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[Chat]ting in the sky

DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited July 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

P-38 Lightning, $1200.
P-51 Mustang, $1500.

Goddamn that would have been rad.

Doc on
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  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2007
    Doc wrote: »
    You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

    P-38 Lightning, $1200.
    P-51 Mustang, $1500.

    Goddamn that would have been rad.

    Didn't people buy them, and use the engines in high speed cars? I may or may not be making this up.

  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Elkamil wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

    P-38 Lightning, $1200.
    P-51 Mustang, $1500.

    Goddamn that would have been rad.

    Didn't people buy them, and use the engines in high speed cars? I may or may not be making this up.
    I knew some dudes in Denmark that built a tractor for tractor pulls using WW2 bomber engines.

    It made my inner-redneck squeal with glee.

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2007
    Elkamil wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

    P-38 Lightning, $1200.
    P-51 Mustang, $1500.

    Goddamn that would have been rad.

    Didn't people buy them, and use the engines in high speed cars? I may or may not be making this up.

    I dunno, but that seems like a waste of a perfectly TOTALLY RAD airplane.

  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Did you know if you ever get a DUI you can't get your pilot's license?

    True story.

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Doc wrote: »
    You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

    P-38 Lightning, $1200.
    P-51 Mustang, $1500.

    Goddamn that would have been rad.

    I assume $1200 was worth more back then?

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    LaOs wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    Andrew_Jay wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    So it's the weekend.

    And I've nothing to do...and nobody is around.

    [drink] on!
    Same here, except I'm out of beer :(
    LCBO will be open on Sunday, but not on Monday.

    So there's no excuse.
    Not having a ride there is a good excuse IMO. What am I supposed to do, ride a bike with cases of beer and wine balanced on my head?

    They have handlebar baskets for a reason, Richy.

    I first read this as "handlotion baskets."

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I know somebody fitted a Merlin V12 from a Spitfire into a Rolls-Royce once, although I'm having difficulty coming up with a good way to google that, since Rolls-Royce also made the engine.

  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2007
    _J_ wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

    P-38 Lightning, $1200.
    P-51 Mustang, $1500.

    Goddamn that would have been rad.

    I assume $1200 was worth more back then?

    Yeah, multiply by ten or fifteen or so. You could buy a fucking fighter plane for less than a goddamn Kia.

  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2007
    Doc wrote: »
    Elkamil wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    You know what's awesome? Post-WWII, war planes were stripped of weapons and sold as surplus.

    P-38 Lightning, $1200.
    P-51 Mustang, $1500.

    Goddamn that would have been rad.

    Didn't people buy them, and use the engines in high speed cars? I may or may not be making this up.

    I dunno, but that seems like a waste of a perfectly TOTALLY RAD airplane.

    I have a strong memory of seeing something about that on PBS.

    To the Google machine!

  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    There is a new word: "danjayerous".

    It has no definition, as it is best left undefined.

    Use it well.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Found it. It was called "The Beast", and built by one John Dodd. It was a 750bhp 27 litre Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in a custom chassis and body.

    He was apparently sued by Rolls-Royce over his use of one of their grilles on the body.

  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2007
    We have turned a joke thread meant to poke fun at D&D and SE into a serious discussion of color theory.

    GO GO D&D!

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    japan wrote: »
    Found it. It was called "The Beast", and built by one John Dodd. It was a 750bhp 27 litre Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in a custom chassis and body.

    He was apparently sued by Rolls-Royce over his use of one of their grilles on the body.

    That's silly of them.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    We have turned a joke thread meant to poke fun at D&D and SE into a serious discussion of color theory.

    GO GO D&D!
    NEVER underestimate the power of rabidly determined pedantic assholes.

    XBL: Nox Aeternum / PSN: NoxAeternum / NN:NoxAeternum
    Spoiler:
  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    We have turned a joke thread meant to poke fun at D&D and SE into a serious discussion of color theory.

    GO GO D&D!
    NEVER underestimate the power of rabidly determined pedantic assholes.

    Pedantic?

    Where? Where?!

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    _J_ wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Found it. It was called "The Beast", and built by one John Dodd. It was a 750bhp 27 litre Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in a custom chassis and body.

    He was apparently sued by Rolls-Royce over his use of one of their grilles on the body.

    That's silly of them.

    I believe it was (and this may be apocryphal) his tendency to take it on the Autobahn and blow away the supercars of the day with the thing's 200+ mph top speed, leading to the German Police complaining to Rolls-Royce themselves about "testing their new cars on the Autobahn." Speeds above 200mph being considered anti-social.

  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Lucy in the sky
    With diamonds
    :whistle:

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I did it!

    I wrote a First-Order Logic exam question based on the Monty Python bit about scientifically proving someone is a witch.

    I am pleased.

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  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    I did it!

    I wrote a First-Order Logic exam question based on the Monty Python bit about scientifically proving someone is a witch.

    I am pleased.
    Oh shit no...

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    I did it!

    I wrote a First-Order Logic exam question based on the Monty Python bit about scientifically proving someone is a witch.

    I am pleased.

    :^:

    Maddie: "I named my feet. The left one is flip and the right one is flop. Oh, and also I named my flip-flops."

    I make tweet.
  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    I did it!

    I wrote a First-Order Logic exam question based on the Monty Python bit about scientifically proving someone is a witch.

    I am pleased.

    Post it, mortal.

  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    I did it!

    I wrote a First-Order Logic exam question based on the Monty Python bit about scientifically proving someone is a witch.

    I am pleased.
    Out with it!

  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    We have turned a joke thread meant to poke fun at D&D and SE into a serious discussion of color theory.

    GO GO D&D!

    I love it. Absolutely love it!

  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    It's not that impressive, just amusing. Plus, I can't be sure one of my students isn't reading the forums (they are 150 computer nerds, after all), so I won't be posting it here. At least, not before the exam.

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  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    LaOs wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    We have turned a joke thread meant to poke fun at D&D and SE into a serious discussion of color theory.

    GO GO D&D!

    I love it. Absolutely love it!
    Yeah we're definitely a strange lot around these parts.

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I was amazed at how fast people took that seriously.

    I have a new soccer blog The Minnow Tank. Reading it psychically kicks Sepp Blatter in the bean bag.
  • Charlie_Foxtrot2Charlie_Foxtrot2 Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Doc, nice to see an old friend come back and play. So how's things with you?

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    It's not that impressive, just amusing. Plus, I can't be sure one of my students isn't reading the forums (they are 150 computer nerds, after all), so I won't be posting it here. At least, not before the exam.

    PM? Please?

  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    It's not that impressive, just amusing. Plus, I can't be sure one of my students isn't reading the forums (they are 150 computer nerds, after all), so I won't be posting it here. At least, not before the exam.

    Fine! Tell us after the exam.

  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Now if me and Elkamil can just get some more of these nerds to talk about sports already.

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I'll share it after the exam.

    Someone remind me if I forget.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Oh, btw you Montreal snooty-snots, we are SO going to kick your ass tonight. It's on! (cel... it's sports!)

  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    I'll share it after the exam.

    Someone remind me if I forget.
    What -- you think we're all a bunch of snitches?

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    LaOs wrote: »
    Oh, btw you Monreal snooty-snots, we are SO going to kick your ass tonight. It's on! (cel... it's sports!)
    I'll assume you mean Montreal. And I don't care because I'm from Québec City.

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    I'll share it after the exam.

    Someone remind me if I forget.
    What -- you think we're all a bunch of snitches?
    No, I think you're all a bunch of computer nerds. And I think my class if full of computer nerds. So I won't be sharing my exam questions here before the exam. Too risky that my students will see them.

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    Oh, btw you Monreal snooty-snots, we are SO going to kick your ass tonight. It's on! (cel... it's sports!)
    I'll assume you mean Montreal. And I don't care because I'm from Québec City.

    Damn. I will edit. And... damn.

  • Andrew_JayAndrew_Jay Registered User
    edited June 2007
    LaOs wrote: »
    Richy wrote: »
    It's not that impressive, just amusing. Plus, I can't be sure one of my students isn't reading the forums (they are 150 computer nerds, after all), so I won't be posting it here. At least, not before the exam.
    PM? Please?
    Don't do it Richy.

    I have it on good authority that LaOs is one of the students in your class.

    That girl who keeps flirting with you, to be specific.

  • ElkiElki GOBS OF PUKE!!! YES!!!!!!!Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2007
    celery77 wrote: »
    Now if me and Elkamil can just get some more of these nerds to talk about sports already.

    The Cat posted in the last one. One at a time.

  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Weekend -- COME TO ME!

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Goddammit come faster bitch...

    wisdom wrote:
    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
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