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Old 02-25-2015, 06:33 PM   #881
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Right. Charles VI, sorry about that. I was thinking of Henry VI, who was also insane.
Actually the real surprise is that more kings did not become insane. But thinking oneself made of a shiny looking substance that shatters in a spectacular way when struck is in fact a nice metaphor for monarchy. Not to mention being capable of cutting people badly.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:37 PM   #882
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High-class Parisian art heist with a mystical twist. From the castle known as the Château de Fontainebleau were stolen objects of gold and bronze:

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...among the missing pieces were treasures from the 18th century and a ritual symbol, a mandala, from Tibet. The crown, made of gold, precious stones and pearls, and with a distinct tall peak, was presented to Napoleon III in 1861 by the ambassador from Siam.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:46 PM   #883
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Idaho lawmaker needs grounding in female physiology.

Dear lord above, don't they have any sex-ed in Idaho? SFW.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:14 PM   #884
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Idaho lawmaker needs grounding in female physiology.

Dear lord above, don't they have any sex-ed in Idaho? SFW.
Gotta love that pathetic backward tapdancing as he tries not to look like an idiot. Instead he just comes off as a lying idiot.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:37 PM   #885
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Mother Nature is weirder than human beings, as she regularly demonstrates:

Fifty Shades of Violent Snail Sex

Probably safe for work, but does involve snails stabbing each other in sexual situations.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:23 AM   #886
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This might not be exactly weird but it's interesting, and might have gameable implications, whether it's actually true or not. Anyway, are there old nuclear torpedoes concealed on the floor of the Bay of Naples?

Nuclear Torpedoes In The Bay of Naples?

That dates to 2005.

Whether it's true or not, one does ponder the possible implications nuclear bombs near huge cities and both Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:58 AM   #887
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Boeing built a fake suburb on top of their bomber factory in WWII.
The suburb that never existed
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:19 AM   #888
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Boeing built a fake suburb on top of their bomber factory in WWII.
And you know that suburb could party, as around 1000 people per house would arrive each day.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:54 AM   #889
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Saddam Hussein, as you may know, had a Quran printed in his own blood. He also had his name inscribed in the bricks used for the reconstruction of Nebuchadnezzar's city of Babylon. In real life, it is pretty obviously narcissism and megalomania. In an RPG setting though, it seems like a desperate magical gambit. Maybe trying to use nationalistic magic or cause a reality quake that unearths Haroun al-Rashad's Baghdad (whether it ill be full of History-B irruptors or not, who can say.) It actually seems like the sort of thing a lunatic leader of a rogue state might do as part of an Esoterror plot.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:01 PM   #890
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Saddam Hussein, as you may know, had a Quran printed in his own blood. He also had his name inscribed in the bricks used for the reconstruction of Nebuchadnezzar's city of Babylon. In real life, it is pretty obviously narcissism and megalomania. In an RPG setting though, it seems like a desperate magical gambit. Maybe trying to use nationalistic magic or cause a reality quake that unearths Haroun al-Rashad's Baghdad (whether it ill be full of History-B irruptors or not, who can say.) It actually seems like the sort of thing a lunatic leader of a rogue state might do as part of an Esoterror plot.
That connects pretty directly to ISIS destroying those relics. What if they're attempting to destroy the vestiges of Hussein's spirit as it attempts to break into the world? What if they're trying to summon him? Take it either way, depending upon whether you like the moral tension of partnering with terrorists to stop a greater threat or you prefer the Captain America white hat/black hat approach to bad guys and the supernatural.
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