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Offline MetalDog

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Did you know...?
« on: September 25, 2020, 04:57:21 PM »
..that a commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer is allowed to fly the Jolly Roger?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/reason-why-u-navy-destroyer-134800036.html
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 05:30:08 PM »
Cool thread!

Did you know ....


... that the man who bought me my first margarita later mugged my best friend and stole his boots? (about a year later and I hadn't even met my best friend yet when he was mugged)
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 06:06:13 PM »
I donít know which of the above posts is more better.

Relatedly - Cpt. Kidd allegedly buried his treasure haul somewhere in the NYC area and to this day it has yet to be found.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 06:22:06 PM »
Me either, but your grammar is moar bad.  C:-)
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 06:22:55 PM »
..that a commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer is allowed to fly the Jolly Roger?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/reason-why-u-navy-destroyer-134800036.html

Interesting.  Thanks for posting the story. I think US subs sometimes fly the Jolly Rodger when returning from a mission.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 07:07:10 PM »
Wasn't sure how common knowledge this was.  Glad you all found it interesting.

Cool thread!

Did you know ....


... that the man who bought me my first margarita later mugged my best friend and stole his boots? (about a year later and I hadn't even met my best friend yet when he was mugged)

Good catch on the thread thingy.  It was certainly my intention for this to be a "thing."  As for your bestie and the mugger, how did you ever put those two things together?  You must have still associated with the drink buyer after you met your best friend.
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 07:10:23 PM »
Ah, I didn't know that about either the Kidd or US Subs! -- though the subs make a lot of intrinsic sense.

...that the Luftwaffe built the first helicopter to reach actual production?



Me neither until today! Its performance specs were surprisingly modern.
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 07:30:03 PM »
..that a commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer is allowed to fly the Jolly Roger?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/reason-why-u-navy-destroyer-134800036.html

Interesting.  Thanks for posting the story. I think US subs sometimes fly the Jolly Rodger when returning from a mission.

thats for when they pull off sneaky things.
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 07:37:55 PM »
..that a commissioned U.S. Navy destroyer is allowed to fly the Jolly Roger?

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/reason-why-u-navy-destroyer-134800036.html

Interesting.  Thanks for posting the story. I think US subs sometimes fly the Jolly Rodger when returning from a mission.

thats for when they pull off sneaky things.

Yes, it is.  I found an article on it linked below.   :arr:   :)

 https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a28209/navy-spy-sub-jolly-roger-uss-jimmy-carter/

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 08:46:52 PM »
Ah, I didn't know that about either the Kidd or US Subs! -- though the subs make a lot of intrinsic sense.

...that the Luftwaffe built the first helicopter to reach actual production?



Me neither until today! Its performance specs were surprisingly modern.

Those were some impressive numbers the narrator described.  And the way it moved and looked was very modern I thought.
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 06:37:46 AM »
Ah, I didn't know that about either the Kidd or US Subs! -- though the subs make a lot of intrinsic sense.

...that the Luftwaffe built the first helicopter to reach actual production?



Me neither until today! Its performance specs were surprisingly modern.

They have one in the Air & Space Museum at Dulles.   

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2020, 07:14:28 AM »
Wasn't sure how common knowledge this was.  Glad you all found it interesting.

Cool thread!

Did you know ....


... that the man who bought me my first margarita later mugged my best friend and stole his boots? (about a year later and I hadn't even met my best friend yet when he was mugged)

Good catch on the thread thingy.  It was certainly my intention for this to be a "thing."  As for your bestie and the mugger, how did you ever put those two things together?  You must have still associated with the drink buyer after you met your best friend.

No, I actually saw the mugger several times after the drinks. We weren't ever what I'd consider friends but we knew some people in common.

My friend told me about the mugging shortly after we met. It had led to him being with the gf he had at the time because she discovered him stumbling along on the street and took him to her apartment. Several months later we saw the mugger and my friend identified him to me. Coincidentally, that's the last time I saw the mugger.
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2020, 06:34:13 PM »
Apparently, it is now possible to build a retractable lightsabre made out of plasma.



"So, this plasma is running at about 4000 degrees Celsius, which means it can cut through... a lot." -- waves it absently nearby toward the propane tank currently fueling it...  :hide: :timeout: :wow:
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Re: Did you know...?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2020, 06:07:11 PM »
thats not a lightsaber, its a propane torch.
Toonces - Don't ask me, I just close my eyes and take it.

Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.