Morning Free Association: It’s May!

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Hey guys, we made it through another week of social distancing! Instead of writing up yet another article on what Gary Bettman has to say about The Pause and The Reset or what some Bruins player said on a chat with the press/ STHs, I thought I’d just say this:

It’s May!

It’s spring!

And we all only have about 3456 days to get through this whole deal with The Rona.

This weekend, we would have celebrated Polish Fest in Boston for the first time in 2 years (last year was difficult) and probably watched a Bruins playoff game with Stanislaw and Princess Polonia but it was cancelled. So, this weekend’s Zoom meeting will be our defacto Polish Fest. Grab your OK Beer, kielbasy, and all of the pierogi, wave hello to Princess Polonia and pretend that you’re missing the re-enactment of the Battle of Pulaski Mulch even though it’s right in front of you. See you then!

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Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. Yay it’s Friday finally. Had a dream last night Binging with Babish was trying to get a group of us away from monsters in a warehouse but they had us surrounded.

Looking forward to Zoomski Polish Fest!

The London Bear
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Hadn’t heard of Binging with Babish but I love the idea of cooking dishes from film and TV! I will have to have a deeper dive into this …

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yeah, it’s a neat concept. As far as youtube cooking show are concerned I’m a You Suck at Cooking fanatic.

Quaider4ever
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Food from movies!!! I love it! Any movie except Cool Hand Luke! I’m starting with Mujeres al Borde de in Ataque de Nervios… Gazpacho! Agua Por Chocolate has some great food! The list goes on and on!!!

Quaider4ever
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Good Morning!!
The rains came down and the river calls! Happy May Day!!

The London Bear
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Mornin all.

Happy International Day of (furloughed) Workers!

I can’t claim to feel the pain of missing out on Polish Fest but I do miss swigging a can of Zywiec at the bus stop on the way home from work. Yeah, I’m comfortable with my lifestyle choices …

Every Thursday evening at 8 we have the Clap for Carers, you’ve probably heard about. It’s particularly significant for us because our stretch is right next to a major hospital. There was a nice touch last night when, after the applause died down, all the emergency vehicles put their sirens on.

There was meant to be a Spitfire flypast as well, but the weather was unsuitable unfortunately. There’s a small airport a couple of miles away that was a major air force Base in WW2, and they have a hanger there dedicated to restoring old warplanes.

Quaider4ever
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We have our version of clap for carers Sunday evening!

I love old airplanes!!! I worked on F-15s when I was in the USAF, but always dug the older planes!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

The P-51 was always a favorite. The B-58 Hustler was super cool, but the avionics needed to control it hadn’t been invented yet. It would up in the boneyard after a few crashes.

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

The Vulcan B-2… I was on temporary duty with some Aussies that flew them… very cool.

The London Bear
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Oh wow – didn’t know you were in the air force or that you knew so much about planes!

My dad is a member of the ‘Vulcan to the Sky’ society, although there isn’t currently an airworthy example, sadly. It’s truly an awesome sight when it’s in the air!

The airport near us is Biggin Hill – you can get a tour of the restoration hanger and sit in one of the Spitfires – which Dad and I did a year or two ago.

They also have a two-seater Spitfire that you can get a ride in, but that was slightly out of our price range!

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Ok, now you guys just just made me go through the history of post-WW-II high speed experimental bombers.
I hadn’t known the model name of the Hustler, but that was my favorite as a kid – the delta wing just had a real “space-age” vibe to it.

I never knew the military put so much effort into the concept of nuclear-powered aircraft. I don’t really even understand how that was supposed to work. (that was really a B-70 thing)

Quaider4ever
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I’d love a ride in that Spitfire!
I spent a couple years at Langley AFB in Virginia. Lots of visitors from DC and home of 1st Tactical Air Command. We also had a lot of air shows. Old plane flyovers and tours of is planes.
My oldest remembers sitting in the cockpit of an F-15. I had it hooked up to a computer that made the plane think it was flying. It was on jacks, so we put the gear up and messed around with the weapons systems. Great fun!

Satan 81's Sister
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I approve of your lifestyle choices!