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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Joe_Pesci, May 12, 2010.
Incredible story. Listen to the series from Last Podcast on the Left + read Devil in the White City.
You fast fucker.
is so nuts its been hung up for so long, its a perfect Oscar bait movie, but i suspect all predicted budgets have been enormous. might be the stumbling block.
Yeah you gotta pay those victims/their families a lot in these snuff film projects.
A "bogus" distributed on IU's campus in 1890. Its publication spurred a Pinkerton investigation
Man, the Sunday "Family Circus" just getting weirder and weirder.
Pretty badass site that does a blog post with pictures and an excerpt from a book or military report about an event that happened on this day during ww2
Currently on Jan. 1, 1944
Members of the Young Women’s Republican Club. Milford, CT - May 20,1941
SIAP. Wedding rings taken from Holocaust victims. All those broken dreams......
I’ve posted this before but I love this pic.
People either seem to love or hate that book.
I love It. Larson is one of my favorite authors.
I couldn’t give a shit about the World’s Fair parts
I enjoyed it as much as the HH Holmes stuff. Loved the architecture and history of it all
Also interesting to read about all the egos that had to be managed.
All of his books are about a technological advancement and a narrative story about how life was in that time. Parts of the books can get bogged down in minutia of the science but i find It interesting
When the tornado was coming toward the
Probably my favorite book. Learning just how massive the fair was after being in that area hundreds of times was amazing to me. Really hope the movie happens. It’s gonna take a shit ton of cash to make it though.
Book was awesome and I think I liked the world's fair better. Amazing how much detail and how organized it was for that time period.
At like :27 what's the one in modern day Germany? Seems like an outlier for 1200 BC
The Gauls/Germanic peoples fought against each other a lot, not sure on specific battle though
Apparently it's the only battle in Europe north of Italy until 400 BC that has a wikipedia page
100 years ago today in 1919, German WWI veterans put down a communist uprising in the city of Berlin.
Following the conclusion of World War One, Germany was in turmoil. Hoping to take advantage of this tragic situation, socialists and communist groups started a post-war revolution attempting to take control of the country. On January 4th, the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, who had previously founded and led the leftwing “Spartacist League” attempted to take over the city of Berlin.
Hardened veterans of the Freikorps still armed with their military equipment from WWI fought the communists, taking the city back street by street. The leaders of the uprising were found and executed. And shortly after this event, Germany held a constitutional convention rejecting communism and creating the Weimar Republic.
FYI there's a new Tank documentary series on Netflix
Worlds Fairs have inspired such iconic/ridiculous architecture that they mustn’t just be laughed off.
The most famous being the Knoxville SunSphere followed slightly by the less iconic Eiffel Tower.
Yeah, I wish we still have a World’s Fair. I don’t feel like reading about the design of one from over 100 years ago.
Don't forget the rotating restaurant mechanism on Capstone House
I lived there for a year and wasn’t aware that was World’s Fair inspired. You’d think I would have wondered why the fuck there was a rotating restaurant on the top floor of my building.
We would have no Ferris Wheel and no scene in Fear of Reese Witherspoon getting finger banged if it wasn't for the Chicago World's Fair.
There’d be no soccer team called Crystal Palace. Of course the Crystal Palace no longer exists but how awesome would it have been if it had survived the London Blitz in WWII?
I don't have any particular image to show but I have only just now read about the Chinese famine of the late 50's/early 60's. Government statistics said 15 million, but studies with up to 45 million, people dying of starvation. It was kept out of international attention for years and years by the Chinese government. Had anyone else heard much about this? Wild.
I guess here is one image showing this gap of people born during those years that lived to their 30's (chart from 1982).
No one in that region kept written histories. The Greeks and Romans are the first to have written references to the Gauls and Germanic tribes.
If I recall it resulted from a combination of (1)massive drought, and (2) government throwing all of its resources at the steel industry for several years, to the detriment of agriculture (and most everything else).
you've really never heard of the great leap forward?
I'd heard of it, but not what the hell went down. Certainly more familiar with Western/Euro history, a little Latin/South American history with the revolutions and stuff. My leisure reading has been 99% fiction since high school, so I've been making an effort this year to delve into nonfiction.
I've definitely heard of the "Great Leap Forward" but like PeterGriffin said some of that stuff is hard to figure out the truth between what the government officially reports and what happened. Would definitely be fascinating to know more about the true figures
I read Moa’s official bio and it’s so ridiculous the shit that’s made up. I don’t believe a word those fuckers say.
Not really a picture but a cool story
Picture of the little mysterious saviors:
My favorite is the one of him at Disneyworld:
Imagine that you have no idea what science is and then this happens to you, you would probably think it’s a miracle
This is awesome. Written by Lin Wells to Donald Rumsfeld