- Nov 21, 2014
- Reaction score
- 25-30 Hexes
The whole idea of a newspaper is obsolete. Why pay for yesterday’s news.I agree, IMO, the current crop of comics don't justify a newspaper subscription. I get my Dilbert fix from the 'everyday peel-off-a-page' desk calendar. I did the same for The Far Side.
Disagree.The whole idea of a newspaper is obsolete. Why pay for yesterday’s news.
" My AFV knowledge is above average........ " on the Ask Paul thread.British Birch Gun Mk III, 2 produced (1 Mk I, 4 Mk II). Carried a 18lbr on a Vickers Medium Mk II.
US Holt Gas-Electric Tank, 1917. 1 Built, carrying a Vickers 2.95" mountain gun and 2 Vickers MG. Power from a 90 HP engine driving a GE generator which in turn drove 2 electric motors, one to each track. It preceded the German's Ferdinand/Elephant drive system by 26 years.
Trust me, I know that. Servant, lackey, breadwinner and he who makes the poop disappear. The only thing crazier than having a cat is not having more than one.It has been determined previously that the cats are the owners, and Paul is their pet... er... servant.
The 5 " kittens " seem to consider me their mother even though she is still here. Probably because I feed them and make their poop disappear.I recognise the first as likely a Birch Gun, but not as I remembered it. I then Wiki-ed it and found about the Mk III. For the Holt I had a vague memory of something from a 50+ year old tank book ... WW1, US, Holt? steam tank? ... and looked it up and found it. I don't keep such data in my head. I do manage to retain a rough direction to the right answer. Sometimes it's just "that reminds me a bit of X" and follow/google that initial lead. Having a very good library and reasonable proficiency in web searching makes completion possible. It's the old 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration thing.
I view cats as adopted non-human children. Like children they have overheads and are not obedient, but my experience is that they give great affection. The only bond a cat has is with its mother and a human becomes a replacement mother. A regular thing is one or more of my cats abandoning it's food to look for petting/attention. That is despite that cats are not pack animals and thus you cannot be pack leader, unlike with dogs.