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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1945, Japan surrendered to the the Allies, bringing an end to the era of wartime Japan and formally ushering in the glorious new age of used panty vending machines   (history.com) divider line
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2020-09-02 2:12:39 PM  
んっぽん
 
2020-09-02 5:33:53 PM  
And the way that nukes brought peace was a great influence on Mahatma Gandhi
 
2020-09-02 6:06:15 PM  
i could use another pair of used panties.
 
2020-09-02 6:13:23 PM  
Just another lie brought by honky tricknology
 
2020-09-02 6:17:03 PM  
John McClane: You throw quite a party. I didn't realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan.

Joseph Takagi: Hey, we're flexible. Pearl Harbor didn't work out so we got you with tape decks.
 
2020-09-02 6:18:38 PM  
This is the moment anime was born.
 
2020-09-02 6:19:22 PM  
I'd like to see camera footage of the folks buying said panties.
 
2020-09-02 6:21:12 PM  
Swords into ploughshares.
 
2020-09-02 6:22:19 PM  
It was actually yesterday. 9am on 9/2 local is 9/1 here
 
2020-09-02 6:22:34 PM  
And godzilla...don't forget about godzilla.
 
2020-09-02 6:23:34 PM  
I thought because Pearl Harbor didn't work out they got us with tapedecks?
 
2020-09-02 6:33:09 PM  
Transformers too!
 
2020-09-02 6:33:29 PM  

skinink: Joseph Takagi: Hey, we're flexible. Pearl Harbor didn't work out so we got you with tape decks.


Bob The Nob: I thought because Pearl Harbor didn't work out they got us with tapedecks?


Poor Takagi. It's a good thing he didn't live to see the Lost Score.
 
2020-09-02 6:39:07 PM  
as this is the 75th anniversary of Japan's Surrender, here's a pic reminding us that Canada signed in the wrong place, forcing all subsequent signers to do likewise. pic.twitter.com/gBWO7UBr2k

- Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) September 2, 2020


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2020-09-02 6:42:06 PM  
China was there? According to my good ol' American education, China didn't exist during WWII.
 
2020-09-02 6:43:51 PM  
They have vending machines for everything in Japan. Just do a GIS for "weird japanese vending machines"
 
2020-09-02 6:44:47 PM  
I was on the Missouri a few years ago. I thought the plaque at the surrender spot was cool, but mostly couldn't believe the size of the guns
 
2020-09-02 6:48:37 PM  
According to this article, the truth behind the used panty vending machines is basically "No, but yes, except not really, but also kinda, and by the way it's not nearly as bad as what some people sell online."

Reader beware.
 
2020-09-02 6:49:24 PM  

RoboZombie: They have vending machines for everything in Japan. Just do a GIS for "weird japanese vending machines"


As someone who spent a vacation down there, the cool vending machines were exceptionally hard to find. 99% of them are regular ol' iced tea & iced coffee.
 
2020-09-02 6:51:05 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: as this is the 75th anniversary of Japan's Surrender, here's a pic reminding us that Canada signed in the wrong place, forcing all subsequent signers to do likewise. pic.twitter.com/gBWO7UBr2k
- Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) September 2, 2020

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That renders the surrender invalid, from a legal point of view
 
2020-09-02 6:53:41 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: as this is the 75th anniversary of Japan's Surrender, here's a pic reminding us that Canada signed in the wrong place, forcing all subsequent signers to do likewise. pic.twitter.com/gBWO7UBr2k
- Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) September 2, 2020

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2020-09-02 6:54:01 PM  
When one door closes............
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2020-09-02 7:02:57 PM  

Acidicnads: This is the moment anime was born.


Like the headline, this is true in a roundabout way; credit goes to Commodore Perry and Douglas MacArthur.
 
2020-09-02 7:07:14 PM  

Acidicnads: This is the moment anime was born.


If you haven't already seen it, watch "Grave of the Fireflies".
 
2020-09-02 7:11:07 PM  
According to my dad. He and Nimitz won the war on this scow. 
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2020-09-02 7:12:23 PM  

Gooch: Dusk-You-n-Me: as this is the 75th anniversary of Japan's Surrender, here's a pic reminding us that Canada signed in the wrong place, forcing all subsequent signers to do likewise. pic.twitter.com/gBWO7UBr2k
- Steve Saideman (@smsaideman) September 2, 2020

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That renders the surrender invalid, from a legal point of view


Does your job involve you counting mail-in ballots by any chance?
 
2020-09-02 7:25:51 PM  

UltimaCS: China was there? According to my good ol' American education, China didn't exist during WWII.


Look at how cool this guy is.
 
2020-09-02 7:29:49 PM  
My Dad served on submarines (5 different boats as a Squadron Engineer and made multiple patrols) in the Pacific from Feb 1942 until the war ended.
As soon as the war was over, he cashed in every favor he was owed and was one of the first flights out of Hawaii back to the states.
 
2020-09-02 7:33:10 PM  
After the war used school girl panties became a thing in Japan, scheiße pron swept over Germany, and things have been peaceful since.  Hmmmmm.  That gives me an idea to pacify Trump's base.
 
2020-09-02 7:34:43 PM  

luvluvjones: I was on the Missouri a few years ago. I thought the plaque at the surrender spot was cool, but mostly couldn't believe the size of the guns


I watched Wisconsin fire a full broadside from about 5 miles off.   Felt like the world was gonna end.
 
2020-09-02 7:57:48 PM  
Woo! America!

We were pretty badass then.

/ When Spam was cool.
// Usually served that way, too -- ugh.
 
2020-09-02 8:17:25 PM  

UltimaCS: China was there? According to my good ol' American education, China didn't exist during WWII.


Guess you never heard of the Flying Tigers.

Or Vinegar Joe Stilwell.

Or the CBI.
 
2020-09-02 8:24:00 PM  

luvluvjones: I was on the Missouri a few years ago. I thought the plaque at the surrender spot was cool, but mostly couldn't believe the size of the guns


Don't be bringing a thoughtful approach to this thread. The true "Farkers" are crapping in full regalia.
 
2020-09-02 8:51:57 PM  

OgreMagi: Acidicnads: This is the moment anime was born.

If you haven't already seen it, watch "Grave of the Fireflies".


And then never watch it again.
 
2020-09-02 9:12:16 PM  

bfh0417: luvluvjones: I was on the Missouri a few years ago. I thought the plaque at the surrender spot was cool, but mostly couldn't believe the size of the guns

Don't be bringing a thoughtful approach to this thread. The true "Farkers" are crapping in full regalia.


I assumed this was the place for rational and thoughtful discussion...or I could just freak out and start accusing everyone of being racist
 
2020-09-02 10:16:26 PM  

bfh0417: luvluvjones: I was on the Missouri a few years ago. I thought the plaque at the surrender spot was cool, but mostly couldn't believe the size of the guns

Don't be bringing a thoughtful approach to this thread. The true "Farkers" are crapping in full regalia.


But, of course, my good man. Where else but Fark are the day's events thoughtfully discussed, logically debated, and deep theological principles disseminated for all to enjoy. It's a virtual cornucopia of wisdom we have all come to expect from each valued member here.

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2020-09-02 10:21:59 PM  
And really nice camera lenses; that was probably worth a bomb.
 
2020-09-02 10:30:24 PM  

LoneVVolf: And really nice camera lenses; that was probably worth a bomb.


Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.

It was one of the reasons their Navy was much better than ours at night fighting.

Until we got radar.
 
2020-09-02 10:40:52 PM  

g.fro: LoneVVolf: And really nice camera lenses; that was probably worth a bomb.

Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.

It was one of the reasons their Navy was much better than ours at night fighting.

Until we got Radar.


DAMMIT! WRONG WAR, SUBBY! LEARN YOU SOME HISTORY.
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2020-09-02 11:06:28 PM  

bucket_pup: and deep theological principles disseminated for all to enjoy.


If: Jesus was real, was an observant Jew of his time, was married to Mary Magdalene, who had a big rack.

Would he have been 'Jesus Titty Farking Christ'?

Discuss.
 
2020-09-02 11:16:04 PM  

Katwang: According to my dad. He and Nimitz won the war on this scow. [Fark user image 425x239]


I don't mean to brag but Elon Musk and I have a combined net worth of about a hundred billion dollars.
 
2020-09-03 12:17:58 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: OgreMagi: Acidicnads: This is the moment anime was born.

If you haven't already seen it, watch "Grave of the Fireflies".

And then never watch it again.


This can not be emphasized enough.

It's one of the greatest movies you will never ever want to see again.
 
2020-09-03 12:19:41 AM  

g.fro: Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.


I did not know this.  I learned something new today.

I did know their infantry rifle sucked donkey balls.
 
2020-09-03 12:21:10 AM  

JungleBoogie: Katwang: According to my dad. He and Nimitz won the war on this scow. [Fark user image 425x239]

I don't mean to brag but Elon Musk and I have a combined net worth of about a hundred billion dollars.


Big deal.   I'm closer to being a millionaire than Elon Musk.
 
2020-09-03 12:26:12 AM  

OgreMagi: g.fro: Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.

I did not know this.  I learned something new today.

I did know their infantry rifle sucked donkey balls.


Their infantry rifles were very good and still have a great reputation with collectors today. As one guy I knew whose collection was like a mid-20th Century version of the Matrix put it, "before guns, the Japanese made samurai swords." Their steel was excellent and their ammo, when they went back to 7.7mm was on par with everyone else's cartridges.

What they weren't so hot on was marksmanship and musketry. There is some truth to the old saw that the IJA saw a rifle as something to hang a bayonet on, and their infantry tactics did not put much emphasis on rifle fire. But they made up for it with good machine gun tactics.
 
2020-09-03 12:46:40 AM  

g.fro: OgreMagi: g.fro: Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.

I did not know this.  I learned something new today.

I did know their infantry rifle sucked donkey balls.

Their infantry rifles were very good and still have a great reputation with collectors today. As one guy I knew whose collection was like a mid-20th Century version of the Matrix put it, "before guns, the Japanese made samurai swords." Their steel was excellent and their ammo, when they went back to 7.7mm was on par with everyone else's cartridges.

What they weren't so hot on was marksmanship and musketry. There is some truth to the old saw that the IJA saw a rifle as something to hang a bayonet on, and their infantry tactics did not put much emphasis on rifle fire. But they made up for it with good machine gun tactics.


The major issue with their rifle was it being bolt-action going up against Marines carrying semi-auto M1s.  Initially, they were extremely well made and damn tough, able to take any kind of beating you could throw at them.  As the war progressed, their quality went way down hill.

Supposedly, the size was a bit cumbersome for your average Japanese soldier who was shorter than your typical westerner, about a pound lighter and roughly the same length as the M1.  Just something I read, not sure how true that is.

My old roommate was a WW2 history and weapons buff and could probably go on for hours comparing the pros and cons of each and every weapons used in WW2.  I had to go look up the rifle name because I couldn't remember it.  Arisaka Type 99.
 
2020-09-03 1:10:54 AM  

OgreMagi: g.fro: OgreMagi: g.fro: Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.

I did not know this.  I learned something new today.

I did know their infantry rifle sucked donkey balls.

Their infantry rifles were very good and still have a great reputation with collectors today. As one guy I knew whose collection was like a mid-20th Century version of the Matrix put it, "before guns, the Japanese made samurai swords." Their steel was excellent and their ammo, when they went back to 7.7mm was on par with everyone else's cartridges.

What they weren't so hot on was marksmanship and musketry. There is some truth to the old saw that the IJA saw a rifle as something to hang a bayonet on, and their infantry tactics did not put much emphasis on rifle fire. But they made up for it with good machine gun tactics.

The major issue with their rifle was it being bolt-action going up against Marines carrying semi-auto M1s.  Initially, they were extremely well made and damn tough, able to take any kind of beating you could throw at them.  As the war progressed, their quality went way down hill.

Supposedly, the size was a bit cumbersome for your average Japanese soldier who was shorter than your typical westerner, about a pound lighter and roughly the same length as the M1.  Just something I read, not sure how true that is.

My old roommate was a WW2 history and weapons buff and could probably go on for hours comparing the pros and cons of each and every weapons used in WW2.  I had to go look up the rifle name because I couldn't remember it.  Arisaka Type 99.


Yes, being a bolt-action put the Japanese at a disadvantage against American marines and soldiers armed with Garands, but that was everyone.  When the war started, only the USA and USSR issued semi-automatic rifles, and Soviet losses in Barbarossa were so heavy they basically lost all their SVT-40s and had to revert to bolt-actions as they were easier, cheaper, and quicker to make.

And the quality of everything the Japanese made declined as the war progressed. The sub campaign against Japan was brutally effective and Japan is very resource-poor. They came up with some amazing work-arounds and adaptations, but the bigger problem was that Japanese industry was more inflexible than others'. And then the bombings started.

Pretty much everything the Japanese has was as good or better than everyone else's stuff at the beginning of the war. But by the end, it was all obsolete, the pre-war stuff was gone or worn out, and the later-production stuff was just not as good quality.

I'll stop rambling now.
 
2020-09-03 1:15:31 AM  

g.fro: I'll stop rambling now.


No worries.  You probably would have had a great time arguing about WW2 weapons and stuff with my old roommate.
 
2020-09-03 1:37:44 AM  

g.fro: OgreMagi: g.fro: OgreMagi: g.fro: Japan already had the best optics in the world before the war.

I did not know this.  I learned something new today.

I did know their infantry rifle sucked donkey balls.

Their infantry rifles were very good and still have a great reputation with collectors today. As one guy I knew whose collection was like a mid-20th Century version of the Matrix put it, "before guns, the Japanese made samurai swords." Their steel was excellent and their ammo, when they went back to 7.7mm was on par with everyone else's cartridges.

What they weren't so hot on was marksmanship and musketry. There is some truth to the old saw that the IJA saw a rifle as something to hang a bayonet on, and their infantry tactics did not put much emphasis on rifle fire. But they made up for it with good machine gun tactics.

The major issue with their rifle was it being bolt-action going up against Marines carrying semi-auto M1s.  Initially, they were extremely well made and damn tough, able to take any kind of beating you could throw at them.  As the war progressed, their quality went way down hill.

Supposedly, the size was a bit cumbersome for your average Japanese soldier who was shorter than your typical westerner, about a pound lighter and roughly the same length as the M1.  Just something I read, not sure how true that is.

My old roommate was a WW2 history and weapons buff and could probably go on for hours comparing the pros and cons of each and every weapons used in WW2.  I had to go look up the rifle name because I couldn't remember it.  Arisaka Type 99.

Yes, being a bolt-action put the Japanese at a disadvantage against American marines and soldiers armed with Garands, but that was everyone.  When the war started, only the USA and USSR issued semi-automatic rifles, and Soviet losses in Barbarossa were so heavy they basically lost all their SVT-40s and had to revert to bolt-actions as they were easier, cheaper, and quicker to make.

And the quality of eve ...


While the "I fear I have awakened a sleeping giant" quote isn't real, Yamamoto absolutely knew the limits of Japanese industry. He campaigned against it and cautioned that he could basically run rampant for six months and try to make peace before Japan was screwed by America's geometric increase in manufacturing. What happened six months after Pearl Harbor?

Midway. And the Japanese Navy was never the same again.
 
2020-09-03 1:41:18 AM  

ArkAngel: While the "I fear I have awakened a sleeping giant" quote isn't real, Yamamoto absolutely knew the limits of Japanese industry. He campaigned against it and cautioned that he could basically run rampant for six months and try to make peace before Japan was screwed by America's geometric increase in manufacturing. What happened six months after Pearl Harbor?

Midway. And the Japanese Navy was never the same again.


Yamamoto may have been the enemy, but he was brilliant.  If we hadn't of shot his plane down, they still would have lost the war, but we'd have had a much tougher time getting it done.
 
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