| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - Tom288 on 12/11/13 at 4:16 pm|
[quote]Good points. I will point out though that when it came to industrial production, the Soviets had the massive benefit of the US. Were it not for lend-lease, the Soviets would have had virtually ZERO wheeled transport (think fuel trucks here). Along with this virtually every Soviet soldier was ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - Tom288 on 12/11/13 at 3:50 pm|
[quote]But had the Germans waited until 42/43 to pump up their production and then focused on the Mk IV, I do not think it would have mattered. Remember that by that time the Soviets were also producing their "IS" line of tanks and assault guns which totally outclassed the Mk IV in every way. Couple...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - Tom288 on 12/11/13 at 2:57 pm|
[quote]Now for (in my opinion anyway) more intriguing question... which was better? The Panther or the Tiger? Which should have the Germans concentrated on producing and why?
I'd have to give that some thought, although my initial reaction is to go with the Tiger. Leaving...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - Tom288 on 12/11/13 at 2:39 pm|
[quote]Well that depends on your criteria. If you're talking about it's simplicity, reliability, good armor (at least early in the war), good main gun, and excellent cross country performance, then yes, it was the best all around tank of the war.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Questions on Rommel's North African success - Tom288 on 12/11/13 at 1:58 pm|
[quote]and the T-34 was a damn good tank.[/quote]
Best all around tank of the war....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Could the United States ever be invaded? - Tom288 on 12/6/13 at 9:06 pm|
[quote]Of course we could. How many Chinese/Koreans are in the country right now? It's not like we try to keep them out. We have 'Chinatown' in all major cities that they could easily start sending troops to secretly as citizens. Coordinate a simultaneous attack in multiple major cities and take a l...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Could the United States ever be invaded? - Tom288 on 12/6/13 at 9:02 pm|
From what I've learned playing Call of Duty we're all on borrowed time......
| More Sports Board|| re: Jags Bandwagon Thread - Tom288 on 12/5/13 at 9:51 pm|
[quote]We're a QB away imo.
| More Sports Board|| re: Jags Bandwagon Thread - Tom288 on 12/5/13 at 8:10 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cyber Monday - What are you Buying Today? - Tom288 on 12/2/13 at 9:31 am|
[quote]Yeah usually BB.com is the way to go, but today GNC has the right deal with the 40% off sitewide. [/quote]
Dpsnutrition.com is usually better than BB. Illpumpyouup.com is good too....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Do you believe in Bigfoot? I need some answers. - Tom288 on 12/2/13 at 8:14 am|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fSfZNRlXaQ)]New Bipedal Species of Gorilla Discovered Mastering Human Locomotive Technology[/link]
If things like that are rolling around in the wild, literally, and scientists are just now finding out about it then the idea that a highly-intelligent prehis...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Pick my next pair of shoes - Tom288 on 12/2/13 at 6:46 am|
[quote]The John Lobb double monk is one of the best looking/feeling shoes on the planet.[/quote]
Agreed. Never go wrong with anything from Lobb, Edward Green, or Vass. Or Crockett & Jones for sheer value.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Outdoor Board Great Outdoor Scenery - Tom288 on 12/1/13 at 8:17 pm|
After seeing all of your photos from my residence in the horrible state of Florida I hope a bear chases your arse up a tree one day...
| More Sports Board|| re: Muschamp fires his OC....Lane Kiffin possible replacement - Tom288 on 12/1/13 at 3:15 pm|
[quote]Former USC coach Lane Kiffin is rumored to be a candidate to replace Pease.
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Netflix horror Movies - Tom288 on 11/26/13 at 4:36 am|
Let the Right One In
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us
The Troll Hunter...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Do you believe in Bigfoot? I need some answers. - Tom288 on 11/22/13 at 4:40 pm|
[quote] It is sure fun to think that there might be a sasquatch population in our midst. [/quote]
I suppose the sheer desire to believe will always trump evidence for some people.
Just because you see or hear something on Youtube or Coast to Coast doesn't mean it's true, buddy... :lol:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Give me your best quotes - Tom288 on 11/22/13 at 8:40 am|
"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." - Bertrand Russell
“I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” - Mark Twain
| Outdoor Board|| re: Do you believe in Bigfoot? I need some answers. - Tom288 on 11/22/13 at 8:33 am|
[quote]The footage overwhelming supports the claim.[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Hipsters Posing For Video When They Think They Are Posing for Photos/EDM Culture - Tom288 on 11/22/13 at 8:32 am|
[quote]the definition of "hipster" is just so nebulous and variable at this point, it just seems to be whatever you want it to be when you are in the mood to make fun of people[/quote]
To help you grasp what it means to be a hipster here's a hipster trap that should be deployed in all major urban...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Hipsters Posing For Video When They Think They Are Posing for Photos/EDM Culture - Tom288 on 11/22/13 at 8:28 am|
I made it 3 seconds before closing that shite. fricking hipsters. :banghead:...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Best Doc Holliday? - Tom288 on 11/22/13 at 8:13 am|
[quote]A detour. Tombstone's Ike Clanton (an underappreciated performance) played two different CSA generals in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals.
He was freakin' Pickett in Gettysburg. Dude was also the villain in Avatar. Hard to recognize when playing a chubby westerner...another exa...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Best Doc Holliday? - Tom288 on 11/21/13 at 11:44 pm|
Yes, yes he was....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Most famous person your are connected to through Facebook or LinkedIn? - Tom288 on 11/21/13 at 4:29 pm|
Neil DeGrasse Tyson...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Pick an animal to fight that's basketball-sized or smaller, but there's a catch - Tom288 on 11/20/13 at 2:31 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| re: What ideas do you have for a movie? - Tom288 on 11/20/13 at 10:34 am|
I want to remake a bunch of horror movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Scream, The Howling, etc., only I'm going to drop the Predator right into the middle of it and have him hunt down and just frick up all of these retarded super-villains that apparently can't die. I want to see if Michael Myer...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Thor 2 > Iron Man 2, Spiderman 2 - Tom288 on 11/20/13 at 7:58 am|
[quote]Thor 2 is up there with avengers and iron man 1 as best super hero movie nominees
Only Iron Man 1 belongs in that category along with The Dark Knight trilogy. The first two Spiderman movies were also very good. I enjoyed The Incredible Hulk with Norton, but the Marvel movies ha...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Best Doc Holliday? - Tom288 on 11/20/13 at 7:50 am|
I like both, but if I'm worrying about historical accuracy I'll read about the man. Kilmer's Doc was just an amazing character.
[quote]Ed, what an ugly thing to say... does this mean we're not friends anymore? You know, Ed, if I thought you weren't my friend, I just don't think I could bear it.[...
| Gaming Board|| re: Just Installed My SSD - Tom288 on 11/19/13 at 9:14 pm|
I've neglected getting an SSD for a while. Recently my mom's computer gave out so I built one for her and put an SSD in it. The first time I loaded it up I was like, "Jesus, that was fast!" :lol:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Did or do you use a shock collar on your dog? - Tom288 on 11/19/13 at 6:27 pm|
[quote]Some dogs natural instincts is to hunt at these distances and further. I will put you down as the not informed for hunting dogs...
And that can be accomplished without the use of shock collars, so forgive me if I don't bow to your wisdom....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Did or do you use a shock collar on your dog? - Tom288 on 11/19/13 at 5:48 pm|
[quote]Do you hunt with dogs. [/quote]
No, and I'll admit that perhaps a shock collar could be used in such circumstances, although I don't think they would be necessary. My main point refers to using them as a primary form of training. I have family and friends that hunt with dogs and haven't ...