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Joe Frickin' Friday

I recently read an article about an arcade in Japan that was trying to recreate the feel of Kowloon Walled City.  I had a feeling I knew vaguely what KWC was, so I googled it and yes, it’s the freaky dystopian-future-looking mega-city slum in Hong Kong that’s been featured as a backdrop (real or reimagined) in any number of movies:

 

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/kowloon-walled-city/ (click link at top for full-screen version of the very detailed graphic)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City (a lot more verbal detail of the history and environment of KWC, plus a lot of good pics)

 

And finally, since this is a thread for YouTube videos worth watching, here's a 1988 documentary by an Austrian film team that actually went into KWC:

 

 

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Joe Frickin' Friday

Ever have one of those days?

 

 

 

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TEWKS

Yup! Gotta give it to him, he stuck with the task at hand! :thumbsup:

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Steve1962

For the Jean Luc Picard fans amongst you..........

 

 

 

Beam me up Scotty..........

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AnotherLee

How big is the earth compared to the universe ?

Mind Blowing!

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bwpsg42

Happy Thanksgiving

 

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Oldironken
On 11/24/2019 at 11:43 AM, TEWKS said:

Yup! Gotta give it to him, he stuck with the task at hand! :thumbsup:

 Eventually he'll learn to pull it against the wind, but he is tough.  I think he's gonna ride a GSA before too long

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LBump
On 11/24/2019 at 8:04 AM, Joe Frickin' Friday said:

Ever have one of those days?

 

 

 

 

I wonder about that kid... why didn't he just turn around.  :4607:

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eddd

It is long and disturbing but worth watching.  Exploitation on steroids.

 

 

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Norm  83

Wow!!  After watching this, how fortunate we are!.  

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AnotherLee

Yep, Norm, those guys have a hard life for sure.

 

Lately I've been watching a lot of Austin Ross - a pipeline welder in his late 20's.

This might be a good introduction:

 

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elkroeger

The bizzare story of the Dale.  BMW moto powered, btw.

 

I'm hooked on this history guy.  Check out his channel.

 

 

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bwpsg42

ride what you have adventure bike:

 

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BrianM
On 12/1/2019 at 7:18 PM, LBump said:

 

I wonder about that kid... why didn't he just turn around.  :4607:

Because he is a kid?

 

I teach college (physics), we do not get too many geniuses.

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RandyShields

Common sense seems to have a long gestation period.

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Antimatter

Hindsight is 20/20.  Most 'geniuses' are only smart in one area.  I seem to remember a story about Einstein forgetting his belt and having to use one hand to hold his pants up while he wrote on the blackboard with the other.  Trying to do something the hard/wrong way for the wrong reasons seems to be the human condition, and the cause of most arguments on the internet.

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Bill_Walker
58 minutes ago, Antimatter said:

Trying to do something the hard/wrong way for the wrong reasons seems to be the human condition, and the cause of most arguments on the internet.

I think that's completely wrong!  :grin:

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Ken S
19 hours ago, RandyShields said:

Common sense seems to have a long gestation period.

My son finished an aerospace engineering degree a couple years ago.  One of the last classes he had to take was called "Human Factors".  It was basically a "common sense" class.  Like one of the sigs on this board says: keep the pointy end up.

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Joe Frickin' Friday

You wish your dogs were this well-trained:

 

 

 

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Joe Frickin' Friday

A dog with questionable judgment and/or short-term memory:

 

 

 

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Joe Frickin' Friday

A dog with insane agility (video cued to 0:59):

 

 

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