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Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:47 am
by Quill
:D :D :D

Re: Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:13 am
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Quill wrote::D :D :D
Nun? ;)

Admitting clerk: "I need some information about her."
Expectant but unwed father: "What do you need to know?"
Clerk: "What religion is she?"
Father to be: "Uhh, I actually don't know..."
Clerk: "I'll put down 'None'."
FTB: "Oh, no, I'm sure she was never one of those!"

For readers less familiar with pilot stuff than friend Quill obviously is, the two yellow connected objects are wheel chocks used for aircraft to keep them from rolling in wind.

They have for many decades been traditionally made of wood (for smaller aircraft) and in recent times some injection molded plastic ones have been around.

Almost every new pilot has sat on the ramp, revving his engine, wondering why the craft isn't moving --- and then looks at the ground outside of the window and sheepishly shuts down to take care of one last item on his checklist.

They might make reasonable nunchukas, after all. They certainly would extend Jenny's reach to her opponent's head.

What are the chances that Jenny will become an honorary lioness?

Re: Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 1:09 pm
by Mako
LevelHead wrote:
Quill wrote::D :D :D
Nun? ;)

FTB: "Oh, no, I'm sure she was never one of those!"
Ha! :D
Almost every new pilot has sat on the ramp, revving his engine, wondering why the craft isn't moving --- and then looks at the ground outside of the window and sheepishly shuts down to take care of one last item on his checklist.
And I've never done the same thing in the pits at the track with my hotrods, no sirree, never ever... :oops:
They might make reasonable nunchukas, after all. They certainly would extend Jenny's reach to her opponent's head.

What are the chances that Jenny will become an honorary lioness?
I suspect Scobee will be there toot sweet, or perhaps Security.

It is remarkable that the plane was allowed to both land and take off, those Lion's got some serious Juice. Also intersting to see two prides are apparently in competition as well. This is our first real look at lion's place in the 21CF world.

I'm thinking this is going to be a pretty long and detailed story arc. I hope Lindy can autopilot it's way around Jupiter ok. Those lions have really put the entire program at risk. Someone's mane is gonna get trimmed big time over this...

Hmmm there's the seed of a possible LH poem in all that last paragraph somewhere I think :)

CYa!
Mako

Re: Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:35 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Mako wrote:...I'm thinking this is going to be a pretty long and detailed story arc. I hope Lindy can autopilot its way around Jupiter OK. Those lions have really put the entire program at risk. Someone's mane is gonna get trimmed big time over this...

Hmmm there's the seed of a possible LH poem in all that last paragraph somewhere I think :)
Hmmm.

It seemed that I had been invoked, somehow. ;)
Some other things are beetling my brow,
But I will see what thoughts the weekend brings.
At least there's now a place to put those things! :)

Re: Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:51 pm
by Baxtrr
Mako wrote:It is remarkable that the plane was allowed to both land and take off, those Lion's got some serious Juice. Also intersting to see two prides are apparently in competition as well. This is our first real look at lion's place in the 21CF world.

I'm thinking this is going to be a pretty long and detailed story arc. I hope Lindy can autopilot it's way around Jupiter ok. Those lions have really put the entire program at risk. Someone's mane is gonna get trimmed big time over this...

Hmmm there's the seed of a possible LH poem in all that last paragraph somewhere I think :)

CYa!
Mako
I think we needn't worry over Lindbergh any more;
It's following its program and the best is still in store.
With little intervention it will cruise the Jovian skies
And beam back reams of bytes for Barb and Beth to analyze.

But down on Earth, dear readers, the situation's dire;
Our hero's in a fox box, and the girl of his desire
Is left upon the tarmac with her tail between her knees
As her ex deals with a skull that's buzzing like a swarm of bees.

The only thing between her and the guy who wants her nabbed
is a pair of blocks tied up with string, that she quickly grabbed.
The lion's dumb and smug, I don't think he realizes
That dealing with a pilot, life's chock full of surprises.

A mystery to ponder on: the smooth young lioness
Who got rid of poor Jenny without rumpling her dress.
An honor code against a damsel in distress? Who knows?
We haven't any data..our mass confusion grows.

We do not know the lions' prides reaction, what they said
About a tiny fox who left a massive lion dead.
It may well be they think he's one of THEM for such a task--
But can you just BELIEVE such massive hubris, may I ask?

The lion's girl is pregnant but I think that's not their aim;
The duel over Jenny seems to be their major game.
The fact she was the one for whom the lion lost his life
Has earned her more attention than the dead guy's not-quite-wife.

It's looking grim, I must admit, an outlook not so nice
(And I was looking forward to deep-dish with extra mice!)
But Scotto's never let us down before, so I'll just say
We're in for quite a ride before the heroes win the day.

So trust me when I say to you that passion and sweet youth
Will overcome old treachery--for that's the Figment's truth!
The mane event is still to come but it'll work out fine--
I may be just a Figment but I'm certainly not a lion.

Thank you, thank you. I'm here all week. Don't forget to tip your server.

bax

Re: Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:57 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Bravo! Well done! I like it, Baxtrr! :)

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 3:06 pm
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Well, it is now obvious -- we need a simple Poetry link on the left side. And what a grand entrance you've made to that stage, friend Baxtrr!

To which I can only reply:
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I am not quite as sanguine on neglected Lindbergh's fate
As Baxtrr was in his eloquent summary to date.
The probe is at a distance and the situation's new -
I'd hate to stake my life on those conditions. Now, would you?

Poor Jack is getting used to being caged up and confined.
I wouldn't blame him if another mouse-pounce was in mind.
First Scobee's team detained him, as he wasn't leonine
Now once again he's boxed in as each pride declares "he's mine!"

So Fox is in the Box, but still the cat is in the bag:
There's so much that can happen, so it's not yet time to brag.
I do think there's no evidence that Lion prides could care
What Lindy's circumstances are - to them, it isn't there.

But fates (and Scott!) conspire to throw wrinkles into plans
Along with monkey-wrenches (ones designed for primate hands)
Perhaps one team is pridemates of the wealthy lion's paw,
The other from his fianc

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:34 pm
by Kellogg
Bravo Bax! Well done! :D

(Oddly enough, I think that's the first original poetry I've seen from you.
Isn't all your music instrumental?)
LevelHead wrote:Well, it is now obvious -- we need a simple Poetry link on the left side.
I can fix that! :D

Scott

Re: Nun-chock-us!

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 5:56 pm
by Mako
baxtrr wrote: I think we needn't worry over Lindbergh any more;
It's following its program and the best is still in store.
Bravo Sir!!!

Very nicely done, and even a nice Figment verse too, yay!

Deep Dish with extra mice indeed, ha! :D

CYa!
Mako
Poetically Challenged in Zzyzx

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 6:15 pm
by Mako
LevelHead wrote: I do think there's no evidence that Lion prides could care
What Lindy's circumstances are - to them, it isn't there.
Indeed and that's a major oversite if you ask me. Surely there are greater Powers That Be to keep the lions in line, otherwise every bus stop would resemble a self serve Leonide deli...
Perhaps one team is pridemates of the wealthy lion's paw,
The other from his fianc

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 6:18 am
by Kellogg
Bravo Level Head! :D

Excellent points in impeccable verse. :)

I think there are some points I need to clarify:
The Arcangel took off without clearance.
In fact, it took off from the taxi-way. But cutting
off to the control tower would have been too
much of a diversion away from the action.

On the possible intelligence or lack thereof of
the lion:

They're currently on a a very large, flat
and featureless field (as you'd expect for an air
strip that can service vehicles returning from
orbit.) The lion can see for miles in just about
every direction and his helicopter is close by.
At the moment, he has no real threats to put
him on guard, other than a very small vixen
with her hackles up and a pair of chocks.

The voice coming in over his goggle set is
the pilot of the helicopter.

This is the same lion who managed to
sneak in and box up Jack without folks noticing,
so he can't be all that stupid, however, there is
a great deal of arrogance involved, which I think
can be chocked up to the nature of large Lions. :wink:

Scott

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:05 am
by ZOMBIE USER 6611
Scott Kellogg wrote:there is a great deal of arrogance involved, which I think can be chocked up to the nature of large Lions."
Oh, yes.

And what the rotor-hub assembly is now going through might be known in the movie trade as swash-buckling.

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 9:09 am
by Sparrow
LevelHead wrote:And what the rotor-hub assembly is now going through might be known in the movie trade as swash-buckling.
Nicely articulated.

Sparrow

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 10:33 am
by Baxtrr
Kellogg wrote:Bravo Bax! Well done! :D
Thank you. But I must bow to the Master in these matters; LH has taken my crude verses to a higher plane, much to my delight.
(Oddly enough, I think that's the first original poetry I've seen from you.
Isn't all your music instrumental?)
Poetry and music are orthogonal. I am not prepared to argue this point, as I feel it on a gut level (and therefore it may apply to only me).

But yes, this is the first time I've done verse in a net.forum, unless you count my occasional humorous haiku.
LevelHead wrote:Well, it is now obvious -- we need a simple Poetry link on the left side.
I can fix that! :D

Scott
Please don't, if it's just on my behalf. LH deserves his props...I just dabble.

bax