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Gridley380 -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 5:10:50 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Oh, goodness no. The Japanese Empire can produce resources via its unicorn-powered factories on gumdrop lane. Fairy princesses (alright, so they're in kabuki) help convert fuel from oil.




Ah, that's how our glorious leader intends to make us oil independent! I thought the unicorns only printed free money and allowed healthcare without doctors.

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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Oops...yes..knew that. What is the guy in the back called? [:D]



If he's far enough back, he's called a REMF.

Congrats on liberating New Scotland from the French. Er... LYB's.

This post may be offensive to some readers. They are welcome to verbally harass me, though normally they won't say anything worth responding to.




Argos -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 5:57:54 PM)

Point - First - your snake spotter
Slack - second - your screamers
Tail End Charlie - lion bait

I got a good laugh confirming I didn't have my terms screwed up - apparently the Special Warfare Training School at Fort Bragg, NC is referred to by some as John Wayne High School...




sprior -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 8:16:41 PM)

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Fairy princesses
Oh my God, they're using RAF PoWs?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 9:05:34 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

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Fairy princesses
Oh my God, they're using RAF PoWs?



Damn! Incoming message and I left the rotor at home.




BBfanboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 9:31:32 PM)


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ORIGINAL: witpqs

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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Oops...yes..knew that. What is the guy in the back called? [:D]


No Brokeback Mountain jokes either.


That would be rear guard (or rearguard); or campaign manager; or even attorney.

Really? I thought since vanguard means at the front, sternguard would be at the aft end of the line. Y'know - like the doorman at the popular club you tried to get into. [;)]




CaptDave -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/8/2012 10:00:09 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

So I take SG and the little girls out to Creverand National Forest, "The Land of Many Uses" (..mostly pot growing) for a hike. The sign on the trailhead warns of rattlers and mountian lions. I happen to know they aren't bluffing so SG is assigned point and I will bring up the van. 300 yds in SG and the littlest one barely miss stepping on a coiled up rattler. So much for point duties, eh?

There is much screaming and wailing but we decide to push on. I take point and SG is assinged the job of scanning the bushes for mountian lion ambushes. We make it without further attack and manage to skirt about 40 acres of poison oak. It was a blast. [:D]


Didn't you give them any sticks to hit together to scare the mountain lions away? [Old movie reference, for the benefit of you youngsters on the forum -- although it was remade in 1998.]




Cap Mandrake -> Monsier Montchamp (10/9/2012 5:08:27 AM)

****************New Edinburgh Flag Raising Ceremony, New Edinburgh, Feb. 11, 1943(c)**********************


Monsier Montchamp: Bon jour , monsier, I am Monsier Montchamp, Governor General of French Caledonia. I have been governor general du Chad for 28 years.


Sunburnt man in kilt: Sod off!*




* Is this what an angry man in a kilt would say?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Monsier Montchamp (10/9/2012 5:09:35 AM)

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Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 5:19:09 AM)

My herb garden is finally thriving. I now have about 400 kg of mint leaves.

I have two major options. Moroccan cooking or Mojitos. SG made the deicsion. What do you think happend?


NOTE: I already took 300 kg to the office and the Hispanic chicas went nuts for the Hierba Buena.




BBfanboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 7:30:25 AM)

I can see it all now - you have a large clear bag of green leaves and an overeager vice cop spots you taking it out of your vehicle. Surveillance, wiretaps and computer tracking follows. They are trying to find out more about the WITP-AE Cartel ... [:D]

BTW - SE Asian cuisine uses a lot of fresh mint - you could probably sell to the local Vietnamese market and become an agricultural entrepreneur.




Chickenboy -> RE: Monsier Montchamp (10/9/2012 12:25:27 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

****************New Edinburgh Flag Raising Ceremony, New Edinburgh, Feb. 11, 1943(c)**********************


Monsier Montchamp: Bon jour , monsier, I am Monsier Montchamp, Governor General of French Caledonia. I have been governor general du Chad for 28 years.


Sunburnt man in kilt: Sod off!*




* Is this what an angry man in a kilt would say?


Perhaps, groundskeeper Willie would also add, "...you cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys!"




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 12:28:17 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

My herb garden is finally thriving. I now have about 400 kg of mint leaves.

I have two major options. Moroccan cooking or Mojitos. SG made the deicsion. What do you think happend?


NOTE: I already took 300 kg to the office and the Hispanic chicas went nuts for the Hierba Buena.


Dude, you've got to watch mint growth. It'll quickly take over other Mandrake 'herbs', particularly those grown for medicinal purposes.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 6:40:04 PM)

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TO: AL-SP:KANDY
FROM: FAM:PAP
TIME: 11:20;11;02;43(C)


SENDING EXTRA BOAT PEOPLE TO RECCE NW AND SW EXITS SINGERS STOP CHIEF BIBLE BASHER DESIRES CLARIFICATION IF SPECIAL AUXILLARY BIBLE BASHERS NEEDED FOR ANY BANDAGE HEADS INVOLVED IN OPERATION STOP SPECIAL ENGINEERING STUDY SUGGESTS YOU NOT USE BIFFIN'S BRIDGE TO CROSS RIVER OBSTACLE BEFORE PALEMBANG END




witpqs -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 6:41:44 PM)

Some of those historical communiques are just are fascinating!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 7:26:16 PM)


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ORIGINAL: witpqs

Some of those historical communiques are just are fascinating!


Indeed. There is much we can learn from them.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 7:40:10 PM)

***********Bali Hai Dance Club, Darwin Feb. 12, 1943(c)************


Young man in fine linen slacks: <supervising hanging of sign that reads "Bank of Israel Advisor Within"> A little to the right...yes...that's it!

Hirsute man: Bank of Israel? In a dance hall?

Young man in fine linen slacks: It's not really a bank in the classical sense, you concrete-thinking SOB. It's more of a financial consulting operation..... but we do place trades as well.

Hirsute man: "We"?

Young man in fine linen slacks: Well, truth be told, it's just me so far.

Hirsute man: Golf resort ownership?

Young man in fine linen slacks: No, no, no. That's been done to death. Even the headhunters in New Guinea are onto that. Derivatives, baby, derivatives. That's the ticket.

Hirsute man: I thought you said the color of scarcity is green.

Young man in fine linen slacks: Oh, it is, It is, but you can't count on scarcity forever. People get tired of it. One has to hedge.

Hirsute man: "Hedge"? I assume you don't mean gardening.

Young man in fine linen slacks: No, no, no my topiary SOB. Come inside and I will explain.




BBfanboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 10:01:32 PM)

Given that ancient Israel was defunct in 1943 and the new state of Israel did not proclaim until 1948, I guess "Israel" is a code-name for the head of M&M Enterprises, to keep the LYBs guessing? Oh, and the LWRBs [large white round-eye buggers] too?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/9/2012 10:43:31 PM)

I can't be sure but I suspect he is catering to the influx of Royal Navy types at Darwin. [;)]




sprior -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/10/2012 1:43:43 PM)

Nice to see the 4th rotor being put to good use. Although it seems to have got stuck at "B".




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/10/2012 3:35:07 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Nice to see the 4th rotor being put to good use. Although it seems to have got stuck at "B".


[:D][:D][:D]




princep01 -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/10/2012 7:03:21 PM)

What are all these AKL's and AK's doing around Swatow (SE China coast)? The sub force is intercepting groups like this almost every day.

Presumably they are moving something.



Mandrake, you asked about these LYB AKLs and AKs a page or so back and queried what they might be up to or what they might mean.  You didn't get a lot of comment that I saw, so here is a plausible explanation of what is going in the world of Japanese industry right now.  IF this is a Scenario 2 game, look at the starting supply/fuel that Japan begins the game with in Scenarios 1 and 2.  They are not the same at all.  While Scenario 2 allows a more robust Japanese military, it taketh away a price.....the LYBs start with less (significantly less) fuel and resource stocks in Scenario 2.  IJN players who are unaware of this often run into an interesting dilema during the game depending on how well they have managed their economy.  Often by May (or so) of 42, the aggressive LYB capitalist runs headlong into a massive tree (pick your species, but I see Crazy 8 running into a large oak tree in Season 1 of Breaking Bad).

I realize it is much later in your game, but the LYBs may now be trying desparately to rebuild a crashed or crashing economy.  If that be the case, then by all means concentrate ALL subs on stopping his merchants.  In fact, it might be worth a small cruiser force or two raiding into trading lanes to catch the slow moving merchants full of the life blood of industry.

Nothing ends a game faster than a collapsed LYB economy!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/11/2012 3:49:12 PM)

***********FOB Mait Tai, Papaete, Feb. 12, 1943(c)***************


Fleet Admiral Mandrake: <monkeying with odd-looking machine that looks like a typewriter with some extra crap on it> DAMNIT! He's right! I HATE that! It IS stuck on "B". Somebody go get Sparks. See if he can fix it.


Lucha: Ummm....boss, you remember You sent him to Amchitka for using generic rum in the Mai Tais.


Fleet Admiral Mandrake: Damnit, that's right! I forgot about that little 5th columnist. Well....see if there is a bunting tosser around or something. This thing ain't workign for ****.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/11/2012 3:54:30 PM)

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In fact, it might be worth a small cruiser force or two raiding into trading lanes to catch the slow moving merchants full of the life blood of industry.



Cruisers skirting between Beazelbob and the PI or Borneo and the PI to get up to the South China Sea, find the merchies without ground based search planes and then get back to safety without running out of gas! What could possibly go wrong?!

[:)]

It would be worth a CL and a couple of DD's just for the entertainment value. [:)]

I suppose they could drive in from Midway, too.




BBfanboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/11/2012 5:43:57 PM)

Or maybe just send a cruiser submarine like Narwhal or Argonaut with their 6" guns [if you didn't convert them to cargo subs].
Where is Surcouf (French sub, 2 x 8" guns [X(]) when you need her?
Answer: at the bottom of the sea after being accidentally rammed by a Lykes line xAK (ironic, yes?)




Cap Mandrake -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/11/2012 11:37:53 PM)

You know when you have a moment of clarity and the world seems to slow down and you fleetingly possess the ability to percieve great truths?


I had one of those today...at In and Out...the hamburger joint.


I realized the employees there are nicer to me than my own employees, my own kids and WAAAY nicer than Stalker Girl....and it only cost me $6.50...plus I got a burger with grilled onions and fries and a Diet Coke.


So, there I am, marveling at my insight, stuffing my face with fries and an 8 year old patient of mine walks right up and stands about 18 inches away.

8 yr old: Hey!

Me: Hey, what's up man? Why aren't you in school?

8 yr old: Oh, we only have half day all week.

Me: Unions, eh?

8 yr old: What?

Me: Teachers unions. That's why you have half day.

8 yr old: Oh, maybe. Whatever. <he was evidently not too impressed with my political insights>

Me: Man, I wish I had a half day. I gotta go back to work. <desperately hinting because he is still 18 inches away staring at me....but he just stands there...unblinking...so I think...damn I need to add Asperger's syndrome to this kid's problem list..I just keep smiling>

8 yr old: <after about 15 seconds that seem like a glacial epoch> OK, by!

Me: OK, see ya man. <he goes outside and continues to stare at me through glass window like it is a one-way mirror. Next time, it's takeout>




BBfanboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/12/2012 6:55:23 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

You know when you have a moment of clarity and the world seems to slow down and you fleetingly possess the ability to percieve great truths?


I had one of those today...at In and Out...the hamburger joint.


I realized the employees there are nicer to me than my own employees, my own kids and WAAAY nicer than Stalker Girl....and it only cost me $6.50...plus I got a burger with grilled onions and fries and a Diet Coke.


So, there I am, marveling at my insight, stuffing my face with fries and an 8 year old patient of mine walks right up and stands about 18 inches away.

8 yr old: Hey!

Me: Hey, what's up man? Why aren't you in school?

8 yr old: Oh, we only have half day all week.

Me: Unions, eh?

8 yr old: What?

Me: Teachers unions. That's why you have half day.

8 yr old: Oh, maybe. Whatever. <he was evidently not too impressed with my political insights>

Me: Man, I wish I had a half day. I gotta go back to work. <desperately hinting because he is still 18 inches away staring at me....but he just stands there...unblinking...so I think...damn I need to add Asperger's syndrome to this kid's problem list..I just keep smiling>

8 yr old: <after about 15 seconds that seem like a glacial epoch> OK, by!

Me: OK, see ya man. <he goes outside and continues to stare at me through glass window like it is a one-way mirror. Next time, it's takeout>


Well, maybe he is a fan of this AAR and he can't help staring at a celebrity! [&o]
Sorry to say though, the Nobel prize for Literature has already been announced for this year and the names on the cheque [over $1 M] were not Cap Mandrake and Sprior. [:(]




moore4807 -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/12/2012 9:58:57 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

You know when you have a moment of clarity and the world seems to slow down and you fleetingly possess the ability to percieve great truths?


I had one of those today...at In and Out...the hamburger joint.


I realized the employees there are nicer to me than my own employees, my own kids and WAAAY nicer than Stalker Girl....and it only cost me $6.50...plus I got a burger with grilled onions and fries and a Diet Coke.


So, there I am, marveling at my insight, stuffing my face with fries and an 8 year old patient of mine walks right up and stands about 18 inches away.

8 yr old: Hey!

Me: Hey, what's up man? Why aren't you in school?

8 yr old: Oh, we only have half day all week.

Me: Unions, eh?

8 yr old: What?

Me: Teachers unions. That's why you have half day.

8 yr old: Oh, maybe. Whatever. <he was evidently not too impressed with my political insights>

Me: Man, I wish I had a half day. I gotta go back to work. <desperately hinting because he is still 18 inches away staring at me....but he just stands there...unblinking...so I think...damn I need to add Asperger's syndrome to this kid's problem list..I just keep smiling>

8 yr old: <after about 15 seconds that seem like a glacial epoch> OK, by!

Me: OK, see ya man. <he goes outside and continues to stare at me through glass window like it is a one-way mirror. Next time, it's takeout>




8 yr old POV: yeah right! Mom tells me I'll grow up to be a fat and sloppy mess if I keep eating junk food... Wait til I tell her what I saw my Doc eating!




FOW -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/12/2012 10:00:57 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

***********FOB Mait Tai, Papaete, Feb. 12, 1943(c)***************


Fleet Admiral Mandrake: <monkeying with odd-looking machine that looks like a typewriter with some extra crap on it> DAMNIT! He's right! I HATE that! It IS stuck on "B". Somebody go get Sparks. See if he can fix it.


Lucha: Ummm....boss, you remember You sent him to Amchitka for using generic rum in the Mai Tais.


Fleet Admiral Mandrake: Damnit, that's right! I forgot about that little 5th columnist. Well....see if there is a bunting tosser around or something. This thing ain't workign for ****.


Is Lucha FAM's 'doggie'?
Just hope he doesn't have a brain-fart and sends a grubber with 'is equaliser and banjo it!




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/12/2012 12:57:50 PM)


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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

You know when you have a moment of clarity and the world seems to slow down and you fleetingly possess the ability to percieve great truths?


I had one of those today...at In and Out...the hamburger joint.


I realized the employees there are nicer to me than my own employees, my own kids and WAAAY nicer than Stalker Girl....and it only cost me $6.50...plus I got a burger with grilled onions and fries and a Diet Coke.


So, there I am, marveling at my insight, stuffing my face with fries and an 8 year old patient of mine walks right up and stands about 18 inches away.

8 yr old: Hey!

Me: Hey, what's up man? Why aren't you in school?

8 yr old: Oh, we only have half day all week.

Me: Unions, eh?

8 yr old: What?

Me: Teachers unions. That's why you have half day.

8 yr old: Oh, maybe. Whatever. <he was evidently not too impressed with my political insights>

Me: Man, I wish I had a half day. I gotta go back to work. <desperately hinting because he is still 18 inches away staring at me....but he just stands there...unblinking...so I think...damn I need to add Asperger's syndrome to this kid's problem list..I just keep smiling>

8 yr old: <after about 15 seconds that seem like a glacial epoch> OK, by!

Me: OK, see ya man. <he goes outside and continues to stare at me through glass window like it is a one-way mirror. Next time, it's takeout>


Well, maybe he is a fan of this AAR and he can't help staring at a celebrity! [&o]
Sorry to say though, the Nobel prize for Literature has already been announced for this year and the names on the cheque [over $1 M] were not Cap Mandrake and Sprior. [:(]


$1M? Pfft...big deal. In Mandrake's world, that will scarcely pay for the outdoor grill and water feature.




Chickenboy -> RE: Robusto Havana (10/12/2012 1:00:23 PM)


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ORIGINAL: FOW

Just hope he doesn't have a brain-fart and sends a grubber with 'is equaliser and banjo it!


Cor! I should 'ope not!




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