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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. What I was taught with the stick method was to form it into a cup on the end of the stick. Then when you pull it off or the stick you put the butter and honey in the hole. If you have mess kits you grease the beejeebers out of them, put the dough in one, use the other for a lid, if you have it, wrap them in foil. Did a hole, put some coals in it, then about an inch of dirt, the mess kits, cover with about half an inch of dirt, cover with lively coals. Dig up after about half an hour.
  2. I might have posted this a few months ago. Worth another look. https://youtube.com/shorts/SHgCP_gHOuU?feature=share
  3. My boss was complaining in a staff meeting the other day that he wasn't getting any respect. Later that morning he went out and got a small sign that read, "I'm the Boss." He then taped it to his office door. Later that day when he returned from lunch, he found that someone had taped a note to the sign that said: "Your wife called. She wants you to bring her sign back."
  4. SOP. Cook 'em on a stick over the fire.
  5. Quod verum est! De Gustavus non est disputandum.
  6. Hardpan, Plan 9 From Outer Space was better. That's a pretty low bar.
  7. I think DeaconKC meant a GOOD mini series. To do it right it would need to be on the scope of Shogun. Even that had large gaps.
  8. It is indeed a grand language. But, the second sentence starts, "One of those flyboys... " Clearly referring to the 8 who had been captured and eaten. Maybe something like "The theme follows eight pilots who were shot down and seven of whom were captured..." Would have been more clear. ADDED, I just had my wife read it and I saw her eyebrow raise slightly at that, and she is pretty sharp.
  9. Size of flag flown on a Spanish ship during the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. This flag was flown on the San Ildefonso. The ship carried 80 cannons and howitzers. It was captured by the British Royal Navy during the battle.
  10. It was a bit confusing: "The theme follows eight pilots and their encounter with being shot down and captured (and eaten) by the Japanese.One of those flyboys managed to evade capture and survive... George H.W. Bush" The first time reading through that I was thinking, "Wow! Captured, eaten, and still managed to evade and survive!"
  11. Good points, everyone. First book is in the top 5 of science fiction. Second book is a decent read. After that it drops off quickly. The first movie was on par with the movie Starship Troopers. The SiFi mini series wasn't much more watchable. Just about any book is translated to film is going to come up short. Different time scale and different ways of transmitting information. Also, with books we paint our on mental images. On the screen we accept someone else's picture imposed on us.
  12. WWII uncovered: Aerial Gunner Retires at Age 16: Sgt. De Sales Glover "Nearly every air gunner in World War II was a volunteer, and the youngest of them was Sgt. De Sales Glover, who lied about his age (he was 14) when he joined the USAAF on October 14, 1942. He completed his training, and flew six B-24 Liberator missions over Germany before his true age was discovered and he was grounded. Glover, of Pittsburgh, PA, was awarded the Air Medal before he was found out, and was later retired at the ripe old age of 16 and sent home with an honorable discharge in 1944. His mother, Mrs. Joh
  13. CITATION: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of a rifle company - attached to the 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division - in action against enemy Japanese forces at Fonte Hill, Guam 25 - 26 July 1944. Ordered to take a portion of the hill within his zone of action, Capt Wilson initiated his attack mid-afternoon. He pushed up rugged, open terrain against machine gun and rifle fire for 300 yards and successfully captured the objective. Promptly assuming command of other disorganized u
  14. I'm watching Women's 10 Meter Air Pistol. Center scoring ring is 0.4527 inches. I just noticed that one of the ladies is cross-eye dominant.
  15. I think that is pretty much a few self-important bullies on the women's soccer team. Seeing them come in, the chants of USA USA USA says that the attitudes of some brats on the soccer team aren't the norm for the entire contingent. In fact, there was just a segment of the entire swim team, men's and women's combined, standing in a circle, arms linked, singing America the Beautiful, then into a close huddle that broke with a very loud USA!!!
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