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  • @cabrito said in why not ?:

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  • @cabrito said in why not ?:

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    @groo said in why not ?:

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  • @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    @groo said in why not ?:

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  • @anotherusername Charing Cross, next player must skip a turn



  • @anotherusername said in why not ?:

    @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    @groo said in why not ?:

    @cabrito said in why not ?:

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  • @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    @anotherusername said in why not ?:

    @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    @groo said in why not ?:

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  • @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    @anotherusername said in why not ?:

    @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    @groo said in why not ?:

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  • Fun fact: in both World War I and World War II, many more Canadians fought during the first two years of the war than Americans. :grin:



  • @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

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  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    Fun fact: in both World War I and World War II, many more Canadians fought during the first two years of the war than Americans. :grin:

    Is that supposed to be surprising?



  • @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    Fun fact: in both World War I and World War II, many more Canadians fought during the first two years of the war than Americans. :grin:

    Is that supposed to be surprising?

    Only to the sort of American who thinks WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

    Animal House: Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor – 00:24
    — Ed Morrissey



  • @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    Only to the sort of American who thinks WWII started when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

    I went to the drive-in movies this summer. The local drive-in recently "renovated"-- insomuch as they changed management, mopped the floors, raised prices on the concessions, and slapped a bunch of "old time" movie posters up. And by movie posters, I mean artifact-filled .jpg they grabbed from GIS preview, printed on an old inkjet, and threw into a Dollar Store frame.

    Anyways, as part of the "renovation", they decided to go with a 50s style theme. The pre-show roll is one of those "howdy folks" thing, there's pictures of old station wagons, etc.

    They play music before the show starts. While there is the occasional 50s tracks, it's mostly 70s-- disco, Rolling Stones, etc, with splashes of 60s.

    So I started to wonder-- is this just how it goes? As long as it's far enough "back then", it falls under a blanket of "old stuff". It doesn't matter than the 50s, 60s and 70s were all RADICALLY different decades; to a younger mind, you can melt it together in a huge anachronistic pot and call it a day?

    The exact thing I thought of will be when the "great wars" melt together-- and Hitler bombed the trenches at Pearl Harbor, killing the Archbishop Ferdinand, which brought America into the Cold War?



  • @Lorne-Kates Could be lot worse than that. in 1997, I was helping out the storyteller in a Vampire: the Masquerade LARP, where the premise was that about a year before the game started the Masquerade was ruined when a Sabbat lick assassinated the POTUS on live TV; the Techs turned up the Pogrom to eleven, but then the Void Engineers as a group went barrabi, turning on their colleagues (they destroyed all the Horiz0n realms for both the TU and the Traditions using spirit charges they had been secretly setting at the nodes they were feeding off of, and those stuck in the material world basically ended up annihilating each other), with the Garou and Fae squeezed in the middle, so the remaining vampires were getting ready to make a last stand as Gehenna begins.

    For one night's session, I proposed a scene where Peter the Great (as a Ventrue elder) and Vladimir Lenin (his Brujah counterpart) would come to this haven asking for aid in fighting the Baba Yaga (whom we'd decided was a fourth-gen Nosferatu Methuselah) after she had taken over Russia.

    The Storyteller agreed, but when we started, his playing for Lenin was, shall we say, off. I pulled him aside, and talking it over with him, found out that not only did his think I meant Vlad Dracula - sort of a reasonable mistake given the game - but he had never heard of Lenin or the Soviet Union.

    Let me repeat that this was in 1997, just six years after the end of the USSR. While this guy was only 17 or so, and not exactly the most educated person around, he was completely oblivious to a major shift in world politics that had occurred in his own lifetime.

    So yeah, I expect that there are a lot of Americans in their twenties, thirties, or even in their fifties, who don't even know that the World War II was ever anything other than a fictional setting for Saving Private Ryan, and games like Medal of Honor and Castle Wolfenstein XXX. Even if their own parents fought in it.



  • @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    Hitler bombed the trenches at Pearl Harbor, killing the Archbishop Ferdinand, which brought America into the Cold War

    which is why they had to fake the moon landing.





  • @Lorne-Kates wait. Was that before or after he sailed across the Atlantic in Santa Maria to throw tea in the harbour of Boston?



  • @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    The exact thing I thought of will be when the "great wars" melt together-- and Hitler bombed the trenches at Pearl Harbor, killing the Archbishop Ferdinand, which brought America into the Cold War?

    And then Osama Bin Laden banned Muslims from entering the USA and the Mongolians built a wall on the southern border of China and made Australia pay for it.

    Also at some point I think some dinosaurs launched nuclear bombs or had a seizure or something.



  • @ben_lubar said in why not ?:

    And then Osama Bin Laden banned Muslims from entering the USA and the Mongolians built a wall on the southern border of China and made Australia pay for it.

    You're forgetting about the french warring against the english, to help the US become independent! :trolleybus:



  • @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    Fun fact: in both World War I and World War II, many more Canadians fought during the first two years of the war than Americans.

    When the Bad Guys were doing well? Duh.



  • @cvi And here I thought I was talking about fiction when I created the Anachronism Stew entry on TVtropes (damn, it's been ten years? I feel old...).



  • @flabdablet said in why not ?:

    which is why they had to fake the moon landing.

    The fake moon landing was filmed to hide the real one were they found an alien civilization.

    The comet and Mars pictures are also fake, they just change the color of the desert and the rocks.



  • @groo said in why not ?:

    The comet and Mars pictures are also fake

    except this one of Asteroid Cleo, filmed on 1st March 1973 but described as a "simulation" in the mainstream press to avoid a public panic:

    Discovery Channel - Large Asteroid Impact Simulation – 04:47
    — Anselmo La Manna

    Many of you will be too young to remember 1973, but those of us who lived through it can tell you it was quite spectacular. Pity about the dinosaurs, though.


  • sockdevs

    So who saw that documentary called 2012 about the world flooding? Amazing reconstructions of what happened, though of course the CIA told everyone it was a 'disaster movie' rather than a documentary and the fact we don't remember it is because they drugged the water supply, in concert with the Russian and the Chinese government.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Arantor said in why not ?:

    the Russian and the Chinese government

    That's just one government in reality. It's just that the Illuminati don't want you to know that.


  • area_can

    the moon was an inside job


  • area_can

    @ben_lubar I think I found your 'bad history' thread


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand

    @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    As long as it's far enough "back then", it falls under a blanket of "old stuff".

    People frequently confuse Regency era with Victorian era. It's disgusting. Plebeians.



  • @bb36e said in why not ?:

    the moon was an inside job

    Rocket fuel cannot melt lunar landers!



  • @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    @bb36e said in why not ?:

    the moon was an inside job

    Rocket fuel cannot melt lunar landers!

    Crooked Tower of Pisa caused Bengay!



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  • Impossible Mission - B

    @Sumireko said in why not ?:

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  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    So I started to wonder-- is this just how it goes? As long as it's far enough "back then", it falls under a blanket of "old stuff". It doesn't matter than the 50s, 60s and 70s were all RADICALLY different decades; to a younger mind, you can melt it together in a huge anachronistic pot and call it a day?

    Basically, yes. I bet most people can't differentiate between popular fashions of 1130's and 1260's England without googling it.



  • @Fox That of course is a trick condition, because Google wasn't even invented until 1492.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    @flabdablet said in why not ?:

    @Fox That of course is a trick condition, because Google wasn't even invented until 1492.

    Damn, you caught my evil plot to make everyone think Google is eternal.



  • @Fox To be fair, it did take them forever to figure out that it would work better if they put it on the Internet.

    Edit: though some of those early hand-copied googles are quite stunningly beautiful.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @flabdablet forsoooooooooth indeed


  • Dupa

    @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    Fun fact: in both World War I and World War II, many more Canadians fought during the first two years of the war than Americans. :grin:

    Fun fact: in both World War I and World War II, many more Germans fought during first two years of the war than Inuits. Or Americans. :grin:


    Filed under: a much more relevant statistic would be: how many died?



  • @kt_ said in why not ?:

    how many died?

    Most of the people who fought in the revolutionary war died.


  • Dupa

    @ScholRLEA said in why not ?:

    Saving Private Ryan

    A surprisingly ok movie, for all the hype it got. Seriously, Apocalypse Now, Full metal jacket, these are all much much better war movies. I don't know why it was Spielberg's creation that got so many accolades…


  • area_deu

    @flabdablet

    This one is a true clbuttic!



  • @ben_lubar said in why not ?:

    MostAll of the people who fought in the revolutionary war diedare dead.


  • area_deu

    @dcon said in why not ?:

    @ben_lubar said in why not ?:

    MostAll of the people who fought in the revolutionary war diedare dead.

    Mega Man you patriotic doofus – 00:34
    — Ragey0



  • @Lorne-Kates said in why not ?:

    to a younger mind, you can melt it together in a huge anachronistic pot and call it a day?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    @dcon said in why not ?:

    @ben_lubar said in why not ?:

    MostAll of the people who fought in the revolutionary war diedare dead.

    inb4vampires


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @aliceif said in why not ?:

    @flabdablet

    This one is a true clbuttic!

    I'm not sure what to make of these images....



  • @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    I'm not sure what to make of these images....

    When in doubt: Porn


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @Luhmann said in why not ?:

    @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    I'm not sure what to make of these images....

    When in doubt: Porn

    Well, yeah, but it's so short that the best I can guess is "Man found poles, man talked to woman about poles, man talked to other man about the woman who he talked about the poles with, and man killed the man he talked with about the women he talked about the poles with." :crazy:



  • @Tsaukpaetra said in why not ?:

    the best I can guess is "Man found poles, man talked to woman about poles, man talked to other man about the woman who he talked about the poles with, and man killed the man he talked with about the women he talked about the poles with."

    And yet that somehow fails to convey a clear meaning to you?


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