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31 Mar 2013 09:53
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John N. Ritter wrote:
Aridas, I truly find that version of Popeye gross, disturbing, to a degree I find surprising

Having hung around old salts for much of my childhood and having some as relatives (including me pap), I can say without fear of contradiction that it captures their spirit quite well.

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31 Mar 2013 11:46
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Hey look! The thread is right where we left it!

Happy birthday, big guy! It's great to have you around again!

Any plans for the day?

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28 Mar 2014 07:30
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Happy Birthday :)

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28 Mar 2014 17:26
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Thank you both, Bill snd Bernard!

I am taking it easy. It is the last birthday my son will be at home. I am trying to record every moment of it with my eyes snd ears for those times, you know, when it won't be as kinetic.

My son bought me a well loved copy of Milton's Paradise Lost from the late 18th century. I doubt if he was thinking of the Khan-ection but hey, who knows? My wife bought me a batch of books and DVDs by space artist extraordinaire Scott Robertson. Also a lexicon of words and phrases from the Jack Aubrey novels. A nice haul, indeed.

I'm going to sit down with my family now and watch one of my very favorite films, "None But The Brave" starting Frank Sinatra and Clint Walker. Sorta like Enemy Mine but on a WW2 Pacific island.

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28 Mar 2014 18:10
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Happy B'day.... :)

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28 Mar 2014 18:59
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Happy Birthday mate! :D


28 Mar 2014 19:27
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Thank you, fellas. Good to see you both.

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Belated as I haven't been online in a few days, but Happy Birthday!! So you mean that copy your son gave you was physically printed in the late 18th century? That's quite cool.

Mark

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Yes. Isn't that neat?

Thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a great day. :D

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