@Kyeh@pmarin That only was true for a brief period. The number of cats rose as the number of bikes fell, and they matched only briefly. I still need to find good homes for two pairs of cats, and they’re really well-behaved - for cats. The younger pair, in particular, will be missed terribly because they’re just that nice. But we need to cut back on the monthly cat food and litter and flea control expense, and that won’t happen without some rehoming. (I’m picky about where they end up, too.)
@PooltoyWolf@TheCO2 someone gave me a set of diecast as a kid. Specifically remember the corsair… I’m kind of lucky in that things were very stable/I have almost everything. Those in particular idk where they went though. Maybe still around in a random box… I forgot till now
one of my favorite looks at an airplane was when they brought a C-54 from the Berlin airlift to the Montgomery airport a few years back and had a bunch of information about the 'Candy Bomber" as well as several survivors from Berlin who told stories about the impact of the airlift and candy bombs. Pretty sobering stuff.
Due to my location I have had the distinct pleasure of working on a handful of the Red Tail pilots in our ER. It is always an honor to be able to do so, and I am quick to note to them that thanks to the American war machine I speak French instead of German…
@chienfou@TheCO2@unksol I’m pretty sure I boarded that very airplane, or another just like it used in the Berlin Airlift, at an airshow here in Florida a few years back. The interior of the airworthy C-54 was set up as a small museum and tribute to the operation and the people who made it happen. It was a very unique experience. Somewhere, I have photos.
Same thing at the Montgomery stop. Probably came because of Maxwell going to Air Force Base locally. It was awesome to talk to some of those German girls – now grown up. Some of them said that they would trade the candy off for the little parachutes which they could then sew into underwear because that was hard to get!!
@TheCO2 I was once upon a time. Almost - I got as far as my long cross country, but then ran out of time and had to move. New job, new family, and responsibilities in general got in the way, and somehow twenty years went by…
I still wander around gazing skyward, and my pilot’s license remains the proverbial (and apparently literal) someday thing…
Never been to Oshkosh. Sun and Fun once a long time ago…
@shahnm@TheCO2 My older brother got his pilot’s license back in the mid-60s, and he learned on a tail-dragger. I never even tried, although I hung around with people who wanted to get me to give it a whirl. I have some unofficial stick time in both powered and gliders, but never tried to shoot a landing. Flying struck me as being way too expensive for my meager budget.
We went to Oshkosh last year and it was amazing. We only spent a day, but I can see how people could spend the whole week there. I know one thing for sure, if I get my license, I won’t be trying to fly into Oshkosh. It’s crazy how organized it is, but even some of the most experienced pilots don’t want to fly in.
Rockets & spacecraft (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo). I watched every launch on TV, and was able to watch, in person, the launches of Apollo 17 in December, 1972, and Skylab in May, 1973. The night launch of Apollo 17 is still one of the most awesome things I’ve ever seen.
When I was really little it was He-Man and masters of the universe and it became sharks, mainly great whites. I was a big tomboy (only girl in the neighborhood), my parents tried the whole Barbie thing but it never really took on.
@Star2236 My mother didn’t allow Barbies - she thought they were too adult-looking; she was pretty restrictive! No comic books either. Of course, that made me want them, and a friend finally gave me one. Haha.
@kensey My brother waited by the back door for the garbage truck to come every week when he was little.
After we took a trip to the PNW, he got fascinated by logging trucks too. And cement mixers were another favorite.
@kittykat9180 Back in the mid-70s, a friend of mine did a full restoration on a '66 Mustang with the in-line 6 for his girlfriend, and I built the engine. Two years later, she joined the Army to become a helicopter mechanic. She damn sure had the aptitude, and she was damn near as tall as I was (6’3" back in those days. I’ve misplaced an inch since then.)
@unksol Yep Stargate is awesome. Plus I have been following the Ups & Downs of a possible renewal of one of the Stargate shows.
As I said I am a bit older! You also have the Original Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea & of course SeaQuest DSV. Plus countless others!
@mycya4me I would love a Stargate renewal. Universe could have gone somewhere. Since SG1 and Atlantis both kinda got closed out with the movies and I doubt you could get the cast back i don’t think they’d work. Universe kinda could be rebooted. Or something else in the stargate universe. Kinda hard without the cast still…
@unksol But if you watch on YouTube “GateWorld” I believe that I think Amazon now Owns StarGate, that there was several scrips in play before the Cash Flow issues happen.
But Firefly I also believe is a Lost Cause now due to way too much time has past. I could be wrong??
A BMW M3. I wouldn’t purchase a Big Money Waste if I were a billionaire. Subscription seats? Seriously? BTW your new models’ iconic kidney grill looks like a cheap Alfa Romeo that sat in the sun too long. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
@KNmeh7 Besides, the timing chain rails on nearly all of them self-destruct at only semi-predictable intervals. Toyota can make plastic rails that often last as long as the rest of the engine (and that’s long indeed, usually), but BMW apparently can’t.