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  1. I vaguely remember a band in Lawrence of Arabia playing one of the main themes when Lawrence returns to Cairo. Also, I'm pretty sure that Fife and Gun in Gettysburg is based on the military band song that leads right into it. And I've always liked the one track in Jaws that quotes the song Quint sings.
  2. What kind of JWfan are you?

    Do you like doors? I'll find you one.
  3. Wait, there's going to be a sequel?! Yeah, thanks for the warning. Nope.
  4. Video Game Thread II

    PC, no question.
  5. America

  6. But look at who you're talking to.
  7. You lie. You live at Disneyland, where it's warm all year long and the titties always come out to play.
  8. The small talk Thread

    There's a lot of "they" in the book I wrote.
  9. The small talk Thread

    I wonder if the timing of his comments is related to the recent effort in the US to destroy all monuments that commemorate the Confederacy and its gray-clad officers. Some of the arguments against having any public display of Confederate symbols in the US include comparisons to Germany, where you don't see statues to Hitler and Rommel, or people waving little Nazi flags like it's harmless nostalgia. Now this guy in Germany is publicly questioning part of that suppression and getting flack. The parallels are clear. Both the Confederacy and the Nazis lost their wars. Do you need memorials of or to feel pride for the losing side? The Confederacy fought for their young nation's freedom, which just happened to be formed to keep a specific race enslaved. The Nazis fought for a regime that endeavored to eliminate several specific races/cultures. The descendants of the victims are entitled to feel contempt for those groups and their symbols. Confederate "heroes" sometimes went on to have constructive lives in society, such as Lee who worked at a college and promoted national healing. Nazi "heroes" were executed and remain in hunting to this day. For decades, Confederate symbols were harmless (okay, just the famous orange car) or tolerated by the masses, though used by fringe hate groups, and now are under attack for the revisionist views of their underlying racist meaning and respect to their victims' descendants. Nazi symbols have been suppressed in Germany since war out of respect to the victims, but how do you separate positive memories of those efforts from the horrors? Interesting that the article says the French and British are nostalgic about their wartime leaders, but he does not mention American nostalgia for Truman's August 1941 decisions. Necessary evil.