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post #31 of 65
This is what Chuck Norris would do.
post #32 of 65
Chuck Norris would kill the editor for trying to apply slow mo to his spinning back hook kick scene.
post #33 of 65
Arethusa,

Awesome!

Jon.
post #34 of 65
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Jesus Lives! to use the patois of Baptists.
post #35 of 65
Must be some sort of alternate ending to Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
post #36 of 65
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It's a bit homoerotic that.

Like a Bruce Weber.
post #37 of 65
Homoeroticism is in the eye of the beholder.
post #38 of 65
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Kant might disagree.
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Kant might disagree.
LOL!
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Homoeroticism is in the eye of the beholder.
Only if their aim is bad...*runs and hides*
post #41 of 65


Laid-back, unstructured chic, Tyrolean woodsman style.

Oh, yeah, and it's Hitler.
post #42 of 65
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Do we not stop at some point and say "Damn your fine clothes and aesthetic sense, you're still a fascist and fought on the side of genocide and that makes you NOT worth admiring"?

bob

How can you say that D'Annunzio "fought on the side of genocide"? He died in 1936, as I recall. Even in the early years of the Nazi era, relations between the two dicatorships were by no means so cordial as they later became. As I recall, I think even Churchill was quite eager to play off Mussolini against Hitler. Even as late as 1940, the Anglo-French allies tried to keep Italy neutral during the war.

Moreover, as I recall, it was the Fascist Grand Council that deposed Mussolini and sought peace with the allies in 1943. Italian Fascism may have been a bad business, but I fail to see how having supported it during the 1920s and 1930s makes one complicit in genocide, even posthumously.
post #43 of 65
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Quite good points, JLibourel. Besides, d'Annunzio's brand of fascism was always quaint, bordering on quixotic romanticism, hence my comparison to Mad King Ludwig.

Hitler was never a dandy.
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Quite good points, JLibourel. Besides, d'Annunzio's brand of fascism was always quaint, bordering on quixotic romanticism, hence my comparison to Mad King Ludwig.

Hitler was never a dandy.

although I agree with JL on the history, I think that this whole fascination with violence and warfare of the futurists contributed to the atmosphere that ended up with people killing their deaf children and sending their jewish neighbors to gas chambers. and frankly,I think that you could link ludwig to it, too.
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although I agree with JL on the history, I think that this whole fascination with violence and warfare of the futurists contributed to the atmosphere that ended up with people killing their deaf children and sending their jewish neighbors to gas chambers. and frankly,I think that you could link ludwig to it, too.
Yes, I think that the end result had some of its foundationary elements in the Italian Futurist dogmas and such although it was really the Teutonic tradition that is to blame in a majority sense for the WWII genocides. King Ludwig is to blame partially because of that romantic highly Germanic Wagnerian aura that rose up after his arguably romantic death. The Germanic are notoriously sentimental. However, regarding the original poster and his point of d'Annunzio, I don't think it's entirely correct to point the blame on people like him for the excesses of fascism. Nobody tends to entirely villianize Stalin yet Hannah Arendt notes that Hitler and Stalin were exactly of the same material.
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