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(The New York Times)   Norwegian who parachuted into Nazi occupied territory on skis to blow up Hitler's nuclear weapons program using a 30-second fuse has just died at age 101 wishing he had accomplished something with his life   (nytimes.com) divider line 21
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2012-12-10 08:22:37 AM
3 votes:

jgilb: I visited the heavy water plant in Rjukan and my Norwegian host had tears running
down her face while she gave me a tour. Very moving experience.


You shouldn't have hit her.
2012-12-10 05:22:05 AM
2 votes:

Baumli: FTA: They lighted a 30-second fuse and ran.
....they lit a 30-second fuse?????
/grammar Nazi


I will waddle into your room wearing clogs and spill diet coke into your keyboard.

/The new kind of heroism
2012-12-10 09:41:09 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Speaker2Animals: AP and UPI stylebooks both say lighted. Assume NYT would be the same.

Journalists are just one step above illiterate.


Got turned down, eh?
2012-12-10 12:14:21 PM
1 votes:

trappedspirit: 30. Second. Fuse.
Do you know how far away you can get in just 30 seconds? If you can use your legs? And aren't on a conveyor belt running the opposite direction? And your boots aren't tied together?


However, the briefing probably contained statements such as, "This is some sort of doomsday device and it's theoretical and supposedly involves splitting atoms, and the top non-Nazi scientists are shiatting bricks and they say that a single explosion could wipe out an entire city and when they talked with me I started shiatting bricks and we don't really know what would happen if you blow up their lab and anyway you need to go and blow up their lab."
2012-12-10 11:46:03 AM
1 votes:
Ha ha ha, ja ja, you see zis? You see zis here vat I have told you? Yeah, zis is an example of smartness here. I have said that zis is ze quick fuse. Huh? And zis IS ze quick fuse.

THE QUICK FUSE!
2012-12-10 10:14:05 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: rufus-t-firefly: He should fly a swastika flag. Heritage, not hate you know.

Well, he certainly isn't going to fly a banner with a rat's anus on it.


Never seen them before. Thanks for that.

And the "Are we the baddies?" made me think of this: 

i48.photobucket.com
2012-12-10 10:13:31 AM
1 votes:
Yeah I just watched this documentary about him 

ecx.images-amazon.com 

Seriously though when I heard about this guy as a kid he was totally my hero for a while.

I don't know if this is his quote or just a Norwegian saying but I remember this was associated with him:

"A man who is a man goes on till he can do no more and then goes twice as far"
2012-12-10 09:36:18 AM
1 votes:
age 101 wishing he had accomplished something with his life

If only he had spent more time on Fark.
2012-12-10 09:17:36 AM
1 votes:

ingineervt: I'm a bit impressed at the first group who escaped, lived off rock food and deer meat, and McGyvered a radio until the 2nd group met up with them..then went and completed the mission.


Listen, and understand. The Norwegians are out there. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. They will not stop, ever, until the Nazi nuclear weapons program is dead.
2012-12-10 08:51:01 AM
1 votes:

ruinevil: Is this the mostly nonexistent one that Heisenberg was in charge of.


Not certain about that...
2012-12-10 08:50:54 AM
1 votes:

0Icky0: On-Off: We met at his flat, where he told me proudly he was in the U-Boots during the War. And there was no way he could'nt have noticed I was french and realy not nazi.
I was so shocked I didn't answer anything. But dude...

I've got a German friend in Thailand who's grandfathers were both high-ranking SS officers. (One of them blew his brains out on VE day). He's got that guy's Iron Cross hanging in his office. He's hugely proud of his German Greatest Generation.
But still...he has no problem mixing his Aryan seed with Thai women. So he's got that going for him.


He should fly a swastika flag. Heritage, not hate you know.
2012-12-10 08:49:16 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: RobSeace: monty666: I invented the turducken, but you don't see me tooting my horn about it all over the place.

If I invented a food with "turd" in the name, I'd hide away in shame, as well...

If I could toot my own horn, I wouldn't waste my time posting on Fark.


No, you'd be making cheesy amateur autofellatio porn.
2012-12-10 07:37:49 AM
1 votes:

On-Off: We met at his flat, where he told me proudly he was in the U-Boots during the War. And there was no way he could'nt have noticed I was french and realy not nazi.
I was so shocked I didn't answer anything. But dude...


ERIC: "Look, Dad, I need my car. Don't you remember when you were in high school? I bet you had some good times driving around senior year with your friends."

RED: "My senior year I was driving a gunboat around Okinawa. And if you count the Japanese snipers as my friends...then, yes, I had some good times."

KITTY: "You have to understand, Eric. It's not that you're father's trying to be a bad guy. It's just that he's been irreparably damaged by war."
2012-12-10 06:55:11 AM
1 votes:

monty666: I invented the turducken, but you don't see me tooting my horn about it all over the place.


If I invented a food with "turd" in the name, I'd hide away in shame, as well...
2012-12-10 06:49:21 AM
1 votes:
How big of a parachute do you to safely land 500 lb balls?
2012-12-10 06:14:24 AM
1 votes:
cdn5.triplepundit.com

So what? I waited in line for a new iPhone for 4 hours, and it was chilly THE WHOLE TIME!

/modern humans are lame
//not all of 'em though
///but most of 'em
2012-12-10 05:29:04 AM
1 votes:
"You had a tent?!"
i50.tinypic.com

// but seriously
// did he have a tent?
2012-12-10 05:15:39 AM
1 votes:
my first reaction was:
"boy, with a bit of luck, he'll have a Hollywood movie made about it
- with americans in place of norvegians, of course!"

I looked up the wiki, and no, "The Heroes of Telemark" is not as shameless as "U-whatever"(about stealing the enigma from that U-Boot), Pearl-harbor and others of todays "historical" flicks.
From the Wiki:

"Other versions

Ray Mears made a documentary entitled The Real Heroes of Telemark. Despite mainly sticking to the factual evidence, some scenes in the documentary, like the film, were partly dramatised, focusing more on the survival skills involved in the operation.

The same story was also covered in the 1948 Franco-Norwegian film Kampen om tungtvannet (La bataille de l'eau lourde - "The battle for heavy water"). Quite faithful to the real events, it even had many of the original Norwegian commandos starring as themselves.
Cast"
2012-12-10 04:48:41 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Oh dear lord, I just read the copy on that poster. Forgive me.


Please tell me that is a 'shop.

Baumli: FTA: They lighted a 30-second fuse and ran.
....they lit a 30-second fuse?????
/grammar Nazi


This guy has earned the right to do whatever the hell he wants.
2012-12-10 04:39:53 AM
1 votes:
FTA: They lighted a 30-second fuse and ran.
....they lit a 30-second fuse?????
/grammar Nazi
2012-12-10 01:14:28 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Now I want to watch this movie again:

[img.movieberry.com image 500x755] 

Oh dear lord, I just read the copy on that poster. Forgive me.


I wanna see Barbara Bach blow more than a bridge.
 
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