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Postby OleMissCub » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:04 pm

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OleMissCub wrote:Revised version of the real-time Titanic sinking. This time it has better graphics, more information, and also the real-time telegraph communication with the other ships in the area. It's really incredible how fast something so large sank once it really got going. If you start it at about 2:30, you can really see how fast it goes; after slowly sinking for two hours, the whole thing goes under in about 10 minutes.


so it it took 2:10 minutes to sink


Pretty wild. What happened was the bulkhead compartments that were doing a decent job of containing the water finally gave way. Then when the dome of the grand staircase broke open it caused an enormous amount of water to pour into the ship.

One striking thing about that video that the previous one didn't do very well was showing how calm the water was. It was an almost universal statement among the officers and sailors who testified to Congress that they had never seen the ocean so calm. It apparently looked like glass and was perfectly reflective.
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Postby OleMissCub » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Check out this bonkers TAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE FROM HISSSSSSSSSSSSSTORRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe


holy horsefeathers
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:14 pm

Japan be crazy.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Check out this bonkers TAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE FROM HISSSSSSSSSSSSSTORRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe

...did you fall into a google-hole from the Baez thread?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:49 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Check out this bonkers TAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE FROM HISSSSSSSSSSSSSTORRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe

...did you fall into a google-hole from the Baez thread?


Just killing time with some true crime reading:

https://longform.org/archive/tags/murder
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Check out this bonkers TAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE FROM HISSSSSSSSSSSSSTORRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe

...did you fall into a google-hole from the Baez thread?


Just killing time with some true crime reading:

https://longform.org/archive/tags/murder

I actually got a "special thanks" credit on an episode of a true crime show called "Murder Comes to Town" because they didn't end up using any of my interview footage. This was a pretty wild story and never made national headlines because a different school shooting happened in Kansas or something in the same week as the arrests were made in this case:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4448882/
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Revised version of the real-time Titanic sinking. This time it has better graphics, more information, and also the real-time telegraph communication with the other ships in the area. It's really incredible how fast something so large sank once it really got going. If you start it at about 2:30, you can really see how fast it goes; after slowly sinking for two hours, the whole thing goes under in about 10 minutes.



This is MUCH more accurate:

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Postby OleMissCub » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:00 pm

That shot with the sailboat at the end. So awesome.
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Postby CubinNY » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:57 pm

Dan Carlin has a new Hard Core History Addendum podcast out. It's about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. He paints a terrifying picture (like he always does). It's very good. 1hour
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Kevin M. Kruse wrote:Don't treat the civil rights struggle like it's in the distant past, like it's an accomplishment that can't be undone.

Because it can be undone. It *is* being undone. Right now.



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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:57 pm

Damn. That's a really good read.
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Postby NOLA » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:26 pm

Can’t wait to see this.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:06 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_Hat_Riot

The Straw Hat Riot of 1922 was a riot that occurred in New York City. Originating as a series of minor riots, it spread due to men wearing straw hats past the unofficial date that was deemed socially acceptable, September 15. It lasted eight days, and it led to many arrests and some injuries.
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Postby OleMissCub » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:35 pm

Pretty cool from a historical perspective that there is video footage of a future POTUS being rescued by a submarine at sea after being shot down.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:03 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipping_Tom

The Whipping Tom of 1681 was active in the warren of small courtyards between Fleet Street, Strand and Holborn. He would wait in the narrow and dimly lit alleys and courtyards. On seeing an unaccompanied woman, he would grab her, lift her dress, and slap her buttocks repeatedly before fleeing. He would sometimes accompany his attacks by shouting "Spanko!"
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Postby Banedon » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:13 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipping_Tom

The Whipping Tom of 1681 was active in the warren of small courtyards between Fleet Street, Strand and Holborn. He would wait in the narrow and dimly lit alleys and courtyards. On seeing an unaccompanied woman, he would grab her, lift her dress, and slap her buttocks repeatedly before fleeing. He would sometimes accompany his attacks by shouting "Spanko!"


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Sammy Sofa wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipping_Tom

The Whipping Tom of 1681 was active in the warren of small courtyards between Fleet Street, Strand and Holborn. He would wait in the narrow and dimly lit alleys and courtyards. On seeing an unaccompanied woman, he would grab her, lift her dress, and slap her buttocks repeatedly before fleeing. He would sometimes accompany his attacks by shouting "Spanko!"


You might enjoy the story of Lying D.ick Talbot
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/book ... -1.2018673
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:43 pm

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipping_Tom

The Whipping Tom of 1681 was active in the warren of small courtyards between Fleet Street, Strand and Holborn. He would wait in the narrow and dimly lit alleys and courtyards. On seeing an unaccompanied woman, he would grab her, lift her dress, and slap her buttocks repeatedly before fleeing. He would sometimes accompany his attacks by shouting "Spanko!"


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Totally picture him sounding like this:

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:32 am

America completely wins the "how badly ten years horsefeathers you up" challenge today:

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Postby Tim » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:06 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:America completely wins the "how badly ten years horsefeathers you up" challenge today:


Just re-listened to the whole thing.

And texted the link to every damn republican I know asking them to tell me a single thing wrong with that speech. Can't wait to see what I get back.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:10 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:...did you fall into a google-hole from the Baez thread?


Just killing time with some true crime reading:

https://longform.org/archive/tags/murder

I actually got a "special thanks" credit on an episode of a true crime show called "Murder Comes to Town" because they didn't end up using any of my interview footage. This was a pretty wild story and never made national headlines because a different school shooting happened in Kansas or something in the same week as the arrests were made in this case:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4448882/


One of my coworkers was on this show. The narrator was unbelievably corny
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