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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley Doble View Post
    Not only have I read Clyde Fans, I started a thread about his wife's barber shop.

    And yes I was kidding. This may be the only BBS where you could post that picture with the caption "photoshop" and everyone would get the joke.

    All The Kings In Town Get Their Hair Cut At The Crown

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    Yep, I saw that thread, that's how I knew you were aware of him. In fact, Seth's comics were one my major inroads to getting interested in early-mid 20th century stuff in the first place.

    For those of you who are wondering what in Heck I'm talking about and how it relates, Seth is a cartoonist from Ontario whose drawing style and subject matter focus on what is referred to around here as the "Golden Era." His narrative Clyde Fans has a major character who is obsessed with those novelty postcards.
    Some say he left town under a dark cloud... he always insisted that was just his hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaramelSmoothie View Post
    Story, I feel like an idiot for asking, but that grasshopper is not real right?
    Most likely... although there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy..
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    That first guy was a piker.
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    Boils down to having the right exterminator.

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    CHICAGO (AP) — An effort to scrub Eliot Ness's reputation as the federal lawman who brought down Al Capone came to Chicago's City Hall on Friday.

    In a hearing that was unusual for focusing on events that played out 80 years ago, a city council committee voted to send a resolution to the full council next week that would urge federal lawmakers not to name a federal building in Washington, D.C., after the famed Prohibition agent.

    "The notion that he put Al Capone behind bars is pure unadulterated Hollywood fiction," said Alderman Ed Burke, who has been pushing for the resolution ever since he heard about the proposal to name the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters after Ness.
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    Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That sounds like a fun place to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley Doble View Post
    Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That sounds like a fun place to work.
    Years ago I knew a sergeant on the Fairfax County Virginia police force. I got a lot of good cop stories from him. One involved a Fairfax County Police officer who quit the force to take a job with what was then known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. One night, my pal and his partner answered a call from one of the local paranoid schizophrenics, the kind with aluminum foil all over her apartment walls and windows. She called with a complaint that a nearby defense contractor was sending radio waves into he apartment to control her brain, and she demanded that the police get them to stop it.

    My friend told her that this was out of their jurisdiction, but it was the purview of "The Bureau of Astronomy, Tobacco, and Firearms" and that the crazy lady was in luck because they knew a man who worked there and could help. They gave him the name and phone number of the former police officer and urged her to call him.

    Cop humor.

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    BERLIN (Kyodo) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping criticized Japan's wartime atrocities Friday, saying the Japanese military killed more than 300,000 people in Nanjing in 1937 when it occupied the Chinese city.

    In a speech delivered in Berlin, Xi also said that over 35 million Chinese people were killed or injured as Japan waged a war of aggression stemming from militarism.

    Xi's remarks are likely to spark criticism from Japan as Tokyo and Beijing have been at odds over the number of victims in the incident known as the Nanjing Massacre.
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    Never forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizzieMaine View Post
    Never forget.
    Too many already have.....
    People think they are so rebellious and original, when really they are just banal, boring and dumb.

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