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Frazod 09:08 PM 05-06-2019
Just finished the first episode; I guess I'll be keeping HBO a bit longer after Game of Thrones ends.

It is fascinating, horrifying and infuriating. And spellbinding.
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BigRedChief 09:37 PM 04-07-2021
This was such a fantastically produced, acted and directed TV show. Some of the best TV ever done.

And of all the horrible things to happen to human beings in the series, shooting the dogs was as gut wrenching as anything else in the series.
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eDave 11:10 PM 04-07-2021
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
This was such a fantastically produced, acted and directed TV show. Some of the best TV ever done.

And of all the horrible things to happen to human beings in the series, shooting the dogs was as gut wrenching as anything else in the series.
Shit you don't ever think about does happen. That stuff was so impactful.
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Frazod 01:18 AM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
This was such a fantastically produced, acted and directed TV show. Some of the best TV ever done.

And of all the horrible things to happen to human beings in the series, shooting the dogs was as gut wrenching as anything else in the series.
Immediately prior to the onset of World War II, the British government recommended that people who owned pets have them put down, fearing that in the event of food rationing, pet owners would either share their meager rations with their pets or simply let them starve. It is estimated that over 750,000 pets were killed between 1939 and 1940. For obvious reasons this isn't talked about much.
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eDave 01:19 AM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Immediately prior to the onset of World War II, the British government recommended that people who owned pets have them put down, fearing that in the event of food rationing, pet owners would either share their meager rations with their pets or simply let them starve. It is estimated that over 750,000 pets were killed between 1939 and 1940. For obvious reasons this isn't talked about much.
Fuck.
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InChiefsHeaven 01:12 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Immediately prior to the onset of World War II, the British government recommended that people who owned pets have them put down, fearing that in the event of food rationing, pet owners would either share their meager rations with their pets or simply let them starve. It is estimated that over 750,000 pets were killed between 1939 and 1940. For obvious reasons this isn't talked about much.
I thought you were going to say it was feared that people would start to eat their pets...
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Frazod 01:20 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by InChiefsHeaven:
I thought you were going to say it was feared that people would start to eat their pets...
That was probably a factor as well. Frankly, it's not something I care to delve too deeply into.
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htismaqe 01:31 PM 04-08-2021
During the Depression, my great grandpa and his friend would take rabbits from their hunting trips to the farmer's market in Des Moines and sell them. They sold more than a few feral cats - people couldn't afford to feed them so they just turned them loose and apparently they became a real nuisance.

Of course, they had to stop selling them when the folks in Des Moines forced them to leave one of the feet on to be sure it was actually a rabbit.
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Frazod 02:34 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
During the Depression, my great grandpa and his friend would take rabbits from their hunting trips to the farmer's market in Des Moines and sell them. They sold more than a few feral cats - people couldn't afford to feed them so they just turned them loose and apparently they became a real nuisance.

Of course, they had to stop selling them when the folks in Des Moines forced them to leave one of the feet on to be sure it was actually a rabbit.
A stray dog showed up at my grandma's farm once when I was a kid. It had clearly been abandoned; it was very friendly. Grandma didn't want to feed it, though, and it tended to eat all the food she put out for our dog, which was older and lame. After failing to shoo it away, she finally told my uncle to get rid of it. He grabbed a shotgun and headed out toward the field. The dog, thinking they were going hunting, happily, and foolishly, followed. The shot rang out about ten minutes later.

I don't think I could do that, although my uncle certainly didn't seem to give a shit.
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notorious 05:47 PM 04-08-2021
This is the best show I've seen in years.

Probably in my top 10 shows ever.
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BigRedChief 08:00 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:
This is the best show I've seen in years.

Probably in my top 10 shows ever.
I rewatched it since this thread got bumped. Held up very well. I’d say it’s in my top 10 TV shows ever too.

For the new viewers, the accompanying podcast that discusses the real parts of each episode is worth a listen too.
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notorious 08:02 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
I rewatched it since this thread got bumped. Held up very well. Id say its in my top 10 TV shows ever too.

For the new viewers, the accompanying podcast that discusses the real parts of each episode is worth a listen too.
Yep, I listened to them right after the show.

Fantastic stuff.
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BigRedChief 08:03 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
A stray dog showed up at my grandma's farm once when I was a kid. It had clearly been abandoned; it was very friendly. Grandma didn't want to feed it, though, and it tended to eat all the food she put out for our dog, which was older and lame. After failing to shoo it away, she finally told my uncle to get rid of it. He grabbed a shotgun and headed out toward the field. The dog, thinking they were going hunting, happily, and foolishly, followed. The shot rang out about ten minutes later.

I don't think I could do that, although my uncle certainly didn't seem to give a shit.
my brother in Missouri shot puppies instead of getting the dog fixed about 30 years ago.
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notorious 08:44 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
my brother in Missouri shot puppies instead of getting the dog fixed about 30 years ago.
JFC
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eDave 08:46 PM 04-08-2021
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
my brother in Missouri shot puppies instead of getting the dog fixed about 30 years ago.
Worst BRC flex ever.
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