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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 12:56:05 PM   
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....and speaking of sporting events Part III

Has anyone seen the new Formula ! Caterham?

What the hell have they done to the nose? Apparently all F1 cars will feature similar noses!!! That's hideous........

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 3:46:41 PM   
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I did it. My first goal of 1,000 posts.

Now just 23,999 to go.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 3:48:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

I did it. My first goal of 1,000 posts.

Now just 23,999 to go.
Warspite1

May I be the first to congratulate you upon reaching said milestone

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 3:58:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: parusski

I did it. My first goal of 1,000 posts.

Now just 23,999 to go.
Warspite1

May I be the first to congratulate you upon reaching said milestone


Thanks, I deserve it.

For a moment I thought you said what nearly everyone must actually be thinking:

"May I be the first to congratulate you upon reaching SAD milestone"

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 4:38:28 PM   
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I did it. My first goal of 1,000 posts.

Now just 23,999 to go.

Congratulations, Sir.

May I join you, Sir, on this epic journey to reach 25,000 posts?

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 4:40:36 PM   
parusski


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

I did it. My first goal of 1,000 posts.

Now just 23,999 to go.

Congratulations, Sir.

May I join you, Sir, on this epic journey to reach 25,000 posts?


May you join me?? Without you and warspite1 I would have had less fun. But we must continue with serious, meaningful topics, like Peanut Brittle or the best ways to use dried bugs.


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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 4:41:06 PM   
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I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 4:54:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.


Oh, I forgot about this post. I also forgot about this movie. Richard Burton staring as ME??

Yikes, I am speechless.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 6:43:26 PM   
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Decidedly "meh".

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 6:52:35 PM   
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Congrats Parusski on your goal! I love that stick to it till the job is done attitude.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:11:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.


Oh, I forgot about this post. I also forgot about this movie. Richard Burton staring as ME??

Yikes, I am speechless.
Warspite1

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:19:55 PM   
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Congrats Parusski on your goal! I love that stick to it till the job is done attitude.


Thank you on recognizing competency.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:21:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.


Oh, I forgot about this post. I also forgot about this movie. Richard Burton staring as ME??

Yikes, I am speechless.
Warspite1

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?


How indeed. I considered suing all involved in that steamy pile movie, but I had other things to do.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:23:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.


Oh, I forgot about this post. I also forgot about this movie. Richard Burton staring as ME??

Yikes, I am speechless.
Warspite1

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?


How indeed. I considered suing all involved in that steamy pile movie, but I had other things to do.
Warspite1

Like what pray tell?

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:28:34 PM   
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quote:

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:29:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.


Oh, I forgot about this post. I also forgot about this movie. Richard Burton staring as ME??

Yikes, I am speechless.
Warspite1

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?


How indeed. I considered suing all involved in that steamy pile movie, but I had other things to do.
Warspite1

Like what pray tell?


Researching and writing my book(been working on it for 33 years)-"Peanut Brittle:Mankind's Most Important Food, Mineral, Metal, Currency, Weapon, Time Piece, Drug, Drink, Religion and Political Ideology"!


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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:30:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Orm

quote:

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.
Warspite1

So what are you saying Orm? C'mon level with me.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:33:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

I had no idea that there was a movie named after Steiner. It is supposed to be a sequel to The Iron Cross. Anyone seen it? After reading about the movie it seems, unfortunately, like a really bad movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078320/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZA0_pqQgI&feature=related

No comment about this movie yet so I am blatantly bumping it.

Shame, shame, shame on me.


Oh, I forgot about this post. I also forgot about this movie. Richard Burton staring as ME??

Yikes, I am speechless.
Warspite1

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?


How indeed. I considered suing all involved in that steamy pile movie, but I had other things to do.
Warspite1

Like what pray tell?


Researching and writing my book(been working on it for 33 years)-"Peanut Brittle:Mankind's Most Important Food, Mineral, Metal, Currency, Weapon, Time Piece, Drug, Drink, Religion and Political Ideology"!

Warspite1

Er dude...I 've got some really, really bad news.

You know I mentioned that Ambrose was killed in a freak yachting accident three years ago? Well one month before he died his final book was published. It was his final work and his greatest; his Magnum Opus if you will. The title?:


"Peanut Brittle:Mankind's Most Important Food, Mineral, Metal, Currency, Weapon, Time Piece, Drug, Drink, Religion and Political Ideology"!



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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:41:34 PM   
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Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.
Warspite1

So what are you saying Orm? C'mon level with me.

I am saying that money can often make people do things they rather not.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/28/2012 7:44:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Orm


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: Orm

quote:

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.
Warspite1

So what are you saying Orm? C'mon level with me.

I am saying that money can often make people do things they rather not.
Warspite1

Mmmm...I hear you buddy.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 2:36:45 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: Orm


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

quote:

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.
Warspite1

So what are you saying Orm? C'mon level with me.

I am saying that money can often make people do things they rather not.
Warspite1

Mmmm...I hear you buddy.


Even a lot of money should not have corrupted an actor like Richard Burton to step into a huge stinking pile of doo. Damn, double damn and dammit around the moon four times. DAMN.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 3:39:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: Orm

quote:

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.
Warspite1

So what are you saying Orm? C'mon level with me.

I am saying that money can often make people do things they rather not.
Warspite1

Mmmm...I hear you buddy.


Even a lot of money should not have corrupted an actor like Richard Burton to step into a huge stinking pile of doo. Damn, double damn and dammit around the moon four times. DAMN.

Maybe he suffered from temporary BPB induced madness?

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 3:44:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Orm


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

quote:

Question: How was such a brilliant actor as Richard Burton (what a voice ) involved in such dross?

The answer to such questions are usually dough, or bread, or paper, or brass, or dineros, or sheets, or rocks, or greenbacks, or bucks, or quids, dollars or any other expression for money.
Warspite1

So what are you saying Orm? C'mon level with me.

I am saying that money can often make people do things they rather not.
Warspite1

Mmmm...I hear you buddy.


Even a lot of money should not have corrupted an actor like Richard Burton to step into a huge stinking pile of doo. Damn, double damn and dammit around the moon four times. DAMN.

Maybe he suffered from temporary BPB induced madness?


Yes, that was hypothesized in Ambrose's Brazilian Peanut Butter and the Madness of Richard Burton, A Biography!

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 3:51:41 PM   
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That Ambrose seems to have written alot about Peanut Brittle and other Peanut products. Can we be sure that what he writes is correct? Maybe he just dreamed it all up in peanut induced madness?

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 4:03:49 PM   
parusski


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That Ambrose seems to have written alot about Peanut Brittle and other Peanut products. Can we be sure that what he writes is correct? Maybe he just dreamed it all up in peanut induced madness?


There has been suspicion that he ingested BPB regularly. But the importance and value of regular PB is not in doubt.

In David McCullough's Stephen Ambrose, Legend, Historian, Genius - Addicted to BPB??, he says "...Ambrose is, without doubt, the Milky Way's leading authority on Peanut Brittle. He had a deep understanding of PB's importance to the future of mankind. Only during the last few years of his life did suspicion abound that he was as big a BPB fiend as the average British or Swedish citizen."

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 4:21:54 PM   
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Congrats on busting through 1000! 


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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 5:16:55 PM   
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Congrats on busting through 1000! 



Thanks Prince. To really be a productive member of a Bit of Parusski and Friends try to tie in all four of my threads. Time, Peanut Brittle, Anniversary and....

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 5:33:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Orm

That Ambrose seems to have written alot about Peanut Brittle and other Peanut products. Can we be sure that what he writes is correct? Maybe he just dreamed it all up in peanut induced madness?


There has been suspicion that he ingested BPB regularly. But the importance and value of regular PB is not in doubt.

In David McCullough's Stephen Ambrose, Legend, Historian, Genius - Addicted to BPB??, he says "...Ambrose is, without doubt, the Milky Way's leading authority on Peanut Brittle. He had a deep understanding of PB's importance to the future of mankind. Only during the last few years of his life did suspicion abound that he was as big a BPB fiend as the average British or Swedish citizen."
Warspite1

I think its easy to be judgemental. Fact is Ambrose paid for his reliance on BPB with his life. After all, only in a state of BPB-induced delirium is it possible to do what he did that day aboard his yacht, The Saucy Nymphe. Extract from John Wilson's 2010 best-seller Ambrose: The Final Days:

...that morning, after another marathon Brazilian Peanut Brittle binge the night before, Ambrose awoke convinced that he was in 1943 and fighting the Battle of the Atlantic. He staggered to the wheel-house after making himself a pot of strong black coffee. But the damage had been done. Even as the bitter coffee taste burned the back of his throat, he was just too far gone for the sensation to kick him back into the 21st century.

In the distance he saw a passenger liner some miles off the port quarter. Bingo he exclaimed "must be a troopship". As the unsuspecting ship continued on its converging course with the Saucy Nymphe, Ambrose decided to follow her until nightfall. "A night attack me thinks" thought Ambrose, an evil, sinister smile appearing across his lean, once handsome - but by now, Peanut Brittle ravaged - face.

Steadily and silently, Ambrose sailed his charge toward the mighty passenger vessel. In the early hours of the 22nd March, Ambrose felt he was close enough. From his position at the wheel he shouted the order "Dive, Dive, Dive". Mrs Ambrose was below deck about to turn in for the night:
"What on earth are you talking about you silly old fool" shrieked his wife, "I'm turning in - don't be too long".

From below decks, Ambrose heard only "She won't dive Captain - she dunna have the power". Like a bolt of lightening, Ambrose realised the danger of the position he was now in. His boat could not dive, he was less than 500 yards from the enemy ship, and her escort may appear at any moment. Ambrose hit upon a crazy resolve. "Then I'll have to hole you by ramming you" he said to himself Mwahahahaha. "Time I got me the Knights Cross with Peanut Brittle encrusted oak leaves".

But Ambrose, his BPB madness at its height, couldn't steer his yacht into the great ship. He missed the 1,000 foot long ship by about six hours. It was then that he noticed what he thought was a Flower-Class corvette off his starboard bow. "Mother of God" he exclaimed "we have to dive, now", and he ran to the stern of the boat. In a desperate attempt to get his crippled boat to dive, he opened the sea-cocks.....

Stephen Ambrose, Flora Ambrose, their dog Socks, and the Saucy Nymphe were never seen again.

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 5:47:26 PM   
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That Ambrose seems to have written alot about Peanut Brittle and other Peanut products. Can we be sure that what he writes is correct? Maybe he just dreamed it all up in peanut induced madness?


There has been suspicion that he ingested BPB regularly. But the importance and value of regular PB is not in doubt.

In David McCullough's Stephen Ambrose, Legend, Historian, Genius - Addicted to BPB??, he says "...Ambrose is, without doubt, the Milky Way's leading authority on Peanut Brittle. He had a deep understanding of PB's importance to the future of mankind. Only during the last few years of his life did suspicion abound that he was as big a BPB fiend as the average British or Swedish citizen."
Warspite1

I think its easy to be judgemental. Fact is Ambrose paid for his reliance on BPB with his life. After all, only in a state of BPB-induced delirium is it possible to do what he did that day aboard his yacht, The Saucy Nymphe. Extract from John Wilson's 2010 best-seller Ambrose: The Final Days:

...that morning, after another marathon Brazilian Peanut Brittle binge the night before, Ambrose awoke convinced that he was in 1943 and fighting the Battle of the Atlantic. He staggered to the wheel-house after making himself a pot of strong black coffee. But the damage had been done. Even as the bitter coffee taste burned the back of his throat, he was just too far gone for the sensation to kick him back into the 21st century.

In the distance he saw a passenger liner some miles off the port quarter. Bingo he exclaimed "must be a troopship". As the unsuspecting ship continued on its converging course with the Saucy Nymphe, Ambrose decided to follow her until nightfall. "A night attack me thinks" thought Ambrose, an evil, sinister smile appearing across his lean, once handsome - but by now, Peanut Brittle ravaged - face.

Steadily and silently, Ambrose sailed his charge toward the mighty passenger vessel. In the early hours of the 22nd March, Ambrose felt he was close enough. From his position at the wheel he shouted the order "Dive, Dive, Dive". Mrs Ambrose was below deck about to turn in for the night:
"What on earth are you talking about you silly old fool" shrieked his wife, "I'm turning in - don't be too long".

From below decks, Ambrose heard only "She won't dive Captain - she dunna have the power". Like a bolt of lightening, Ambrose realised the danger of the position he was now in. His boat could not dive, he was less than 500 yards from the enemy ship, and her escort may appear at any moment. Ambrose hit upon a crazy resolve. "Then I'll have to hole you by ramming you" he said to himself Mwahahahaha. "Time I got me the Knights Cross with Peanut Brittle encrusted oak leaves".

But Ambrose, his BPB madness at its height, couldn't steer his yacht into the great ship. He missed the 1,000 foot long ship by about six hours. It was then that he noticed what he thought was a Flower-Class corvette off his starboard bow. "Mother of God" he exclaimed "we have to dive, now", and he ran to the stern of the boat. In a desperate attempt to get his crippled boat to dive, he opened the sea-cocks.....

Stephen Ambrose, Flora Ambrose, their dog Socks, and the Saucy Nymphe were never seen again.


Double damn wow, dammit and leftovers for a double scoop of damn tomorrow. That was one of the most riveting accounts of Ambrose's life I have ever read. As good as anything in Hunt for Red October.

But I thought Ambrose's wife was named MARJORIE!

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RE: 1000 posts help-12yr anniversary - 1/29/2012 5:52:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm

That Ambrose seems to have written alot about Peanut Brittle and other Peanut products. Can we be sure that what he writes is correct? Maybe he just dreamed it all up in peanut induced madness?


There has been suspicion that he ingested BPB regularly. But the importance and value of regular PB is not in doubt.

In David McCullough's Stephen Ambrose, Legend, Historian, Genius - Addicted to BPB??, he says "...Ambrose is, without doubt, the Milky Way's leading authority on Peanut Brittle. He had a deep understanding of PB's importance to the future of mankind. Only during the last few years of his life did suspicion abound that he was as big a BPB fiend as the average British or Swedish citizen."
Warspite1

I think its easy to be judgemental. Fact is Ambrose paid for his reliance on BPB with his life. After all, only in a state of BPB-induced delirium is it possible to do what he did that day aboard his yacht, The Saucy Nymphe. Extract from John Wilson's 2010 best-seller Ambrose: The Final Days:

...that morning, after another marathon Brazilian Peanut Brittle binge the night before, Ambrose awoke convinced that he was in 1943 and fighting the Battle of the Atlantic. He staggered to the wheel-house after making himself a pot of strong black coffee. But the damage had been done. Even as the bitter coffee taste burned the back of his throat, he was just too far gone for the sensation to kick him back into the 21st century.

In the distance he saw a passenger liner some miles off the port quarter. Bingo he exclaimed "must be a troopship". As the unsuspecting ship continued on its converging course with the Saucy Nymphe, Ambrose decided to follow her until nightfall. "A night attack me thinks" thought Ambrose, an evil, sinister smile appearing across his lean, once handsome - but by now, Peanut Brittle ravaged - face.

Steadily and silently, Ambrose sailed his charge toward the mighty passenger vessel. In the early hours of the 22nd March, Ambrose felt he was close enough. From his position at the wheel he shouted the order "Dive, Dive, Dive". Mrs Ambrose was below deck about to turn in for the night:
"What on earth are you talking about you silly old fool" shrieked his wife, "I'm turning in - don't be too long".

From below decks, Ambrose heard only "She won't dive Captain - she dunna have the power". Like a bolt of lightening, Ambrose realised the danger of the position he was now in. His boat could not dive, he was less than 500 yards from the enemy ship, and her escort may appear at any moment. Ambrose hit upon a crazy resolve. "Then I'll have to hole you by ramming you" he said to himself Mwahahahaha. "Time I got me the Knights Cross with Peanut Brittle encrusted oak leaves".

But Ambrose, his BPB madness at its height, couldn't steer his yacht into the great ship. He missed the 1,000 foot long ship by about six hours. It was then that he noticed what he thought was a Flower-Class corvette off his starboard bow. "Mother of God" he exclaimed "we have to dive, now", and he ran to the stern of the boat. In a desperate attempt to get his crippled boat to dive, he opened the sea-cocks.....

Stephen Ambrose, Flora Ambrose, their dog Socks, and the Saucy Nymphe were never seen again.


Double damn wow, dammit and leftovers for a double scoop of damn tomorrow. That was one of the most riveting accounts of Ambrose's life I have ever read. As good as anything in Hunt for Red October.

But I thought Ambrose's wife was named MARJORIE!
Warspite1

His first wife was Marjorie, but she left him and shacked up with some bloke from Uttoxeter. I think the break-up helped push Ambrose to seek solace in BPB; you see he never really loved Flora, and she never really loved him. I think she batted for the other side so to speak, and he was so grief stricken over Marjorie's betrayal that he didn't even notice. Sad, sad story

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