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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1545 on: July 03, 2014, 07:04:33 pm »
I was going through some old pics the other day and found some of my idiot brother-in-law the cop and myself. These are truly rare indeed and never before seen or published photos. I will try my best to post them this Sunday so mark your calendars, wake the kids and call the neighbors this will be a once in a lifetime experience to see me and him together.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1546 on: July 03, 2014, 09:51:44 pm »
I was going through some old pics the other day and found some of my idiot brother-in-law the cop and myself. These are truly rare indeed and never before seen or published photos. I will try my best to post them this Sunday so mark your calendars, wake the kids and call the neighbors this will be a once in a lifetime experience to see me and him together.

We are waiting with anticipation for this one. We all have our own ideas of him! Now to put a face to them.....

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1547 on: July 04, 2014, 07:46:31 am »
I don't know- this could be a bad thing.... I mean, his shear idiocy could overwhelm us. Then again, the build up has been so great that perhaps, just perhaps, his idiocy will not show up all that well in a mere 2D photo?

Nice meeting you in TN Dave!

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I was going through some old pics the other day and found some of my idiot brother-in-law the cop and myself. These are truly rare indeed and never before seen or published photos. I will try my best to post them this Sunday so mark your calendars, wake the kids and call the neighbors this will be a once in a lifetime experience to see me and him together.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1548 on: July 06, 2014, 07:49:41 am »
I also found a video of our wedding in 1992 that he was in, I won't post anything from that. ;D Yes, Brian, idiocity is the key word, however, sometimes putting a face on the enemy helps sear an image into the brain thereby causing one to drink less fretting over what evil looks like.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1549 on: July 07, 2014, 11:10:17 am »
Took a road trip on the C14 last week and found myself at the New Mexico museum of space history in Alamagordo NM. Was looking at the mighty F1 rocket engine used in the Saturn V as well as many other smaller engines including the German V2 engine. All of them are "regenerative" engines where the cones are made of tubes and the fuel (kerosene for most of them) is pumped to the front of the cone and the fuel flows backward up to the combustion chamber. This cools the engine while heating the fuel for better combustion. All of them except the V2 engine used turbo pumps for this purpose as well as pumping liquid O2 into the engine. The V2 engine pre pressurized the fuel and oxidizer tanks with hydrogen peroxide to push the fuel and O2 into the engine. Each F1 engine produced 1,500,000 pounds of thrust and burned 2000 pounds of fuel every second. The Saturn V used 5 of these engines on the first stage. 10,000 pounds of fuel every second.


Was also a personal experience for me because my dad was an engineer for Bell Labs in NJ and worked on the guidance systems for many of the early Army missiles including the Nike series. He would travel to Alamagordo regularly while I was growing up to observe test firings at the White Sands missile range. On display was a Nike Ajax missile that he worked on. He had a tie tack of that missile and I remember him wearing that every day when he went off to work.


I and 3 of my brothers standing by a Nike Ajax missile.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1550 on: July 07, 2014, 07:07:34 pm »
Surprisingly neat little museum, isn't it?  I used to work on the radars for the HAWK missile system.  Dragged my son up there last summer.  I hope you had time to go by the display at WSMR, and go into White Sands National Monument.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1551 on: July 08, 2014, 05:36:28 am »
We were camping up in Door County Wisconsin for the week of the 4th and watched the fireworks on the beach at Baileys Harbor.

The fireworks display was top notch and I saw a type of firework that I've never seen before.

The rocket blasted off in more of a sideways trajectory and as it did it dropped 30 to 40 'things' in the water. At first I thought that it was a mistake or a dud but then you could see the 'things' in the water glowing (we were right at the water's edge). All at once the 'things' blasted off from the water and shot a smaller 'rocket' up into the air and exploded in a shower of beauty.  :)

The crowd went nuts in appreciation. They launched two of these babies off.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1552 on: July 08, 2014, 07:42:43 am »
Surprisingly neat little museum, isn't it?  I used to work on the radars for the HAWK missile system.  Dragged my son up there last summer.  I hope you had time to go by the display at WSMR, and go into White Sands National Monument.

No I didn't have time to go to WSMR. I wasn't sure there was anything for unauthorized persons to see. Would have loved to see it. The evening before I went to the little park in town and crossed the tracks to the museum bone yard. Among other things, there was a V1 just sitting out there that I was surprised wasn't part of the display at the museum. That's a pretty rare piece of rocket history. Also a Redstone rocket was sitting out in pieces. One of the staff later told us it was sitting in the open from back during the SALT treaty so the soviets could verify it was decommissioned.
 

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1553 on: July 08, 2014, 05:56:58 pm »
Streptomycin, a broad- spectrum antibiotic, was first isolated in 1943 at Rutgers University. After the end of WWII, it was used experimentally to treat lift threatening infections at the military hospital at Battle Creek. The first patient did not survive; the second patient survived but became blind as a side- effect of the treatment. The third patient made a rapid and robust recovery. His name is Robert J. Dole, later US Senator and Presidential candidate.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1554 on: July 09, 2014, 04:42:45 pm »


Happier times- L to R Strawboss, Mrs. Strawboss, brother-in-law, Mrs. brother-in-law



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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1555 on: July 09, 2014, 09:28:12 pm »


Happier times- L to R Strawboss, Mrs. Strawboss, idiot brother-in-law the cop, Mrs. brother-in-law



These are never before seen by other humans.


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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1556 on: July 10, 2014, 04:45:24 am »
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1557 on: July 10, 2014, 08:44:02 am »
Just to be clear, the two women are sisters, is that correct?

He doesn't seem that bad in the photo..... then again, Verbal Kint didn't seem bad until the very end of 'The Usual Suspects' either.

Brian



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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1558 on: July 12, 2014, 11:59:11 am »
Yes, sisters, my wife is 4 years older. I'm 6 ft, if you notice, he's a bit shorter than me, actually, more than a bit, he must be wearing his elevated shoes as normally he's only a bit taller than my wife and here he looks a lot taller than her. A little man who carries a big pistol, makes him feel better.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1559 on: July 12, 2014, 01:52:07 pm »
Unfortunately that state is not uncommon IME, or at least not uncommon enough.

And it looks like your SIL is a little bit.... how should I put this delicately..... "Glowing" in that photo.

Look at the bright side, at least you are not related to him, at least beyond the level we are all related (hey, we ARE all related, right?). So you can freely say 'The gene pool could use a little more chlorine".

Brian

Yes, sisters, my wife is 4 years older. I'm 6 ft, if you notice, he's a bit shorter than me, actually, more than a bit, he must be wearing his elevated shoes as normally he's only a bit taller than my wife and here he looks a lot taller than her. A little man who carries a big pistol, makes him feel better.
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