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(Daily Mail)   There are people that study history. Then there's this guy   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 148
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2012-11-02 12:37:40 PM
My trenchfoot is historically accurate.
 
2012-11-02 12:42:51 PM
What an incredible waste of time and money
 
2012-11-02 01:11:31 PM
He's ready for the zombie apocalypse.
 
2012-11-02 01:16:43 PM

Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money


...says the man paying a monthly fee for a free message forum.
 
2012-11-02 01:17:48 PM
I am guessing it serves to protect and defend his virginity
 
2012-11-02 01:18:03 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-02 01:18:38 PM
He must not have a HOA...
 
2012-11-02 01:19:38 PM

Carousel Beast: Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money

...says the man paying a monthly fee for a free message forum.


Zing!

Also, AIRSOFT CQB!
 
2012-11-02 01:20:30 PM
There are people that who study history.

/Pronouns. How do they work?
 
2012-11-02 01:21:29 PM
slowclap.gif

I would love to see that thing if I lived anywhere near him. That's pretty amazing.

/naysayers gonna naysay
 
2012-11-02 01:21:38 PM
World War I was actually quite fascinating....
I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.
 
2012-11-02 01:21:57 PM
That is freakin' AWESOME! I'd play in that all day...

/inner child is ALL OVER that...
 
2012-11-02 01:22:04 PM
I suspect his wife wants to kick his ass.
 
2012-11-02 01:23:40 PM

BarkingUnicorn: He's ready for the zombie apocalypse.


Only if it was a moat filled with crocodiles.
 
2012-11-02 01:24:04 PM

doczoidberg: World War I was actually quite fascinating....
I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.


SHUT up Zoidberg!
 
2012-11-02 01:24:44 PM

Big Merl: He must not have a HOA...


exactly what I was thinking
 
2012-11-02 01:25:30 PM
My grandfather was killed in one of those trenches in WW I, and my father spent three and a half years in Italian and German POW camps in WW II.

Not something that one wants to remember, but something one should never forget.
 
2012-11-02 01:25:51 PM
the trench is impressive...
living in it for 24 hours? eh not so much... should have done at least a week.
 
2012-11-02 01:28:04 PM
Uncle Toby?
 
2012-11-02 01:28:17 PM
Uncle Toby is back!
 
2012-11-02 01:28:36 PM

doczoidberg: World War I was actually quite fascinating....
I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.


Because it was brutal and bloody as hell, is my guess, and widely regarded as the epitome of failure in regards to the chaining treaty thing. It was by and large a massive, unmitigated clusterfark that pretty much can be pointed to as shaping the a lot of how the world is today. Setting the stage for World War 2, the impetus of the League of Nations, fall of Tsarist Russia and rise of the Soviet Union etc etc. It was and is MASSIVELY important, but it doesn't have the sweeping mystique of WW2. No true grand armies sweeping the map (with the exception of the Eastern Front). It was just a massive hell hole that lasted too long, killed too many, and gained no body anything meaningful. It's something that the Europeans tried to desperately forget, because it farked up so much.
 
2012-11-02 01:29:04 PM
Endive Wombat

What an incredible waste of time and money

Perfection! I give this a 10/10. Subtle, to the point, and will get lots of bites. Great troll. Too bad you wasted such a fine work of art on a non-controversial topic. May I recommend the Politics tab?
 
2012-11-02 01:29:07 PM
I see shiat like this and think... wow, humanity really is farked up.

I can't believe we do this kind of crap. It really is sad what we do to each other.
 
2012-11-02 01:29:28 PM
The German Guns

Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom,

Boom, Boom, Boom,

Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom,

Boom, Boom, Boom
 
2012-11-02 01:30:42 PM

Carousel Beast: Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money

...says the man paying a monthly fee for a free message forum.


Not all of us have paid. Sometimes we can get a sucker I mean nice guy to sponsor us for a month.
 
2012-11-02 01:31:04 PM

Carousel Beast: Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money

...says the man paying a monthly fee for a free message forum.



encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-02 01:31:14 PM

Robert1966: Uncle Toby?


*shakes tiny impotent clock-winding key*
 
2012-11-02 01:31:33 PM
I now have a benchmark for my eccentricities.
 
2012-11-02 01:34:21 PM
www.uncut.co.uk

Roger Waters sees what he did there.
 
2012-11-02 01:35:17 PM

Modguy: doczoidberg: World War I was actually quite fascinating....
I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.

Because it was brutal and bloody as hell, is my guess, and widely regarded as the epitome of failure in regards to the chaining treaty thing. It was by and large a massive, unmitigated clusterfark that pretty much can be pointed to as shaping the a lot of how the world is today. Setting the stage for World War 2, the impetus of the League of Nations, fall of Tsarist Russia and rise of the Soviet Union etc etc. It was and is MASSIVELY important, but it doesn't have the sweeping mystique of WW2. No true grand armies sweeping the map (with the exception of the Eastern Front). It was just a massive hell hole that lasted too long, killed too many, and gained no body anything meaningful. It's something that the Europeans tried to desperately forget, because it farked up so much.


Also, no Nazis. It's easy to make a movie in which everybody hates/kill Nazis (because, really, Nazis). WWI is harder to make movies about though because, no matter what nationality your lead character is, he's not killing evil. He's killing some poor schmuck who's trying to kill him and nobody likes it and very little is accomplished. And they know it.

Best WWI movie I've seen is Joyeux Noel, precisely because it's based on that problem. The story uses it, it doesn't try to hide it.

/just edges out Le Grand Illusion, but that's more of a POW story than a WWI tale in my mind
 
2012-11-02 01:35:23 PM
*Rats, fleas, lice and Spanish Flu sold separately. Some assembly required. Sgt. Robertshaw Chemical Attack on the Western Front playset also sold separately. Chlorine and mustard gas not included.
 
2012-11-02 01:35:28 PM
There is a WWI memorial near me that has a trench running through the middle of the flower bed that you can walk along. It's not as deep and the bottom is well drained and has crushed rock for safer footing what with liability issues these days. It's not perfect but it does give a very small scale representation of trench warfare.
 
2012-11-02 01:35:31 PM
It would be hilarious if his daughter asked for a backyard wedding and reception. I could see that getting quite epic
 
2012-11-02 01:35:36 PM
Looks kick ass for paintball.
 
2012-11-02 01:37:54 PM

Modguy: doczoidberg: World War I was actually quite fascinating....
I don't get why it doesn't receive more attention.

Because it was brutal and bloody as hell, is my guess, and widely regarded as the epitome of failure in regards to the chaining treaty thing. It was by and large a massive, unmitigated clusterfark that pretty much can be pointed to as shaping the a lot of how the world is today. Setting the stage for World War 2, the impetus of the League of Nations, fall of Tsarist Russia and rise of the Soviet Union etc etc. It was and is MASSIVELY important, but it doesn't have the sweeping mystique of WW2. No true grand armies sweeping the map (with the exception of the Eastern Front). It was just a massive hell hole that lasted too long, killed too many, and gained no body anything meaningful. It's something that the Europeans tried to desperately forget, because it farked up so much.


I agree....

I also find WWI to be interesting because it was sort of like the death throes of the old, powerful monarchies.

WWI was the last time they'd be allowed to start a giant war just because of some petty disputes. The modern era had arrived; war had become too hellish for that shiat to fly anymore.

GOODBYE, royal dynasties with any real power!
 
2012-11-02 01:38:15 PM

Big Merl: He must not have a HOA...


apart from the occasional gated community HOA's don't exist in the UK
 
2012-11-02 01:39:46 PM
Hats off to the guy!

If more people remembered/learned history of how horrible war is we'd more than likely have less of it.
 
2012-11-02 01:39:51 PM

doczoidberg: WWI was the last time they'd be allowed to start a giant war just because of some petty disputes. The modern era had arrived; war had become too hellish for that shiat to fly anymore.


I agree with this statement but you would have hoped that the American Revolution would have given them a clue and that the American Civil war would have woken them all up the realities of a more 'modern' war.
 
2012-11-02 01:40:01 PM
'We can hear the gunfire from the house, he uses real rifles used in WWI, but as it isn't very often we don't mind,' Mr Andrews said.


Keeping calm and carrying on. WWI style.

For the real thing, read "Ladies from Hell"
 
2012-11-02 01:40:06 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com 
Blackitt! Blackie! Look at him. He worked on that cake like no one else I've ever known. Some nights it was so cold, we could hardly move, but Blackie'd be out there slicing the lemons, mixing the sugar and the almonds. I mean, you try trying to get butter to melt at fifteen degrees below zero! There's love in that cake.
 
2012-11-02 01:40:10 PM
Came here for a mention of Uncle Toby...leaving satisfied.

"Where were you injured?"
 
2012-11-02 01:40:59 PM
Big Merl: He must not have a HOA...

apart from the occasional gated community HOA's don't exist in the UK



....yet
 
2012-11-02 01:41:25 PM
Nice enough guy.
Just don't mention the war.
 
2012-11-02 01:44:32 PM
BYO nerve gas
 
2012-11-02 01:45:43 PM

Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money


Who the fark are you? What do you care?
 
2012-11-02 01:45:44 PM

bighairyguy: BYO nerve gas


and tetanus shots.
 
2012-11-02 01:45:54 PM

Gonad the Ballbarian: That is freakin' AWESOME! I'd play in that all day...


I agree. Those saying it's a waste of time and money just don't get it.
 
2012-11-02 01:46:21 PM

Carousel Beast: Endive Wombat: What an incredible waste of time and money

...says the man paying a monthly fee for a free message forum.



Very nice.
 
2012-11-02 01:47:24 PM
Still not as big as your mom's trench, subby.
 
2012-11-02 01:47:48 PM

Lucky LaRue: I suspect his wife wants to kick his ass.


I suspect he has no wife.
 
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