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anonymous asked:

high key can u give me a rundown of ur fav wacky wwii shenanigans

Okay friends today we are gonna learn about the GHOST ARMY, which, disappointingly, was not actually an army made of ghosts

pictured: the unit patch for the Ghost Army, which is DOPE AS FUCK



see one of the things that made WWII so fucking nuts was the totally bizarre level of technology. Like wow we invented the first real computer and radar but also if you wanted to see how many troops were hanging out somewhere you had to send a dude to fly over and take pictures manually??? this left A LOT of room for shenanigans


so the normal method of dealing with aerial surveillance was to cover shit with camouflage netting. Say you’ve got an nice air base that you really don’t want any bombs dropped on- you literally just cover that with a ludicrous amount of netting and some fake trees and BAM now it looks like just an empty field from the air

there’s a building under that weird lump


that’s cool! That’s really cool! But not cool enough


At some point somebody sat down and went “hey wait. What if…what if instead of disguising buildings and units as fields, we disguise fields as units”


holy fucking shit!!!


the British had used a bunch of fake tanks and like, boxes of provisions stacked up in tank shape and then covered with a tarp in 1942 during Operation Bertram and it worked really well, but they didn’t have a special unit devoted to just clowning on the Germans like that.


so the US military decides they do want a designated clowning unit and goes out and recruits a bunch of fucking nerds from all the art schools and makes them into the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops aka THE GHOST ARMY, WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU USE ANY OTHER NAME LIKE SERIOUSLY


the ghost army’s job was basically to go in, sidle up to a real unit, and then basically set up a fake version of that unit while the actual unit sneaked away to go dunk on Nazis where the Nazis weren’t expecting them


okay time to get into the really cool part of this story, which is HOW the ghost army faked being a real unit:


step 1: INFLATABLE TANKS AND AIRCRAFT OH MY GOD

that’s a big ol balloon!!!


the ghost army had a stockpile of inflatable tanks, aircraft, artillery, cars, whatever, that they would set up and then poorly cover with camouflage netting so from the air it looked like someone had just done a real shit job of hiding actual materiel. They even had dummy soldiers that they would set up to make the scene look populated, since the ghost army itself was about 1,000 dudes regularly imitating units of 30,000 men


what’s really cool is that visual deception was more than just the inflatable stuff itself. If the ghost army plopped down a balloon tank, they then also had to go out with shovels and rakes and shit to make a fake track that a real tank would have left, because it turns out tanks are really hard on your landscaping


step 2: “spoof radio”


the last couple of days before the real unit moved out, the radio operators of the ghost army would move in. see, radio transmissions were done in Morse code, and it turns out every radio operator has a slightly different “fist” when typing Morse. A “fist” is basically typing style- some people would take longer to type out certain letters or would have pauses between groups or anything like. Anybody listening to the radio transmissions who was skilled enough could tell different radio operators apart from just their fist


anyway the ghost army operators would move in and basically listen to all the real unit’s radio transmissions until they had learned the real operators’ fists. Then they would take over radio traffic, imitating that fist so it seemed like the real operator had never left. I forgot to make this section funny because I was too caught up in how rad it is SORRY


step 3: making a lot of noise


the ghost army had special trucks fitted with huge fuck off speakers and a whole library of stock sound effects. Once the real unit left and the fake unit inflated, the sound trucks would come in, select a combination of sound effects that matched the unit they were impersonating, and then played everyone in the 15 mile radius of the speakers their fire mix tape


step 4: fuckin partying!!!


see the thing about impersonating your own units is that other allied units would know about it and might talk about it where enemy collaborators could hear. So the ghost army had to fool the Germans but they also had to fool their own army. Every time they impersonated a new unit, the ghost soldiers would paint that unit’s insignia on all the fake materiel, make fake signs with the unit’s name and colors, and sew the unit’s patches on their own uniforms


once they were dressed up as soldiers from the impersonated unit, the ghost army dudes would go into town and mingle with other soldiers from actual fighting units nearby and hang out in bars while loudly saying things like “YES HELLO I AM DEFINITELY A REAL SOLDIER FROM THE WHATEVER DIVISION, ABSOLUTELY FOR REAL STATIONED ON THAT HILL OVER THERE”




so anyway this bunch of weedy American art nerds staged 20+ battlefield deceptions between 1944 and the end of the war, sometimes fooling that Germans so successfully that they actually got shelled


I'mma leave you with this quote from the book “The Ghost Army of World War II” by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, because it’s a quote from an actual member of the Ghost Army and that alone makes it funnier than anything I could ever write:

On another occasion, two Frenchmen on bicycles somehow got through the security perimeter. Shilstone managed to halt them, but not before they had seen more than they should. “What they thought they saw was four GIs picking up a forty-ton Sherman tank and turning it around. They looked at me, and they were looking for answers, and I finally said ‘The Americans are very strong.‘”

i just had a realization… that iheart radio interview was done before exordium in mexico so suho was referring to when they went to mexico in the past… y'all suho was so excited to have panties thrown at him again like he was anticipating it so much that he brought it up in the interview i’m skcjdksld

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Reita: Let’s Radigaze!!
Aoi: it’s so quiet.
a sunny day like this makes me wanna do a recording, even if it’s just the radio. ☕️
Ruki: done with the RAJIGAZE recording
Ruki: whenever I listen to Tomorrow never dies after a long time, around that part when the solo ends and you get closer to the chorus, it suddenly gets really intense.
Ruki: I want people, who don’t really know our recent songs, to get this ‘sudden-burst-into-tears’ kinda feeling, too.

Aoi (added as a comment on his own post): my first repost and I screwed it up. I’m gonna ask everyone tomorrow….

Want to be a good mom?

Take care of yourself.

Cry. Run. Lift. Go to therapy. Scream. Be alone. Take a bubble bath. Get a baby sitter. Quit your job. Get a job. Ride around town and blast your radio. Get your nails done. Tell anyone whom doubts you to kiss it. Whatever needs to be done, do it. 

We need you to be okay. You got this.

  • nick: nick grimshaw and harry styles have matching lock and key necklaces, real or no real?
  • chris stark: i, do you know what? i've always wondered, 'cause doesn't he have a tattoo of a ship on him?
  • nick: mhmm
  • chris: and you've got a tattoo i believe, of an anchor.
  • nick: mhmm
  • chris: i've always wondered if that was some kind of uh, sort of joint... code. and i still don't know quite what it would be. d'you know what i mean?
  • nick: what like sailor code?
  • chris (i think): some sort of sea metaphor
  • nick: something about seamen?

You wanna know why I’m not worried about Bellarke AT ALL? Because to me, even when they were canonically in a relationship, their best scenes were ALWAYS with each other.

- S1 and 2, Clarke and Finn wokay some nice contents. But the whole season 1 with Clarke trying to reach Bellamy? Him saving her, their looks, Day Trip, the fact that they both “parented” Charlotte? “Who we are and who we need to be to survive”? Their scenes when they were sick? “Our princess has that effect”? “I trust him!”? When Clarke talked to Jaha about Bellamy being essential for survival for the Delinquents? All their motivational speech? “People follow you, you inspire them”? The whole epicness paralleling their journeys on the first eps of s2? Their hug on ep5? The campfire scene? “Had to be done”? THE RADIO TALKS?? “It’s worth the risk”? “Love is weakness”/”i was being weak”? “You won’t be by yourself”? “I can’t lose you too”?? The whole non-verbal communication?? TOGETHER?? MW?? CANON STUFF Clarke NEVER had with Finn

- S3, CL? And Bellamy with Gina? Well while Bellamy was with Gina we got FUCKEN EP2!!! “I’ll do anything, I’ll stop fighting, please don’t hurt him” “Get out of my way”? “WE CAN’T LOSE CLARKE”?? Bellamy going through the forest while he’s hurt? “I should be there”? Bellamy climbing the whole Polis tower for Clarke while he’s hurt? Their “angsty looks” on ep3?? Him walking away?? HER FACE?? Also while building up CL,,,, ummm EPISODE 5 PEOPLE?? “This is not who you are”? And while Clarke was grieving Lxa, um the Look™ they had when they saw each other again on Nevermore?? Non-verbal communication again? Them helping each other with their wounds? “Maybe there are no good guys”? THE BEACH TALK?? “We need each other”?? THE HUG??? “I trust you”? “I believe you”?? “Start with Bellamy Blake”?? WHEN HE BRUSHED HER LIPS TO GIVE HER THE CHIP?

- DO WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT S4? Y’all were worried about NC, but we basically had a “YES YOU WILL”, “if I’m on that list, you’re on that list”, HAND. NUZZLE., the whole day Trip? “You keep her centered” “you got it backwards”? THE LIP QUIVERS™? Clarke sacrificing 50 ppl for Bellamy?? “Bellamy should be back by now”? “Clarke… if I don’t see you again”? The car chase? Roan taking Bellamy prisoner to make Clarke’s determination waver? The fact that she got him kidnapped to be safe in the bunker? Flustered/Sad kitten Clarke because she hurt Bellamy? “I never meant to hurt you”, the whole rover talk™, Bellamy killing a dude because he’s too busy smiling at Clarke?? EVERYTHING SINCE THEN?? The 2199 calls Clarke sent to Bellamy? The Hug? Crying in your arms? “LET HER GO ECHO” The heart to heart talk?

I probably forgot TONS of moments.

Listen people, no matter what, Bellarke has always been more epic than everything. More epic than any canon romantic relationship they’ve been in, and that won’t change no matter what.

  • nick: and harry styles, who thinks he's too big time for night-time.
  • harry: hello,
  • nick: hi!
  • harry: hi...
  • nick: why don't you come in at night?
  • harry: uhm, i'm always here. i'm just never... allowed... on the thing.
  • (example: ON THE THING!)
  • nick: i think you've probably been my... most... (popu-)
  • harry: i would say i've been the most supportive friend.
  • nick: i, i would...
  • example: shut up!
  • nick: i think it's between you and aimee phillips.
  • harry: i've been in the most times.
  • aimee in the background: IT'S DEFINITELY ME
  • nick: no, aimee, he comes in, he's here all the time.
  • harry: i'm here like, everyday.
  • nick: and everyone has to go "SHUT AH, 'ARRY STYLES IS IN 'ERE. IT'S A SECURITY NIGHTMAAARE!", why don't you tell the good people how you treat me, when i'm broadcasting on bbc radio 1?
  • harry: uhm, i usually throw things, (uh-huh) and uh, present things (yup), and uh, make your mic move away from your face.

good news! jonghyun will be featured in the may ‘17 issue of esquire magazine! his interview for the issue was conducted by esquire editor, shin ki joo, who was a weekly regular for the midnight spoiler corner of blue night radio. the interview was done on april 1st. it does not specify whether it will solely be an interview or if a photoshoot is included as well.

anonymous asked:

oh my gOsh i hate don't let me down so much like it was kinda a bop at first but it comes out on every radio station all the time now and I'm in my car miserable, wishing i brought my bts cd along with me and don't even get me started on fake love by drake like fUcc pLAY SOMETHING ELSE I'm sorry I'm ranting but i had to let it out after i saw the despacito thing lol

Originally posted by mochiipjm

((U GH I KNOW RIGHT and hey i dont mind you ranting ok its fine my dude i feel the same way

bUT LIKE WH Y they always play the same damn song everytime! are they tRYING to make us hate it like??? so that’s why i just kinda plug in my earbuds and listen to what i got on my phone))