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by WesternDC6B
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 35
Views: 1085

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Anyone like this Alitalia livery from August 1960? LOVE IT! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alitalia#/media/File:Douglas_DC-8-43_I-DIWA_Alitalia_LAP_20.08.60_edited-2.jpg I do! Clean lines, clear lettering, noting cute, and nothing that dates it except for the fact it’s one of my dearly beloved DC-8s.

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 35
Views: 1085

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

[quote="vhqpa"] Historical 1. SAS Viking YES! There was something special about a good old, straightforward set of lines down the fuselage, and handsome, clear lettering with the name of the airline. No abbreviations; the real name. In my way of thinking :old: things went into decline when...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 35
Views: 1085

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

Pre-1958 Pan American World Airways. Indian Chief Western Airlines. Bare-metal days American Airlines.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear retraction
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Landing Gear retraction

It’s true due to gyroscopic forces as the gear retracting changes the plane of rotation. To expand, if you apply a sideways force to a spinning thingy like the wheels you'll get quite the torque on the thing holding the spinning thingy, which in this case is the landing gear legs and struts. :D Is ...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports with the most challenging ground operations
Replies: 22
Views: 2172

Re: Airports with the most challenging ground operations

I’m not a commercial pilot, so this is just an observation from a passenger’s perspective. Madrid seems to have taxiways that go on forever, and there seemed to have been a lot of turns. I was on a business trip, ultimately headed for Seville and Rota. I remarked to my seatmate that I thought we wer...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 44
Views: 4785

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Allow checking baggage for no fee. This stops the Baggage-Bin Ballet, and keeps people from boarding with steamer trunk-size “carry-ons” that don’t fit in the bins no matter how hard they push.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 20
Views: 4824

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

How does an organization justify using such old aircraft? Where does one even find pilots? I would be happy to renew my DC-8 rating! To fly a DC-8? I’d be happy to GET a DC-8 rating! Is there anyone willing to help me? I have 178 hours logged, mostly in Grumman AA5s and AA1As. I also have IFR exper...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 281
Views: 46293

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Will they do a low altitude roll over the lake in Seattle as part of the testing? :bouncy: :duck:

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2608

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Another MOM thread... Did we need another one this week?


About as much as a 757 revival thread.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2608

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/17/busi ... index.html”

No. Whether Trump or another president, no. Boeing is a big boy. Let them stand or fall on their product line. No handouts.
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“ Maybe Trump should set apart $20B and rally Boeing, Raytheon Technologies, NASA, GE behind the flag. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/17/busi ... index.html”

No. Whether Trump or another president, no. Boeing is a big boy. Let them stand or fall on their product line. No handouts.

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by WesternDC6B
Sat May 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3061

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

“[the P38] was also responsible for Yamamoto's demise. “

The pilot flying it was.

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by WesternDC6B
Sat May 16, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3061

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Lockheed couldn’t exist without the taxpayer’s dime. Do they make anything that ISN’T bought with tax money? At least Boeing and Airbus (and Textron and Embraer and Mitshbishi and...) make things people have a choice about buying.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 469
Views: 56899

Re: F/As on cargo-only flights?

Overnight freight gets snacks and water.
Overnight with 10AM delivery get full meal service and complementary adult beverages.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2904

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I’m retired. Lots of piano practice; reading; some little repairs around the house. I’m moving a lot of music from CD to electronic storage for easy acess. As I live in a state where the governor and local officials are not power and control freaks, trips out to shop or keep appointments are not an ...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4998

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

Frontier14 wrote:
What about the old reliable Western DC-3s ?

Frontier 14


I may be the only one reading this thread who flew on one. 1955. SLC to Jackson Hole Wyoming. I was all of 6 years old.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 70
Views: 12644

Re: Air France planes' names

How about Southwest or RyanAir naming their planes? Lots and lots of small towns to choose from.

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 83
Views: 7086

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

I was in Catania several years ago, and my work plans had changed. I originally was slated to return to Naples for two days of business, then, on to Rome, Atlanta, then home to BHM. Plans changed, and in order to bypass Naples and just go to Rome, then onwards, incurred a ticket change fee that was ...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 24281

Re: Word Game Q2 2020

Acid

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9113

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

Tugger wrote:
Boeing and Airbus are each pursuing new seating layouts for COVID 19 flights. Safe for spacing, easier to sanitize.
Image

Tugg


That is not mood lighting. It’s the new germicidal blue LED interior lighting.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9113

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

Antaras wrote:
2 meters for a better life :D
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Picture edited by me :D


So, are folks in metric counries 8.49% safer than countries (country?) on customary measure? 6 feet is only 91,44cm,not 100.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1201

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

My April Fools idea has been pubished! http://aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=3a41b1c9-fd3c-4e8d-84e2-6abd923f6321 :mrgreen: I love this line: A passenger cabin PA system that emits a constant 400 Hz tone to alert the passengers of pending announcements. Never understood why the MDs...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1201

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

https://youtu.be/tVo_wkxH9dU
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Anyone recall the Spaghetti Harvest gag on the Beeb? https://youtu.be/tVo_wkxH9dU

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19447

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

I’m reminded of an ancient movie, Bachelor in Paradise. Washing machine with too much detergent and foam is pouring out of the service porch window. A little kid on the sidewalk blurts ou, “Look,mommy, that house is throwing up!”

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio
Replies: 44
Views: 1631

Re: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio

New Yorkers voted for him; he's their problem.

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

flipdewaf wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Do you drive fast or fastly in the UK ?
Depends on how tardy the rozzers are! ;)


And, if caught, it’s crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsie in snide!

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Smell like no other.
Replies: 29
Views: 1775

Re: A Smell like no other.

Two favorites: home-baked bread is a biggie with me. The second was driving across the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge when the Hills Brothers Coffee Company roasters were going. Oh, dear me, that was such a pleasant smell! Then, it stopped. I don’t know if Hills closed up, or if the city nannies decided the ...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DST Again
Replies: 24
Views: 1115

Re: DST Again

Let me add to the chaos: how about just going 0:30 ahead of the present Standard Time? Lots of places in the world have a +0:30 time zone. Newfoundland is an example. Except for the northernmost regions, the darkness carrying late into the morning problem will be more or less corrected.

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malapropisms
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Malapropisms

“Marriage isn’t a word. It’s a sentence!”
Bad leader Phil Harris

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malapropisms
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Malapropisms

BartSimpson wrote:
Ringo Starr was also good at it - there`s even a technical term for it: Ringoism.

Examples are "Eight Days a Week", "A hard Day`s Night", "Tomorrow never knows".


And, PDQ Bach’s lyric: Only he who is running nose.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malapropisms
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Malapropisms

Wasn't Yogi Berra famous for these? "It's like deja vu all over again" and "the future ain't what it used to be" and "pair up in threes" and (my favorite) "nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded". Those are more non-sequiturs than malapropisms, but just ...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Malapropisms
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Malapropisms

What are your favorite malapropisms? Malaproisms, named after the character Mrs. Malaprop of Sheridan’s “The Rivals”, are common phrases with one word changed, turning it into something unintentionally amusing. Example: “Rome wasn’t burnt in a day!”. Another would be “You can observe a lot by watchi...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

a couple of posts have mentioned people driving in the dark or bad weather without headlights. I've noticed that this is happening a lot more frequently in the past few years and I have a theory as to why. Used to be your dashboard lights only came on when your outside lights were turned on. Now al...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1606

Re: Should Telecommuting Be Standard Now?

I sometimes worked from home if I really needed to dig into something in fine detail, or had something where concentration was the highest priority. I also told my team that if they wanted to work from home, the only requirements I had were: your office phone is forwarded to a phone where you will b...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3260

Re: Things to do while social distancing

I am not “social distancing” as I despise these modern, cutsie-pie phrases. Others are “senior citizen” and “of greater years”. I’M OLD! :old: I’m also an ornery cuss. Sometimes. As for self-quaranine: I am just not going out, nor am I dining with a local friend this week. If I NEED to go out, it wi...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

The phrase “back in the day”.

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1769

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

If you ban Booing, you’ll have to include Airbus, Ilyushin, Mitsubishi, and Antonov...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1541

Re: Bucket Lists

Play the Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto. Is this a "I don't play the piano but I would love to know the instrument and play this piece" or "I am a very good pianist and this is my ultimate goal but I'm not quite there yet"? In terms of music, I would love to perform a violin con...

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1541

Re: Bucket Lists

Bucket list
Take the controls of a DC6B.

Play the Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto.

Write the great American novel.

Learn to arrange music on the skill level of Nelson Riddle, Billy May, or Gordon Jenkins.

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?

Let me remind you that UA and AA are the 3rd and 1st largest airlines in the world. GM was huge and went bankrupt. Radio Corporation of America was huge and are also quite gone except as a licensed logo on cheap junk consumer goods. Anyone still remember Montgomery Ward, at one time bigger than Sea...

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by WesternDC6B
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 931

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

Concert pianist. If I'm good, I earn good money. There is also this: I have just finished a flawless performance of a concerto by Rachmaninoff, or by Shostakovitch. I'm sitting at a Boesendorfer Imperial Grand, or a Shigeru Kawai, or a Steinway Model D. The audience is going completely crazy with ap...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Cyclists that don't stop at stop signs or stop lights when there is normal traffic around. (I get that a bike often won't trigger a light so you have to effective run it, but stop first) I have friends that ride and they constantly do this. Happily I also ride with people that will stay with me (th...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Something just came across my social media from WN about "Irregardless of who you are we our happy two serve and their are..." something. I forget. It was like fingernails on the blackboard and brilliant all at once. You're joking, right? Can anyone write/spell this poorly? If this is leg...

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by WesternDC6B
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5744

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

The title for my car arrived in the mail today. I went hot and heavy on payments. It’s mine!

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by WesternDC6B
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

You are at a restaurant. You are conversing with your wife - husband - partner - POSSLQ - PSSSLQ - business associate. You are mid-sentence when this face looms into view. “Is everything alright, sir?”. Variation on that theme: you have a mouthful of food when asked the same question. Small menu ite...

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by WesternDC6B
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

dik909 wrote:
People who confuse literacy with intelligence.


Or, confuse intelligence with actually being smart. There IS a difference.

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Finally, restaurants that don't have payment terminal machines and take your credit card away. Something that is infecting restaurants in the US is terminals on every table that blink, flash, and scroll promos, games for kids, and other such things. The flashing and blinking and scrolling go on and...

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by WesternDC6B
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

So you know what else? Really irritates me? Like really badly? It is really irritating? When people? Like don't know how to merge? So how hard is it? To open a space? In traffic? Every other car? So everyone can get in? And not back up traffic? On the connecting freeway? And also? Asking questions?...

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by WesternDC6B
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Drivers of Audis BMWs and Mercedes, in the UK they are all tossers of the grandest order. " I drive a prestige German car therefore I drive like a twat" That’s virtually everywhere. The worst offenders I’ve seen are quota-hires employed government agency make-work “jobs” traveling the str...

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by WesternDC6B
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

1. people who deliberately drive slow 2. people tooting for no reason Please define tooting. According to Wikipedia, it is a district in South London, part of the London Borough of Wandsworth, and known for it's large Asian community. Wasn’t cornetist Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke known among his ...

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