Small Talk.


  • April 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    “Borschst”? Beet soup? Or am I missing something in the (mis)translation?

    Sometimes I wonder if English is even my first language.

    • April 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Code names, Woodie, code names!

    • April 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Just be glad you’re not having to bone up on your Arabic, BW.

  • April 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    The women of DD get points for wearing pointy boots……..and little else.
    And I know the female readers of DBD would say the same for the dudes.
    Equal play.

  • April 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Chris, glad to see that either your computer is back from repair, and in good order (no files lost)…..OR…’ve got a work-around. Either way, thank you.

    • April 9, 2017 at 2:10 am


  • April 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    CM, if you use the nasty scary black plastic heat ray guns that a friend of mine is concocting stories around, please just make sure yours don’t work, ’cause they’re made in North Korea. 🙂 We can all share technology!

    • April 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Hair dryer?

  • April 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    PP is back on the side bar, trying to save Roe. Tempted to click the link just to throw some free coin Chris’ way.

    • April 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm
      Chris Muir

      Yeah, I got no control of ads.It’s typical that opposing views will advertise on their ‘enemies’ sites, though I am pro-choice in certain cases.

    • April 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Pro-choice in all things. Another case of leftists twisting perfectly functional language to their own evil purposes.

      When they say it, what they mean is pro-murder. Not the same thing.

      • April 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm

        I choose to own guns!

      • April 8, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        Norm, I was so dazzled by the air show I mentioned below that I forgot all about the big gun show at the convention center and the BBQ fest at the fairgrounds, all three within a few miles of each other today in Lakeland, FL under clear sapphire skies and mid-70’s temps…a red-state, red-neck, deplorable trifecta; it don’t get no better than that!

      • April 9, 2017 at 2:13 am

        JTC, please don’t make me cry, I really have got to find a way to move back to Florida…

  • April 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Points for boots, yes. Points ON boots, even better.

    And maybe a Stetson. And a cowgirl holster.

    And that’s about it.

    • April 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      I can’t wear pointy toed cowgirl boots, they don’t fit. I do have a pair pf red and turqoise square toed mens cowboy boots in 9 1/2. I still need a thigh holster for my Beretta. Don’t need a Stetson, already have one.

      • April 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        Pic plz. 😉

  • April 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Square toe boots, I presume.

    • April 8, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      KP, see above. Pain is pleasure. Hurts so good. 😉

      • April 8, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        *looks at JT over glasses*
        You do know that costs extra 😉

  • April 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Sitting in the parking lot of Target waiting for my girl, right across the road is the big Sun n Fun fly-in…Over the last hour and a half I’ve been treated to five-across sky writers, stunt planes and an assortment of WWII birds making their parade pass…but none of that, none of it, compares to the Blue Angels display directly over my head right now…those four planes appear to be inches apart as they do their ballet across the sky, then turn straight up almost out of sight, and directly into a nosedive, flying as one.

    How the hell do they do that? Damn here they come again, nose to tail at rooftop level. Awesome!

    • April 8, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      The way they do it, Thunderbirds as well, is the same way musicians get into Carnegie Hall – practice, practice, practice.

      • April 9, 2017 at 9:35 am
        John D. Egbert

        Also, two clicks of nose-down trim really smooths out the formation work. ‘Course, the right arm gets sore until the constant pull on the stick becomes natural. Oh, BTW, the Blues pride themselves on maintaining 36″ separation between wingtip and canopy when in the diamond and delta formations.

        Their entire performance – from walk-down to shut-down — is choreographed to the split second and well worth a front row seat to watch.

    • April 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm


      Reminds me of the 1st ever Gary, Indiana air show.

      It wasn’t the biggest airshow but it took place over the south shore of Lake Michigan near the Indiana Dunes. The two really cool things about it for me were these:

      They had a P-51 Mustang do some aerobatics followed by an F-15 Eagle. When the F-15 was finished the P-51 came back and they did a few formation passes. The P-51 looked so small compared to the F-15 – I really wish I had had a camera with me to get some pictures.

      The show ended with a flyby of a B1 Lancer. Can you say Loud?

      L O U D !

      Car alarms for blocks went off as it flew out over the lake.

      It turned over the lake and came back to shore under burner but not quite Mach.

      Efffing LOUD!!!!!

      As it left the area alarms of all sort were going off for miles.

      Absolutely cool!

      The sound of freedom….

  • April 8, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Raptor and Lightning doing solo performances too. But this is reportedly the last performance of these amazing Hornets, and what a performance it is. Entertainment, awe-inspiring pride, and a glimpse of history, right here right now as the Angels play a game of head-on chicken right in front of me. Sigh.

    • April 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      I wonder how you could race for “Pinks” on one of the planes?

  • April 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    Doc Epador

    Blue Angels often touted as one of the USAFs greatest recruiting tools. I heard that one in the Thunderbird brief room at Nellis.

    • April 9, 2017 at 12:07 am

      My Brother-in Law (God Rest His Soul) was a Crew Chief for the Thunderbirds

  • April 9, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Yeah, ranch life isn’t quite this much fun normally.

  • April 9, 2017 at 7:25 am

    The three best things in life are:
    A good landing,
    A good orgasm, and
    A good bowel movement.
    The night aircraft carrier landing, is one of the few
    opportunities in life where you get to experience
    all three at the same time.
    “Ready room sign, USS Enterprise 1969, ‘Gulf of Tonkin’ “

    • April 9, 2017 at 9:39 am
      John D. Egbert

      As my father, a WWII fighter pilot would say: “Those Navy flyboys are okay as pilots, but – Oh My God, can they land!”

      • April 9, 2017 at 9:39 am
        John D. Egbert

        Make that USAAF fighter pilot. Dratted fumble fingers . . .

      • April 9, 2017 at 9:40 am
        John D. Egbert

        Need an edit function . . .

    • April 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

      My Dad was Wars Ops Officer for the CTF 77 staff…
      He got pulled out of the drink 3 times in one day and informed the Admiral that was enough of a swim for the week.

  • April 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I saw a Navy flier on tv one time who said he
    would try to explain what a night carrier landing
    was like so maybe a civilian could understand:
    ” put a postage stamp in the middle of your
    living room floor, turn off all the lights, put your
    hands behind your back, and dive onto the stamp
    and try to hit it with your tongue.”
    I know, silly.

    • April 9, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Sounds like bobbing for apples at the bottom of a bungee jump….



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