Post a picture, entertain me!

Nevin73 wrote:

It bothers me that the wolf has a thumb.

It's just a well-developed dew claw.

Canada has a long history of airdropping canines!

(Skip to 4:15 in the video - thought I could embed a start time, but I guess not?)

The wolf thing is a reaction to this news story.

Three comics from three different days:

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ClockworkHouse wrote:

The wolf is also naked and breathes through its skin.

Be Quiet! I order you to be Quiet! </Monty Python>

Oh, order eh? Who does he think he is?

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This mouse picked the wrong house. I found our 7 cats sitting in a circle taking turns playing with him.

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Had a similar incident years back, though I only have the one cat.
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Cute.
You don’t want to see pictures of the mice my cat finds, they aren’t as cute on the inside.

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Kinky.

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The headline does say bigger, not better.

I'm sorry, but having Gandalf charge cavalry downhill into a prepared formation of pikemen was not that battle's strong point.
#TheBookWasBetter

Yonder wrote:

I'm sorry, but having Gandalf charge cavalry downhill into a prepared formation of pikemen was not that battle's strong point.
#TheBookWasBetter

Do you want dead horses? Cause that's how you get dead horses.

In the book, Glorfindel Jedward appears and rides the "crest of the dawn's first cradling light" down into "the dark-folded barrows of the shadowed deep" and smites the orcs there with "the great hand of Bellugeringinar, the swift sword of Erginerginerginar". That would have been sooo much better.

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Reminds me of Steel Panther.

That duck only has itself to blame. If it had applied itself, it would not have been poor.

Yonder wrote:

I'm sorry, but having Gandalf charge cavalry downhill into a prepared formation of pikemen was not that battle's strong point.
#TheBookWasBetter

The horses were galloping down a very steep hill, meaning their horsey brains were telling them they could not stop without breaking their legs, which their horsey brains knows mean death for horsey kind.
Gandalf also used his magical "flash bomb" stick to blind the orcs at a crucial moment.

I get that orcs aren't the most disciplined of troops, probably including Uruk Hai, but at least some of them have to have enough presence of mind to keep the pointy end of their stick pointed at the enemy, even if it gets really bright.

*eye twitch*

You guys..

The sunrise at Helm's Deep broke over the ridge mere seconds before the initial crash of the first cavalry rank. The full force of the sun's light suddenly hit the orcs' eyes at the perfect time: early enough to blind and unbalance them at the crucial moment, late enough to prevent them recomposing themselves and re-setting their pikes. It's almost like some sort of wizard planned it.

It is also strongly implied that even the Uruk-hai were not exactly a model of discipline; more like barbarians than professional soldiers. You can see in the shot that very few of them actually maintained that presence of mind.

Spoiler:

(The action at the Pelennor Fields similarly averted catastrophe when, again, a mounted charge caused the receiving (rather ragged) pike line to break -- though this time due to the sheer terror induced by the size and ferocity of a suicidally fearless cavalry force charging their flank. Historically, a line of (well-disciplined!) massed pikes would stop a mounted charge; but even then, that only worked if the line held -- not a guarantee in the face of better-trained and -equipped (and good guy) shock cavalry.)

Wasn't there also a thing where normal orcs didn't like being out in the sunlight normally? I vaguely remember something about them creating the Uruk-hai as an army of Orcs that could move about during the day.

Archangel wrote:

*eye twitch*

You guys..

The sunrise at Helm's Deep broke over the ridge mere seconds before the initial crash of the first cavalry rank. The full force of the sun's light suddenly hit the orcs' eyes at the perfect time: early enough to blind and unbalance them at the crucial moment, late enough to prevent them recomposing themselves and re-setting their pikes. It's almost like some sort of wizard planned it. :)

Good thing middle earth didn’t practice daylight saving. That could have thrown the whole plan.

Buzzrick wrote:

Wasn't there also a thing where normal orcs didn't like being out in the sunlight normally? I vaguely remember something about them creating the Uruk-hai as an army of Orcs that could move about during the day.

They could withstand the light of day, but as I recall it still bothered them. A sudden sunrise augmented by Gandalf’s magic could still get through to their orcish nature.

Archangel wrote:

*eye twitch*

You guys..

The sunrise at Helm's Deep broke over the ridge mere seconds before the initial crash of the first cavalry rank. The full force of the sun's light suddenly hit the orcs' eyes at the perfect time: early enough to blind and unbalance them at the crucial moment, late enough to prevent them recomposing themselves and re-setting their pikes. It's almost like some sort of wizard planned it.

It is also strongly implied that even the Uruk-hai were not exactly a model of discipline; more like barbarians than professional soldiers. You can see in the shot that very few of them actually maintained that presence of mind.

Spoiler:

(The action at the Pelennor Fields similarly averted catastrophe when, again, a mounted charge caused the receiving (rather ragged) pike line to break -- though this time due to the sheer terror induced by the size and ferocity of a suicidally fearless cavalry force charging their flank. Historically, a line of (well-disciplined!) massed pikes would stop a mounted charge; but even then, that only worked if the line held -- not a guarantee in the face of better-trained and -equipped (and good guy) shock cavalry.)

But if they were charging their flank, they weren't charging at the pointy parts of the pikes, ragged or not.

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