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(Vimeo) Video One Hundred and One years ago today, Roald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole. This is the story of his harrowing competition with Sir Robert Falcon Scott   (vimeo.com) divider line 36
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2012-12-14 09:50:06 AM  
Why is it that a guy with the middle name of Falcon sounds like a badass, but a kid with the first name of Falcon (balloon boy, Falcon Heen) just sounds like his parents are flakey dipshiats.
 
2012-12-14 09:58:26 AM  
trakt.us
 
2012-12-14 09:59:34 AM  

cgraves67: Why is it that a guy with the middle name of Falcon sounds like a badass, but a kid with the first name of Falcon (balloon boy, Falcon Heen) just sounds like his parents are flakey dipshiats.


Because the former was an actual bad ass while the latter is, no doubt, a dipshiat.
 
2012-12-14 10:04:24 AM  
Robert Falcon Scott sounds like he changed his name just for the event.
 
2012-12-14 10:04:57 AM  
He's also good for 100 gold or a 50% increase in gold production, so he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
 
2012-12-14 10:20:02 AM  
Scott's big farkup is, he brought motorized sledges, which quickly broke down. He also brought ponies. They also succumbed to the harsh conditions. After that, he used manhauling, believing the old British gung ho attitude would prevail in the face of adverse conditions. This wore his men down to exhaustion. Amundsen brought sled dogs. When the shiat hit the fan, they ate the dogs.
This book frikkin' rocks.

d.gr-assets.com
 
2012-12-14 10:21:47 AM  
Ernest Shakelton seen nodding in appreciation
 
905
2012-12-14 10:21:49 AM  

Gunny Highway: cgraves67: Why is it that a guy with the middle name of Falcon sounds like a badass, but a kid with the first name of Falcon (balloon boy, Falcon Heen) just sounds like his parents are flakey dipshiats.

Because the former was an actual bad ass while the latter is, no doubt, a dipshiat.


Now, now. That is absolutely no way to speak of the greatest musical talent since Mozart, the Beatles and Andrea Bocelli.

/Eat yer beans with every meal!
//I want to die now.
 
2012-12-14 10:23:13 AM  
I lived on Roald st. So I'm getting a kick... A frozen kick.
 
2012-12-14 10:23:46 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: [trakt.us image 400x300]


The charging lion turning into a guy in a crappy costume made me laugh for five minutes the first time I saw it.
 
2012-12-14 10:25:34 AM  
And 24 years ago today, Vanessa Hudgens was born. Guess which event I plan on marking with a celebratory fap. 

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2012-12-14 10:30:40 AM  

905: Gunny Highway: cgraves67: Why is it that a guy with the middle name of Falcon sounds like a badass, but a kid with the first name of Falcon (balloon boy, Falcon Heen) just sounds like his parents are flakey dipshiats.

Because the former was an actual bad ass while the latter is, no doubt, a dipshiat.

Now, now. That is absolutely no way to speak of the greatest musical talent since Mozart, the Beatles and Andrea Bocelli.

/Eat yer beans with every meal!
//I want to die now.


.....I have no speakers but watched the video. What the fark was all of that? Hahaha.
 
2012-12-14 10:48:54 AM  
i131.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-14 10:51:06 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: [trakt.us image 400x300]


She played Mrs. Jesus Christ in a geological incline.
 
905
2012-12-14 10:53:18 AM  

Gunny Highway: 905: Gunny Highway: cgraves67: Why is it that a guy with the middle name of Falcon sounds like a badass, but a kid with the first name of Falcon (balloon boy, Falcon Heen) just sounds like his parents are flakey dipshiats.

Because the former was an actual bad ass while the latter is, no doubt, a dipshiat.

Now, now. That is absolutely no way to speak of the greatest musical talent since Mozart, the Beatles and Andrea Bocelli.

/Eat yer beans with every meal!
//I want to die now.

.....I have no speakers but watched the video. What the fark was all of that? Hahaha.


I remembered an old Fark thread that linked to that just after the "Balloon Boy" incident. Something about Richard Heene trying to pimp out his kids as a serious kid rap group.

I think I wanted to pop my eardrums out the first time I saw that. heh.
 
2012-12-14 10:56:44 AM  
Kryten: I beg you to reconsider, Sir. Human history is resplendent with examples of such sacrifice. Remember Captain Oates: "I'm going out for a walk. I may be some time."

Rimmer: Yes, but the thing is, about Captain Oates; the thing you have to remember about Captain Oates; Captain Oates... Captain Oates was a prat. If that'd been me, I'd've stayed in the tent, whacked Scott over the head with a frozen husky, and then eaten him.

Lister: You would too, wouldn't you?

Rimmer: History, Lister, is written by the winners. How do we know that Oates went out for this legendary walk? From the only surviving document: Scott's diary. And he's hardly likely to have written down, "February the First, bludgeoned Oates to death while he slept, then scoffed him along with the last packet of instant mash." How's that going to look when he gets rescued, eh? No, much better to say, "Oates made the supreme sacrifice," while you're dabbing up his gravy with the last piece of crusty bread.

//obligatory
 
2012-12-14 11:06:03 AM  

Bondith: Kryten: I beg you to reconsider, Sir. Human history is resplendent with examples of such sacrifice. Remember Captain Oates: "I'm going out for a walk. I may be some time."

Rimmer: Yes, but the thing is, about Captain Oates; the thing you have to remember about Captain Oates; Captain Oates... Captain Oates was a prat. If that'd been me, I'd've stayed in the tent, whacked Scott over the head with a frozen husky, and then eaten him.

Lister: You would too, wouldn't you?

Rimmer: History, Lister, is written by the winners. How do we know that Oates went out for this legendary walk? From the only surviving document: Scott's diary. And he's hardly likely to have written down, "February the First, bludgeoned Oates to death while he slept, then scoffed him along with the last packet of instant mash." How's that going to look when he gets rescued, eh? No, much better to say, "Oates made the supreme sacrifice," while you're dabbing up his gravy with the last piece of crusty bread.

//obligatory


WOAH NOW
 
2012-12-14 11:09:19 AM  

Captain Oates: Bondith: Kryten: I beg you to reconsider, Sir. Human history is resplendent with examples of such sacrifice. Remember Captain Oates: "I'm going out for a walk. I may be some time."

Rimmer: Yes, but the thing is, about Captain Oates; the thing you have to remember about Captain Oates; Captain Oates... Captain Oates was a prat. If that'd been me, I'd've stayed in the tent, whacked Scott over the head with a frozen husky, and then eaten him.

Lister: You would too, wouldn't you?

Rimmer: History, Lister, is written by the winners. How do we know that Oates went out for this legendary walk? From the only surviving document: Scott's diary. And he's hardly likely to have written down, "February the First, bludgeoned Oates to death while he slept, then scoffed him along with the last packet of instant mash." How's that going to look when he gets rescued, eh? No, much better to say, "Oates made the supreme sacrifice," while you're dabbing up his gravy with the last piece of crusty bread.

//obligatory

WOAH NOW


Stop whining and get in the crockpot.
 
2012-12-14 11:28:35 AM  
I know everyone in this video, yet was completely unaware of its existence. HYSTERICAL.
 
2012-12-14 11:34:20 AM  

sotua: I lived on Roald st. So I'm getting a kick... A frozen kick.


Interesting. I live just a few blocks from Roald Amundsens veg (veg = road) and it feels about as warm as the south pole, so I'm also getting a kick.
 
2012-12-14 11:40:53 AM  
Met at the Pole by his great-grandfather:

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2012-12-14 11:42:35 AM  
Well, Scott discovered that the Earth is hollow, so he's got that going for him, which is nice.
 
2012-12-14 11:49:05 AM  
It's also the anniversary of the first time someone reached the southern pole of relative inaccessability, which is kind of an oxymoron because if it was innaccessable, then one couldn't reach it.
 
2012-12-14 12:01:53 PM  
The PBS series "The Last Place on Earth" is on YouTube. I watched it years ago when it first came on PBS (hosted by Alistair Cooke). It is definitely worth the watch.
 
2012-12-14 12:05:43 PM  
Heia Norge!
 
2012-12-14 12:17:25 PM  
I liked his book about the kid and the piece of fruit. Also, the weapon he designed for Doom was pretty badass.
 
2012-12-14 12:40:49 PM  
Amundsen was a pretty bad ass dude. The Last Place on Earth paints him exactly as he was, a badass modern day viking who gave not a shiat for the civilized world. Even Nansen has a hard time keeping up with him and Nansen was pretty slick himself.

That being said, this was the best. The guy doing Amundsen farking killed me, especially with the nose ring.
 
2012-12-14 12:46:04 PM  
No brave new world, no brave new world
Lost in this place, and leave no trace
 
2012-12-14 01:54:18 PM  

Maud Dib: Scott's big farkup is, he brought motorized sledges, which quickly broke down. He also brought ponies. They also succumbed to the harsh conditions. After that, he used manhauling, believing the old British gung ho attitude would prevail in the face of adverse conditions. This wore his men down to exhaustion. Amundsen brought sled dogs. When the shiat hit the fan, they ate the dogs.
This book frikkin' rocks.
[d.gr-assets.com image 251x400]


I saw a show about Amundsen's expedition, can't remember what it was exactly, and that was the most amazing outdoor adventure story I've ever heard. They spent months, MONTHS, outside, in Antarctica, plus months at their base camp during a south pole winter, just getting ready to make the trek. They didn't really know what the fark they were doing and they had no way of getting any more supplies, no matter what happened. And they still managed to take (and preserve) a whole bunch of great photos of the expedition.
 
2012-12-14 02:11:57 PM  
Makes me think of this lady

Link

Off topic a bit, this is hysterical:

http://hpcanpub.mcmaster.ca/case-study/boat-who-wouldn-t-float-happy- a dventure-farley-mowat-and-jack-mcclelland
 
2012-12-14 04:00:35 PM  
Technically, Roald Amundsen was second to the South Pole :

Link
 
2012-12-14 09:07:01 PM  
The '85 series based on The Last Place On Earth was one of the best things Masterpiece Theatre ever ran:

Link
 
2012-12-15 12:53:49 AM  
Scott, while unquestionably a brave man, was also unquestionably an idiot. Amundsen had everything planned to the last detail and did not lose a man. Scott gets himself and his men killed yet he gets treated as though he were the greatest explorer in British history! From a technical and scientific standpoint Scott did EVERYTHING wrong. Americans make the occasional hero out of a failed individual but the British seem to revere complete incompetents. Ernest Shackelton is another one Yes his expedition was a rousing success in that he didn't lose a man and his open sea navigation and land crossing deserve EVERY bit of praise they get. HOWEVER the fact remains that he was an idiot in letting his ship get stuck in pack ice in the first place! He had NO EXIT PLAN GOING IN! That is NOT brilliant leadership.
 
2012-12-15 01:54:17 AM  
I saw a documentary recently where someone studied the weather records made by Scott's meterologist prior to the expedition. The weather Scott and co. ran into was far more harsh than what had been recorded (basically a freakishly bad "once in a dozen years" winter) and if the weather had been normal, Scott might have been able to make it.

I think Amundsen was the one who coined the saying " Adventure only happens when things go wrong." (although I see it attributed to several people on the internets.) He certainly believed in the saying, as he was a meticulous planner.
 
2012-12-15 11:26:48 AM  
Just "Robert Falcon Scott". No "Sir". He'd probably have been "Sir" if he'd been (i) first and (ii) not dead.
 
2012-12-16 01:00:02 PM  
Heh, Getting a kick out of this..... Actually related to Roald Amundsen
 
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