Andrew Rannells - The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording - I Believe
Live 2011 Tony Awards performance
or The Drifters - Every Night's Saturday Night - You're More Than a Number in My Little Red Book
or Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Love Their Country - East Bound and Down
Cover of Jerry Reed
from the album "Smokey and the Bandit soundtrack"
Edit: Adding message later - work interrupts ;(
Sorry for taking so long - got crazy busy!
Hear ye, hear ye! The cards
are in! Let it be known to all barons of media that it is written in stone
how "He that speaks with french-fried potato breath"
will succeed! :) I'm framing this one
for my plastic paddy
gingervitis stricken wife
's birthday! Oh, God!
It felt like I was visited by George Burns! :P The beautiful
way in which it all unfolded brought me to tears
! :) There is true magic
in this thread!
WhiteElk: It's a small world
Right on :)
While you were at Carowinds i was just a couple hundred miles to your south at MCAS Beaufort. Dad was stationed there at times, during the 70's. i well remember the Bicentennial!! i was 7, and it was a big deal to all those around me. i still save a bicentennial quarter and half-dollar, and still hold a place in heart for that national celebration of 200 years of Independence.
My dad dug VW's! We had a couple campers (ideal for young military families who frequently transfer between duty stations). He had a number of Beatles. And a Squareback...
in more ways than one! We were right next to each other! I'm a Navy aviation veteran too!:) Spring 1974
with my transistor radio
This was our camper called "Smokey"
that was used on that debut Carowinds trip. It had their original bumper sticker on it.
Here I am at Pullen Park
(far right) with Mom early summer of 74.
We would usually walk around campus and stroll through the Free Expression Tunnel
on park days too. Mom
was into convertible Karmann-Ghia
s. She had a few
Speaking earlier of summer '75 it's hard not to also think of Jaws
and how many times
I saw that masterpiece over the summer. :) I had just seen it right before that pic for the first time. Soon after Dickie Goodman's "Mr. Jaws"
parody came out and I couldn't stop listening to it. This game has always reminded me of that "ghost in the machine" bit.
I guess it's time for Tom Cruise
to come "out of the closet"
Hello world! This is my name
(summer '73). Here is the tartan
of my clan's kilt
! You've seen this side of RADAR Love
with the music assoc. game so now I'll explain the other radios that I loved.
I grew up in Wilmington
) at the beach in Cape Fear
and in "The City of Oaks."
Soon after grade school I joined the Navy and became a Aviation electronics technician
on the F-14
(Weapon systems, RADAR, countermeasures, communications, navigation, etc.) in Fighter Squadron 84
(VF-84 Jolly Rogers). We also did reconnaissance photography work since we were a TAPRS outfit.
My maiden deployment was during the first Gulf War. Once the squadron disbanded in '95 we took over VF-103 "Sluggers"
in true privateer
fashion! :P Although F-14's were technically nicknamed "Tomcats" these were my beautiful screaming birds
! :P Our callsign is "Victory" and our unofficial nickname is "The Hollywood Squadron" due to always being used for film/t.v. given how our mascot (skull and crossbones) is very photogenic.(credits
and more credits
). I was on detachment with them at NAS Key West
for the aerial shots used in Executive Decision.
Our mascot's name is Ensign Jack Ernie.
His bones are fashioned into the Jolly Roger and encased in glass
that travels everywhere with the squadron (origins of his name
used for the legend). Later on I taught and did curriculum development as a subject matter expert on the same material. It was never lost upon me how coincidental it was growing up in Wilmington (Wilmywood) in the shadow of the Outer Banks/Graveyard of the Atlantic
that not only served as home to privateers like Blackbeard
(Edward Teach) but also the Wright bros. first flight at (Kill Devil Hills
) and then end up in that squadron.
After I left the Navy I studied electrical engineering at NCSU
. I now live in Kissimmee
near the "Stepford"
community that Walt built
for Disney employees called Celebration.
Here are some of my squid
pics: Jolly Roger F-14 and Corsair
at an airshow POTUS Clinton visiting
before heading out in support of Yugoslav Wars