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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 1/3/2013 2:41:39 PM   
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I really liked his story about English longbow archers at Agincourt having coined the middle finger gesture and it's meaning of "Pluck [fuck] you" - I'd love to believe that's true! I'll certainly be passing it on anyway.


You should read this



I wish it was true but I don't think it is. Still a great read though.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 25/3/2013 2:42:45 PM   
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I found out today that Rita Hayworth was actually a Mexican woman formerly known as Margarita Cansino. She had her hairline surgically pushed back, her hair dyed red and her skin bleached to appear whiter.



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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 25/3/2013 3:23:42 PM   
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Hayworth was American - she had a Spanish father.

I've always thought the bleaching thing was a rumour - I mean, her mother was Irish descent.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 20/9/2013 10:47:24 PM   
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I found out today that the last Vickers VC10 Jetliner has flown its final mission today. To be honest I thought nothing of it, but it turns out that my family and I (when I was very young) flew to the UK from Germany on one of them back in the early 1990's*.

Sod's law I have no memory of such awesomeness






*My dad was in the territorial army back then, and we were stationed in Germany in a sort of military community. It wasn't British Airways cutting pennies or anything like that.

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Just had another text from my mum. The seats faced backwards on the plane, and when we took off she had to spread her arms out to stop me and my sister from falling off. Typical Blue Peter operation.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 21/9/2013 8:18:58 AM   
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Aleister Crowley was apparently a double agent during WWI whose mission was to make the Germans appear ridiculous in the US.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 21/9/2013 9:28:33 AM   
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ORIGINAL: sanchia

Aleister Crowley was apparently a double agent during WWI whose mission was to make the Germans appear ridiculous in the US.


Shit, I never knew that. Perhaps because Ozzy never managed to squeeze that into the song.
And it's spinning round in my head now......

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/9/2013 11:59:40 AM   
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That lobster used to be a food for poor people, and wouldn't be given to prisoners more than once a week, as that was deemed too much of a punishment.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/9/2013 12:10:41 PM   
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Never argue with a man who gives you money. :D

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/9/2013 1:18:42 PM   
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That lobster used to be a food for poor people


Same goes for oysters.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/9/2013 7:32:02 PM   
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

I could've gone a long while without needing to know about pregnant women being injected with radioactive material, disabled children being given syphilis and prison inmates having their plums replaced with those of animals.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/9/2013 8:40:05 PM   
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Never argue with a man who gives you money. :D




It depends on why they are giving you money.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 1/1/2014 10:10:15 PM   
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That you can estimate temperature by how frequently crickets chirp.
Also, I miss this thread

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 24/1/2014 10:10:18 AM   
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it definitely is interesting that the VAT is so much That it changed all the 4s to 5s :)

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/1/2014 8:02:40 AM   
Willie Mayes Hayes


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That the key to a good steak is leaving it alone for a while once you've cooked it. Thanks, Tim Ferriss
Oh, and that Daniel Day-Lewis is apparently an impressive runner. Well, I find that interesting anyway

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 26/1/2014 1:02:01 PM   
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Morgana Robinson is Brody Dalle's half sister. Well, I never.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 10/2/2014 12:59:47 PM   
Willie Mayes Hayes


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That Batman is much harder to draw than I expected

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 10/2/2014 1:14:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes

That Batman is much harder to draw than I expected


Who's the reference style you're drawing from?

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 10/2/2014 1:55:59 PM   
Willie Mayes Hayes


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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes

That Batman is much harder to draw than I expected


Who's the reference style you're drawing from?


I can't remember actually, I was just scribbling pics from random comics (one might've been Killing Joke actually). Daredevil and Superman looked okay, Batman looked awful


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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 10/2/2014 2:17:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes

That Batman is much harder to draw than I expected


Who's the reference style you're drawing from?


I can't remember actually, I was just scribbling pics from random comics (one might've been Killing Joke actually). Daredevil and Superman looked okay, Batman looked awful



Brian Bolland I think did Killing Joke with Moore.Very good Artist but his style is very 'old school'. Its a hard style to pull off ,i think.
Nowadays its generally about using the white space than it is using the dark,if you get my drift.
You look at thick,bulky,fantastical expressive work like Kirby and compare him to Jim Lee.Literally its night and day.

The best way would be to go it alone and draw Batman how you want him to be,and just continually improve upon that.



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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 10/2/2014 2:25:33 PM   
Willie Mayes Hayes


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quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes

That Batman is much harder to draw than I expected


Who's the reference style you're drawing from?


I can't remember actually, I was just scribbling pics from random comics (one might've been Killing Joke actually). Daredevil and Superman looked okay, Batman looked awful



Brian Bolland I think did Killing Joke with Moore.Very good Artist but his style is very 'old school'. Its a hard style to pull off ,i think.
Nowadays its generally about using the white space than it is using the dark,if you get my drift.
You look at thick,bulky,fantastical expressive work like Kirby and compare him to Jim Lee.Literally its night and day.

The best way would be to go it alone and draw Batman how you want him to be,and just continually improve upon that.





Thanks for the advice. I'm just getting into drawing for the first time, (as an adult anyway). I got the book Draw Comics the Marvel Way last week, enjoying it so far. Drawing is nice and relaxing


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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 10/2/2014 2:39:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes

That Batman is much harder to draw than I expected


Who's the reference style you're drawing from?


I can't remember actually, I was just scribbling pics from random comics (one might've been Killing Joke actually). Daredevil and Superman looked okay, Batman looked awful



Brian Bolland I think did Killing Joke with Moore.Very good Artist but his style is very 'old school'. Its a hard style to pull off ,i think.
Nowadays its generally about using the white space than it is using the dark,if you get my drift.
You look at thick,bulky,fantastical expressive work like Kirby and compare him to Jim Lee.Literally its night and day.

The best way would be to go it alone and draw Batman how you want him to be,and just continually improve upon that.





Thanks for the advice. I'm just getting into drawing for the first time, (as an adult anyway). I got the book Draw Comics the Marvel Way last week, enjoying it so far. Drawing is nice and relaxing



Oh,that's a really good book.
Good luck.

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 13/2/2014 1:15:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Willie Mayes Hayes

That you can estimate temperature by how frequently crickets chirp.
Also, I miss this thread


Me too, so here's another interesting fact from the aforereferenced Robert Wuhl show:

Hedy Lamarr, star of Hollywood's golden age and renowned party girl was as famous for her social life as she was for her acting - the kind of girl who would regularly feature in the local scandal mags after stumbling from club after club.

However, unbeknownst to most of her fans and the tabloids of the time, she was also quite the science brain. During one of her legendary soirees, she scribbled some ideas down on a napkin, which led to her being jointly responsible for inventing the concept of spread spectrum frequency hopping, a technology so important and innovative that it was classified a national secret in the 1940s and is still used to this day in applications such as wifi, bluetooth and cellular telephony. So that phone in your pocket is there courtesy of the 1940's equivalent of Britney Spears

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 13/2/2014 1:25:11 PM   
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I knew about the kind of radar guidance thing that could be used for weapons but hadn't realised how big the base for her work was.

Mind you, when I think of her I just try to remind myself not to call her Hedley

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RE: An interesting thing I have learned today is... - 13/2/2014 2:08:57 PM   
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That is pretty darn interesting. Wow never knew that.

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