Friday, June 30, 2006
RADAR OGOPOGO HANNAH NEXEN KAYAK MADAM Wow PEEP ANNA RACECAR
LEVEL PIP ROTOR CIVIC
POP EYE NUN TOOT DETARTRATED REDIVIDER SOLUTOMAATTIMITTAAMOTULOS
Don't look below just yet.
Look closely at each word.
Give up - see answer below.
Answer: All are palindrome words.
Here's another - what is common about the following terminology?
Don't look below just yet.
Look closely at each term.
Give up - see answer below.
All are considered to be oxymorons!
Thanks Joan N.
Boeing Blended Wing 797 .. It's A Beauty
Look at this new aircraft...guess we are not going to be outdone by the French A380.
Boeing to take on Airbus with (1000 seat) giant 797 Blended Wing plane Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the Air travel industry for the next 100 years.
The radical Blended Wing design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Centre. The mammoth plane will have a wing span of 265 feet compared to the 747's 211 feet, and is designed to fit within the newly created terminals used for the 555 seat Airbus A380, which is 262 feet wide. The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked up 159 orders, but has not yet flown any passengers. Boeing decide to kill its 747X stretched super jumbo in 2003 after little interest was shown by airline companies, but has continued to develop the ultimate Airbus crusher 797 for years at its Phantom Works research facility in Long Beach, Calif.
The Airbus A380 has been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated $13 billion in development costs, which gives Boeing a huge advantage now that Airbus has committed to the older style tubular aircraft for decades to come. There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most important being the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an amazing 50%, with overall weight reduced by 25%, making it an estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making Airbus's $13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky.
High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft, It reduces turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which adds to efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000 passengers flying comfortably at mach .88 or 654 mph (+-1046km/h) cruising speed another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed A380's 570 mph (912 km/h) The exact date for introduction is unclear, yet the battle lines are clearly drawn in the high-stakes war for civilian air supremacy.
Thanks Bob V. H.
This one is good, I suspect he's walking on a piece of glass just under the water.
Thanks Win S.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
UPSTART YOUNG BUCK
Spring 1961 or 1962 one of the grade 1 or 2 classes had either a
temporary or stage teacher. This girl was about the closest copy of Marilyn
Monroe who was still alive back then. All the older boys would stand aside as she passed with their mouthes agape and drooling. Most of the male
teachers were also in awe (as I was later told). She was enough to drive them
to challenges or bets to get to date her.
A fine sunny Friday afternoon, the teacher (blonde bombshell) left the
school by the Fairfield door to get a bus home. Sitting there on
Fairfield was Sir Galahad (student/ Marston) with a borrowed Cadillac convertible car, which had been polished to a brilliant sheen. Marston was all spiffied
up, (probably some of our sample Brylcream). You could smell the after
shave lotion and deodorant from here. The fumes were dizzying. Well Marston
said sweet nothings to her, Oh my gosh - she slid right in next to him, jaws
dropped, off they went.
The next time we were at the smoking tree on Springfield for school,
Marston was holding audiences, signing autographs, and he was about 10 feet
tall, walking on the clouds. He was the cock of the walk. What was her name
Marston? At the 1988 school reunion, one of our glorious teachers
Mr.???? Baker our Literature instuctor, way back when, singled me out, as he
knew we were thicker than thieves back then.
Mr. Baker brought the topic about
the student teacher. He was still mumbling and tongue tied, smacking his
lips about her beauty, shuddering, almost having to knock his knees together
referring to her as "oh what a magnificent slab of beef".
Thanks Richard, that's Ok I'm still in the dog house for forgetting our 35th anniversary, I might as well go for broke now. Her name was Elaine MacKenzie and lived in TMR.
Thanks to Charlie Banning for letting me use his 1957 Cadilac Convertable whenever I wanted. He had the finest looking wife (Anita?) and had no need for the cruising wagon anymore.
I wonder if Elaine would go to jail for me today. Furlou waited 7 years for his teacher.
She was my brothers subsitute teacher if anyone cares. Those were the days.
Well what's next from the Park Hemingway writer?? I think the dates may be in question as I would have been a 19 year old 10th grade student. Hmmm that may be possible. That's may be why I,m so smart since I spent 2 years in each class to get it right.
Good bye folks I might not survive the next day or so...
There are two Quebecois hunters who have been lost in the woods for weeks and they're at death's door. As they stumble on, hoping for some form of salvation or something similar,they suddenly spot, through the brush, a peculiar looking tree off in the distance. As they get closer they can see that the tree is draped with rasher upon rasher of bacon. There's smoked bacon, crispy bacon, life giving juicy nearly- raw bacon, all sorts.
"Hey, Jacques" says the first hunter "Dat's a bacon tree!!!We're saved!!!""You're right, mon ami!" says Henri.So Jacques goes on ahead and runs up to the tree salivating at the prospect of food.But as he gets to within five feet of the tree, there's the sound of machine gun fire, and he is shot down in a hail of bullets.His friend quickly drops down on the forest floor and calls across to the wounded Jacques.
"Jacques!! Jacques!! Que ce qui se passe?"
With his dying breath Jacques calls out..."Ugh, run, mon ami, run!!
Dat's not a Bacon Tree!"
You're going to love this...
"Dat's......... a.... Ham bush!!
Merci / Thank you,
I lost a day by not posting on Thursday night, so I have been a day behind. I'll just skip Tuesday and we'll be back on schedule. Again thanks to everyone for the support of this site. I hope more GPKer's find things to share with us..
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
He didn't like the casserole
And he didn't like my cake.
He said my biscuits were too hard...
Not like his mother used to make.
I didn't perk the coffee right
He didn't like the stew,
I didn't mend his socks
The way his mother used to do.
I pondered for an answer
I was looking for a clue.
Then I turned around and smacked him...
Like his Mother used to do.
Thanks Bob H.
husband keeps staring at an old drunken lady swigging her gin as she sits
alone at a nearby table.
The wife asks, "Do you know her?"
"Yes," sighs the husband, "She's my ex-wife. She took to
drinking right after we divorced seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been
"My Godness!", says the wife, "Who would think a person could go
on celebrating that long?"
Thanks Richard W.
You'd think it would be the other way around...
You guys sure know how to make a person wish they had lived on Devonshire Rd. Seems like those of us who didn't missed out on a huge amount if hijinks.
Keep up the good work & keep the stories coming.
He has a way with words
Thanks Sandy R.
Here is a little brain teaser for you. There is something unusual about these words, see if you can figure it out. The answer is below...but don't peek until you've Given it a good shot!
OK, See If You Can Figure Out What These Words Have In Common........
Answer: In All Of The Words Listed, If You Take The First Letter, Place It At The End Of The Word, And Then Spell The Word Backwards, It Will Be The Same Word. Did You Figure It Out?
Thanks Win S.
Monday, June 26, 2006
NO FLY ZONE
SOME PEOPLE SEEMED TO GET UPSET OVER MERE NOTHINGS, FOR EXAMPLE PET PIGEONS.
GEORGE VINE HAD ABOUT 1 1/2 TO 2 DOZEN (MORE OR LESS) OF THESE PRETTY BIRDS.
ACCOMMODATIONS WERE IN AN ATTIC PENTHOUSE OF THE BACK SHED. THERE WERE ROOSTS FOR THE GENERAL POPULATION, A MATERNITY WARD FOR BROODY MOTHER PIGEONS, ALSO A STOL PORT (SHORT TAKE OFF & LANDING) WHICH WAS A HOLE
IN THE WALL WITH A FLAP. COMINGS & GOINGS WERE UNDER
THE FLIGHT CONTROLLER & MANAGER (GEORGE).
PROBABLY THE PROBLEMS COULD HAVE BEEN THE HEAVY FLAPPING ON ARRIVAL OR DEPARTURE, MAYBE THE LOUD COOINGS, OR PERHAPS THE COLOUR SCHEMES INFLICTED ON THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBOURS' BUILDINGS. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN PEACE & GOOD
TERMS WITH THE MILES, EVAS, AND DROUINS. AN EDICT WAS DECREED BY THE POWERS IN CHARGE, PET PIGEON ANNIHALATION.
THE THUMPING, PLUCKING AND CLEANING I DON'T REMEMBER, THE FINAL RINSESTANDS OUT THOUGH, TO DRIP DRY, THE FOUL WERE PINNED ON THE CLOTHES LINE TO
AIR DANGLE. GEORGE'S SISTER CAUGHT SIGHT OF THE PETS & FOUL DEED THAT HAD BEFALLEN THEM, EXTREME BLOOD CURDLING SHRIEKS BEGAN.THE PIGEONS CLIMBED THE SOCIAL LADDER, FROM LIVING OUT IN THE SHED TO THE HOUSE FRIDGE FREEZER. WHAT'S THE FANCY EATING RESTAURANT'S NAME FOR
PIGEON, SQUAB OR SOMETHING.
That's another adventure on Devonshire Rd. in the 60's
Really enjoyed your pictures from the fishing derby, hope you struck it rich.. Loved the shots of the turkey vultures, natures garburators. Thought you would like to know even when we don't have pictures to send in, we still enjoy reading what you and others put there.
We have been having unusual amounts of rain which has turned the country side green as Ireland. Here are a few pictures of what it is doing to our garden. The boulder I placed a few weeks ago is not surounded with flowers and looking good. Other parts are in full bloom and even the cactus has yellow and red bloomsWhat a canadian garden be without an " Inoopckuk" and we thought if we painted the bird houses bright enough, we may get birds. No takers so far, can't understand it with the price of real estate..maybe next year..
Have a great week
I'm learning to see the things that are not obvious....
I still remember your advice
I have attached Rosalyn's graduation picture and a prayer she wrote when she was in her mid teens.
Roz was a devoutly religious person raised by parents who were open minded and free of ethnic and religious prejudices. Our father was Catholic and our mother, while Presbiterian, she was a direct decendant of Huguenots.
Roz was baptized a Catholic, brought up in the French Presbiterian church in Verdun, returned to the Catholic church when she married Dave Snyder and then, at one point, decided to become a Pentacostal. She again returned to the Catholic church where, after Dave's death, she went to seminary school at McGill.
She devoted the latter part of her life to the Catholic Church, in particular St. Mary's in Greenfield Park.
Roz was multi-talented and excelled as a writer, orator and director of religious education for young children and adults alike.
A mass is scheduled for July 14th, 2006 the time is yet to be decided.
P.S. If the prayer is not legible.....
by Rosalyn Hawkins
Dear Father, shepherd of us all,
We thy sheep come at thy call,
Guide thy wandering flock
Lord, may thy lamb not
Bless us all Lord, Friend or Foe,
And may brotherhood of nations
grow and grow
Teach us thy sheep the
right from wrong,
That we too, someday may
join thy throng,
Of angels singing praise
To thee, Almighty God, above
May we offer our family condolences..
Marty & Louisa
Picture #687 ( Regent and Eva ).
This was the home of Brian Babb for much of the time I was at RGHS. It has had MAJOR renovations since back then.
Thanks Ralph B.
Brian moved to St. Lambert side of Victoria Ave near the A&P. I saw him a couple of times in the 80's. I wonder if anyone has any news of him????
We finished third with in the largest King Salmon contest and 8th overall for the tournament. Not bad for a bunch of old farts. I'll try not to spend it all in one place but it should buy a new toy...
Off to Illinois in the morning. It's about a 6 1/2 hour drive. So I'll be back at the RV park Monday night posting more GPK stuff I hope.
Today was miserable. It rained all morning. We fished about 20 miles south of Manistee near Sable Point Light House. there is a pic of the catch in the cooler.
Then a couple of pics coming back down the Manistee River to the weigh in. Along the shore I spotted some Turkey Buzzards.
And finally a pic of the catch after the weight in. We were in third place when we left the weigh in and we should know later tonight if we were in the money.
Thanks for all your patience and letting me have a little break doing what I like best other than annoying my wife..