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Old 11th Nov 2003, 05:51
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Man Biscuit lyrics are nither boring nor pointless! A pencil with lead is not pointless either, I suppose.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 06:39
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 10:05
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How can a message about a ten-point buck be pointless? Boring? Yes.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 16:04
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It may be beside the point, but if the deer was inside the fence then it was not beyond the pale.

Very foggy this morning.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 16:32
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1) It is foggy this morning. Very Foggy.

2) I hate it when you're trying to give someone business...ie pay them...and they just don't return your calls. Tis the hight of arrogance and rudeness.

3) Women cheer me up more than most other things.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 17:18
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Why do kamikazee pilots wear crash helmets?
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 18:37
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Heard about the Irish Kamikaze pilot?

Just completed his tenth mission....
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 19:32
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I'm coming down with a cold.

Did I catch it from someone? or was it being out in a howling wind on Saturday evening?
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 19:49
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Bob Cripen & John Young were the command crew of the shuttles first flight. I missed all the Apollo stuff, so I thought, I'll never forget that!
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 19:59
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I have a cold at the moment - I must have spent too long running around in the fog on Friday

It's still foggy here and I got a parking ticket while I was out getting lunch. These two incidents are unrelated - it is not so foggy that I could not see the yellow lines - but they have both contributed to what is shaping up to be a bit of a rubbish day.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 20:16
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It was foggy in Venice on Sunday, but by mid-morning it had lifted and it turned into a beautiful sunny day.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 20:38
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Mmmmmmm

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Old 11th Nov 2003, 20:39
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Been off-line for a few days....

Now I need to catch-up another twenty-plenty pages.

Thought you should know................
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 21:00
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Even though there were only six manned lunar landings, there are seven Apollo lunar landers on the moon. Apollo X, as part of their mission, dropped their lunar lander to test seismic equipment that had already been set up on a previous mission. But you wouldn't remember that Buster.

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Old 11th Nov 2003, 21:05
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on 69 .... and other good things

My previous post was 69



Thought you should know that too.........


(Eat your heart out - t.d.)

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Old 11th Nov 2003, 21:16
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The Omega Speedmaster was awarded a snoopy award by the crew of Apollo 13, due to it's service and help in manually timing the boosters which brought them back to earth safely. It is the only such watch to have won such an award.

It is also the only watch approved by NASA for space flight. It was the first watch worn on the moon to (and to my knowledge the only one).



oh and if i've caught my cold from you Miss DESK, I'll be expecting a very big 'I'm Sorry' card from you on my desk in the morning
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 21:23
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What's a snoopy award? I have images of a presentation of a toy dog...
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 21:47
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G'afternoon to the gorgeous Miss DESK ,
[Fake New York Accent On] How you doin'
[Fake New York Accent Off]

And the quick answer is I'm not 100% certain, but in essence it's an award for outstanding service on space missions. Not sure who/what else has won the award. But the Omega watch did.

Apparantly one of it's plus points was the fact that it had an acrylic rather than crystal screen. In the zero pressure atmosphere of space the crystal screens of their competitors (Brietling...rolex etc) shattered or popped out, the acrylic one simply flexed but importantly, survived the ordeal.
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 21:58
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Thanks, although I only wanted to know about what the award was, not all the geeky info about why the watch won
Although, if this thread was only comprised of thngs people wanted to know it would not be pointless (although maybe still boring).

I am supposed to be in a meeting right now. Oh well, never mind - who needs a career anyway?
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Old 11th Nov 2003, 22:09
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One does not wish to appear pedantic here but it would be truer to say that six descent stages of the Lunar excursion module remain on the moon, for obvious reasons the ascent stages are not there,

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