History BadassBookworm / RealLife

13th Oct '17 6:33:48 AM Malady
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* {{Haruki Murakami}}, who is a novelist, a triathlete and marathon runner (which is the main subject of his memoir).

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* {{Haruki Murakami}}, Creator/HarukiMurakami, who is a novelist, a triathlete and marathon runner (which is the main subject of his memoir).
20th Sep '17 5:07:25 AM JamesAustin
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* Creator/MartinLutherKingJr is known in the United States as ''the'' BadassPacifist. It's easy to forget that before his activism he a full-time Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. Iconic images of his personal library shows that it was enormous, and contained everything from the Bible to the works of Mahatma Gandhi to the works of Aristotle, Saint Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas.

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* Creator/MartinLutherKingJr UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr is known in the United States as ''the'' BadassPacifist. It's easy to forget that before his activism he a full-time Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. Iconic images of his personal library shows that it was enormous, and contained everything from the Bible to the works of Mahatma Gandhi to the works of Aristotle, Saint Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas.
31st Aug '17 8:59:36 PM AnoSa
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* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Saxton Pope]] was a doctor and surgical instructor at the University of California who became close friends with [[LastOfHisKind Ishi, the last member of almost certainly the last 'uncontacted' First Nation tribe.]] He picked up a plethora of ancient skills from him, [[http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=17210 wrote the book on modern fieldcraft and bowhunting]], and ''killed [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bears]] using home-made bows and arrows''.

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* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Saxton Pope]] was a doctor and surgical instructor at the University of California who became close friends with [[LastOfHisKind Ishi, the last member of almost certainly the last 'uncontacted' First Nation tribe.]] He picked up a plethora of ancient skills from him, [[http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=17210 org/ebooks/8084 wrote the book on modern fieldcraft and bowhunting]], and ''killed [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bears]] using home-made bows and arrows''.
1st Aug '17 10:13:13 PM TwisterAce
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis James Mattis]], retired U.S. Marine Corps General and later U.S. Secretary of Defense, has been nicknamed "The Warrior Monk" because of his bachelor life and devotion to the study of war. He has extensively studied military history and world history, and his personal library contains over 7,000 books. [[http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/ltgen-james-mattis-reading-list He even issued required reading lists for the Marines under his command.]]
19th Jul '17 10:44:25 PM SoapheadChurch
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* [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King, Jr.]] is known in the United States as ''the'' BadassPacifist. It's easy to forget that before his activism he a full-time Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. Iconic images of his personal library shows that it was enormous, and contained everything from the Bible to the works of Mahatma Gandhi to the works of Aristotle, Saint Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas.

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* [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King, Jr.]] Creator/MartinLutherKingJr is known in the United States as ''the'' BadassPacifist. It's easy to forget that before his activism he a full-time Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. Iconic images of his personal library shows that it was enormous, and contained everything from the Bible to the works of Mahatma Gandhi to the works of Aristotle, Saint Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas.
16th Jul '17 11:51:44 AM nombretomado
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* Due to importance put on both theory and praxis, most of Bolsheviks fitted this trope: for example, Lenin was the leader of the UsefulNotes/RedOctober and the one who described imperialism from a Marxist point of view (that's why it's called Marxism-Leninism now). But the most egregious example was probably Andrei Zhdanov, who was both the head of the reorganization of Soviet philosophy, art and literature ''and'' the man behind the defense of Leningrad during WW2.

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* Due to importance put on both theory and praxis, most of Bolsheviks fitted this trope: for example, Lenin was the leader of the UsefulNotes/RedOctober and the one who described imperialism from a Marxist point of view (that's why it's called Marxism-Leninism now). But the most egregious example was probably Andrei Zhdanov, who was both the head of the reorganization of Soviet philosophy, art and literature ''and'' the man behind the defense of Leningrad during WW2.[=WW2=].
27th May '17 12:18:07 PM nombretomado
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* John "Jack" R. Horner, the American Paleontologist, famous for his groundbreaking theories on dinosaur maternal care and his theories on ''Tyrannosaurs'' eating habits, was a [[SemperFi Force Recon Marine]] in [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] for 14 months, starting in 1966.

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* John "Jack" R. Horner, the American Paleontologist, famous for his groundbreaking theories on dinosaur maternal care and his theories on ''Tyrannosaurs'' eating habits, was a [[SemperFi Force Recon Marine]] in [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] for 14 months, starting in 1966.
10th Apr '17 12:01:58 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/UweBoll is known for challenging critics who pan his films to boxing matches because he apparently has some boxing experience. He tried to challenge gaming critic {{Seanbaby}} to a match, but backed off when he learned that Seanbaby was a fairly large kickboxer.

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* Creator/UweBoll is known for challenging critics who pan his films to boxing matches because he apparently has some boxing experience. He tried to challenge gaming critic {{Seanbaby}} Creator/{{Seanbaby}} to a match, but backed off when he learned that Seanbaby was a fairly large kickboxer.
3rd Apr '17 12:56:14 PM SSJKamui
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* Russian philosophers Eduard Limonov and Alexander Dugin. Dugin is a BadassGrandpa looking like a cross between Merlin, Gandalf and Rasputin, who is able to operate military weapons one of his most famous photos shows him using a rocket launcher. Limonov is another russian philosopher who fought in the balkan wars just for his personal fun.
27th Mar '17 1:08:45 AM jgkitarel
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* Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a particularly striking example of this trope. Before he joined the Union Army in the civil war, he was a professor at Bowdoin College. At the Battle of Gettysberg he commanded the 20th Maine. Not only was he awarded multiple honors for bravery in combat, including the Medal of Honor, but he also received wounds that should have been fatal, not once but twice, and was wounded ''six times'' total during the war. He survived the war and went back to teaching. By the end, he had taught every subject except mathematics. [[mote]] Ironically, his wounds ''did'' eventually kill him, decades later.[[/note]]

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* Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a particularly striking example of this trope. Before he joined the Union Army in the civil war, he was a professor at Bowdoin College. At the Battle of Gettysberg he commanded the 20th Maine. Not only was he awarded multiple honors for bravery in combat, including the Medal of Honor, but he also received wounds that should have been fatal, not once but twice, and was wounded ''six times'' total during the war. He survived the war and went back to teaching. By the end, he had taught every subject except mathematics. [[mote]] [[note]] Ironically, his wounds ''did'' eventually kill him, decades later.[[/note]]
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