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Alfred Richard Gurrey, Jr or Sr.[edit]

Was A. R. Gurrey, Jr the son of Alfred Richard Gurrey, Sr.? Jr. was known for taking photographs especially of early surfing while Sr. was known for painting. The article we have on Sr. has an image of a surfer on a logo for Gurrey art supply business. Was it really for Sr's art supply business or was it for Jr's photo studio business since he was known for taking photographs of surfers?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 02:07, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Ustaše torture methods[edit]

Which torture methods did the Ustaše generally use? Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty | Averted crashes 14:59, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

"Finger and toe nails were pulled out with metal instruments, eyes were dug out with specially constructed hooks, people were blinded by having needles stuck in their eyes, flesh was cut and then salted."
"People were also flayed, had their noses, ears and tongues cut off with wire cutters, and had awls stuck in their hearts. Daughters were raped in front of their mothers, sons were tortured in front of their fathers."
"The prisoners and all those who ended up in Jasenovac had their throats cut by the Ustaša with specially designed knives, or they were killed with axes, mallets and hammers; they were also shot, or they were hung from trees or light poles. Some were burned alive in hot furnaces, boiled in cauldrons, or drowned in the River Sava."
Whatever they figured would hurt, it seems. InedibleHulk (talk) 20:54, July 21, 2013 (UTC)
Who was it used to like these Nazi-themed questions? μηδείς (talk) 23:54, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
Many people still do, if History is any indication. Apparently, it's helped many students not speak German. But no idea which specific person you're thinking of. InedibleHulk (talk) 00:06, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
He's referring to some particular indef'd ref desk troll. It could be TimothyHere, but that would need to be investigated, as I'm not sure that's the right one. It's hard to keep track of them unless you document it (which I don't). And talking about them too much just memorializes them. :( ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 13:07, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Whoop whoop has been around for a long time, their questions may sometimes draw controversy and indicate it's school holidays whatever school they attend in the US but I'm pretty sure they aren't TimothyHere. Nil Einne (talk) 11:40, 23 July 2013 (UTC)