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    This was interesting. Would suck to get lost down there...
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    I Love the ending:
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Where bird and 100 mph fastball meet

    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    I remember reading about this Great White attack out in California just a few weeks back. Here's that lucky survivor in his own words. I wonder what kind of ongoing nightmares such survivors must suffer from. That's gotta be something deeply personal I would imagine...
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    I remember reading about this Great White attack out in California just a few weeks back. Here's that lucky survivor in his own words. I wonder what kind of ongoing nightmares such survivors must suffer from. That's gotta be something deeply personal I would imagine...
    This one is from a beach not far north of my hometown.
    Ní siocháin go saoirse

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    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Cat says get fuck.
    Notice the dog wasn't dumb enough to get involved?
    Ní siocháin go saoirse

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    Quote Originally posted by Lord Sidious View Post
    Cat says get fuck.
    Notice the dog wasn't dumb enough to get involved?
    The dog was clearly living in bondage, albeit that its tail-wagging suggested that it morally fully supported and secretly cheered the cat's rebellion against the dog's oppressive hoomaan tyrant.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    I wonder if something like this encounter might make you reconsider your career choice as a robber.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQItxfvwAFk

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    I wonder if something like this encounter might make you reconsider your career choice as a robber.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQItxfvwAFk
    You'd sure have to hope so, at least some foggy contemplations along the lines of "maybe there's a better way..."
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    This guy is seriously lucky to have lived to tell the tale...

    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    This was a lucky find. The U.S. Navy followed a centuries old maritime tradition in the West of hazing inexperienced crew members, in the navy's case they call it the "Shellback Initiation", and it happened to anyone who had yet to sail across the equator. If you've already done it you're a "shellback", if you haven't, you're a "polywog". The shellbacks are fully in charge on this day.

    This is actual footage of the day I became a shellback back in late '93 aboard the aircraft carrier USS America, off the coast of Somalia. We had been cruising up and down the coast for 50 straight days in support of the aftermath of the infamous "Blackhawk Down" incident, so everyone was pretty wound up tight going that long without a port of call on what was dubbed "Groundhog Station" named after the movie "Groundhog Day", so it was a real blast to cut loose out on the flight deck like that. It's good to be young!

    They don't do that any more in this age of political correctness, and yes it definitely was hazing no two ways about it, but nobody was forced to do it. Regardless of rank, if you opted out, you spent the day in the dark dingy anchor room, and of course were pretty much considered a pussy.

    So anyway here it is, the camera didn't happen to catch the 27 year old version of myself groveling through all that gross shit, but it sure did bring back some memories. Those are moments in time you don't forget. I still have that little card they used to give you as being recognized an official "Rusty Crusty Shellback".

    (Only 3:23 long)
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    This is one of the most hair raising wingsuit jumps I've ever seen. Just one tiny misjudgment and it's lights out. One hell of a ground rush on this one they're really pushing it!
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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