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  1. Thread: A spoiler.

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    "Napoleon in South America"?

    "Napoleon in South America"?
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    That's *One* Way To Phrase It...

    Having to take a bus for part of my yearly sojourn to SoCal for Turkey Night Grand Prix, the lady driving the bus provided this memorable line:

    "The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round/
    The...
  3. Thread: Humor of the Sea

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    I sailed on that one -- its performance was...

    I sailed on that one -- its performance was flaccid.... >;)
  4. Teachable Moment: Filling Out Emergency-Contact Forms

    This weekend, I attended an amateur-level endurance auto racing event.

    In the course of the event, one of the corner workers suffered a Major Heart Attack -- "Major" here meaning "at one point, he...
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    "Ships and seamen rot in harbour", as Nelson...

    "Ships and seamen rot in harbour", as Nelson himself said -- and the Combined Fleet had been penned up for a while.

    Not helping was the fact that the battle wouldn't have happened in one of the...
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    Do they serve shots there? >;)

    Do they serve shots there? >;)
  7. Thread: Brig

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJQp-q1Y1s :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJQp-q1Y1s :)
  8. Thread: Humor of the Sea

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    They need to watch out for... [sunglasses] ...

    They need to watch out for...

    [sunglasses]

    ...Q-SHEEPS.

    B)
  9. Thread: Humor of the Sea

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    When the Greeks bought papyrus from Egypt, how...

    When the Greeks bought papyrus from Egypt, how did they get it home?

    Biremes.
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    All this alcohol -- shouldn't y'all be...

    All this alcohol -- shouldn't y'all be drinking...

    [sunglasses]

    ...ADMIRAL-TEA?

    B)
  11. Waffle House Announces Aerial-Drone Delivery Service...

    ...to be called "Luftwaffle".

    B)
  12. Thread: On leave again.

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    > > < < [slides gas cans and matches...

    > >

    < <

    [slides gas cans and matches behind pile of boxes]
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    _Indianapolis_ Found

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/20/544839125/wreckage-of-uss-indianapolis-sunk-by-japanese-in-wwii-found-in-pacific

    Most folk who know me know why this news item resonates with...
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    Sad to say, but: Villeneuve is not that...

    Sad to say, but: Villeneuve is not that interesting a character; apparently he was about like Monty Python's description of a chartered accountant.

    Perhaps Lucas, or Churruca, as a main...
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    Bingo -- this aspect of Nelson's problem wasn't...

    Bingo -- this aspect of Nelson's problem wasn't that he was shacking up with Hamilton; it was that he was doing so *openly*. Add that to the other factors, and, well, "embarrassment" doesn't even...
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    "I told the captain I would have this diagnostic...

    "I told the captain I would have this diagnostic done in an hour."
    "And how long will it really take you?"
    "An hour!"
    "Oh, you didn't tell him how long it would really take, did you?"
    "Of course...
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    Conversation between Inkeeper and Horatio Nelson:...

    Conversation between Inkeeper and Horatio Nelson:

    Inkeeper: "Would you be offended if I renamed my inn 'The Nelson Arms'?"

    Nelson: "That would be absurd, as I only have the one."
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    Well, it explains why Nelson committed suicide at...

    Well, it explains why Nelson committed suicide at Trafalgar:

    He knew that if he got the battle he wanted, there would never again be a chance to command a fleet in battle -- only the unending...
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    I heard it as "The Difficult we do immediately;...

    I heard it as "The Difficult we do immediately; the Impossible takes a bit longer."
  20. Would it be in poor taste to run a game of...

    Would it be in poor taste to run a game of _Harpoon_ using Nuclear Weapons? >;)
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    Time scale -- first shots were fired at 11:15AM...

    Time scale -- first shots were fired at 11:15AM or so; _Victory_ didn't fire its first salvo until around noon; Nelson gets shot about 1:15PM, and doesn't die until around 4:15PM. There's going to be...
  22. Thread: Humor of the Sea

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    I keep telling you to not eat at Chipotle....

    I keep telling you to not eat at Chipotle....
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    Warning Concerning Facebook Friend Requests

    From an associate of mine:

    Do not accept friend requests from the following:

    Odysseus, King of Ithaca -- it is a Trojan Horse attack.

    RMS _Titanic_ -- your computer will go down.

    Leto II...
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    [nod] Has anyone ever tried making sails from...

    [nod]

    Has anyone ever tried making sails from actual fabric?
  25. Thread: Humor of the Sea

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    Why do Swedish ships have bar codes painted on...

    Why do Swedish ships have bar codes painted on their prows?

    So when they return to port, they can Scandinavian.

    B)
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