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14th Jul '17 6:42:53 PM adbrown
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** This is also a reference to a Hollywood executive's first impression of Fred Astaire: "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little."
1st Jul '17 3:03:52 PM nombretomado
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* The world's most proficient sniper, UsefulNotes/SimoHayha; AKA "The White Death", has over 700 confirmed kills. Yes, seven hundred. All achieved in about ''three months'' in far less than optimal conditions, which includes the lack of a scope (he never used one, as the light glinting off of a scope can reveal a sniper's position.) TheOtherWiki has more information on the guy, but needless to say, if he was fictional, this would be considered ridiculous if it was played for anything other than [[PlayedForLaughs laughs.]]

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* The world's most proficient sniper, UsefulNotes/SimoHayha; AKA "The White Death", has over 700 confirmed kills. Yes, seven hundred. All achieved in about ''three months'' in far less than optimal conditions, which includes the lack of a scope (he never used one, as the light glinting off of a scope can reveal a sniper's position.) TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has more information on the guy, but needless to say, if he was fictional, this would be considered ridiculous if it was played for anything other than [[PlayedForLaughs laughs.]]
12th Jun '17 11:30:43 PM ultimomant
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** His CrowningMomentOfAwesome is either the time he was hit in the face with a round meant to be used against ''tanks,'' got back up, and killed the one who fired it, or the time he shot _eight_ enemy soldiers with _one_ bullet, sending all the others [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running for their lives]] thinking a whole squad was targeting them.

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** His CrowningMomentOfAwesome is either the time he was hit in the face with a round meant to be used against ''tanks,'' got back up, and killed the one who fired it, or the time he shot _eight_ ''eight'' enemy soldiers with _one_ ''one'' bullet, sending all the others [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running for their lives]] thinking a whole squad was targeting them.
7th Jun '17 12:45:55 AM FierceArtist
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamal_Udeen_Al-Harith Jamal al-Harith]] was a convert to Islam from the United Kingdom, who in 2002, after travelling to Afghanistan was captured by the Taliban believing him to be a British spy. After the US military toppled the Taliban, found him imprisoned among other foreigners, they secured his release...but then they found his story backpacking trip to Pakistan to be implausible, and themselves held him in Guantanamo Bay for over two years. He has later released without charge when no evidence emerged that he was a security threat, and sent back to the UK along with five other British detainees. He became something of a cause celebre for human rights groups to rally against the usage of torture by the United States government in the War on Terror, and even (unsuccessfully) sued then-US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for the torture he received in 2004. Fast forward to a decade later, he joins Islamic State, and in February 2017, carries out a suicide bombing at an Iraqi army base. British tabloids expressed outrage particularly over the fact that he received £1 million in compensation. Some of his relatives insist that during his imprisonment in Guantanamo, he was not a terrorist then, and it was actually the difficulty he experienced in rebuilding his life from the stigma of the "terrorist" imprisonment, that pushed him towards Islamic extremism.
15th May '17 7:05:45 AM Vlt
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* The massive cyber-attack '[=WannaCry=]' that hit the world in May 2017. A writer submitted the actual facts as a novel ("Zero Day: The story of [=MS17-010=]"). It received this [[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2017/05/rejection-letter.html rejection letter]] for being "totally implausible".

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* The massive cyber-attack '[=WannaCry=]' that hit the world in May 2017. A writer Writer CharlesStross submitted the actual facts as a novel ("Zero Day: The story of [=MS17-010=]"). It received this [[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2017/05/rejection-letter.html rejection letter]] for being "totally implausible".
15th May '17 2:33:54 AM Vlt
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* The massive cyber-attack '[=WannaCry=]' that hit the world in May 2017. A writer submitted the actual facts as a novel ("Zero Day: The story of [=MS17-010=]"). It received this [[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2017/05/rejection-letter.html rejection letter]] for being "totally implausible".
17th Apr '17 4:59:57 PM PhantomRider
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* The world's most proficient sniper, UsefulNotes/SimoHayha; AKA "The White Death", has over 700 confirmed kills. Yes, seven hundred. All achieved in about ''three months'' in far less than optimal conditions, which includes the lack of a scope. TheOtherWiki has more information on the guy, but needless to say, if he was fictional, this would be considered ridiculous if it was played for anything other than [[PlayedForLaughs laughs.]]

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* The world's most proficient sniper, UsefulNotes/SimoHayha; AKA "The White Death", has over 700 confirmed kills. Yes, seven hundred. All achieved in about ''three months'' in far less than optimal conditions, which includes the lack of a scope. scope (he never used one, as the light glinting off of a scope can reveal a sniper's position.) TheOtherWiki has more information on the guy, but needless to say, if he was fictional, this would be considered ridiculous if it was played for anything other than [[PlayedForLaughs laughs.]]]]
**His CrowningMomentOfAwesome is either the time he was hit in the face with a round meant to be used against ''tanks,'' got back up, and killed the one who fired it, or the time he shot _eight_ enemy soldiers with _one_ bullet, sending all the others [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running for their lives]] thinking a whole squad was targeting them.
12th Mar '17 8:04:11 AM JamesAustin
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Not to be confused with ''StrangerThanFiction'', which is a movie.

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Not to be confused with ''StrangerThanFiction'', ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'', which is a movie.
7th Mar '17 11:22:13 PM kensu
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* MobyDick is one of the great classics of American literature, and the grandfather of the Action/Suspense novel. However it pales by comparison to the events surrounding the destruction of the whaleship Essex, which inspired it. Check out its entry at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(whaleship) the other wiki]].
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5th Mar '17 5:47:56 PM louisXVI
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* Andrew Lloyd Webber's ''Evita'' is a retelling of the life of Eva Peron, a poor actress who rose to become the powerful First Lady of Argentina, and nearly Vice President, before a young death. The story ends here, possibly because what happens next the widower president is overthrown, remarries a nightclub dancer, is elected back to power, makes ''this'' wife Vice President then dies, causing the politically ignorant nightclub dancer to become president, who then falls under the spell of a sinister mystic, she is then overthrown and the country goes to war with Great Britain would make for a somewhat zany epilogue.
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