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Redleg

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    I LOVE SD!
  • Birthday 12/15/1969

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  1. Funny, but still true... The History Of The Middle Finger Well, now......here's something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history more fun when you know something about it? Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew" (or "pluck yew") . Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird." IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH TODAY! The Euro version is to make a V with 2 fingersand flashing it horizontaly with the back to the recipient as if drawing a bow. And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing
  2. Happy birthday, I'll tip one for ya tonight!
  3. Steelie, go to youtube.com and search president ford funeral. Lots of good home video from G.R. area events.
  4. I fish a fast river a lot, so I weigh mine down with lead wire before wrapping the body. Add a brass cone to the head too. I also opt for later versions and others with more movement, lots of maribu and rabbit. Sniksoh- "Modern Streamers For Trophy Trout"
  5. Great way to salvage your stuff that us barely useable or too short for the display flies! They look great!
  6. I've been meaning to try Turkey biots, but never got around to it. Should do it soon. You might try soaking the peacock in peroxide though, to soften and help stripping.
  7. I like it. And the name makes me think of a sniper in a ghillie suit.
  8. Who carrys that...? I've been looking for some to die up for a while now.
  9. Merry Christmas! http://www.noradsanta.org/en/default.php
  10. Redleg

    Hey Ashby!

    Take care Gary. Just another notch on the gunstock, you'll be back before you know it.
  11. Finally got mine when I got home last night. Already started our Christmas's so I opened it. From an ex-rappellmaster, that's a nice snap-link and will be appreciated! And now a member of the "Order of the FTF Keychain", wow! What can I say? That's cool! Nice beadheads Batman! Never tried that color, but will make good use of them opening day, thanks! Don
  12. I think I might just squash you next time I see you. What like a fishable realistic stone??? It's true! His pelvis is a certified scale with the dept. of agriculture...
  13. What the heck? I got my fly back. I guess they didn't get mixed up so well?
  14. Why, Why, Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead? Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle? Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection? Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helme ts? Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"? If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes? Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white? Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale? Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized? Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance? Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try? How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures? When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?" Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over? In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat? How come you never hear father-in-law jokes? And my FAVORITE...... The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you. __________________
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