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Clown Car V: 2020 version!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Estebonrober, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    ^I had to check the link's URL just to make sure that it wasn't from ONN.
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    I feel like he is just saying things that every President thinks but won’t say. I think there is some ego in every person that runs for high office.

    Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing, just that it takes all kinds.

    I’d rather criticize Trump on policy than on vanity. I’m hopefully learning more how to do that than I used to! I should make an apology then for criticizing Obama for being vein, so I can stay consistent with this line of thinking. :)
     
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  3. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Trump is a vane narcissist far beyond the scope of previous presidents.
     
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  4. RobAnybody

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    Agreed. Other Presidents might think "wow, I wish I was up there." Only Trump thinks "I *should* be up there. Who can I bribe/intimidate to make this happen?
     
  5. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Well, his face is a little bit . . . plush . . . for
    The stern, rugged stone of Mount Rushmore.
    There's a medium more fit.
    We would all cherish it,
    Were he carved into stuff we could flush, more.

    For myself, I'm surprised he hasn't demanded the existing four be razed and replaced with himself in four different poses.
     
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  6. red_elk

    red_elk Deity

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    He only wants to decrease war weariness in all cities.
     
  7. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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  8. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    This isn't achieved by Mt Rushmore. Iirc it wasn't a wonder in the first place, at least up to CivIII.
    And if it is in later versions, I hope it isn't a world wonder but a small one.

     
  9. red_elk

    red_elk Deity

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    It was in 4-th.
     
  10. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    Per Civ Wiki:

    TL;DR -
     
  11. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    So what, good picture vs crappy picture? It's pretty impressive when you're there.
     
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  12. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    I've never been. How close can you get?
     
  13. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    Closer if you hike the mile trail. The newer observation deck isn't particularly near.

    Spoiler :


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    Taking pictures of the thing suffers the problem of trying to take pictures of The Badlands, or the ocean.

    It's not huge huge, but it's not small, probably the best scale is from stuff like this:

    Spoiler :
     
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  14. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I think the pic is alluding to the rather small scale of Mt Rushmore, which in pics seems to be something carved on the side of a massive mountain, but in reality it is much smaller.



    Having pygmy trees right next to the faces sort of gives the wrong impression too :p
     
  15. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    It's impressive. It does initially strike you as smaller than all the photos you've seen of just the heads. But then you adjust to the fact that it's on a mountainside and how big it must be in its own right.
     
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  16. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    60 feet is 18 meters. There are individual pillars in temples that are higher than that.
     
  17. AmazonQueen

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    Mostly fallen over though
     
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  18. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    1) they aren't carved to be discernible as a particular person's head and
    2) I might be impressed with them, were I to see them
     
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  19. Naskra

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    It's a national embarrassment, a pharaonic eyesore.
     
  20. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    That's a bit protestant iconoclastic even for me. The start of the Crazyhorse one is pretty cool too.
     

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