After problems with new chicken shipper DHL, the company apologized to frustrated chicken eaters with this awesome ad.
My old college roommate, who lives in western Virginia near Harrisonburg, sent me these. He spotted this VW pickup outside an auction house. I’m guessing this guy has a really messy lot somewhere with some very interesting relics parked on it. Apparently, he DDs this beauty.
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from February 21 through February 23.
I’m just going to leave this here.
By most accounts, the Wright F3W Apache was an unremarkable biplane of the early 1920s, built to a US Navy request for a fighter plane, float plane, and scout plane. The Apache was originally designed around a Wright Whirlwind radial, but that engine proved underpowered, and the Wright P-1 Simoon radial engine which…
I think his importance may have diminished over the last few years, but he was certainly a powerful mover of religion and politics during his lifetime, for better or worse.
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Check out this recap of the 1972 McDonald Brier, an annual competition held in Canada (of course). Dig the old corn brooms and sweaters. Fitness has changed a lot, too. This dude was making shots with a butt hanging out of his mouth (16:56).
Rehearsing for tonight’s pops concert, “Music of the Knights.” Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Good music (except maybe for Webber) but lame arrangements. Some nights you just gotta earn a paycheck.
On the road, with Oppo and the Olympics. Shuster and the Americans are actually leading the Danes right now. Consider me shocked.
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I’m gonna be rich! Check out this email I got!
Enjoy your commute.
For you married Oppos out there, what was the first song/music you danced to with your new bride/groom at your wedding? This was our song, and it perfectly describes how my new wife took care of my drunk ass through college. And, after 27 years, she still wonderful, although I’m a lot less drunk.
So, I’m watching women’s curling at the Olympics, and the entire GB team is from Scotland. Which makes sense, since it’s a Scottish sport, and Scotland is part of the UK/GB. But at what point do the individual countries play for themselves? I watch the Six Nations rugby, and you get England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland…
All the red cars....
Damn, this was brutal. And tough to listen to. A few minutes after the crash, she got up and walked away under her own power, and even gave an interview before she went to get X-rays on her back. I thought for sure she had at least broken a leg. Here’s Leigh Diffey with the call.
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