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Mike Pass 31 May 2009 15:39
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Son of Nasi Goreng

Let it be known that 'Filius of Pergamentum' (or 'Son of Rubbish' for those who have still not worked it out!) has been consigned to the nearest landfill. FOP is dead............long live SONG! I will not bore you with the 'rules' of this thread again. (they can be found in post one of FOP anyway and, they are still current. I will reiterate two things comma however. Firstly: Do not start an argument on this thread or            I will have it removed. No discussion on            that. Secondly: Serious topics, particularly religion and politics have no place on this                 thread, excepting where a serious                 statement needs to be made to                 establish a humorous point. Thirdly....................................... Er! Three things....I will reiterate three things comma however. Firstly: Do not start an argument on this thread or            I will have it removed. No discussion on            that. Secondly: Serious topics have no place on this                 thread, excepting where a serious                 statement needs to be made to                 establish a humorous point. Thirdly: The use of the word 'however' (in all             instances except this one, must be             preceded by the word 'comma' and,             followed by same where the word in             question falls within the text of a sentence.                   Where the word in question falls at the             commencement of a sentence it must be             followed by the word 'comma'             Where it falls at the end of a sentence it             must be preceded by the word 'comma'. This latter rule is bound in antiquity and was formulated at the behest of Centurion Terrentius Carey on his promotion from Legionnaire. in AD 144 when construction of Hadrian's Wall was completed. Known as Terrace among the cohorts of the VI Legion, Carey was then given the onerous responsibility of overseeing the laying of the cobbled section of the M. VI in Lancashire. This section is, of course, still in it's original state as I speak. Should there be any confusion as to the lineage of said Centurion, please avoid confusion. The poster formally known as Terry Carey is indeed, the original Centurion as featured in the above precis and not a descendant. (Good, that's got the boring history bit out of the way!) Now; as we are wont to discuss an abundance of secular matters on this series of threads, you may wish to join me in the following.......................... Yesterday, I was most fortunate in the receiving of an item of New Zealand manufactured confectionery......Namely a chocolate Haka Bar! As I typed the intro to this thread I consumed said treat. I have to thank the  Rev. Roger Perry (aka the Chocolate Vicar) for transporting this tasty sweet to my door (used to be the other way around at one time did it not!!!??) from NZ. I have made it clear on another thread that I do not  subscribe to religion as it is known by Christian believers, comma however comma if I were to declare a devotion to any god, it would most definitely be one made of chocolate! What has concerned me greatly over the last 20 years comma however comma is the lack of integrity shown by the major confectionery manufacturers when it comes to consistency of production. Yes! I am well aware that, as the cost of living rises then the prices of retail chocolate is obliged to join it. But (oohh mammy, look what he did then!!!) should it have been accepted by the consuming public in the way that it was foisted upon us????      I refer to the statement made by Cadbury's in 1982/83 where they promised the public that they had no intention of raising their prices concurrent with the market fluctuations (fluc to you europeans as well, says my Chinese cousin!!! Yes I really do have a Chinese cousin) . What did they do instead????? After very 'quiet' meetings with Mars and Rowntrees, as they were at the time, they virtually halved the size of various count lines (a count line is a single unit of confectionery as opposed to a multipack...the type you find mostly in supermarkets). Following this 'Night of the Long Knives' (which did more damage than the first one!) a Mars bar was the size that a Milky Way had been, earlier. A Turkish Delight was not only less in square area, it was also two thirds the thickness of what it had been prior to the action. I found the shock impossible to bear and spent several weeks in Wolverhampton New Cross hospital on a liquid cocoa drip! By the time I was discharged, the gullible British public had accepted the situation as a fait accompli and I failed abysmally to raise an army of insurrection to overthrow the chocolate magnates of the UK. To this day I cannot but shed a tear when looking upon the excuse that is now a  Cadbury's Flake........at one time it could be used for pole vaulting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is the earliest chocolate bar you can recall???? I am sure that many of you can get further back than my 'Five Boys' (later to become the variants: Fry's Chocolate Cream and Five Fruits.............................. In closing this opening (!) thread, can I also remind potential contributors that diversion is encouraged on this thread to avoid stagnation (and waffle!). Also it would be a nice progression if posters were to make more use of attachments with their posts. They do not need to have any relevance to your post. ('Snagging' shot, taken prior to the commissioning of the Lancs. section of the M.VI .................) Last edited by Mike Pass
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While awaiting some illumination on the progress of young Goreng comma I refer to Sim comma the youngest of Nosis iluustrious family who is comma unfortunately comma educationally challenged and comma therefore known as Dim Sim. A tenuous link to the thread springs to my mind. I am bound to give warning that following may give offence. It could be viewed as definitely non-P.C. or just plain tasteless. If the latter I shall accept banishment from F.R. with the thought comma in the words of a well known song "freedom is having nothing to lose". My story begins with Bruce 1 walking along the road whistling Waltzing Matilda. Towards him comes Bruce 2 who appears to be covered in rice. Gday Bruce says Bruce 1 comma been to a wedding mate he enquires. No says Bruce 2 comma A chinaman threw up over me. Sheila McKean.
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The thing is....is this fella Goreng the Nasi [rice] or Bah Me [noodles]type. I rather suspect hes noodled...
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Roly01 31 May 2009 22:10
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Sirs and Mesdames (comma) Your room is ready for occupation(full stop)
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Mike Pass 1 June 2009 08:17
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SONG

An interesting holiday apartment Arthur. I am sure that Ant and Dec will take advantage of it later in the year. Just a quick point brethren............When I intimated that diversion was good for the soul, I was not quite thinking in terms of a different topic in every post. (Or as the old ad. for Topic went...."What has a hazel nut in every bite?......SQUIRREL SH*T!). Hhhhhmmm!!!!!!!!!
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Ladels & Jellyspoons whilst perusing the web I ran across this little gem, it may by Yank but it does ring bells. Read on; Rules of Engagement in Todays Army Scenario: A PFC is walking down the road to a porta potty and is confronted with a 10-year old boy in enemy territory pointing a gun at him. 1. The soldier will request permission to fire from his platoon sergeant. 2. The platoon sergeant will ask the platoon leader. 3. The platoon leader will ask the company commander. The CO will call the battalion commander and ask for permission to fire. 4. The Bn Cdr will call the Bde Cdr to get permission to fire. 5. The Bde Cdr will call division and speak to a person in the G3 shop. 6. The G3 personnel will immediately start working on a slide presentation in powerpoint to present to the Commanding General on his options. 7. The slides will first be briefed to the Chief of Staff and will be sent back for revisions. 8. After 90 different versions have been completed, the Chief of Staff will finally approve the slides. 9. The CG will be presented slide presentation and will call Corps to ask the corps commander for permission to fire. 10. The G3 staff will fax a copy of the presentation to the corps G3 who will in turn ask for a copy to be sent by courier because the first copy got sent to the wrong fax number. 11. The poor captain who sent the fax to corps will be given a bad OER because he should have known that the fax number given to him by a colonel at corps was the wrong number. 12. Corps G3 finally receives the slide presentation and has his staff work on a corps presentation to give to the corps commander. 13. The corps commander is briefed, accepts his staffs proposal that the soldier should fire back, but has to call the Army commander to get permission. 14. The Army commander asks the corps commander to fax him all the information he has on the incident and he will get back to him. 15. The Army commander never receives the information. 16. Division is notified that the information did not reach Army so that poor captain with the bad OER is ordered to fax a copy of the slides to Army, the Pentagon, and the White House. 17. The Army commander finally receives the slides and says he will have to call the Army group commander for permission to fire. 18. The Army Group commander listens to the Army commander then tells him that he will have to call the Pentagon to get permission to fire. 19. The Army Group Commander calls the Pentagon and speaks with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. The Chairman wants to know why some know-nothing captain from a division in theater is faxing a 200 page slide presentation to him and the president. 20. The Army Group commander tells the Chairman he will find out. 21. The Army Group commander calls the Army commander and asks why Captain Know-Nothing is faxing slides to the Pentagon and the White House. 22. The Army commander calls the corps commander and asks the same question. 23. The corps commander gets personally involved and calls directly to the divisions G3 shop and asks to speak to CPT Know-Nothing. 24. CPT Know-Nothing is given another bad OER and is reassigned to sewage control in a prisoner of war camp. 25. The Army group commander informs the Chairman that the problem is taken care of. 26. The Chairman tells the Army Group commander that he will get back to him after he holds a meeting with all of the service chiefs. 27. During the meeting, the Air Force and Navy Chiefs decide they want a part in this decision now code-named "Operation Return Fire" 28. The Chairman agrees to allow the Air Force to send two tactical fighter wings and 10 B-52s from Diego Garcia. The Chairman allows the Navy to send in 5 carrier battle groups and 3 Marine divisions. On top of all of this, the Chairman tells the service chiefs that the Army will send in two more corps, five brigades of Artillery and an armored cavalry regiment. Furthermore he will ask the Secretary of defense if 500,000 Reservist and National Guardsmen can be called up. 29. The Chairman takes all of these proposals to the Secretary of Defense who agrees and tells the Chairman to prepare a briefing for the President. 30. A colonel stays up for a week straight preparing briefing slides and charts for the Presidents briefing. 31. The day of the briefing, the light bulb burns out in the White Houses projector and the colonel who worked his butt off to set up this briefing loses the command he was going to take over this summer and is forced to retire because he should have known that the light bulb would burn out. 32. Eventually a lieutenant colonel locates a light bulb and he is promoted to colonel and is offered a command this summer that suddenly becomes open. 33. The president approves Operation Return Fire, but first he wants to get "eyes on the target" 34. Navy Seal Team 6 is dispatched to the area. Upon reaching the location where the soldier reported the contact, they find the decomposed body of a dead American PFC, still clutching a hand mike to his ear, looking as if he is waiting for a response to whatever question he asked. Walks away singing "Its the same the whole world over......"
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Mike Pass 1 June 2009 19:21
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SONG

Hhmmm!!!! No sign of the Centurion as yet then. Mind you, it is likely to be close on Christmas by the time he notices the change!!!!!!! Scouse, having read that piece, I realise that this has no similarity but, when I just saw the first couple of lines it reminded me of something we used to do for amusement, particularly when serving on joint service posts. In Bahrein for example where all three of us worked and socialised together.............................Can you recall seeing the Tri-Service toilet going exhibition????? Best done with member of each service for best effect but, one man can do it on his own. (I know...I have been that man!!) It involves each in turn visiting the toilet for the delivery of No.2s. Done, of course in the true spirit of each service. Best done when everyone has had sufficient to drink but, not too much to fail to appreciate the show. I might just reprise that at the next reunion, should I decide to attend. Incidentally. Am I the only one here who can spell SONG???!!!!!
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Quoting: Mike Pass Incidentally. Am I the only one here who can spell SONG???!!!!! Alright Mike, I used to say I could but I lied. Walks away singing "Die Fahne hoch! Die Reihen fest geschlossen! SA marschiert mit mutig-festem Schritt. Kamraden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen, Marschiern im Geist in unsren Reihen mit"
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Not So Long Ago! 2 June 2009 05:41
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Quoting: Arthur Rowsell Sirs and Mesdames (comma) Your room is ready for occupation(full stop) Roly, youve splurged out and got yourself a new bedside rug!
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Quoting: Ron Johnston Roly, you've splurged out and got yourself a new bedside rug! Borrowed from a farmhouse in the eastern side of the Bunya Mountains...... (Thinks--- should the word be purloined?)
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Mike Pass 2 June 2009 18:46
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SONG

Quoting: Arthur Rowsell Unless I am very much mistaken, that is a view of Sheilas back garden...........
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Quoting: Mike Pass Unless I am very much mistaken, that is a view of Sheila's back garden...........   Was no H visiting
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Mike Pass 2 June 2009 19:51
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SONG

"Oooooohhhhhh!!!!!" said the crowd!
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Mike Pass 3 June 2009 20:34
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SONG

Waiting for the Centurion to turn up is like watching paint dry, porridge set or picking your nose with a penny banger. I can tell you the words he will use when he eventually rocks up here. I will not comma however comma as I have put them in a sealed envelope which will be opened following his first post on this  thread. Meanwhile. I will say again. Feel free to start off something of your own but keep it humorous and remember that there all kinds of humour. You could even try picking up the topic that I started at the beginning and was immediately ignored. There is an amusing irony in that though, I must admit. I hadnt realised that attachment was so small!!!! Last edited by Mike Pass
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Quoting: Mike Pass I hadn't  realised that attachment was so small!!!! Last edited by Mike Pass Alright Mike, Thats what mine Fuhrer said on our wedding night.
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Mike Pass 4 June 2009 19:34
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SONG

There are probably others who have received the following from Patrica Davies today. Indeed it may already be on site, but, I could not resist dropping it in here (huh?). This is the best laugh I have had for ages........................ Reactions The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats in Islamabad and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". Brits have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance". The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666. The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender". The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France s white flag factory, effectively paralysing the countrys military capability. Its not only the French who are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout loudly and excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing". Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides". The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose". Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels . The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish Navy. Americans meanwhile are carrying out pre-emptive strikes on all of their allies, just in case. New Zealand has also raised its security levels - from "baaa" to "BAAAA!". Due to continuing defence cutbacks (the airforce being a squadron of spotty teenagers flying paper aeroplanes and the navy some toy boats in the Prime Ministers bath), New Zealand only has one more level of escalation, which is "Shut, I hope Australia will come and rescue us". In the event of invasion, New Zealanders will be asked to gather together in a strategic defensive position, called "Bondi". Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "Shell be right, mate". Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!", "I think well need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled". There has not been a situation yet that has warranted the used of the final escalation level.
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Mike Pass 5 June 2009 19:45
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SONG

I do not know about you but I find this kind of hunter/gatherer activity fraught with a few minor concerns......................................
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Mike Pass 5 June 2009 19:47
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SONG

Now Ill try it with the attachment, bum bum!!!!
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Quoting: Mike Pass I do not know about you but I find this kind of hunter/gatherer activity fraught with a few 'minor' concerns...................................... Glad you enjoyed it Mike, I did too. Roly sent it, I didnt know if you already had it.He sends some great ones.
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Greetings gentlefolk, In spite of repeated efforts from the originator of this thread to convince you all that I am a:- Dilatory to the point of idleness. b:- Somehow connected with roadmending. c:- Lacking in prescience or, d:- Wayward. may I say that it is only the fact that his normal intake of chocolate has diminished because of the reduction in size of the various chocolate bars he names which is causing him withdrawal symptoms. These are manifest simply beause he is unable to face life serenely without his daily fix. The answer is comma however comma simply to buy an extra bar a day thereby making up the shortfall. This would immediately solve his problems and make him less inclined to be a ratty person. Also it might make his beard a little less grey. Terentius.
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Mike Pass 6 June 2009 10:28
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Quoting: Terry Carey  The answer is comma however comma simply to buy an extra bar a day thereby making up the shortfall.   Terentius. WRONG! and I will explain why later today as I am a bit busy a la moment!
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Mike Pass 6 June 2009 14:45
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SONG

Right! I am back. I was labouring under the obvious delusion Terrace, that I had at one time or another, explained my cocoa based issues. Would you give a coke addict half a pound of snow in the hope that he would make it go further?????? Get a life man!! In my chocolate fridge (yes I do have a fridge just for chocolate!) I am down to my last two Mars bars, one Chocolate Cream, one Turkish Delight, one Flake, one Double Decker, six Aero mousses and five Breakaway chocolate biscuits. This is a worryingly understock situation which Val will be remedying on Monday.
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Mike Pass 13 June 2009 15:25
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I woke this morning to a bright new day and the start of my 58th year on this planet. I lay in my scratcher and pondered some of the mysteries and complexities of life............. Things like, why is it that there is wet rain and dry rain? Why should it be that when you have a grade 1 haircut there is always one hair that makes an appearance days later, having hid during the chopping process? And (!) Why is it that a one time successful manager now finds himself facing election to stewardship of the Unite trade union???? It used to be that, every four years I seemed to undergo a metamorphosis of a kind that either, took me into a new career or industry, a new relationship or a new period of family turmoil and death. The four year cycle was never precise, it simply seemed to be that way. As it is, the last period has been a longer one. One of continual trials and tribulations, featuring four deaths and the births of eight (I think!) great grandchildren. Over the past week I have felt strangely different, as though a chapter has been completed, perhaps badly written and edited but, completed just the same. I have done and experienced many things in the past 57 years; been a Hippie in the sixties, potential novel material for John le Carre, a Radio and Disco DJ in Germany, a Musical all rounder over here. I have guested in high military circles and socialised with more than a few of the high flyers that one sees and hears of regularly today. I have but a few that I can call friend in this country but many in Europe and that satisfies me! I have been shot in the Middle East, questioned by the East German Security services and thrown out of the Berlin Oktober fest for being drunk on pink wine and availing many other revellers of my extreme technicolour yawn! After two marriages, two affairs and a fair number of foreign relationships, I have long since learned that all I ever wanted was a peaceful life. The only problem with that is..............I have never had the time for one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In retrospect, maybe this is not the closing of a chapter, but, indeed the second part of a trilogy, the last part of which should, hopefully see the hero walk into the setting sun. Somehow, methinks, it will more likely contain closure on some of my earlier dealings with the world.............
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Hard to follow. However M.P. Illuminating but not too far from my original character assessment which prompted me to follow you posts. In fact I became a stalker. When you first posted, or should I say, when the old Matelots had just about run out of their tales of years before the mast, and nights of revelry and debauchery in exotic places which I had collected and presented them with their tomes of same, I found a void. Then you declared your passion for literacy and I was hooked. Heres a chance to pick up where off left off from doing A levels at the age of,( well nearly as old as you are now !). I did quite well and then the kids started coming home more often and bringing with them others. As I remarked at the time "I said go forth and multiply, I didnt mean bring them all back with you". I diversify. One commentyour 4 yearly cycles are very similar to my own. I think that pattern may be due for a change. My crystal ball tells me that the next door you open (thats the way I play it, shut that one and open the next), will let in a breath of fresh air. One more pearl (not before swine I hope). Two affairs eh!. Was this accomplished without breaking the eleventh Commandment...you know...Thou shalt not be found out ? Thence I lift the tone of an inadequate response by offering up a little "pome", with wishes for a Birthday that you wish it to be. To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intellegent people, and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty. To find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better. whether by a healthy child,garden patch, or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Aye! Aye! Thats yer lot :
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Quoting: sheila ormiston Hard to follow. However M.P. Illuminating but not too far from my original character assessment which prompted me to follow you posts.  In fact I became a stalker.  When you first posted, or should I say, when the old Matelots had just about run out of their tales of years before the mast, and nights of revelry and debauchery in exotic places which I had collected and presented them with their tomes of same, I found a void. Then you declared your passion for literacy and I was hooked.  Here's a chance to pick up where off left off from doing A levels at the age of,( well nearly as old as you are now !).  I did quite well and then the kids started coming home more often and bringing with them others.  As I remarked at the time "I said go forth and multiply, I didn't mean bring them all back with you". I diversify.  One commentyour 4 yearly cycles are very similar to my own.  I think that pattern may be due for a change.  My crystal ball tells me that the next door you open (that's the way I play it, shut that one and open the next), will let in a breath of fresh air. One more pearl (not before swine I hope).  Two affairs eh!.  Was this accomplished without breaking the eleventh Commandment...you know...Thou shalt not be found out ? Thence I lift the tone of an inadequate response by offering up a little "pome", with wishes for a Birthday that you wish it to be.                 To laugh often and much.                 To win the respect of intellegent people,                     and the affection of children.                To earn the appreciation of honest critics                  and endure the betrayal of false friends.                   To appreciate beauty.                   To find the best in others.                   To leave the world a bit better.                 whether by a healthy child,garden patch,                  or a redeemed social condition.                   To know even one life has                 breathed easier because you have lived.                         This is to have succeeded.                             Aye! Aye! That's yer lot : OOPS! Forgot the prezzie.
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Quoting: Mike Pass I woke this morning to a bright new day and the start of my 58th year on this planet. I lay in my scratcher and pondered some of the mysteries and complexities of life.............       Things like, why is it that there is wet rain and 'dry' rain? Why should it be that when you have a grade 1 haircut there is always one hair that makes an appearance days later, having hid during the chopping process? And (!) Why is it that a one time successful manager now finds himself facing election to stewardship of the Unite trade union???? It used to be that, every four years I seemed to undergo a metamorphosis of a kind that either, took me into a new career or industry, a new relationship or a new period of family turmoil and death. The four year cycle was never precise, it simply seemed to be that way. As it is, the last period has been a longer one. One of continual trials and tribulations, featuring four deaths and the births of eight (I think!) great grandchildren. Over the past week I have felt strangely different, as though a chapter has been completed, perhaps badly 'written and edited' but, completed just the same. I have done and experienced many things in the past 57 years; been a Hippie in the sixties, potential novel material for John le Carre, a Radio and Disco DJ in Germany, a Musical 'all rounder' over here. I have 'guested' in high military circles and socialised with more than a few of the high flyers that one sees and hears of regularly today. I have but a few that I can call 'friend' in this country but many in Europe and that satisfies me! I have been shot in the Middle East, 'questioned' by the East German Security services and thrown out of the Berlin Oktober fest for being drunk on pink wine and availing many other revellers of my extreme technicolour yawn! After two marriages, two affairs and a fair number of foreign relationships, I have long since learned that all I ever wanted was a peaceful life. The only problem with that is..............I have never had the time for one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In retrospect, maybe this is not the closing of a chapter, but, indeed the second part of a trilogy, the last part of which should, hopefully see the hero walk into the setting sun. Somehow, methinks, it will more likely contain closure on some of my earlier dealings with the world............. Alright Mike, Yeh, but apart from that what have you ever done?
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Quoting: John (scouse) Hirons Alright Mike, Yeh, but apart from that what have you ever done? .......roads, aqueducts, viniculture, education...zzzz!
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John (Scouse) Hirons 13 June 2009 18:13
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Quoting: Mike Pass .......roads, aqueducts, viniculture, education...zzzz! Alright Mike, Oh, in that case you can have your One year older prize.
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Mike Pass 13 June 2009 18:22
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Quoting: John (scouse) Hirons Alright Mike, Oh, in that case you can have your 'One year older prize'. Oh no!!!! Id rather face the Spanish Inquistion.
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Terry Carey 13 June 2009 18:41
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Well folks today is Mikes Heinz 57 moment. The thing to do is if anyone asks how old you are to say Ive just turned 75. That should make them gasp and say things like, Wow, you look amazing for your age. It doesnt work after a time though, in fact it only works with selected numbers. Its okay at 57 but try it twenty years before or when you get to your seventies. It either becomes fatuous or, depending on which age you are at, of no significant difference. Turning 77 for instance is utterly futile but its worth it at times if only for the look upon peoples faces. Anyway enough of this balderdash, Ive already sent you a chocolate cake via the wonders of cyber space and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed it. Im putting this on just so that everyone else knows I havent forgotten you. I tried God knows I tried!!!!!!! Seriously though - heres to you Mike Terry.
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Quoting: Terry Carey Well folks today is Mike's 'Heinz 57' moment.  The thing to do is if anyone asks how old you are to say 'I've just turned 75.'  That should make them gasp and say things like, 'Wow, you look amazing for your age.'  It doesn't work after a time though, in fact it only works with selected numbers.  It's okay at 57 but try it twenty years before or when you get to your seventies.   It either becomes fatuous or, depending on which age you are at, of no significant difference.  Turning 77 for instance is utterly futile but it's worth it at times if only for the look upon people's faces. Anyway enough of this balderdash, I've already sent you a chocolate cake via the wonders of cyber space and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed it.  I'm putting this on just so that everyone else knows I haven't forgotten you.   I tried God knows I tried!!!!!!! Seriously though - here's to you Mike Terry. OOOOOpppssss!!! Looks as if Ive added an extra year! You look soooo much younger from here. Have a nice one!
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Mike Pass 13 June 2009 21:09
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David I would not worry too much about the extra year. Who cares about one more when you are on the run down???!!!! I would just like to clear up one possible misconception comma however. The 'affairs' that I mentioned earlier were, of course conducted prior to meeting the current Mrs. P. As for looking younger from there. I will have you know that since having the Grade 1 last week, a body who I happen to know, hates my guts, said that I looked 10years younger!!!! There will be no living with me now!!!!!!!!!!!! Last edited by Mike Pass
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Roly01 13 June 2009 21:47
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Congratulations for lasting another birthday young fella. Hope you can climb over a few more hurdles before old age sets in. You keep going on the way you are, you will end up nearly as old as the Centurian that your always mumbling about. Sorry about the lack of a birthday present, but some rotten RAFFY type stole the Cadbury airoplane that I stole from somebody in your neck of the woods. Dont drink to much and I can find you a job as a public toilet cleaner if you want. Quarenteed to provide lots of stories for future books. Happy Birthday Sunshine
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Terry Carey 14 June 2009 14:20
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Some years ago I bought a video from a charity shop. The title of said video is Choppers - The early years. Now, I hope no one is getting too excited but its about helicopters with a dash of autogyros thrown in. There are also some weird and wonderful experiments with rotary winged aircraft which have never got beyond the experimental stage. I have persuaded a friend of mine to re-record this as a DVD so Roly, if you want a copy, send me a PM with your address and Ill send you one off. Mike let me know if youd like a copy and of course I already have your address. The most intersesting bit to me is a short piece of film showing Juan de la Cierva who was trying to perfect the autogyro in the early thirties - 1930s that is before Mike jumps in on the next bit. In 1935 I actually saw said foreign gentleman flying around over where I lived and am probably the last man alive who ever saw him doing that. Id say Im certainly the last Oldhamer to have seen him stooging around - Id be very surprised if there is anyone else who can say the same thing. Terry.
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Quoting: Terry Carey Some years ago I bought a video from a charity shop.  The title of said video is Choppers - The early years. Now, I hope no one is getting too excited but it's about helicopters with a dash of autogyros thrown in.  There are also some weird and wonderful experiments with rotary winged aircraft which have never got beyond the experimental stage. I have persuaded a friend of mine to re-record this as a DVD so Roly, if you want a copy, send me a PM with your address and I'll send you one off. Mike let me know if you'd like a copy and of course I already have your address. The most intersesting bit to me is a short piece of film showing Juan de la Cierva who was trying to perfect the autogyro in the early thirties - 1930s that is before Mike jumps in on the next bit. In 1935 I actually saw said foreign gentleman flying around over where I lived and am probably the last man alive who ever saw him doing that.  I'd say I'm certainly the last Oldhamer to have seen him stooging around - I'd be very surprised if there is anyone else who can say the same thing. I too had the experience of seeing autogyros TERANCE. I also saw the "spying", low flying air ship crossing over the Solent. After that well....... Sheila McKean. P.S. Just remembered that I was going impress P.M. with my news of the Spitfire that was recently sold. It was completed here and if he wants me to put down a fiver as a deposit, there are three more being finished. In for a penny in for a pound. Name to drop. I had a friend whose husband was at Cambridge with Mitchell. Sheila McKean. (Hes going to hate me now). Terry.
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Well I am safely returned from RAF Cosford following an excellent day out again! It is at this point and with the Centurion's offer of the DVD copy in mind that I have to confess to being somewhat insular with regard to my preferences in aircraft. Without any insult intended I have to say that I have no interest in heliocopeters, nor in jets (generally speaking). I live for prop driven a/cs and especially WWI and II varieties as you will see when I post today's show pictures (hopefully tomorrow). Thanks for the offer Terry but do not worry about me. Amazingly I managed to get from my parking slot on the airfield back to Bilston in 37 mins. This is staggering because one can usually spend 90 mins getting off the airfield alone. I never watch the last display though. It used to be the Reds but it was changed this year and they wound up with a YAK display team (don't even go there, Hirons and Richards!). The real end of show for me and most others was the Vulcan. It did not disappoint. Once it had made several passes and I was happy with my shots (remains to be seen!) I was in the motor and out of there faster than a rat up an aqueduct. As I say I will try and get them uploaded tomorrow, but, in the meantime here are some very pleasant gentlemen with whom I had the pleasure of speaking.................   Last edited by Mike Pass
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Terry Carey 16 June 2009 20:05
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Well, since I am now heading towards my own Heinz 57 moment I suppose I can view the pictures Mike is about to post and wallow in the past for I know I will be familiar with many of them. For clarification my personal H57 is not my age but my wedding anniversary and will occur on Friday 19th June, 2009. I hope to be alert enough to see it but it depends on the strength of the liquid refreshment. Also on the amount to be consumed. Terry.
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Mike Pass 16 June 2009 20:12
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They were posted last night. Shall I send you a compass or what ..................
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[QUOTE]Quoting: Mike Pass They were posted last night. Shall I send you a compass or what ..................
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Mike Pass 16 June 2009 20:19
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Whos he calling gentlemen??? Cheeky bl*ody sheep worrier..................
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Of interest to Mike P ??

Last Saturday a B25 came rattling over my house at around 1000 ft. I thought it was going to our local airport at Bay Bridge, Stevensville, but it just kept agoing. Unmistakable sound of those radials. I was working on pool so no camera handy, unfortunately, so no pic this time.
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Quoting: Terry Carey Well, since I am now heading towards my own Heinz 57 moment I suppose I can view the pictures Mike is about to post and wallow in the past for I know I will be familiar with many of them. For clarification my personal H57 is not my age but my wedding anniversary and will occur on Friday 19th June, 2009.  I hope to be alert enough to see it but it depends on the strength of the liquid refreshment.  Also on the amount to be consumed. Terry.   T.C. As I am at present spending my days travelling over to those God forsaken shores which face our own little God's Acres, I am going to wish you and the lovely Patricia a very Happy day.  I just wanted to be the first, for the first time. I would offer to have a drink as I have been told to-day that I can drink anything but petrol while undergoing my proceedure.  I ask my daughter at the end of each session "Is there a bolt in my neck?"  I am hoping still to meet you both again and welcome you at anytime.    Love to both.  Sheila. OOOOPS! Wrong day. Tomorrow 17th. Eake as read on Thursday. Last edited by sheila ormiston
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Quoting: sheila ormiston T.C. As I am at present spending my days travelling over to those God forsaken shores which face our own little God's Acres, I am going to wish you and the lovely Patricia a very Happy day.  I just wanted to be the first, for the first time. I would offer to have a drink as I have been told to-day that I can drink anything but petrol while undergoing my proceedure.  I ask my daughter at the end of each session "Is there a bolt in my neck?"  I am hoping still to meet you both again and welcome you at anytime.    Love to both.  Sheila. Well, if you can afford to drink petrol Sheila, can I suggest that the money you save whilst not being allowed to drink it, is wrapped around a half house brick and chucked in my direction...............
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Quoting: Ian Hatch I was working on pool so no camera handy, unfortunately, Poseur......................
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Quoting: Mike Pass Well, if you can afford to drink petrol Sheila, can I suggest that the money you save whilst not being allowed to drink it, is wrapped around a half house brick and chucked in my direction............... Might have known you would be around to witness my spelling mistake. EEEEK !
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Mike Pass 16 June 2009 20:57
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Witch speeling missteak???? Is this sum kaynd of IOW intellyjens test or wot????
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Thank ee kindly Sheila for your good wishes. Hate to spoil the moment but its Friday for the big day. Nice thought though!!!!! Terry.
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Terry Carey 17 June 2009 12:17
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Heres a lttile story which may amuse you all:- A couple of weeks ago Patricia and I decided to go for a Sunday morning constitutional. Across the road from us lives a young couple by the names of Paul and Emma who were in their front garden with their children Archie aged 5 and Evie aged 3. We began to chat to them and out of the blue Archie asked me if I had been a soldier. I said I had and he asked did we have tanks. It seems he has a thing about them and for a while he pumped me for information. I invited him over sometime to look at my books and photos but then he asked When you were a soldier did you swear? Paul looked a bit askance when I said that I did sometimes especially when Archie asked what the words were. I said we sometimes, when we were very upset would say things like dolly eck , Ecky thump and Crikey bobs. Then I said that when we used words like that then the sergeant would come across and smack our hands and tell us not to be naughty. Now you know something is coming when a little lad starts fidgeting about and has an impish look on his face. He looked a bit slyly at his dad and said, I know a swear word but Im not allowed to use it. Paul said, No, you mustnt use that word. Archie wriggled about and said But Daddy - they say it in church. The expression on Pauls face was priceless as he said, Yes. But when they say Jesus Christ theyre talking about him. Kind of makes your day. Terry.
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Before I get embroiled with the Conference this weekend, may I wish Terrace and his good lady the best wishes for their 57 Anniversary. May you have many more young fella and may the abuse continue to flow. Cheers to you both. (raising a glass of rum) Any excuse!
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Quoting: Arthur Rowsell [I] May you have many more young fella  I] Gordon Bennett!!!!!!   Last edited by Mike Pass
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