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Best historical event ever?
amazing. defenestration is such a good word too
It's my second favourite word. And I mark the anniversary every year.
Except this year, where I'm a day late... because of stupid work and life...
Give me a moment…
Either that or when the 101st Airbourne were trapped in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and were asked to surrender.
They just sent back a letter with "Nuts" written on it
Is that where 'nuts to you' supposedly comes from?
I think it just comes from nuts being a slang term for testicles
You're a funny guy, Sully...
I think that the last ramming of the cod wars is another notable moment in history:
and stay out of Iclelandic waters!
I'm off to City Hall to chuck Boris out.
was being shown round the castle by a small, female troll like guide with a moustache. She could tell a story though.
George Formby - 'I like chucking people out of windows.'
Something Corporate - 'Leaving Through The Window'
The Streets - 'All Goes Out The Window'
Operation Ivy - 'Room Without a Window (to chuck anyone from)'
"It was reported that an invading Ottoman army turned back in fright when it encountered thousands of rotting corpses impaled on the banks of the Danube"
"Most of the actions taken by Vlad can be justified on moral grounds or they had a utilitarian purpose or in some cases both. Most of the tortures done by ?epe? in the different stories were actually normal punishments in that time."
On what moral grounds can you justify impaling thousands of people? I mean seriously I want to know because this afternoon I'll be out on the streets impaling my face off
Many have attempted to justify Vlad's actions on the basis of nascent nationalism and political necessity. Most of the merchants in Transylvania and Wallachia were Saxons who were seen as parasites, preying upon Romanian natives of Wallachia, while the boyars had proven their disloyalty time and time again (Vlad's own father and older brother were murdered by unfaithful boyars). His actions were likely driven by one or more of three motives: personal or political vendettas, and the establishment of iron-fisted law and order in Wallachia.
I'm sorry there are no excuses for executing thousands of people en mase
Anyone who stabs someone will be impaled
Surely all you need is the excuse you used for executing one person replicated a thousand times.
But doesn't hold up that well when the excuse is "I like watching the life ebb out of people"
I guess. But only because impaling leads to massive shock trauma leading in most instances to rapid, more or less instantaneous death.
"King Wenzel (Václav IV in Czech, Wenceslaus in English), upon hearing this news, was so stunned that he died a little time after, supposedly due to the shock."
how are you?