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The Old Hack

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  1. Okay. It is no secret that I am a huge WWII buff, or at least it probably won't shock anyone here to learn it. I love a great many topics related to the war but one of my absolute favourites since childhood is fighter planes. I had a huge collection of model airplanes I'd assembled myself which took up almost half the space of one room. I just got hold of a DVD with a TV program about WWII German fighter jets, something which normally fascinates me endlessly. I sat down ready for an hour of happy geeking out. Then the narrator began. And droned on and on and on. I have never before heard anyone on TV with such a terribly boring voice. After a while I actually fell ASLEEP. The last I remembered was something about having trouble getting the High Command to allocate resources enough to developing their jets and then I woke up to something about how fuel shortages made it nearly impossible for the German jets to take to the air in the spring of '45. That narrator was so boring that he made me sleep through almost a whole program about one of the topics most fascinating to me throughout my life. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE.
  2. Notice: Temporary absence

    Hey guys. My quarterly notice about still being alive and kicking. I am paying attention to moderator notices and my inbox, so remember to get in touch with me through there if anything happens. I am going to the US for a month to visit a close friend who needs some assistance recovering from illness and I am cheaper than hiring a home nurse anyway. I should still be able to watch the forums, though. I hope you are all doing well ~tOH.
  3. Notice: Temporary absence

    To the good people of this forum, due to me being overstressed and tired, I am temporarily cutting my presence on these forums back. I am sorry. I will, however, still be paying attention to any direct messages aimed at me as well as any requests for moderator intervention. I apologise for this but I need some time with less going on. Best regards, ~tOH.
  4. Notice: Temporary absence

    It's all right, we'll just ask for a new one when we have used the old one up. Oh wait.
  5. Notice: Temporary absence

    I am very sorry but I am only a moderator, so I can't do anything about that. You'll need to get an admin to deal with it.
  6. Notice: Temporary absence

    Just wanted to say that I am still around and regularly checking these forums to see if there are any reports or messages to me. I hope everybody is doing all right. ~tOH.
  7. http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-45
  8. Notice: Temporary absence

    Understood. I will keep you posted. This time I am not nearly fatally ill, I hope.
  9. Story Monday February 25, 2019

  10. Story Monday February 18, 2019

    http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-41 I feel tempted to ask Dan what he has been smoking, but...
  11. Things that make you sad.

    It does.
  12. Things that make you sad.

    [Content note: Pet illness.] My wife's cat Saki is struggling with a very serious infection. Saki was born with a noticeable overbite and it has made her very prone to infections in her mouth and throat. She has been on Prednisol treatments for a rather long time now, something which concerned her vet because of long term issues but alternate treatment methods did not yield good results and without it the poor thing was just so miserable. We have been aware that this might shorten Saki's life but accepted the tradeoff so she would at least have a good life until her time came. We just hadn't expected that it might come this fast. She might still survive for now, but right now it isn't looking good. Both I and my wife are stressing over this and I've had some trouble sleeping.
  13. http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-39
  14. Story Monday February 4, 2019

  15. Story Monday February 4, 2019

    Why would I do anything so moronic as that? Death is not being irresponsible. He is performing a necessary and even vital service. Or possibly a post-vital one.
  16. Story Monday February 4, 2019

    They need to get hold of that Wotch woman and get her behind bars. What she does is just plain reckless and abusive.
  17. This Day In History

    I remember him. He was surrounded by scandals. Surely the most scandal haunted president of all time. He brought a locker room atmosphere to the Oval Office. A blemish on its reputation it may never live down. I bet he also used locker room talk, which is so unforgivable that he should have been impeached for it. Then it got worse. See? He was so unbelievably unpresidential. Surely the United States will never see a president who is more unprofessional and undisciplined than that.
  18. NP Friday February 1, 2019

  19. This Day In History

    I most certainly do. I have admired her ever since she stole the Mason-Dixon line. That is impressive. Especially since 1) it only appears on maps and 2) no-one can even agree on precisely where it is supposed to lie.
  20. This Day In History

    But where in the world is Carmen San Diego?
  21. Last Post Wins

    Good. Good. Let the greed flow.
  22. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Look, don't come here with that nonsense. It is the sort of thing that radical commie Henry Ford liked to do.
  23. This Day In History

    As Vyacheslav von Pehle so wisely said about this: "What this country needs is a short victorious war to stem the tide of revolution." Though I am almost completely sure that he was not referring to Japan.
  24. Last Post Wins

    The Ferengi would disagree. As the 97th Rule of Acquisition states, "Enough... is never enough."
  25. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Look, I told your descendants that it was not a good idea to throw bearers of ill news to the crocodiles and that all they would accomplish was to filter the most dedicated postmen out, but would they listen? Nooooooo.