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Everything posted by Boogers

  1. There seems to be an awful lot of people who really vehemently detest rich people. And they usually can't give any good reason for it. This has always baffled me. There are plenty of rich people who aren't detestable. Just because they have more money than you isn't a good reason. I hope to be rich someday myself, and wouldn't consider that a good reason for people to hate me. So why do you hate the rich?
  2. On a related note, hey! Have you seen that Bigfoot that the hunter from Texas killed? It's real!
  3. One post in 10 years! You're kind of blabby, aren't you? I'm surprised you could remember your User-ID and password.
  4. Here you go, read away:
  5. Would it be fair to characterize YOUR entire life by one stupid moment you've done?
  6. And colleges are supposed to be THE place for diversity of thought, tolerance and respect...
  7. Charles Koch: I'm Fighting to Restore a Free Society Instead of welcoming free debate, collectivists engage in character assassination. "I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those principles—the principles of a free society—that have shaped my life, my family, our company and America itself. Unfortunately, the fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation's own government..."
  8. There were only 7 short messages prior to your comment. Gosh, that's a whole lot of bother to read to get up to speed on the discussion before jumping in with your own comments. And being April 1st, of course one should take everything at absolute face value. I saw the first line and asked a question. I thought you were quitting. I was "quitting", in an April 1st message. You didn't get the gist of that one either. You should try and be more suspicious on April Fools Day... Not to worry though, now that April 1st is over, we can all go back to believing everything we read on the internet.
  9. What in dog's name is that pipe and orange thing hanging underneath the tail?
  10. There were only 7 short messages prior to your comment. Gosh, that's a whole lot of bother to read to get up to speed on the discussion before jumping in with your own comments. And being April 1st, of course one should take everything at absolute face value.
  12. I hear it's going to have black box pinger batteries that will last for three months under a thousand feet of sea water!
  13. It's true that there are some really hot chicks at the DZ. How many jumps do you have to accumulate to get cool enough that they want to go to bed with you? Are Gold Wings a chick magnet? That might give me a goal to shoot for...
  14. Skydiving is just too darned difficult to master. Heck, you can only practice it a minute at a time, you can spend an entire year and only get two hours of practice - what kind of goofy sport is that? And before you've even begun to figure out how to be good flying on your belly, next thing you know people are asking you to fly head-down, feet-first, butt-fly, atop a board, in a squirrel suit - sheesh, make up your minds already! And who the heck can keep up with all the stupid acronyms: AFF, AAD, MLW, PC, FS, POBs, B12's... And there are names of things like bodkins and slinks and bights, oh my! For chris sake - who thinks up this stuff? A 3-ring is a good circus show, not a cut-away system - did that bearded ZZ Top guy get permission from P.T. Barnum to use that name? You've got maneuvers called things like horny gorilla, meeker, murphy flake, whacker, cataccord (what do cats have to do with accordians?), and dozens more - this is worse than memorizing grade school multiplication tables! You've got to have a college degree in calculus to understand spotting, with wind speeds at various altitudes, aircraft speed, forward throw, wind drift, freefall speed... Frick it. I quit! I'm going bowling: Drink beer, throw a ball. Easy! Heck you can bowl for two hours in one session, more time than that whole year of freefall. And you can get drunk and bowl at the same time - now you can't say that about skydiving!
  15. I've located a top-secret photo of this new Porter design, which is attached below.
  16. Check the alignment of the confluence wrap at the bottom of each set of risers - if they're a bit crooked, this will induce small off-heading twists every time.
  17. I kept expecting him to get back to Ottley's reaction to the dead freefall raccoon hitting his plane, but he never did. So just what did Ottley actually do?
  18. Sounds like it. The mod removes the line from the rear corners leaving them unsupported. Looks weird, but it works. And there is enough air pressure in there to keep it from being floppy.
  19. Indeed. Watched a swimming pool water trainee almost drown once, because he couldn't swim. And he didn't tell anyone he couldn't swim. He jumped in, the canopy was pulled over top of him, he went to the bottom, and stayed there... We all thought he was holding his breath and messing with us. Nope, he was drowning. The lifeguard finally realized something was wrong and jumped in and saved his ass. So yes, please let the instructors know so that they can be ready. The life you save may be your own.
  20. More fantastical state records are set! Woohoo! What an incredible achievement! [inline USPA_State_Record_2.jpg]
  21. Look like that's a "yes". [inlne Hooper.JPG] A little pricey - more than a jump ticket.