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  2. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Old Thunder, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    It's practically standing still now, they've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship, and it's been taken hold of on the field by a number of men.

    It's starting to rain again, the rain has slacked up a little bit...
    The vast motors of the ship are just holding it, uh...
    Just enough to keep it from...

    It burst into flames!
    It burst into flames and is falling!
    Get this, Charlie! Get this, Charlie!
    It's crashing, oh it's crashing terrible!
    Oh my, get out of the way please!

    It's burning, bursting into flames, and is falling on the mooring mast
    And all the folks, dear me, this is terrible!
    This is one of the worst catastrophes in the world!

    Oh, four or five hundred feet into the sky,
    It's a terrific crash, smoke and in flames now!
    And it's burning, crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast,
    Oh, and all the humanity, just speeding around here...
    I came to talk to people, instead they're on there!

    Oh, I can't talk ladies and gentlemen.
    Oh, this is a massive smoking wreckage, and everybody....
    Oh, lady, lady, I'm sorry...
    Honestly, I can hardly breathe, I have to step inside I cannot see it...
    I tell you, that's terrible!
    Look folks, I have to stop for a minute, I can't look.
    This is the worst thing I ever witnessed.

    Herb Morrison's eyewitness radio broadcast of the Hindenburg disaster. Lakehurst, NJ May 6, 1937
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  2. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    I was at an antique / thrift store a good while back, looking through the book selection, and I found one on the Hindenburg, written and illustrated for young minds such as myself. I bought it, read it, had a nightmare that night, and it effectively changed my life. No longer was the Titanic fascinating because the Hindenburg disaster was the cat's pajamas when it comes to tragedies.

    And obviously Maiden writing a song about the R101 got me researching that. Both are fascinating and sad events in human history.
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  3. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Tragic tales to be sure.
    But an important chapter in man's dreams to conquer the skies.

    There was a fascinating documtary made once showing the arms race between airships and airplanes (particularly the British biplanes and German Zeppelins of WWI). The planes eventually won once they climbed higher than the zeps, and were able to shoot them down with incendiary bullets.

    The U.S. Navy had its own struggles (especially the cursed Akron).
    But the peacetime Zeppelins- the Graf and the Hindenburg- (before Hitler got his hands on them)... two of the most graceful things the skies have ever seen.
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  4. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Where is Tompkins? Where is coleslaw? Here I am...
  5. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    Rock you like a hurricane.
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  6. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member



    Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?????:p
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  7. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

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  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, sure. Let me just check my map real quick and-

    *Blows away*

    Oops.... Sorry.
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  9. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    On the subject of Zeppelins, Bruce Dickinson had good company:

    Keith (Moon) and I were going to leave The Who. Always fighting with Roger (Daltrey), never getting on. This was late 1966.
    We were going to form a band called Led Zeppelin with our chauffeur Richard Cole. I would write all the songs and sing, and we'd be a bigger band than The Who ever was. I designed a black and white album cover of an R-101 zeppelin going down in flames.
    Then Richard left to work for Jimmy Page, and you can see where our zeppelin went.

    John Entwistle, bassist for The Who
    Rolling Stone interview 1974
  10. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    What if a chicken patty is actually just a bunch of chicken nuggets squished together? :search:
  11. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member

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  12. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    get over it
  13. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member

    I refuse.
  14. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

  16. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

  17. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member


    Naughty, naughty....

  18. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    kids these days
  19. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Doggo give huggies?

    No, doggo no give huggies.

    Doggo give huggies.

  20. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member

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