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WCsailor

New Member
Don't forget being a USSailing official....

Or thinking Laser Masters aren't all that old
Well, that doesn't sound too silly... which I thought was the point of this thread...

But my quick research discovered that age divisions were scored within the fleet as follows: Apprentice Masters (35-44), Masters (45-54), Grand Masters (55-64), and Great Grand Masters (65+); plus women's categories. I would be in the Masters catagory based on age.

And now for something completely different...

We just celebrated LABOR DAY and if raising children was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway...
 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
When you divide distance a pumpkin rolls in one revolution by teh height of it as it lies there....



You get....


 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
so...

Wouldn't it be great if we could have a "rumble strip" around the perimeter of the racecourse? There sould be a bunch of short choppy waves all along the weather side of the layline so we who take too many flyers could know when we have completely banged the corner.

Attn technical committee?? Have you a plan??
 

LooserLu

LooserLu
LU sent me a wonderful laser model sailboat to buoild. It is sitting in my office and everyonbe who comes in asks "Where did you get that?"

I reply. A crazy guy from across the ocean sent it tto me. Crazy in a good way. Lu is truly wonderul.

Thanks LU!!!!

Gouv (& Merrily), your next Laser 1:18 from the out-of-the-box-small-boatbuilder did arrive here :)
Time for me, to get the Quingdao-videos prepared for Merrily ...
And no, it is not me at the photo below. It's a photo of a Laserite of Lake Constance, that another friend did post to me. I'm not sure about this Laserite you see at that photo, probably he secretly did use the Rooster 8.1 one time to much ...... but I'm 150% sure, LaserPerformance and several "Laser-direct"-store owners do like those photos, in a special way of view ...

Cheers
Lu
 

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gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
I have been working on a speed restriction device for lasers. Lots of Mothers have expressed concerns about their children sailing too fast and hitting things. I have discovered that the pastel colored ones are more likely to blend in with the boat and , as the kids are not embarrased by their presence, the pastel ones are easier to sell.

My pitch??

Mine is the governor pale in color. YOur kid's boats won't go bam ma.




Hey.. Don't be biden your time about laughing at my joke!!!

Print this out and read it on the John
 

Merrily

Administrator
Oh my darlin', oh my darlin', oh my darlin', Clementine.
She is lost and gone forever, oh my darlin', Clementine.

OK, don't know where that came from, but it is silly.

Hey, Clementine would be a great name for a Laser, don't ya' think?

Or how about Susanna, with a banjo on your knee?

Maynard G. Krebs?

Okey, dokey?

Sinfully delicious?

How about painting upside down on your centerboard? If you can read this, I'm losing.
 
Political Post Turtle:

'..The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle".

"You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, and she doesn't know what to do while she's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with".'
 

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Merrily

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Lu, you have your own town? :D I'd like to see if there's any contests at Janetsburg. Are there any Janet Towns, Villes, Cities out there?

Isn't it "pumpkin"-season?
some couple of days before, we had the famous "big pumpkin paddle-contest" at Ludwigsburg in the near of Stuttgart.
-> http://www.juckerfarmart.de/fotogalerie/2008_kuerbisregatta_neu/_DSC3625.php
That brings me to the idea to put a Laser 4.7er Rigg onto such a selfmade/full-salvageable "hull"...
Did anyone tried it or is there perhaps already a "big-pumpkin Laser race" somewhere ... ;)
 

LooserLu

LooserLu
Lu, you have your own town? :D I'd like to see if there's any contests at Janetsburg. Are there any Janet Towns, Villes, Cities out there?
Janet, I have my own Harbor... :) ("Ludwigshafen" at Lake Constance)

For "Janet" I found a small village at France, at the lovely area South Provence, in the northwest of Aix-en-Provence (I have been there at Aix, its really pittoresk there) between the small towns Lambesc, Rognes.
Interesting there is. Not far away, at "Les-Baux-en-Provence", the "Bauxit" was found 1st time. Bauxit is the stuff, Aluminium (such as we use for our Laser masts) has been got out 1st time....
I don't know, if they have pumpkins at "Janet", but probably a good red wine....
 

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Merrily

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Janet, I have my own Harbor... :) ("Ludwigshafen" at Lake Constance)

For "Janet" I found a small village at France, at the lovely area South Provence, in the northwest of Aix-en-Provence (I have been there at Aix, its really pittoresk there) between the small towns Lambesc, Rognes.
Interesting there is. Not far away, at "Les-Baux-en-Provence", the "Bauxit" was found 1st time. Bauxit is the stuff, Aluminium (such as we use for our Laser masts) has been got out 1st time....
I don't know, if they have pumpkins at "Janet", but probably a good red wine....
Merveilleux! My own picture-esque town! Is that prounouced Jan-nay? And I love a good red wine. Aluminum not so much.
 

LooserLu

LooserLu
Political Post Turtle:

'..The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle".

"You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, and she doesn't know what to do while she's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put her up there to begin with".'
Clever commercial Beer Turtle...
http://www.clipfish.de/video/447082/brahma-mit-schildkroete-werbung/
 

Merrily

Administrator
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Laser sailboat,
My friends all sail Lidos, please don't make a joke,
Worked hard all my lifetime, have a heart full of hope,
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a Laser sailboat?

That's it!
 

winfurber

New Member
Terribly confused I am - sailors her? I am new to the Lasers, my best freind just gifted me an ancient one that has been in his family for year. I have been sailing all my life, but big, slow boats. Hoping I am in for a wicked fun new experience - one problem tho... no sail. I am presently refurbing boat for next season ( if the term 'wicked' didn't clew you in, am from the Northeast).
Where can you get the cheapest used sails?

BTW - I know the Pink Bunny well - she was watching my beer for me - I swear she didn't touch a drop!
 

Merrily

Administrator
Terribly confused I am - sailors her? I am new to the Lasers, my best freind just gifted me an ancient one that has been in his family for year. I have been sailing all my life, but big, slow boats. Hoping I am in for a wicked fun new experience - one problem tho... no sail. I am presently refurbing boat for next season ( if the term 'wicked' didn't clew you in, am from the Northeast).
Where can you get the cheapest used sails?
This is the Silly Thread. Sounds like you want the Wanted to Buy and/ or Laser Sailing categories. Welcome to TLF!
 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
VOTE TODAY

sorry...I know.. that's not silly...and borders on p-olitical...but I am not advoating for either side...

Just go pull a lever or ten.

Vote early...Vote often
 

Merrily

Administrator
Vote early...Vote often
That would be illegal, but of course, you were being silly.

I live less than half a block from my polling place so I crawled out of bed at 6:15 to be at the head of the line. Ha! There were 50 people waiting for the polls to open. I went back to bed, and then voted at 10 a.m., with a 5 minute wait. There's a lot of enthusiasm for this one.
 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
Re: Laser Winter Project

How come you hang the coal shovel with the blade down and the rakes are hung with the business ends up??

and

are Rosemary and Michael still and item?? or did Tim take over in 2000?

and

That's a pretty nasty looking thunderhead. Did it eventually rain??
 

LooserLu

LooserLu
Is he absolutely silly or is he just very clever? ... I am undecided, but
meanwhile many of sailing spectator's, onshore, view to the actual running Volvo Ocean Race 2008 or the actual running Vendee Globe Challenge 2008,
last weekend a young fearless Sailor, age 16, from UK did start off for going into a big singlehanded sailing adventure on his open 50 racer.

Mike has my full attention, not those Vendee or Volvo Pro's...

http://www.sailmike.com/index.htm

Good winds Mike
LooserLu
 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
Re: maffioli or rooster mainsheet?

The line I use is much betteer than the stuff some other folks use. That's why I always win
 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
Of course I find the Rooster mainsheet to be harder on both the hands and the wallet and it loses its tangle free properties in a couple weeks of hard use.
 

WCsailor

New Member
It's that time of year to dig out my favorite holiday wish for everyone again.

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday(tm), practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all . . . and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only "AMERICA" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual orientation of the wishee. By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/him or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Have a Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Buon Natale, Fröhliches Weihnachten, Gelukkig kerstfeest, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanza, Chrismahanukwanzakah, Festivus (for the rest of us) everybody.

Wishing a Happy New Year, Bonne Année, Buon Capodanno, En een voorspoedig, Einen guten Rutsch ins Neujahr 2009!
 

Krycek

Member
My favorite comeback to silly noobs on the web is, "I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man."

My favorite is, "I dont know what it's called... I only know the sound it makes when it takes a man's life"

Yea.... I like shooting games....
 

gouvernail

Super Opinionated and Always Correct
Ok anybody have more acronyms than I do??

Acronym Definition
FREDFlashing Rear End Device (railroad)
FREDFinancial Reporting Exposure Draft (UK Accounting Standards Board)
FREDFood and Resource Economics Department
FREDFederal Reserve Economic Database
FREDFrame Editor
FREDFast Recovery Epitaxial Diode
FREDForensic Recovery of Evidence Device (Digital Intelligence, Inc.)
FREDFaculty Research Expertise Database (Penn State)
FREDFlipping Ridiculous Electronic Device
FREDFlorida Research & Economic Database
FREDFred Resembles EMACS Deliberately (Editor for Macintosh Allegro Common LISP)
FREdFree Range Education (UK)
FREDFederated Repositories for Education (Australia)
FREDField Remote Expeditionary Device (Stargate)
FREDFlight Recorder Electronic Documentation
FREDFuzzy Reasoning Edge Detection (NASA nonexclusive patent license agreement)
FREDField Ration Eating Device (Australian Army)
FREDFog Reduction Elimination Device (for laparoscope lenses)
FREDFramed Raw Expanded DataFREDFast Reliable Easy Dispensing
FREDFreaking Ridiculous Electronic Device
FREDFreaking Radical Engineering Design
FREDFacilities Request Data Base
FREDFlexible Rate Easy Deposit (Gateway Credit Union)
FREDFlorida Re-Engineers Development
FREDFlexible Risk Exposure Database (insurance)
FREDForward Ranging Electronic Device (thermal infrared mobile surveillance uni)
FREDForce Requirements Enhanced Database (USCENTCOM)
FREDFriendly Robotic Educational Device
 

Merrily

Administrator
Nope, not more.

JANET Joint Academic Network (UK)
JANET Just Another Nonexistent Terminal (USAF)
JANET Java Native Extensions
JANETJoint Army-Navy Experimental and Testing Board
 
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