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#1 nuckin_futz

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Well there's a thread for youtube vids, a thread for funny pics, a thread for hot chicks. Figured we should start one for historical-iconic-cool pics. Feel free to include a little explanation of your pic. The more thought provoking the better. Iconic sports pics are always good too. Although history is rarely pretty, let's refrain from posting anything too gruesome.


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Tiananmen Square 1989. Lone man defying the Communist regime in China. According to the government this never happened.

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Woman about to be stoned to death. The anguish on her face says it all.

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One of the most famous pics ever taken. Times Square 1945, returning American sailors.

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Bobby Orr scoring the Stanley Cup winning goal.

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos with their famous and very controversial 'Black Panther' salute at the 1968 Olympics.

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In 1970, Dr. Oscar Auerbach revealed that he had trained 86 beagles to smoke and 20 of them developed cancers. It was an experiment that proved for the first time the link between large animals exposed to cigarette smoke and cancer; it caught the tobacco industry unaware and opened the floodgates as both sides frantically rushed to prove or disprove harmful effects of cigarettes via a frenzy of animal testing.

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John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s casket on his third birthday.

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By the time the Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali visited Mohamed Bouazizi — the humble fruit vendor whose self-immolation set in motion the events that would culminate in the first successful revolution in the modern Arab World — both men’s fates were already sealed. Ben Ali fled the country less than 3 weeks later.

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Paul Henderson scoring 'the goal'.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

This is pretty cool!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

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The image of Muhammad Ali looking down over a knocked out Sonny Liston in their May 25, 1965 championship fight in Lewiston, Maine is considered to be one of the most memorable photographs in sporting history.

Photographer Neil Leifer took the picture for Sports Illustrated Magazine when Ali stopped Liston with a single punch in the first moments of the first round of the fight. With the win, Ali retained his World Heavyweight Title, which he won over Liston in their first match a year earlier as an 8-1 underdog.

This iconic image shows the ending of the second Ali vs. Liston fight which remains one of the most controversial and memorable fights in boxing history. Leifer took the photo as Ali stood over Liston and taunted him as he remained on the mat after a quick right to the head; creating arguably the greatest photo in sports history.

In his book “The Best of Leifer” the photographer described the moment:


A two-minute fight might be a major disappointment for the fans, but for a photographer, it doesn’t matter whether it goes 15 rounds or 15 seconds. All any editor ever expected from me was a great knockout picture. In Lewiston, the knockout happened exactly where I wanted it to, and my only thought was, “Stay right there, Sonny! Please don’t get up!”
Part of being a great photographer is being lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time like I was, but a more important part is not missing when you’re in that spot. I got very lucky at the Ali-Liston fight, but what I’m proudest of is that I didn’t miss.


Leifer, one of the top professional sports photographers, is credited with 170 Sports Illustrated covers. He has long stated that his favorite subject throughout his career was Muhammad Ali.

Undoubtedly, Leifer’s iconic photo of Ali over the KO’ed Liston is one of the most coveted and famous pictures in all of sports history. It has also become one of the most valued sports photographs by collectors.

The significance of the photo’s place in history was forever immortalized when it was chosen as the cover image for Sports Illustrated magazine’s special issue, “The Century’s Greatest Sports Photos,” published on July 26, 1999.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

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Soviet flag being set up above Reichstag building in Germany
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

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Sixty-five pound, 3'7" novelty baseball player, hired by Bill Veeck to play one single game for the St. Louis Browns on 19 August 1951. Detroit Tigers pitcher Bob Cain attempted to throw strikes, but the strike zone for a midget is not large. Gaedel took first base after four balls were thrown. Due to this stunt, contracts with new players must be run through the Commissioner of Baseball's office.

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Beatles Abbey Road album cover.

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Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in 1932.
The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets.

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The photo is the “Pulitzer Prize” winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine.

The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.
The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.

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In 1965, at Jackson, Mississippi, an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.

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The power of Mother Nature. Japan tsunami 2011.

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Jimi Henrdix burning his guitar at the Monterrey Pop Festival.

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Advertisement for Hitachi/Maxell demonstrating the power of their speakers.

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Aurora Borealis pictured in Iceland.

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A huge sinkhole in Guatemala City, Guatemala, crashed into being reportedly swallowing a three story building. The sinkhole likely has been weeks or even years in the making. Flood waters from tropical storm Agatha caused the sinkhole to finally collapse.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

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Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in 2011.



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Robert Peraza pauses at his son's name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.

Also, any picture of soldiers returning to their children gets me.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

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One of, if not THE, most dominant champions in sporting history.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

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Guerrillero Heroico


A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture. -wiki

"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine" -Ernesto "Che" Guevara
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the treatment of Buddhist monks in Vietnam.

CDC'ers have since called his suicide "an act of irrationality" stemming from an "unhealthy state of mind," as is the case with literally every suicide, ever.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the treatment of Buddhist monks in Vietnam.

CDC'ers have since called his suicide "an act of irrationality" stemming from an "unhealthy state of mind," as is the case with literally every suicide, ever.

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I was going to post that myself but wasn't sure if it was appropriate for a "family" forum.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

you see the same if not much worse in your average high school history class
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

I was going to post that myself but wasn't sure if it was appropriate for a "family" forum.


The one with the dogs attached to the smoke nozzles is much, much worse.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

being a big fan of the Sopranos, I think this is the coolest photo ever. I think it was taken by Leibovitz.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

you see the same if not much worse in your average high school history class

I think the term "family" would include children as well, but I am comprehensive of your point.

The one with the dogs attached to the smoke nozzles is much, much worse.

I don't think I can agree with you on this one.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

I think the term "family" would include children as well, but I am comprehensive of your point.
I don't think I can agree with you on this one.


The monk chose to do what he did to make a point.
The dogs are being held against their will and poisoned.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

Diane Arbus is the best photographer ever, imo.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

The monk chose to do what he did to make a point.
The dogs are being held against their will and poisoned.

I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

I was going to post that myself but wasn't sure if it was appropriate for a "family" forum.


Same here, glad it was posted though as it's a very important photo.

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Roger Neilson and two other Vancouver Canuck players raise a stick and a white towel in protest over 'bad calls' made by referee Bob Myers in a 4-1 game 2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1982 Campbell Conference Hockey Final. Neilson was ejected for his actions in the loss and "towel power" was born.

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Babe Ruth's "called shot" home run in the 1932 World Series in Chicago.

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Maradonna's "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup quarter final against Mother England.
Cheating rat bastard.

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World Series 1976, game 6 with the Reds up 3 games to 2. Carlton Fisk waving his extra innings home run to stay fair. The ball hit the fair pole and the Sox lived to play and lose game 7.

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Joe Carter having just hit the World Series clinching home run.


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On April 28, 1988, some twenty minutes after take off from Hilo, part of its roof ruptured at the altitude of 24,000 feet (7,300 m). The age of the plane, corroded fuselage and stressed rivets led to the entire fuselage being ripped off in what is known as a zipper effect.

At the time of the decompression, the plane’s chief flight attendant was collecting cups from passengers, and she was sucked through a hole in the side of the airplane. Other flight attendants and 65 (out of 90) passengers were injured, but she was the only fatality. The plane performed an emergency landing on Maui.


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Probably the most famous Marilyn Monroe Photo.

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Sharbat Gula is an Afghan woman who was the subject of a famous photograph. The image itself was named "the most recognized photograph" in the history of National Geographic magazine.

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1984 first untethered space walk.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

A grandfather making his granddaughter's hair in Afghanistan

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Angelina Jolie with Afghan refugee kids

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Behind the scenes...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

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Probably the most horrific image from the Vietnam War. The photo was simply titled "Napalm Girl".

The girl in the center was burned so badly across her back she shed her clothing as she ran away. She is now a Canadian citizen.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Founder of Pakistan) and the great Mahatma Gandhi

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Pulitzer Prize winning photo of Oklahoma City fire Capt. Chris Fields carrying a dying Baylee Almon from the wreckage of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal government Building in Oklahoma City, 1995. I watched this footage, and at the time thought that this would probably be one of those pictures that would forever be seared into people's minds. And I cried.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

Probably the most horrific image from the Vietnam War. The photo was simply titled "Napalm Girl".


This one might rank as number two...

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:11 AM

FDR addressing congress after Pearl Harbor

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Obama becomes the first black president of America

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Seoul during the Korean War

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And I think you all know what this is:

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