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    He did Nazi that coming...

    The next time someone tells yout that Europeans are smarter than Americans, whip this story out and ask them how many Germans and Italians (who built the thing) had to have been involved in the design, review, construction, etc of this thing without even ONE of them stopping and thinking, "Hmmmmmm. You know Hans, zis reminds me of sumzink...."

    German theme park forced to shut down ride that looked like ‘flying swastikas’

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    LOL ...


    Double stupidity .... My favorite kind.

    Complete lack of awareness + total over-board reaction.


    Change my mind.



    Bonus Challlenge:


    Who wants to debate whether it really was Steamboat Willy (or the SS soldier who knifed Mellish) who shot Capt. Miller in Saving Private Ryan?



    http://sproe.com/s/steamboat-comparison.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    Who wants to debate whether it really was Steamboat Willy (or the SS soldier who knifed Mellish) who shot Capt. Miller in Saving Private Ryan?



    http://sproe.com/s/steamboat-comparison.html
    You know, I always thought he looked a little different, but I wasn't certain enough to ever draw that conclusion. Great bit of trivia. Thanks.
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    I think it's clear (once you take a moment and review the evidence) that Willy did not kill Mellish, but it's trickier to say that he did not shoot the private on the bridge (in the back) and then Capt. Miller as he was trying to reach the detonator.

    The man who took those shots seems to have a peaked hairline, ala the SS soldier, but he does show exposed sleeves, ala Willy. I cannot see collar insignia, which would be definitive, nor do I see identifying wounds near the eye in other glimpses of Willy.

    I do not think the shooter was Willy, but Willy was executed in retribution.



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    The man Upham executed did not have the peaked hairline nor such obvious wounds around the eyes as the shooter, but we are led to believe he jumped out of the same hole Upham was observing, from which the private and Capt. Miller were shot.

    It's obvious that Spielberg meant for Willy to be killed.

    Is it obvious that he meant for Willy to be a killer?

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    Okay, now that I blow the scene up to full screen, I can see the collar insignia on the shooter. It is Wehrmacht, not SS.


    So now it comes down to wounds and hairlines.

    I realize I'm fighting a bit of a losing battle here, but it's possible that the shooter's still lying in the hole, dead as a hammer, as Willy--the only other soldier without headgear--jumps up to escape. --- LOL

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    The frickin' Germans ... They all look alike.

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    I resemble that remark.
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    LOL ... So does half of me, give or take ... LOL


    But has anyone ever seen us in a room together?

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    I'm lining up my various favorite versions of "O Tannenbaum" for the annual Christmas music thread as we speak ....

    LOL

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