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Adios is Spanish for Farewell or Goodbye. This is a cloned poster made in Argentina of the movie, from the Bruceploitation movement of the 1970's, Goodbye Bruce Lee: His Last Game of Death. This movie is actually a cloned version of the original movie Game of Death. It was released in 1975, two years after Bruce Lee's death. And starred Bruce Li (Don't ...


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This merges two historical facts: Nazis general attempt to use cutting edge science (Both USSR's and USA's space programs are basically bastard children of Nazi rocket research; they had jet fighters before any other power, etc...) Certain strata of Nazi society being extremely interested in and involved with occult. Part of that was general "Aryan race is ...


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Perhaps one of the most influential things that raised awareness and popularity with these cultures was the involvement of the Beatles in exploring their own "spiritual awareness". At the height of their popularity, they drew a lot of attention to these alternatives to spirituality. The drug culture of the late 1960's included a very large movement of ...


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The earliest reference I can find comes from a 1937 commentary on Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", although there are many later references that this handshake was taught to the actors by Lawrence Alma-Tadema in a 1898 staging of the play. It seems to have been often used in this play since, and I could find an example from a 2005 staging. Almost all ...


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Of the war movies made during WWII, American veterans liked the realistic ones: The Battle of Midway (1942) At the Front (1943) Report from the Aleutians (1944) With the Marines at Tarawa (1944) The Memphis Belle (1944) On the other hand, the "tough guys" of the time, notably John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart were not regarded at all among the veterans ...


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Wikiquote renders it No one dances sober, unless he is insane. The quotation is Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit. from Pro Murena vi.13, 63 BC. Cato has accused L. Murena of dancing, and Cicero replies that Murena is accused of dancing but not of activities that would be precursors to dancing. Cicero says no sane man would ...


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Probably the oldest examples of this that we still have are the epic poems. Poems like the Iliad or Mahabharata or Epic of Gilgamesh long before being written down were recited orally (most likely sung) by people who had the entire work memorized. In this way, early bards would have combined the the roles of entertainer, historian, cultural propagandist, and ...


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The earliest copy of this melody is from 1893, with the song "Good morning to all" by Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill. It was published in a songbook titled Song Stories for the Kindergarten. The lyrics to "Happy Birthday to you" appears in the early 20th century. The first reliable source for these lyrics being used with the "Good morning" melody is from ...


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Swing music and swing dancing peaked in popularity around World War II. The war made it difficult to assemble a big band, and there were musicians' strikes in 1942 and 1948. A lot of jazz also started to become less danceable; this started with bebop and continued with Coltrane and West Coast Jazz. Starting around 1955, rock and roll started to be heard on ...


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The Oxford English Dictionary attests the use of cock-tail as a mixed drink from 1809 in W. Irving's Knickerbockers: They lay claim to claim to be the first inventors of those recondite beverages cock-tail, stone-fence, and sherry-cobbler. and from 1839 cocktail as a more general mixed drink in Marryat's Diary American: He frequents the bar, calls ...


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A History of Modern Yoga: Patanjali and Western Esotericism This religio-cultural trend became a very important and influential motif of East-West exchanges from about the last quarter of the nineteenth century onwards - possibly the most important religio-cultural trend, from the Indian point of view, if yoga is understood in its broadest ...


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At first I was thinking about mythology, but I'd definitely count Aesop's Fables becoming one of the first virals, with such epigons as Babrius or Phaedrus in ancient times, spreading later across nations and languages as their own fairy tales or poetry.


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The "classic" movie of World War II was Casablanca. It was both a romance AND a war movie. But mostly it was a "good versus evil" morality play, with the hero, Rick Blaine, "giving up" his former girlfriend (the Ingrid Bergman character) to a resistance fighter for the sake of the war effort, and receiving the friendship of the former "collaborationist," ...


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I found this panel interview discussion on PBS org. The panel included, Speilberg, actors, and a veteren by the name of Judge John Harrison. I will quote a few of his comments below but heres the link. PHIL PONCE: As one who was at D-Day on Utah Beach, in your case, was the film's depiction of what it was like, was it accurate, to your mind? ...


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There are so few relatively realistic American movies about WWII to choose from that it really doesn't make sense to require any hard poll data from veterans. Saving Private Ryan - already mentioned, probably the most epic of all When Trumpets Fade - very grim, people said it conveys the spirit of the Hurtgen forest battle Letters from Iwo Jima - Japanese ...


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In the early 1940s, World War II was ranging. A high priority for elders at the time was to get the minds of young children off the war (while urging boys in their late teens to get ready to fight). The psychology is similar to that of other "crisis" periods such as the Revolutionary and Civil wars. These comic characters served as "babysitters" (and role ...


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According to William Strauss and Neil Howe's book, Generations, U.S. cultural norms are set by generations born immediately after a major war, into a "new age." Social or ballroom dancing was a staple of the so-called "Missionary" generation, born during and after the Civil War (1860-1882). It was adopted by the two following generations, basically people ...


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I think you are being misdirected by the theatre of politics. It works like this. Somebody does something "against" the leader. The underlings and sycophants make a noise about it, as they must. The leader takes it in their stride, rises above and appears more statesman-like. So, from my recollection, the answer is that it had a positive effect on ...


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I'm not sure I agree with your premise at all. Dance has never 'gone out of style'. Sure ballroom dancing has. What were discos of the 70's and 80's if not group synchronized dancing? Now we still have raves and clubs. Even in the age of indie rock, there was still mosh pit's and club dancing. Dancing in the big band era was different than that in the 1800's ...


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I found two Judeo-Christian sources that suggest the tradition predates the modern codification of the Old Testament. Last week, we discussed the disagreement quoted in the gemara on 32b regarding the type of zaken (lit., old person) whom one is required to honor. The tanna kamma (first authority [cited]) maintained that honor must be accorded someone ...


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The document you link to provides the answer: There is a belief among Hijras that Khwaja Gharib Nawaz blessed Hijras, and once even made a Hijra pregnant. So they view Khwaja Gharib Nawaz as one (of several) "patron saints". "Khwaja" does not mean Eunuch. The term "Khawaja Sira" or "Khwaja Saara" does seem to be used to mean Hijras, but that is a compound ...


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The history section of the wikipedia article on handshakes suggests that the Greeks were familiar with the custom at least since the 5th century BC (because we have a sculpture showing Hera and Athena shaking hands that has been dated to the 5th century BC). Source Romans also used handshake. It was depicted on Roman coins to symbolize agreement and ...


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Bruce Lee was a Martial Arts instructor who was also a successful actor that popularized Martial Arts in the United States through film. This popularity extended to Latin America as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee "Adios Bruce Lee" is a tribute to him because of his untimely death, at the age of 32 from brain swelling brought about by an ...


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I would say the seed of interest in Indian/Hindu culture was sown when Swami Vivekananda visited America and spoke at the Conference of World Religions. Later a few gurus such as Srila Prabhupada, Paramahamsa Yogananda spread word in America. The rise of interest in the 20th century , of course, is largely due to the Indian immigrant population in America as ...


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This relates to the "discovery" of Asian, and other non-European cultures by Americans. As of the middle of the 20th century, American society was pretty homogeneous, and "Eurocentric." An expression used is that American culture of about 1950 came in three flavors "chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry," like ice-cream. We all know what happened to ice-cream ...


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The Nazis had some bizarre supernatural beliefs and Himmler himself created a branch of the SS concerned with investigation of the supernatural called the Ahenenerbe. They sent investigators to Tibet to learn eastern mysticism. The Nazis believed in some kind of supernatural beings called the Vrill people who were supposed to reside within the earth. I ...



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