Re: History Is Important

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I like the one where she's pulverizing the cattle fodder.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:03 AM
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Glad the set had one picture of her actually doing what she does. What's with the black-and-white, like it was 1936?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:07 AM
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Pictures of Gunhild! Made my life so wonderful! Pictures of Gunhild: solved my childhood prob-lem.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:19 AM
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But think how old she is, Ogged.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:45 AM
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If pleasuring myself to the thought and image of the lovely Ms. Larking is wrong, I don't want to be right.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:54 AM
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I wonder how often she self-googles.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:55 AM
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re: 2

Last time I checked, black and white photography was still the norm in the mid 50s.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:56 AM
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According to the OED, the name "Gunhilda" was the origin of the word "gun". The Norse gave female names to their artillery (a mangonel type thing), as well they should.

"Pistol" and "howitzer" came to English through Czech, via Jan Hus and Jan Zizka.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 11:59 AM
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Ah! Didn't realize it was that long ago. I guess I should have known from the technique, though: I thought it odd but disregarded it, assuming it must be a recent figure. Do women do the flop, now?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:00 PM
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I'd assume everyone does, wouldn't you think?

It's funny, I'd never heard of her, but there's a 1996 Olympics poster a couple lines down on the search, and I saw that but not the dates on the pictures. I vaguely assumed that the b/w was artsiness, and had some unformed speculation about how retro Swedish hairstyles looked in the 90s.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:02 PM
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@10:Exactly my thought process.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:05 PM
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Yeah, not doing the flop would be .. strange.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:15 PM
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I did see the 1956 date, but as it was incongruously December 1st, I took it for unreal, as the 1956 date Macs used to default to when their batteries were changed is.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:15 PM
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as far as i've been able to determine, you can still beat off to neolithic fertility goddess figurines. (not that they do it for me).

what--you thought there'd be a pull date on p0rn?


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:32 PM
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Prior thread -- according to Dan Savage, masturbating to dead people (Anna Nicole Smith) is by definition creepy.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:33 PM
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ah.
then clearly this case should be referred to the master, i.e. mister savage.

(and it's a bad example, because finding a.n.s. attractive while she was alive would have been creepy.)


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:35 PM
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and really, isn't the rule kind of stupid in any case?
a fantasy about (sex w/ a dead person qua dead), i.e. fantasizing about necrophilia, is clearly and obviously creepy.
a fantasy about (sex w/ a person qua alive), which person happens to be dead, is not ipso facto creepy.
otherwise, for any living person you might fantasize about, your fantasy might be rendered creepy unbeknownst to you, by their accidental death in a distant continent. which is a reductio of the rule.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:39 PM
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Speaking of history, this is perhaps the stupidest thing Jonah Goldberg has said that I have discovered in situ.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:40 PM
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18--
i sometimes read quotes from jg. but not when they require me to click on the national review site itself.
i don't want to drive up their hit counter, plus i worry that my browser will catch the stupid.


Posted by: kid bitzer | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:42 PM
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18: Okay, I'm a complete geek, but I'd say he has a point with respect to a certain genre of space opera (Star Warsy stuff). You could populate it more easily out of the Amsterdam phone book than, say, the Milanese phone book.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:51 PM
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Yes, but what he has signally failed to notice is that names like "Sextus Petraeus" are LATINATE, which is why they sound like cool Space Republic names. The Dutch (and German Lutherans) gave a shitload of people Latin names in the 17th to early 19th century as part of a religious and political identity. Nowadays, people with those names in Germany, at least, are considered very old-school bourgeois.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:55 PM
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He's pointing out things like "Sextus Petraeus" as typical Dutch names?

I thought it would be a reference to things like "Jaap Blonk" sounding like members of alien races.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:58 PM
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the stupidest thing Jonah Goldberg has said

Only until the next time he says something.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 12:59 PM
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Nothing at all about her from google: many links to the photos, some speculation from guys who went looking and found nothing. I wonder if ACB or Dave Weman are reading this, if they might do a Swedish search and advance the state of knowledge.

The epitome of someone famous for fifteen minutes.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 1:24 PM
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21: Well, sure, but at this point they've become characteristically Dutch nationally, if not linguistically, and mixing them up with really Dutch names only helps.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 1:30 PM
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LizardBreath: objectively pro-Jonah Goldberg.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 1:43 PM
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Jonah Goldberg is so far out the stupidity curve that most of his utterances approach ultimate stupidity closely enough to make it very difficult to distinguish among them.


Posted by: DaveL | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 1:53 PM
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Doesn't Petraeus translate to something like 'rocky'?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 2:02 PM
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No good, she's the spitting image of someone I'd rather forget. Alter the nose and the soften the eyes, please.
There's this nice painting of a similar face.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09-17-07 2:41 PM
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Yes, Petraeus is such a common Dutch name that nobody here knew he was of Dutch descent until it was pointed out in some NYT profile or something

Oy.

Proper Dutch names sound like throat diseases:
"Klaas" or "Gert" or "Jannie".


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 12:44 AM
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I suppose a fairly good joke song could be made of Petraeus' name to the tune of The Simpsons' "Dr. Zaius", were one so inclined.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 1:15 AM
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@9, 10 and 12,

Not only do women do the flop, a woman invented it. Debbie Brill was doing the 'Brill bend' before Dick Fosbury did his 'flop'.


Posted by: iain | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 4:47 AM
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a fairly good joke song could be made of Petraeus' name to the tune of The Simpsons' "Dr. Zaius", were one so inclined

Surely you're kidding. Say you're kidding, Stanley. Otherwise: the youth! It burns!


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 8:58 AM
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Say you're kidding, Stanley. Otherwise: the youth! It burns!

This hurts me more than it hurts you, papa slol.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 11:20 AM
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Oy.

the tune of The Simpsons' "Dr. Zaius"


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 11:33 AM
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Hmph. I know both of those songs, but I never realized one was a parody of the other. Drummers: we knows musics!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 11:42 AM
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I know both of those songs, but I never realized one was a parody of the other.

Me neither. Of course, I don't listen to music.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 11:43 AM
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Somewhere, zombie Falco dies a little bit (more) inside.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 11:49 AM
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This sounds like a much easier way than the usual one to "kill" zombies. All I have to do is credit someone else for their work, instead of blowing up their heads?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 11:51 AM
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Also, "Iraq me Dave Petraeus."


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-18-07 12:34 PM
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