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(Toronto Star)   Photographer Frank Lennon, who took the shot that is "etched into the visual cortex of every Canadian," has passed away at 79   ( divider line
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2006-08-22 04:15:59 PM  
I thought THIS would be the pic etched into the Canadian cortex:

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2006-08-22 04:20:22 PM  
The Iwo Jima photo was *not* staged whatsoever. It was the second flag raising of the day though (the first was a too small flag that couldn't be seen from the beach, which was the point of flag raising)

In that time, the photographer did not get to see his pictures before they were published. The film was developed and submitted to the wire by other people.

After the shooting of the iwo jima photo, Rosenthal shot another picture of marines in a 'gung ho' pose. A few days later when people asked him "is that great picture posed?", he said "Sure", thinking they meant that one.

The iwo jima photo was shot as he reached the top of the hill and without even using the viewfinder. There were other photographers with him (including an army moving picture cameraman) to corroborate this. He didn't even think he got the shot until seeing the published picture over a week later.
2006-08-22 04:21:51 PM  
what? no photoshop of actually image etched into an actual cortex.

/always been a fan of:​iers_rai sing_the_soviet_flag_on_the_roof_of_the_reichstag_berlin_germany.jpg/3​00px-Red _army_soldiers_raising_the_soviet_flag_on_the_roof_of_the_reichstag_be​rlin_ger many.jpg
//no-pop. no link. deal.
2006-08-22 04:23:00 PM  
God damn, Pierre was a pimp.
2006-08-22 04:23:37 PM  
reggiemiller: I thought THIS would be the pic etched into the Canadian cortex:

I actually thought it was going to be Trudeau's "just watch me" on the steps of the House or doing his pirouette behind the Queen:

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2006-08-22 04:24:17 PM  
I cleaned out my cat's litter box today.

By Fark standards, I'm a
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/well, to my two cats, at least
2006-08-22 04:25:05 PM  
Frank Lennon, you sucked.
2006-08-22 04:25:16 PM  
And who had the better basket-fricken ball "team"...

Argentina and Italy apparently.
2006-08-22 04:26:06 PM  

Hate to break it to you good buddy, but a proper Canadian doesn't say things like "go leafs"
2006-08-22 04:26:54 PM  
This was important to Canadians because it was a wake up call for Canada telling them that they were no longer the only kids on the block when it came to Hockey. But more than that, the series was insane. Even watching it now compared to today's standards where the players are bigger faster and more skilled, it was still a pretty crazy series for all the extra stuff that happened.

From the Canadians falling behind in a series they were supposed to dominate, to corrupt russian Refs giving the canadian team 10 penalties a game when playing in Russia and giving the russian team none. There was even a brawl in one game where some of the fans got into it.

And it all came down to the last game, with the Canadians up 4 games to 3, and the russians poised to win game 8, the russians were going to claim victory on the fact that they had scored more goals over the series, when Canada ties it up late in the game, and Henderson scores with a minute to go to give Canada the win.

The bobby Orr pic is very well known no doubt, but why would the image of a player scoring a goal for an american team be 'etched into the visual cortex of every Canadian?'
2006-08-22 04:31:23 PM  
Jetcar: Greatest hockey victories in history?


I think USA in '80 has that one. Considering there weren't Hall of Fame NHLers on the team

Oh, like every US "Dream Team" Olympic basketball squad?

Uh, if the Olympic basketball squad won a hockey game, it might just be one of the greatest victories.

/tall skinny guys can't play hockey too well
//Rogie was 5'7" and my hero
2006-08-22 04:33:29 PM  
neer seen that pic in my life.
2006-08-22 04:35:47 PM  
Shouldn't Canada get its own
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tag? Y'know, with the maple leaf flag as the backdrop instead?
2006-08-22 04:41:14 PM  
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here's my moment (1987).
guess I was born a couple years too late for Henderson)
2006-08-22 04:41:38 PM  
1. The second flag was raised because the first one was too hard to see from a distance. Of course they were struggling to raise it; it looks farking heavey, especiall flapping in the breeze.
2. Riovanes:
Yeah, it's a little disapointing we haven't increased into an ever-expanding ball of awesomeness, but everytime I get depressed I can remember that our slump is still leagues ahead of your shiathole of a nation.

//Go smoke some pot and fall in the ocean.
2006-08-22 04:51:23 PM  
Very nice. I'm a Whiplash fan.
If you think your cats see you as anything other than the source of food and the occasional ear're deluding yourself.
Sorry I had to be the one to say it.
2006-08-22 04:52:41 PM  
Used to be a guy here that had a fleet of manure spreading trucks.

Name of his business . . . Happy Hockey Haulers

Guess hockey means different things in different places.
2006-08-22 04:54:05 PM  
One of my favourites:
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2006-08-22 04:54:26 PM  
Teodoro: everytime I get depressed I can remember that our slump is still leagues ahead of your shiathole of a nation.

No energy for you then. Good luck driving your SUV (penis extention) without gas, ya star-spangled blowhard!
2006-08-22 04:57:22 PM  
I thought you were referring to the famous Margaret Trudeau snatch shot - America wants it's HERO tag back
2006-08-22 04:59:08 PM  
Come on, no cares about news from America, Jr.
2006-08-22 05:00:51 PM  
since we're all talking about what sports we hate, i'll chime in.

i hate basketball.

R.I.P SD Gulls. :(
2006-08-22 05:02:18 PM  
is it demeaning to call a candian a canuck? i mean i think they have a hockey team called the canucks but it just sounds demeaning...

/silly english ka-nickuts!
2006-08-22 05:10:19 PM  
Jetcar, how do you manage to keep breathing at night?

The "Dream Team" was called the dream team because it was the greatest collection of NBA players in the world. The US Hockey team consisted of college kids with very few of them even making the NHL years later. Hence we celebrate them for how they were able to beat all the pros in the other countries.

We don't celebrate the Dream Team, we only recognize them as being one of greatest collections of basketball players ever. There is a difference.

If you can't tell the difference between the two then please abort yourself, it's not too late.
2006-08-22 05:14:23 PM  
Come on, no cares about news from America, Jr.

And I really hope it stays that way, so long as the US continues to keep us in the lifestyle to which we've become accustomed. After all, the royalty money we received largely from US oil revenues built my wife and I a nice back deck this summer.

Keep sipping our black gold, my American friends, and continue to mock us at will.... the customer is always right:)
2006-08-22 05:21:49 PM  
Thought it was this one with Todd Bertuzzi:

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2006-08-22 05:24:32 PM  
I was expecting the well-endowed female with the CN Tower in the background.
2006-08-22 05:28:15 PM  
Another Canadian here who's never seen this photo, nor would I care about it in the least. Is there actually a Canadian photo that most Canadians would know?

/no Second Cup in my area. Hortons is "cheap" and acceptable
2006-08-22 05:29:37 PM  
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suck it, canada.
2006-08-22 05:29:44 PM  
Jesus Saves! (and presumably Gretzky scores on the rebound):

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I think I'll adopt this as my credo...better than "Jesus is my homeboy"
2006-08-22 05:38:06 PM  

is it demeaning to call a candian a canuck? i mean i think they have a hockey team called the canucks but it just sounds demeaning...

/silly english ka-nickuts!

Nah, Canuck is O.K. It's like calling an American a Yank; depends more on the connotation that the actual word.

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Just you know, like, Hoser is OK as well, EH?
2006-08-22 05:39:15 PM  
Can we get a Cananada tag? I know, sound it out
2006-08-22 05:41:36 PM  
Maybe he didn't die. Maybe he just lost focus.
The thought makes me shutter.
2006-08-22 05:44:25 PM  
My thoughts exactly.
Was it best of 9?
Holy shiat thats a long series!

FYI: Billy McKay posted pic is Pamela Anderson.
She's was teh hotness. Not so much nowadays.

/Still like looking at her boobies, though
2006-08-22 05:44:33 PM  

Okay first of all it's not like that's the first time that's ever been done in Hockey, or in a prominent hockey tournament. Secondly it's not like the Russians didn't try their own dirty tricks... hell they were about to throw Eagleson into some Russian gulag at one point.

The 1972 Summit Series is something that virtually all Canadians who were alive at the time remember... and it was not a disgrace, it was a defining moment of national pride in the middle of the cold war.

It's not like we're talking about some Gentlemen's game... those Commie bastards tried to say they were better than the west at everything 'even the Canadians at Hockey'... so we stepped up and beat them by a hairs breath.

It is a purely Canadian moment... and it's no surprise most of the people on this board never heard of it, because A: You probably weren't alive when it happened and B: if you weren't Canadian at the time you had no reason to care.
2006-08-22 05:51:47 PM  
Sorry, but I dont see anything special about that picture.
2006-08-22 05:52:48 PM  
Barking Pumpkin:

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2006-08-22 06:15:25 PM  
king cranium maximus IV: suck it, canada.

Um... he's Canadian. But you knew that.
2006-08-22 06:17:31 PM  
Each team had 3-3-1 heading into game 8 so technically, game 8 was winner takes all.

"Hopefully guessing where the winning goal would be scored, he focused his camera on the Soviet net."
... as opposed to what, the blue line?

... as opposed to the Canadian net, fool.
2006-08-22 06:29:08 PM  
I have never seen that picture in my life, and I've been a Canadian since I was born about 33 years ago.

/Not a fan of "Hockey"
//More into real sports like Football
2006-08-22 06:39:47 PM  
Go Carolina! Yeah, your team of mostly Canadians beat Edmonton's team of mostly Canadians!

2006-08-22 06:42:12 PM  
This one's kinda etched into my Canadian brain...

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2006-08-22 06:43:03 PM  
Mr Goblin..

Like football?


*wipes tears*
2006-08-22 07:31:09 PM  
ViolinistGuy: ... as opposed to what, the blue line?
As opposed to the Canadian net, at the other end of the ice, maybe?


meshman: No, it's not.

Uh, yes it is. Don't know this picture? You aren't Canadian. Now get off my lawn.
2006-08-22 07:33:35 PM  
Here's the biggest version that I could find on the net.
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2006-08-22 07:40:21 PM  
king cranium maximus IV: suck it, canada.

Ya, teams in the US south can pay for Canadians to entertain them.

Try finding an NHL team made of Americans, it's like trying to find a MLB team made of Canadians.
2006-08-22 07:43:18 PM  
Oh. Thank God.

I was afraid the photo "etched into the visual cortex of every Canadian" would end up being some unfortunate 80's pic of Bryan Adams with his shirt off, or some such.

/ Very nearly didn't read the thread as a result
// Sports photo much less objectionable
/// Not that the photo isn't perfectly obscure, regardless
2006-08-22 07:44:27 PM  
I've always liked this picture, but I like the flying Bobby Orr one better :)
2006-08-22 07:58:22 PM  
I was in grade seven for that series and they brought in TV's so we could watch it in school; it was huge.Sorry the younger generation knows nothing about it but that dosn't make it any less of a moment.

/ever notice how all the ameri-trolls could care less about Canada but post a thread with our name in it and they're all over it like the bed wetting little basement dwellers they are. Thought you guys would be too busy looking at yourselves in the mirror.
2006-08-22 08:18:18 PM  
reggiemiller: I thought THIS would be the pic etched into the Canadian cortex:

Who the fark is that? Canadian Superfly?
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