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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby TomServo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:52 pm

graidawg wrote:I'll catch it and throw it back, you do know the romans were expressly forbidden to fight the celts one on one dont you. Romans won because they fought as unit, individually the celts could massacre them. its why the romans had short swords - which they stabbed with the celt longsword needed about 6ft of space around it to avoid accidently chopping your collegues limbs off.
I actually did a battle once (with other celts) against a roman legion who used roman tactics, every time we split them we won, if they managed to stay as a unit they won. you see the roman were soldiers but the celts were warriors. also all that armor Really slows you down, the scene in life of brian with the unarmored guy just running away until the heavily armored guy just collapses is pretty accurate.


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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby graidawg » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:46 pm

http://historyonthenet.com/Chronology/timelineroman.htm


the main point there being that it too the romans over 100 years to conquer britain, they never got into Scotland and wisely ignored Ireland. pretty sure they left wales alone too. (mostly) so basically it took the worlds fist organised army a bloody long time to get 2/3 of the way up a tiny little island with most of the known world at their disposal.

on a minor side point as well it's now considered hadrians wall wasnt to keep the scots out it was to tell the roman if they went any further it was at their own risk. Personally i think they should of just bought scotland like everyone else has over the years
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby TomServo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:53 pm

Lots of Romans stuck around...after the whole mess...You may be one too!
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:01 pm

He could be a viking, too.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby TomServo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Wanna pay for the DNA testing?


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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby TomServo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:35 pm

fucking comp
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby graidawg » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:44 pm

red hair and beard. thats celt. vikings were celts too. but hey we could do a dna test, i have always wondered why i am the only redhead in my family.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:50 pm

graidawg wrote:red hair and beard. thats celt. vikings were celts too.

Then the germans. And certainly the russians.


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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby 48_love » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:56 pm

^ that they're a bunch of white trash

oh, is white trash an ethnicity?

lol
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby TomServo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:44 pm

48_love wrote:^ that they're a bunch of white trash

oh, is white trash an ethnicity?

lol


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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby ygmir » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:02 pm

graidawg wrote:red hair and beard. thats celt. vikings were celts too. but hey we could do a dna test, i have always wondered why i am the only redhead in my family.


Celts are/were Celts, Vikings, vikings. Sprung from the Teutonic tribes as they moved north, and eventually into Scandinavia.
I subscribe to the idea, the Vikings/Teutons bred the locals in Ireland, and gave them red hair and size.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby ygmir » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:03 pm

48_love wrote:^ that they're a bunch of white trash

oh, is white trash an ethnicity?

lol



piss off, racist asshole.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby tamarakay » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:21 am

This thread is everything I love about Eplaya.

I had the joy of watching my two year old granddaughter open her gifts. She would open one, make us depackage whatever it was, explore and play with it fully before moving on to the next. If it was a book we had to read the whole thing.
After she was done playing with each toy she would put stack it back under the tree and tell us not to put it away.

It's going to kill me when she and Sarah move on and get their own place. They are a joy to us.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby Foxfur » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:49 am

I gave Sweetpea potato fritters, bacon, fresh squeezed OJ for breakfast, then a ham with my brown sugar-maple syrup- clove-ginger-Tabasco sauce glaze, chive taters, wax bean casserole, and bacon cornbread for dinner.
She gave me clean dishes.

Our neighbor gave us a mason jar of homemade likker.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby 48_love » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:15 pm

TomServo wrote:
48_love wrote:^ that they're a bunch of white trash

oh, is white trash an ethnicity?

lol


Aww! How cute! Fucking Hippie


ygmir wrote:
48_love wrote:^ that they're a bunch of white trash

oh, is white trash an ethnicity?

lol


piss off, racist asshole.


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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby Savannah » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:16 pm

That sounds marvelous, Foxfur. :shock:





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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby edbrez » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:21 pm

ygmir wrote:
graidawg wrote:red hair and beard. thats celt. vikings were celts too. but hey we could do a dna test, i have always wondered why i am the only redhead in my family.


Celts are/were Celts, Vikings, vikings. Sprung from the Teutonic tribes as they moved north, and eventually into Scandinavia.
I subscribe to the idea, the Vikings/Teutons bred the locals in Ireland, and gave them red hair and size.


The Celts

The Celts were well established in Ireland a century before Christ, and they dominated the island for nearly a thousand years, resisting challenges and absorbing influences from other cultures for many centuries more. To this day the core of Ireland's heritage remains unmistakably Celtic. Writing depicts the Celts as tall and warlike, placing their arrival in Ireland more than two thousand years ago.
The term Celtic denotes a group of Indo-European languages. But we transferred the name to the people who spoke these languages. Before 500 B.C. the Celts had come to be known in an area comprising Bavaria, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Bohemia. They spread over much of France and part of northern Italy in the sixth century before Christ, invaded northern Spain in the fifth century, sacking Rome at the end of the fourth century and getting a footing in Greece and Asia Minor in the third century. The Greeks called them Keltoi and the Romans Galli.
The Celts were not the first inhabitants of Ireland. At the end of the Ice Age, as the climate became warmer about 6,000 B.C., early immigrants probably crossed the narrow sea from Scotland to the Antrim coast and gradually moved further south. They lived a primitive existence by hunting in the forests and streams and lakes. Next came the first farmers who used stone implements for felling trees and preparing the soil for grain, they also kept large quantities of cattle, sheep and pigs. Perhaps by 2,000 B.C. a new group of settlers had arrived, metalworkers in search of gold and copper, who fashioned the artistic ornaments now in the National Museum in Dublin, the greatest collection of prehistoric gold objects in Western Europe. These were the dominant people in Ireland in the late Bronze Age when the Celts arrived.

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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby OregonRed » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:09 am

Santa brought me The CO. :) Best Christmas gift EVER.
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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Postby MisaBlue » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:54 pm

I bought myself bottle of Ron Zacapa :D

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