IN THE MEME TIME!: Buffoon Edition

Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 4 weeks ago to Humor
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Lots goin on this week from Justin T's cast of characters he pretends to be, to Beto's Buffoonery, joey and corn pop. Dems Debates, liberal lunacy and who could forget climate change.

Have a laugh on me,
Carl


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  • Posted by  $  blarman 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Awesome, Carl! Thanks! Favorite was the door-to-door one. Close second was RBG/Captain Pike.

    And who makes memes out of Jonny Quest? That was a classic from my childhood!
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  • Posted by Lucky 4 weeks ago
    Come and take them.

    At Thermopylae, 300 Spartans under Leonidas and allies held the pass for three days against a massive Persian army.
    When the Persian king Xerxes asked the Spartans to drop their weapons, the reply from Leonidas was
    μολων λαβε
    'molōn labe'
    'come and get them'.

    A traitor led a Persian force via the Anopaia path over the mountains, to the rear of the Spartans.
    The three days was sufficient for the Greek city states to unite.
    Persia was defeated at Plataea and at sea at Salamis.
    The course of history was changed.
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    • Posted by starbird56 3 weeks, 5 days ago
      I've always loved this exchange (copied from Wikipedia, so I'm not sure how accurate it is):

      A laconic phrase may be used for efficiency (as in military jargon), for emphasis, for philosophical reasons (especially among thinkers who believe in minimalism, such as Stoics), or to deflate a pompous interlocutor.
      A prominent example involves Philip II of Macedon. After invading southern Greece and receiving the submission of other key city-states, he turned his attention to Sparta and asked menacingly whether he should come as friend or foe. The reply was "Neither."

      Losing patience, he sent the message:

      You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city.

      The Spartan ephors again replied with a single word:
      If.
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    • Posted by  $  4 weeks ago
      I remember the story. I listened to an Ancient Greece/Sparta at the Hillsdale College site.
      The Spartan Soldiers were pedophiles.
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 4 weeks ago
        Saw the 300 flick about these silly comic book Spartans fighting half naked instead instead of the armor they actually wore. Here is the novel that movie really should have been based on~~
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gates_o...
        Oh, when the 300 version of Kimg Leonidas mentioned "those Athenians and their boy lovers" me dino was thinking about the pot calling the kettle black.
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        • Posted by Lucky 3 weeks, 6 days ago
          One thought leads to another.

          The pass, a narrow slip of land between mountain and sea, suitable for defending by a few hundred trained motivated and heavily armored force.
          But pictures of it today show it wider than than you may imagine.
          The sea level has dropped. (!)

          And, the origin of another well used expression
          (I cannot track this story, someone may assist?)
          when Leonidas was captured his body was decapitated and mutilated on the orders of the Persian general. When the Greeks got their act together that general was captured. There was a clamor for like-for-like retribution.
          The Greek general said, "No, we are not barbarians".
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        • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 6 days ago
          Also in the movie was the most idiotic possible depiction of Xerxes I. Not even close to any carvings of his supposed likeness. Totally creepy looking shaved pin cushion when the carvings of him show full head of hair and beard and nothing sticking out of his face. Oh, and he was always shown in full kingly dress, not that weird costume the movie people put him in.

          You are right about the armor the Greeks wore. In Homer they were always described as the "well grieved Achaeans". Grieves refers to armor and it was that armor that made the phalanx so formidable in its day.
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          • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 6 days ago
            300's cringe worthy sequel. Rise Of An Empire showed how the Xerxes I've seen depicted in art and The 300 Spartans (a 1962 flick I saw at a theater when I was 15) looked like before he was transformed into that stupid-looking god.
            Unlike 300, The 300 Spartans totally omitted the 500 warriors that came from another city state to help out. What was left of the 500 was gracefully allowed to get lost before what was left of the 300 made their last stand beneath a storm of arrows.
            A brief peek of what Xerxes likely looked like is included in The 300 Spartans trailer~~
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncviq...
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            • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 5 days ago
              I never bothered with "Rise Of An Empire" because I was disappointed with "300".

              I have the 1962 "The 300 Spartans" in my movie library. I first saw it back near when it first came out (I was 10 in '62). It's still a good movie to watch today in spite of it being "dated" as action movies go. Movies like that sparked my lifelong interest in history. Not that I'm a "dyed-in-the-wool" history buff, but I figure I have a greater interest than the average bear.

              Edit add: I've been collecting some of those old movies for my library because so many of them are better than the crap being produced today (especially remakes with added PC propaganda). I recently acquired "The Vikings" with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis. Good flick! Watched "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" (again) the other night.
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              • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                I enjoyed all those moves and have a collection of all 3 Spaghetti Dollar Westerns.
                Rented Rise from Netflix out of sheer curiosity. 300 was bloody but Rise way overdid it. Early on a man got socked in the face and blood splashed all over the place. Me dino was saying, "Aw, c'mon!" at the sight.
                At the end a vengeful queen for a Spartan widow was hopping from Persian ship to Persian ship swinging a sword as expertly as any Spartan warrior.
                "Aw, c'mon! AW, C'MON!"
                Gave it one star for hating it.
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                • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                  HAD to +1 for the:

                  "Aw, c'mon! AW, C'MON!"

                  If I had a buck for all the times I've said that regarding the same type of stuff in many other today movies, I'd have a sizeable sum to spend here in my retirement, LOL!
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                  • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                    Two fairly recent "Aw, c'mon!" flicks just popped into me dino head. I enjoyed John Wick but the sequel sucked for all the fancy shooting and the monstrous kill count. So I was very surprised to learn there's yet another John Wick sequel that I suspect is even more cringe-worthy.
                    Love the original The Magnificent Seven and enjoyed the Chris rides again sequels to a lesser degree. But that recent remake sucks for all the unbelievable fancy trick shots. Saw the whole thing but now realize I can hardly remember any of that tripe. Guess me fragile dino mind just plain doesn't want to.
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                    • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                      Definitely agree about the original "The Magnificent Seven", but haven't seen the remake yet. Yes, I liked "John Wick" as an action movie, but haven't seen the sequels yet. I think Keanu Reeves is a decent actor, but he really blew it in the "Day The Earth Stood Still" remake, which had me eye-rolling and aw c'mon! The B&W original was a much better story - even watching it now you get that "uh-oh we're screwed" feeling when Gort's visor starts to open. In the remake, when Gort turns into a swarm of bugs all I could think of was the bug scene in one of the "Mummy" remakes and big "AW C'MON!".

                      You got me thinking, Dino! Maybe tonight I'll watch "A Fistful of Dollars". Or maybe "A Few Dollars More"...
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                      • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                        IMO, "For A Few Dollars More" for an original story beats "Fistful" and "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly," though I enjoyed all three and saw the last one first.
                        "Fistful" got sued by copying "Yojimbo" by famous Jap director Kowa-something for giving him no credit. Kowa-something also made Seven Samurai (got credit for The Magnificent Seven's story) and Throne Of Blood (guess Kowa-etc. gave Shakespeare credit for Macbeth).
                        Sergio Leone got off easy for only giving up money his Fistful made in Japan.
                        TGTB&TU had to be a prequel if about the touted Man With No Name whose name was 1. Joe 2. Manco and 3. Blondie consecutively. Blondie and Tuco blew up a bridge with dynamite before it was invented after the Civil War. They were loading cap and ball black powder with full metal jacket rounds. The remade "conversion" revolvers came mostly after the Civil War. Believe it was Smith & Wesson who made full metal jacket dinky .32-cal. pocket pistols during Civil War but maybe only spies used 'em I dunno.
                        Correction, that was Kuro-something, not Kowa.
                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throne_...
                        Looked this up afterwards. Saw several classic Kuwo flicks.
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                        • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                          Hah yeah, I noticed the same thing regarding the pistols. I have some CW era pistols - all black powder and ball. Although the Gatling gun was invented in 1862, it would have been rather unusual to find one that far out West during the CW. For that matter they were rare in any theater of the CW. The dynamite gaffe slipped my observation! Good catch.
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                          • Posted by  $  allosaur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                            Another thing that bothered me about TG,TB&TU was that vast dessert Tuco march Blondie through. Don't recall any CW battles anywhere near a desert. Oh, and Blondie's hair wasn't blond. Clint got to keep his natural brown hair for that flick.
                            Bought a CW Army and Navy Colt $100 each almost three decades ago. Me dino actually had black powder mailed to me! Delivered by the US Mail! Those cheap Spanish made guns fired for a little while before the hammers locked shut on both of them. Kept one for show. Gave the other to my son.
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                            • Posted by mccannon01 3 weeks, 4 days ago
                              "Don't recall any CW battles anywhere near a desert." Not like the scene in the movie, which had a slim resemblance to Antietam bridge - a long way from the West! However, there were CW battles out west near deserts. CSA General Sibley (mentioned in the movie) battled in Albuquerque and a few other places out there - Sibley's plan was to open up a supply corridor between California and the CSA. I traveled by train between Flagstaff, Az. and Albuquerque and elsewhere in the region (El Paso, Maricopa (Phoenix), etc.) and there is lots of desert out there between cities and towns where CW battles and skirmishes took place. The movie is pure fiction probably based on a composite of real engagements. Sibley wasn't a very great general, but he did invent the 12-man canvas easy-to-fold-up "tee-pee" style tent known as the Sibley tent with a stove in the center, which was copied by armies all over the world post CW. I've slept in one - not bad.

                              Edit add: I have CW re-enactment friends in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and California that do western battles all the time. I was amazed at how many there were. They gave me an education.

                              Yeah, the black powder pistols. I fired mine once, cleaned them and put them away.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 4 weeks ago
    I just called Nadler a Buffoon. Now I see your title my WB. Too funny. “She previously made Nadler look like a Baffoon during a hate speech hearing.”
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    • Posted by  $  gharkness 3 weeks, 5 days ago
      My only comment about that is that (yes, I appreciated the Candace Owen clip and agree) it takes Zero talent to make Nadler look like a Buffoon. He does such a masterful job of it himself!
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 4 weeks ago
    My favorite fav is the last one. Me dino also top of that happy heap liked the Elmer Fudd Nadler, the AR-15 salesman, the Dems suing Iran over a slogan and, boy, yeah, when all clogged up by a cold I really liked to Vaporurb vape when I was a kid.
    Oh, instead of a kid, I would have had Biden sniff the ear of an unvaccinated homeless person passed out on a sidewalk.
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