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Former baseball player dies in plane crash

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by KLB, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Assuming the environmentals don’t go first and you freeze to death or water runs out before air or a microscopic space rock doesn’t puncture your suit or you get an itch on the bottom of your foot or ... yeesh, drowning doesn’t sound so bad all of a sudden.
     
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  2. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    Way too much time to think about how helpless you are. And like Miller said, imagine you got an itchy nose or something like that you can't scratch? No thanks. When I die I want to go like my grandfather, peacefully in my sleep. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.
     
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  3. Baronpilot244

    Baronpilot244 Killick Stoker

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    Spent many weeks and months at sea on a Boomer (U.K. SSBN) in my former life - my biggest fear was that my family wouldn't really have known how, why, when or where I bought it...

    Bp244
     
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  4. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Thanks for that! I spent my service becoming a demon at spades while I waited for something to break. If I died doing my job, it would of been because I touched 75,000 amps while doing a PM on a piece of RADAR equipment, or I finally got fragged for cheating at spades. Either way, family would of known I died a dumbass.
    What's your favorite sub movie? I'm thinking of mine, bet its the same.
     
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  5. Baronpilot244

    Baronpilot244 Killick Stoker

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    Used to be Hunt for Red October until I saw K19 Widowmaker!

    Bp244
     
  6. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Ahhh, totally off! Das Boots, with the subtitles, not the English dub. Greatest sub movie ever made.
    K19 was pretty awesome too and Red October has its place on the mantle, for sure.
     
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  7. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Watch this clip from Hunt for Red October.

    At 1:37 and 1:45. When Alec Baldwin is discussing fuel reserve with the helicopter aircraft commander, look at the clear helmet visor of the enlisted aircrewman who is listening in on the conversation. In his helmet visor at those times, you can see a reflection of flightline ramp and movie crewmembers walking around on the ramp where the SH-3 Sea King helo is actually parked. :)

     
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  8. ATN_Pilot

    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    I don't know, I do love Crimson Tide. But Red October has Sir Sean Connery. Tough call.
     
  9. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    What is there even to debate? The best sub movie is Down Periscope without question.
     
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  10. RDoug

    RDoug Well-Known Member

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    Nope.

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; 20th Century Fox, 1961; Starring: Walther Pigeon, Peter Lorre, Robert Sterling, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden; Director: Irwin Allen
     
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  11. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Have you seen Das Boot?
     
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  12. jonny

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    Thats why you don't have bananas on a boat.
     
  13. A80TRACON

    A80TRACON I'm just glad to be here, happy to be alive

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    Das Boot without a doubt
     
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    Kingairer Well-Known Member

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    Alright alright alright, the answer is u571!
     
  15. ATN_Pilot

    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    I haven't! Need to add it to my list.
     
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  16. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    How the eff have you not seen Das Boot? That's a cinematic masterpiece and mandatory viewing. You need to watch the full directors cut in German with subtitles.
     
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  17. ATN_Pilot

    ATN_Pilot Socialist Pig Member

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    There are actually a lot of classics that I've never gotten around to watching. I only recently watched Citizen Kane and Casablanca for the first time.
     
  18. Acrofox

    Acrofox All fox

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    I will defecate into your pillowcase.
     
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  19. Acrofox

    Acrofox All fox

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    Yes, it is. A million thumbs up for Das Boot.

    There may have been a time, long ago, where I was an a.net style geek about the Gato-class fleet sub.

    -Fox
     
  20. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    The Abyss
     
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