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About Bong-Man

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  1. The wheels are coming off in Motown. SELL !!
  2. I tend to agree. I have an old friend who spent 6 years on a carrier deck as a signalman. When out at sea, 12 on/12 off shifts were very common. Considering where this destroyer was sailing, and the state of current events, I would think the crew would be on high-alert patrol status for anything in the air or water. Really quite a strange incident. I wonder if conversations at the helm and radar/sonar are recorded in some way. It would be interesting to know exactly at what point they recognized each other's presence, if at all. Anyone asleep in their bunk got an awful rude awakening.
  3. Lol....The Mark 1 eyeball ! Thanks for the link Mr. Jones, and enjoy the rest of your day.
  4. I think it's interesting that we don't even hear any speculation. Heck, the media gives you their two cents on any and everything these days. Every motorized craft leaves a wake and an audible signal. You would think some type of alarm would sound, even if everyone was 'asleep at the wheel'.
  5. With all of the modern technology available like radar, sonar, and satellites, how does a modern warship of any type run into another vessel....especially a commercial one ? Was the ship recognized, yet mistaken for a pod of whales or something ? What if this happens to a vessel armed with nukes ?
  6. As I race towards 60, I'm beginning to wonder why they call it menopause. It should be in stop bugging me about that please !
  7. Reservations have been made. I'll be in Lincoln, Nebraska for the solar eclipse on August 21st. Centrally located on I-80 so I can roll East or West thru a storm or cloudy skies if necessary. Just picked up some properly rated welding glasses for the trip. If things don't work out, I roll with it and head into Colorado for some R & R of a different sort. In fact, I'm going to do that either way.....cuz that's the kind of guy I am. Anybody live in the totality zone ?
  8. My Tigers are 3 games under .500, and only 3.5 games behind the AL Central lead. The division no one wants to win. Wasting some good pitching performances, which isn't a good sign. Alex Avila for AL Comeback Player of the Year ? I was the first one screaming nepotism when the Tigers re-signed him in the off-season as a back-up catcher. He probably would have been out of the league if we hadn't. I've never seen another catcher in my lifetime get more battered behind the plate than Alex. The White Sox must be shaking their heads in bewilderment at the season he's having. He might end up being our biggest trade bait if things fall apart, especially if a contender loses a catcher to injury. Baseball can be a strange game. All Tiger fans are with Victor Martinez and his family. Take care of yourself big guy....some things are more important than baseball.
  9. ^^ Beautiful ! Meanwhile, back in 1958..........
  10. Real nice to lose your starting left tackle and best lineman in non-contact drills.....and how does one blow out their shoulder in non-contact drills Mr. Caldwell ?
  11. My Tigers sweep the White Sox and survive a bad streak. Hopefully things are looking up for the slow old men of the league. I think the Astros are the most impressive team I've seen so far this year. Their bullpen is like K.C.'s 5 years ago. They just keep throwing guys out there that throw 95-100 mph.
  12. My Father was a child in the late 30's/early 40's, and his family never hurt during the depression. He often told me about his first childhood road trip down the newly-opened Pennsylvania turnpike, which included a stop in Pittsburgh to see relatives. He wasn't even 10, yet he talked about the smog and filth in the air he saw in Pittsburgh until the day he died, including his memory of walking down the street with his cousin and writing their names in the ash and soot on every car. And remember....he was from Detroit.
  13. Had a $100 gift certificate laying around that I was saving until I really needed something. Upon reading this article, I decided it was time to get me about 4 pairs of cargo shorts.
  14. Global warming is a scientific fact. Respiratory problems caused by the burning of fossil fuel is a fact. However I don't have any kids or grandkids, and best case scenario, I have approximately 15-25% of my life left. If you're not worried, neither am I. It's very much the same attitude I have towards national health-care. Don't have kids, but I'm willing to pay some of my taxes for the benefit of others. But again, If that's not the way America wants to swing, I'll roll with it. I've got mine, and that just means more vacation money for me. There's a certain degree of narcissism and self-centeredness that's natural when one is single and childless....especially in the eyes of others. However I never thought in my wildest dreams that such a selfish lifestyle would be sanctioned and promoted by public policy. So light the charcoal.....dig the coal....let the soot fill the air....I'll roll with it. Seriously though....aren't you glad you never had to work in a coal mine ? What a lousy way to make a living.
  15. Aerosmith, Foghat, Ted Nugent, & the Outlaws @ Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium....May 8th, 1976. The same night, Paul McCartney & Wings were playing at Olympia. I have better memories of "Green Grass & High Tides" as opposed to anything Aerosmith did that night.