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April 08, 2020

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Jacob

without having to use your logical mind?

From the pages of Everyday Feminism,

The jokes write themselves.

Frank
Learn How To Listen To Your Gut and Sharpen Your Psychic Awareness to Interpret Energy
Reading the flatulence instead of the usual entrails then?
Nikw211
    “I wish that I had done things differently, I wish I had said right off the bat, just so it was totally clear, ‘Katie, Matt, we’re in a foot of water here, but out further it’s waist-deep and the current is strong.'”

This is very old, but it seems to have only got better with age.

David

The jokes write themselves.

If you click the ‘feminist witchcraft’ tag, you’ll see there’s quite a lot of this. The overlap of wokeness and woo is quite pronounced and a staple of Everyday Feminism content. That the two go together so readily, and so often, probably tells us something.

See also this.

David

This is very old, but it seems to have only got better with age.

Heh. I hadn’t seen that. “Are these holy men?”

David

For those unfamiliar with Everyday Feminism.

This lady here was the managing editor.

Her romances are complicated.

Here she is bravely coping with the trauma inflicted by People Who Disagree With Her.

Ms Fabello blamed the commercial failure of Everyday Feminism, not on its content, or the remarkable number of contributors boasting of quite serious mental health issues, but on the existence of Donald Trump.

Trevor

This is very old, but it seems to have only got better with age.

There was also this slightly more recent example. Clearly, media people experience the physical world differently to mere mortals.

David

Clearly, media people experience the physical world differently to mere mortals.

The term that comes to mind is amateur dramatics.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Learn How To Listen To Your Gut...

The Word Of The Day is Borborygmus, the sound made by gas and/or liquids moving through the intestinal tract, particularly those heard without a stethoscope, usually benign, sometimes indicative of other issues if other symptoms are present.

...over 20 years of experience...as a means of alternative therapy...and to facilitate healing through a deeper connection with Spirit.

Funny thing that, I have the same thing, but mine are generally from Scotland or the Rodina.

sH2

Which three?

David

Which three?

Um, Dr No, Skyfall and the first half or so of Casino Royale.

No Moonraker?

What?

pst314

See also this.

I wonder if anyone has ever pointed out to Dr. Cohen that she is channeling Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy, but with enhanced stupidity.

MC

Tattiana Tarot is a rich seam of amusement. Outside of Everyday Mentalism, she offers services such as:

The Illuminating Self-Love Spread

Use this Spread to gain insight on how to love self, how this manifests in relationships, how to embrace self & how to heal any blockages.

That only costs $2.22, which I presume in theory covers the cost of dealing a hand of tarot cards and sketching out what they mean for the mark, I mean customer.

Also - Dr No, Live & Let Die, Goldeneye

David

The Word Of The Day is Borborygmus, the sound made by gas and/or liquids moving through the intestinal tract, particularly those heard without a stethoscope,

If that’s not a handy factoid, I don’t know what is.

[ Slides sausage roll along bar. ]

[ Then slides plate. ]

Anon a mouse

Slides sausage roll along bar.

*sigh*

Now who's gonna clean that?

David

Now who’s gonna clean that?

[ Looks at unloved sausage roll. ]

[ Looks at bar. ]

It sort of evens out, I think.

Captain Nemo

Which three?

Dr. No, OHMSS, and The Living Daylights.

Anon a mouse

It sort of evens out, I think.

Ah. "Food" as Bondo/filler then?

Oswald Thake

I ordered that sausage roll, mate! With a plate...there's posh for you.

David

I ordered that sausage roll, mate!

Someone pass it along.

Steve E

Can the juju of the tarot penetrate tinfoil? Asking for a friend.

dw

If that’s not a handy factoid, band name I don’t know what is.

FTFY.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

If that’s not a handy factoid, band name...

I saw Borborygmus open for Unloved Sausage Roll at the Fillmore East back in '73.

BTW, for whoever decides finally to eat the thing, there is no truth that either chloroquine or hump fat will ease the symptoms associated with the borborygmi.

Squires

Can you access a broader intelligence and gain quick information without having to use your logical mind?

Well, yes, if by “logical mind” you mean conscious reasoning. Everyone can. That’s what intuition is for, and why it is well known as a survival mechanism, a shortcut from sensory input and memory straight to conclusion or reaction.

As for tarot, it works, if done right, as a tool to help people recognize what they already know and/or make decisions they may have been avoiding. My buddy who knows how to do it would laugh at any suggestion that “psychic” this or “energies” that is involved.

Or as someone else I was once acquainted with might have put it, tarot is just another tool for “rendering clear what was conspicuously obvious”.

That’s not dramatic enough a match for the supernaturalism of woke feminism, of course.

charlie

I ordered that sausage roll, mate!

That's a sausage roll!? I assumed it was someone's small furry pet that had somehow got loose on the bar...

Sam Duncan

“Sharpen your sense of self-awareness.”

It's a massive untapped market, to be fair.

“usually benign, sometimes indicative of other issues if other symptoms are present.”

Oh, don't say that when there are hypochondriacs around. I'm already spending most of my time in the fetal position whimpering in fear of the Chinese zombie plague as it is.

“Which three?”

OHMSS, Live and Let Die (probably my favourite; Moore when he was still young enough to get away with it and before it descended into self-parody), and Goldeneye. Screw Connery. Although I do have quite a soft spot for the relatively low-key atmosphere in Dr No., when it was just another spy film, rather than A Bond Movie. The original recording of the Bond Theme, when it still owed a little to The Third Man and the like, is still the best. And as someone says in the thread, The Living Daylights is underrated.

PaulF

I have an album called "Live In Allentown" by the surely-closely-related Borbetomagus, on the Agaric label, released in 1985. Extremely extreme jazz/metal, two screaming saxophones, one grinding guitar, one bass. I like extreme jazz and extreme metal, but blimey, this is a bit extremely extreme even for me...

David

and Goldeneye.

I think that was the first Bond film I enjoyed as an adult. I’d lost interest in the Moore films and found the Dalton ones a bit dull, a bit cheap-looking. Goldeneye looked like expensive fun, which it was.

Kwai Chang Mandelblit

Unlock Your Inner Magic: How to Use Tarot for Clarity

Does this also entail digging a hole in your backyard and burying 2 left socks from a red-haired child born in March while barking at the first full-moon of the summer solstice?

If not, it's totally bogus man.

Steve E

As for tarot, it works, if done right, as a tool to help people recognize what they already know...

I suppose you could rationalize the same thing about "The Magic 8-Ball" or the reading of chicken bones.

David

My buddy who knows how to do it would laugh at any suggestion that “psychic” this or “energies” that is involved.

Well, yes. It’s one thing to say that it can be interesting to notice what your subconscious seems to be doing – say, while improvising on an instrument, playing a game, etc. Often things in which decisions have to be made too quickly for conscious pondering, and which can actually be buggered up by conscious interference. But when people start invoking “energetic healing” and ectoplasmic woo, a wide berth and soft fruit seem in order.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Which three?

The Connery one where he cuts the straps of the redhead's dress and unzips here. Made a huge impact on me when my parents took me to see it at the drive-in.

Otherwise, "Spy" and "The Brothers Grimsby."

What?

Anon a mouse

Otherwise, "Spy" and "The Brothers Grimsby."

Rather The Brothers Johnson.

Strawberry Letter 23 or some such...

Captain Nemo

The Connery one where he cuts the straps of the redhead's dress and unzips her

You Only Live Twice. The redheaded actress was Karin Dor.

David

And Diamonds Are Forever warrants a mention, if only for this.

Oh come on.

Jeff Guinn

Why is it that progressive writing is so shot through with passive voice?

Squires

ectoplasmic woo

Debut album name.

a wide berth and soft fruit

Band name.

I’m picturing genre brethren, but political opposites of, Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Hal

Which three?

Of that list, Live And Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, and The Living Daylights.

Paul Carlton

Can I just point out that there is indeed a Grindcore/GoreGrind band called Borborygmus, whose "Severe Pathological Violence" is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqy4RasJMRs

I heartily recommend "Emesis of the Gastrointestinal Tract" for those with a hatred of music and, indeed, of the whole human race.

I find that it's best appreciated with the sound off.

Hal

As for tarot, it works, if done right, as a tool to help people recognize what they already know and/or make decisions they may have been avoiding.

A number of years and jobs back, I hung out with a coworker for a short bit. She did tarot Stuff, and once she found out that I'd been given a couple of decks and had poked at them slightly, she quite insistently demanded that I do a reading for her. I flipped assorted cards about, looked up terms, noted what imagery and such came to mind. My assessment was that I had a very clear image of her going through some passageway made of pillars. The pillars were spaced so that anyone could get through the passageway solo or in groups, however, when passing between any two of the pillars, one person only ever. There certainly could be any amount of hand holding with others, or not, before and after going between any pair of pillars, but . . . . I finished up with noting that I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what any of that was supposed to mean or relate to, but the imagery and associated meaning was very definite and was what came of the tarot reading.

About two, three, years later, the coworker announced to the company that he was finishing his first year of the process of changing from female to male.

My buddy who knows how to do it would laugh at any suggestion that “psychic” this or “energies” that is involved.

For any instance of someone proclaiming that one is to be greatly impressed because of the someone and assorted “psychic” and “enlightened” whatnot, the someone is going to bugger off.

In turn, I look forward to further research getting done on Systemic Constellations and whatever actually occurs there. I think a rather promising direction for studies would be to take a number of experienced Constellation practitioners, run then through a number of Constellations while hooked up to portable MRI machines, and see what data comes from that . . . . .

Daniel Ream

tarot is just another tool for “rendering clear what was conspicuously obvious”.

I use them (along with kipperkarten) for tabletop roleplaying games. Quite a bit of fun, and there are so many decks out there you're sure to find one that has art that matches whatever fantasy world you're mucking about in. They do take up a lot more space than the funny dice, though.

Hal

Often things in which decisions have to be made too quickly for conscious pondering, and which can actually be buggered up by conscious interference. But when people start invoking “energetic healing” and ectoplasmic woo, a wide berth and soft fruit seem in order.

Use of a tarot deck can state that Death---an occurrence of change---is opposed by the Three Of Swords---don't remember offhand---but is affected by the Wheel Of Fortune---aka, things change--- . . . . which is totally useless in assessing who to hire or what stock to buy or sell without a good deal of further extrapolation . . . and mebbe the person having to make that decision will figure out the extrapolations, but the cards certainly ain't gonna do that, they're just going to sit there on the table . . .

Hal

And Diamonds Are Forever warrants a mention, . . .

A man looks a hand of cards. Hit me. Bond knocks him across the table.

Willard Whyte comes in to view, someone starts firing, and Bond and others quickly shoot the someone down. That was Saxby, announces Bond, telling of one of Whyte's staffers. Saxby??!! Bert Saxby?!?!!! Tell 'im 'e's fired!

Bond looks at a Whyte ownership trophy map, notes that Blofeld could be anywhere on the map, from here to there, that way to somewhere, whatnot to Baja. Baja?!?!? Ah don't own anything in Baja!!!

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Hi David,

How do you introduce Mr. Half? Is he “my husband,” “my spouse,” “that guy who wandered in twelve years ago and I let him stay because he’s a great handyman,” or something else? What about the people you know? Do they introduce “my husband,” “my wife,” or “my spouse “? You see and hear a lot of “my spouse “ these days, even when you’re standing two feet from the person and can easily see whether he or she is “my husband “ or “my wife.” I was wondering if the whole English-speaking world was spouse-ing, or if it’s just an affectation among certain classes of Americans.

Hal

a wide berth and soft fruit

Band name

Band names. The two bands alternate as opening acts for each other at hipster focused festivals.

hipster focused festivals

And that's the megaband the two bands tried to create one time, with ectoplasmic woo being the album that resulted.

Hal

tarot is just another tool for “rendering clear what was conspicuously obvious”.

I use them (along with kipperkarten) for tabletop roleplaying games.

I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.

TimT

You see and hear a lot of “my spouse “ these days, even when you’re standing two feet from the person and can easily see whether he or she is “my husband “ or “my wife.”

Sometimes I even call my wife ‘Wife’ when I’m speaking to her, if I’m in a bumptious mood. Then there are the pet names. Sometimes it feels a bit weird calling her as ‘my wife’ when talking to other people, as that seems a bit possessive, like I’m talking about a car or a house. I suppose it depends on the company. ‘Spouse’ is a bit weird, and I haven’t heard it in Australia at all.

Adam

This is an unbelievable but true story. About a hundred years ago, my sister asked the Ouija board for the name of her future husband. It spelled out George.

She married an Eldon, a John, and another John. (Sequentially. This was a few decades ago.)

My other sister dated a guy named George...and later married a Jan.

Weird stuff.

Adam

I knew a guy in college who possessed a definite, but very limited psychic skill. He could look at you for a moment and then tell your mother’s first name.

He parlayed that into a job where he traveled around the country picking up dropped off rental cars and driving them back to their home stations.

Yet you scoff at the practical value of psychic abilities

pst314

As for tarot, it works, if done right, as a tool to help people recognize what they already know

I used to know lots of people who swore by the mystical powers of Tarot, astrology, aura reading, and so on. When I would point out that controlled experiments showed them to have zero predictive ability they would often retreat to the idea you cite. It's a pity that at the time I had not heard of the Mott and Bailey fallacy.

Steve E

Weird stuff.

LOL!

Reminds me of a tv series from the 70s or 80s, tales of the unexplained, or something like that.

In Brookline Massachusetts, Linda was experiencing extreme hunger pangs.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country in Pleasanton California, her twin sister Lydia made and ate a ham sandwich.

Coincidence?

pst314

Coincidence?

"In Search of Francis the Talking Mule" narrated by Leonard Nimoy

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

On this week’s theme:

https://longreads.com/2020/04/08/how-to-tell-your-husband-youre-a-witch/

I didn’t read it, too long, but given that it appeared on Longreads it probably has fisking potential.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Ok, in Australia people have “husbands “ and “wives.” Thanks, TimT, and my best to Wife. What about the rest of the English-speaking world? Wife, husband, spouse?

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

I used to know the phone was going to ring about 10 minutes beforehand, though I didn’t know who it would be. I’d get That Feeling, and it would get stronger and stronger, like an unscratched itch, until BRRRIIING!” The ability went away after I went through menopause.

One reads all those stories about Ouija boards. My mom got one of us, I forget which, a Ouija board one Xmas. We all 4 tried it, first all together and then in various threesomes and twosomes. No matter, that thing laid there like the frog 🐸 in the Chuck Jones cartoon. Anyone have any good Ouija stories? I sure don’t!

Richard Cranium

About two, three, years later, the coworker announced to the company that he was finishing his first year of the process of changing from female to male.

Wow, I didn't realize that we have had the technology to change XX chromosomes to XY for a while.

WTP

Sometimes I even call my wife ‘Wife’ when I’m speaking to her

After my parents retired (to The Villages…it's a law in Florida), my dad used to introduce my mom as his "first wife".

Also, wth is wrong with Goldfinger? Too pedestrian for youse elitists?

WTP

It's a pity that at the time I had not heard of the Mott and Bailey fallacy.

I'm no believer in psychic whatever, but many, many a time have I been stuck on an engineering or other problem and just by discussing it with my wife or a coworker who has had very little time to have even a chance at understanding wth I'm talking about, did the heavens par, the light shine through and I was able to move on. Sometimes just saying things out loud can help. Neither am I sufficiently religious but I do think if I could truly, honestly convince myself that there's a God paying attention to my mortal ramblings, I would be a good bit better off.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

After my parents retired (to The Villages...

Did they get numbers ?

Hal

. . . many a time have I been stuck on an engineering or other problem and just by discussing it with my wife or a coworker who has had very little time to have even a chance at understanding wth I'm talking about, did the heavens par, the light shine through and I was able to move on.

Rubber duck debugging.

Hal

After my parents retired (to The Villages...

Did they get numbers ?

Wales does have its attractions . . . Be seeing you!

Rich Rostrom

The Word Of The Day is Borborygmus....

In Avram Davidson's fantasy novel Peregrine: Secundus, there is a character, a Roman senator "who had three times been in command of legions, once against the Burgundians, and twice against the Borborygmians."

There are moments lately when it seems that such a man may be needed.

David

which is totally useless in assessing who to hire or what stock to buy or sell

“Which surgical procedure should we use, doctor?” “Hang on, I’ll get the tarot cards…”

Again, it can be interesting to register what, and how much, the generally non-verbal parts of your mind are up to in the background, as it were. Though opportunities to do this tend to be brief, in that the attempt to observe can often inhibit whatever’s going on.

How do you introduce Mr. Half?

We’re not really social butterflies, so it doesn’t generally crop up. I suppose it would be more of an issue for someone else introducing us, which, again, doesn’t often happen. Other half sounds fine.

JML

Many moons ago I agreed to pay a girl who pretended to be a "professional astrologer" $50, I think, to do my horoscope. I didn't believe in such nonsense, but I felt sorry for her, as she didn't have a pot to piss in. Plus she was cute.

I hadn't thought it through. In particular, it meant contacting my no-nonsense mother to find out what time of day I was born, and of course she wanted to know why.

The "reading" took about two hours. I have NEVER EVER been so bored in my life. I wanted to die. Big mistake. Never again.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Sounds like you would in no case be pretentious enough to call him your “spouse.”

I get funny looks, more than usual, when I say something like “Come on, Little Guy!” He actually WAS a little guy when I started calling him that 40 years ago. I can’t help it he ended up 6’4”.

David

Sounds like you would in no case be pretentious enough to call him your “spouse.”

Heh. Not even at gunpoint.

jones

As women, we’re often taught at an early age to ignore our intuition and to trust the wisdom of others.

"Others" being?

jones

JML

Ref the "cute" reader.

The "reading" took about two hours. I have NEVER EVER been so bored in my life. I wanted to die. Big mistake. Never again.

What if it was cute AND topless? Would that adjust the equation?

Only asking.

David

Also, wth is wrong with Goldfinger?

Ah. How did I forget that?

JML

What if it was cute AND topless? Would that adjust the equation?

Not even cute and naked. No way.

PiperPaul

How about this for a summary of so many leftist neuroses:

"I insist you buy-in to my particular hysteria and also pay for it. Or else."

Trevor

Other half sounds fine.

That's what we use. In more formal contexts it's 'partner' which I normally avoid like the Chinkenpox, and in certain circumstances it can be 'my current partner'.

Hal

The "reading" took about two hours. I have NEVER EVER been so bored in my life.

From what I have observed, the particularly formal practice of astrology is quite comparable to that of fantasy sports leagues.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Other half sounds fine.

Have you tried "lesser vessel" ? It is very Biblical, after all.

...the Chinkenpox...

Golf clap and finger snaps...

Fred the Fourth

engineering problem...

Wtp, the phenomenon you mention is so real, that I used to have to grit my teeth and force myself to have those conversations, secure in the knowledge that my mistake was about to be made visible to all. With neon lights and dancing girls. Never failed.

Fred the Fourth

Bond flicks, like most movies, have limited rewatch value. What I find myself doing is rewatching specific scenes, looking for their techniques, or simply for pure pleasure.
E.g. the dam jumping scene that opens Goldeneye.
The opening credits scene of Top Gun.
The earth to moon travel sequence from 2001.
The "two kids growing up at school" scene from Wolf Children.
The launch sequence from Apollo 13.
The bus stop in the rain scene from Totoro.

Governor Squid

Nonsense! In fact, all this talk has me thinking about breaking out the boxed set and whiling away some quality hours over the holiday weekend...

WTP

Yes. Per someone's suggestion here and discussion with the wife regarding the Gallipoli campaign, We/I re/watched the Peter Weir/Mel Gibson Gallipoli. Didn't hold up well to my memory of first seeing it nearly 40 years ago. Though I now view movies with a bit more skepticism (funny how five guys keep bumping into each other, etc.). While I also have a greater understanding of how real warfare goes down (hadn't had those long conversations with my old man about such as yet at the time), I'm not familiar with much WWI infantry tactics or anything much about bayonet charges. I believe my dad had seen such from the Japanese in desperation but AIUI his units pretty much just mowed them down and I don't think ever got quite that close. Can anyone help me out on why the Aussies emptied their rifles? I see info that says it's a misconception regarding what such a thing meant with a bolt action rifle but other info that oddly states it was some stupid form of incentive. I'm guessing the former and also guessing that if even the latter, most men would still have a round chambered because, well, f*ck those guys.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Bond flicks, like most movies, have limited rewatch value.

Which is what amazes me about the movies that I can watch and rewatch. Raiders of the Lost Ark holds up. So does Casablanca.

My advocacy above for Spy, while tongue-in-cheek, was also serious. The wife and I have seen it three times, and we'll watch it again. Comedy is especially hard to succeed at, as seen by Paul Feig's other movies such as "Ghostbusters" (meh), "A Simple Favor" (shurg), and "Last Christmas" (cringe).

In the last few years of regular Fri-Sat DVD watching, we've shifted to following directors: Wes Anderson, Edgar Wright, and Guy Ritchie. I'd add Terry Gilliam, except as a Python fan I've been watching his work all along. Oh, and del Toro. All directors with a strong hand and interesting visual grasp of their work.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

(Further thoughts bubble up)

I suppose what makes a film rewatchable is a combination of interesting acting, terse scripting, and interesting visuals. A constant supply of chewables for the brain. Movies which are deficient of them (indeed, all of them) get one watch and the DVD sent to the library.

These three factors can also be flipped. Movies with terrible mise en scene, acting, and dialog bring their own pleasures as well. "Plan Nine" being the Ur example of this, but thanks to MST3K I've been exposed to "Pod People," "Ator: Hunter from the Future" (which, much to my chagrin, I realized that I watched this in the theater as a youngin'), and "Operation Kid Brother," starring Sean Connery's kid brother, Neil, and featuring Moneypenny, "M", "Dr. No" and other 007 actors, so now we're back on-thread.

Richard Cranium

Can anyone help me out on why the Aussies emptied their rifles?

So the assault force wouldn't stop in the middle of no-man's land to take a shot at someone. Colonel Upton's assault against Doles's Salient at Spotsylvania Court House did something similar, where the lead rows of the assault force had loaded but uncapped muskets. (The musket was loaded but did not have the percussion cap in place; you can't actually fire the weapon until you put a cap on the nipple. You can do that when you're in the trench you're assaulting to help repel a counter attack, but there's no way you can do it on the run.)

David

Right, tomorrow’s ephemera has been compiled. It should materialise just after midnight.

Fred the Fourth

Yup, Feet, movies with serious rewatch value.
Certainly agree about Casablanca, and I'd add Bogart's The Big Sleep. (The Mitchum version I've only seen once, so no opinion.)
A few others at random:
My Neighbor Totoro
The Fifth Element
Paprika
Saving Private Ryan
Wolf Children
Spirited Away
Seven Samurai
Saving Face
Bound (Joe Pantoliano OMG)

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Fred, second "The Fifth Element." It reminds me that we added Luc Besson to the "watch every movie by" director list.

"Saving Private Ryan" I saw in the theatre, but I don't know if I can watch it again. The German stabbing the private scene is etched in my memory.

Squires

Movies with terrible mise en scene, acting, and dialog bring their own pleasures as well.

You sound like a man for Glenn Danzig’s Verotika. As a dear friend said, “The only thing it’s missing is a star wipe at the end of every scene.”

Seven Samurai

I’ll see you and raise you Thirteen Assassins.

Richard Cranium

Hana was worth a re-watch or two. (I only watched the subtitled version, not the dub.)

PaulF

Squires - you can't raise ANYTHING against The Seven Samurai - that's a royal flush in spades (to mix card-game metaphors)

And if we're listing infinitely watchable films, here's a few, all from the mid-40s or before (and mostly B&W):

A Matter of Life And Death (1946, Pressburger & Powell)
I Know Where I'm Going (1945, ditto)
The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937, Ronald Colman version)
The Sea Hawk (1940 - no, of course Flynn can't act)
The Four Feathers (1939, Alexander Korda)
42nd Street (1933, or anything with Busby Berkeley choreography - Wini Shaw singing "The Lullaby Of Broadway", anyone? Anyone?)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

So the assault force wouldn't stop in the middle of no-man's land to take a shot at someone.

That, and and given they were mostly using No 1 Mk III or Mk III* Short Magazine Lee Enfields, so as not inadvertently to shoot someone on the same team in the back. The SMLE goes to full cock on loading a round into the chamber, but the safety is a thumb operated lever on the left of the receiver, and fairly easy to nudge into the fire position even if assembled correctly. Floppy safeties from their not being reassembled properly after cleaning are a known issue (he said having learned the hard way) and would have made this worse.

WTP

So wait a minute here. Are you trying to tell me that this whole operation, from conceptualization, to weapons design and manufacture, to leadership, to unit preparation, to execution was a total and complete military f*k up and the French had NOTHING to do with it? What the hell kind of a guy do you take me for?

Adam

2 comments:

1 That $50 could have been spent on something less boring, and time consuming.

2 No one has ever changed female to male, or vice versa. The appearance of it is accomplished through smoke and mirrors. Lots of smoke.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...and the French had NOTHING to do with it?

Répète tout après bonjour...

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