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Parapunter
8th Jun 2008, 19:25
Jet Blast is a four year old child. It pleases itself, and yet there is summary justice dished out by daddy without explanation. Jetblast is also a fully grown manwoman. There is still an unseen parent calling the shots, but hey ho, that's life. It only thinks it's the boss.

Jetblast is charming, irascible, insufferable from time to time & has been known to throw it's toys out & demand WHY???

It's a sage, full of worldly & kind advice, the odd nudge & moral guidance aplenty. It's also petulant, extremely right wing, with a tinge of communism & a big dollop of liberalism. It usually comes good with a voice of reason, although this has been known to vacate the building on occasion.

By & large it obeys the law, but will take great delight imparting those tales of youthful exuberance when the rules were bent, nay fractured, but you know, it's what you did in the old days right?

It doesn't really love sport that much, although a part of it always has final score on & secretly thinks Ray Stubbs is sexy.

Cars in particular & machines in general are a real passion - except airyplanes. jetbalst is not really into airyplanes for some strange reason.

Houses it likes, but only because they usually have a shed out the back. Sheds have two purposes: making stuff & getting away from wimminfolk & nothing else. Jetblast is clear on this point.

Sex is a moot point. Jetblast is schizo on sex. Sometimes it brags, sometimes it laments. Mostly it wonders why it int getting more, something to do with sheds apparently.

Once in a while though, it celebrates a new arrival. Occasionally this may even be a baby. Mostly though, it's some poor soul looking for a safe harbour & f****g it up goodstyle. All are welcomed, though some, not for long.

Jetblast likes old. It likes old manners, old ways, the old days & old timers. Mostly it is old timers, so that explains that one.

It loves a good joke, though only on Fridays & then it usually tells bad ones. While we're on that subject, it does, like an old man, become prone to repetition, repetition. The prognosis for this is not good, inspite of the repeated prescription of the effective 'search' medicine.

Foreigners are ok, provided they'e not French, English or Americans. This can take a bit of working out, especially by the French, English & Americans.

It's very worried about the wars round the world, though hasn't come up with a single good idea for fixing things, although god knows it's had a punt.

The economy it likes to fret over too. See above.

If it's really worried about the big old world, it can often be found soothing itself by looking at others. This leads to much enlightenment & squeals of delight. After all, what's better than a looky in the telescope & then wondering if them Yankees really are fibbing about Roswell?

By and large it muddles along, it falls out with itself more than a schizophrenia ward on Derby day, but somehow wakes up every morning, checks the post, dusts itself off and starts all over again.

Blacksheep
8th Jun 2008, 19:34
Just a few observaations on this analysis:

1. We don't need aeroplane talk in JB 'cos those of us who work with them have usually had enough of them for the day by the time we log on. The rest of PPRuNe is available to those who insist on being aeronautical while off-duty.

2. Whirls, Juud and a couple of other wimminfolks are sheddies. Anyone can have a shed as long as they follow the shed protocols. (You don't even need an actual shed as long you have a designated area for storing the tools, conducting manufacturing operations and a place for the kettle.)

3. The French are not foreigners, nor are the Americans. Americans are cousins and the French are the French.

CityofFlight
8th Jun 2008, 19:34
Great post. Sums up the whole lot.

goudie
8th Jun 2008, 19:36
Excellent observations Para and yes, it was oh so much better in the good old days.

rab-k
8th Jun 2008, 20:11
Always a great place to hang out with a can of beer of an evening - especially if someone has a pop at us Jocks - any excuse to get the sleeves rolled up!

JB - God bless her, and all who sail in her! :ok:

Notso Fantastic
8th Jun 2008, 21:07
Still want AA back though.

S'land
8th Jun 2008, 21:15
So what you are really saying Parahunter is that Jet Blast is a point of sanity in an insane world.

Too true.

ShyTorque
8th Jun 2008, 22:08
Parapunter, you've got it just about right.

However, you forgot the fish puns. The life and sole of the party.

tinpis
8th Jun 2008, 22:24
Thank Cod, JB still floundering along

BlueDiamond
8th Jun 2008, 22:33
Excellent description, Para ... and you were right to leave out the fish puns, they have no plaice here.

Parapunter
8th Jun 2008, 22:39
No Carping here.

Shack37
9th Jun 2008, 04:08
"No carping here"

A touch of JB oldie dyslexia perhaps?

tinpis
9th Jun 2008, 04:36
JB serves its porpoise.

BombayDuck
9th Jun 2008, 05:31
Yeah tinnie, we can always make a pom fret here....

sprocket
9th Jun 2008, 06:38
After paras swell of enlightenment, you lot ought to have yer hands tide.

IFTB
9th Jun 2008, 07:57
Mr. Blacksheep
3. The French are not foreigners
The French are foreigners, and I blame them for it! :rolleyes:

BlueWolf
9th Jun 2008, 09:00
It's not really only four, is it? :confused: I may have missed a paragraph or two :uhoh:

PS: Must concur with IFTB re. The French.

Foreign as foreign gets. No question. One can't countenance the world without them, that would be ghastly, but there's no way I'd ever let them know that. ;)

And it is most certainly their fault. All of it.