yaknow? it's amazing how good of a voice ray stevens had, and to know that he coulda made it big time singing serious songs.....yet......he chose to have fun, and sing stupid shit. :D and by stupid shit, I mean comedy.
yes, it was. it was designed by Northrop as a night interceptor.
Does anybody know what special feature Nazi night fighters had for shooting down bombers ?
didn't the me-110 have upward firing guns? to allow the pilot to come up underneath the lancs?
Kinda reminds me of a F7F Tigercat.
the Tigercat was a conventional twin engine. the black widow was a twin boom twin engine night fighter. I think it came into service in the very end of ww2. thing was a monster though. I think it had 4 20mm hispanos, and 4 .50 cals.
also....here's the link to the one at reading...…
Some of them were. Most had that sex black poly with big red indicators. They ran them at night. Musta had dar or been linked to the F-3. F-3??
the night fighter was the p-61 black widow I think? supposedly one almost done restoration at reading airport......
A local flight museum offers rides in a few different aircraft and a few caught my eye. The Mustang, UH-1H, and the B-25H Mitchel.
The B-25H costs $400 per person with a 4 person minimum. (doubt I'll be doing that one either)
Thankfully the UH-1H ride is much cheaper @ $90.
I may do this since I have always had a thing for that helicopter... the looks, the sound. I've always wanted to ride in one.
They are having a Warbirds thing this weekend, may have to drag the old lady over there tomorrow.
fucking a straight I would. or.....i'd go to florida on Kissimmee/gateway airport, and pay a couple grand more to FLY a pony for an hour. :D
first off...….IT WAS NOT YOU. shit happens.
secondly....your friend that ditched ya? I know it hurts. I've been there, although for different reasons. but.....fuck him. he was never a true friend if he acted this way to you when he found out. bear in mind, this comes from a person that's never had a ton of friends....I can count my true friends on one hand. if I cut off a couple fingers I still can.
regarding your dad......I honestly don't know what to suggest. I never knew my pop, so I've got no way to relate to what's happening with you n him.
when I've had boss's treat me as you describe how you were...….once was when I was a short order cook working for greeks. one of them went off on my in the prep kitchen. I handed it right back to him 10 fold. after that, I was treated like family. had it happen once early in my career fixing cars....on that one, I handed it back to them, then left the cars I was working on all taken apart, cleaned my tools, locked my box, and walked. when I came back with my trailer to take my box, boss called me in the office. apologized, blablabla, and it never happened again.
I think though(and I know it's easy for me to say from pfrnj), don't harp on these things, and don't stay mad. that's how you wake up in the ER. none of us here wants to see that.
when they act the fool, just step back, realize that you are you, they are them, and they're not nearly as cool as you...….then let it go.
sorry for the long lecture man.
also.....I am very sorry to hear of your personal problems.....but they made the choice. it's their loss, not yours. you are you. if they don't like you or can't accept you, then fuck them. you've got family here on the interwbe too.
I'm lashing out and talking some things out on you guys because of some personal problems. I'm not saying any of this to get sympathy, or to make excuses. I just want to explain myself as best I can. I'm not even sure if I know all of the reasons myself, but here's what I feel. Notice I said feel. I'm not blaming anyone and I'm not saying that I'm innocent in any of it.
What I feel is that people who should have loved me and tolerated me, didn't. My dad, three of my best friends. I feel unappreciated and unloved.
So after years of this, I put my hands up and in my mind I said "fuck you, then" to them. I said fuck you to anyone who I feel doesn't appreciate me, but it hurts.
I don't like being mistreated and I don't like mistreating people. I don't like being petty or vindictive.
I'm almost hypersensitive to any hint of someone "wronging" me now. I will disown anyone at the drop of a hat right now, but I don;t want to do that. I feel like I want to burn bridges to get back at those people in my life that didn't stand by me. What I mean by that is that I see their faces on other people and I take shit out on them. I overreact.
I need people so give me a break here. If I ask something, I wish you would listen to what I'm asking and take me seriously. Or maybe just go easy on me.
If I ask you to take down an avatar, don't make me take it down. Just small things. Like my thread. I needed and wanted to just have that for myself. I know it's stupid, but it was like my motivation for the day. I know I didn't tell anyone directly, but I wanted that for me.
I also can't take these petty conflicts. I hate conflict and I hate the energy from seeing it.
I just want peace and some respect.
That's all I know how to say. I'm tired and going to bed for awhile.
i'm gonna sound like a dick....and I don't want to....and I truly hope you don't take it personally, as I don't mean it that way...but it's the medications you have to take. I've seen it before in friends and acquaintances that've gone through what you have.
too many witnesses
do like everyone else and go around their slow asses.
the bigger question is whose palm was getting greased? that he decided to stop greasing to warrant the anonymous tip?
know why they won't say how he was selling? 'cause he was more than likely selling perfectly legally.
Peepee.. I think it relevant to point out that gun accidents have gone down every year since the 1950's.. that an accident at a shooting range is less likely than an accident at a golf course.
A lot more people kill folks.. often entire families with their cars. I just think you are not being fair here. I see no difference in killing someone no matter the tool. I believe tho that I would have more trouble dealing with killing people in my car because I was not paying attention than killing some scum bag trying to rob my home and intending harm to me or mine.
Explain to me how that does not make sense?
As I said before.. you are getting a free ride cause their are sheepdogs out their to protect your woolly ass... No offense.. not everyone is a sheepdog.. but you got to realize that wolves don't fear you.. they fear us. And putting their pelt on the barn door? It don't bother me one little bit.
define accidents? I don't personally believe there is such a thing as an accidental discharge. it is a negligent discharge. guns don't go bang by themselves. I know you know this better than probably all of the rest of us here....but I felt I hadda say it.
I don't know about dropping down to a 750CFM Carb on a 454 cubic inch motor? I have a good 750 on my 383, but in my mind it'll choke down a 454? The tree is a four light at that track and you're right I'm rusty and need to work on that light and stage correctly.
you could be right. i'm trying like a bastard to remember what we had ont he camaro. that engine was built for the car before I went to work for that shop. he'd said it was a truck block with truck heads, and (his words) the biggest fucking cam I could fit without modifying the pistons. I ripped the heads off and ported and smoothed them out a bit. it was a holly we had on there. I can't remember though if it was a 1050 dominator or and 850.
my best et in that puppy was a [email protected] we usually ran in the 10's. we never really tried for the 9's 'cause I didn't want to get my license, and the shop owners wife wouldn't let him drive the car.
for staging, my preference was always to just barely light the stage light. stay as shallow as I could. 4 lights I think is a .4 tree. should still be just about the same though.....flicker of yellow, and you're gone. you'll either go red or you'll tree every sunofabitch that lines up next to ya.
annnd me jumping the gun a little.