Discussion in 'Football' started by Fryowa, Jun 29, 2020.
Wish I had a solid story. Alas, I dont. Last name.
I have failed you all.
I simply took the first letter of my family members names and arranged them in no particular order.
BTW Fry, thanks for coming up with something different to talk about. Its been getting real old beating the same couple of dead horses on this board the past few months.
It’s my name. Think how much bigger of an asshole I’d be if I were anonymous.
Cool story! Based on my limited dealings with general aviation pilots and owners, guessing that was an interesting customer base!
Not a pilot nor an airplane salesman, but my one weird talent (everyone has one) is that I can identify pretty much any modern airplane by sight. Definitely any US, Russian, or European military aircraft or twin/4 engine commercial airliner. It’s weird, I know.
I always wanted to be a pilot growing up and from the earliest I can remember, before even preschool age, I ravenously read or looked at every aviation book I could find. It never stopped as I got older.
I can tell an F-18A/C model from an E/F model from a hell of a long ways away, I can look at an F-16 and even tell you which block of engine production it is from some subtle clues. C5 Galaxy A/B/C models from C5M (upgraded from the T39 engines to the CF6 that are on the 767 and 747, et al).
I can identify all Boeing planes from the 707 up through the 787 including all the dash numbers (some of the 777s are tough because they’re the same length), Airbus—same thing. I can tell you an A320 neo from a legacy model, and differentiate on sight between a Pratt&Whitney, Rolls Royce, or GE engine on any airliner (without seeing their emblems). Also Embraer, Bombardier, McDonnell Douglas planes, you name it.
I could also identify at least the manufacturer/model from cockpit pictures. The dash classifications are pretty impossible from just a single cockpit picture but I could more than likely narrow it down.
It’s the absolute weirdest thing in the world to be ultra nerd-level proficient in, and it’s worth nothing more than stumping people who don’t believe you. I wish I could operate the stock market like that. I’m a walking stupid human trick.
Just wait till next year!
We were good in the '80's, but not as annoying as Nebby fans and don't live in our glory days.
Also Kevin Mack and Frank Minnifield.
The first reply made me laugh out loud.
Nothing original here. Polecat Hawk might have been fun growing up near the Skunk River and its original name. Maybe could have done Guitar Hawk. I'm more conservative than some here think I am. Hawk Gold. Pretty lame and conservative.
My undergraduate degree is in graphic arts. I got into that track around the same time computers started making a big impact in that industry. I spent a lot of time dealing w/ the various raster scan formats. My initials are the same as M$'s file extension for their raster format which they call a "bitmap". Works for me even though I am now a flight test engineer. Go figure...
Oh, you're a Cubs fan to.
I actually played against the Globetrotters years ago in Wells Fargo in Des Moines.
Man, you really need to get out more!
Dude.I hated those City High Assholes.
I have lived quite a different life since HS. one Im happy to have lived. I have no regrets.
I do somewhat have respect for those individuals who flat out put their entire name.
Now your starting to scare me, Cliff.
Rolls Royce makes airplane engines? Who knew?
P51 Mustang baby!
Well, I'm also lame. My last name spelled how it's pronounced. And my boat. "Liquor Box." Don't explain the true meaning to my mom.
Not too original. Retired from John Deere and graduated from Iowa in 1975.
How about their rap name? Well, I shortened my rap name from 99 Top Doggy Dawg.