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post #121 of 588
Mine's a picture of my grandfather, who fought in the second world war on German side. This photo was taken before he went to Stalingrad. He is still alive today.
post #122 of 588
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Originally Posted by heartworm
Mine's a picture of my grandfather, who fought in the second world war on German side. This photo was taken before he went to Stalingrad. He is still alive today.

Your grandfather is a former German soldier who survived Stalingrad? He must have some amazing stories to tell....
post #123 of 588
It is a work by Norman Rockwell called, The Connoisseur. Though I don't claim to be one, it sums up what I do with alot of my time
post #124 of 588
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Originally Posted by heartworm
Mine's a picture of my grandfather, who fought in the second world war on German side. This photo was taken before he went to Stalingrad. He is still alive today.

Wow. Talk of being fortunate to be alive... from what I understand the majority of Wehrmacht troops that took part in Barbarossa and fought at Stalingrad did not make it out of the USSR alive. That must have given him quite an interesting perspective on life.
post #125 of 588
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
The Japanese reads, "If you wanna live, pay up your taxes!"

(Lit. "If you don't want to die, pay your taxes!")

Now if only Americans realized this...

Jon.
post #126 of 588
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
The Japanese reads, "If you wanna live, pay up your taxes!"

(Lit. "If you don't want to die, pay your taxes!")

Is that really a picture of Koizumi? He seems like a really interesting and enigmatic figure.

I find the whole matter of his children/divorce rather fascinating.
post #127 of 588
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Wow. Talk of being fortunate to be alive... from what I understand the majority of Wehrmacht troops that took part in Barbarossa and fought at Stalingrad did not make it out of the USSR alive. That must have given him quite an interesting perspective on life.
Interesting yes, but also horrifying. He was not older than me (20) when he was called in to join the army. He was sent to Russia where he ended up with a Panzerdivision in Stalingrad. Afterwards he spent 2 years in a prison camp in Hungary. He suffered from nightmares 30 years after he returned. He was forced into the army, and he was never proud of what he did, so he threw his medals and uniform out after the war. Luckily he saved the letters he wrote to my grandmother while he was taken prisoner together with some other stuff. He does have a lot of interesting stories to tell, though most of them are very sad.
post #128 of 588
James Connolly, Irish labor leader and one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was so badly injured in the fighting that they had to tie him to a chair to shoot him dead. Cool mustache.
post #129 of 588
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post #130 of 588
...the uh.... Joker out of nowhere.
post #131 of 588
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
...the uh.... Joker out of nowhere.
You mean MJ.
post #132 of 588
Ari Gold - Vince's agent and the most colorful character in the HBO series Entourage. Actor is Jeremy Piven. New season starting in a couple of weeks

post #133 of 588
i need a new avatar. that guy i have now is looking pretty tired.

**edit: there...the strela i just ordered. (for posterity: was...)

***edit: okay i ditched the strela pic. this dude is way cooler.
LL
post #134 of 588
Current avatar... only the reverse side.

post #135 of 588
The Chairman abides.

As if I had to explain.
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