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Forty Rod SASS 3935

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  1. Where did Santa find those Spitfires that still run?
  2. Well, at least we don't dress funny, DUDE! And the last guy who called me a colonial with snide tone to his voice got a bunch of dental work done shortly afterward.
  3. My parents both told me never stop learning. I don't have all the degrees you have earned but I still gathered up some fairly impressive credentials before I folded my tent and became civilized, I retired at 56 and never looked back. You done good, old son.
  4. I have a 50/50 mix of apple juice and orange juice almost every morning. Other times I have V-8 with tabasco, garlic, horse radish, and Worcestershire sauce and a reasonable dose of salt and pepper. That will kill the demons in your gut and start your day off right.....or send you into convulsions.
  5. Four door sedan, probably British, ca 1950ish. Rear are "suicide" doors, blade-type mechanical turn signals in door post between front and rear doors. Three headlights, two faired into the front fenders slightly toward the center, third faired into the center of the grill and maybe four inches lower the the other two. The center light doesn't appear to move with the steering wheel as some did about that time. Looks like a medium size car, maybe the size of a 1940-1950 ford. Interesting beasty, but I can't identify it. What;s your call?
  6. Hands down , Donovan's Reef. A distant second is An American Christmas Carol. Fonzy (Henry Winkler) really shines.
  7. Yet another wonderful war movie, this one about the liberation of Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philipines. The action all takes place ove five days (January 27 to 31, 1945 by About 100 Army Rangers from the 6th Ranger Battalion, some 200 Filipino guerrillas and scouts and a few others which ended in an attack on the camp and freeing 211 POWS. one who died after being liberated. The Battalion Surgeon was also killed, but only two Rangers and 21 Guerrillas were fatally injured. 550 to 1000 Japanese were killed The movie starring Benjamin Bratt, James Francisco, and Connie Nielson was made in 2004 and claims to be a fairly accurate depiction of what is thought to be the most successful rescue raid in US military history. It's tear jerker and has a lot of scenes that will your anger nodule working over time.
  8. OMYGAWD!! What's next? Will hey be playing dangerous games with guns?
  9. Good. It was way to good to deserve one anyway!
  10. I knee an old Englishman who never quite adapted to the new monetary system. He had aa relative visit him from his old hometown and were discussing a purchase of some kind. I was sort of listening when I heard him ask "What is that in old money?"
  11. Pliny D. Elder Lann Drover Webb Spinner Cole Storage Tommy Hawke Holly Hawke
  12. I found a copy at the local library...or one of its local system mates
  13. I never thought much of Rick (Ricky) Schroder as an actor. To be honest I never thought much of him at all. I just finished watching about 100 minutes of the A&E original "The Los Battalion" movie, a great story about the Argonne battle during the final days of WWI. It's based on actual event, is filmed in a black and white hued color, is nearly perfectly filmed and produced, and has a number of weapons that I have never before seen on the screen, such as the French Chauchat light machine gun and Hotchkiss machine guns, and U. S. 1917 Remington- Enfield rifles. The acting is way above par for war movies and has proven to me a long held belief the the Academy Awards are basically a list of things I don't want to watch. I didn't recognize any actor except Mr. Schroder. I'm not much for apologies but feel like, even though doesn't know me, I owe him one. This is far above and beyond most war movies. Thanks, Mr. Schroder, for a very enlightening and entertaining afternoon.
  14. over the years many places have stopped selling guns and / or ammo. Dicks, some Big 5 stores, Walmart has cut way back, and the list goes on. Isn't it strange that NOT ONE of these places (or any one else for that matter) can positively identify a single crime that has been prevented by this, yet there are literally millions of instances where good people have prevented crimes, reduced the number of victims, and stopped bad guys with guns right in their tracks. Is the public of this country...and others...really so damned stupid as to believe the crap they are being fed and the lies they are being told? It makes me wonder how much longer we will remain a free nation.
  15. Last time I did that was about year ago at a friend's house. His wife let me have one of the beaters and her hubby got the other one. She kept the bowl for herself.
  16. I have been in both the U. S. Army and the U. S. Marine Corps and I'll tell you right now that I don't want, never did want, any of those useless pukes "covering" my flanks in any situation requiring trustworthy people".
  17. That's about right. Makes for a wonderful hand warmer on cold days, too.
  18. I'm a big tipper for good service, but I always leave something. We went out with another couple once and got remarkably lousy service. I left a dime and a couple of pennies. The other guy asked why I'd leave anything and I told hime a big tip is a thank you, but an almost worthless tip is a comment. Until the day he died he remembered and would sometimes leave a 20% tip or more and once in awhile drop less than a quarter. Many is the time I've complained to the manager, but many times I've complimented someone to the manager so they'd know. I did for Sunshine, for a little tiny girl at a burger joint, another very small girl who is Coca Cola vendor's rep at the grocery (Because she worked harder than anyone else in the entire store and smiled the entire time.), and a delivery man for UPS who went out of his way to help me get a package up to my front door when I was still in a wheel chair and asked if there was anything else he could do. My local ambulance service is getting 15 top sirloins for Christmas because of their overall service and follow up calls over the last year: eight rides in the ambulance and they still son't me run the siren. If only I could feel that way about everyone, but simple courtesy and good service is unfortunately becoming very scarce.
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