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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/16/2012 7:07:22 PM   
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We once got a sprog QM to pipe "D'ye hear there, Seaman Stains report to the bedding store"

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/16/2012 10:29:26 PM   
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We once got a sprog QM to pipe "D'ye hear there, Seaman Stains report to the bedding store"


Cool! Is the bedding store sort of like Ikea?

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/16/2012 10:52:41 PM   
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Hmmm, are there crabs in IKEA?

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 12:10:16 AM   
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We once got a sprog QM to pipe "D'ye hear there, Seaman Stains report to the bedding store"

One wonders if Seaman Stains met his demise in the ship's Laundry ...

When I was the officer in charge of the passenger terminal at a Canadian airbase we managed the list of standby passengers, mostly dependents, for seating on the military flights if space was available. Non-military passengers were addressed as Mr., Mrs., Miss and .... Master for boys. You can imagine what happened when we had to page Mrs. Bates and her young son.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 3:14:33 PM   
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There was a kid at my high school named Bob Bader. I am here to tell you that Master Bader was a very angry individual. Evidently there were no guns at home.*



* As I was a compassionate soul, at least then, I never engaged in mockery of the poor lad. I may have, in retropsect, chuckled a few times.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 3:20:57 PM   
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I also never called the aged nun (60'ish) with stretchy connective tissue who taught 3rd grade at St Andrews "Pruneface"....at least not unitl that saggy bitch slapped me right across my taught, unsaggy face in front of the whole class for a harmess gag about her abusive homework assignments.

Saggy Pruneface biotch. <makes Dominican baseball player good luck sign to make up for outburst>

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 4:33:04 PM   
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I also never called the aged nun (60'ish) with stretchy connective tissue who taught 3rd grade at St Andrews "Pruneface"....at least not unitl that saggy bitch slapped me right across my taught, unsaggy face in front of the whole class for a harmess gag about her abusive homework assignments.

Saggy Pruneface biotch. <makes Dominican baseball player good luck sign to make up for outburst>

That good luck sign is not sufficient atonement for irreverance to a Reverend's "biotch". You have to do at least 5 "Hail Marys". Got a football??

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 8:00:32 PM   
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Our high school had a James T Kirk as a student when I was there as well as a janitor who was always Richard Hertz over the PA.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 8:02:45 PM   
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Flight deck, HMS Galatea. Families day. QM's caboosh:

The lovely Monica: Hi, I'm here to see Grant Lawrence
QM: I'm sorry we don't have a Grant Lawrence on board.
TLM: Yes you do, he's my boyfriend.
QM. Sorry no. Which mess did you say he's in?
TLM: 3L mess I think
QM. Oh, the greenies. Let me get one of them up here.

Two minutes later...

Our hero: Hello, can I help you?
TLM: I'm looking for Grant Lawrence, he's my boyfriend
Me: I'm sorry we don't have anyone called Grant in our mess
TLM (nearly in tears): But I write to him here and everything. Grant Lawrence!
Me: Lawrence? Are you Monica?
TLM: Yes
Me: Oh, you mean Syd!

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/17/2012 11:46:30 PM   
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Wait...<timidly raises hand because of risk of tremendous ridicule>


I don't get it. Was he just embarrased to tell her his real name? Do I need the fourth rotor? I suppose "Syd" is goind to be some unmentionable body part..sort of like "Willie"?

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 12:30:37 AM   
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We had a kid on our golf team back when I was in High School, last name Knopf.  His real first name was Andrew, but it took my young, naive self a while to realize why several other members of the team kept telling me he preferred to go by his nickname, Jack (at least I was smart enough not to try calling him that)!

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 1:51:19 PM   
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Wait...<timidly raises hand because of risk of tremendous ridicule>


I don't get it. Was he just embarrased to tell her his real name? Do I need the fourth rotor? I suppose "Syd" is goind to be some unmentionable body part..sort of like "Willie"?



No no no !!!

I'll pretend you never read the manual that comes with the 4th rotor

Another RN tradition is giving 'nick-names' to everyone, sometimes using famous people with the same surname, or a generic name (e.g. Whitey, Spud - see the manual for more common examples). so 'Syd' Lawrence was named in honour of Syd Lawrence

So for the Jacks in my Project Team, we have:

Andrew Flynn - AKA 'Errol'
Niall Whitehouse - AKA 'Mary'
Adam Reeves - AKA 'Vic',
Lt Stewart - AKA 'Jimmy'





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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 2:46:31 PM   
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Ahhh....what I need then is the much smaller 5th Rotor...."FBBL-40"


Famous British Bandleaders (40's)

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 3:25:54 PM   
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**************Mandrake Household, 05:38, Oct, 16, 2012(a)**************



Cali (older lab mix): <Appears at top of stairs whimpering her fear whimper uusally reserved for thunder. I leap out of bed..sky is crystal clear, stars are brilliant> Mmmmmmoooooooo BARK

Me: <not really talking out loud..yet> Can't be thunder? <Thinks back to NOVA episode on P-waves and dogs...a big quake on the central San Andreas will generate P-waves about 10-15 seconds ahead of the destructive shaking..dogs can perceive them...now yelling> P-Waves!! Big quake coming! HOLD ON!

<10...15..20....25..nothing>

YOU IDIOT! WHAT ARE YOU WAKING ME UP AT ******* 5:30 IN THE ******* MORNING FOR?

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 3:51:25 PM   
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Why was your dog mooing, Cap'n? I can assure you that's not normal.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 5:14:29 PM   
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Why was your dog mooing, Cap'n? I can assure you that's not normal.


Well, my initial thought on the 16th at 05:30 was that it was the universal canine signal for incoming P-waves. I no longer subscribe to that theory.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 5:22:16 PM   
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Why was your dog mooing, Cap'n? I can assure you that's not normal.


Well, my initial thought on the 16th at 05:30 was that it was the universal canine signal for incoming P-waves. I no longer subscribe to that theory.



Well, it may have been time for the morning "Pee waves" (or at least a steady stream), so I wouldn't necessarily discount future indicators to that effect, sir.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 6:31:06 PM   
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Is it true that a game turn is actually played and discussed in this rollicking AAR?  Have the IJ players perished and no one noticed because of all the fun herein?  Has the UN intervened and stopped all hostilities while they ferret out the war criminals and collaberists? 

Syd Lawrence???  Hummmmm, let me think....I've never heard of the chap.  What have I been missing all my petty, sloven and inconsequencal life??

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 7:16:31 PM   
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Princep01,

On your side of the pond you had Glenn Miller, whilst 20 yrs later we had Syd Lawrence - I'm not surprised you never heard of him.

Re the game, this AAR might get one turn per page of posts, but as this is a 2vs2 game (I think) that is only if they are all on a roll...

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 7:19:07 PM   
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Is it true that a game turn is actually played and discussed in this rollicking AAR?  Have the IJ players perished and no one noticed because of all the fun herein?  Has the UN intervened and stopped all hostilities while they ferret out the war criminals and collaberists? 


Yes, about the turn cycle time. It seems this time it is my fault. I had to work Tuesday night and then Mandrake Jr. got in a fender bender then stalker Gril wrote down the secret formula for Long Island Iced Teas when we were at Joe's Crab Shack......then......we got into a big fight because she threw away my modem...so she took her damn laptaop to work with her


As God is my wintess, TODAY is the day I am going to buy a thumb drive big enough to transfer AE to my new desktop*! How big a thumb drive do I need?


* I used to have AE on there but Cali, the 100 lb lab mix subjected it to abut 20 G's

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 9:40:26 PM   
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The manual that came with my game [pre latest big release last spring] says you need 900 MB hard drive space for the install. That may have increased a little with the new release, but is probably still less than 1 GB. Given that you can get an 8 GB flash drive for under $50, and be sure of having room for your game turns, Tracker, etc. just buy something at least 4GB.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 9:53:38 PM   
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Hey, How much for a weekend gettaway at the Mandrake estate???? I can't get any damn entertainment around here!!

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/18/2012 10:06:36 PM   
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Hey, How much for a weekend gettaway at the Mandrake estate???? I can't get any damn entertainment around here!!


Hey - remember the early "Flying Toasters" screen saver? It seems it has been updated to the "Flying Modem" screen smasher!

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 5:25:05 AM   
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Sulawese: Landing at Sidate today by LCT/LST and coal boats. Surface escort by a massive armada of 8 Elco boats. Landing force comprised of some M-10's and a company or two of 145th Inf Reg and some beach masters (the engineers, not the walruses). Don't anyone say anything but they are "fungible". A couple of coy of 503rd PIR are already ashore negotiating naming rights and leaseback agreements with the local Mohamedans. P-38's and Corsairs from Ternate will fly LRCAP.*

B-24's that still have 4 engines working will suppress Mah...nay...doh.

Sorong: 6th Marine Regt landing today....I guess.

Long Island Iced Tea starting to work its magic. I'm sure there are other fights going on...just can't think of them.

Oh wait...Washington has 10% system damage from anchovy colliisions. 2 fast fast BB's coming from San Diego. I think they are either South Dakota and North Carolina or North Dakota and South Carolina.


By ra way.....speaking of Long Island, Washington, the general not the battleship, got a serious ass-kicking at Brooklyn, but you chaps across the pond could have closed the deal if you had pressed on. I might add that the treatment of POW's was...oh..never mind.

* I was going to say something on the Noel Coward plane of cleverness but for the life of me I can't remember what it was...oh wait..just that only about .0000000001% of the world's population could even decipher this.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 5:34:08 AM   
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US Navy is bombarding San Clemente Island tonight. No earthquake yet just explosions. Oddly, this seems not to bother the lab-mix.


I am unable to discern a pattern to her canine anxieties. Maybe she just had a dream she got kicked by a moose or something.



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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 7:17:26 AM   
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US Navy is bombarding San Clemente Island tonight. No earthquake yet just explosions. Oddly, this seems not to bother the lab-mix.


I am unable to discern a pattern to her canine anxieties. Maybe she just had a dream she got kicked by a moose or something.


Dogs usually react like that if they want to be let out to have at some passing wildlife - like a family of raccoons, a pack of coyotes, a porcupine or a skunk!
I have no idea how their floppy ears can hear such things outside. Oh wait - you're in California - you can probably leave a window open at night.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 1:39:57 PM   
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US Navy is bombarding San Clemente Island tonight. No earthquake yet just explosions. Oddly, this seems not to bother the lab-mix.


I am unable to discern a pattern to her canine anxieties. Maybe she just had a dream she got kicked by a moose or something.


Dogs usually react like that if they want to be let out to have at some passing wildlife - like a family of raccoons, a pack of coyotes, a porcupine or a skunk!
I have no idea how their floppy ears can hear such things outside. Oh wait - you're in California - you can probably leave a window open at night.


Ha! He's in Southern California, which means that he can't leave any open windows at night, lest local 'wildlife' climb through 'em en route to the Mandrake silverware set.

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 2:40:41 PM   
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US Navy is bombarding San Clemente Island tonight. No earthquake yet just explosions. Oddly, this seems not to bother the lab-mix.


I am unable to discern a pattern to her canine anxieties. Maybe she just had a dream she got kicked by a moose or something.


Dogs usually react like that if they want to be let out to have at some passing wildlife - like a family of raccoons, a pack of coyotes, a porcupine or a skunk!
I have no idea how their floppy ears can hear such things outside. Oh wait - you're in California - you can probably leave a window open at night.



No, the passing wildlife sound pretty much happens EVERY night. It chiefly consists of barking and excited yelping in which both dogs chime in. Never seen a porcupine come around here but everything else you mentioned and possoms and rabbits and bobcats does.

Skunk and government intersection story.

About 3 weekends ago to the top floor of a house on the other street burned. Absolutely beautiful place with a rotunda and everything. If you ever wanted a rotunda in your house, THIS was the place. 10 fire trucks show up with a giant semi-truck hazmat vehicle and a specialized truck to produce breathing air...plus not one, but TWO Bn., commanders. I guess the Regimental commander stayed behind with the atry and band and such.

Well, all the noise scares a skunk from his hide near the house and the poor thing runs out in the street and gets squashed by the hazmat truck. Thre are like 30 firemen standing around doing nothng because the fire is out now, 3 CHiP's, 4 Sheriff Deputies, 2 SoCal Edison trucks...so....naturally, they call the animal control officer, who arrives lights flashing, gets a briefing from one of the Bn CO's, grabs a shovel and tosses the skunk carcass up onto the hill. I guess you had to have a special shovel, a model L43T-7a carcass scooper.


Postcript on the skunk. That poor thing sat up on the hill for 9 d days in 90 degree weather. I would say on day 5 or 6 the decay smell surpassed the skunk smell. Nasty. Then on the 9th day, something found it and tore it to shreds. Nothing left by a bit of spine and patches of fur. My bet is turkey vultures. I am hoping no mammal woul stoop that low.



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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 2:56:17 PM   
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..."plus not one, but TWO Bn., commanders."

I can say with the voice of experience on this matter that there is where the problem started. (Hazmat truck? Meth seems unlikely as recent cooking 'advances' have allowed for a lot more do it your self coverage of supply needs. Seems like somebody was showing the flag in the spendy neighborhoods ahead of ballot initiative time...)

Just like drinking events with Engineers, Lawyers, or Doctors you can never have an even number of same ranked commanders if you don't want the event to end in one of the following- 1)arguments, 2)confusion, 3)tears. With an odd number (other than 1 of course, unless meds are indicated) they tend to turn on each other and fight for dominance leaving the rest of society to carry on.

Dead things on trucks/equipment that get stored in station are generally a bad long term idea. If the building gets warm and you stand in the right spot we have a truck that still, after 5 years, smells like a herd of deer hit at 65mph (this was the single most 'Deliverance' like call I have ever run - I'm getting PTSD symptoms just mentioning it).

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RE: Robusto Havana - 10/19/2012 3:40:50 PM   
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I am hoping no mammal woul stoop that low.


You know this is an election year, doncha? Certain political candidates running for office would eat their young. Some dead skunk is no worse than kissing babies, dude.

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