Dis n Dat


Immune from influenza? 


What about using some sense

  Wrong!  More human hubris!




 Why Roy Rogers should not be mistaken for Will Rogers . One had a horse while the other had horse-sense.

“There’s only one thing that can kill the movies, and that’s education.



 More food for your neurons at Goodreads where you may search authors


 or concepts




 Military thinking.

“Are we winning?” So long as we have moral authority, reason, and truth on our side!”

Feminist alert!

The US Navy has (had) a very unique way to ‘grade’  the pulchritude of women.  The term ‘helens’ is (was)used,  Yep!  You guessed it. 

  Let me give an example.  Barbara Hershey or her lookalikes 



 might at one time be rated around 800

 That’s high!  1000 rating would launch a  ship!  It might be more ungallant to say that Ms. Hershey 30 years on from picture  has taken ‘reconstructive’ surgery badly.   



 To balance out any mistaken misogyny from the US Navy item before

 Next up…… The neighbour to the north is not all about stunning vistas, wonderful animals and fishing.  Canada has a proud history of airplane development and manufacture.  It also has and requires a well equipped air force to defend it’s vast borders. 

There is an engrossing documentary JETSTREAM even if you don’t like fast jets.  It has drama complex maths at MACH 1.8 inverted and covert sexual tension!   The full series has more character development and twists (other than aeroplanes)than a fictional Hollywood blockbuster.    Is Ms. Erickson the Riel deal? Guess who has the right stuff and who hasn’t? Guess again.

Have a look by this conduit before it’s terminated or by usual outlets



 Feminist alert deux.      Navy carrier pilots referred to Air Force landing techniques as

  “Flaring is squatting to pee”.

  Less controversially their gallows humour remind them of their mortality

Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death …I Shall Fear No Evil . For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing   Sign over the  SR 71 operations office door.

You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3. (attr. test pilot)

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it’s probably a helicopter and therefore unsafe.

When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you will always have enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

Without ammunition the USAF would be another expensive flying club.

What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, the pilot dies.

I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous.

Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!

If you’re faced with a forced landing; fly the thing as far into the crash as possible. (Bob Hoover – renowned aerobatic flyer and test pilot)

If an airplane is still in one piece, don’t cheat on it; ride the bastard down. (Ernest K. Gann, author & aviator)

Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.

There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime. (sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB 1970).

The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and, a good bowel movement. The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time. (Author unknown-or just wishes to be unknown)

Basic Flying Rules Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.

You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.


 Musical interlude



Search for…….


Massive Attack,

Zero 7,

Kascade    especially   ‘4 am’

 The Album Leaf      especially        ‘Red Eye’

Groove Armada.               especially          ‘ At the River’


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