“For four long years, we officers did our duty on the ground, at sea and in the air, and risked our lives for our Fatherland. Now we come home and what do some people do to us? They spit on us ans want o take our honor away from us, And I will tell you this: The real (German) people are not responsible for this (conduct). Each and every one of them was a comrade, irrespective of social standing, four long, difficult, years of war. - Hermann Göring November 19, 1918
[Göring had a strong pagan streak, a touch of the arena, though perhaps, like many who are libidinous-minded.]
the fact that communism even still exists, let alone the fact that it’s socially acceptable for people to openly support it after the endless list of horrors it caused throughout the twentieth century is some kind of sick joke I am convinced everyone is playing on me.
I drove forty minutes to the Netherlands for some groceries and then I popped into Germany to see some of my relatives before driving back home.
I was in Florida, I drove for nine hours, now I'm still in Florida.
i drove for nine hours #now i'm nine hours away from home #no one is here #the streets are empty #how did this happen #where has civilisation gone #i am alone in the universe #oh wait no there's an echidna it's okay
We left Toronto 2 days ago, We are still in Ontario, food is scarce. We are lost, soon we will have to eat each other to survive, oh wait there's a tims we're good.
I was in Yakutia, I drove for twenty eight hours, now I'm still in Yakutia, I travelled by train for 6 days, I'm still in Russia. Don't even try to leave Russia. Don't forget: you're here forever. Accept it and suffer.
Measurements: Blade 106 cm. Overall length 138.5 cm
The sword comes with a broad double-edged blade cut with a series of narrow fullers both on each side and over the ricasso. The latter is also stamped with three small marks on both sides, iron hilt of Landsknecht type with moulded and bold spirally fluted S-shaped guard. It has a matching plummet-shaped pommel and moulded leather-covered grip.
This an early Napoleon period sword, know as the “Consulat and Directoire”. It is a typical Hussar Officer sword. The sword has a single copper branch guard with a lion head pommel with two poor quality languets on each side of the blade. The cross-guard (or quillons) finishes into a lion paw design.
The scabbard is made of leather and it features two large copper mounts with two suspension rings. It is largely adorned with foliage and web and shells designs. The steel blade is curved and presents military patterns and foliage. The guard is engraved with the “JSB” letters which stand for Johann Schimmelbush, Soligen established sword maker (1780 - 1800).
Straight blade of hexagonal section with a short, central groove, the hilts of the two rapiers, once joined, create the shape of a single hilt. The swords has a lower-side ring and straight quillons, big fig-shaped pommel and an iron wire bound grip and engraved, plus brass ring-nuts. They were meant to look like a single sword. Probably having the same element of surprise like a rapier’s parrying dagger that sometimes was hidden inside the handle.
Elvis being interviewed on the train to California, April 20, 1960.
Question: Has Rock N’ Roll died out?
Elvis: ‘A lot people say it is has’.
‘I’ll tell ya, It has changed some, the music itself has changed, it’s progressed quite a bit I think’.
Question: It’s better?’
Elvis: ‘I think it’s getting better all the time, you know, because the arrangements are getting better, they’re adding more instruments, and, you know so forth, it’s getting better, but in 1956 when I first started out, I was hearing the same thing, that Rock ‘N’ Roll was dead, that it was dying out, I’m not saying that it won’t die out, because it maybe dead tomorrow, completely, I don’t know’.
‘A dull morning. — Breakfasted alone with Beatrice. — Soon after Ella came in, much agitated, to say that Alicky & Nicky were engaged, & begging they might come in. I was quite thunderstruck, as though I knew, Nicky much wished it, I thought Alicky was not sure of her mind. Saw them both. Alicky had tears in her eyes, but looked very bright & I kissed them both. Nicky said 'she is much too good for me'. I told him he must make the religious difficulties, as easy as he could for her, which he promised to do.’