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    That's Neat! 1: That's neat

    A thread for stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else and which is, well, neat.

    I was listening to a Philip Marlowe radio play on XM Radio Classics today and a plot point involved a "baton sinister," a charge in heraldry which is a bar from the top right to bottom left. A couple neat things about this:

    1. One connotation of this mark was bastardy, and in French the term is "barre sinister." Hence, Simon Bar Sinister in Underdog slipped past the censors for "Simon the Bastard."

    2. A related connotation, at least as far as the radio play was concerned, was fraudulence (in the show, a bar sinister is added to a tapestry as a clue that it's a fake). I can't prove it, but we've all seen that mark used in what to me appears to be a direct lineage meaning.
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    Part of the MS-13 gang system taken out. https://www.infowars.com/ms-13-decap...geles-history/
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Part of the MS-13 gang system taken out. https://www.infowars.com/ms-13-decap...geles-history/
    Not really in the spirit, but it does seem like it was a really interesting operation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Not really in the spirit, but it does seem like it was a really interesting operation.
    Well, you said it was where things don't fit in, and it didn't seem like one of the planet things, or the political stuff...
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Well, you said it was where things don't fit in, and it didn't seem like one of the planet things, or the political stuff...
    I would have called it headline news. But my rights and duties as Poser of the Year do not quite extend to Totalitarian Control.

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    The Law of the Jungle just pronounced a guilty verdict

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    There's burial and there's cremation. Now for something completely different alkaline hydrolysis.


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    Wow, this is neat.

    tl; dr: This is people talking.
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