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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 5:15:10 PM   
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Just a quick Hello to Simon, to give back the politesse because he made a post on my AAR .
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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 5:35:49 PM   
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**********Australia Command HQ, Sydney, June 7, 1942************


...Gen. Blamey:I should say so. Starting today, I want every espresso machine out of every Australia Command recon squadron......




I hesitate to state this, as it interferes with the natural flow of this AAR and one should never restrict author licence, but, there were no espresso machines in Australia prior to approximately 1960, give or take a couple of years.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 5:45:30 PM   
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...which explains the need for the order!

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 5:55:57 PM   
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Just a quick Hello to Simon, to give back the politesse because he made a post on my AAR .
Cap Mandrake, my best salutations.




Welcome to The Pleasure Dome!


The Coleridge reference got me thinking.....I wonder...bingo!..Ulan Bator

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:01:03 PM   
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...which explains the need for the order!


Exactly! It is a little know historical fact that the whole Jap invasion scare, hyperbolic recon reports and Generel Blamey's order is the reason espresso machines did not RETURN to Australia until the 1960's

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:14:37 PM   
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Got anything for the "Person from Porlock"? Porlock is a nice little village by the way:






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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:22:01 PM   
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**********Australia Command HQ, Sydney, June 7, 1942************


...Gen. Blamey:I should say so. Starting today, I want every espresso machine out of every Australia Command recon squadron......






I hesitate to state this, as it interferes with the natural flow of this AAR and one should never restrict author licence, but, there were no espresso machines in Australia prior to approximately 1960, give or take a couple of years.

Alfred



I Give you "Australia's War", an official website of the Australian state.

http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/allin/





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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:33:16 PM   
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Got anything for the "Person from Porlock"? Porlock is a nice little village by the way:









Dang, dood! Engrish major, right?

I had to look that up. That is as obscure as Jackspeak.

I wonder if any of the ancient mariners around here can figure it out.

Insanely beautiful village, BTW, though it is probably one of the two days out of the year with a cloudless sky.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:45:33 PM   
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Nah, went into the RN at 16. Binns Minor older brother was Binns Major. Does that count?

North Somerset, lots of nice weather there. Spent a night in Porlock once. Really.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:51:34 PM   
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Are the Morlocks from Porlock?

Edit: These guys...






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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 6:52:40 PM   
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I escaped without being eaten.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 7:03:41 PM   
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Stalker Girl is a Porlock. Her bio family is from Chicago but she was raised by mountain folk from the Missouri Ozarks. I am pretty sure she wouldn't know who the "Man from Porlock" is either.

Her bio grandfather actually spent a week in jail for baiting deer into his backyard, turning on the floodlights at night, then, while they were standing there frozen in terror, he shot one from his porch in his pajamas. Unfortunately, Fish and Game were waiting for him *


*How the deer got in his pajamas I will never know.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 7:08:43 PM   
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Nah, went into the RN at 16. Binns Minor older brother was Binns Major. Does that count?


Engrish primary education is superior to American, but all you guys learn about is dead white guys.

Are you joking about 16? What did they have you do...play the drum and fife?

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 7:33:14 PM   
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*How the deer got in his pajamas I will never know.


Glad you added this, otherwise I'd have had to.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 7:34:53 PM   
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Are you joking about 16?


No. Joined as an artificer apprentice. Joined my first ship at 18, just after my 19th birthday I was on Boogis Street in Singers.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 8:17:41 PM   
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Are you joking about 16?


No. Joined as an artificer apprentice. Joined my first ship at 18, just after my 19th birthday I was on Boogis Street in Singers.


Let me guess. One can find "fallen women" on Boogis Street, can't one?

Had to rook up "artificer" too. Engrish very difficurt ranguage.



BTW, HMS Colombo is wanted in Alexandria or Scapa Flow or some such place and it is costing us 15 pts a day.

I sent back HMS Packenham a few days early because she was pretty well dinged up anyway.

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RE: EVAC - 11/6/2010 8:33:43 PM   
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Let me guess. One can find "fallen women" on Boogis Street, can't one?


Until recently anyway, plus other, er, exotic night life:

Bugis, in the city-state of Singapore, was renowned internationally from the 1950s to the 1980s for its nightly gathering of transwomen, a phenomenon which made it one of Singapore's top tourist destinations during that period.

In the mid-1980s, Bugis Street underwent major urban redevelopment into a retail complex of modern shopping malls, restaurants and nightspots mixed with regulated back-alley roadside vendors. Underground digging to construct the Bugis MRT station prior to that also caused the upheaval and termination of nightly transgender sex bazaar culture, marking the end of a colourful and unique era in Singapore's history.

Today, the original Bugis Street is now a cobblestoned, relatively wide avenue sandwiched between the buildings of the Bugis Junction shopping complex. On the other hand, the lane presently touted as "Bugis Street" by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board is actually developed from New Bugis Street, and is billed as "the largest street-shopping location in Singapore". An attempt by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board to bring back the former glamor was unsuccessful.

One of the "hallowed traditions" bestowed upon the area by sojourning sailors (usually from Britain, Australia and New Zealand), was the ritualistic "Dance Of The Flaming Arseholes" on top of the infamous toilet's roof. Compatriots on the ground would chant the signature "Haul 'em down you Zulu Warrior" song whilst the matelots performed their act.


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BTW, HMS Colombo is wanted in Alexandria or Scapa Flow or some such place and it is costing us 15 pts a day


I detached her from TF 262 and she's heading for port

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RE: EVAC - 11/7/2010 4:26:06 AM   
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One of the "hallowed traditions" bestowed upon the area by sojourning sailors (usually from Britain, Australia and New Zealand), was the ritualistic "Dance Of The Flaming Arseholes" on top of the infamous toilet's roof. Compatriots on the ground would chant the signature "Haul 'em down you Zulu Warrior" song whilst the matelots performed their act.


I'm afraid to ask.

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BTW, HMS Colombo is wanted in Alexandria or Scapa Flow or some such place and it is costing us 15 pts a day


I detached her from TF 262 and she's heading for port


Ah, I realized after I posted that I was looking at the turn before you got to it. Sorry.

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RE: EVAC - 11/7/2010 10:30:05 AM   
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I'm afraid to ask.



And well you should be!!! It's every bit politically incorrect as you imagine......



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RE: EVAC - 11/7/2010 4:05:31 PM   
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I'm afraid to ask.



And well you should be!!! It's every bit politically incorrect as you imagine......




That goes without saying but I was wondering if the "flaming" thing was a reference to a contagious disease, an innate orientation or does it involve methane in some fashion?

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RE: EVAC - 11/7/2010 4:12:42 PM   
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I'm afraid to ask.



And well you should be!!! It's every bit politically incorrect as you imagine......




That goes without saying but I was wondering if the "flaming" thing was a reference to a contagious disease, an innate orientation or does it involve methane in some fashion?


Yes.



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RE: EVAC - 11/7/2010 5:07:45 PM   
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I'm afraid to ask.



And well you should be!!! It's every bit politically incorrect as you imagine......




That goes without saying but I was wondering if the "flaming" thing was a reference to a contagious disease, an innate orientation or does it involve methane in some fashion?


Yes.



My apologies to Steve for borrowing his trademark.


I was expecting "yes, yes and yes" but that is playable. I think you can reach the green from there with a 5 wood or long iron.

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RE: EVAC - 11/7/2010 9:49:15 PM   
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Are you still on about that sticky wicket?

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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 1:51:10 PM   
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G'day Cap Mandrake and Alfred,
I've just joined your chat board because Google Alerts sent me word of your mention of General (later Field Marshal) Blamey's alleged comment on coffee machines.
This made me laugh. But then there is a slim chance of this having a sliver of truth... because of what I know of Tom Blamey. He was a famed bon vivant and had a love of exotic foods. He did become very fond of strong coffee (according to one of his ADCs) while in Palestine, Cairo, Alexandria as CIC Australian 6th Div. Knowing of Tom as I do he would have had all the coffee machines removed... to his HQ... for his own indulgence.

My production company is making a feature film about the life of Sir Thomas Blamey and if anyone on this board has any good, or bad, info about Australia's only Field Marshal then we'd be most appreciative if you got in contact with us. You can see our film's web site at: www.OurTom.id.au. I'm just about to start on our final version of the script before we send it off to the executive producers. Any info would be welcomed. To those that knew of him he was most controversial and, oddly, widely disliked by his troops and especially Douglas MacArthur (while he was cowering in Australia)and most of all the press.

Thanks and let's hope I hear from some of your members.
Cheers,
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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 2:35:15 PM   
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This AAR just gets wierder. I think we need a turn soon.

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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 2:40:51 PM   
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This AAR just gets wierder. I think we need a turn soon.




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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 3:11:19 PM   
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This AAR just gets wierder. I think we need a turn soon.


The wiederest.

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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 3:13:08 PM   
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I think you would have to contact D, C & H to make a contract concerning this

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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 3:35:25 PM   
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G'day Cap Mandrake and Alfred,
I've just joined your chat board because Google Alerts sent me word of your mention of General (later Field Marshal) Blamey's alleged comment on coffee machines.
This made me laugh. But then there is a slim chance of this having a sliver of truth... because of what I know of Tom Blamey. He was a famed bon vivant and had a love of exotic foods. He did become very fond of strong coffee (according to one of his ADCs) while in Palestine, Cairo, Alexandria as CIC Australian 6th Div. Knowing of Tom as I do he would have had all the coffee machines removed... to his HQ... for his own indulgence.

My production company is making a feature film about the life of Sir Thomas Blamey and if anyone on this board has any good, or bad, info about Australia's only Field Marshal then we'd be most appreciative if you got in contact with us. You can see our film's web site at: www.OurTom.id.au. I'm just about to start on our final version of the script before we send it off to the executive producers. Any info would be welcomed. To those that knew of him he was most controversial and, oddly, widely disliked by his troops and especially Douglas MacArthur (while he was cowering in Australia)and most of all the press.

Thanks and let's hope I hear from some of your members.
Cheers,
Bill Halliwell
Commander-In-Chief Productions
PO Box 162 Lindisfarne Tasmania 7015 Australia

i don't know if anyone has any ACTUAL information, but we could make up some really interesting "facts"!!

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RE: EVAC - 11/8/2010 3:37:44 PM   
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If our opponents could just see this page they'd know the kind of mental anguish we go through waiting for them. Either that or it's an evil plot.

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