History MemeticBadass / RealLife

13th Nov '17 1:32:42 PM JehJehKeyblade
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** Vishwanathan Anand [[IncrediblyLamePun PAWNS]] them both...



** Kasparov has nothing on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrca0q-bLTo this]]!



** One thing worth noting about Roosevelt right off the bat - the guy ''physically divided two continents'' by starting the Panama Canal. The truth can be more badass than fiction.
*** Except he didn't start it, he bought it from the French; they'd simply decided it was impossible. Still badass because he accomplished what people thought couldn't be done.

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** One thing worth noting about Roosevelt right off the bat - the guy ''physically divided two continents'' by starting buying the Panama Canal. The truth can be more badass than fiction.
*** Except he didn't start it, he bought it from the French; they'd simply decided it was impossible. Still badass because he accomplished what people thought couldn't be done.
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*** On that matter, I'm pretty sure he just had to ''look'' at the ones who didn't want to give him the prize and they immediately complied out of fear.



*** Jackson actually fought over a dozen duels, but the most badass one was when he fought Charles Dickinson, the only man Jackson ever killed in a duel. Apparently, Dickinson not only owed Jackson money for a horse racing debt, but he pushed Jackson's Berserk Button by insulting his wife. Jackson knew he was outclassed as a shot by Dickenson, so when the time came he allowed Dickenson to shoot FIRST; in the process catching a bullet in the chest, which was so close to his heart that doctors just left it there. Meanwhile, Jackson took careful aim while Dickenson was busy trying to reload and proved that it's not necessarily the fastest shot, it's the most accurate one that wins the day.

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*** Jackson actually fought over a dozen duels, but the most badass one was when he fought Charles Dickinson, the only man Jackson ever killed in a duel. Apparently, Dickinson not only owed Jackson money for a horse racing debt, but he pushed Jackson's Berserk Button by insulting his wife. Jackson knew he was outclassed as a shot by Dickenson, so when the time came he allowed Dickenson to shoot FIRST; in the process catching a bullet in the chest, which was so close to his heart that doctors just left it there. Meanwhile, Jackson took careful aim while Dickenson was busy trying to reload and proved that it's not necessarily the fastest shot, it's the most accurate one that wins the day.
26th Sep '17 1:10:50 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Related: Field Marshal Carl UsefulNotes/GustafMannerheim, the commander-in-chief of Finland's military. He ''started'' with a long and highly-successful career in the Russian Army. At the very beginning of Finland's independence, he was its regent during the period when they weren't sure whether to be a monarchy or democracy, and some people actually wanted to make him king. Between the wars, he hunted man-eating tigers in India, and refused an offer to make him dictator of Finland. He fought three wars in six years -- two against the USSR, one against Germany. And ''then'' he became President, and talked the Soviets out of taking over Finland even though Finland had just ''lost the war''. Finland's flag day is his birthday, and its highest medal is the Mannerheim Cross.

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* Related: Field Marshal Carl UsefulNotes/GustafMannerheim, UsefulNotes/GustavMannerheim, the commander-in-chief of Finland's military.military and the Finnish George Washington. He ''started'' with a long and highly-successful career in the Russian Army. At the very beginning of Finland's independence, he was its regent during the period when they weren't sure whether to be a monarchy or democracy, and some people actually wanted to make him king. Between the wars, he hunted man-eating tigers in India, and refused an offer to make him dictator of Finland. He fought three wars in six years -- two against the USSR, one against Germany. And ''then'' he became President, and talked the Soviets out of taking over Finland even though Finland had just ''lost the war''. Finland's flag day is his birthday, and its highest medal is the Mannerheim Cross.
24th Sep '17 4:05:21 PM nombretomado
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* The blue whale. It's the largest animal on Earth right now and probably ever (it hasn't been conclusively proven that ''Argentinosaurus'' was bigger), and people have come up with some rather ChuckNorrisFacts-esque tall tales about exactly ''how'' big it is. The most widespread of these is that it can exceed 100 feet in length--this is ''probably'' true, but has never been proven. Per Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, other badass memes about the blue whale include that a human can swim through its arteries, that its heartbeat can be heard 19 miles away, and that [[GagPenis it has a 16-foot penis]]. Admit it, until just now you thought all those things were actually true.

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* The blue whale. It's the largest animal on Earth right now and probably ever (it hasn't been conclusively proven that ''Argentinosaurus'' was bigger), and people have come up with some rather ChuckNorrisFacts-esque Website/ChuckNorrisFacts-esque tall tales about exactly ''how'' big it is. The most widespread of these is that it can exceed 100 feet in length--this is ''probably'' true, but has never been proven. Per Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, other badass memes about the blue whale include that a human can swim through its arteries, that its heartbeat can be heard 19 miles away, and that [[GagPenis it has a 16-foot penis]]. Admit it, until just now you thought all those things were actually true.
16th Jul '17 11:49:50 AM nombretomado
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* Also on the WW2 front, Otto Skorzeny, due less to his real life accomplishments, standard military badass though they may be, and more to embellishments using comic book and movie portrayals as being equally historically accurate, on Norris-y themed history threads. The scars certainly didn't hurt the manliness factor none. On the strategic side, Manstein and Patton also receive this treatment, while Russians are depicted as wishing to be this, but also fearing Stalin's reputed paranoia and deciding costly PyrrhicVictory and near-failure is a better option than being assassinated for appearing more competent than the Iron Man of Russia.

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* Also on the WW2 [=WW2=] front, Otto Skorzeny, due less to his real life accomplishments, standard military badass though they may be, and more to embellishments using comic book and movie portrayals as being equally historically accurate, on Norris-y themed history threads. The scars certainly didn't hurt the manliness factor none. On the strategic side, Manstein and Patton also receive this treatment, while Russians are depicted as wishing to be this, but also fearing Stalin's reputed paranoia and deciding costly PyrrhicVictory and near-failure is a better option than being assassinated for appearing more competent than the Iron Man of Russia.



* General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck. Quoting Wiki/TheOtherWiki: German colonial officer, East Africa. Remained undefeated right through the Great War, while being outmanned, outgunned, and cut off from Germany and resupply. Appointed black officers. Has been referred to as leading the single greatest guerrilla operation in modern history. Was offered an ambassadorship to Great Britain by Hitler, but refused (seemingly out of a dislike of ''Hitler''). Impressed his Great War foes enough that he got sent food packages by some of them after WW2.

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* General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck. Quoting Wiki/TheOtherWiki: German colonial officer, East Africa. Remained undefeated right through the Great War, while being outmanned, outgunned, and cut off from Germany and resupply. Appointed black officers. Has been referred to as leading the single greatest guerrilla operation in modern history. Was offered an ambassadorship to Great Britain by Hitler, but refused (seemingly out of a dislike of ''Hitler''). Impressed his Great War foes enough that he got sent food packages by some of them after WW2.[=WW2=].



* Jack Churchill. When WW2 started, he joined the SAS. He is the only soldier to have killed an enemy with a longbow in WW2. Thats right, a longbow, in WW2. While the soldiers under his commander were carrying rifles and [=SMGs=], he went into battle with a longbow, a claymore, and bagpipes. On more than one occasion he was the last survivor of his unit. After one mission went south, and all his soldiers were killed, and he used all his arrows, and he was cornered by the Germans, they found him sitting there calmly, waiting for them, ''playing his bagpipes''. They sent him to a POW camp, but he got bored and ''left''.

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* Jack Churchill. When WW2 [=WW2=] started, he joined the SAS. He is the only soldier to have killed an enemy with a longbow in WW2. Thats [=WW2=]. That's right, a longbow, in WW2.[=WW2=]. While the soldiers under his commander were carrying rifles and [=SMGs=], he went into battle with a longbow, a claymore, and bagpipes. On more than one occasion he was the last survivor of his unit. After one mission went south, and all his soldiers were killed, and he used all his arrows, and he was cornered by the Germans, they found him sitting there calmly, waiting for them, ''playing his bagpipes''. They sent him to a POW camp, but he got bored and ''left''.



** The German term `stormtrooper`, later used to describe elite units in both Allied and Axis armies in WW2, was coined as a nickname for the Canadian Corps.

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** The German term `stormtrooper`, later used to describe elite units in both Allied and Axis armies in WW2, [=WW2=], was coined as a nickname for the Canadian Corps.
18th Jun '17 4:30:41 PM nombretomado
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** He's not well known as a badass because he was so much of a badass that you can't make jokes about him, because anything you could think of as a joke, he really did. And then he'd punch you in the nuts with a burning tank. Seriously, just go read his entry on TheOtherWiki, the guy is a real-life {{Wolverine}}.

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** He's not well known as a badass because he was so much of a badass that you can't make jokes about him, because anything you could think of as a joke, he really did. And then he'd punch you in the nuts with a burning tank. Seriously, just go read his entry on TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the guy is a real-life {{Wolverine}}.



** According to ThatOtherWiki: "Murphy had always wanted to be a soldier, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, he tried to enlist,[9] but the Army, Navy and Marine Corps all turned him down for being underweight and underage." He...is...ComicBook/CaptainAmerica

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** According to ThatOtherWiki: Wiki/ThatOtherWiki: "Murphy had always wanted to be a soldier, and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, he tried to enlist,[9] but the Army, Navy and Marine Corps all turned him down for being underweight and underage." He...is...ComicBook/CaptainAmerica



* General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck. Quoting TheOtherWiki: German colonial officer, East Africa. Remained undefeated right through the Great War, while being outmanned, outgunned, and cut off from Germany and resupply. Appointed black officers. Has been referred to as leading the single greatest guerilla operation in modern history. Was offered an ambassadorship to Great Britain by Hitler, but refused (seemingly out of a dislike of ''Hitler''). Impressed his Great War foes enough that he got sent food packages by some of them after WW2.

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* General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck. Quoting TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: German colonial officer, East Africa. Remained undefeated right through the Great War, while being outmanned, outgunned, and cut off from Germany and resupply. Appointed black officers. Has been referred to as leading the single greatest guerilla guerrilla operation in modern history. Was offered an ambassadorship to Great Britain by Hitler, but refused (seemingly out of a dislike of ''Hitler''). Impressed his Great War foes enough that he got sent food packages by some of them after WW2.



* The blue whale. It's the largest animal on Earth right now and probably ever (it hasn't been conclusively proven that ''Argentinosaurus'' was bigger), and people have come up with some rather ChuckNorrisFacts-esque tall tales about exactly ''how'' big it is. The most widespread of these is that it can exceed 100 feet in length--this is ''probably'' true, but has never been proven. Per ThatOtherWiki, other badass memes about the blue whale include that a human can swim through its arteries, that its heartbeat can be heard 19 miles away, and that [[GagPenis it has a 16-foot penis]]. Admit it, until just now you thought all those things were actually true.

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* The blue whale. It's the largest animal on Earth right now and probably ever (it hasn't been conclusively proven that ''Argentinosaurus'' was bigger), and people have come up with some rather ChuckNorrisFacts-esque tall tales about exactly ''how'' big it is. The most widespread of these is that it can exceed 100 feet in length--this is ''probably'' true, but has never been proven. Per ThatOtherWiki, Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, other badass memes about the blue whale include that a human can swim through its arteries, that its heartbeat can be heard 19 miles away, and that [[GagPenis it has a 16-foot penis]]. Admit it, until just now you thought all those things were actually true.
17th Jun '17 1:22:04 PM nombretomado
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** The Hundred Days Offensive, the biggest successful drive made by the Allies during WW1, is generally called Canada`s Hundred Days, because during this time, the 4 divisions of the Canadian Corps, roughly 100 000 men, defeated 47 divisions of the German army, more than a million soldiers.

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** The Hundred Days Offensive, the biggest successful drive made by the Allies during WW1, [=WW1=], is generally called Canada`s Hundred Days, because during this time, the 4 divisions of the Canadian Corps, roughly 100 000 men, defeated 47 divisions of the German army, more than a million soldiers.
13th Jun '17 5:07:13 AM Piterpicher
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* [[DirtyJobs Mike Rowe]].

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* [[DirtyJobs [[Series/DirtyJobs Mike Rowe]].
31st May '17 6:48:19 PM nombretomado
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* YoshiyukiTomino. For a RealLife person to be chosen as an illustration of the KillEmAll trope... is really something.

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* YoshiyukiTomino.Creator/YoshiyukiTomino. For a RealLife person to be chosen as an illustration of the KillEmAll trope... is really something.
31st May '17 2:32:54 AM Nitramy
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** Funnily enough, Scalabrine has a player card in NBA 2K and NBA Live Mobile, both rated in the 90's.
20th May '17 7:33:18 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/NoamChomsky's been qouted more than anyone
* AVeryPotterMusical has made ZacEfron a MemeticBadass on a smaller scale. Ask any AVPM fan, even ones who hated him before they watched AVPM, and they'll tell you all about what a charismatic humanitarian he is.

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* Creator/NoamChomsky's been qouted quoted more than anyone
* AVeryPotterMusical ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' has made ZacEfron Creator/ZacEfron a MemeticBadass on a smaller scale. Ask any AVPM fan, even ones who hated him before they watched AVPM, and they'll tell you all about what a charismatic humanitarian he is.
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