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beat ya to it, Doc! :-)Short Final...A pilot was flying in his C-205 with his two sons, ages 4 and 6, over the mountains of Tennessee, bucking a strong headwind. He looked in the back and noticed the boys looking down in the valley below, where a train was also heading northwest, and they were barely gaining on it. Nothing was said.Four months later, the younger son, Brian, was called to kindergarten roundup, where the officious school psychologist was conducting evaluations. When Brian's turn came, the shrink said: "Brian, what color is an apple?" Brian replied: "Are you talking about the inside or the outside of the apple?" Perplexed, the shrink went on: "Well, Brian, which goes faster, a train or a plane?" Straight-faced, Brian replied: "Well, Doctor, it kind of depends on the headwinds."Smart kid.....

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Yeah, so.... :-8It's too late an hour to come up with anything witty.....

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But Scott,Eeet eeees the night just beginning and the day jus feeeenish...not late at all, gentlemens. I was giggling anyhow at your brilliant short finals. Brilliant, I say. I view it here as my duty to contravene Doc's assertion that his was funnier, nay, YOURS was funnier Scott. (whispering: Now support Doc and Luis and I in dragging an apparently ingrateful Lindy into co-SCOFF-hood. The coalition, it is building, we've nearly got the votes: be our KingMaker, Scotty-o.)go Habs,Ted:-spam1,Master of the Nearly Nonsensical Nocturnal Note.

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Oh I don't know. I just commented that a fellow was so dumb if you told him it was raining cinderblocks, he'd run outside to see....I can have snide remarks ready at any hour, on demand.Doc Bryant

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Ted:I think you and Chicago are going to hit it off just fine. You have already demonstrated the talents of a Chicago Ward heeler and Alderman. Pretty soon, you will learn how to make the deceased vote in the primaries, run offs, and any election that features a Democrat not yet indicted by the Feds.Doc Bryant

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Thanks for the compliment!I think.(freestyle-imagine your own smiley face here)Ted

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Ted:You are quite welcome. Get ready to celebrate Pulaski Day, and learn who Anton Cermak was and you will be good to go. Chicago will welcome you with open arms, and perhaps even deoderant.Doc Bryant

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Uh Doc,That's spelled 'deodorant'.Happy National Polish Independence Day (May 3rd),TedPS. Let me know if you're stopping off in the city, I'll give you a good Polish restaurant. Mmmmmm, Zurek.PPS. I couldn't resist the jab, D. I will now go hide behind Lindy's skirts. Oh wait, Lindy's not going to help me anymore, I'm dead. So much for Alderman Ted, small time operator.

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Being as you are dead, and that is a singular accomplishment for an Alderman (dying before indictment), I will have to pass this time on taking you out to dinner in Chicago. This trip through town I have enough time to eat brats with the Crash Crew at the airport.Doc Bryant

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Ungrateful, you say? (Well, actually you SAID "ingrateful" but I'll let that go.) I've already been shang hai'd (or however you spell it) by this motley crew once........it's someone else's turn now. I'm being invaded here by mice (not the computer kind either) -- one of them crawled up out of my tub drain just last night. :-erks and believe me, that's quite a sight. (Thankfully I was not IN the tub at the time. Had I been, I would have mastered the art of levitation in short order!) Anyone got any suggestions (helpful suggestions, please) as to how to get rid of these buggers? I have three birds and a mouse-killing dog, so I AM limited in what I can do. I have set out mouse poison which is being eaten, but so far I STILL have them. Polo (my dog) has killed about 30 of them over the last three months or so -- I shudder to think how many are inside the walls. And NO,...I can't get a cat.Sorry, guys.....I really wasn't going to go into detail about this, but it's early and my fingers just kept typing. If anyone does have some suggestions, please pass 'em along.But no co-SCOFF-er shall I be!! I really think Ted and Luis make the perfect team, with Doc as an alternate. (wicked, devilish grin smilie face here)-Lindy

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I am impressed! After days of almost no postings, THIS! Fantastic! You guys have come through with humor and a new spell checker all in the same thread. I stand relieved on the spell check duties.Now, if we could just resurrect Penelope and what's his name?Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.(Down Souwth, ya heah?} ;)

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Oh no Jerry.We can leave Penelope and Cootie and the Great Impersonator right out.Doc Bryant

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Whatever you do, don't say that name. C$#ter!See Lindy? A plague of rodents -- refusal of SCOFF-hood. Coincidence? I dunno...!:-wave tedPS about mice: Sounds like it's time for a professional, but no one has the money for that. I bet Consumer Reports or something else at the local library has an idea or ten for mice problems. That's my only idea. I always just needed a mouse trap.

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Brother Maynard and those sticky pad devices work well around here.Doc Bryant

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