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Old June 26, 2000, 07:10 PM   #1
MAD DOG
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Well, the boner of the year award goes to me.

I am so jazzed up about going to Africa that I have been moving at Warp 12 speed for the last five days, trying to get EVERYTHING done before I go.
I made arrangements to get to the airport today, called friends at my stopover to meet me, and cancelled everything for the next three weeks as of 1700 today.
I got home, checked my tickets again, and realized that I leave TOMORROW.
What could I say but, "Duh!".

There is only one possible explanation for this.
I guess I was moving so fast, that relativity kicked in. Time moved subjectively slower for me, and the result was that I gained a whole day.
Yeah, right...

My wife says that I am an overexcited superannuated four year old. Maybe she's right.

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Old June 26, 2000, 07:19 PM   #2
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well you are supposed to arrive early for an international flight!


Have a great, exciting, safe time!

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Old June 26, 2000, 08:00 PM   #3
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Ya know, I can delete this and only a few folks will know.

Giz
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Old June 27, 2000, 12:08 AM   #4
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Kevin,

You know that with Time Dialation comes Length Contraction...have a good trip and we look forward to stories from the bush upon your return. BTW-did you give up on the .458 WM in favor of taking the Cape Buff with the Voodoo Hound.

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Old June 27, 2000, 01:15 AM   #5
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Mad Dog, as to the question.... over many years hunting in many places, I've seen several hunters who were brain dead.

Best of luck on your safari. J.B.
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Old June 27, 2000, 01:58 AM   #6
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kevin i have met you and you are brain dead.lololo)

good luck
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Old June 27, 2000, 03:55 PM   #7
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MAD DOG,
I know you'll have a blast. (pun intended)
Hope you have a GREAT time.....expect an after action report upon your return.

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Old June 27, 2000, 03:56 PM   #8
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How 'bout this:
My in-laws were going to fly home to Utah from England. They got up to the ticket counter and the attendant says: "I'm sorry, but these tickets were for YESTERDAY." They had missed their flight by a full 24 hours! The flight was on Tuesday, they were thinking it was Wednesday. They had to reschedule and stay over another night. OOOOPS!
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Old June 27, 2000, 03:58 PM   #9
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Oh, and BTW: Have a safe trip and a good hunt!
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Old June 27, 2000, 10:04 PM   #10
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Did you ever see the cartoon of two duck hunters in their blind, wearing everything they owned, icicles hanging off their guns, and in snow/sleet? Looking out at two guys similarly dressed, in a boat, fishing?

The cut line, one duck hunter to the other, is, "Can you imagine anybody crazy enought to go fishing in weather like this?"

OF COURSE you're brain dead! So are we all!

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Old June 28, 2000, 12:46 AM   #11
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MAD DOG....may you have even more fun on the trip than the preparations.

Anybody....what is a " compass (southern hemisphere) ? Been from Hokkaido to Hobart and never knew about special compass for tother side of the equator. Just allowed for declination and deviation for the local area. Hate to think I missed a new way to get lost, thought I had tried all of em.

Sam..."follow me, I know a shortcut"
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Old June 28, 2000, 09:30 AM   #12
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Quote from C.R.Sam
"Sam..."follow me, I know a shortcut"

Sam......now THAT was funny.

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