-  [WT]  [Home] [Manage]

Name
Email
Subject   (new thread)
Message
File
File URL
Embed   Help
Password  (for post and file deletion)
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, MP3, PNG, WEBM
  • Maximum file size allowed is 15360 KB.
  • Images greater than 300x300 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Currently 605 unique user posts.

  • Blotter updated: 2014-04-24 Show/Hide Show All

No. 32113 ID: 963c4b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  The fine line between discipline and sadism.
The Hill (1965) - Sean Connery, Ian Hendry & Harry Andrews
http://youtu.be/HdzJdxa0e1s
The Hill is a 1965 film directed by Sidney Lumet, set in a British army prison in North Africa in World War II. It stars Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Ian Hendry, Alfred Lynch, Roy Kinnear and Michael Redgrave.

In a British Army "glasshouse" (military detention camp) in the Libyan Desert, prisoners convicted of service offences such as insubordination, being drunk whilst on duty, going AWOL or petty theft etc. are subjected to repetitive drill in the blazing desert heat.
The arrival of five new prisoners slowly leads to a clash with the camp authorities. One new NCO guard who has also just arrived employs excessive punishments, which include forcing the five newcomers to repeatedly climb a man-made hill in the center of the camp. When one dies a power struggle erupts between brutal Staff Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry), humane Staff Sergeant Harris (Ian Bannen), Regimental Sergeant Major Wilson (Harry Andrews), and the camp's Medical Officer (Michael Redgrave) as they struggle to run the camp in conflicting styles.

Roberts (Sean Connery) is a former Squadron Sergeant Major from the Royal Tank Regiment, convicted of assaulting his Commanding Officer - which he explains to his fellow inmates was because he was ordered to lead his men in a senseless suicidal attack. Roberts openly scorns Williams brutality and serves as challenge to his authority. The RSM is a career soldier who sees his vital task as breaking down failed soldiers, then building them back up again, in his words, "into men!"

Staff Sergeant Williams is new to the prison, and his ambition is matched only by his cruel treatment of the prisoners; he seeks to use their suffering as means for promotion. "And what are you supposed to be," Roberts asks him when he is accused of cowardice in battle, "a brave man in a permanent base job?" The RSM seems to agree; in another scene, he slyly mentions the fact that the Germans were bombing the UK (including the civilian prison Williams worked at) just as Williams was volunteering for prison duty in Africa.

Staff Sergeant Harris is the conscience of the prison who sympathises with the men, too closely, according to the RSM. The officers of the piece, both the CO (Norman Bird) and the Medical Officer, take their duties casually and, as Roberts points out, "everyone is doing time here, even the screws."

In the finale, the camp's Medical Officer and Staff Sergeant Harris decide to report the abuses at the camp. Sadistic Staff Sergeant Williams goes to administer one final, perhaps fatal, beating to Sergeant Major Roberts, when two prisoners intervene and appear to beat Williams to death while Roberts plea
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.


No. 32108 ID: 9631af hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Analysis of Ukraine conflict by a western political analyst.

It's not impartial, but it is frank and honest.
>> No. 32110 ID: 385f49
>>32108
Yeah, right, except it is definitely well known that with that amount of spying equipment it is absolutely impossible that any western-aligned leader will somehow do something on his own. Seriously, I even doubt the can change underwear all by themselves.

It is obviously very useful for US to make everybody think that they really just allow people to make these mistakes - but every sane man should know, people can't be that much mistaken. In the same way, for Saakashwili to not consider what would happen if he attack people of South Ossetia he had to be specifically deceived and pushed in that direction. Same way in Ukraine, I mean, only 10 times more straight. I mean, if there's something wrong with the actions of the local executives, it has nothing to do with their own will - it's the errors of their administration. The tighter the control gets, the more obvious it becomes.

I don't see strategy here anymore. All I can see is a number of different moves, some of them overly calm, some panic, some are absolutely random. 8 month since the video was posted(recorded?) I don't see any changes in the situation. The ceasefire established again, but due to catastrophic military defeat in the town D., leadership of Ukraine and their supporters try to look like nothing has happened and there's still March '14 and there's a long road ahead. Even as country is in ruins and number of casualties and refugees is truly uncountable.
>> No. 32111 ID: df12a0
If Obama wasn't POTUS, Putin would at least be waging some sort of overt PR campaign to hide what he's doing; at this point, Putin's not even bothering.
>> No. 32112 ID: 285294
>>32111
Obama is spineless. He'll always be remembered as "that shitty black president"


No. 32098 ID: 68aa6b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  so cardistry is a thing
>> No. 32101 ID: 144d78
DECARDERING FROM SUCH A HEIGHT!
>> No. 32109 ID: e43bc3
File 142456775019.jpg - (32.88KB , 350x400 , 1200855805691.jpg )
32109
>>32101
>that reference
Fabulous.


No. 32041 ID: 68aa6b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  ussr did win cold war
2 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 32047 ID: e43bc3
>implying the cold war is over
I seriously do not get why people think this bullshit.
>> No. 32050 ID: 9aea35
  It's worse than that, USA is closer to becoming USSR than people think

Maybe not exactly communist, but just as bad
>> No. 32051 ID: 7dadba
File 142363184134.png - (162.54KB , 800x4351 , COMMU-AIDS.png )
32051
>> No. 32104 ID: cb5ffa
File 142439711051.png - (739.83KB , 767x750 , 1423168864480.png )
32104
>russia reaps the harvest their soviet grandfathers planted

Fucking slavs
>> No. 32107 ID: 70d38f
File 142446555986.jpg - (108.07KB , 636x384 , 7_a.jpg )
32107
>>32104
Not that much as of yet, it's just going on on their own.
It's the question of wise resource management.

>our power is in the laws of historical inevitability


File 142431067548.jpg - (403.59KB , 1800x1200 , 3895_1virungarangers_003.jpg )
32099 No. 32099 ID: 309312 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
All of you get on Netflix and watch Virunga.
>> No. 32100 ID: cd49aa
Will do when I have access to the TV.

I've been a little curious about it when I saw it on the list.
>> No. 32102 ID: 309312
Before watching, I'd read articles about these guys and what they go through. These rangers have arguably the most dangerous job in all of conservation. I was surprised to learn that their leader is not only a White Congolese gentleman, but he has roots in Belgian royalty; surprising considering his for-bearers established the most brutal regime ever seen on this earth in the Congo. If his men have any enmity for him, it does not show in this film, as he is seen strapping on an AK and slogging through the bush on patrol with the rest of them.
>> No. 32103 ID: 9093a8
>>32099

Couldn't find a good quality download (don't have netflix).

I kind of want to watch a decent version even though I found ok ish streaming links.
>> No. 32105 ID: a9d5c7
Gave it a watch, these are some hard mother fuckers, they're pretty damn committed to that park.

After watching I certainly had an urge to grab a rifle and sign up for a bit of poacher slaying.


File 142406043912.jpg - (49.49KB , 636x424 , Zy5xBpk.jpg )
32071 No. 32071 ID: 1fb1a6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Greetings, people of /m/!

I have a proposal for you, and I want to hear your thoughts:

As some of you may know, I really like certain types of music, and I like all music in a general sense. It's one of those subjects that is near and dear to my heart.

One thing that I have always lamented is that /m/ is not more of a resource when it comes to discussing, sharing, and recommending music. There are and have been some excellent threads, but my impression is that they get kind of lost in the shuffle.

Towards that end, I propose a split. /m/ would remain the domain of visual media other than music videos/live performances. A new board, /mu/ - Music and Audiophilia, would be for all music related posts and discussions.

What do you all think? If we do move forward, it would be as a 90 day or so trial to determine whether the change was good or not.
11 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 32086 ID: 1fb1a6
Also no need for coding assistance, I figured it out in about 5 minutes.
>> No. 32090 ID: 82d7fe
This would be awseome. Especially as I get more settled into PDX and start attending concerts, now I'll have a place to talk about all those cool bands you never heard of.
>> No. 32091 ID: 1fb1a6
>>32090

That is the intention precisely.
>> No. 32094 ID: 1fb1a6
unstickying as the board is live. Thanks for your input.
>> No. 32096 ID: 1fb1a6
also use this thread for questions moving forward.


No. 32058 ID: 1bddb7 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Egyptian Army deploys middle school band to honor Putin.
>> No. 32059 ID: 9631af
>putin
>middle school band camp
The real honoring was in the after party, Obama must be so jelly.

littlebrowngirlsarebest.jpg
>> No. 32064 ID: 1bddb7
  >>32059
>girls
>> No. 32079 ID: 9631af
>>32064
1. input little boy
2. put skirt/makeup on him
3. ???
4. receive little girl
>> No. 32087 ID: 7dadba
>>32058

I respect Putin for resisting the urge to facepalm within the first five seconds.
>> No. 32088 ID: 68aa6b
File 142417775594.jpg - (92.24KB , 608x781 , 1424076040-f05236479102875d9bd9281eadffcbb5.jpg )
32088


No. 31915 ID: 885afe hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  Id seen some of his other videos and was fairly impressed.

Consider my level of impressed-ness a few magnitudes higher.
33 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>> No. 32003 ID: b170fe
>>31982

i'm not saying the style is dumb i'm saying he is dumb
>> No. 32015 ID: 885afe
>>31992
>Most of them had a draw weight in excess of 150 pounds... and these bows were in water for over 400 years. So there was some deterioration.
Jesus christ. Thats basically my body weight for a bow...
>> No. 32016 ID: 6d6cb1
>>31991
That's just a general thing you'll find in most athletes anyways. Bone density is just one factor that changes with heavy use. Check out a butcher's arm, a tennis player, or a deadlifter. Shit's pretty cool in how the body adapts.
>> No. 32035 ID: b47db1
>>31924
>shooting with the arrow from the right side of the bow.... sure? i could see how that may have an advantage, im not convinced it really wastes that much time but sure...

With a quiver on my left side, it's pretty fast.
However, walking around with the quiver hung low enough that it helps generally leads to a yardsale of arrows on the ground.

It's pretty disappointing, I watched the video a while back and then I was thinking fuck I NEED to be that good.

Then someone pointed out it's a hoax.

Don't want to fuck the discussion up, because I want to believe and all that shit.
>> No. 32037 ID: df484d
>>31992
>Because these guys were ordered by decree of the King to practice at least once every week after church on Sunday and they would range volleys out to 400 yards. I think they started when they were a young teenager, too, so those muscles would develop.
This is actually totally irrelevant. For one, the men on the mary rose would be professionals, shooting far, far more, and with much heavier bows than the average englishman.

Second, they're sailors. Care to guess what hauling ropes on weights all day does to the body?

>>31915
I like the part where it's clearly edited, the "armor" (which is likely butted trash non-armor) is shot form off-screen, and he doesn't actually give me any evidence he pierced the gambeson.

Great, you fucking autist. You thought of a different way to shoot, and are good at it. Stop pretending it's a wunderweapon.

>>31924
>of course if your going to be using a ton of arrows immediately your going to hold them in your hand at the ready,
Actually, extant byzantien manuals make no mention of this. Quite the opposite, foot and horse archers alike apparently need to practice quickly "shaking the arrows loose" from their quivers. This includes foot archers firing on the move.

Message too long. Click here to view the full text.


No. 32030 ID: 52aa49 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
 


No. 32021 ID: 30df22 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  https://vid.me/TsNm
>> No. 32026 ID: 626b5e
No... this has been going on for a long time.

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2011/01/quaid-201101?currentPage=1

Here's 5 pages all about Randy being crazy.


Delete post []
Password  
Report post
Reason  
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]