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Old 11-03-2017, 03:13 PM
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Default What have the Russians ever done for us?

"All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"
Reg, The Life of Brian.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:05 PM
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Developed the periodic table of the elements

Developed soil science

Pavlov and his drooling dogs

Put the first man into space

Blew up some really big rockets on the launching pad

Vodka

Pioneers in fake news

Icy grave for much of Napoleon's army

Icy grave for much of Hitler's army

Has some great ice hockey talent

Proved Communism wasn't all that it was cracked up to be

Demonstrated the downside of nuclear power

Size matters

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Old 11-04-2017, 01:25 AM
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Yay, Mendeleev!
I was thinking of a motto for the current administration, DT and Jeff Sessions in particular.

Monty Python: What have the romans ever done for us? - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7tvauOJMHo
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:35 AM
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We've got to laugh, don't we?
  • Race in space
  • Cosmo
  • Giving credence to the road roader cartoons
  • Beautiful novels
  • Building sand castles
  • Gave us Donald Trump


And who could ever forget Stan? He's not a man! https://youtu.be/NrDVsprWRCQ

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Old 11-04-2017, 10:17 AM
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Tovarich Trump. Slogan: Make Russia Great Again.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:47 AM
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Vladimir Nabokov.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:11 AM
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Sam: "Vladimir Nabokov"


Two true words.

Thank you Sam.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:57 PM
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And since the Union went down the drain, they are the only plumbers in the San Fernando Valley.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:11 PM
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A succession of world chess champions who embarrassed the best the West could muster (save for the strange anomaly that is Bobby Fischer.)
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:44 PM
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'Battleship Potemkin', Tolstoy and vodka.
And Nabokov, but Sam got there first.
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