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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.'"










WARNING: Language









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Winners of the ICC Championship:
100: Awesome Eagle
476: Pitt
500: Hannibal the Conqueror
793: EnemyofJupitor
1066: EnemyofJupitor
1389: Awesome Eagle
1453: Awesome Eagle
1500: Punic Hebil
1789: Jax
1914: EnemyofJupitor
2000: Jetkill Fastmurder
2500:

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

Replies:
posted 12 July 2014 03:13 EDT (US)     1751 / 2504  
For a forum mostly populated by Englishmen, your English is despicable.
posted 12 July 2014 03:34 EDT (US)     1752 / 2504  
Me or????

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 12 July 2014 07:18 EDT (US)     1753 / 2504  
I don't think he likes your abbrevtns.
social security
social darwinism
"Darwinism" was ruthlessly misappropriated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has been used as a shorthand for allowing those who are cunning or good at exploiting a particular society's rules to do well for themselves, and letting everyone else go hang. I don't have quite enough faith in the fairness and absolute rightness of Westernised free-market society to sign up.

[This message has been edited by Lord Eddie (edited 07-12-2014 @ 08:17 AM).]

posted 12 July 2014 08:01 EDT (US)     1754 / 2504  
I used abbreviations? I used one for the United States but that's about it. But of it is my typing or mis-spelling that is annoying then I apologies as I have posted the last few messages via my phone which can be painful. And I am not an Englishman, I am an Australian!

Being called and Englishman in Australia is an insult...

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 12 July 2014 08:44 EDT (US)     1755 / 2504  

STRAYA!!



Seriously, though, I think he was referring to the runes "initve"

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Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 07-12-2014 @ 08:44 AM).]

posted 12 July 2014 09:06 EDT (US)     1756 / 2504  
You have to respect the Australians, they earned their sentence right to live in one of the most deadly islands in the world.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 12 July 2014 10:13 EDT (US)     1757 / 2504  
Me? I have great respect for Australians.

Our division was recently up for sale. The top contender was an Australian company. I really, really wanted them to buy us, but the Head of our European division tanked the sale.

Add to that their reputation as world-class assault infantry (living in a land that tries to kill you every day makes for some tough soldiers), and the respect meter shoots way way up.

Plus most Aussies I have met ( a dozen or so) are really quite friendly and cheerful blokes.

|||||||||||||||| A transplanted Viking, born a millennium too late. |||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Too many Awards to list in Signature, sorry lords...|||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 07-12-2014 @ 12:19 PM).]

posted 12 July 2014 12:15 EDT (US)     1758 / 2504  
I used abbreviations? I used one for the United States but that's about it. But of it is my typing or mis-spelling that is annoying then I apologies as I have posted the last few messages via my phone which can be painful. And I am not an Englishman, I am an Australian!
Oh, the irony...
posted 12 July 2014 13:10 EDT (US)     1759 / 2504  
Yep, you can't help but love Australians. One of the friendliest and most welcoming people I've had the pleasure of meeting and undoubtedly the hardiest convicts around

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
posted 13 July 2014 17:25 EDT (US)     1760 / 2504  



So the Germans won Amazing game it was. I disliked the incompetence of Argentina's defence in the 2nd half and onwards though. They could have fared well if it wasn't for that.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
posted 14 July 2014 05:49 EDT (US)     1761 / 2504  

posted 14 July 2014 19:15 EDT (US)     1762 / 2504  
My mouse finally broke, so I can't right click until my new one comes in the mail.

Oh and:

[This message has been edited by Scenter102 (edited 07-15-2014 @ 06:13 AM).]

posted 15 July 2014 03:17 EDT (US)     1763 / 2504  
My hard drive died last week. I have various options on what to do to replace it, but for now I'm trying to "live without a PC and just use my tablet" approach - it's a lot harder than I thought it would be.

house won this
posted 15 July 2014 10:35 EDT (US)     1764 / 2504  
What sort of tablet are you trying to live with?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 16 July 2014 02:42 EDT (US)     1765 / 2504  
iPad mini, a first gen one (about 18 months old?)

house won this
posted 16 July 2014 03:54 EDT (US)     1766 / 2504  
My condolences on the death of your hardware.

|||||||||||||||| A transplanted Viking, born a millennium too late. |||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Too many Awards to list in Signature, sorry lords...|||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 16 July 2014 07:17 EDT (US)     1767 / 2504  
It's being coming for a while to be fair. It'll only cost 80 or so to get a new hard drive (finally get an SSD I guess) I just don't know whether to put it in my PC or in the mrs old Macbook (which also has a failed hard drive).

I could also buy a whole new box cos mine is from 2008 so is a bit long in the tooth, but I don't think I can justify 350 on a PC one month and then 350 on a PS4 the next.

house won this
posted 16 July 2014 12:41 EDT (US)     1768 / 2504  
I could also buy a whole new box cos mine is from 2008 so is a bit long in the tooth, but I don't think I can justify 350 on a PC one month and then 350 on a PS4 the next.
I definitely think a new computer is the way to go at this point if you can afford it; I my opinion, it's really not worth replacing hardware on any computer more than 4 or 5 years old; you're going to have to transition to a new operating system or risk total loss of support in a couple years anyway, and there's nothing quite as nice as having a brand new computer in terms of speed and performance.

Also, why the need for a PS4?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 17 July 2014 03:37 EDT (US)     1769 / 2504  
I definitely think a new computer is the way to go at this point if you can afford it; I my opinion, it's really not worth replacing hardware on any computer more than 4 or 5 years old
Is there a reason for this, beyond "it's nice to have?" My computer was more than adequate for what I wanted before I lost the HDD, such that if it hadn't broken there is no way I'd be considering upgrading the whole thing. It's been back of my mind as something to do for a while, but then whenever I think about it I can come up with a whole bunch of things I'd sooner spend the money on. It's not like a new SSD would be burnt money, anyway. It'd still be good if at a later date I changed everything.
you're going to have to transition to a new operating system or risk total loss of support in a couple years anyway
I don't consider that a problem.
Also, why the need for a PS4?
2 reasons - one, I really *really* want to play Destiny when it comes out, and two my bessie will be getting a PS4 at that point which kinda leaves me in the lurch if I don't follow suit.

I reckong (contrary to 99% of people's opinion) that in the long run console gaming is a) cheaper and b) more fun than PC gaming in any case, although that's a pretty bold claim. It's certainly true for me, though.

house won this

[This message has been edited by Jax (edited 07-17-2014 @ 03:37 AM).]

posted 18 July 2014 06:20 EDT (US)     1770 / 2504  
Does anyone else get the daily feeling or fear that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Sometimes I think it is better to live in ignorance of world affairs then to read about the lastest in the Ukraine, or Gaza or everywhere else in the world.

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 18 July 2014 10:10 EDT (US)     1771 / 2504  
I lived in ignorance for as long as I can remember, I found knowledge to be burdensome but necessary. Sometimes you have to understand things for what they are rather than pretending they don't exist.



And yes, the world's going to shit But people everywhere are being fed too much propaganda to understand why the hell they need to drop their blind faith in whatever sides they support.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
posted 18 July 2014 10:51 EDT (US)     1772 / 2504  
I agree with Hannibal- the Human Mind is a wonderful thing. Truly spectacular. Yet we would rather accept what someone else thinks up for us to believe than to use it ourselves.

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|||||||||||||||| Too many Awards to list in Signature, sorry lords...|||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 07-19-2014 @ 06:31 AM).]

posted 18 July 2014 20:59 EDT (US)     1773 / 2504  
I prefer to know what is going on, partly because of the ignorance of others. When people on my ship start talking about current events, more than a few times they read the story wrong, or merely read the catchy headline and then inferred what the article was about and what it said from that. They also draw wrong conclusions or reasons from articles.

Take what I learned yesterday: Obama enacted more sanctions on Russian individuals and companies, which included Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern. This means many popular AK designs/brand supplies are going to be drying up soon (most likely) and prices will rise with them. Many people I talked with (in person and via internet) blasted Obama for doing this in the name of sanctions, but with the real intent of limiting gun ownership (in their eyes). Now, I'm all for gun rights, but knowing the state of affairs between the US and Russia right now, as well as the fact that this isn't the first set of sanctions the US has put on Russia, it just doesn't bring a whole lot of validity to those arguments.

I like getting both sides of the story for issues people actually give damn about, but I also like to show people the other side of the coin in topics. I quite often take the Devil's Advocate stance in discussions.It makes for good talks and helps broaden both of our points of view, as long as it stays respectful of the others views and seeks to inform rather than prove one right over the other (though this does happen if one side is clearly uninformed and is using scant knowledge to form a broad, entrenched opinion). More times than not, it helps prove that the world isn't black and white, but a spectrum between the two.



On a completely unrelated note, I read an article about Minnesota's energy efficiency paying off, and it made my state pride swell

Link for the interested

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 19 July 2014 05:32 EDT (US)     1774 / 2504  
All my state is known for is rape. Like every other state in India, except it is a lot higher and gruesome in my state.
posted 19 July 2014 16:36 EDT (US)     1775 / 2504  
I'm in Egypt. Valley of the Kings etc.

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