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They're doing WHAT?????
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http://pictorial.jezebel.com/bro-my-god-...l_facebook
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#2
(09-01-2017, 05:30 PM)Robert Vermaat Wrote: http://pictorial.jezebel.com/bro-my-god-...l_facebook

Lol their a bit late with that one I would say..... Big Grin
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#3
How about 8 modern guys zipped back to Rome to be trained as intellectuals?-- Pliny style... Tacitus style.
Naw. Not dumb enough. Cool
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#4
dat sounds fully sick bro
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#5
Nuk, nuk, nuk, nuk! Big Grin Tongue
Alan J. Campbell

member of Legio III Cyrenaica and the Uncouth Barbarians

Author of:
The Demon's Door Bolt (2011)
Forging the Blade (2012)

"It's good to be king. Even when you're dead!"
             Old Yuezhi/Pazyrk proverb
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#6
puff.

will be great circus for the plebs
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#7
' . . . they'll live and fight as gladiators did 2000 years ago.'

I didn't think you were allowed to kill anyone these days.
Michael King Macdona

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Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
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#8
Not having seen any publicity for this I thought, despite the dodgy title, a programme about modern people living as gladiators might be watchable. After about a minute I ran screaming from the room.

Here's the Radio Times review, if you dare read it: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-09-1...lity-show/
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#9
I read it.  And there is only one appropriate response:
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"Live and fight like gladiators did 2000 years ago"?  By having them drag miniature chariots and their girlfriends catfight over clothes?  They might as well put "We think the general public doesn't have two brain cells to rub together" in the opening credits.
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I ride the winds of fate
Prepared to go where my heart belongs,
Back to the past again.

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To pick myself up from under this table...

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#10
It's already been cancelled.
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(09-18-2017, 12:06 AM)Flavivs Aetivs Wrote: It's already been cancelled.

Phew!.... Breaths a sigh of relief, that program would have set back the work of historical Buffs everywhere by decades, if not a couple of millenia.... Big Grin
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#12
(09-18-2017, 12:06 AM)Flavivs Aetivs Wrote: It's already been cancelled.

Where did you find that, Evan? I've searched in vain for such encouragement.
Michael King Macdona

And do as adversaries do in law, -
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
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#13
Nice thumbs-down Wink review:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakil...50d8f1175f
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