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Re-reading The Hedge Knight for the bazillionth time… and noticed something. At the end of the first day of the Ashford Tourney*, the fair maid’s champions were:
- Lyonel Baratheon
- Leo Tyrell
- Tybolt Lannister
- Humphrey Hardyng
- Valarr Targaryen
OK, so that happens to be a list of some of the…
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There are things you can’t fight - acts of God. You see a hurricane coming, you get out of the way. But when you’re in a Jaeger, you can finally fight the hurricane. You can win.
switzerland is my favorite part of europe youve got this bullshit triple entente shit to your left and the entire goddamn triple alliance to your right and youre sitting there just outside the battlefield switzerland does not have time for your world war 1 crap switzerland is strong
They avoided getting involved with their natural mountain defenses and the fact that, well
A HUGE PORTION of their populous had rifle training with the possible estimate of every household in the country owning a rifle, meaning that despite its relatively small official army, every citizen had the ability to defend themselves and the training to do it with.
When the Kaiser of Germany in World War I, during a demonstration of military maneuvers, asked a guest of the Swiss government what their 500,000 strong Swiss army could do against a 1,000,000 man Germany army
The guest promptly replied
"Shoot twice and go home"
To demonstrate how fucking crazy awesome Switzerland is, they also apparently have 300,000 detonation points across the country so that in the case that they do get invaded they can cripple infrastructure to prevent their enemies from using it.
i fear switzerland
We need a sci-fi or dystopian story where Switzerland takes over the world.
Since the 1960s, it has been law to have enough nuclear fallout shelters for the entire population. It’s estimated there are enough nuclear fallout shelters for 110% of the population. The likelihood of a sci-fi/dystopian post-apocalyptic future of switzerland taking over the world… well they’ll be alive.
“I would like to see us [X-Men] fight them [Avengers], though. I’d like us not to team up. I’d like to see us fight them and, you know, annihilate them, as we surely would.” -James McAvoy
The correct pronunciation of “colonel” is, without exaggeration, the stupidest thing on this planet
ENGLISH IS NOT MY NATIVE LANGUAGE SO AFTER SEEING THIS POST A MILLION TIMES I FINALLY GOOGLED THE PRONUNCIATION AND NOW I AM SO ANGRY
"That man was a carnal in the army.”
Tell me about filming Sesame Street. Yes, my favorite question! That was amazing. That really, truly was the height of joy for me, and I’d like to do it every day because working with Muppets is just amazing. I couldn’t even see the fantastic guy who was Murray. I was just looking at Murray and I felt like I was 5. - Lena Headey