BobMoore

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    'FENDER SKIRTS.'
    A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about 'fender skirts' started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice like 'curb feelers.'



    I had a '74 Cadillac Coupe De Ville with fender skirts.

    Does anybody remember the 70's diet candy called "Ayds"? It had to be pulled off the market, for obvious reasons.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    You are an old fart......

    ... when you say Groovy, or Fab or Far out



    Peachy keen!
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Slide rule classes. Climbing down the stairs from a jet. Watching a flight leave from the rooftop of the airport (it's really loud). Sharpening my pencils with a knife.



    Aw, hell. You can do that today. In Hawaii.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Nevermid that, did no one notice the student's left shoe was untied? That's a travesty!



    What brand was the shoe? What color were the shoe laces? Did the sole have tread or was it smooth? Was it the proper size for his feet?
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Nice is always - in some cases - better then mean --Good better then bad -- and smart in its place watching stupid-- -- building hate or anger in a skydiving place is crazy--- but we all see a lot - so we all feel a lot--It would be smarter -- to ratchet back the ---"OH you Typed Something--- sucker-- NOW feel my smarty Laugh at you for thinking--- and make fun of you at same time -- like a super postioning skydiver / skyGOd ~poweraction" --but on the left side -- If your not a JEW --I'll back your idea up --- blind mon----thats not very happy is it?



    Okay, I give up. What melody were these lyrics written for?
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    A coach can do recurrence jumps. USPA says "instructional rating" and a coach qualifies.




    From the Coaches handbook~

    3. All student training and recurrency jumps with a USPA
    Coach are conducted under the supervision of a current
    and appropriately rated USPA Instructor.


    It's going to get a little crowded in the sky, what with a student, a coach, and an appropriately rated USPA Instructor on the skydive.:ph34r:
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Who is this "W.S." you keep getting material from?


    You never ask billvon this question?



    Does billion quote material and cryptically attribute it? I was unaware he did that! Could you please show me a few examples?



    Billion?



    Well, his post count IS getting up there.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    ... for doing nothing more than looking cute, gushing over a man and drinking lots of champagne in various exotic locations. I dunno...they seem pretty smart to me! ;)



    Hell, I could do that! Well, not the looking cute part, but all the rest? I can be bought!
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

  9. I preferred the commercial where the pig was Weee Weee WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEing! all the way home, in the car.

    I mean, really. He can slow down on the zipline to match the other guys speed and then accelerate away? That is just so unrealistic!
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Perhaps some of the more vociferous types in a place that will go unnamed need to take that cruise... seems they are constantly droolling in anticipation for that sort of thing so they could spring into action.



    When I climbed Kilimanjaro we had to have a Tanzanian soldier, carrying an antique rifle, hiking with us to keep away the bands of marauders.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    I mean, you already have us sitting around waiting for the next installment like a bunch of junkies waiting for our fix...:P



    What he said.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    It seems to me that having your arms between your chest and airbag would cause more injury than your fists hitting the instrument cluster.



    I agree. I wouldn't want my arms between me and the airbag. The seatbelt I wear is just a tad bit less restrictive than the seatbelt she is wearing.

    But it is not fists hitting the instrument cluster that she is concerned about. When the car hits something it can cause the wheels to turn and if you're holding on to the steering wheel it can break your thumbs, or worse.

    edit: I re-read your post and you already mentioned the danger of the steering wheel.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    I kept my mouth shut in case things fell through (pardon the pun).
    Thanks for noticing! B|
    Also thanks to d_squared431, oldwomanc6 and Trafficdiver!



    Your 15 minutes of fame! I hope it lasts for years!

    You have the talent. If you can make it a little less skydiver specific (and with a lot of luck) you might be able to get published in the papers. Between Beetle Bailey and Doonesbury. Go for it!
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Dropzone.com would/will not send these types of messages to you. This is a phishing attack, just delete it.


    No dont do that.
    Send all your personal information to someone over the internet on a blind request., that sounds like way more fun:ph34r::ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:


    Hey. It's in print. It has to be real.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Where's that vid of Shatner telling trekkers they need to get a life?



    A minor Star Trek trivia point. Shatner was talking to trekkies. Trekkers was a term somebody came up with some 20 years later to label the fans of the "The Next Generation" show and to distinguish them from the trekkies, who are fans of the original series.

    To me the term "trekkers" is pretentious and elitist and I consider myself a diehard trekkie, even though I think The Next Generation is far superior to the original. I mean, really, it had Deanna Troi.

    Yeah, I'm a nerd. Far worse than Wesley Crusher.

    p.s. Then again you never heard Captain James T. Kirk say "ALL HANDS ABANDON SHIP! ALL HANDS ABANDON ..."
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Where's that vid of Shatner telling trekkers they need to get a life?



    Ask and ye shall receive.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeS4tVFbNNk

    The "get a life" part is at the 4:00 minute mark.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    My very good friend and mentor, John Jefferies ...



    Your photo of John Jefferies has him wearing a QB hat. That is a fairly secretive and prestigious group only open to pilots and is by invitation only. If you want to join a club that's the one to join.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    >What I don't understand is who is lobbying against making it a BSR? Who is taking the
    >other side of the argument that sub 200 jump people should be playing with a camera?

    There was a counterproposal that it be lowered to 100 jumps. I can see DZO's wanting more ready access to cameramen, and also not having to get involved as much with newer jumpers. It's a lot easier to not have to talk to people about camera usage. (A kinder way to say that would be "that way we won't have to hassle people so much.")

    I think there's also a feeling that it's "much ado about nothing" - that small format video cameras are no more distracting than, say, altimeters are.

    Traditionally you need a few fatalities to move something from a recommendation to a BSR, and I only know of one sub-200 jump camera fatality so far (although there are dozens of non-fatal incidents that involve them.) Unfortunately it may require a few more fatalities for any action in that direction.



    Making it a requirement gives it no more teeth than it had as a recommendation. There is no police officer ready to haul you off to jail if you don't obey the "law". It still boils down to the DZO and S&TA to control things at their DZ.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    Ya, maybe it would've been more effective if he used paper and spoke in the form of a man...but chances are if some dude came up to you and told you he's God, you wouldn't believe him, but a burning bush on the other hand may be a little more convincing!



    A burning bush, no so dramatic. A talking burning bush, something P. T. Barnum would die to get his hands on.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    What is really amazing is that grown adults in the 21st century still argue about ancient folk tales from the bronze age as if they have any basis in reality.



    Hey, it's in print. It has to be true.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    The bible tends to be a very good judge of character and acts like a mirror to expose who you really are.



    A book can do all that?
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."

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    FYI Connie Krusi will be taking her ten thousandt tandem student on a jump jump soon. I believe a young man named Vic Krusi will be riding front seat:ph34r:



    You go girl! Show the guys how it's done!

    During freefall put your tongue into Vic's ear. Just don't let it get on video. That would be unprofessional.
    "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."