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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #1 on: Apr18-2013, 23:54:06 »
http://boingboing.net/2008/09/26/wade-davis-an-inuit.html

http://www.ted.com/talks/wade_davis_on_endangered_cultures.html

Recommend watching the video. But this story cracked me up.

Davis: The Inuit didn’t fear the cold; they took advantage of it. During the 1950s the Canadian government forced the Inuit into settlements. A family from Arctic Bay told me this fantastic story of their grandfather who refused to go. The family, fearful for his life, took away all of his tools and all of his implements, thinking that would force him into the settlement. But instead, he just slipped out of an igloo on a cold Arctic night, pulled down his caribou and sealskin trousers, and defecated into his hand. As the feces began to freeze, he shaped it into the form of an implement. And when the blade started to take shape, he put a spray of saliva along the leading edge to sharpen it. That’s when what they call the “shit knife” took form. He used it to butcher a dog. Skinned the dog with it. Improvised a sled with the dog’s rib cage, and then, using the skin, he harnessed up an adjacent living dog. He put the shit knife in his belt and disappeared into the night.

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #3 on: May02-2013, 18:53:26 »

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #4 on: Jun01-2013, 22:39:55 »
Behold the terrifying cry of the desert rain frog! Hear it and tremble with fear!

Worlds Cutest Frog - Desert Rain Frog
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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #5 on: Jul13-2013, 00:13:55 »
 :salute:

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/dashrath-manjhi-the-man-who-moved-a-mountain.html

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Dashrath Manjhi (Hindi: ???? ?????; 1934[1] – August 17, 2007[2]) was born into a poor labourer family in Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar, India.[1] He is also known as Mountain Man.[3][4] Manjhi's wife, Falguni Devi, died due to lack of medical treatment because the nearest town with a doctor was 70 kilometres (43 mi) away from their village in Bihar, India.
Manjhi did not want anyone else to suffer the same fate as his wife, so he carved a 360-foot-long (110 m) through-cut, 25-foot-deep (7.6 m) in places and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) to form a road[5] through a mountain in the Gehlour hills, working day and night for 22 years from 1960 to 1982. His feat reduced the distance between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of the Gaya district from 55 km to 15 km, bringing him national acclaim.[2][6][7] He died on August 17, 2007.[8] He was given a state funeral by the Government of Bihar.[8][9]

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #6 on: Jul20-2013, 01:35:14 »

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #7 on: Aug16-2013, 01:32:29 »
Ok, this was tough to post on here. Excuse all the screeching girls...

But, I consider this pretty Badass. Not profound for us as grown men. But profound that someone decided to finally say this shit to the "next" generation.

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“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart,” he said to cheers. “And being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it! Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous.”



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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #8 on: Aug23-2013, 16:04:49 »

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #10 on: Aug25-2013, 02:34:10 »
May be fake, but still fun to watch. Ping pong part that is.

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #11 on: Aug25-2013, 13:43:34 »
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3QWHsy5YyfY


http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/pingpong.asp



The point that the thought of Bruce Lee suspends disbelief enough to permit such ridiculousness allows him into the badassessness.

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #12 on: Aug26-2013, 18:14:27 »
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3QWHsy5YyfY


http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/pingpong.asp


The point that the thought of Bruce Lee suspends disbelief enough to permit such ridiculousness allows him into the badassessness.


/scoff ... that is just a "I meant to do that" comment after running full speed into the patio door.

However, I agree... Master Lee was a badass.

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Re: Badassesses
« Reply #13 on: Aug28-2013, 03:59:54 »

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« Reply #14 on: Aug28-2013, 04:37:39 »