david b.
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St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 3:04 am

What causes st. elmos fire?
Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
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RE: St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 3:34 am

A critical mass of "Brat Packers" Big grin
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RE: St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 3:51 am

Damn it, I can't get that song out of my head now!  Pissed

For those too young to remember, it was also a movie & soundtrack in 1985.
I have the LP in my collection.
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RE: St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 9:28 am

LOL.... I've got David Sanborn's "St. Elmos Fire" playing. It isn't that bad of a track. Not the best though. Not nearly.
Bernard Shakey
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RE: St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 9:55 am

Thank goodness for "Dirty Dancing" and the cheesiest movie line ever: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Otherwise, Billy (Rob Lowe) shouting "Let's Rock!" would surely take the prize. Try to watch that scene without feeling nauseated.
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RE: St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:00 pm

seriously i think he means the aviation related st. elmos fire.
heres my best shot
If a airplane flies throught clouds in which positive charges have been separated from negitive charges, it may pick up some of the clouds overload of positive charges. Flames may flash along the wings and around the propellor tips. They are awe inspiring bit harmless
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RE: St Elmos Fire

Thu Mar 07, 2002 2:30 pm

I've had it occur by flying from an area of wet snow directly into an area of dry snow. Maybe it was the other way around, but anyway, quickly changing snow consistancies contribute to it I believe. It first appeared on our windshield in small streaks, and then it was soon covering a large section of the windshield. Next it "jumped" to the propeller and illuminated it through the dark night and hard snow. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

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