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Tangerine

Tangerine

Did anyone else ever cook an egg, then remove all the white so there was only the yolk still in it's thin, clear wrapping, then eat it?

Ninja fools the best of eyes

Looks like my muscles after 3 days at gym.

Looks like a Mandarin Orange. You don’t fool me.

Aunt and Uncle's home in Ventura, CA after latest fires... It's just gone.

Aunt and Uncle's home in Ventura, CA after latest fires... It's just gone.

It’s not like anyone wanted the fire to start.

Life gets real when your house burns down. Sorry for your family’s loss.

This is just horrible, my house and business burned, breaks my heart to see others go through this, my thoughts and prayers to them.

Very sad. I'm packed just in case. I was up north for their recent fires and was less than a mile from the evacuation zone. I moved south and now I'm not taking any chances with these winds...

My sister had a happy birthday until...

My sister had a happy birthday until...

She looks hot af.

This. girl. is on fireeee

See...the older you get, the more candles you get, the more likely you are to die.

Great time for the silly string...

California fires two miles from my house .

California fires two miles from my house .

Wow- the metal sign is on fire. That's nuts.

That is when you just walk the other way.

Be safe.

Holy. Shit.

This looks like something from an apocalypse movie.

An old man approached me at work and after some brief discussion, asked if I was Muslim. I told him yes. He handed me this. He told me he made it himself, and he wanted me to have it.

An old man approached me at work and after some brief discussion, asked if I was Muslim. I told him yes. He handed me this. He told me he made it himself, and he wanted me to have it.

I learned that from playing Civilization.

I hate to come off as ignorant, but what is the lowest most symbol?

For those that are curious, from top clockwise: Christianity, Judaism, Goodyear, Islam

Bhuddist*

My dad's cat is odd.

My dad's cat is odd.

His face says: "Don't judge me."

Hang in there, weird cat! 
I made a sketch of your cat: sketch

Hang in there, weird cat! I made a sketch of your cat:

That's a pretty good cat face.

His proud display of his lack of testicles says: "Only God can judge me."

My grandpa has a cash register from 1913, fully working. It is made of brass and marble, before it became a scarcity with the war.

My grandpa has a cash register from 1913, fully working. It is made of brass and marble, before it became a scarcity with the war.

For those curious, the marble shelf is to test the authenticity of coins by knock on it, back in the day. This is a typical candy shop register before the war called for brass for ammunition.

You must be hitting on all sixes to have the bees to sling that much spinach around.

Stick your hand in the bill drawer, lift up on the pin, pull and jostle the drawer; on the bottom is the original receipt with date.

I knew about the marble test from hours of American Pickers and Pawn Stars... but do you know what the two metal 'slugs' are for? I've never seen that before.

This is Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a Gurkha, who single-handedly held his post against 30 Taliban using only the weapons he had within reach. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by Queen Elizabeth II.

This is Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a Gurkha, who single-handedly held his post against 30 Taliban using only the weapons he had within reach. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross by Queen Elizabeth II.

Jesus, this is his grandfather:

On 23 June 1944 at Mogaung, Burma, during an attack on the railway bridge, a section of one of the platoons was wiped out with the exception of Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun, his section commander and one other. The section commander immediately led a charge on the enemy position but was at once badly wounded, as was the third man. Rifleman Pun, with a Bren gun continued the charge alone in the face of shattering fire and reaching the position, killed three of the occupants and put five more to flight, capturing two light machine-guns and much ammunition. He then gave accurate supporting fire, enabling the rest of his platoon to reach their objective.

I'll give them a wide berth.

Not every Pun in a generation can be such a badass, but, in these cases, one Pun in ten did.

The Field Marshall of India, Sam Manekshaw once said that:

"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha"

Source

Old Gurkha story that has been told a hundred different ways, but I've always liked it.

A British officer gathered a company of Gurkhas and proposed an operation behind enemy lines. The Gurkhas would be dropped from a plane behind a supply base and then proceed to attack the base and disrupt supply lines in advance of a much larger offensive.

The Gurkha officers and NCO's put their heads together to discuss the operation. After a while, a Gurkha captain approached the British officer and said 'since this is a volunteer mission, sadly we must decline'.

The British officer was stunned, as he'd heard nothing but extraordinary praise for this company of Gurkhas, so he excused himself to go back to his headquarters to come up with a new plan.

Very shortly after he arrived, the same Gurkha captain knocked on the door and entered. "Sir", he said, "we have reconsidered and would agree to take on the mission provided we can ask for a few guidelines. First, we'd ask that the planes slow down over the drop zone to make the jump easier for our men. Second, we'd ask that we be dropped over soft ground to make the landing easier. Finally, we'd like it if the planes could get as low as possible to the ground".

The British officer thought about it for a minute and responded. "On your first and second request, we're happy to comply. We always lower the aircraft speed during a jump, and the drop zone we have in mind is mostly marshy land. Sadly, however, our pilots must maintain a minimum altitude in order for the parachutes to de.."

He was cut off by the ecstatic Gurkha. "You didn't say anything about parachutes before! No problem, drop us wherever."

3D printed Violin

3D printed Violin

I thought it would be really funny if after all that setup, the violin sounded like shit when he played it. Then it did sound like shit when he played it. Imagine my surprise!

Where do I go to hear it be played?

Here

Really hard to tell what it sounds like because there is so much dynamic processing on this track. Now if it takes this much audio processing to sound good, we certainly won't be seeing these being used in acoustic performance any time soon.

It wouldn't take much work for at least the artist to turn the violin into an electro with a simple pickup instead of recording into a mic, or add some sort of reverb chambers to the 3D print to give it a fuller sound.

Try one of these subthreads