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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    That is an oddly late date given the prominence of previous Indo-European civilizations stretching back to the middle of the Bronze Age, but I'm sure they existed in the region much earlier anyways...
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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    That's pretty incredible. Thanks for sharing. I obviously already knew about the bilingual peace treaty between the Hittites and Egyptians following the Battle of Kadesh, but I was completely unaware...
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    Re: History channels.

    They don't do a bunch of exposition explaining the entire Napoleonic War at the beginning, though, they basically jump right into things after briefly mentioning what had previously happened. They...
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    Re: The rise of Assyria

    Continuation indeed! The more things change the more they stay the same. This is just further proof that most empires would rather just co-opt existing bureaucratic structures than waste time...
  5. Re: The thread for unbearable dad wisdom, dad jokes, and torturous things that dads say

    "Akar"

    "Content Artist"

    "Wartime Consigliere"
  6. Re: The thread for unbearable dad wisdom, dad jokes, and torturous things that dads say

    These are good so far! And by that I mean they are wretchedly horrible, but good examples of what should be avoided. Keep them coming!
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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    If the Hittites, instead of just doing mindlessly rote exercises of copying, wrote actual commentaries about the grammar and vocabulary of another language like that of the Hatti, that is remarkably...
  8. The thread for unbearable dad wisdom, dad jokes, and torturous things that dads say

    We're all getting older, it is true, but that does not mean we have to give in and accept the insidious, horrific customs that comprise modern dad culture. :surprise: Let's work together to compile a...
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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    Sure, but these Hittite scribes would have had no framework for contextualizing the Hattic language in a broader scheme of things or as part of a larger language family. I would refrain from calling...
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    Re: History channels.

    I consider Epic History TV to be the best of all these channels, but Oda will probably harshly disagree and then I'll have to go run to my room to cry about it. :(

    I mean, just look at the...
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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    It was the Assyrian man's burden to civilize them. :surprise:
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    Re: The rise of Assyria

    Thanks for the corrections!

    That's exceedingly well-organized for an Iron Age society, and you can see how the Achaemenid Persians could have been largely indebted to the Assyrians when it came...
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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    Well that's convenient, then!



    Why thank you, Oda. I'm contributing and doing my small part here for the good of Murica, the universe, and future generations who will look upon us the same way...
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    Re: Ennio Morricone died at 91

    RIP to a legend. Morricone was undeniably ahead of his time when composing those unique scores for Sergio Leone's western flicks starring Clint Eastwood, but Morricone transcended that role to...
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    Re: Was Troy in Baltic Sea? (a weird theory)

    This is all just good drunken fun, but you'd have to be high on seriously strong stuff like mescaline to think Troy was located in the Baltic Sea instead of the Aegean. :tongue:



    I'm just proud...
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    Re: The rise of Assyria

    Officer Farva from Super Troopers (2001): "I got you good, you :wub:er!" :surprise:

    I do miss our dear Ancient Aliens, who was always making humorous posts and quality history ones too. I remember...
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    Re: The thread for dumb questions

    Is Elon Musk my dad?

    Do you think Jeffrey Dahmer had irritable bowels as a cannibal?

    If you ate an iPhone, would it taste any better than a Samsung?

    Why aren't there any medieval European...
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    Re: The rise of Assyria

    I know this is reviving a long dead thread and that I'm a necromancer for doing it, but I have to share this video from HistoryTime on Youtube, because it's a very decent documentary about the...
  19. Thread: Akar Day

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    Re: Akar Day

    Cookie Lives Matter. Meanwhile, Akar is getting fatter, so he has a tasty bladder and the splatter of his brain matter makes for a doughy batter.

    Anyone else suddenly hungry? I could go for an arm...
  20. Thread: Akar Day

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    Re: Akar Day

    Happy fetal extraction, womb evacuation & vaginal expulsion day to you, Akar!

    Here's a little knee-slapping diddly tune about puppies and rainbows that can be used for your birthday lyrics:
    ...
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    [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [AWARD] Lord Oda Nobunaga for Phalera

    Perhaps the easiest support I've ever given. Oda deserves it tenfold in my opinion and I'm in total agreement with Abdulmecid.
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    Re: Akar clad, Flinn is mad.

    You come to me on this, the day of my Loincloth winning, and you ask for a favor.

    Congrats, Akar! Despite the trolling nature of the award, you earnestly deserve it. ;)
  23. Re: Cookiegod, your friend and helper, offering you reps

    It seems like every time I try to rep Flinn I get the same message. Apparently the system hates Flinn as well. Abolish the system! Also, abolish Akar (pronounced Eckhardt):
  24. Poll: Re: Monument to Founding Father Jefferson Fell Victim to Antifa Urban Terrorism.

    Fine! Okay! We'll replace him with either Amerigo Vespucci or Quentin Tarantino. :surprise:
    ...
  25. Re: Were There Any Major Pre-Islamic Persian Scholar/Scientist?

    That's still being debated, actually.
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    Re: [AWARD] Akar for Asterix's Loincloth

    The OP is much improved now, which I genuinely appreciate. I get the arguments against this nomination and it should be taken very seriously, far more than the OP considered it initially, but that...
  27. Poll: Re: Monument to Founding Father Jefferson Fell Victim to Antifa Urban Terrorism.

    I'm okay with the removal and or moving of Christopher Columbus statues out of parks and into museums so long as they are replaced with either one of two Italian candidates:

    1) Amerigo Vespucci,...
  28. Re: Cookiegod, your friend and helper, offering you reps

    I should have known. :laughter:



    You're correct about King Kong, due to his awesome brainchild creation of TATW, although Gigantus has still amassed more overall and I'm not surprised to see...
  29. Re: Cookiegod, your friend and helper, offering you reps

    Who's the dude/chick on this site who has the most rep of all time, I wonder. :hmm:

    As for earning rep, may I be the first to say that Cookiegod is the bestest, most greatest, most cookiest of...
  30. Re: An American's Guide to Visiting Europe

    :laughter: That was a pretty sick burn, he probably felt it a little from beyond the grave.
  31. Re: An American's Guide to Visiting Europe

    British people are jaded by Americans and in Germany they're not overly impressed if you know some German. If you can't speak French well enough the French almost seem to take offense at your...
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    Re: Abolish TWC Moderation

    There's something even worse than that, though: Paleolithic Egypt.
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    Re: Abolish TWC Moderation

    "THAT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!" - Napoleon Bonaparte

    "SO DO YOU! TOSS HIM OVERBOARD!" - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington



    Nelson only has one functioning eyeball, but that eye is going...
  34. Poll: Re: Monument to Founding Father Jefferson Fell Victim to Antifa Urban Terrorism.

    Birds are racist against humans and want to enslave us! Humans of the world unite, against the corporate Avian overlords!
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    Re: [AWARD] Akar for Asterix's Loincloth

    @Cope: I will totally support this the moment you make a better nomination by actually highlighting Akar's hilarious threads, at least his most recent ones for a general example of what he's about....
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    Re: 10 years at TWC

    CONGRATS TO AKAR FOR EXISTING ON THIS FORUM FOR A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME PRODUCING A ROUND NUMBER IN OUR HINDU-ARABIC NUMERAL SYSTEM!!!
  37. Poll: Re: Monument to Founding Father Jefferson Fell Victim to Antifa Urban Terrorism.

    If you get between an Italian and their pasta, you'll be the first one on the menu. ;)



    All joking aside, someone should move these Confederate statues to a museum pronto before they all get...
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    Re: Abolish TWC Moderation

    You don't go far enough, Knight of Heaven. Egypt must hand over to France the golden funeral mask of King Tut, posthaste. Anything less will be considered an act of war. VIVE LA FRANCE!!!
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    Re: the TD Constitution

    I tried to rep this post because I died laughing and am now a ghost, but TWC wouldn't let me. I feel oppressed. At least I have a constitutional amendment, though, so I've got that going for me.
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    Re: Abolish TWC Moderation

    EDIT: delete, double post, because TWC is dumb and it does this sometimes, therefore the moderation must be abolished
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