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SUPERFINE 289

    This F-4E is 1966 vintage though the first Phantom was developed through the fifties into many series.  I’m the all weathered superhot Irish December 1955 vintage human here.  I got to sit in this F-4 which grants one … Continue reading

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LIGHT on some HISTORY

1947 vintage over 1955 in 2007.  Time flies!

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A Foreign Eye Sees Clearly……

Our Oirish rogues gallery of usual suspects or those who went before our current shower.  Interesting insight …….   The first thing you notice when you watch the Irish Parliament at work is that the politicians say everything twice, once in … Continue reading

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Are your curtains closed? Or …….

      ……. would you prefer to be the subject of Arne Svenson and be mounted in a Manhatten gallery.  Some might view it as stalking, while others might see it as opportunist and intrusive.   My initial impression was that it was tastefully staged.   … Continue reading

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Taxi for…..Shuttle!

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Edwards AFB. California

Just a few of many photos during 10 hours and as many miles walking the flightline in a rather warm 85 degrees.    

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Los Angeles from Felipe de Neve to Plácido Domingo

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beside every Bridal shop …….

    one would expect a  a gun shop. This is not Compton LA.  This is…  quaint Antwerp, Belgium.   Not just deactivated firearms either but dubious WW2 paraphernalia. Whot about a themed wedding fraulein?  Wehrmacht goose-stepping up the aisle. Nein?  I zee u frown.  … Continue reading

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0.0000069%

……..of my thoughts    are etched on parchment.  0.0000PickANumber on this forum.  I must do better! 

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Hel lo

    I have been asked as to the reason for the eponymous title.  Best explained by a passage of a parable, “no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but … Continue reading

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Time, Place and Being.

It has taken 55 years to drop into RC Central, or Roma.  Initially last year and then again in 2013 for a few days. I had being around most of Europe in the 1970’s but only in a ‘ 13  day-pitch your … Continue reading

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Earthly Voice ……

Do we really need to look further than…….. “Facts matter even if we don’t happen to like them; Elementary moral principles matter even if they have conseqences we don’t wish to face; relative clarity matters!. If you have an hour or … Continue reading

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Don’t do it!

Shooting dangerous bipedal idiots is not legal?  What? I listen to the National airways for a few minutes every month by podcast.  It’s a useful device to experience torture in small packets. Lo and behold another batch of Oirish chatterati were speaking about bankers half a decade after the … Continue reading

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More revelation?

     From the above paradigm -this is ‘TN’ time                                 I used to write letters of a laudatory nature to moderately established figures in Ireland if by chance they had momentarily excelled in some endeavour.  Yes! I  do positivity as well.  … Continue reading

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Regular News!

Was it 20 years ago? Nothing really has changed except for the hairstyles and clothes.  The ‘suits’ are the same as ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez4zVwxCCtc Scary!   Did you see our Oirish types there?. Dobbo at  26 minutes or Una at 25. … Continue reading

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It’s not just …….

semantic particularity. We live in a communication age that required 10 years to elapse (ca.1996-2006) for the word ‘basically’ to be replaced with another linguistic filler ‘essentially’.  Tectonic plates beneath the ocean move more swiftly than contemporary broadcasters move from … Continue reading

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The main thing is….

Vive la différence! A pervasive cliché in the gender war game has been that men have more spatial awareness; single focus; interest in sports; need for statistics, and mechanical aptitude; while women are swayed by shoes, chocolate, babies, possibly yogurt; but shopping in … Continue reading

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News of Today?

I’d like to understand how I arrived at showbiz.ie .   I typed in Carl Jung and ‘bing’ I arrived at the webpage below.   I should have stuck with Google. Seriously I searched under ‘human foibles+hubris’  To tell you the actual site … Continue reading

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Is there no pleasing you?

Many posts are updated or have improvements.   If only it be reduced punctuation to afford speed of reading. I like to think of it as a beautiful DS                                              needing a service every so often

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Hard Work. Hard Play. Many States including one of Fatigue!

California via Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and back for more of Nevada, and into California. Many States including Tiredness! VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL This album has 193 photos and will be available on SkyDrive until 29/06/2013.

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While in an airport state of mind…….

     Best way to experience LA if I remember,       is from a height!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpA3ORYlgGs    Now if only scheduled flights would move as fast!      Some parts of LA or as we say in the hacienda– “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La … Continue reading

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Mr.Mojo Rising. Light My Fire!

This website and its content is copyright of Maurice Aherne. © Maurice O’Sullivan Aherne 2012. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: You may … Continue reading

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Influence

The impressions of the US which induced feelings of wonder must be reasonably counterbalanced now with some analysis  http://metanoia-films.org/the-power-principle/ or as I see it now “We may bomb you back to the lower paleolithic age but we’ll send you our very latest  film stars … Continue reading

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en savoir sur mes goûts

Another website has asked about my preference in music. From Brubeck, Mulligan to Bob Dylan,   Paul Simon,   Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, America,  Eagles, and others. More often than not, NY duo Fagan & Becker with their  LA feel “Drive west on … Continue reading

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ABROAD THOUGHTS FROM HOME

   Corporate Jolly brings YOU off your Trolly Why did they get rid of trams in Dublin, and 50 years later re-introduce it, and then with as much ‘join up’ as in the thinking.  Besides being ‘Oirish’ that is?   I ‘ll … Continue reading

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One Of The Better Uses Of Cyberspace

this is one of many…….     http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Physics-Albert-Einstein-Theory-Relativity.htm   Karene’s site is one of the better uses of cyberspace. There is something for all tastes in a concise and useful layout.   We take a pause for a word from one … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of Greenbacks$ and why it’s all…..Bulle!

Someone is making ‘dungeons’ of cash by writing or typing and probably with two fingers a nonsense titled ‘Fifty Shades of Grey. Much ink too has been spilt about someone called EL James and her competitor someone called Stephanie Meyer on an issue of plagiarism … Continue reading

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Pride came before the fall.

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Some years ago, I was frustrated that no credit was ever given to the achievements of the Irish apart from a talent for talking and drinking.  As I said to a boss I had in London ca.1978  ‘not all of us-not all the … Continue reading

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Abra Abra cadabra…..I wanna reach out n grab ya!

These two never refused a meal I’m guessing.  The one starboard may not even be an XX gal. Not sure!  What’s the male version of being bitchy?  Doggy!  It’s Halloween October 31st 2006.  Though it’s hard to notice the difference … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells a Story…

Some slight diversion to interesting photographs.  Click on each pic to advance.  My old comments are somewhere around. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/9206583/Pictures-of-the-day-16-April-2012.html#?frame=2194539

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The Bookshop

The Bookshop.

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The Anti-Flirt Club

The Anti-Flirt Club.

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Have said it elsewhere but it bears repeating……..

Avoid media!   Or specifically that which passes for such locally, the Medi O’ Crity from deluded egos for lost souls here on a  damp little island off western Europe. A toxic commercial blend where vapid, witless,  insincere, acquisitive types vie for ratings and … Continue reading

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Herz der Europa, Deutschland

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Germany is fascinating. We’re outside the Adler Café in Berlin.   Had I been wearing a trench coat and a monocle I wouldn’t  have been out of place.   The building was tangibly and authentically Berlin as much as the neighbouring tourist shops … Continue reading

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Icon of an Epoch.

The hardware at the Cape, too!               The rocket booster stages and block houses at the Cape, Command capsules are however placed at notable air force and navy base museums around the US, but many … Continue reading

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