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#3193135 Awesome, interesting, and/or insane people

Posted Buglamp on 20 April 2011 - 02:32 AM

Hugo Chávez
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  • Born into poverty, in literally a mud hut.
  • Joined the military, realized his government was corrupt.
  • Tried to overthrow the government, went to prison.
  • Got out of prison, made a political party, and became president 2 years later.
  • Basically a socialist and anti-capitalist and opposed to U.S. exploitation, giving cheap food, free education and so on to the poor.
  • The corporate/wealthy owned media in the country constantly and to this day pretty much slanders him non-stop.
  • The U.S. cooperated with Venezuelan military opposed to him to stage a coup, leading a group of protesters into supporters of him, and making it look as though the military and Chávez supporters shot innocent civilians, while in reality the military had shot @ Chávez supports and they had merely fired back in defense.
  • Was kidnapped by the military, and his resign was faked. Some wealthy elite douchebag was put in his place.
  • His supporters, of which there were many, flipped the fuck out enough to frighten the military and got Hugo back.
  • The U.S. denied involvement despite documents that proved otherwise.
Ric O'Barry
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  • Worked as a dolphin trainer and ended up working in the TV series "Flipper"
  • The main dolphin he worked with(out of 5) died in his arms, according to him it was a suicide via self suffocation.
  • He came to realize that dolphins were unhappy in captivity, strongly empathazing with them especially due to his working with them and learning how intelligent they were.
  • Feeling guilty for being a part/cause of much of the enthusiam towards dolphins and thus their captivity for profit, began freeing dolphins wherever he could, illegally of course.
  • Despite arrests and personal risks, kept on doing it and founded a project dedicated to it, and ever since has devoted his life to it.
  • Was the focus of a documentary called "The Cove" focusing on, and devoted to exposing, a particularly disturbing threat to dolphins in Japan, a cove where dolphins were lured and slaughtered cruelly in large numbers. Succeeded in raising awareness of cruelty as well as the dangers of mercury heavy dolphin meat, even stopping it from being used in (mandatory)school lunches in Japan.
Lenny Bruce
Spoiler
  • Discharged from the navy due to claiming experience of homosexual urges.
  • Changed his name from Leonard Alfred Schneider and became a comedian and married a stripper and stuff - which didn't turn out exactly and drugs were involved as well as a kid and a divorce.
  • Despite a rough start as a comedian, became well known in particular for performances viewed as contraversial, irreverent, profane, etc. (This was like the 50s/60s)
  • Received harsh criticism from a number of sources over, and was arrested for, his profanity, which increased interest in his performances.
  • His reputation led him to being scrutinized with (sometimes undercover)police monitoring his performances, and he ended up being arrested for drug possession as well as more profanity.
  • Was banned from performing in many clubs and cities.
  • Brought his personal life into his comedy, speaking out for freedom of speech and talking, at times ranting - sometimes while on drugs -, about his trials on stage.




Will continue with more later if there's enough interest, won't have quite the shock/cute value of the animals one and will be more long winded(despite my attempt to keep it short) so...
If I make any factual errors correct me, and of course feel free to add your own.

*Edits for some typos and grammar and such.


#3192592 Show Your Desktop/Wallpaper

Posted EzeNt on 19 April 2011 - 08:20 PM

:wub:

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#3192512 Show Your Desktop/Wallpaper

Posted ameego on 19 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

i have 1gig of hd images that change every 30 seconds

this is one of my favorites

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this is the guest desktop

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#3192397 Show Your Desktop/Wallpaper

Posted Correjk on 19 April 2011 - 05:58 PM

go ahead and try to refute my wallpaper. i dare you.

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#3189243 Need Help With Translations for Facebook App

Posted Hobbeś on 17 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

what about "would you sex that?"


#3188199 Life is boring.

Posted Disstance on 17 April 2011 - 02:10 AM

View PostKzrs, on 17 April 2011 - 02:09 AM, said:

lol self help group
maybe you wouldn't be such a shitty person if you got more help from the OT community


#3182326 Memories of Season One

Posted Mountaindew on 13 April 2011 - 08:26 PM

View PostPawzz, on 13 April 2011 - 08:23 PM, said:

wut r u gay?

Interesting that you instantly connect an ability to work through interpersonal thoughts with a sexual preference. I wonder, did something happen in childhood to cause such a reaction? Perhaps something with your father? Furthermore how do you feel about your mother?


#3185159 brazil: anybody live there at one time or another?

Posted Fazzmania on 15 April 2011 - 05:53 AM

So it turns out you've actually cybered


#3184410 The cheesy music thread

Posted Duckers on 14 April 2011 - 11:30 PM




#3184393 The cheesy music thread

Posted zsotty4 on 14 April 2011 - 11:22 PM

Any1 remember the 90s?





Good times :x


#3183764 What comps do you think will be big next patch?

Posted Xonkk on 14 April 2011 - 05:23 PM

View PostGLopez, on 14 April 2011 - 05:18 PM, said:

Liberty Cleave is death knight / mage / priest. It's named that way because the class colors in the team are red, white and blue.
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#3182796 why on earth does everyone skip Scent of Blood?

Posted Mrly on 14 April 2011 - 02:32 AM

View PostAngelo, on 13 April 2011 - 11:44 PM, said:

I'm not arguing, was just making an observation to try to answer your question with a cursory glance at wowhead.  I can tell from your aggressive response though that the point of this topic is to say "LOL ALL DKS BUT ME ARE DUMB HAHA"

Get over yourself.

Wellllllllll you did answer with poor reasoning, though at least you did attempt to answer, and you also ended it with a condescending, "doesn't seem too complicated to me" then he dismantled what you said with his reasoning and ended his with a, "you're argument is bullshit"

I see no problem here with how he replied really


#3182437 The "Funny Picture" thread

Posted treeqt on 13 April 2011 - 10:15 PM

sry, had to
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#3182043 Need a Hammer of wrath macro

Posted Ahv on 13 April 2011 - 06:00 PM

http://www.arenajunk...33#entry3180233

took 40 secs


#3181030 Canadian Cannabis Laws declared invalid

Posted ameego on 13 April 2011 - 05:34 AM

View PostBuglamp, on 13 April 2011 - 05:26 AM, said:

Thought about posting this but figured I'd bombed the front page with enough political stuff and more would be considered obnoxious(too late?). xD
Don't hesitate to post anything political

Your threads are pretty much the only reason I continue to read AJ




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