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Discussion in 'General' started by Biigoh, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Cambrian

    Cambrian The Pimperor - Inspirational as Fuck

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    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Here's one for the history buffs here- one of World War II's most notorious shipwrecks has been located by an expedition sent out by Paul Allen. Allen's team discovered the wreck of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea on July 30, 1945, shortly after having delivered components of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan to Tinian. Only 317 out of the cruiser's crew of 1,196 survived, due to a combination of the ship sinking rapidly, having been sent out unescorted, and exposure, injuries, and shark attacks taking their toll during the several days it took naval authorities in the area to realize that the ship had gone missing, and to start a search.

    In a controversial move, likely sparked by a desire to find a scapegoat for the disaster and personal animosity towards the ship's captain by Adm. Ernest J. King, the CNO (who had some issues with the captain's father many years earlier,) Captain Charles McVey was court-martialed and found guilty of negligently hazarding his ship by failing to zig-zag, in what was the only instance of the captain of an American warship being tried for the loss of his vessel due to enemy action during the war. The emotional strain and guilt of that was believed to be a major factor in McVey's 1968 suicide. In 2000, Congress passed a resolution stating that McVey's record should be cleared, and in July, 2001, his conviction was posthumously overturned and service record expunged by order of the Secretary of the Navy.

    It is estimated that only 21 Indianapolis survivors are still living today.

    https://www.paulallen.com/wreckage-...om-uss-indianapolis-located-in-philippine-sea

    https://news.usni.org/2017/08/19/uss-indianapolis-wreckage-found

    https://imgur.com/a/3rCSp#0p0pcgt
     
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    Walkir Super Happy Awesome Fun Time

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    Some funny news for these times...

    Germany: police detain man hiding python in his pants

    Link above chosen for best title, and in case you doubt it because FOX: German police pull python out of man's pants after noticing "considerable bulge" | News | DW | 08.11.2017

    "Is that a python in your pants or are you happy to see me? ... oh."

    EDIT: Sorry, forgot this existed.
     
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    Cambrian The Pimperor - Inspirational as Fuck

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    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    A US Navy aircrew based at NAS Whidbey Island has been removed from flight status for grossly unprofessional conduct, and is facing possible further discipline after they engaged in a little impromptu skywriting during a training mission in their EA-18G Growler, and drew a certain, distinctly male, anatomical feature in the skies of Okanogan County in Eastern Washington. The incident became a news item after a mother nearby called in to the Spokane CBS affiliate to complain about the possibility of having to explain to her children just what the image in the sky was.

    http://komonews.com/news/local/whid...er-after-drawing-penis-in-sky-over-washington

    http://www.krem.com/news/local/okan...-skydrawings-spotted-in-okanogan-co/492496113
     
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    StellarMonarch Asexual, turns out.

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    daimahou Gentleman Tentacle(s)

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    bobnik Some Random Wonka

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    Australia has legalised same sex marriage

    Very pleased to see it. We perhaps didn't take the best, smoothest road, but one thing the plebiscite did for us was take a great deal of ammo from the haters.
     
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    TheOtherSandman Well worn.

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    GLH Really?

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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    So, here's a blast from the meme past- Grumpy Cat has once again returned to the news. This time, she won a $710,000 trademark infringement lawsuit against a beverage company for exceeding the scope of their permission to use her likeness on their products.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42808521
     
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    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Another one for the history buffs- an expedition financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has located the wreck of USS Lexington (CV-2), the US Navy's first fast aircraft carrier, which was scuttled after being wrecked by an internal explosion from aviation fuel storage tanks that were damaged by a number of bomb and torpedo hits sustained during the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first carrier vs carrier battle in history, where the opposing fleets never directly sighted one another, May 8, 1942.

    https://www.paulallen.com/uss-lexington-wreck-located-rv-petrel/



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    Lexington off San Diego, October, 1941
     
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    fishbait08 I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    A university in China, in an attempt to increase interest in its spring track & field day has decided to replace the javelin & discus events with a grenade toss, where competitors throw inert replicas of the Chinese knock-off of the WW2-era German Stielhandgranate, after students complained about the other two events didn't interest them, and as a nod to the school's history (founded during World War II as a military technical & industrial training center by Communist forces.) As a method to increase interest, it succeeded wildly.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-43882201
     
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  16. vyor

    vyor Oh that's cute

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    That is badass.
     
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    aabbcc Versed in the lewd.

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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    vyor Oh that's cute

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    Firedon Lazy Sleepy Cat

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    I fail to see your point.
     
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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    lol... oh silly Vyor, this is a known thing.

    I mean, you could have someone who can't eat meat because of health reasons, but would like a hamburger that tastes like meat.
     
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    aabbcc Versed in the lewd.

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    Or religious reasons, or as a way to still have burgers while protesting against animal treatment in farms, or many other reasons.
     
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    CrunchySharpie A wild Bowsette appeared!

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    That's like the diet coke of protesting, just saiyan.

    If you're going to protest something, don't get your coke fix by snorting powdered sugar. I mean, you're technically not doing it, but you're not going to look good not doing it.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/23/hasbro-ceo-dungeons--dragons-is-having-its-best-year-ever.html

    Competitive D&D...

    Just wat?!?!?
     
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    aabbcc Versed in the lewd.

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    He actually didn't say that.
    He said that a lot of people watched MTG games on esports, and a lot watched DnD games on twitch, so he feels this is a property (and he was earlier talking about Arena), that could grow into the esports market.

    Doesn't sound like pushing for competitive DnD to me.
     
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    vyor Oh that's cute

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    MTG could easily become an E-Sport
     
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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Sauce
     
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