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Posted: 3/3/2006 7:34:33 AM EDT
Kid, looking at my flight jacket. "Were you a pilot?"

'Forward Air Controller for Colonel Roosevelt in Cuba," I said with a smirk.

Mother looks at me, probably thought of the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

Kid gives me a dirty look. Starts counting on his fingers. Looks at me. "You have to be about 125 years old," says the kid.

"127, actually," I reply.

The old duffer behind us rolls his eyes. I wink at him. The old guy grins.

The mother looks confused.

"You don't look 127," says the kid.

"That's because I don't drink any cheap liquor. Only the good stuff." I reply.

Mother looks TOTALLY addled.

I point at the old guy. "He's only 36, but he looks that way because he drinks cheap whisky," I tell the kid.

Kid looks at the old guy. "You really 37?" he asks.

Old guy grins, gives me a smirk, looks at the kid. "That's right. See what cheap liquor does to a guy?"

Soccor mom just didn't get it.

I've said it before, there are a lot of kids out there that are a hell of a lot sharper than their parents.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:37:26 AM EDT
Hah! That's great!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:37:43 AM EDT
That's one sharp kid. I couldn't even tell you how old you would be to have been at Kettle Hill.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:37:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 8:46:03 AM EDT
Pic, you should have your own Candid Camera type show!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 8:47:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 8:49:46 AM EDT
Leave it to Piccolo to stirr it up.



Later,

Badredfish
P.S. How are all of the groupies?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:03:45 AM EDT
Was the mom hot at least?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:12:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
Mother looks TOTALLY addled.



Thanks - learned a new word today.

ad·dle
To muddle; confuse: “My brain is a bit addled by whiskey” (Eugene O'Neill).

addle
v. intr.
1. To become confused.
2. To become rotten, as an egg.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:15:48 AM EDT
Classic!



Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:16:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:18:21 AM EDT



Totally priceless, that was one smart kid. Tad gullible, but very smart.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:26:11 AM EDT
That's priceless. All that story needed was more SEC (may he rest in peace). You're a funny guy, Piccolo, and a quick thinker!
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 11:43:32 AM EDT
And..............ANOTHER Piccolo story gets saved to the hard drive.


Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:02:09 AM EDT
I'm laughing so hard it hurts...
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:05:06 AM EDT
someone should just follow piccolo around and film everything he does.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:06:48 AM EDT
Presto-Change-o! A sort of dreary day is magically transformed into a great day. Thanks for the laugh Pic.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:12:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
Kid, looking at my flight jacket. "Were you a pilot?"

'Forward Air Controller for Colonel Roosevelt in Cuba," I said with a smirk.

Mother looks at me, probably thought of the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

Kid gives me a dirty look. Starts counting on his fingers. Looks at me. "You have to be about 125 years old," says the kid.

"127, actually," I reply.

The old duffer behind us rolls his eyes. I wink at him. The old guy grins.

The mother looks confused.

"You don't look 127," says the kid.

"That's because I don't drink any cheap liquor. Only the good stuff." I reply.

Mother looks TOTALLY addled.

I point at the old guy. "He's only 36, but he looks that way because he drinks cheap whisky," I tell the kid.

Kid looks at the old guy. "You really 37?" he asks.

Old guy grins, gives me a smirk, looks at the kid. "That's right. See what cheap liquor does to a guy?"

Soccor mom just didn't get it.

I've said it before, there are a lot of kids out there that are a hell of a lot sharper than their parents.



Consider a hidden camera for some of these gags. VERY funny stuff!!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:15:09 AM EDT
OK, I must be stupid. What's the deal with "cheap liquor?"
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:19:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
OK, I must be stupid. What's the deal with "cheap liquor?"





Damned kids today!


Anyone who is any one KNOWS that cheap liquor will age a man years ahead of his time.

With my 128th birthday coming up, I don't look a day over 50. That's because I ONLY drink the good stuff.

Right now there are a lot of guys in their early 30s posing as WW2 vets and getting away with it because they have been drinking cheap booze.

Ages a man fast, long before his years!

Whatever you do, don't drink no cheap booze!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:19:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:20:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
OK, I must be stupid. What's the deal with "cheap liquor?"



Maddog 20/20
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:20:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
OK, I must be stupid. What's the deal with "cheap liquor?"


Damned kids today!

Anyone who is any one KNOWS that cheap liquor will age a man years ahead of his time.

With my 128th birthday coming up, I don't look a day over 50. That's because I ONLY drink the good stuff.

Right now there are a lot of guys in their early 30s posing as WW2 vets and getting away with it because they have been drinking cheap booze.

Ages a man fast, long before his years!

Whatever you do, don't drink no cheap booze!


I...just...don't...get it.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:32:37 AM EDT
This is the funniest shit I have seen all day!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:38:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:43:03 AM EDT
Ok. Pic, for us kids, what qualifies as Cheap, and The Good Stuff?

Jim Beam?

Jack Daniels?

Bacardi 151?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:47:13 AM EDT
nice to know the kid knows about the Rough Riders
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:33:45 AM EDT
Must be going to a private school.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:01:20 PM EDT


Bravo!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:29:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 12:30:51 PM EDT by Joe_Blacke]
So the kid was smart enough to figure out when President Roosevelt fought in Cuba. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to figure out when the airplane was invented, and first used in combat.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:33:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Usafwolfe:
Must be going to a private school.



Yes, I'm suprised he even knew who Teddy Roosevelt was, with the pitiful state of many (not ALL) public schools these days.

That's a classic one, Piccolo.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:42:38 PM EDT
And just where was the SEC during this BS storm?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:45:45 PM EDT
Pic,

When are you going to write that book?



CMOS


PS: Get another SEC!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:40:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:
So the kid was smart enough to figure out when President Roosevelt fought in Cuba. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to figure out when the airplane was invented, and first used in combat.





I flew a hot air balloon.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:04:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:
So the kid was smart enough to figure out when President Roosevelt fought in Cuba. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to figure out when the airplane was invented, and first used in combat.





I flew a hot air balloon.



As a CAC? Damn impressive. Back before we had radar, and actual radio communications. What did you use for comms?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:49:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:
So the kid was smart enough to figure out when President Roosevelt fought in Cuba. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to figure out when the airplane was invented, and first used in combat.





I flew a hot air balloon.



As a CAC? Damn impressive. Back before we had radar, and actual radio communications. What did you use for comms?



tin cans and a string probably, or maybe a lantern at night, morse code you know, maybe smoke signals?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:58:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:
So the kid was smart enough to figure out when President Roosevelt fought in Cuba. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to figure out when the airplane was invented, and first used in combat.





I flew a hot air balloon.



As a CAC? Damn impressive. Back before we had radar, and actual radio communications. What did you use for comms?





Semaphore and mirrors.


I was an FAC. I'd spot the enemy and mark the pos with a WP.

Then the fast movers would take it from there. They were Hot air balloons with sails and Gatlings. A gunner with a strong right arm could sure prep a tree line!

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:58:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
pic,

i am sorry but i am calling BS this time.

No way in hell that kid knew history that well



I was at my inlaws for Easter last year.
My neice and nephew were watching a cartoon on PBS.
It was boring as hell, being on PBS and all.

Anyway, I was trying to keep the kids entertained, so I asked the boy
about the cartoon. He was 8 years old. I figured he was confused because
they weren't shooting lasers at each other.

I said "so, do you suppose that was the civil war? how long ago do you suppose that was?"

He said, "no, look at their clothes, that was the revolutionary war".

I had to watch the rest of the damn show to determine he was right.

As soon as I think the educational system is screwed up forever,
a child surprises me.


Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:59:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By whs78:

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Joe_Blacke:
So the kid was smart enough to figure out when President Roosevelt fought in Cuba. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to figure out when the airplane was invented, and first used in combat.





I flew a hot air balloon.



As a CAC? Damn impressive. Back before we had radar, and actual radio communications. What did you use for comms?



tin cans and a string probably, or maybe a lantern at night, morse code you know, maybe smoke signals?



Semaphore?
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