Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Fat Tony Balducci

    Fat Tony Balducci said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t think OSHA was around back then

  2. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 3 years ago

    Tristan was stupid and his superiors were delinquent.

  3. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, about 3 years ago

    Marines are fanatic about being Marines.


    It’s estimated by experts that only 1 in 10 of all gladiators was killed, and it was usually their own choice; because heavy fines were imposed on any gladiator and his owner who killed a popular gladiator. They were worth too much money. The best gladiators were paid as much as 20 times what the average Roman citizen earned in a year for one match, and only fought once or twice a year.

  4. joe piglet

    joe piglet GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Tristan probably had a 1/2 day of KP or light duties.

    We were out in the field for days; hot, sweaty, tired, hungry, just generally nasty. My knee hurt, I went back to the base to see the doctor. Just as I was there 2 other guys were being yelled at and berated by this 6’6" doctor, for being wimps. Oh my! Well I did have pulled ligaments so my knee was wrapped and I was sent to light duties, let me tell you I was back in the field the next day.

  5. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, about 3 years ago

    @gmartin997

    so, in other words, Roman gladiators were just like sports professionals today

  6. williamcazort

    williamcazort said, about 3 years ago

    What is there to eat at White Sands?

  7. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I wonder what they have for meals at White Sands.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, about 3 years ago

    @GoldenRoya

    The thumbs thing was invented by Hollywood. Believe it or not.

  9. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, about 3 years ago

    @P Partridge

    Pretty much. The “Gladiator” DVD comes with the History Channel’s documentary on gladiators in the bonus section. That’s an informative 45 minutes. If you watch it, just remember Julius Caesar was dead 100 years before the Coliseum was ever built.

  10. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, about 3 years ago

    That was quite a ‘feat’ by Tristan; it might not be broken.

  11. ProfessorKid

    ProfessorKid said, about 3 years ago

    @P Partridge

    Yes, including getting booty calls from rich, “noble” women.

  12. TheDorf

    TheDorf said, about 3 years ago

    White Sands Missile Range Chow Hall menu for tonite:
    gemsbock stew
    Tomorrow: roast gemsbock with mashed potatoes and gravy
    Saturday: gemsbock fajitas

  13. FANOLIO   (Fan o’ Liò)

    FANOLIO (Fan o’ Liò) said, about 3 years ago

    How do you explain Lions 256, Christians 0 ?

  14. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, about 3 years ago

    Hear, hear!

  15. No-one-cares

    No-one-cares said, about 3 years ago

    @FANOLIO (Fan o’ Liò)

    Christians were not gladiators they were prisoner’s to be executed for crimes against the Roman People.

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