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andronicus
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« Reply #75 on: Mar 24, 2006, 04:45:54 PM »

Best possible story about skull cups:

Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I, a rough contemporary with Charlemagne, was getting tons of shit from the great Khan of the Bulgars, Krum.  King Krum (I know) was doing what Bulgarians did for the first several hundred years of their existence: invading Thrace, depopulating it, generally raping and pillaging all the way to the bank(s of the Euxine).  So Nicephorus decides to get a big ass army, and don't let anyone tell you the Byzantines couldn't fight, because they could.  In medium engagements, unit for unit, Byzantine cavalry were among the best in the world.  Anyway, so Nicephorus calls up the themes, sallies out into Thrace.  Big fucking mistake.  Krum sneaks up on him, surprises the shit out of him, slaughters most of his army and kills Nicephorus at the Battle of Pliska.  King Krum gold-plated his skull and used it as a drinking cup for the rest of his life.

If I actually went to parties, I would probably just tell stories about the Byzantine Empire.
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RoyBiggins
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« Reply #76 on: Mar 24, 2006, 04:51:54 PM »

Now THAT'S how you stick it to your enemies.  I'd totally go to parties with you.  The parties I went to were generally bad.
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« Reply #77 on: Mar 24, 2006, 04:53:59 PM »

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Things of beauty that really piss me off are intriguing. Like that watch. And Michelle Malkin.


keep hating, hater
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andronicus
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« Reply #78 on: Mar 24, 2006, 04:54:08 PM »

I think my Byzantine strategy would totally work.  

"Hey, didja hear about the Empress Theodora's party trick?  It involves a goose, a little barley, and A LOT of alcohol!"
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RoyBiggins
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« Reply #79 on: Mar 24, 2006, 04:57:25 PM »

It'd totally work.  Here's my version:

I'm not obsessed with the history of the civil war per se, but I sort of am...it's hard to describe.  Anyway, I tried really hard to convince my roommate in college to buy a confederate or union general's uniform, and then I'd buy the opposing side.  Then, we'd show up to a party seperately in full costume and have some trivial loud argument that would devolve into a brawl.

The costumes were too expensive, though.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #80 on: Mar 24, 2006, 05:00:29 PM »

Roy, I'm gonna say this once:

COME VISIT FUCKING NEW YORK.

You know my roommate used to reenact the Civil War with his family, right?  And the parties I go to are welcome occasions to talk about Byzantine badassery?

Seriously, dudes.  COME HERE.
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« Reply #81 on: Mar 24, 2006, 05:00:45 PM »

oh man, i love stuff like that.
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andronicus
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« Reply #82 on: Mar 24, 2006, 05:10:36 PM »

I would love to somehow re-enact the Nika Riots.  GREENS, BITCHES!
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« Reply #83 on: Mar 24, 2006, 08:36:00 PM »

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If I actually went to parties, I would probably just tell stories about the Byzantine Empire.

I would totally hang out with you.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #84 on: May 07, 2006, 10:32:33 PM »

Fuck.

So this thread started with my lust for the Deering Crossfire.

The other day, I was ranting about it (as usual) to Zeuglodon, and she looked it up on eBay.  I've never seen it there before.  But now, a Guitar Center in Tennesee is selling one.

The highest bid was $1047.  I've never seen it anywhere for less than $1800.

So I placed a bid of $1100.

I'm the current high bidder.

If I win this banjo, I will be so fucked, financially.

But so happy.

I don't know what to hope for.
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cold before sunrise
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« Reply #85 on: May 07, 2006, 10:48:30 PM »



5k!
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rockmeamadeus
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« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2006, 02:09:03 AM »

Dudes.

BEHOLD:

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Antero
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« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2006, 03:48:02 AM »

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...and one of these crazy old Contessa archtops that are simply the sexiest things ever.



I mean, OMFG.
I ran into one on eBay, I was going to buy it, but then my internet went down for the weekend and someone else grabbed it for more than I had been willing to bid...  Sad   Boooo.
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dumbfish
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« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2006, 09:57:00 AM »

Antero, dood, I don't even play guitar and I want that thing.

Precioussssssss.
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nonotyet
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« Reply #89 on: May 15, 2006, 02:20:42 PM »

It's not so much that I am lusting after this and I can't afford it, it's just that I want someone to buy it FOR me. I am not even sure what it means, but oh how I laughed.
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« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2006, 03:33:30 PM »


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Wally
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« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2006, 04:36:56 PM »

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davy
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« Reply #92 on: May 17, 2006, 01:11:55 PM »

TRYING SO SO HARD TO TALK MYSELF OUT OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!



BRAND NEW, LIMITED EDITION WIRE 1977-1979 5-DISC BOX SET

$105 US.

AGHAGHAHGHGHAHHG
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« Reply #93 on: May 17, 2006, 02:45:29 PM »

gorgeous watch, bernard, but i'd take one of these:

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diesel_powered
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« Reply #94 on: May 17, 2006, 05:43:04 PM »



Fuck digital cameras.
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Wally
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« Reply #95 on: May 17, 2006, 05:44:59 PM »

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Fuck digital cameras.


That's actually really very pretty.
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nonotyet
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« Reply #96 on: Jun 20, 2006, 10:24:11 AM »

I know that I have been shocked somewhere in this thread at the price of bags before, but I waaaaaaaaaant this one

and it's $104.
And no, I am not a bike messenger, and yes, the fact that I want one probably means I am some wannabe hipster who has a degree of self-loathing because she does not have a messenger bag. But IT'S SO PRETTY. It has LIONS. LIONS! WITH WINGS! AGH
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RoyBiggins
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« Reply #97 on: Jun 20, 2006, 10:27:21 AM »

Links PLZ?  Where'd that come from. It's super good-looking.
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nonotyet
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« Reply #98 on: Jun 20, 2006, 10:36:11 AM »

www.chromebags.com
I mean it came from heaven, Brian.
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« Reply #99 on: Jun 20, 2006, 10:53:33 AM »

don't forget the leather wristcuff to match it!
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