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From 1890 to 1900, 20 tons of ivory was shipped from Russia to England every year, hacked from corpses of woolly mammoths frozen in the Siberian tundra.
Possibly more interesting, mammoth tusks from the frozen tundras of Siberia used to be sold as elephant ivory, because it was cheaper just to dig it up than go to Africa and shoot an elephant. Most victorian ivory in the UK used to be mammoth tusks shipped in and wrongly labelled as antique elephant ivory, which technically it was.
 

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The three major contributing factors to the spread of covid 19 are.

1. Unsanitary food conditions due to to lax health regulations in China, there footage of squid being sold as it rots in the sun and flies swarm on it, and meat sold with rats crawling all over it

2. Open borders on un/eu backed countries with almost no health screenings so as not to appear "racist" allowing Asian immigration or even simple tourism to first world countries.

3. Millienal hipsters going to the Wuhan meat market to eat bat soup, live baby mice, and snake hearts, and post it on social media to brag about how "cultured" and "accepting of other cultures" they are where as in reality eating the bats repulsed them to no end.
 

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Problem child 2 added twice the rude and grossout humor of it's predicessor due to complaints from parents that the first problem child had too much rude gross humor for a PG rated movie. Problem child 2 almost got hit with a solid R rating the only thing cut to avoid it was a line Junior makes to his dad about being "pussy whipped."
 
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The first film screened in the white House was D.W Griffiths controversial film the birth of a Nation

The remake of birth of a Nation was also met with controversy, thought for different reasons. Instead of being a racist stereotype fest meant to glorify the Confederate south and possibly responsible for the revial of the KKK, the director of the remake was swamped with sexual assault on a minor charges.

The iconic gate from the native fortress in the 1933 version of King Kong was later destroyed when it was used as a prop in Gone with the wind for the burning of Atlanta.

The black actors in song of the south couldn't attend the movie's premiere in Atlanta because the only movie theater in Atlanta in 1946 was Whites only, and they could only see it in a segregated theater a week later.
Speaking of Birth of a Nation, it's the main reason the KKK is as well known about and infamous for a lot of the things it did as it is today.

The first incarnation of the KKK was little more than a flash in the pan. It lasted ten years and was originally meant to be a social club with rituals that weren't meant to be taken too seriously. Over the first two years it slowly transitioned to a more political organization, first trying to enact change nonviolently, then increasingly becoming a vigilante group. When the federal government passed the Enforcement Acts to deal with the Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest ordered it dissolved because he felt that the Klan's increasingly violent methods had become counter productive and was frustrated by his inability to properly control or restrain members.

Most of actual Redemption (AKA-the forceful end to the Reconstruction Era by white southerners through violent unrest) was done after the end of the first Klan by openly operating white supremacist paramilitaries like the White League and the Red Shirts (yes, before they were Star Trek cannon fodder, Red Shirts were a white supremacist militia).

The Klan that most people are familiar with is the second incarnation of the Klan, formed in 1915 by William Joseph Simmons. This version was specifically inspired by and imitating the fictional version of the Klan from Birth of Nation. They were essentially larping.

There was also a counter anti-Klan vigilante organization started in the 20's, primarily by Catholics, called the Knights of the Flaming Circle.
 
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The only scenes in Escape From New York actually filmed in New York were the scenes featuring The statue of liberty. Everything else was done using matte paintings and models done by none other than James Cameron and the city/ interior shots were filmed in East St Louis. John Carpenter wanted at least one shot of the actual NY skyline so he filmed it the last day the crew was allowed access to liberty island.

Also before he got his iconic eye patch snake pliskin was originally meant to wear a headband but an eye patch was chosen to make him stand out. The patch caused some problems for Kurt Russel's vision thought and he actually developed temporary lazy eye from wearing it.
 

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The only scenes in Escape From New York actually filmed in New York were the scenes featuring The statue of liberty. Everything else was done using matte paintings and models done by none other than James Cameron and the city/ interior shots were filmed in East St Louis. John Carpenter wanted at least one shot of the actual NY skyline so he filmed it the last day the crew was allowed access to liberty island.

Also before he got his iconic eye patch snake pliskin was originally meant to wear a headband but an eye patch was chosen to make him stand out. The patch caused some problems for Kurt Russel's vision thought and he actually developed temporary lazy eye from wearing it.
The wireframe effect when Pliskin is gliding into New York was done by constructing, painting and filming scale models. Computer animation would have been way too expensive.
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Vidya shit: the working name for the VLIW compiler on the Atari Jaguar was Low-Level Assembler for Merlin Architecture, they also had the Abstract-Level Packing Assembler.

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Some of the best games ever made... My favourite game of all time is Llamatron... Fun fact, because of the Corona, my mate has had to cancel a load of stuff, one was gonna be Yak running Tripatron and his new VR music visualizer live... Such a sound guy... (Pic is my own)...
 

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Some of the best games ever made... My favourite game of all time is Llamatron... Fun fact, because of the Corona, we have had to cancel a load of stuff, one was gonna be Yak running Tripatron and his new VR music visualizer live... Such a sound guy... (Pic is my own)...
When in waiting rooms or when I travel I sometimes just sit and think about Hover Bovver. People talk about the key to games being art is creating believable characters, situations and locales that makes the player have the feels and relate to the raw humanity of it. Someone "borrowing" their neighbors lawn mover like a next door meth head and then sending the dog to make the owner back off when he tries to take it back feels more human and recognizable than most of the highly praised "vidya is art" games these days.
 

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When in waiting rooms or when I travel I sometimes just sit and think about Hover Bovver. People talk about the key to games being art is creating believable characters, situations and locales that makes the player have the feels and relate to the raw humanity of it. Someone "borrowing" their neighbors lawn mover like a next door meth head and then sending the dog to make the owner back off when he tries to take it back feels more human and recognizable than most of the highly praised "vidya is art" games these days.
That, and it was really good gameplay... Minter is a legend... Even his blatant Robotron rippoff, was far better and more fun than the original. Same as his Tempest, but at least with that he was taken on board by Atari, hence the Jag having those acronyms. Such a shame his other Tempest didn't get released...

edit: He also did the visualizer for the XBox 360, the Jag CD and something he still develops called NUONv2... (NUON was originally XBox 360, but he has gone way further than that with it now). Now it's full next gen and full VR... Guy is a fucking legend, and has some very nice friendly goats... Llamas are cunts in general so no comment on them.
 
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