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Lee Crabb

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Its a common belief that the late Roman army failed due to an over reliance on foreign mercenaries in comparison to the perceived ethnic homogeny of the earlier legions. However, reality was quite different. When a legion was initially raised, it was predominantly Italian, but as it was stationed on the frontier and its soldiers retired or died, its ethnic makeup would rapidly match that of the natives. By the death of Nero in 68, Italians made up roughly only 50% of the army. By the time of Marcus Aurelius, only 1% of the average legion had ethnic Italians in them. Western legions were overwhelmingly drawn from Germanic and Balkan stock and eastern legions were largely Hellenistic Syrian in origin. The level of Romanization of the legionnaires is suspect as well, with some only knowing enough Latin to understand orders, play dice, or hire a prostitute. In the eastern provinces, centurions weren't even called centurio; they were called hekatóntarkhos, who issued orders in Greek.

The only force in the Roman Empire that was overwhelmingly Italian throughout its history...were the Praetorian Guard, one of the most notoriously traitorous military organizations in history. To members of the Guard, the legions were seen as uncouth barbarians with poor manners.
 

AnOminous

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The widely 375 magnum seen in death wish 3 was Charles Bronsons own personal weapon of choice

.475, surely?
.475 Wildey according to Wikipedia. It's a pretty visually unique piece of Big Iron. And yes, it was his own personal gun.
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AnOminous

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Death Wish fun fact: it was Jeff Goldblum's first role, as the leader of the home invasion thugs Bronson takes out.


I always was amused by the concept of him doing this as Ian Malcolm.
The level of Romanization of the legionnaires is suspect as well, with some only knowing enough Latin to understand orders, play dice, or hire a prostitute.
No more Latin than that was ever necessary.
 
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Bunny Tracks

Nothing equals the splendor
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Once during an interview, utterly disgusting serial killer Richard Chase pulled literal handfuls of macaroni out of his pockets to give to the interviewer because he thought the guards of the prison were working with the Nazis and trying to poison him.
 
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Treyvon Azagthot

Dinoman x Liquified Nun = True Love
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Black metal singer Attila Csihar, known primarily for his work with Mayhem, had a singing role in a relatively big (in his country anyway) production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
 

Frank D'arbo

It is 5 am and You are Listening to Los Angeles
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The Zelda Oracle games came about because one of the producers at Capcom really wanted to help make a Zelda game. That producer more or less said to Miyamoto "Either we help you make a Zelda title or we're going to make a Zelda clone on your console", which Miyamoto more or less agreed to.
 

horrorfan89

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The misfits originally wrote the song scream for the movie of the same name. But it was rejected by the wienstiens who wanted more of a "pop" based soundtrack for scream. They released the song anyways and a few years later while working with George A Romero on the film bruiser Romero directed a music video for scream. The only one he ever directed in his life.
 

Bunny Tracks

Nothing equals the splendor
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Lake Isabella from RDR2 is named after Isabella Breen, the youngest surviving member of the Donner Party.

The area itself contains a few other allusions and references to the tragedy such as several dead bodies, and skeletons with human teeth marks on them, abandoned wagons, and an entire herd of emaciated, dead, frozen cattle. Outside of the area, you can find a man recounting the story of what happened up there in-game as well as a newspaper reporting on the incident.
 
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