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Reply #1185 on: August 12, 2021, 06:45:40 PM
Wait a sec, Robert Conrad is at the door...

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Reply #1186 on: August 12, 2021, 10:16:39 PM
Wait a sec, Robert Conrad is at the door...

Did you dare?

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Reply #1187 on: August 13, 2021, 08:36:06 AM
Knock that battery off? No way!

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Reply #1188 on: August 13, 2021, 09:15:27 AM

“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

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Reply #1189 on: August 13, 2021, 01:44:39 PM
HOW THE SPRUCE GOOSE WAS MOVED TO OREGON


why? what's the historical connection?



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Reply #1190 on: August 13, 2021, 02:24:34 PM
Well, its a plane, and the thread is about planes, innit  ;D

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Reply #1191 on: August 13, 2021, 03:29:15 PM
Now now, no need to get into a flap over it. Just wing it for now.



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Reply #1192 on: August 13, 2021, 03:37:36 PM
Let's not nose dive into more puns.

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Reply #1193 on: August 13, 2021, 03:42:37 PM
No need for that sort of altitude.

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Reply #1194 on: August 13, 2021, 05:53:43 PM
That's it- put a positive spin on things.

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Reply #1195 on: August 13, 2021, 06:36:00 PM
we have to put things in to prop-er perspective

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Reply #1196 on: August 13, 2021, 06:49:34 PM
When a thread repeatedly comes up as unread…..::

You know the pun bafoons have been at work



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Reply #1197 on: August 13, 2021, 07:36:23 PM
Better gear up for more puns.

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Reply #1198 on: August 14, 2021, 04:02:36 AM
When a thread repeatedly comes up as unread…..::

You know the pun bafoons have been at work
Don't get in a flap about it - just embrace it - jump in!

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Reply #1199 on: August 14, 2021, 05:06:47 AM
HOW THE SPRUCE GOOSE WAS MOVED TO OREGON


why? what's the historical connection?


sorry, my question wasn't why post the article.  My question was why should the Spruce Goose be moved to Oregon?  It was built by Howard Hughes in Long Beach California. (I did take the tour when it first opened. ... not that far from the Queen Mary IIRC)  From what I understand, it pretty much was overly ambitious for the time and pretty much a failure (I am sorry a "flight" that does not get out of ground effect does not qualify a successful flight test from my POV).  A wooden massive seaplane ... building bigger and faster airplanes seemed to be the rich boy's pass time of the 40's - partially funded by the American taxpayer ... not that different from the rocket hobby of Bezos/Branson/Musk today.

So, people in the Long Beach area weren't flocking to view it anymore so they decided to move it to Oregon?  I did not understand the connection between Oregon and the Spruce Goose.  That is all. 


Sorry if I offended.
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