I've never encountered this Marvel device...was it in the show "SHIELD"?
...it's not a very good name, is it?
Oh, buncha jokers and comedians in this region, huh? Some day you'll learn to give me the respect I deserve...
Now look at this cool thing I made:
It was just for fun. I'm not trying to make it the official one or anything...
Good luck. I stopped learning in the eight grade...6 x 8 = a lot, see what I mean?
Impressive, you've accurately captured the staunch protestant work ethic of our great region.
It almost recalls the restrained style of the great Jimmy Buffett - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Buffett#/media/File:Margaritaville.JPG
Many thanks. I think it turned out pretty nice, as well.
I thought so. We make the Island of the Lotus-eaters seem like an active, vigorous place...
Night of the Lotus Eaters - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
By the by, that entire Nick Cave album is amazing. Definitely worth checking out, if you haven't:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Itís very well made, but weird. The 1980s had a trend of worthy, overlong and at times tedious epics. Think Gandhi, Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields, The Mission is well within that ambit. A film from that era that I would definitely recommend is The Mosquito Coast.
Yeah, we've likely discussed this before, I think you're right.
To each their own, indeed... I personally think the man's brilliant.
Ah, I was performing the role of "Panther" in one of Shakespeare's lesser-known history plays, The Gracchi.
Unless you were asking for whom it was meant, in which case, mostly myself and my own entertainment :P
Ohh, I must've stopped watching "SHIELD" before the LMDs became a part of it.
And thanks, I'm fond of the design, as well.
Also thanks, because I didn't know Sir James Buffett had another restaurant chain besides Margaritaville. I now must find one of these Cheeseburger in Paradises...
Don't know if you're into podcasts, but there's a couple great ones on the Roman Republic, and its end, which feature the Gracchi:
That's my absolute favorite podcast: "Hardcore History" by Dan Carlin. He's just a phenomenal storyteller, has a great presentation style, and creates these deeply-researched multi-part epics.
That's a five-part series, around 10 hours in total.
The only downside is that the older shows must be purchased. Newer ones are free, until they get bumped behind the paywall, eventually. The value is well worth it, though.
The other is "The History of Rome" with Mike Duncan.
This is an exhaustive walkthrough all of Roman history. Incredibly-detailed. Episode by episode, year after year, he crawls through the history of Rome from its early days until its fall. Not as dramatic or "epic" feeling as the other podcast, but he's quite fun to listen to, if a bit drier. I learned so damn much from this, it's hard to quantify.
He has another podcast, now ongoing, called "Revolutions," where he goes through modern history's major revolutions, from the English Civil War and American Revolution, ending with the Russian Revolution (this last still being put out, currently). Very fun, he'll walk you street by street through the urban fighting, delve deep into back-stories, go broad in scope and impact...so good.
Never heard of those. However I am a fan of ancient history though. I gained an interest as the central and southern parts of Scotland was a frontier of the Roman Empire. One of the local legends in Scotland relates to Pontius Pilate, it states that Pilate was born in Scotland as his father was a local Roman bigwig etc. I doubt there's any truth in it, but it's interesting nonetheless. I have also read up on Alexander the Great. I remember the first time I came across his story and being utterly astonished that he got so far, so young.