First Hoplite Church

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#2522 Oct 27, 2013
Jenji wrote:
OK here's a weaponry question for you;
why were they called "the Three Musketeers"...
when none of them carried a musket?
They all had swords, or perhaps they were sabres.
I guess "the three swordsmen" doesn't roll off the tongue as well-LoL!
Those dratted things were too heavy and ungainly to lug about, day-to-day. They'd actually be carried and used only in an actual battle.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#2523 Oct 27, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Good one! Of course, in those days, a musket was a one-shot deal-- it took too long to load to be worth more than a single shot.
And many times? Even then, the shot may not work-- unreliable as they were.
A little later in time, a well-trained British soldier could get off three shots a minute. Still horribly inaccurate, but impressive.

That all changed with rifled barrels, metallic cartridges, and smokeless powder.
Dr shrink

Baltimore, MD

#2524 Oct 27, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>A little later in time, a well-trained British soldier could get off three shots a minute. Still horribly inaccurate, but impressive.
That all changed with rifled barrels, metallic cartridges, and smokeless powder.
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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2525 Oct 28, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>A little later in time, a well-trained British soldier could get off three shots a minute. Still horribly inaccurate, but impressive.
That all changed with rifled barrels, metallic cartridges, and smokeless powder.
Indeed-- training was the key.

But... in after-battle examinations of the debris left behind? It was not uncommon to find abandoned rifles with 2 or 3 or more reloads-- and none having been fired.

The solider was trained to reload-- but for whatever reason, the gun was never fired between reloads...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2526 Oct 28, 2013
Oh looky! Someone left a pile of religion on the doorstep.

I'll get the bucket, bleach and a mop.

( and we all know who it was-- from the ISP...)

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#2527 Oct 28, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed-- training was the key.
But... in after-battle examinations of the debris left behind? It was not uncommon to find abandoned rifles with 2 or 3 or more reloads-- and none having been fired.
The solider was trained to reload-- but for whatever reason, the gun was never fired between reloads...
ah. I the cap popped, or the pan flashed, reloading was almost automatic.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2528 Oct 28, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Chinese products are a mixed bag: some of it is acceptable, others is not.
The problem is? You can never tell which is which-- well, some of it is all bad, and that is pretty easy to tell (price, is one signal).
But the stuff that is good? Is not **consistently** good-- quite often, you'll get a bad batch mixed in with the acceptable stuff.
This is because of rampant corruption in the quality control aspect--sometimes, their quality control is functioning as it should, and the products are acceptable. But other times?(seemingly at random) the quality control is hijacked by corruption at all levels-- then, the products become hit-or-miss.
I have had to deal with chinese products even though I'd prefer not to-- but sometimes, the replacement parts **only** come from china-- so you learn to **test** each and every one.
... but the Chinese government does own much of the US debt, which was the source of my previous comment.
Only because they HAVE to.
I think it's simply amazing how 2 countries can have such power over one another.
If one goes, they both go......along with the world.

With us on top!!

Yeah baby!

http://useconomy.about.com/od/worldeconomy/p/...

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2529 Oct 28, 2013
I did'nt mean to shout.
'have'

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2530 Oct 28, 2013
middleman1 wrote:
I did'nt mean to shout.
'have'
:)

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2531 Nov 3, 2013
Grabbed a dog the other day and asked for everything on it. Clint says it best......


I have'nt had ketchup on a hotdog since I was seven years old!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2532 Nov 3, 2013
middleman1 wrote:
Grabbed a dog the other day and asked for everything on it. Clint says it best......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Xz84GKxy7b0XX
I have'nt had ketchup on a hotdog since I was seven years old!
:)

I have-- just to mix it up. Back in college, when money was so tight, that popcorn was my evening meal, I would occasionally get a pack of 'dogs on sale, and a loaf of day-old bread....

... and I'd make those last for days-- but to mix up the flavors? Ketchup, mustard, salt/pepper, mayonnaise, salad dressings of many different sorts (those little packets are lovely for that).

Even to this day, I sometimes make a hot dog on a single piece of bread-- for nostalgia's sake-- my most common "recipe" was mayo with lots and lots of pepper...

... aaah... food from when we were **really** poor.

:D

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#2533 Nov 3, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
I have-- just to mix it up. Back in college, when money was so tight, that popcorn was my evening meal, I would occasionally get a pack of 'dogs on sale, and a loaf of day-old bread....
... and I'd make those last for days-- but to mix up the flavors? Ketchup, mustard, salt/pepper, mayonnaise, salad dressings of many different sorts (those little packets are lovely for that).
Even to this day, I sometimes make a hot dog on a single piece of bread-- for nostalgia's sake-- my most common "recipe" was mayo with lots and lots of pepper...
... aaah... food from when we were **really** poor.
:D
kraft dinner with ketchup and milk

on a good day wieners too

“Game Over”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#2534 Nov 3, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
I have-- just to mix it up. Back in college, when money was so tight, that popcorn was my evening meal, I would occasionally get a pack of 'dogs on sale, and a loaf of day-old bread....
... and I'd make those last for days-- but to mix up the flavors? Ketchup, mustard, salt/pepper, mayonnaise, salad dressings of many different sorts (those little packets are lovely for that).
Even to this day, I sometimes make a hot dog on a single piece of bread-- for nostalgia's sake-- my most common "recipe" was mayo with lots and lots of pepper...
... aaah... food from when we were **really** poor.
:D
I've never had a hot dog.

You make it sound almost religious.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2535 Nov 3, 2013
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
kraft dinner with ketchup and milk
on a good day wieners too
Yes... that. Saltine crackers for "dessert"...with little packets of jelly on--when you could get them.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2536 Nov 3, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I've never had a hot dog.
You make it sound almost religious.
:)

Nostalgia will do that to you-- the taste is ... somewhat SPAM-like.(yes, the real canned "meat" product)

But the **memories** that eating an el-cheapo hot dog, diagonally on a piece of bread-- and nothing else but a bit of mayo spread and loads of pepper?

The **memories** that can dredge up.

:D

As a kid? When we were in Tulsa the first time around? My parents were fairly typical-- living to the extent of their single income, and we'd "treat" ourselves to a McDonald's hamburger on Tuesdays-- back then? A local Micky-D's had a special on-- their original 'burgers were only 10 cents on Tuesdays. This would've been in the late '60s, so a dollar went much farther than today.

But my dad would buy a bag of 10 cent burgers, bring it home, and we'd all "boost" it up with more pickles, fresh garden tomato slices, raw onion, what-have-you.

Back then? It was heaven-- even though the burgers my mom made were thicker, better-tasting and so on.

But "store bought" burgers *was* a kind of treat to us kids-- Something Different.

:D

“Game Over”

Since: Oct 10

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#2537 Nov 4, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
Nostalgia will do that to you-- the taste is ... somewhat SPAM-like.(yes, the real canned "meat" product)
But the **memories** that eating an el-cheapo hot dog, diagonally on a piece of bread-- and nothing else but a bit of mayo spread and loads of pepper?
The **memories** that can dredge up.
:D
As a kid? When we were in Tulsa the first time around? My parents were fairly typical-- living to the extent of their single income, and we'd "treat" ourselves to a McDonald's hamburger on Tuesdays-- back then? A local Micky-D's had a special on-- their original 'burgers were only 10 cents on Tuesdays. This would've been in the late '60s, so a dollar went much farther than today.
But my dad would buy a bag of 10 cent burgers, bring it home, and we'd all "boost" it up with more pickles, fresh garden tomato slices, raw onion, what-have-you.
Back then? It was heaven-- even though the burgers my mom made were thicker, better-tasting and so on.
But "store bought" burgers *was* a kind of treat to us kids-- Something Different.
:D
I'm vegan, Bob. My girlfriend isn't. Our friends aren't.

Sometimes I wonder, "What's the harm? Eat some meat, River".

I don't. It's my choice.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2538 Nov 4, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm vegan, Bob. My girlfriend isn't. Our friends aren't.
Sometimes I wonder, "What's the harm? Eat some meat, River".
I don't. It's my choice.
:)

I can respect that-- I tried several different veagan versions a number of years back.

I went totally meatless--not even eggs and/or cheese. That didn't work very well, as I had some problems with protein deficiency.

So I added back in cheese and eggs, and stuck with it for several years.

I did not consciously quit-- it was a gradual thing for me. But I still try to minimize my meat intake--most folk eat way more than they need for good health.

Perhaps I should give it another go... unfortunately, I found it more expensive to be meatless, than not. And budget is tight in the wintertime.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2539 Nov 4, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
I have-- just to mix it up. Back in college, when money was so tight, that popcorn was my evening meal, I would occasionally get a pack of 'dogs on sale, and a loaf of day-old bread....
... and I'd make those last for days-- but to mix up the flavors? Ketchup, mustard, salt/pepper, mayonnaise, salad dressings of many different sorts (those little packets are lovely for that).
Even to this day, I sometimes make a hot dog on a single piece of bread-- for nostalgia's sake-- my most common "recipe" was mayo with lots and lots of pepper...
... aaah... food from when we were **really** poor.
:D
I love everything on a hamburger....but not a dog.
It's crazy......Both are pure beef.
Only twice has this happened where they put ketchup on a dog when I asked for everything. I told them ... You can't lose by leaving ketchup off...If the customer complains, just hand him a couple of packets.
But you can't take the ketchup off.....might as well throw it away.

I only eat Vienna dogs. The last 30 years or so it's been a Polish with everything though.
When I was a lad my Mom would buy a ten pound box of Vienna dogs for about ten bucks....came out to ten cents a piece and YES.. I mainly used one slice of bread with mustard on them.
I was very 'easy' on my Parents. She bought them here....
http://www.viennabeef.com/history-hot-dog-cul...
They're still there. Let's just say we lived fairly close to (1972)
on north Damen.
My Father-in-law likes them with a can of pork and beans.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2540 Nov 4, 2013
Oh.......half way through....I had to chop them out of the box with a butter knife.lol

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#2541 Nov 4, 2013
middleman1 wrote:
<quoted text>I love everything on a hamburger....but not a dog.
It's crazy......Both are pure beef.
Only twice has this happened where they put ketchup on a dog when I asked for everything. I told them ... You can't lose by leaving ketchup off...If the customer complains, just hand him a couple of packets.
But you can't take the ketchup off.....might as well throw it away.
I only eat Vienna dogs. The last 30 years or so it's been a Polish with everything though.
When I was a lad my Mom would buy a ten pound box of Vienna dogs for about ten bucks....came out to ten cents a piece and YES.. I mainly used one slice of bread with mustard on them.
I was very 'easy' on my Parents. She bought them here....
http://www.viennabeef.com/history-hot-dog-cul...
They're still there. Let's just say we lived fairly close to (1972)
on north Damen.
My Father-in-law likes them with a can of pork and beans.
One small roll polish sauage.
Potatoes
onion
Bell peppers
Salt & peper dash garlic
fry all together serve with tossed salad

Cut yellow squash
onion
chopped green chili
salt & peper dash of garlic
Fried all together. Serve with homemade bread.

Happy eating

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