Ford became a director long before that other great creator of visual beauty on the screen, Josef von Sternbergand his films constitute a parallel tradition to those of Sternberg and his followers. Tag Gallagher's excellent book on John Ford is important. Its index traces out many subjects in Ford, and in which films they occur. See also his web site.
You know what it is good for? Stories of unfathomable badassery, that's what. Over the years, we at Cracked have gathered a formidable collection of these stories, and we've put the very best of them here so that a whole new generation of readers can feel inadequate about their life choices.
Read on and you'll learn all the military history too pants-burstingly awesome to make it into your history books. Advertisement 94 Commandos in Fake Boobs and Blackface What if you had to disguise some commandos who were going to be walking right past enemy guards?
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People died because they mistook this man for a woman. In11 Australian commandosall white, disguised themselves as Malay fishermen by dyeing their skin brown and boarding a fishing boat. They sailed through 2, miles of Japanese-controlled ocean from Australia to Singapore.
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He found it in two Iraqi troops who were holding up the offensive. Hughes was ordered to take them out. And not out to dinner, unless they both ordered a lead steak. A tiny one, shaped like a bullet.
I'll have to get a manager.
The problem was that the wind was blowing tremendously. See, this is something that doesn't come up in the movies -- when you're trying to shoot from far away with any kind of wind, you have almost no goddamned idea where the bullet will end up.
Sniping isn't just holding the cross hairs steady on the tiny soldier in the scope; it's trying to predict gusts of wind that could push the bullet into some innocent tree trunk 50 feet away. And yes, that's how much of a difference wind can make.
You can not only miss the guy, but miss the whole house he's standing in.
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Trey Lippe-Morrison, son of former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, is set to continue his boxing career on Saturday night in a bout against Byron Polley on the undercard of Gilberto. Is the topic that I found myself arguing over with a friend.
What sparked this was the opinion that professional boxing is not a sport, and due to its violent nature it should be banned.
Boxing and Violent Sporting Events. Topics: Boxing, Boxing, also known as the sweet Science, is one of the oldest sports still played today. Boxing is more than just a sport; it is an art.
First we ask what the definition of boxing is. A little after 8 p.m., Richard Spencer, a leader of far-right white nationalists and a scheduled headline speaker at the Saturday rally, texted a reporter.
The UFC is the largest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world. The company features over 20 events a year made up of over fighters in 10 weight classes, showcasing the best.