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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


Genie: [turns into a cheerleader] Rick 'em, rack 'em, rock 'em, rake! Stick that sword into that snake!
Jafar: You stay out of this!
Genie: [Weakly] Jafar, Jafar, he's our man; if he can't do it, great!

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after his accident, Robin came to visit him. Reeve said this about that surprise visit:
Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










WARNING: Language









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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 14 January 2014 14:54 EDT (US)     1201 / 2504  
I knew some of that but the tread thing was interesting.
posted 14 January 2014 23:44 EDT (US)     1202 / 2504  
Although for all its durability, innovation, and ease of production, like almost all Russian tanks, the T-34 had one major flaw: the tank commander had to be the gunner. That wasn't corrected until significantly later and hasn't been continued in modern Russian tank design, which makes even their best tanks decidedly inferior to those of other countries.

Also, apparently long distance movement was an issue for the T-34, with maintenance an issue, and the tracks being the part of the tank most in need of repair.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 15 January 2014 01:48 EDT (US)     1203 / 2504  
The problem with tracks, as I understood it, its the same one plaguing tankers to this day- they work their many links loose until they can get thrown from their sprockets.

Daily maintenance (for some vehicles, thrice-daily) walking the track and checking for loose fittings can help. I do not know if the T-34 used end-connectors, but the Germans definitely did (fittings on the end of the track-blocks that ling the corners to the track-block directly ahead).

By the way, I was the only company-grade officer in my battalion who did not get side-lined during exercises for throwing track. Almost lost a track once or twice, but I heard the change in pitch in time to have my driver walk it back on. That doesn't count- no time lost dismounting to break the track, re-string it, then hook it back together. Just a simple "Driver back up, slowly" and we were back in the warfighting business.

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 01-17-2014 @ 05:27 AM).]

posted 15 January 2014 15:16 EDT (US)     1204 / 2504  
The problem with trracks, as I understood it, its the same one plaguing tankers to this day- they work their many links loose until they can get thrown from their sprockets.
If what I'm reading is correct, that's about it, coupled with the general lack of precision machining on the part of the Russians:

Judging by samples, Russians when producing tanks pay little attention to careful machining or the finishing and technology of small parts and components, which leads to the loss of the advantage what would otherwise accrue from what on the whole are well designed tanks.

-From the report on tests done at the Aberdeen proving grounds
By the way, I was the only company-grade officer in my battalion who did not get side-lined during exercises for throwing track. Almost lost a track once or twice, but I heard the change in pitch in time to have my driver walk it back on. That doesn't count- no time lost dismounting to break the track, re-string it, then hook it back together. Just a simple "Driver back up, slowly" and we were back in the warfighting business.
Just goes to show you're a modern tanker- you can still hear things

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
posted 15 January 2014 19:37 EDT (US)     1205 / 2504  
SURPRISE THEME UPDATE

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 16 January 2014 00:35 EDT (US)     1206 / 2504  
Subject changed as per Punic's request. If found to be in bad taste- I will change it again to something more suitable..

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 16 January 2014 02:38 EDT (US)     1207 / 2504  
Wow. Wasn't expecting that.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 16 January 2014 05:33 EDT (US)     1208 / 2504  
Adelaide is no. 1 at something: it was the hottest city in the world today.

It's been a week of 40-something degree (Celsius) days. I am about ready to melt.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 16 January 2014 06:12 EDT (US)     1209 / 2504  
Hey Punic- you have a broken link there. Please fix it. You simply CANNOT allow a link to a photo with the caption "Seriously, she's awesome" to remain broken. My eyes will never forgive you.

Pitt- sorry to hear your woes. Here we have a balmy 9 plus-degrees. I can sympathize. Forty plus destroys snowmen and Norwegians alike.

(Though in my younger days, 45+ if a dry heat was wonderful. Ask about my time at Fort Hood in the summer)

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 01-16-2014 @ 06:16 AM).]

posted 16 January 2014 07:27 EDT (US)     1210 / 2504  
It's a shame that Kelvin figures are quite so different from Celsius and Fahrenheit or they could be used every now and then to really confuse people (an indirect complaint about American / very old people throwing in Fahrenheit temperatures occasionally)

If you insist - what is Fort Hood and why would you go there in the summer?
posted 16 January 2014 07:47 EDT (US)     1211 / 2504  
an indirect complaint about American / very old people throwing in Fahrenheit temperatures occasionally
I use F for high temps and I'm neither old nor American.

house won this
posted 16 January 2014 08:03 EDT (US)     1212 / 2504  
You really should pay attention, Swampy. I almost always mark Fahrenheit temps with an F. These are actually European (Centigrade, Celsius, C) temps.

Foot Hood is a sandbox in the middle of Texas between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. It was in its time lauded the largest armor base in the Free world. I spent six weeks there playing with some of the (then) most advanced armored vehicles on the planet. It was almost as much fun as commanding those same vehicles a year later... We had a no-notice roll-out gunnery exercise the very first day.

Summer Temps (I was deployed there in the summer) exceeded 45 plus-degrees (C) with much more than that in the tanks. We often had the anti-gas overpressurization system turned on. Originally it was conceived to blow clean air into the tank, which when closed, would create an overpressure inside which prevented nasty gas and chemicals from seeping in through cracks to hurt us inside.

It also had hoses that one could connect to gas masks, for the same reason. However, if you had the system turned on and put that hose in your pants near your own hose, the cooling air now swirling around under your uniform kept you quite cool and happy. without this system on, temps inside the tank could exceed 50 plus (C), or 140 degrees (F). You go in for maintenance wearing a nice clean new uniform. You come out a half hour later with big white spots under your arms- layers of salt crystals.

Replenishing liquid was a major factor in survival. We would go to the Officers'Club afterward and order two pitchers of beer a piece. When the waitress brought that, we ordered a third. When she came with that one, we handed her the two empty ones she had brought moments before. Then we could enjoy that third one.

When speaking with little numbers, Norwegians often add plus or minus (warm or cold) before the degrees (C) so that one knows if we are talking about above the Zero or under it.

FYI

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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 01-16-2014 @ 11:54 AM).]

posted 16 January 2014 12:18 EDT (US)     1213 / 2504  
Wait, I knew that about fort hood! Were you there during that one where the guerrillas won and they reset it so the us could win? Or something.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 16 January 2014 12:19 EDT (US)     1214 / 2504  
Hey Punic- you have a broken link there. Please fix it. You simply CANNOT allow a link to a photo with the caption "Seriously, she's awesome" to remain broken. My eyes will never forgive you.
Well I'll switch it. Hopefully your eyes forgive me

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 16 January 2014 16:28 EDT (US)     1215 / 2504  
(Though in my younger days, 45+ if a dry heat was wonderful. Ask about my time at Fort Hood in the summer)
It looked like we were going to break our record for the hottest day, but we didn't quite. The record stands at 1939's 46.1 C. That would have been horrid as well as torrid.

From memory, the hottest recorded air temperature in a populated area Australia was 50.7.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 16 January 2014 17:47 EDT (US)     1216 / 2504  
When I went to Death Valley once, it reached about 120-2ish. I never want to experiance that again.

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posted 16 January 2014 18:51 EDT (US)     1217 / 2504  
Summer Temps (I was deployed there in the summer) exceeded 45 plus-degrees (C) with much more than that in the tanks.
Did M1s not have AC back when you were working with them?

Also, very fun theme change Punic. That's a great movie.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own

[This message has been edited by General Sajaru (edited 01-16-2014 @ 06:52 PM).]

posted 16 January 2014 19:56 EDT (US)     1218 / 2504  
Well, the triad (CO, XO and CMC [Top E9 on-board]) loved the movie, and after the people who controlled the movies played on-board played it for 5 days, on all three channels, continuously, it fell to us to either love it, or hate it. After that 5 day continuous playing, we were required to play it at least once a day. I fell on the love it side I can even quote a good percentage of the movie line by line

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 17 January 2014 02:51 EDT (US)     1219 / 2504  
Yeah, but can you do the singing?

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 17 January 2014 03:18 EDT (US)     1220 / 2504  
Witch please! I can even do the dance moves. Night before my exams I was full if energy and busting it out to pitch perfect in my hall way with my sister watching. Let's just say that that night- there were bright lights in the city.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 17 January 2014 05:43 EDT (US)     1221 / 2504  
Real tankers do not have heaters or Air-conditioning in their vehicles.

When it was cold, back two tanks up to within 10 meters of each other and let them run. They heat each other.

When it is hot, see the paragraph above concerning the over-pressurization system and how we used that to cool off.

Real tankers are extremely adaptable. We need no modern fanciful gadgets, only a guntube that shoots straight, a sight which can lay a dot where you want the bullet to go, and a targeting computer that can put that bullet through that dot.

Oh, but a tea-maker like the British have would be nice.

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|||||||||||||||| Too many Awards to list in Signature, sorry lords...|||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 01-17-2014 @ 06:32 AM).]

posted 18 January 2014 01:29 EDT (US)     1222 / 2504  
Hey guys, would you like to join another map game I'm trying to host in AOKH like the one we had here hosted by Edorix? I know it isn't easy to maintain, but I'll try my best and we'll see what we can do. Post in this thread if you want to play.

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor" - Alexis Carrel
Dawn of Fantasy Heaven Census II
posted 18 January 2014 09:48 EDT (US)     1223 / 2504  
Seems interesting.


Speaking of map games, we haven't had one in a while.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
posted 18 January 2014 10:54 EDT (US)     1224 / 2504  
Yo Edorix, do you happen to have the original starting map for the Woe to the Vanquished Map Game?

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor" - Alexis Carrel
Dawn of Fantasy Heaven Census II
posted 18 January 2014 17:42 EDT (US)     1225 / 2504  
Nice new theme Punic. It was about time it changed to something funnier

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
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