History BadassBoast / RealLife

13th Jul '17 7:39:23 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* Norwegian mountain farmers had a knack of those, when confronting officials. One legendary example is the story of ''Ola Uppsata'', who allegedly payed his way out of a murder in 1687 (while still a teenager). He was known for his bragging behaviour, showing off all his siver (on the hat, on his vest and on his shoes), making said officials claim that he should bargain himself out of the mess with all his silver (thus humiliating him). Ola payed up the weregild and asked for the price of a punch out. When he got that answer, he payed up again and requested if he could punch out whoever he wanted to, and the official confirmed it. Ola (or Blank-Ola as they called him), responded by knocking out said official, and proceeded to make a high leap in the air in front of the jury, with this legendary boast:
---> Blank-Ola is ''still dancing'' with his silver on his vest and shoes!
10th Jul '17 7:12:14 PM TimberRidge
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** As Secretary of Defense, he has managed to match (at least) these statements. Asked in an interview, "What keeps you awake at night?":
--> "Nothing. I keep other people awake at night."
10th Jul '17 7:10:40 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] himself had this one when France has to face invasion in 1814: "The cannonball that will kill me has not been molded yet!".
*** And in 1798, at the start the Battle of the Pyramids during France's invasion of Egypt

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** [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]] himself had this one when France has had to face invasion in 1814: "The cannonball that will kill me has not been molded yet!".
*** And Perviously, in 1798, at the start the Battle of the Pyramids during France's invasion of EgyptEgypt:



* One very obvious joke apparently did the rounds of the IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles after the [[CurbStompBattle Six-Day War]]:

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* One very obvious joke (but no less badass) apparently did the rounds of the IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles after the [[CurbStompBattle Six-Day War]]:
10th Jul '17 7:06:37 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** The Spartans have a long history of this sort of thing. When Philip II of Macedon sent a message to Sparta saying "If I enter Laconia, I will level Sparta to the ground," The Spartans' response was one word: "If." Later, Philip II sent another message to Sparta, asking if they would rather have him come as friend or foe; the Spartan response was equally pithy and true to character: "Neither." Neither Philip II, nor his son, Alexander the Great, attempted an invasion of the Spartan territory.

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** The Spartans have a long history of this sort of thing. When Philip II of Macedon sent a message to Sparta saying "If I enter Laconia, I will level Sparta to the ground," The Spartans' response was one word: "If." Later, Philip II sent another message to Sparta, asking if they would rather have him come as friend or foe; the Spartan response was equally pithy and true to character: resply was, "Neither." Neither Philip II, nor his son, Alexander the Great, attempted an invasion of the Spartan territory.
10th Jul '17 7:01:16 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** The Spartans have a long history of this sort of thing. When Philip II of Macedon sent a message to Sparta saying "If I enter Laconia, I will level Sparta to the ground," The Spartans' response was one word: "If." Neither Philip II, nor his son, Alexander the Great, attempted an invasion of the Spartan territory.

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** The Spartans have a long history of this sort of thing. When Philip II of Macedon sent a message to Sparta saying "If I enter Laconia, I will level Sparta to the ground," The Spartans' response was one word: "If." Later, Philip II sent another message to Sparta, asking if they would rather have him come as friend or foe; the Spartan response was equally pithy and true to character: "Neither." Neither Philip II, nor his son, Alexander the Great, attempted an invasion of the Spartan territory.
2nd Jul '17 8:56:54 PM AlasdhairM
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'''Swiss Representative''': Then, sir, we would shoot twice.
** Germany ''never'' tried to invade Switzerland throughout the entirety of the second World War.

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'''Swiss Representative''': Then, sir, we would shoot twice.
twice and go home.
** Germany ''never'' tried to invade Switzerland throughout the entirety of the second World War. [[note]]Although they did have near-constant border skirmishes that were handily won by the Swiss, since their standard issue rifle was and is probably the best bolt-action combat rifle ever made. [[/note]]
25th Jun '17 1:13:15 PM nombretomado
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* Corporal Josh Pearson of ''GenerationKill fame'' responding to a school boy's letter erroneously sent to 'an Army serviceman': "Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter, but I am actually a U.S. Marine who was born to kill, whereas you have clearly mistaken me for some sort of wine-sipping, communist dick suck. And although peace probably appeals to tree-loving bisexuals like you and your parents, I happen to be a death dealing, blood crazed warrior who wakes up every day, just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations."

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* Corporal Josh Pearson of ''GenerationKill fame'' ''Literature/GenerationKill'' fame responding to a school boy's letter erroneously sent to 'an Army serviceman': "Dear Frederick, thank you for your nice letter, but I am actually a U.S. Marine who was born to kill, whereas you have clearly mistaken me for some sort of wine-sipping, communist dick suck. And although peace probably appeals to tree-loving bisexuals like you and your parents, I happen to be a death dealing, blood crazed warrior who wakes up every day, just hoping for the chance to dismember my enemies and defile their civilizations."
18th Jun '17 4:30:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the fall of 1966 [[UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn Deutsche Bundesbahn]] of WestGermany started one of the most influential and enduring [[https://www.google.de/search?q=alle+reden+vom+wetter+wir+nicht&client=ubuntu&hs=cOl&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4nLXF96DMAhUCKcAKHXqbC1cQsAQIIQ&biw=1301&bih=673 ad campaigns]] in the history of German language ads. So enduring in fact, ThatOtherWiki has [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alle_reden_vom_Wetter._Wir_nicht an article]] on it "Alle reden vom Wetter (line break) Wir nicht." [[note]]Everybody talks about the weather - we don't[[/note]]. Six words, a CoolTrain and a railway had written a check it is still accused five decades later of not making good on whenever [[NeverLiveItDown something weather related throws a wrench into the smooth operation of trains]]. The slogan itself has become so iconic that there is a reasonable chance most Germans will know it (if not necessarily its origin) and variations have made its way into popular culture, e.g. the same slogan only with images of Marx, Engels and Lenin or a similar slogan "Alle reden von Deutschland, wir reden vom Wetter" [[note]]Everybody is talking about Germany (referring to the then current reunification), we are talking about the weather (referring to global warming, the Ozone hole and similar problems)[[/note]] by the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticiansAndPartiesOfGermany Greens]] in their (ultimately disastrous) 1990 election campaign. It is fair to say the slogan has become a meme in its own right in Germany.

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* In the fall of 1966 [[UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn Deutsche Bundesbahn]] of WestGermany started one of the most influential and enduring [[https://www.google.de/search?q=alle+reden+vom+wetter+wir+nicht&client=ubuntu&hs=cOl&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4nLXF96DMAhUCKcAKHXqbC1cQsAQIIQ&biw=1301&bih=673 ad campaigns]] in the history of German language ads. So enduring in fact, ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki has [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alle_reden_vom_Wetter._Wir_nicht an article]] on it "Alle reden vom Wetter (line break) Wir nicht." [[note]]Everybody talks about the weather - we don't[[/note]]. Six words, a CoolTrain and a railway had written a check it is still accused five decades later of not making good on whenever [[NeverLiveItDown something weather related throws a wrench into the smooth operation of trains]]. The slogan itself has become so iconic that there is a reasonable chance most Germans will know it (if not necessarily its origin) and variations have made its way into popular culture, e.g. the same slogan only with images of Marx, Engels and Lenin or a similar slogan "Alle reden von Deutschland, wir reden vom Wetter" [[note]]Everybody is talking about Germany (referring to the then current reunification), we are talking about the weather (referring to global warming, the Ozone hole and similar problems)[[/note]] by the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticiansAndPartiesOfGermany Greens]] in their (ultimately disastrous) 1990 election campaign. It is fair to say the slogan has become a meme in its own right in Germany.
10th Jun '17 10:19:07 AM nombretomado
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_shall_fight_on_the_beaches "We shall fight on the beaches,]] we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender" WinstonChurchill's response to the threat of Nazi invasion - bearing in mind that Britain was one of the only European countries that was not yet part of Nazi Germany or Nazi-affiliated. So badass that Music/IronMaiden made sure to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg9aQvjMS60 use the speech as an intro to their song about World War II dogfights.]] (not only in that music video, but every live performance of "Aces High" as well)

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_shall_fight_on_the_beaches "We shall fight on the beaches,]] we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender" WinstonChurchill's UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill's response to the threat of Nazi invasion - bearing in mind that Britain was one of the only European countries that was not yet part of Nazi Germany or Nazi-affiliated. So badass that Music/IronMaiden made sure to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg9aQvjMS60 use the speech as an intro to their song about World War II dogfights.]] (not only in that music video, but every live performance of "Aces High" as well)
19th Apr '17 10:26:56 PM TheNerevarine
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->''"When I fire upon a man, he dies because God wants to, if God didn't want it, he wouldn't die."''

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->''"When -->''"When I fire upon a man, he dies because God wants to, if God didn't want it, he wouldn't die."''
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