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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


Genie: [turns into a cheerleader] Rick 'em, rack 'em, rock 'em, rake! Stick that sword into that snake!
Jafar: You stay out of this!
Genie: [Weakly] Jafar, Jafar, he's our man; if he can't do it, great!

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after his accident, Robin came to visit him. Reeve said this about that surprise visit:
Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










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793: EnemyofJupitor
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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 19 September 2013 17:41 EDT (US)     776 / 2504  
History.

I was thinking of doing the Classics, but it's better to start broad and then specialise or transfer than start off in a niche subject. I'm not sure if I enjoy the Classics or 19th century history more Best to start off with both I think, especially because I only read the translated literature, I have no Greek and I've only just started Latin classes

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy

[This message has been edited by Earl Scruffles (edited 09-19-2013 @ 05:46 PM).]

posted 20 September 2013 02:33 EDT (US)     777 / 2504  
I thought you were joining the navy or something.

house won this
posted 20 September 2013 03:27 EDT (US)     778 / 2504  
He would, but the Navy policy of dont ask- dont tell would be seriously compromised with him aboard...

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 20 September 2013 05:29 EDT (US)     779 / 2504  
I know it's a joke, but seeing as a) that order was very publicly rescinded a few months back, and b) he's very obviously British, and the Royal Navy has a long and proud tradition of dropping soap, it doesn't make sense.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 20 September 2013 05:48 EDT (US)     780 / 2504  
"Long and proud" - didn't people used to be thrown overboard for sodomy?

My knowledge of history is always correct fyi, so actually don't bother verifying that.

house won this
posted 20 September 2013 05:50 EDT (US)     781 / 2504  
BUT.... WHY.... JUST....


Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 20 September 2013 10:54 EDT (US)     782 / 2504  
Seeing as you asked, I got past most of the selection tests before failing on account of problems I have with my left ear. I would be able to try again next year if I don't need any more treatment for it, but I don't know if I would be able to or even want to. Just one of those things.

FYI, Sodomy carried the death penalty, which was always done by hanging, but there were very few cases of sailors being hanged for it.

I seem to be running the History Group at college this year. Strange development there.

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy

[This message has been edited by Earl Scruffles (edited 09-20-2013 @ 10:55 AM).]

posted 20 September 2013 10:58 EDT (US)     783 / 2504  
Got Exeter, Bristol, Newcastle and Southampton as my choices
Drop exeter and all good chocies
Seeing as you asked, I got past most of the selection tests before failing on account of problems I have with my left ear. I would be able to try again next year if I don't need any more treatment for it, but I don't know if I would be able to or even want to. Just one of those things.
Sorry bro.

house won this
posted 20 September 2013 16:30 EDT (US)     784 / 2504  
I'm thinking of going into the Civil Service instead and becoming Sir Humphrey.

What's wrong with Exeter? I know it's an Oxbridge Reject Uni, but looks nice

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy
posted 20 September 2013 18:20 EDT (US)     785 / 2504  
Nothing wrong with Exeter uni, just I really hate Exeter itself.

A couple of mates have moved there recently and love it (largely due to easy access to surfing locations) so my dislike is probably unfounded though.

house won this
posted 20 September 2013 18:26 EDT (US)     786 / 2504  
It's my favourite area of the country, to be honest. I ruled out Brum, Manchester and Lahndan for being major cities, too big for my tastes, NI for being crap and Scotland for discriminatory fees policies. It wasn't too hard to come to a decision after that

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy
posted 21 September 2013 02:59 EDT (US)     787 / 2504  
Exeter is awfully nice. The city is absolutely gorgeous, and the main campus of the university is very stylish and attractive, as doubtless you know. Best choice out of those four if you ask me, would be splendid to get in there.

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EDORIX
~ ancient briton ~
posted 21 September 2013 06:51 EDT (US)     788 / 2504  
My mum enjoyed it back in the day. However, would you be down at Falmouth if you're at Exeter? You'll be having a great time down there- Falmouth is far superior to Newquay, and if you manage to get someone with a car the whole of Cornwall is a half an hour drive away.

And then I can give you a list of beaches.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 21 September 2013 08:07 EDT (US)     789 / 2504  
With the number of you doing history things, is there scope to put together some sort of history video based around some battle or other?

Ever since Time Commanders I've wondered why there wasn't some sort of 'proper' history series using the Total War engine to give cheap animation and with R2TW out you've got scope for decent graphics for quite a lot of potentially interesting timeframes. Rather than relying on pictures of the narrator talking to two or three men dressed in appropriate costume or walking around in a field

The Extra Credit series is good (http://rome2.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=45,19,,20) but doesn't take this approach. Using the Punic wars as an example, you could have a mixture of discussion of a particular battle (say, Cannae) using R2TW heavily to show the tactical plans and armies and then cover the background as to who was fighting and why etc while troops are marching about, and flip between the two as appropriate.

Just a thought, it'd give any of you planning (but not yet doing) a history degree something to demonstrate your interest (if good enough, easily ignored otherwise) and could be engaging. Is it a bad idea, or even one that's actually been done and I've just not seen, or something that could work?
posted 21 September 2013 13:57 EDT (US)     790 / 2504  
I like the idea. I'd help if it wasn't for the fact that I'm pretty unfamiliar with ancient history actually; I'm currently starting my thesis on theoretical history and philosophy of history

posted 21 September 2013 17:08 EDT (US)     791 / 2504  
I could have applied to the Penryn campus near Falmouth, but I chose to apply to the main one at Exeter instead. Exeter is slightly under an hour from Cornwall by car IIRC, but the roads are crap west of it.

I'm applying for a 4 year option at Exeter meaning I'd get a sandwich year studying abroad.

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy
posted 21 September 2013 17:50 EDT (US)     792 / 2504  
Nice, any idea where you'd want to study abroad?

posted 21 September 2013 18:39 EDT (US)     793 / 2504  
Clearly you should go to Belgium to meet with Kid. I'm still disappointed I never met him during my car journey abroad. He seems like a cool guy- Nelson seemed to like hanging out with him.
Edit: tomorrow I do battle with Isch in archery. Let's have fun!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

[This message has been edited by EnemyofJupitor (edited 09-21-2013 @ 06:40 PM).]

posted 21 September 2013 18:48 EDT (US)     794 / 2504  
I'm currently starting my thesis on theoretical history and philosophy of history
Yuck. That encompasses (with my very basic knowledge) things like Ranke and Empiricism, then the challenges of postmodernism to history, the the post-post modernism movement?

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 22 September 2013 01:05 EDT (US)     795 / 2504  
EoJ has an unfair advantage! I had to go to a birthday last night and so I feel horrible. I also have to get up much ealier seeing as I'm further away. Haven't shot for months and have no sight marks either.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...

[This message has been edited by Ischenous (edited 09-22-2013 @ 01:18 AM).]

posted 22 September 2013 02:52 EDT (US)     796 / 2504  
Yuck. That encompasses (with my very basic knowledge) things like Ranke and Empiricism, then the challenges of postmodernism to history, the the post-post modernism movement?
Well yeah there's 19th century speculative philosophy of history where folks like Kant, Hegel even Nietzsche have been really important, then later on more analytical philosophy of history. Ranke is but one name in a field were so many dozens have been important. There's a lot of interesting topics in philosophy of history; relationship and boundaries between past, present and future, narratives, causality, structures, agency, the concept of 'truth', social responsibility of historians, etc; my specific case-study's will deal with the relation between memory and history and the construction of collective consciousness, probably in the case Israel-Palestine.

posted 22 September 2013 16:53 EDT (US)     797 / 2504  
Hey, I drank heavily the night before too. You also have a wonderful video of me doing the toucan ceremony...

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 23 September 2013 02:18 EDT (US)     798 / 2504  
Added the red lion tavern as a shortcut to my phone's homescreen. Now I can spend time on the forum during lectures, which is actually a horrible idea.

posted 23 September 2013 03:33 EDT (US)     799 / 2504  
I posted that the night before EoJ. You shot far better than me so despite your initial start your sacrifice worked. Definately looks better with more people though

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 23 September 2013 06:13 EDT (US)     800 / 2504  
Do you have the video? I'd like to use it as evidence to run for team captain

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
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