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November 4th, 2010, 16:14
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
Lol, I thought you were talking about South Africa …
Or the default Sql Server administrator (sa)

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November 4th, 2010, 16:18
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More on it here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturmabteilung

Interestingly, the army of Star Wars are also called "Stormtroopers". I once read that George Lucas actually wanted the evil Empire to be a bit Nazi-like.
Darth Hitler?

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November 6th, 2010, 03:57
If you watch the movies, the story is very well based on Hitler's rise to power and so on.
Use of democracy to get to power, then get absolute power through the use of democracy too. Both Palpatine and Hitler did that and then raise an army of stormtroopers to crush anyone who would speak out against them.

Apparently George Lucas did use a lot of that history.

Basically, what makes for an interesting story ?
Stories based on real events are always touching since they are easily related to.
People don't like too much sadness either though. What takes sadness away? Fantasize the story.
Now how do I get it to look cool too ? Base it in a time where the technology is much more advanced than now and they have zooming lightsabers.


So, checklist :
- Based on real facts : (Hitler and WWII) Check
- Make it in a happier way, fantasy : (Jedi order, Sith, …) Check
- Make it cool : (lightsabers, spaceships,….) Check
Done.
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November 7th, 2010, 15:09
… the day Pibbur keeps his promise and explains why he likes Wow (no longer in the "good image hosting site" thread). And a day when the sport which shall not be mentioned is .. not mentioned.

1492. Enisheim meteorite strikes outside the village of Ensisheim, killing all - if any - remaining dinosaurs there.
1893: Women gains right to vote in Colorado
1910: First air fright shipment. Using a plane. By the Wright brothers.
1916: First woman elected to the US congress: Jeanette Rankin
1957: Gaither Report calls for more American Missiles and Fallout shelters. War never changes.
1967: First African American mayor of a major American city: Carl B. Stokes@Cleveland
1989: First African American governor in the US: Douglas Wilder@Virginia
2000: Just to prove my lefty attitude: Hillary Clinton is elected senator.

Notable first appearances
1665: London Gazette (for the time being called "Oxford Gazette"), the oldes surviving English language newspaper.
1867: Maria Sklodowska-Curie
1874: Elephant as symbol for the US. Republican Party. One question: Why?
1885: Niels Bohr
1907: Delta Sgma Pi
1929: Museum of Modern Arts in New York (A collection of exhibited pictures can be found on Wikipedia
1979: Mike Commodore, an american computer

Notable disappearances

1872: Mary Celeste departs from New York
1908: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Resurrected in 1969
1940: Galloping Gertie
1991: Magic Johnson's first retirement from NBA, due to being HIV infected. Notice that I don't say "infected by HIV virus". "HIV" stands for "Human Immunodeficiensy Virus". Hah!

Even if she's lost, "Mary Celeste" is known on 248 000 google sites, recduced to 117 000 sites if "Bermuda Triangle" is included in the search. For "Pibbur" and the Bermuda triangle there's 1 reference, expanding to 8 if I change my name to "Pibber". WHICH I WILL NOT DO!!!
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November 7th, 2010, 22:28
You forgot to mention that today 2010, Australia broke a 7 game losing streak in International One Day Cricket matches!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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November 7th, 2010, 22:54
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You forgot to mention that today 2010, Australia broke a 7 game losing streak in International One Day Cricket matches!!
Expecto Patronum!

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November 11th, 2010, 19:13
… a day for being lazy

1974: Birth of Wajahatullah Wasti, Pakistani cricketer
1977: English circketer Ben Hollioake was born
1978: Lou Vincent. New Zealand. Cricketer.
1985: Introducing Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player.

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November 11th, 2010, 22:35
One day cricketers will take over the world!! We should introduce the game to all the Americans!!!!

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November 11th, 2010, 23:01
Today is Veterans Day in the USA. Also celebrated as Armistice or Remembrance Day elsewhere.

Thank you to veterans who have served their countries all over the world.
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November 12th, 2010, 11:39
One day cricketers will take over the world!! We should introduce the game to all the Americans!!!!
It looks like cricket can really mess with peoples minds, I know a bunch of people from India… they are not interested in football at all…. but they'll never miss a cricket game… and they arrange to play it on the football field! ( for you americans out there football means soccer )
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November 12th, 2010, 15:49
… Doctors' Day. And the day when Pibbur regrets yesterday's raid into the swamp areas of sport

1893: Durand Line Agreement is signed, establishing what is now the international border between Afghanistan. Yeah, right.
1932: Australia: Second war against the Emus. I guess they needed the space for cricket, whithout polluting the football stadiums.
1970: The "exploding whale" incident. Half a ton of dynamite was used to get rid of a rotting spermwhale (no I'm not talking about the black metal band). You definitely want to check this one out on Wikipedia.
1847: Sir Bart Simpsom is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic. Probably on his father.
1905: Royalists pwns republicans 260000 to 70000 in a referendum in Norway. And Prince Carl of Denmark changes his name to Haakon VII of Norway.
1958: Climbers ascend the nose of El Capitan
1980: Close Encounter of V'ger and Saturn
2003: Shanghai Transrapid breaks train world speed record at 501 kph. I WANNA GO THERE!!!

Notable first appearances
1892: First professional football player, in the shape of "Pudge"
1922: Sigma Gamma Rho
1990: WWW (formal proposal)
1998: Daimler-Chrysler
1943: Julie Ege
1945: Neil Young
1947: Buck Dharma

Notable last appearances
1927: Leo Trotzky las a member of the Communist party.
1998: Daimler-Benz
1998: Chrysler

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November 12th, 2010, 22:46
Originally Posted by pibbur View Post
And Prince Carl of Denmark changes his name to Haakon VII of Norway.
Hm, reminds me of Jaakon of Drakensang 2 …

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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November 13th, 2010, 00:25
2,190 googles for Ighartveit, 9,850 for Pibbur.

Pibber is the next logical step with 63,300 results.

I'd just like to interject here and point out that I'm not going to say anything to spoil the mood, Chief. I'll just float here and watch. Don't mind me, just sitting here, floating and watching, that's me.
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November 13th, 2010, 14:33
.. World Kindness day. Flowers!

1841: James Braid gets interested in what he eventually calls hyptnotism(hypnosis). You know, I actually have some (small) training in hypnosis, and I'm still not convinced that the thing is real (that is, more than roleplay).
1851: Denny Party lands at Alki Point
1927: Holland Tunnel. Simple souls like me would assume this would have something (like GPS coordinates) to do with "Holland", aka "The Netherlands". But no. For some reason it's in New York. Well. At least the Netherlands make better beer than the Americans. Come to think of it: Almost anyone makes better beer than the americans (Reference: Monty Python).
1954: UK pwns France in the first ever Rugby Leag World Cup. They're still celebrating.
1971: Close encounter between Mariner 9 and Mars
1982: Vietnam War memorial dedicated in Washington DC
1994: A referendum in Sweden says yes to join the EU. Which - to the surprise of our government - didn't prevent Norway from voting no 2 weeks later.

Notable first time apperances:
1850: Rober Louis Stevenson
1904: Harry Potter (well, H.C Potter)
1906: Hermione Baddeley
1929: The gentle Fred Phelps
1947: AK47. Where would FPS be without it?
1995. WHOPPIIIII!!
1985: First Cuban mayor in Miami.

Notable last time appearances
1002: Danes in the UK (assuming king Æthelred's order about killing them were taken seriously). Even if we all hate the Danes, that seems a bit drastic. (Actually all of us don't hate the Danes, I for one don't. But this item would loose it's punch if I wrote "Even if most of us", or "Even if some of us", or "Even if none of us". I think I've made my point clear)
1916: Prime minister of Australia Billy Hughes as a member of the Labor party.

There are at the time of writing:
9760 Googles for "Pibbur", 64100 for "Pibber", but 311000 for "Tonase"

From Pibbur who thinks no one makes better beer than the Belgians.

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November 13th, 2010, 23:28
Ah, cricketers drink LOTS of Beer, Belgian beer is VERY expensive, thus Belgium can't afford a cricket team!!

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November 15th, 2010, 18:39
… the day after Russia won the FIVB Women's World Championship (in Volleyball, stupid). Hit me baby one more time.

0655: Oswiu of Northumbria pwns Penda of Mercia
1315: Schweizer Eidgenossenschaf pwns Leopold 1
1864: William Tecumseh Sheman pwns Atlanta@Georgia
1806: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills
1969: Close encounter between K19 and Gato
1969: You can get anything you want at Wendy-y's restaturant

1943: Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be treated like the Jews.

Notable first appearances
1907: Claus von Stauffenberg
1923: German Rentenmark (1RM = 1000000000000 DM)
1926: NBC Radio Network
1945: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, dancing queen
1963: Benny Elias, not an Australian cricketer
1971: Intel 4004, a single core 4 bit 740KHz CPU
1988: Max Havelaar Foundation
1988: The Buran spacecraft

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1988: The Buran spacecraft

9 910 googles for Pibbur. Nearly 10000

Latest news: "Pibber" is cheating!! Here's what I found when googling for him:

"Today is … - Page 8 - RPGWatch Forums
9760 Googles for "Pibbur", 64100 for "Pibber", but 311000 for "Tonase" From Pibbur who thinks no one makes better beer than the Belgians. …"

If we take aways the quotes he's obviously stolen, I wouldn't be suprised if I wsas more popular than him. Hah!!!!
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November 16th, 2010, 12:16
Taken from dailyrotten.com

Nov 16 1906-Opera star Enrico Caruso is charged with an indecent act committed in the monkey house of New York's Central Park Zoo. He pinched the bottom of a woman described as "pretty and plump", causing outrage amongst New York high society. Caruso claimed a monkey pinched the lady's bottom.

Nov 16 1957-Serial killer Ed Gein kills his final victim, Bernice Worden, a store clerk in her 50's. Her decapitated body is later found outdoors hanging from a block and tackle, gutted. Some parts were unaccounted for.

Nov 16 1981- Actor William Holden dies after a fall, hitting his head on a table. He is too fucking drunk to telephone for assistance; instead he bleeds to death while dabbing his serious wound with Kleenex.


Nov 16 1989-A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops slaughters six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
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November 18th, 2010, 07:43
… 322nd day of 2010

1307: WIlhelm Tell shoots an Apple off his son's head
1493: Christopher Coumbus sees Puerto Rico
1809: French frigates pwns British East Indiamen
1863: Christian IX tells the world that Schleswig is a part of Denmark. The Germans are not amused.
1967: Devaluation in the UK. 1GBP=2.4 USD. Those were the days.
1972: Pibbur makes a mistake.

Notable first time appearances

1477: First printed book in England
1787: Louis-Jacques Daguerre
1793: The Louvre. 117 years and 277 days before Mona Lisa was stolen
1865: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
1901: George Gallup. Half of Americans approve of his decision, 25% do not and still another 25% aren't sure what to think.
1923: Alan Shepard
1928: Steamboat Willie. Coffee, please.
1962: Kirk Hammett from Never-Neverland
1963: Push-button telephone
1968: Hutch
1984: Johnny Christ, friend of Mike Portnoy
1985: Calvin
1985: Hobbes
1993: New constitution in South Africa


Notable last time appearances:

1696: Anal fistula of Louis XIV. Procedure was safe, as the perfiorming surgeon had tested it on several peasants, who of course were asked politely to participate in the study.

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November 20th, 2010, 08:23
… 20th of November. 21st if you'd rather trust my watch.

1194: Emperor Henry pwns Palermo
1700: Carles XII of Sweden temporarily pwns Peter the great. Of Russia.
1739: War of Jenkin's ear: Fighting breaks out at Porto Bello
1945: Start of Nuremberg trials
1947: Elisabeth (who's queen?) of the UK marries Edmund.. eh .. Phillip of Greece and Denmark
1984: SETI Institute is founded. The following alien Species were not discovered by SETI:

- The Heechee
- The Jophur
- The Kzin
- The Pibburs
- The Wares
- The Draenei
- The Aliens
- The Dreel
- The Rapax
- The others

Notable conceptios:
1820: Moby Dick
1902: Tour de France

Notable first time appearances
1889: Hubble Telescope.
1924: Benoit
1925: Robert Kennedy
1926: Terry Hall. You didn't hear it from me.
1942: Joe Biden
1956: 10
1984: Windows 1.0. I tried it back then. Once.
1998: International space station

Notable last time appearances:
1962: Cuban Missile crisis

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November 20th, 2010, 08:50
2349740 googles for Pibbur. 38900 for "Lying Bastard"
It even looks like you were going to type 234567890, but then realized that would look suspect and put in different numbers after the 4… Or I'm just going mad
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