History BadassBoast / RealLife

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** My family's motto is "Audentes Fortuna Juvat." The translation is "Fortune favors the bold."
28th Jan '17 1:03:35 PM superstrijder15
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**He then proceeded to win a 12 vs. 133 naval battle.
2nd Jan '17 5:22:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Historical evidence actually indicates that he said "I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike!" (strike being a common term for naval surrender, referring to taking down your flag). Still {{Badass}}.

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** Historical evidence actually indicates that he said "I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike!" (strike being a common term for naval surrender, referring to taking down your flag). Still {{Badass}}.badass.



** For informational purposes: Gabrielle Giffords was shot ''in the head'' on January 8th, 2011. She had recovered enough to travel to Washington D.C. from Arizona to vote on an important bill on ''August 1st, 2011''. That's ''seven months'' recovery time for being shot '''''in the head'''''. Doctor Rhee has ''more'' than earned his status as a {{Badass}} doctor. (It goes without saying that Gabby Giffords is also an unqualified badass.)

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** For informational purposes: Gabrielle Giffords was shot ''in the head'' on January 8th, 2011. She had recovered enough to travel to Washington D.C. from Arizona to vote on an important bill on ''August 1st, 2011''. That's ''seven months'' recovery time for being shot '''''in the head'''''. Doctor Rhee has ''more'' than earned his status as a {{Badass}} badass doctor. (It goes without saying that Gabby Giffords is also an unqualified badass.)



** The Mayor of Atlanta sent a letter to General William T. Sherman, pleading for him to spare the city the fate of everything else Sherman's army had come across during their infamous March to the Sea. His response is in equal measures {{Badass}} for him and NightmareFuel for the people of Atlanta.

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** The Mayor of Atlanta sent a letter to General William T. Sherman, pleading for him to spare the city the fate of everything else Sherman's army had come across during their infamous March to the Sea. His response is in equal measures {{Badass}} badass for him and NightmareFuel for the people of Atlanta.



* Another American naval hero, Commodore [[AwesomeMcCoolname Oliver Hazard Perry]], was tasked with preventing the British from using the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Erie, as a route for troops and supplies to invade the United States during the War of 1812. Both sides constructed their fleets right there on different ends of the lakeshore, and though it was a close-fought thing, he and his men managed to capture the entire British lake fleet. His letter to General Harrison is one of the most {{Badass}} and [[LaconicWiki laconic]] after-action reports ever:

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* Another American naval hero, Commodore [[AwesomeMcCoolname Oliver Hazard Perry]], was tasked with preventing the British from using the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Erie, as a route for troops and supplies to invade the United States during the War of 1812. Both sides constructed their fleets right there on different ends of the lakeshore, and though it was a close-fought thing, he and his men managed to capture the entire British lake fleet. His letter to General Harrison is one of the most {{Badass}} badass and [[LaconicWiki laconic]] after-action reports ever:
13th Nov '16 8:02:53 AM sabremeister
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* Any time someone says, "I've been doing [x] since before you were born!"
11th Nov '16 2:55:56 PM sabremeister
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** 99.99% Need not apply
11th Nov '16 2:52:48 PM sabremeister
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* In the 1980s and 90s it was common for [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] ships on patrol to pass US Navy ships on patrol. There would often be an exchange of greetings, as would be expected between friends. If the Americans went first, the usual message was, "Hello, from the biggest navy in the world." The British reply was customarily, "Hello, from the best."
8th Oct '16 7:58:07 PM Berrenta
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* Gene Ray, a well known internet kook who promotes [[Website/TimeCube his own theory of the universe based on a fourfold day]].
--> "I am wiser than any god or scientist, for I have squared the circle and cubed Earth's sphere"
23rd Sep '16 3:00:23 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** Babe's most famous boast, however, was nonverbal. While at-bat the third game of the 1932 World Series, he pointed to the center field bleachers; indicating that was where the home run he was planing to hit would go. On the next pitch, he did indeed hit a home run into the center field bleachers.
3rd Sep '16 7:11:49 AM Morgenthaler
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-->The war against [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]], which the Italian Army, inferior in number and equipment, began on 24 May 1915 under the leadership of His Majesty and supreme leader the King and [[TheDeterminator conducted with unwavering faith and tenacious bravery without rest for 41 months]], is won.\\

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-->The war against [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austria-Hungary]], which the Italian Army, inferior in number and equipment, began on 24 May 1915 under the leadership of His Majesty and supreme leader the King and [[TheDeterminator conducted with unwavering faith and tenacious bravery without rest for 41 months]], is won.\\
1st Sep '16 7:32:23 PM MadCormorant
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* Like the above, during the War of the Pacific in 1879, when Bolivian engineer/civilian resistance fighter Eduardo Abaroa was surrounded at the battle of Topáter and asked to surrender by the Chilean forces, he made a reply that still lives on in Bolivian national lore: "¿Rendirme yo? ¡Que se rinda su abuela, carajo!" - "Me, surrender? Your grandmother should surrender, you bastard!"
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