The light at the end of the tunnel

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  1. thumsup

    thumsup Member

  2. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    It is my sad and solemn duty to inform all of you that the light at the end of the tunnel will shortly be extinguished. It was the headlight of a Yugo, production of which in now discontinued.

    When the battery runs down, the light will be no more. :sad:
  3. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    :eek: Tell me it ain't so! wall1
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Sadly, it appears to be. I hope you will all join the members of the Tunnel Society as we bury an old car battery in our backyards by the light of the full moon.

    We must do what we can to keep this memory alive.
  5. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    I know, lets take a collection for a new die hard. :twisted:
  6. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Actually I was thinking that a battery charger might work better.

    Not to mention the environmental impact we will cause by burying a car battery in our back yards.

    And I can't go out on during a full moon. Bad things happen, at least thats what the voice that tells me I'm a Werewolf says. :eek:
  7. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    Where is Les when we need him? He's not here.
  8. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    You keep talking about this Les feller...who is this guy?
  9. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    I don't know I've never seen him.
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Look under :imagination, figments of". we'll bury it in the neighbor's back yard. Picky, picky, picky.
  11. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Fine. But if we are going to do that the voice in my head that thinks he is Napoleon (although I just think he's nuts!!! :rolleyes:) insists we invade the neighbor's back yard and claim it for France!
  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    My voices just keep telling me to load my guns. :cool:

    Know where we can buy a French flag?
  13. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

  14. thumsup

    thumsup Member

  15. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    IS the French flag all white on one side?
  16. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Ouch! :mrgreen:
  17. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    Then there was a conference in France where a number of
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    During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room
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    ……………..You could have heard a pin drop.
    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that
    included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French
    Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of
    Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone
    was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French
    admiral suddenly complained that, 'whereas Europeans learn many
    languages, Americans learn only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always
    have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'
    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the
    Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have
    to speak German.'
    …………………….You could have heard a pin drop.
    A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France
    on a tour. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris
    by plane.. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport
    in his carry on. 'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs
    officer asked sarcastically.

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    'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on
    arrival in France !'

    The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly

    explained. 'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to.'
    …………..You could have heard a pin drop.

    What Is A Veteran?
    A "Veteran" -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who,

    at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to, and including his life."

    There are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact!

  18. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    :mrgreen:Bravo Yellowlynn:mrgreen:

  19. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    No, that is the Italian flag. A properly made French flag looks exactly like an American flag when turned on it's side. Very useful at times. The Italians, meanwhile, a very good at making theirs resemble the flag of Mexico.

    Tetters - well done!

    Yellowlynn: extremely well done.
  20. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    Alright you guys, who dropped that pin?

    C'mon, 'fess up.

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