interesting pics in history

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  1. Swt

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    Always liked this one
     
  2. keacali

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    haha. but it's different now, the generation that built the golden gate was so badass. We have such a pussy generation now
     
  3. three stacks

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    yea no one would ever risk their lives for money nowadays :meh:

    stop sensationalizing
     
  4. Smittys

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  5. keacali

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    i was being sarcastic.................
     
  6. Todd Bonzales

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    People did shit like that because they had to. A large majority of us haven't and may never find ourselves in a position to where we would do that type of work. Would you volunteer to do something like that now (if it were legal)? That's not too say that no one would work like that nowadays, obviously, but the percentages are definitely not the same.
     
  7. Beemer

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    fuckthat. could not pay me enough
     
  8. keacali

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    exactly. They did shit like that out of necessity. Technological advances work toward making things easier and safer, and that was obviously neither the easiest, nor safest way to operate
     
  9. UODuck69

    UODuck69 I am not a fucking new member.

    To build this

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    112 men died and they were lining up for work

    drilling this tunnel
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    while in this
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    others hung by ropes while drilling holes & inserting dynamite 700 feet above the floor
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    But then they did get to live like this
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  10. Talking Head

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    There are a few constants in this world I've found. The world is always going to end in just a few years according to some crazy group (after nothing happens in 2012, I guarantee the next day someone will talk about how the world's actually going to end in 2017 and so on). People will also always bitch about how the world is going to hell and things were better back in "the good old days." This goes along with the pussification stuff that we've all been saying.

    Trying to make your situation safer does not mean you're a pussy, it means you're smart and don't want to die. I guarantee those 112 dudes that died making the Hoover dam would much rather have been considered a pussy than being dead.
     
  11. ARSENAL

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    Fuck that noise.

    No amount of money in the world would make me do that.
     
  12. Capstone 88

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    I was going to make this point too. Every generation thinks the next generation is going to fuck it up. Also, I'm sure those guys drilling for the damn we're thinking "if we did this 20 years ago think about how dangerous it was. Glad we have these new safety measures"
     
  13. Voodoo

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    I actually think our parent's generation (hippies, baby boomers) are the ones that will fuck everything up. I feel pretty good about our generation, and it's too early to tell about the generation that is following us..
     
  14. The Bear Jew

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  15. Futureman

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    Laughed audibly in the office.
     
  16. Talking Head

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    The propensity to wear capes and the amount of kids opting to skate instead of play sports makes me nervous.
     
  17. Capstone 88

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    I think every generation has good and bad qualities. We don't have the dedication and honesty that our parents generation had, but we are better than they are in accepting new technologies imo.
     
  18. Redav

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    Always think about shit like that when I think "how did the ever live without air-conditioning" knowing people will say shit like "how did they ever live without ____" 100 years from now about us.
     
  19. Futureman

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    Think about this. Other than the rich people lived without mirrors for thousands of years (other than reflections in water of course). It would be weird to forget what you looked like unless you were around water.
     
  20. Talking Head

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    I feel like we are lazier than that generation, but we also are waaaaay more efficient which kinda lends itself to that laziness. We can type out an email with documents attached to it and have a deal done in minutes. That shit would have taken them about a week to send the documents back and forth back in the day.

    Also, growing up in the late eighties to the nineties, we were presented with one of the greatest economical decades in our history along with the fact that we were involved in a relatively small amount of world catastrophes/wars/tragedies. (I mean, the biggest news story of the decade was that our president got a blow job).

    Then came the 2000's which was a pretty fucking crazy decade that presented us with challenge after challenge. We had the largest attack on American soil in fifty years which was followed by 2 wars, one of our largest cities took it in the ass from a category 5 hurricane, Michael Jackson died, and then we have the largest recession we've had since the thirties.

    Say what you will about our generation, but no one can claim that we haven't faced our share of obstacles. We've seen great times and we've seen pretty tragic times, that will help us moving forward.
     
  21. Capstone 88

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    I love how you threw in Michael Jackson in the tragedy section haha. I agree with what you said. We have weaknesses compared to our parents, but we have strengths they didn't have.
     
  22. Todd Bonzales

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    Good post, TH.
     
  23. UODuck69

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    Sometimes I wonder about that, but yes each generation rises to the situation that needs it. My worry is how long it takes to rise, not that you will.
     
  24. dukebuckeye

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  25. keacali

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    protesting outside of his trial
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  26. Arkadin

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    it was a while ago and y'all may have discussed this, but there was a safety net under workers of the golden gate bridge. Still though, fuck doing what the dude was doing in the picture
     
  27. keacali

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    yeah seriously. I'm not trying to test out how reliable that safety net is.
     
  28. Arkadin

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    when i was watching the show on how it was made they said the net saved something like 20 people and they called themselves the "halfway to hell club"

    only one guy died while the net was up but the net broke or something at some point and 10 people died because of that
     
  29. Joe_Pesci

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    my grandpa was a boilermaker and did stuff like in the Golden Gate pic. i have one of him standing on some absurdly thin railing while building some smokestack. if i can find it i'll scan it.
     
  30. Wicket

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    shit was intense
     
  31. BayouMafia

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    that's one skinny motherfucker
     
  32. IronLung

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    tmb makin me feel better about my generation and shit
     
  33. The Banks

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    Yeah my uncle has a pic of himself on top of the transamerica pyramid while it was still a skeleton. Need to try and find it
     
  34. hudson

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  35. STEVE HOLT!!!

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    Not a single fuck...
     
  36. Redav

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    Not a single fuck was given
     
  37. Talking Head

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    December 17, 1903 was the day humanity spread its wings and rose above the ground - for 12 seconds at first and by the end of the day for almost a minute - but it was a major breakthrough. Orville and Wilbur Wright, two bicycle mechanics from Ohio, are the pioneers of aviations, and although this first flight occurred so late in history, the ulterior development was exponential.


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    Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire [1911]

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Company always kept its doors locked to ensure that the young immigrant women stayed stooped over their machines and didn't steal anything. When a fire broke out on Saturday, March 25, 1911, on the eighth floor of the New York City factory, the locks sealed the workers' fate. In just 30 minutes, 146 were killed. Witnesses thought the owners were tossing their best fabric out the windows to save it, then realized workers were jumping, sometimes after sharing a kiss (the scene can be viewed now as an eerie precursor to the World Trade Center events of September, 11, 2001, only a mile and a half south). The Triangle disaster spurred a national crusade for workplace safety.

    Even the doors that were not locked were of no use to the workers. The doors in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory only opened inward. When the girls tried to escape through the doors, the girls in front could not open the doors because of all of the girls pushing from behind. If the door opened outward, the onrush of girls would have opened the door. All factories afterward would be required to make all doors open outward in factories.
     
  38. Zack Zedalis

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    Show on HBO last night about that fire. Crazy shit
     
  39. Cooler

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    Had to read a book about that fire for a class. Some crazy shit that happened. Most memorable part was some were trying to escape out of these vent like things is how I read it, but it was basically enclosed in metal. So they basically were just roasted inside of those.
     
  40. keacali

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    wow that fire is fucked up
     
  41. THE TRUTH

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    This fucked me up pretty good. i keep looking at it and just heartbroken.
     
  42. THE TRUTH

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    Criminal what Reno and crew did.
     
  43. keacali

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    what did that bull dyke gain from doing that? That's just such a stupid story on all accounts though
     
  44. THE TRUTH

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    japanese submarine that beached itself on 7 Dec 1941 Pearl Harbor, HI

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  45. Redav

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    Lol, Asians can't drive for shit.
     
  46. Hank Scorpio

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  47. Swt

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    I don't know their subs that carried fighters were pretty badass.
     
  48. Redav

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    We had difficulty with their Zero as well.
     
  49. Big Meech

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    Probably the saddest picture I have ever seen.
     
  50. Vito Corleone

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    when the photographer(Kevin Carter) took the vulture picture, he had waited for 20 mins for the bird to flap its wings and look like it would attack the boy. Photographer's are taught to be observers, not participants, and the NYT agreed with his stance on leaving the child alone. He did scare the bird away at least.