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 Forum: Bar   Topic: The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:04 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 66


The music of Ennio Morricone never fails fo give me goosebumps.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Leopard 2 Tank

 Post subject: Re: Leopard 2 Tank
Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:14 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 561


https://below-the-turret-ring.blogspot.de/2016/12/leopard-2-in-syria.html?m=1

https://below-the-turret-ring.blogspot.de/2017/01/leopard-2-in-syria-part-2.html?m=1

There is other stuff but this is what I could dredge up from my head here in the hospital.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Leopard 2 Tank

 Post subject: Re: Leopard 2 Tank
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:30 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 561


Sigh. There are very good analyses of Turkish Leo 2A4 losses in Syria online. Let‘s just say that the damn old things are not crewed by the brightest of soldiers...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: This is Jotun, signing off (for now)

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:27 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 763


This is Jotun signing back in. The procedure was on monday, and I was back off life support on Tuesday. I am still weak as a kitten, but they tell me especially the big robust guys have difficulties for physical and psychological reasons...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: This is Jotun, signing off (for now)

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:32 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 763


Gents, tomorrow at about 0700 local time, my tired old carcass will be wheeled into one of the surgery rooms in the UKE Hamburg (the university hospital), which is world class for cardiac/blood vessel surgery, where an interdisciplinary team of surgeons (heart, blood vessel and a general surgeon) wi...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: German Engineering Yields New Warship That Isn’t Fit for Sea

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:24 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 579


The whole concept of the F 125 is für die Tonne , as we say here. About fifteen years out of date and geared towards crisis management and not all-out war. That kind of national(ist) thinking has to stop. Then again, I cannot remember any warship class since 1990 that has been on time and within bud...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Su-57/T-50 naming rumors

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:36 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 460


I like FUNGUS, FLIPPER and FAKER ;)

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Hunt For Red October

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:11 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 973


I just rewatched this and found that I still know the dialogue by heart O_o

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Dark Earth Timeline

 Post subject: Re: Dark Earth Timeline
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:38 pm 

Replies: 186
Views: 7240


A Canadian superhero in red? I am quite sure it is not Deadpool but my headcanon just decreed that it is indeed the case ;)

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Founder of GSG 9 dead

 Post subject: Founder of GSG 9 dead
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:22 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 166


Ulrich Wegener, first commanding officer of GSG 9 and veteran of Operation "Feuerzauber“, has passed on at the age of eighty-eight. A few new stories to be told on Fiddler‘s Green.

RIP, sir.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Happy New Year

 Post subject: Re: Happy New Year
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:23 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 187


Happy New Year from Germany. And belated apologies for not joining in the Christmas wishes. I was recuperating from my stent operation, feeling sorry for myself and missing my wife who was in the hospital herself due to severe early-pregnancy nausea which induced dehydration, both of which had to be...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Said goodbye to Monty today.

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:40 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 487


I am deeply sorry to learn about you having lost another non-human family member. Here‘s to hoping you‘ll soon find a new one.

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: T-14 New Russian Tank Hype or Not?

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:05 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 2199


I cannot find the source, but I read somewhere that the trumpeted 2000+ T-14s have been cut to about 200...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Demented Christmas songs

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:39 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 555


The Lurker wrote:
After showing my better half the first one, we now have a Red Star up on the Christmas tree! She's still convinced I'm a secret fascist though...


This should be just what is needed, comrade ;)

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Demented Christmas songs

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:10 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 555


Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Hunt For Red October

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:55 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 973


One of the best military movies of all time. I too think it has aged quite well in comparison to others (for some reason I have to think of Top Gun now...yuck).

 Forum: Bar   Topic: I have entered yet another medical statistic, yay -.-

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:13 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 611


Since the thrombosis is directly attributable to the enlaged aortal bulb (apparently, the blood swirling around in there can - and did, obviously - form clots which then go on to clog smaller blood vessels), the aortal bulb is going to be exchanged for a piece of high-tech tubing at the beginning of...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Thought up a wonderful Star Trek joke …

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:01 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 421


I just read one which is almost as bad:

Why did the French chef kill himself?





He lost the huile d‘olive...


Hyurk hyurk. I‘ll let myself out...


:roll: :mrgreen:

 Forum: Bar   Topic: I have entered yet another medical statistic, yay -.-

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:31 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 611


jemhouston wrote:
Listen to your doctors and rest.


I guess posting from the hospital bed while gobbling blood thinners counts as resting ;)


Anyway, thanks, all, for your friendly words. I was already allowed to go to the porcelain throne and the shower without supervision so I think things are looking up... :)

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Brexit impact report

 Post subject: Re: Brexit impact report
Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:33 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 1712


Bernard Woolley wrote:
Wrong 'Marxist', the Fail means Corbyn. :lol:


I have a medical excuse for my scrambled brains at that time ;)
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