917. - Wagner, Ray and Nowarra, Heinz. German Combat Planes: A Comprehensive Survey and History of the Development of German Military Aircraft from 1914 to 1945. New York: Doubleday, 1971, page 82 photo, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39712041


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 09, 2017, 02:55:51 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A captured German airplane on display at the Lord Mayor's Show in London, 9 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205025918


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British tanks taking part in the Lord Mayor's Show in London, 9 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205287301


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American Congressmen visit the Royal Army Ordnance Corps workshops at Calais, 9th November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235741


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Official photographers Frank Hurley and George H(Hubert) Wilkins: An Australian billet among the ruins of a house near Ypres. Soldiers prepare a meal and rest.  1917-11-09.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205194721


From the Europeana Collection.


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Troop inspection and decoration of officers, NCOs and crew in the presence of Field Marshal Lieutenant von Felix by General of the infantry of Litzmann.  Date: 1917-11-09.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073596093.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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At the Livenza near Motta.  1917-11-09.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073604590.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=2  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


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Hunters of the 2nd battalion of the bh. Infantry Regiment 1.  1917-11-09.

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073493523.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo  http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=3  https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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Random Topics / Re: Music
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:23:31 AM »

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:17:47 PM »
One hundred and seventy soldiers from the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) charged a company of Ottoman Turkish troops on November 8, 1917.  By and large, the charge was considered a success.  The British/Egyptian troops took... 
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seventy prisoners, eleven pieces of artillery and four machine guns.

Everything didn't come up roses though because the advancing army had twenty six of their number killed, and forty wounded. 100 horses were also killed.

Info on the Charge at Huj: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_at_Huj

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The charge is claimed to be one of the last British cavalry charges and was immortalised in a watercolour painting by the noted British artist Lady Butler.


One of the last cavalry charges in British Military history, 8th November 1917.
By Elizabeth Thompson - www.britishempire.co.uk, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18397204

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
Here are several World War One postcards.  They are unused, meaning there are no messages on the backs of them. 






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