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Tim Mackey24/12/2011 15:23:31
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Cynical old grump that I am, I have no time for superstition and other mumbo jumbo.
However, I did find this little event amusing.
Wifey and I went out for Christmas lunch today to one of our favourite hotels in Maenan, a few miles away.   Along with the usual Chrimbo paraphernalia, on our table were two Xmas crackers, so we gave them a pull.
Mrs Timbo got a spinning top, and guess what fell out of mine.

Now this in itself could be considered appropriate, however, note the highly swept wings, and bulbous nose area ...remind you of anything in particular ?

Now for the real spooky bit ...... The "model" has no fin.
 
And for those who have been looking in on my BUFF build thread, you will spot the resemblance to this real B52!


 Merry Christmas to all the forumites.
 

Edited By Tim Mackey on 24/12/2011 15:24:54

ken anderson.24/12/2011 15:33:22
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old saying...."the devil look's after his own'...... ..
 
Saint ken anderson ne..1 .... holy land dept...
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator24/12/2011 15:47:27
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Mmmm, well what happened was.... as Tim walked in the waiter said "Oh here's Timbo the highly esteemed and famous mod on Modelflying"
 
"Wow", said his mate, "you mean Tim of electric power fame! Boy, we get all the top celebs in here! Do you think he'll give us a write up on the forum?"
 
"Nah, no chance. Its well known that he is incorruptable - without fear or favour. But there is one way we might do it. Quick, chop the tale off that plastic B52 we just happen to have in the kitchen and stick it in his cracker - ohhh, missus!"
 
And there we are...unfortunately our boy Timbo fell for it and now the Maenan Abbey Hotel have their write up. Simples! Devious these restaurant people - do anything for a bit of publicity!
 
Alternatively,....it was just a coincidence - yeah, right! What's the odds of that?
 
BEB
Myron Beaumont24/12/2011 15:54:37
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It would have been a coincidence if there had been a sticky bun in the cracker 'cos we all know that Timbo consumes them inconsumately
Olly P24/12/2011 15:56:08
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I got one of these a couple of weeks ago, and then another little aircraft at the works christmas lunch....
 
I've more of these undamaged/fixed than r/c....
 
At least til the glue finishes drying...
Tim Mackey24/12/2011 16:23:57
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 24/12/2011 15:47:27:
Mmmm, well what happened was.... as Tim walked in the waiter said "Oh here's Timbo the highly esteemed and famous mod on Modelflying"
 
"Wow", said his mate, "you mean Tim of electric power fame! Boy, we get all the top celebs in here! Do you think he'll give us a write up on the forum?"
 
"Nah, no chance. Its well known that he is incorruptable - without fear or favour. But there is one way we might do it. Quick, chop the tale off that plastic B52 we just happen to have in the kitchen and stick it in his cracker - ohhh, missus!"
 
And there we are...unfortunately our boy Timbo fell for it and now the Maenan Abbey Hotel have their write up. Simples! Devious these restaurant people - do anything for a bit of publicity!
 
Alternatively,....it was just a coincidence - yeah, right! What's the odds of that?
 
BEB
 
LOL brilliant BEB
Terry Walters24/12/2011 17:17:47
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Tim - I read this because the title interested me but I am confused was there supposed to be some fin in this story because I missed the actual 'tale'!
 
Terry
Phil May24/12/2011 18:00:35
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Spooky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephen Grigg24/12/2011 19:36:00
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This refers to the one just below Terry
Tim Mackey24/12/2011 19:40:54
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Posted by Terry Walters on 24/12/2011 17:17:47:
Tim - I read this because the title interested me but I am confused was there supposed to be some fin in this story because I missed the actual 'tale'!
 
Terry

Yes, sorry Terry, I should have linked to the story here.

Myron Beaumont24/12/2011 21:45:23
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Timbo
I reckon it's a MIG ! Were they Russian crackers made in China
Tim Mackey24/12/2011 22:16:17
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Dunno mate.... could be, cos Ive got one of those too
Eric Bray25/12/2011 12:38:57
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You'll have to be more careful who you take on in combat with that wild thing, Tim!
Was that 52 going to Finningley, by any chance?
Tim Mackey25/12/2011 12:46:32
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LOL...heres a summary of the BUFF "tale"
On January 10, 1964, Boeing civilian test pilot Chuck Fisher and his three man crew lost their tail, the tail of their B-52H Stratofortress that is, at about 14,000 ft. over northern New Mexico's Sangre de Christo Mountains. Their mission was to shake, rattle and roll this big beast at high speed and low altitude to record sensor data on how such a profile affected the B-52's structure. They did their job. The vertical stabilizer blew off. Six hours later and after a lot of engineering on the ground and in the air, Fisher brought his B-52 home, with the coveted data. Many crews put their lives on the line to make this aircraft be the threat it was and is. Those who lost their lives must be looking down from Heaven in wonderment that the old beast is still one of the most feared weapon systems in the world.
Stephen Grigg25/12/2011 13:10:32
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Well they certainly did there job properly didnt they.Now that is dedication to duty
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator26/12/2011 16:32:54
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Well, the plot thickens!
 
In my Boxing Day cracker I got this.....
 

They're blurred because my hands are shaking with foreboding......(or it could just be that cameras and I don't get on!)
 
If David gets one I'm taking the whole matter to Sherlock Holmes.
 
BEB
Tim Mackey26/12/2011 17:38:36
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LOL
but dont worry BEB - at that size its obviously designed for leccy, and only got one set of wings - so obviously nothing to do with you mate.
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Another spooky one. I found a book on American Concept cars at a car boot sale, one I was interested in was a Buick Wildcat. So I did some research on it on the internet, then logged out, went for a walk.
 
A few minutes later a big 1970's -ish red American saloon (rare here) turned out of a car park , as it drove down the road I read the letters on the boot ( trunk). B U I C K!
 
 
Olly P28/12/2011 10:44:36
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BEB - that's the other one I've got. I've one of each of those....
Geoff Smith 128/12/2011 15:39:44
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 26/12/2011 16:32:54:
Well, the plot thickens!
 
In my Boxing Day cracker I got this.....
 

They're blurred because my hands are shaking with foreboding......(or it could just be that cameras and I don't get on!)
 
If David gets one I'm taking the whole matter to Sherlock Holmes.
 
BEB

Hey BEB I got two of those. Having a job finding room for the servo's though.

Geoff.............Cheap cracker dept.

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