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(io9)   A bunch of samurai hanging out at the Sphinx - just another normal day in the 1800s   (io9.com) divider line 42
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2012-08-17 02:48:43 PM
They were part of a suicide squad that got lost on its way to Judea to commit suicide on Golgotha.

Remember, always look on the bright side of life, and don't forget to take time to see the Sphinx and Pyramids. They may be a bit shabby, but their antiquity and bulk is impressive, even if there are used disposable diapers blowing in the wind.
 
2012-08-17 03:08:41 PM
Cool, now I want to watch the documentary.
 
2012-08-17 03:12:47 PM
images.hollywood.com

Sphinx!
 
2012-08-17 03:21:13 PM
Not as cool as this picture of 20 ninjas hanging out with the Spinks.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-17 03:31:11 PM
Sounds like someone rolled some goodness on a random encounter chart
 
2012-08-17 06:23:45 PM

FloydA: Not as cool as this picture of 20 ninjas hanging out with the Spinks.

[i105.photobucket.com image 314x400]


I don't see any ninjas in that....

Oooooo, I get it :P
 
2012-08-17 06:34:51 PM
Were these actually Samurai? How many of these 1864 embassy workers and diplomats had actually ever been in a sword fight?
 
2012-08-17 06:39:50 PM

ArkAngel: Sounds like someone rolled some goodness on a random encounter chart


Who knew there could be 5 liches just hanging out on the road coming out of the major trading hub in Pacifiedlandistan?
 
2012-08-17 06:50:25 PM
Damn it's like something out of civ.
 
2012-08-17 08:04:55 PM
Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.
 
2012-08-17 08:06:51 PM
Wait, didn't Sarah Blakely build the Sphinx a few years ago?
 
2012-08-17 08:32:33 PM
GIS for the most badass photo ever taken:
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-08-17 08:42:56 PM

Captain_Ballbeard: Were these actually Samurai?


Yes.
 
2012-08-17 08:57:18 PM
Not to mention the fifty ninjas in the photo.
 
2012-08-17 09:36:26 PM

kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.


www.maniacworld.com

/not shopped
//also not what you asked for, but the best I can do
 
2012-08-17 09:45:17 PM

fearmongert: GIS for the most badass photo ever taken:
[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 186x271]


And this;
unrealitymag.com
 
2012-08-17 09:48:54 PM

kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.


It's "tipi's", biatch.

And yes, the samurai culture is much more recent than most people recognize. It was in serious decline, but still lingering when the US was shelling the Nihon mainland, trying to intimidate them to "trade" with us.
 
2012-08-17 10:04:07 PM

fearmongert: GIS for the most badass photo ever taken:
[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 186x271]


These were my GIS results



4.bp.blogspot.com

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-08-17 10:13:27 PM

PapaChester: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

It's "tipi's", biatch.

And yes, the samurai culture is much more recent than most people recognize. It was in serious decline, but still lingering when the US was shelling the Nihon mainland, trying to intimidate them to "trade" with us.


This.

James Clavell's Gai-jin is an excellent historical fiction set during this time period. It was a fascinating time.
 
2012-08-17 10:26:23 PM
Samurai in the 1800's? Ya don't say...
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-08-17 10:26:30 PM

brantgoose: They were part of a suicide squad that got lost on its way to Judea to commit suicide on Golgotha.

Remember, always look on the bright side of life, and don't forget to take time to see the Sphinx and Pyramids. They may be a bit shabby, but their antiquity and bulk is impressive, even if there are used disposable diapers blowing in the wind.


I'm not sure I like where this is going.

Cheers
 
2012-08-17 10:49:18 PM
theswapblog.ca

/giggity
 
2012-08-17 11:03:00 PM
Came for an image of "a bunch of drunk cowboys from the 1800s with giant mustaches who fell asleep on a schooner and woke up on Easter Island", leaving disappointed.
 
2012-08-17 11:33:40 PM
Bastards cut off his nose!
 
2012-08-17 11:41:21 PM

PapaChester: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

It's "tipi's", biatch.

And yes, the samurai culture is much more recent than most people recognize. It was in serious decline, but still lingering when the US was shelling the Nihon mainland, trying to intimidate them to "trade" with us.


Heck, a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture" didn't really start until the early 20th century, when the Japanese government started pushing nationalistic propaganda.
 
2012-08-17 11:43:18 PM

r1chard3: fearmongert: GIS for the most badass photo ever taken:
[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 186x271]

And this;
[unrealitymag.com image 467x661]


I hate to break it to you guys, but I don't think those are photographs.
 
2012-08-17 11:46:47 PM

Gunther: Heck, a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture" didn't really start until the early 20th century, when the Japanese government started pushing nationalistic propaganda.


First Wiccans, now samurai. What's reeeeeal‽
 
2012-08-18 12:43:26 AM

LordOfThePings: Gunther: Heck, a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture" didn't really start until the early 20th century, when the Japanese government started pushing nationalistic propaganda.

First Wiccans, now samurai. What's reeeeeal‽


stephanie.padgett.name

Black Confederate Soldiers
 
2012-08-18 01:18:52 AM

Gunther: PapaChester: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

It's "tipi's", biatch.

And yes, the samurai culture is much more recent than most people recognize. It was in serious decline, but still lingering when the US was shelling the Nihon mainland, trying to intimidate them to "trade" with us.

Heck, a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture" didn't really start until the early 20th century, when the Japanese government started pushing nationalistic propaganda.


I know right? Like, not many people know, the story of the 47 ronin, one of the seminal legends of bushido and the Tokugawa period, was actually written by a fanatical japanese nationalist in 1937.

not.
 
2012-08-18 01:21:29 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Graf Zeppelin, 1931.
 
2012-08-18 01:44:27 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo

Obviously not EVERYTHING, no. But even stuff you'd think of as fundamental to the samurai culture, like the term "bushido" is relatively recent:

"As a residue of its widespread use in propaganda during the 19th century, military nationalism in Japan was often known as bushido (the way of the warrior). The word, denoting a coherent code of beliefs and doctrines about the proper path of the samurai, or what is called generically 'warrior thought' (武家思想, buke shisō), is rarely encountered in Japanese texts before the Meiji era" (from wiki).
 
2012-08-18 02:25:10 AM

fearmongert: GIS for the most badass photo ever taken:
[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 186x271]


Actually, this popped up with that GIS

www.yourfunnystuff.com
 
2012-08-18 02:50:06 AM

Gunther: The All-Powerful Atheismo

Obviously not EVERYTHING, no. But even stuff you'd think of as fundamental to the samurai culture, like the term "bushido" is relatively recent:

"As a residue of its widespread use in propaganda during the 19th century, military nationalism in Japan was often known as bushido (the way of the warrior). The word, denoting a coherent code of beliefs and doctrines about the proper path of the samurai, or what is called generically 'warrior thought' (武家思想, buke shisō), is rarely encountered in Japanese texts before the Meiji era" (from wiki).


The term, yes, is more recent. However, the philosophy very much existed during the Tokugawa period.
 
2012-08-18 05:36:25 AM

s1ugg0: fearmongert: GIS for the most badass photo ever taken:
[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 186x271]

These were my GIS results

[media.giantbomb.com image 298x399]


Maybe you searched for bad ass-photo?
 
2012-08-18 05:55:51 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The term, yes, is more recent. However, the philosophy very much existed during the Tokugawa period.


Hence why I originally said " a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture"" is of relatively recent origin, not "all of samurai culture".
 
2012-08-18 01:28:24 PM
The "warrior philosophy" has existed in all cultures, forever.

Being cool is nothing new.
 
2012-08-18 03:49:43 PM

studebaker hoch: The "warrior philosophy" has existed in all cultures, forever.

Being cool is nothing new.


Of course, there's a difference between the "philosophy" and how most warriors actually acted most of the time. A lot of this bushido/chivalry/warrior code stuff was an attempt to regulate the behaviour of what was essentially a bunch of violent thugs.
 
2012-08-19 07:19:03 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

[www.maniacworld.com image 323x249]

/not shopped
//also not what you asked for, but the best I can do


Shpadoinkle! want some fudge, packer?
 
2012-08-19 09:53:52 AM

Gunther: PapaChester: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

It's "tipi's", biatch.

And yes, the samurai culture is much more recent than most people recognize. It was in serious decline, but still lingering when the US was shelling the Nihon mainland, trying to intimidate them to "trade" with us.

Heck, a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture" didn't really start until the early 20th century, when the Japanese government started pushing nationalistic propaganda.


I've also got bad news about kilts and tartans, but I don't want to ruin anyone's fun.
 
2012-08-19 09:57:53 AM

LordOfThePings: Gunther: Heck, a lot of what people think of as "samurai culture" didn't really start until the early 20th century, when the Japanese government started pushing nationalistic propaganda.

First Wiccans, now samurai. What's reeeeeal‽


Actually, I think it might predate Wicca by a few years. But it's probably academic. Both emerged from the same global 'new world' mentality that took hold in the gaslight era everywhere in the world that had trains and mails, so they're probably related in some way. And both derive, in various ways, from a mish-mash of much older authentic traditions, which clouds their pedigrees somewhat. But they're also both harmless fun, so I have no problem with it.
 
2012-08-19 09:59:32 AM

R.P.M.: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

[www.maniacworld.com image 323x249]

/not shopped
//also not what you asked for, but the best I can do

Shpadoinkle! want some fudge, packer?


When I first rented that movie, I thought, "Eh, how bad could it be?" Still one of my faves.
 
2012-08-19 05:05:03 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: R.P.M.: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: kayanlau: Not epic enough. I want to see those samurais hang out with native American Indians in their tepees. Someone please photoshop.

[www.maniacworld.com image 323x249]

/not shopped
//also not what you asked for, but the best I can do

Shpadoinkle! want some fudge, packer?

When I first rented that movie, I thought, "Eh, how bad could it be?" Still one of my faves.


i would definitely agree! i think it's better the more you watch it. i love south park, so i might have had higher expectations, but the 1st time, it was kind of ok. then i watched it with a neighbor and laughed a lot, but she wasn't to keen. then we watched it with someone else and both laughed. and so on and so on.

just found this out about the horse's name
Link
 
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