Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Wikipedia on B25 crash (With a link to Betty Lou Oliver.)

    ”Destino” Dali/Disney short film. 6 Minutes 32 Seconds 871,153

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Dali also worked with Alfred Hitchcock on Spellbound.

    That B-25 hit on a weekend, so fortunately the building was not full of people.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    The Thief and the Cobbler took thirty years to bring to completion. Unfortunately, the investors fired the director and finished the film with zero budget.
    It’s on Netflix, but the original ending is on You tube… it blows the end of the released version away.

  4. roscoedog55

    roscoedog55 said, over 1 year ago

    Disney Dali. Wow. Thanks for link Alex..

  5. Randywriter

    Randywriter said, over 1 year ago

    On the Astute-class thing: that’s entirely unbelievable, and here’s why: the ocean is a very noisy place, with biological and mechanical noises, and there is no way it would be able to pick out a target 3,000 miles away out of all the clutter that exists, even with the advanced software and distributed architecture the submarine has. There simply wouldn’t be enough computing power, for one thing!

    Add in the thermocline/convergence zones, the landmasses, the rather-noisy geo-processes Earth has… forget it.

    I call bollocks on Ripley’s claim here.

  6. suzibuy

    suzibuy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    WOW! Thanks for that little 6 and a half minute trip into a fantasy world. I didn’t even have to leave the couch. Kinda spooky and sad.

  7. Romina

    Romina said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks for the Dali/Disney link!

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    I think, therefore I animate. Thanks for the link.

  9. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Yes, thanks!

  10. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 1 year ago

    @Randywriter

    Yes, don’t believe everything you read (in the newspaper).

  11. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    betty lou saves a bundle on crutches. they’re 3 inches long

  12. Robert Danielzik

    Robert Danielzik said, over 1 year ago

    About the Astute-class sonar:
    “Swiftsure and Trafalgar Update manager, Captain Ian Hughes said, “A good analogy for the performance of Sonar 2076 is that if the submarine was in Winchester it would be able to track a double decker bus going round Trafalgar Square” (a distance of 60 miles)"
    So yeah, 3000 miles might be a bit of a hyperbole.
    However, the processing power of the 2076 is considered to be that of 60,000 PCs (though they don’t say what kind of PC, for all we know it could be a Pentium II PC)

  13. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, over 1 year ago

    Randywriter—-I tend to agree. However, there are underwater “listening devices” planted on the ocean floors all over the world, that can relay information to the sub.

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sonar noises are strange in the Mediterranean. As illustrated in ‘Red October’, the US Navy has a library of unique sonar ‘signatures’. There are lots of vessels named in it. One sea story is a tale of a submarine on one side of Italy that picked up one of those documented vessels. But,at the time, the vessel was known to be on the other side of Italy…

  15. boldyuma

    boldyuma said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Wow!..Shades of Ray Bradbury’s “Martian Chronicles” parallels..Imagine if Dali got a hold of “Fantasia” all those years ago how that would have turned out..

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