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Debate and/or Discourse: AWESOME POST in "Flappy Paddle is the one true shifter. [Car] Thread.&

FiziksFiziks Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in [2008-2012] Awesome Posts?
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This story is cooler than all of Top Gun.
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Posted by: Thomamelas
Original Content:
If you ever go to DC, the Air and Space Museum has a hangar out by Dulles where they have a SR-71 among other lesser planes they can't fit into their main building. Its so pretty I wanted to touch it so bad. Never really appreciated how big it was.

Edwards AFB to Dulles in 64 min 20s. I hope we have some other even crazier secret planes, otherwise its another moon landing thing in my view. We reached so far, and then pulled back.
The problem is we don't really need the planes any more. Satellites can see more, and quicker, without exposing pilots to harm or capture. Now, if China's anti-satellite missiles really take off (hur hur) we may see a shift back to planes, but I doubt it.

One of my favorite SR-71 stories.
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  • Dyrwen66Dyrwen66 Grand Moff Arvada CORegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    So damn heartwarming.

    Sweet oneupmanship.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That is a beautiful plane and a great story.

    Excision wrote: »
    My girlfriend is going down tonight!

    Steam:MichaelLC
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  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    holy shit

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  • DarmakDarmak Forgive me for this violence I am about to inflictRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    That is a beautiful plane and a great story.

    This right here

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    Aaah so cool!

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino omfg Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    aww man, now i'm getting that jealousy feeling you get when you're a nerd in high school looking at the jock varsity football prom king.

    (still a five star story)

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That's a great story.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm showing this closer to 1,900 stars on the money, but the equipment in here puts it at a 5.

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    So was Thomamelas a SR-71 pilot or that some sort of excerpt? Either way, totally awesome.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads All around me familiar facesRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    SR-71 really is the most beautiful plane.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Oh man this is so great. I don't care who wrote it, or if it's a copy pasta, this is five stars.

    scarab you have mental problems
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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Here's some info on the actual pilot.

    He is what's known as bitchin'.

    Excision wrote: »
    My girlfriend is going down tonight!

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Fantastic. That's the sort of story I'd forward in an e-mail with no shame whatsoever

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  • RikushixRikushix Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    So damn cool

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    A story like that is the reason the phrase "pure fucking win" was coined. Take all my stars, I want to give them to you.

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Read it before, but I still love it. This part is always my favorite:
    "Roger that Aspen, Your equipment is probably more accurate than ours. You boys have a good one."

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Here's some info on the actual pilot.

    He is what's known as bitchin'.

    Wait, this dude survived being shot down, horrific life threatening burns that put him in hospital for months and led to a year of recovery, and then decided to apply to fly one of the fastest aircraft ever built and scored 6th highest in testing?

    Bitchin', badass, whatever the term used, five stars falls really short.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Laughing, way too hard at this.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I am laughing like a goddamn goon right now. Fantastic story, I'm going to send it around to my mates so they can have a read!

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I would have sacrificed a lot more to have the privilege to work on the development of the SR-71. Thing is a true piece of technology.

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  • HacksawHacksaw J Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Such a wonderful story. A++ would fly again.

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