#3567310 - 05/04/1212:06 PMRe: Semmern's Whoever Gets The Last Word Wins - Episode IV
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Originally Posted By: Legend
Perhaps if you bought it with a bit of grandeur... it needs its own theme music, people should be able to SMS their answer (99 cents per message) and a size DD yet demurely dressed blonde bimbo should reveal a hint. And for heaven's sake, don't ask questions that are too difficult like "when did World War II end"
"World War Eleven you say?" Ehhhh.....
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. - Charles V
Another trivia question: During which WW 2 battle was the father of Roger Waters killed?
Operation Shingle. Some other famous names participated in that too - Bill Maudlin, Audie Murphy and Alan Whicker.
Ding! Ding! You win a prize.
And this little excerpt about Shingle (Anzio) shows why you should never mix politics and personal egos with battlefield decisions,
"The Allies finally broke out in May but instead of striking inland to cut lines of communication of the German Tenth Army's units at Cassino, Truscott on Clark's orders reluctantly turned his forces north-west towards the prize of Rome which was captured on 4 June. As a result, the forces of the German Tenth Army at Cassino were able to withdraw and rejoin the rest of Kesselring's forces north of Rome, regroup and make a fighting withdrawal to his next major prepared defensive position on the Gothic Line."
They even wrote a song about it:
It was just before dawn One miserable morning in black 'forty four. When the forward commander Was told to sit tight When he asked that his men be withdrawn. And the Generals gave thanks As the other ranks held back The enemy tanks for a while. And the Anzio bridgehead Was held for the price Of a few hundred ordinary lives.
And kind old King George Sent Mother a note When he heard that father was gone. It was, I recall, In the form of a scroll, With gold leaf and all. And I found it one day In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away. And my eyes still grow damp to remember His Majesty signed With his own rubber stamp.
It was dark all around. There was frost in the ground When the tigers broke free. And no one survived From the Royal Fusiliers Company Z. They were all left behind, Most of them dead, The rest of them dying. And that's how the High Command Took my daddy from me.
_________________________ In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
Loc: Zutphen, NL / ShangHai, China
I asked myself, "what is the most mind-numbing, pedestrian job conceivable" and three answers came to mind: a toll booth employees, an Apple store "genius", and what Penny does. Because I don't like touch other peoples' coins and I refuse to contribute to the devaluation of the word genius, here I am.
Sheldon Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D.
Edited by Legend (05/07/1211:43 PM)
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I would like to use my last word (lol) to express how glad I am that Tom is back on board. No offense to Jessies or Numpties from around the traps, it's just that I feel better with 20 mike mike in "town."
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