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A Hero’s OOT

by coldwarrior ( 214 Comments › )
Filed under Cold War, History, OOT, Open thread at January 18th, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Quite the obit:

 

 

Lt-Col Willy McCracken

Lieutenant-Colonel Willy McCracken, who has died aged 62, commanded an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation (NGFO) party in the Falklands campaign and was awarded an MC

McCracken and his NGFO team were initially ordered to support the operation to recapture South Georgia, and on April 9 1982 flew to Ascension Island, where they joined Antrim and Plymouth. After a naval bombardment, the Argentine garrison at Grytviken surrendered without resistance.

A much bloodier experience came on May 4, when they were in the frigate Arrow and went alongside Sheffield to help take off survivors following an deadly Exocet missile attack. After rejoining the main Task Force, McCracken operated by helicopter from Invincible and conducted a series of naval gunfire support engagements by day and night. The four-man team was then deployed from Alacrity in a dinghy with a Special Boat Service team to establish a forward OP on Sussex Mountain, East Falkland.

They paddled the last 200 yards to avoid noise and prevent their propellers becoming entangled in kelp. It was pitch black, and even through their nightscopes they could see nothing. As they crept stealthily off the beach, by the light of the rising moon they spotted what looked like an enemy patrol.

They expected to be ashore for a fortnight, and the last thing they wanted was a firefight that would reveal their position. As they released their safety catches and picked their targets, the “patrol” was reinforced by 200 more penguins that came waddling over the skyline.

It took four nights to reach their OP, which overlooked the Darwin and Goose Green peninsula. They subsequently supported 2 Para during the attack on Goose Green.

On June 12 McCracken’s team was grouped with B Company 3 Para for the attack on Mount Longdon. A silent attack under cover of darkness was planned, but as they advanced up the feature an infantryman stepped on a mine and, as McCracken said later, “all hell broke loose”. He and his team came under heavy small-arms, mortar and artillery fire; but McCracken had registered all his targets and engaged the enemy positions with naval and artillery fire in close proximity to British troops.

On the night of June 14 they were grouped with 2 Para for the attack on Wireless Ridge. McCracken, deployed in an exposed position on Mount Longdon and under constant enemy mortar and artillery shelling, called down accurate naval fire on the enemy positions and played a notable part in the success of the attack.

The citation for the award to him of an MC stated that he was always in the thick of the fight and paid tribute to his courage and skill which “undoubtedly accounted for many enemy casualties and greatly assisted in minimising our own”.

William Andrew McCracken was born on June 21 1950 at Coleraine, Co Londonderry, and educated at Dungannon Grammar School. A fter attending Sandhurst he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1976.

Following a spell at the United States Military Academy West Point, he was posted to 47 Light Regiment RA, based in Colchester. A tour of duty in Belize was followed by a move to Belfast as assistant regimental intelligence officer.

Promoted to captain, he was posted to 29 Commando Regiment RA and, after rigorous training with 148 Meiktila Commando Forward Observation Battery at the Royal Marines base, Poole, he qualified as an NGF Observer. In early 1982, at the outset of the Falkland Islands campaign, he was recalled urgently from deployment in New Zealand.

After two years on the staff of HQ 5th Airborne Brigade, in 1986 he rejoined 29th Commando Regiment RA as a battery commander based in Arbroath with 45th Royal Marine Commando Condor Group. During the next two years he took his unit to Kenya, Canada, Norway, Gibraltar, Italy and the Falkland Islands.

Read the rest here

 

So, cheers! Willie! We’ll have one in your honour.

 

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214 Responses to “A Hero’s OOT”
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  1. rain of lead
    1 | January 18, 2013 11:06 pm

    here’s to him then


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | January 18, 2013 11:08 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    They expected to be ashore for a fortnight, and the last thing they wanted was a firefight that would reveal their position. As they released their safety catches and picked their targets, the “patrol” was reinforced by 200 more penguins that came waddling over the skyline.

    now that is funny.


  3. rain of lead
    3 | January 18, 2013 11:12 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ rain of lead:

    They expected to be ashore for a fortnight, and the last thing they wanted was a firefight that would reveal their position. As they released their safety catches and picked their targets, the “patrol” was reinforced by 200 more penguins that came waddling over the skyline.

    now that is funny.

    I don’t care who ya are!


  4. CynicalConservative
    4 | January 18, 2013 11:12 pm

    (pssssst… CW’s a thread tyrant… pass it on…)

    /galt


  5. rain of lead
    5 | January 18, 2013 11:14 pm

    in honor of the good LT COL I hoist a tall cold and yell

    “IT’S finally FRIDAY!!!!!”


  6. coldwarrior
    6 | January 18, 2013 11:14 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    (pssssst… CW’s a thread tyrant… pass it on…)
    /galt

    and i dont use caps either!

    :lol:


  7. rain of lead
    7 | January 18, 2013 11:15 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:

    well, he may be a tyrant…but he’s our tyrant


  8. CynicalConservative
    8 | January 18, 2013 11:17 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    :-)
    @ rain of lead:
    Yep.

    (next i post nightwish to annoy calo) ((note lack of caps))

    /galt


  9. coldwarrior
    9 | January 18, 2013 11:17 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ CynicalConservative:
    well, he may be a tyrant…but he’s our tyrant

    enlightened despot, thankyouverymuch!


  10. eaglesoars
    10 | January 18, 2013 11:18 pm

    Only 62?? Yowzer.

    was awarded an MC

    apologies for the ignorance, but what is an MC?


  11. song_and_dance_man
    11 | January 18, 2013 11:19 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I was thinking more emancipated blog guru.


  12. coldwarrior
    12 | January 18, 2013 11:19 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Only 62?? Yowzer.
    was awarded an MC
    apologies for the ignorance, but what is an MC?

    military cross


  13. CynicalConservative
    13 | January 18, 2013 11:20 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    How are IT related jobs in your general hood? Gotta get outta the PNW soon.

    /galt


  14. rain of lead
    14 | January 18, 2013 11:20 pm

    have a drink on me


  15. song_and_dance_man
    15 | January 18, 2013 11:20 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    It’s British. Really high award


  16. coldwarrior
    16 | January 18, 2013 11:21 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    How are IT related jobs in your general hood? Gotta get outta the PNW soon.
    /galt

    pgh is pretty good for it guys. my sil makes great coin at it.


  17. rain of lead
    17 | January 18, 2013 11:21 pm

    btw
    ya’ll remember when the feds raided Gibson Guitar and generally gave them a bunch of shit and cost them a shit-ton of money?
    heh
    I’ve got a bit of gossip


  18. coldwarrior
    18 | January 18, 2013 11:22 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    It’s British. Really high award

    one higher than one of my faves:

    ‘mentioned in dispatches’


  19. song_and_dance_man
    19 | January 18, 2013 11:23 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    I remember that. Gibson was charged with tasking its vendors to waste too much wood to get the best cuts for the fret boards.

    So what’s the 411?


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | January 18, 2013 11:23 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    btw
    ya’ll remember when the feds raided Gibson Guitar and generally gave them a bunch of shit and cost them a shit-ton of money?
    heh
    I’ve got a bit of gossip

    do go on…


  21. CynicalConservative
    21 | January 18, 2013 11:24 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Thanks. I’ve got the skills, just gotta find the right geo for us. Then again, may be time to abandon IT, most of it makes me want to hurl on a daily basis (at least in the public sphere).

    /galt


  22. song_and_dance_man
    22 | January 18, 2013 11:24 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    one higher than one of my faves:

    ‘mentioned in dispatches’

    And the one below that? Jolly Good, man!


  23. coldwarrior
    23 | January 18, 2013 11:25 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    one higher than one of my faves:
    ‘mentioned in dispatches’
    And the one below that? Jolly Good, man!

    well played, sir!

    :lol:


  24. rain of lead
    24 | January 18, 2013 11:26 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    British eh,
    don’t they keep a “stiff upper lip”


  25. Calo
    25 | January 18, 2013 11:27 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    @ rain of lead:
    Yep.

    (next i post nightwish to annoy calo) ((note lack of caps))

    /galt

    Bah, I’m always annoyed.

    And, MoeKatz, if you are about tonight, thank you for your wisdom last weekend.
    It’s still a work in process.


  26. rain of lead
    26 | January 18, 2013 11:28 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    @ coldwarrior:

    well…
    a customer of mine tonight just so happned to be one of the techs
    that works at gibsons guitar plant…..


  27. Moe Katz
    27 | January 18, 2013 11:29 pm

    @ Calo:
    Keep me posted. I’ve got this wonderful bread in the freezer, desperately want to send you a frozen loaf.


  28. coldwarrior
    28 | January 18, 2013 11:29 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    hardest workin band in rock and roll


  29. song_and_dance_man
    29 | January 18, 2013 11:29 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    British eh,
    don’t they keep a “stiff upper lip”

    I think that phrase was coined by English dentists.


  30. coldwarrior
    30 | January 18, 2013 11:29 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    @ coldwarrior:
    well…
    a customer of mine tonight just so happned to be one of the techs
    that works at gibsons guitar plant…..

    and…


  31. rain of lead
    31 | January 18, 2013 11:30 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    he was telling me, they managed to get most of the wood back that
    the feds seized in that BS raid..


  32. CynicalConservative
    32 | January 18, 2013 11:30 pm

    @ Calo:
    Interesting note, wife bought a Nightwish CD recently after I mentioned it to her, the CD set came with the regular CD and an instrumental version of the album. Amazing difference without the vocals, it may alter your opinion of their craft.

    On an unrelated note… shopping for 20 year “new” wedding set; so much for getting ahead….

    /galt


  33. Calo
    33 | January 18, 2013 11:31 pm

    @ Moe Katz:
    I had to go to Whole Foods and read labels.

    Do you know how tired my eyes are from doing that? :lol:


  34. Moe Katz
    34 | January 18, 2013 11:31 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    The Madagascar rosewood?


  35. rain of lead
    35 | January 18, 2013 11:32 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    that ARE going to make some guitars out of it….


  36. song_and_dance_man
    36 | January 18, 2013 11:32 pm

    The suspense is killing me. First rain of lead’s trickling and teasing and now Moe Katz with some ambiguous Ann Landers advice to Calo that has something to do with a frozen loaf.


  37. rain of lead
    37 | January 18, 2013 11:32 pm

    @ Moe Katz:

    yup


  38. coldwarrior
    38 | January 18, 2013 11:33 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    he was telling me, they managed to get most of the wood back that
    the feds seized in that BS raid..

    it was a shakedown.


  39. Moe Katz
    39 | January 18, 2013 11:33 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:
    I had to go to Whole Foods and read labels.
    Do you know how tired my eyes are from doing that?

    I can believe it. I hate to be anal and obsessive, but dark breads are often VERY glycemic, depending on ingredients and how they’re milled. GOOD LUCK!!!!!


  40. eaglesoars
    40 | January 18, 2013 11:33 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    Gibson was charged with tasking its vendors to waste too much wood to get the best cuts for the fret boards.

    No, they were charged with using contraband wood in violation of the Lacey act. Ebony from Madagascar. It was bullshit but Gibson settled. In return the gov’t dropped charges about wood from India.


  41. song_and_dance_man
    41 | January 18, 2013 11:33 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    I bet they won the case it was not their fault that too many trees were felled to satisfy the demand.


  42. rain of lead
    42 | January 18, 2013 11:34 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    in as big a FUCK YOU as they can do, they are going to call it..


  43. Calo
    43 | January 18, 2013 11:34 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:
    Really, I don’t despise them.
    I’m just tweaking someone else who likes to post their songs.

    A new wedding set of what, rings?
    What is wrong with the old ones?


  44. Moe Katz
    44 | January 18, 2013 11:34 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    The suspense is killing me. First rain of lead’s trickling and teasing and now Moe Katz with some ambiguous Ann Landers advice to Calo that has something to do with a frozen loaf.

    Glycemic Index talk.


  45. Calo
    45 | January 18, 2013 11:35 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    Don’t underestimate Moe.
    His resume is very impressive.


  46. The Osprey
    46 | January 18, 2013 11:36 pm

    Here’s to ye, Willie Mccracken.


  47. rain of lead
    47 | January 18, 2013 11:36 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    the guy told me what design they were gonna go with, what style…
    but I can’t remember that, we were chatting about several things…


  48. Moe Katz
    48 | January 18, 2013 11:37 pm

    @ Calo:
    Durn, I was hoping to keep that a secret….


  49. song_and_dance_man
    49 | January 18, 2013 11:37 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Ah. I was under the impression it had to do with Gibson buying wood that came from batches that exceeded the allowed limit.


  50. eaglesoars
    50 | January 18, 2013 11:37 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Only 62?? Yowzer.
    was awarded an MC
    apologies for the ignorance, but what is an MC?

    military cross

    Thanks.rain of lead wrote:

    they managed to get most of the wood back that
    the feds seized in that BS raid..

    They head of Gibson is a consservative. It was a ‘punishment’ raid.


  51. rain of lead
    51 | January 18, 2013 11:39 pm

    @ rain of lead:

    but ANYWAY… this line will be called the GOVERNMENT MODEL

    I hope they sell all of them


  52. CynicalConservative
    52 | January 18, 2013 11:39 pm

    @ Calo:
    No worries, all in fun.

    Nothing wrong with the old rings, she just wants new ones, got a windfall so to speak so go for the wants vs. needs for once.

    /galt


  53. song_and_dance_man
    53 | January 18, 2013 11:39 pm

    Calo wrote:

    Don’t underestimate Moe.

    His gravatar can throw off even the best analysts.


  54. Moe Katz
    54 | January 18, 2013 11:40 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    song_and_dance_man wrote:
    Gibson was charged with tasking its vendors to waste too much wood to get the best cuts for the fret boards.
    No, they were charged with using contraband wood in violation of the Lacey act. Ebony from Madagascar. It was bullshit but Gibson settled. In return the gov’t dropped charges about wood from India.

    I wonder if the gov’t stored the wood appropriately for rare tonewoods,or if a lot of it will be ruined.


  55. lobo91
    55 | January 18, 2013 11:40 pm


  56. rain of lead
    56 | January 18, 2013 11:42 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    song_and_dance_man wrote:
    Gibson was charged with tasking its vendors to waste too much wood to get the best cuts for the fret boards.
    No, they were charged with using contraband wood in violation of the Lacey act. Ebony from Madagascar. It was bullshit but Gibson settled. In return the gov’t dropped charges about wood from India.

    I wonder if the gov’t stored the wood appropriately for rare tonewoods,or if a lot of it will be ruined.

    the tech was concerned about that exact same thing,


  57. CynicalConservative
    57 | January 18, 2013 11:42 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    but ANYWAY… this line will be called the GOVERNMENT MODEL
    I hope they sell all of them

    So can I get a matching Government Gibson / Government 1911?

    /galt


  58. rain of lead
    58 | January 18, 2013 11:43 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:

    now that… that would be one HELL of a combo


  59. eaglesoars
    59 | January 18, 2013 11:44 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Ah. I was under the impression it had to do with Gibson buying wood that came from batches that exceeded the allowed limit.

    The Lacey Act was amended on May 22, 2008, when the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 expanded its protection to a broader range of plants and plant products (Section 8204. Prevention of Illegal Logging Practices).[5]

    Note the date of the amendment. The fuckers needed a test case so they went after someone who wasn’t a big time donor


  60. The Osprey
    60 | January 18, 2013 11:45 pm

    Speaking of nice wood, I got “Miss Belgium” a new pair of “shoes”. :lol:

    Grips By Esmeralda -- Browning High Power


  61. CynicalConservative
    61 | January 18, 2013 11:45 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    thought you might like that one…

    /galt


  62. rain of lead
    62 | January 18, 2013 11:45 pm

    humpfff
    the young lady and the cat both left
    just cause I’m crankin the AC/DC
    no accounting for taste I guess


  63. CynicalConservative
    63 | January 18, 2013 11:46 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    Random addendum, picked up a WW1 1911 last week, 1917 by the serial.

    /galt


  64. song_and_dance_man
    64 | January 18, 2013 11:47 pm

    @ Moe Katz:
    @ rain of lead:

    I talked to a few guys in guitar shops about this; how it would effect the guitars. Gibson moved to composites for the fret boards and it doesn’t really hurt the sound. The Ebony or Rosewood is used for i’s durability more than for it tonal enhancements. The sound of a guitar and its quality is in the body.


  65. Moe Katz
    65 | January 18, 2013 11:47 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    humpfff
    the young lady and the cat both left
    just cause I’m crankin the AC/DC
    no accounting for taste I guess

    My wife always turns the TV up when I yodel a Jimmy Rodgers song. Some people just don’t appreciate good music….


  66. rain of lead
    66 | January 18, 2013 11:49 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:

    don’t go to new york you’ll be a gasp .. criminal


  67. The Osprey
    67 | January 18, 2013 11:49 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    but ANYWAY… this line will be called the GOVERNMENT MODEL
    I hope they sell all of them

    So can I get a matching Government Gibson / Government 1911?

    /galt

    Esmeralda does beautiful 1911 grips too.


  68. Moe Katz
    68 | January 18, 2013 11:49 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:
    @ rain of lead:
    I talked to a few guys in guitar shops about this; how it would effect the guitars. Gibson moved to composites for the fret boards and it doesn’t really hurt the sound. The Ebony or Rosewood is used for i’s durability more than for it tonal enhancements. The sound of a guitar and its quality is in the body.

    I think my solid body guitars with rosewood fingerboards are warmer sounding than the ones with maple. But maybe I’d flunk a blind listening test.


  69. CynicalConservative
    69 | January 18, 2013 11:50 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    With all due respect to our NY contingent, phuck NY.

    /galt


  70. song_and_dance_man
    70 | January 18, 2013 11:51 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    I miss my High Power. It came with nice walnut shoes with gold emblems on the heels. My X didn’t like guns so I sold it. Now I don’t have either.


  71. rain of lead
    71 | January 18, 2013 11:51 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:

    well maybe just the fucktards running things


  72. The Osprey
    72 | January 18, 2013 11:52 pm

    Speaking of AC/DC I found the most hilarious AC/DC parody ever.
    I’m going to send it to Bunk. It deserves it’s own OOT.


  73. CynicalConservative
    73 | January 18, 2013 11:52 pm

    @ rain of lead:
    Too true, too true.

    /galt


  74. eaglesoars
    74 | January 18, 2013 11:53 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    the young lady and the cat both left
    just cause I’m crankin the AC/DC
    no accounting for taste I guess

    Your CAT left you?

    Bastid.


  75. lobo91
    75 | January 18, 2013 11:53 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Speaking of AC/DC I found the most hilarious AC/DC parody ever.
    I’m going to send it to Bunk. It deserves it’s own OOT.

    “Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep”?


  76. rain of lead
    76 | January 18, 2013 11:55 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    rain of lead wrote:

    the young lady and the cat both left
    just cause I’m crankin the AC/DC
    no accounting for taste I guess

    Your CAT left you?

    Bastid.

    well he is a bastard but he only left the room (he’s back now btw)
    shithead is too lazy to go out and get a job


  77. Calo
    77 | January 18, 2013 11:56 pm

    @ lobo91:
    :lol:

    Now, that would be funny to see a Bunk OOT musing on that song.


  78. The Osprey
    78 | January 18, 2013 11:56 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    I miss my High Power. It came with nice walnut shoes with gold emblems on the heels. My X didn’t like guns so I sold it. Now I don’t have either.

    Have your local FFL order you a nice Israeli surplus one from Golden Tiger Imports.
    Okay, so they aren’t gloss blue, they’re parkerized and have been knocked around a bit but they’ve got character.


  79. rain of lead
    79 | January 18, 2013 11:57 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    The Osprey wrote:

    Speaking of AC/DC I found the most hilarious AC/DC parody ever.
    I’m going to send it to Bunk. It deserves it’s own OOT.

    “Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep”?

    shhhh, don’t be tellin the family secrets on the muzzies now


  80. song_and_dance_man
    80 | January 18, 2013 11:58 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    I think my solid body guitars with rosewood fingerboards are warmer sounding than the ones with maple. But maybe I’d flunk a blind listening test.

    None of my guitars have maple boards. They are all rosewood. As you can deduce I have no Fenders. My S470 does a nice job of mimicking that sound.

    My fav is a vintage Ovation Legend circa late 70′s.


  81. lobo91
    81 | January 18, 2013 11:59 pm


  82. Moe Katz
    82 | January 19, 2013 12:00 am

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    My fav is a vintage Ovation Legend circa late 70′s.

    Nice.
    We need guitar threads, the gun threads bore me to death. Archtop tailpiece designs and other arcana….


  83. The Osprey
    83 | January 19, 2013 12:01 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    The Osprey wrote:

    Speaking of AC/DC I found the most hilarious AC/DC parody ever.
    I’m going to send it to Bunk. It deserves it’s own OOT.

    “Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep”?

    Yes!


  84. lobo91
    84 | January 19, 2013 12:01 am

    @ Calo:

    Leia says “These sheep were made for herding”


  85. rain of lead
    85 | January 19, 2013 12:02 am

    @ lobo91:

    *blink**blink*
    bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    gahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
    ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    that is awesome
    and wrong
    really really wrong


  86. 86 | January 19, 2013 12:02 am

    Well Hidy-Ho all! I am back from the Twitter wars, where I somehow ended up snarking with an Obamabot that was all about “you will learn to like Background Checks, and you deserve them.” I told her cool, now could she redo her tweet in a German accent?

    Things only got worse from there. She didn’t take too kindly to my inquiry if her ass was the size of Idaho, since she was pulling so much garbage info out of it.

    No karma star for me today.


  87. The Osprey
    87 | January 19, 2013 12:03 am

    @ lobo91:

    Ha! “Ewe” beat me to it. Baaaaaaaaaaad! :twisted:


  88. rain of lead
    88 | January 19, 2013 12:04 am

    hayseed dixie

    highway to hell


  89. Calo
    89 | January 19, 2013 12:04 am

    @ lobo91:
    Calo’s wolfdog says “these sheep were made for snacks”.


  90. song_and_dance_man
    90 | January 19, 2013 12:04 am

    @ lobo91:
    That’s been around for years now.


  91. Calo
    91 | January 19, 2013 12:05 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    I actually suck at twitter wars.
    It’s not in my DNA.

    I will live vicariously through you, CG and cheer you on!


  92. lobo91
    92 | January 19, 2013 12:06 am

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    That’s been around for years now.

    Yes, it has.

    Still funny, though.


  93. rain of lead
    93 | January 19, 2013 12:06 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    hey CG
    hands her the drink of her choice since this is a get really drunk thread
    (well for me anyway, been a loooong week)


  94. eaglesoars
    94 | January 19, 2013 12:07 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    No karma star for me today.

    I’m gonna set up a twitter account just so I can follow you


  95. eaglesoars
    95 | January 19, 2013 12:08 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I’m gonna set up a twitter account just so I can follow you

    Um, how do I do that?


  96. Calo
    96 | January 19, 2013 12:09 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Someone tweeted me a pic of an empty 1.5 liter bottle of Merlot in their freezer tonight they polished off.

    Oh yeah, funny, drunk boys abound tonight on the web.


  97. lobo91
    97 | January 19, 2013 12:10 am


  98. song_and_dance_man
    98 | January 19, 2013 12:10 am

    @ rain of lead:
    I have been looking for years now for a version of Talking Heads Psycho Killer that was done in old school country style. The only time I heard it was on a biking trip to Utah. It was freakin hilarious.


  99. Mongoose
    99 | January 19, 2013 12:11 am

    I wish I could borrow someones angel for a few weeks so I could teach her to drive…


  100. rain of lead
    100 | January 19, 2013 12:11 am

    this song goes out to
    Obama who does seem to have some big balls
    to Lance who only has one ball
    and to Bohnehr who seems to have no balls at all


  101. Calo
    101 | January 19, 2013 12:12 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Lord have mercy on your old self, eaglesoars.

    https://twitter.com/signup


  102. song_and_dance_man
    102 | January 19, 2013 12:12 am

    Moe Katz wrote:

    We need guitar threads

    I suggested that a while back. Not exclusively guitars but music in general. A weekly feature. That and a weekly food thread, like the ones bar used to post.


  103. 103 | January 19, 2013 12:13 am

    @ Calo:

    I don’t usually either, as everyone here can attest -- I ignore the trolls -- but hell, when you’re confronted with that much stupid begging for a smackdown, ah me.


  104. song_and_dance_man
    104 | January 19, 2013 12:15 am

    @ rain of lead:
    That makes me want to


  105. Calo
    105 | January 19, 2013 12:15 am

    @ Mongoose:
    And, there he is…
    My favorite Nightwish poster.

    Thank you, it’s been a while since I have heard that song.


  106. lobo91
    106 | January 19, 2013 12:15 am

    Three chords…100 million records…and a lot of makeup:


  107. Calo
    107 | January 19, 2013 12:17 am

    @ Mongoose:
    The spawnchild almost killed me three times over driving tonight.

    Gawd, the white hair might make a comeback before this is over with.


  108. Moe Katz
    108 | January 19, 2013 12:17 am

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    Also more evolution threads. It seems so long now.

    ///


  109. song_and_dance_man
    109 | January 19, 2013 12:18 am

    the bed is calling because I get up early.

    see you guys later


  110. Mongoose
    110 | January 19, 2013 12:18 am

    However, because of the evil influence of Macker the BRC is now awestruck by space dirigibles and heavyly made up hot chicks with funny accents…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zif_-IeWhOs


  111. eaglesoars
    111 | January 19, 2013 12:18 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    Lord have mercy on your old self, eaglesoars.

    https://twitter.com/signup

    thanks calo -- I’ll try it tomorrow -- Molly the Beagle is vomiting blood again -- gotta go


  112. Mongoose
    112 | January 19, 2013 12:18 am


  113. Moe Katz
    113 | January 19, 2013 12:19 am

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    Night SDM.


  114. 114 | January 19, 2013 12:20 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    http://www.twitter.com and then follow the bouncing avatars, I guess. And thank you!

    @ rain of lead:

    Thank you! An amusing 2007 Kanwood Vineyards Merlot. One benefit of living 30 miles from Napa Valley is scoring the serious good wines.

    I’m watching a mini-”Moonshiners” marathon. Okay, no one loves her tar-heel NASCAR-loving redneck countrymen more than I, but guys, whyu are you allowing your faces to be shown as you engage in a completely ILLEGAL activity?


  115. Calo
    115 | January 19, 2013 12:21 am

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    Nite SADM, sleep well, toes up.

    And watch out for my Grandma’s nachos in your dreams tonight.


  116. lobo91
    116 | January 19, 2013 12:22 am

    I’m out, too.

    Class in the morning.


  117. 117 | January 19, 2013 12:22 am

    @ Calo:

    Teaching the offspring to drive? Oh honey, you need this Merlot more than I do!


  118. AZfederalist
    118 | January 19, 2013 12:23 am

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    Moe Katz wrote:

    We need guitar threads

    I suggested that a while back. Not exclusively guitars but music in general. A weekly feature. That and a weekly food thread, like the ones bar used to post.

    Whatever happened to Philip Daniel? I always liked the music links he posted.


  119. Calo
    119 | January 19, 2013 12:23 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    A question for you CG… Do you chill your Merlot?

    I’m a bit perturbed at my friend who does.
    It seems wrong to me.

    Almost like making 3 enchiladas for dinner and calling it a Mexican feast.


  120. rain of lead
    120 | January 19, 2013 12:23 am

    wow
    on this date 31 years ago…in 1982… momcat and I went on our first date…to an AC/DC concert… in nashville… in a 1972 green Chevy Nova…it was snowing…. the roads were slick….had to to go back roads to get to her house…almost got stuck…


  121. 121 | January 19, 2013 12:30 am

    @ Calo:

    Actually, a sommalier I know suggested once that when the idea of red wine being served at room temperature, the average room temperature was about 60. So while I don’t exactly chill it, per se, I keep it in a cooler spot in the house. I never let it get COLD like with a white, though -- blasphemy!


  122. rain of lead
    122 | January 19, 2013 12:30 am

    @ Calo:

    I taught momcat how to drive a stick shift.
    do you have any parks in your area?
    those are good for practice, traffic makes newbes nervous(?)
    nervous drivers make scared teachers


  123. 123 | January 19, 2013 12:31 am

    @ Calo:

    And yes, I completely agree on the three enchiladas being a “feast” -- it’s the dollar menu at Taco Bell.


  124. Mongoose
    124 | January 19, 2013 12:31 am

    Hi Mr Katz.


  125. 125 | January 19, 2013 12:32 am

    Hold it…there’s an AMISH MAFIA????


  126. Moe Katz
    126 | January 19, 2013 12:34 am

    @ Mongoose:
    Well howdy!


  127. Mongoose
    127 | January 19, 2013 12:34 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    It is a $6.50 for a one and a half litre bottle!

    It is NOT wine. It is red liquid that is 12% proof and may contain a grape.

    What is the problem?


  128. 128 | January 19, 2013 12:35 am

    @ Moe Katz:

    Hey Moe!


  129. Moe Katz
    129 | January 19, 2013 12:35 am

    @ Mongoose:
    Until I read Calo’s message to you just now, I thought you were a woman.


  130. rain of lead
    130 | January 19, 2013 12:35 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    well yeah
    what goes “clop clop clop
    bang bang bang
    clop,clop,clop”

    Amish drive by


  131. Moe Katz
    131 | January 19, 2013 12:36 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    CG! Whereabouts in NC did you originally come from, I take it Piedmont or the mountains?


  132. AZfederalist
    132 | January 19, 2013 12:38 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    I’m watching a mini-”Moonshiners” marathon. Okay, no one loves her tar-heel NASCAR-loving redneck countrymen more than I, but guys, whyu are you allowing your faces to be shown as you engage in a completely ILLEGAL activity?

    I’m doing the Duck Dynasty mini-marathon. I’ve seen them before, but they are still funny. I don’t get the Moonshiners thing, it also seems like the producers are guilty of aiding and abetting. Also a little odd since you know the cameramen have to be somewhat obtrusive.


  133. Mongoose
    133 | January 19, 2013 12:40 am

    @ Moe Katz:

    No, I am not a woman. I am the person formally known as The Possum but as long as nobody knows that and it is a secret they let me post here.


  134. Moe Katz
    134 | January 19, 2013 12:42 am

    @ Mongoose:
    LOL! This place can get surreal at times….


  135. 135 | January 19, 2013 12:42 am

    @ Moe Katz:

    I’m originally from Goldsboro. If you ever hear me on the radio show, there’s still the trace of the Piedmont in the way I say certain words.


  136. AZfederalist
    136 | January 19, 2013 12:42 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Hold it…there’s an AMISH MAFIA????

    Yeah, I’ve never been able to go the distance to even finish one of the shows. Amish that drive cars and carry AR’s and black shotguns? Really?


  137. 137 | January 19, 2013 12:43 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    My in-laws were JUST LIKE the Robertson clan. Right down to the beards, the hunting and the main dishes from the swamp.


  138. Moe Katz
    138 | January 19, 2013 12:45 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    Ah, further east than I’d imagined, not so far from Raleigh. I’ll have to listen to the show to hear the accent … so many different accents in the Eastern Seabord/Appalachia region …


  139. 139 | January 19, 2013 12:45 am

    @ Mongoose:

    I was wondering where you’d gotten off to!


  140. Calo
    140 | January 19, 2013 12:45 am

    @ Mongoose:
    No, I always you were a boiler crew worker.

    I carry around this stupid coffee mug of those boys around work everyday.

    My idols, metaphorically speaking.


  141. Mongoose
    141 | January 19, 2013 12:46 am

    So,

    Classic Nightwish.

    The Possum of The Opera.


  142. 142 | January 19, 2013 12:46 am

    @ Moe Katz:

    My favorite of the Southern accents is that beautiful coastal drawl of Charleston.


  143. Mongoose
    143 | January 19, 2013 12:47 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    ISTE ring a bell?

    :)


  144. 144 | January 19, 2013 12:48 am

    @ Calo:

    I have one too!! When it arrived at the office, one of the lawyers asked me where I got the mug with four pictures of Phil Spector.


  145. Moe Katz
    145 | January 19, 2013 12:50 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:
    My favorite of the Southern accents is that beautiful coastal drawl of Charleston.

    Yes, that’s beautiful. Also the singer Fayssoux Starling from Spartanburg, SC sounds wonderful speaking.


  146. Calo
    146 | January 19, 2013 12:52 am

    @ Moe Katz:
    Moe, being that you are from Quebec, do you have a French accent or just a standard Canadian cadence?


  147. rain of lead
    147 | January 19, 2013 12:53 am

    some day, blog moc radio…
    my southern drawl will have them swooning in the aisles


  148. Calo
    148 | January 19, 2013 12:57 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Shuushhh!
    I already told you your voice is like butter.

    Now, I’m trying to hear the foreigner’s accents tonight.
    It’s like the foreign legion tonight on Blogmock if you listen closely enough.


  149. 149 | January 19, 2013 12:59 am

    @ rain of lead:

    I keep missing the last couple of shows. Maybe Rodan can be persuaded to schedule one for Monday night since most of us will be home.


  150. Moe Katz
    150 | January 19, 2013 12:59 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:
    Moe, being that you are from Quebec, do you have a French accent or just a standard Canadian cadence?

    I have a regular Canadian English accent, but there are very subtle hints of second or third generation Eastern European Jewish, as you find in NY Jews.


  151. 151 | January 19, 2013 1:01 am

    Oh my, but it’s 39 degrees here in Northern California -- and the Sierra Nevada foothills are 100 miles away -- time to turn in and try not to move in the bed when I finally settle in.

    Catch you all tomorrow. No work for a change (big case -- big OT) so time to play!!


  152. Moe Katz
    152 | January 19, 2013 1:02 am

    @ Calo:
    We say “Muntreal” instead of Montreal.


  153. rain of lead
    153 | January 19, 2013 1:02 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    I don’t think there has been a blogmoc show for weeks now


  154. Mongoose
    154 | January 19, 2013 1:03 am

    Yeah!

    Hot chicks!


  155. Moe Katz
    155 | January 19, 2013 1:03 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    Enjoy your well deserved break, and goodnight!


  156. AZfederalist
    156 | January 19, 2013 1:09 am

    Good night CG


  157. The Osprey
    157 | January 19, 2013 1:11 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:

    I’m originally from Goldsboro. If you ever hear me on the radio show, there’s still the trace of the Piedmont in the way I say certain words.

    I was born on the Carolina coast and spent most of my childhood there until I was 12. Hawaii, California and Arizona have diluted the accent somewhat but people still say when I’ve had a few that my Southern starts showing.


  158. Moe Katz
    158 | January 19, 2013 1:13 am

    @ The Osprey:
    Do you normally say “y’all”?


  159. Mongoose
    159 | January 19, 2013 1:15 am

    Aw shit…

    Tarja croaked.


  160. rain of lead
    160 | January 19, 2013 1:16 am

    Moe Katz wrote:

    @ The Osprey:
    Do you normally say “y’all”?

    yes, but then it’s followed by “watch this”


  161. The Osprey
    161 | January 19, 2013 1:17 am

    Moe Katz wrote:

    @ The Osprey:
    Do you normally say “y’all”?

    Yes, but under the pernicious influence of Yankees, I sometimes say “you guys”…I’ve been away from the South too long.

    Southerners find that very grating as Y’all is gender neutral, and they consider saying “you guys” to a mixed group of men and women as being insulting to the womenfolk.


  162. Moe Katz
    162 | January 19, 2013 1:17 am

    Well, I’m going to bid goodnight to all y’all. There’ll be snow shoveling and blowing awaiting me in the morning.


  163. whosoever
    163 | January 19, 2013 1:17 am

    A different kind of hero passed away today:


  164. whosoever
    164 | January 19, 2013 1:18 am

    Link


  165. Moe Katz
    165 | January 19, 2013 1:18 am

    @ The Osprey:
    I understand ‘y’all’ is spreading outside of the South. It’s useful and handy, really.


  166. rain of lead
    166 | January 19, 2013 1:20 am

    Night y’all


  167. Calo
    167 | January 19, 2013 1:26 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Night all y’all and thank you Mongoose, again.

    You made my night.


  168. AZfederalist
    168 | January 19, 2013 1:28 am

    Goodnight all; I’m out of here as well.


  169. 169 | January 19, 2013 1:30 am

    @ Mongoose:
    Heh. Nice to see you here again. I’ve been away on errands.


  170. 170 | January 19, 2013 1:42 am

    @ Moe Katz:
    Haven’t seen this many comments on the OOT in a while. Used to be the surreal didn’t kick in until after 120 or so, and I like this version better as long as you and Mongoose don’t read too much into it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV5LkBpiLh0


  171. 171 | January 19, 2013 1:46 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    There were giants in those days.


  172. 172 | January 19, 2013 2:58 am

    Stringed instrument thread? Interesting idea. One of my fellow old farts in the office brought in a local instrument the other day to show me. Vaguely guitar-shaped, but the body was smaller than a ukelele and had a rounded back. 5 doubled strings and a bizarre tuning. Traditionaly, the body was made with an armadillo shell, but his was all wood, and electric at that. From a maker in La Paz.

    I’m holding at 3 instruments, and have been for years. My 5-string, my mountain dulcimer and my bodhrain. Can’t play any of them hardly at all, but I am a sucker for them. Absolutely zero talent here.

    BTW, if you’re looking for a pro-quality 5-string and can’t quite pop for a pre-war Mastertone original, you need look no further than to the Commonwealth of Virginia, where you’ll find these bad boys…

    http://www.stellingbanjo.com/

    Okay, they’re sold world-wide. But they come from VA.


  173. 173 | January 19, 2013 3:46 am

    @ Mike C.:


  174. 174 | January 19, 2013 3:51 am

    @ Mike C.:


  175. ThreeHundred
    175 | January 19, 2013 4:09 am

    @ Mongoose:

    Too bad Possum was banned on the pretext that it might drive posters like Phillip Daniels away..sure, he posts so much lately (not)…at least Possum generated some debate.

    Seriously though, blogmoc has a poster problem..it’s a fine place for the usual barflies, but that limits it, and I find myself skimming over comments for anyone/anything different. I don’t know what the solution might be.


  176. 176 | January 19, 2013 4:24 am

    @ ThreeHundred:
    Possum was never banned from The Blogmocracy.


  177. ThreeHundred
    177 | January 19, 2013 4:30 am

    What was the circumstance if you dissagree, because that is how I remember it and commented at the time.


  178. Calo
    178 | January 19, 2013 4:31 am

    @ Bunk X:
    You must admit, Blogmoc has a poster problem, alienating a dissenting point of view some days.

    It seems rather obvious to us outsiders.


  179. ThreeHundred
    179 | January 19, 2013 4:32 am

    @ Calo:

    Thank you.


  180. Calo
    180 | January 19, 2013 4:34 am

    @ ThreeHundred:
    Bunk has had his issues here.


  181. ThreeHundred
    181 | January 19, 2013 4:37 am

    @ Calo:

    I remember the whole Possum thing, and voiced my contrary opinion. Debate, even if you dissagree vehemently, is a good thing for a blog.


  182. 182 | January 19, 2013 4:40 am

    @ ThreeHundred:
    It was ugly, but it was misinterpreted as well. No need to revisit the details.


  183. 183 | January 19, 2013 4:41 am

    @ Calo:
    True. Years ago.


  184. Calo
    184 | January 19, 2013 4:44 am

    @ ThreeHundred:
    I never looked back on that thread and who commented, I just can’t.


  185. ThreeHundred
    185 | January 19, 2013 4:45 am

    Not trying to start something, Bunk, but errors were made, and this blog is in stasis.


  186. 186 | January 19, 2013 4:46 am

    @ Calo:
    I haven’t been around Blogmock for a while, at least not in the threads, but I sensed that things had changed a bit. I didn’t wander off because of the blog or any peeps here.


  187. 187 | January 19, 2013 4:49 am

    @ ThreeHundred:
    Maybe you’re hinting at something I’m not aware of. I haven’t been following closely for several months now, just checking in occasionally.


  188. 188 | January 19, 2013 4:50 am

    Oh my! Look what time it is! I’ve got to get up in three hours. Gunnite.


  189. ThreeHundred
    189 | January 19, 2013 4:53 am

    fiddle away…and goodnight.


  190. 190 | January 19, 2013 5:22 am

    Okay, now I can see those videos -- crappy connection here this morning. I’ll have to check them out in a bit. Although I must say, I am not a big fan of “speed record” banjo playing, if that is what that is. I actually prefer the old clawhammer/frailing style, personally.

    Point The Second -- all blogs have a natural life cycle. They expand, contract, change, morph, vanish, whatever. The most boring thing on the internet (aside from cat pictures) is BlogWarz and purges.


  191. heysoos
    191 | January 19, 2013 5:51 am

    when you’re old and live alone, you can do whatever you want…it’s 3:45 mountain time and I’m cooking chili and have warm mesquite fire going…mighty quiet round here…life is good in NM


  192. 192 | January 19, 2013 6:04 am

    @ Carolina Girl:
    What is this Merlot shit? Some of my In-Laws came by and left me several Quart Mason-Dixon jars of clear liquid.

    BTW, you do not have an accent! :)


  193. 193 | January 19, 2013 6:05 am

    @ heysoos:
    HEH, I think we are the only ones here!


  194. heysoos
    194 | January 19, 2013 6:12 am

    sometimes my hours get inverted, maybe from my days as an RN…2 o’clock am?…no problem


  195. 195 | January 19, 2013 6:32 am

    No, I’m here. Been up 5 hours already, and now it’s time to go to the office.


  196. 196 | January 19, 2013 6:55 am

    @ The Osprey:

    16.2 TRILLION UPDINGS!


  197. 197 | January 19, 2013 7:06 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Okay, the first vid was pretty good. The second? Not so much.


  198. Speranza
    198 | January 19, 2013 7:51 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Well Hidy-Ho all! I am back from the Twitter wars, where I somehow ended up snarking with an Obamabot that was all about “you will learn to like Background Checks, and you deserve them.” I told her cool, now could she redo her tweet in a German accent?
    Things only got worse from there. She didn’t take too kindly to my inquiry if her ass was the size of Idaho, since she was pulling so much garbage info out of it.
    No karma star for me today.

    You really like twitter?


  199. Speranza
    199 | January 19, 2013 7:55 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    @ Calo:
    I taught momcat how to drive a stick shift.
    do you have any parks in your area?
    those are good for practice, traffic makes newbes nervous(?)
    nervous drivers make scared teachers

    The good thing about a stick shift is that few people know how to drive one so your chances of the car getting stolen are lessened.


  200. 200 | January 19, 2013 8:25 am

    @ Speranza:

    Even less chance if it’s also a cosmetically-challenged 96 Geo Metro…


  201. Speranza
    201 | January 19, 2013 8:25 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    I keep missing the last couple of shows. Maybe Rodan can be persuaded to schedule one for Monday night since most of us will be home.

    The football season will be over soon.


  202. Speranza
    202 | January 19, 2013 8:26 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Even less chance if it’s also a cosmetically-challenged 96 Geo Metro…

    Also few people will want to borrow your car if it is a stick shift.


  203. Guggi
    203 | January 19, 2013 8:31 am

    Since I was one of those who disagreed with “Possum” I can easily stop posting here so that “Possum” can come back.


  204. 204 | January 19, 2013 8:33 am

    @ Speranza:

    It’s the aforementioned Geo WITH a stick shift.

    After all, a Geo with an automatic would be hard-pressed to get out of it’s own way.

    @ Guggi:

    What is this, “Queen for a Day”?


  205. coldwarrior
    205 | January 19, 2013 9:27 am

    Moe Katz wrote:

    song_and_dance_man wrote:
    My fav is a vintage Ovation Legend circa late 70′s.
    Nice.
    We need guitar threads, the gun threads bore me to death. Archtop tailpiece designs and other arcana….

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    Moe Katz wrote:
    We need guitar threads
    I suggested that a while back. Not exclusively guitars but music in general. A weekly feature. That and a weekly food thread, like the ones bar used to post.

    then write some. i would be more than happy to post those up! the instruments fascinate me, i just have zero talent.


  206. Moe Katz
    206 | January 19, 2013 2:06 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Do you really think enough of us have that kind of knowledge? Someone here suggested music threads, with people posting Youtubage … maybe that could be combined with the technical discussion?

    Maybe you and I could have a private discussion at some point?


  207. coldwarrior
    207 | January 19, 2013 2:31 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Do you really think enough of us have that kind of knowledge? Someone here suggested music threads, with people posting Youtubage … maybe that could be combined with the technical discussion?
    Maybe you and I could have a private discussion at some point?

    yinz have more knowledge than me. i welcome any thread that is music in nature. it breaks up the endless drumbeat, as it were.

    email the blog and attn coldwarrior


  208. Moe Katz
    208 | January 19, 2013 2:55 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    heh


  209. Moe Katz
    209 | January 19, 2013 3:38 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I suggest getting a private e-mail address that doesn’t reveal your identity, if that is your concern. I will not use that blog address.


  210. Speranza
    210 | January 19, 2013 4:46 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Since I was one of those who disagreed with “Possum” I can easily stop posting here so that “Possum” can come back.

    You should not go anywhere.


  211. Calo
    211 | January 19, 2013 6:55 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Since I was one of those who disagreed with “Possum” I can easily stop posting here so that “Possum” can come back.

    Guggi, Possum isn’t coming back to post on this blog, no worries. He just checks in occasionally with some old timer OOT posters.

    I have always admired your talent for coming onto a foreign blog (foreign, for you) and debating your point of view eloquently and in English.

    And, the same goes for MoeKatz as well.

    I enjoy seeing non-Americans on this blog and posting their viewpoint, even if I disagree with some of their views expressed.


  212. 212 | January 19, 2013 7:21 pm

    @ Mike C.:
    That little soap opera ended years ago, many folks here misinterpreted what happened, and there’s no need to revisit it either.
    There’s a phrase I remember, something about letting bygones be something or other.


  213. 213 | January 19, 2013 7:29 pm

    @ Calo:
    I’m okay with the ferners, but all blogs need more animals.


  214. unclassifiable
    214 | January 19, 2013 7:47 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    1) Well now it depends whose buyin’ (the everybody’s in it issue)
    2) Now who the hell is really going to go up there and get them (the are you f*ckin’ crazy issue)

    The great thing is that I don’t need the captions.


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