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Weird Connections Game

Unread post by mogster » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:10 am

This game is a version of a TV show we have here in UK. To make it fun each posting should have some sort of connection to a keyword of the previous story.

Here we go..........

My story is a link to my post about the RNLI.
I had the pleasure of knowing an eccentric English gentleman called Julian Cooke. He was a marine engineer & inventor. He helped design the non rolling seagoing lifeboat :boat: we use in the UK, & was also involved in the early hovercraft design.

The fun part of the story is that his family home was sold (to pay death duties) to George Harrison (The Beatles) who donated it to the Hare Krishna movement ads their UK HQ. When Julian visited he was amused to find that they were still "playing" in his old nursery playroom as it was the "levitation room"! :whenpigsfly:

To get the game going perhaps someone has a personal connection to The Beatles or maybe a hovercraft incident!

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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:35 pm

Well, let's see here.. oddly enough a Yamaha dealership in Calgary I worked at used to provide service for small hovercrafts.

The company came to us because there hovercrafts used a pair of venerable Yamaha PZ480 Phazer snowmobile engines to power the fans that generate all that hover lift under the skirts of those things. Or those engines ran the fans that pushed it along... can't really remember, but I guess it was different enough that I remember them it somehow because they were unique.

The company was some sort of a hunting or tour-guide company... something along those lines. I thought it was interesting at the time...

how's that for a tenuous connection :laughing:
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Unread post by mogster » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:18 am

Well done QM! I knew I could rely on you to get this going. :clapping:

Ok not very exciting but I have a mate who drag races snowmobiles on the European circuit. He used to compete in sidecar racing but decided to get involved in a less dangerous hobby!


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Unread post by Wrider » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:35 am

Did you guys know that stock for stock, snowmobiles are the fastest accelerating production vehicles on the planet?
Oh and Yamaha likes their 4-stroke sleds so much that they're the only manufacturer who doesn't make a 2-stroke sled, and will still offer warranty on the motor even if you turbo it.
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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:29 am

Snowmobiles.... the fastest accelerating machines? hmmmmmmm.... (grasping at a straw to steer the story another direction...)

Johnny Carson used to reveal intruiging, and somewhat trivial news items to Ed McMahon and audience on the Tonite Show, and then answer "I did not *know* that!"
"Zounds! Zorched by Zarches, Spaceman Spiff's crippled craft crashes on planet Plootarg!"

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Unread post by mogster » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:35 am

Seems like we might have run out of steam on this one! :-?

If anyone out there wants to post a new story the go for it..............

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Unread post by mogster » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:38 am

No takers then? :?

Ok I will try again!

This is a family story which my elder brothers can confirm.........

One sunny day :sunshine: (rare in Edinburgh), in 1963 James Bond 007 bought me an ice cream!
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I was far too little to remember but as it happens Sean Connery's family lived in the same street as we did. Just after the release of Dr No he rolled into town in a whites Rolls Royce (as befitting new superstar). 8)

Spotting the local ice cream van he (or most likely his driver) gave the vendor a large banknote (guessing £20) & ordered free ice creams for every kid in the street! :clapping:

As I said I was too young to actually remember it but my Mum definately did! :twss:

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Unread post by Hondagirl » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:40 am

okay........ I'll join in with another family themed story. Of course about ice cream :mrgreen: but nobody famous ..
(Wow you lived on the same street as Sean Connery! :D )

I know why I hadn't been given one as I hadnt been born but it was the first time my brother Simon had ever seen one at around one years old apparantly. Or maybe ..it was just an unfamiliar setting for the ice cream.

Think cone :icecream:

Clueless on the details and family stories do tend to get muddled :ermm: but my Dad thought it would be a funny experiment to give Simon the cone and not tell him what this thing was and sit back and watch what he did with it.

So it was handed over casually to brother who took it in his tight little fist and immediately tried to attach it to his nose :boat:

He obviously thought it was a playnose or a hat or something.

Yeah...weird story. Its a "family -only- will- laugh" kind of story :bag:

But at least I tried to keep the thread going :mrgreen:


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Unread post by mogster » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:26 am

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Well done Hondagirl you have got the hang of the game :clapping: ..................

NO NEED FOR FAMOUS PEOPLE IT WAS JUST A WAY OF STARTING STORY.

So it seems the current themes are icecream & brothers...................I'm sure there must be lots of stories out there that will tie in???

I will leave it for someone else to try at the moment.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:59 am

Mike and I got married in a really small, secluded town on the west coast of Canada. It is one of the most un-multicultural towns you could ever visit, I think.

His brother was our Best Man, is from the big city of Toronto (typical city, including full of multiculturalism). He had never been outside of Toronto when he visited the west for our wedding. During his speech, he said:

"It's amazing to be here, I had no idea this is what western Canada looked like. But when I stepped off the airplane I was thinking 'who sprayed all the pine scent' and 'where are all the coloured people'?"

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Unread post by mogster » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:37 am

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I used to live in a stunning rural area (only 30miles away) & my daughters did all their schooling there.

At age 3 their playgroup was holding a Christmas party. Knowing that we had a friend visiting I arranged & paid for her little daughter to attend too.

I omitted to mention to the small minded organising mothers that my friend was part Jamaican (the non white part). Imagine my disgust when they were visibly shocked at the sight of this adorable little coloured girl turning up!

It was not actually spoken out loud but their prejudice took the form of "not enough chairs / jelly / balloons etc. My girls couldn't understand why no one seemed to like their friend. :crybaby:

So beautiful scenery & multiculturalism don't always go together over here either.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:39 pm

MOG - sad story... :(

And now for something completely different!

During our first Christmas here in England (we'd only been here for 2+ months) we attended my company's party. They had hired a photographer for the evening, but this was not any Christmas party photographer.

The photographer asked you to pick out a photo ahead of time from an album of real photos, everything from superstars to royalty to Mona Lisa. Then the photographer would superimpose your face onto the photo and print you a copy on the spot.

So now you're wondering what photo we went with? Ha! It was a shot of Robbie Williams facing his backside to the camera and turning his head around to the back standing beside a super model in a super skimpy bikini. Right, did I mention Robbie was naked?

Imagine how gorgeous Mike & I looked in those bodies!!!

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sunshine229 wrote:Imagine how gorgeous Mike & I looked in those bodies!!!
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Unread post by jaskc78 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:06 pm

So one year on summer vacation (it was like a 3-month party growing up), my oldest brother Mike and my younger brother Rob were wrestling around and it ended up that Mike basically tossed/pushed/threw Rob and Rob wound up running headfirst into one of the legs of the chair I was sitting in. The neighbor at the time was a paramedic and she was in the ambulance that got called to respond. No concussion, but ended up getting a few stitches in his head, I got to go to the ER with Rob and my Mom and actually watch them put the stitches in--Rob was awake for it, too, so I got to give him a play-by-play. Kinda ticked off my Mom because she didn't even want to watch but wound up hearing every detail because Rob wanted to know what they were doing to his forehead.

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Unread post by Hondagirl » Mon May 02, 2011 8:29 am

okay ......Neighbors connection :light: (sorry no brothers this time :writer: )

So one night ...back in the days I was married .....we woke in the middle of the night to the sound of a window being smashed open in our kitchen :shock: Someone was trying to break in!

Hubby and me crept out of bed bravely ..(actually I hid)...he stood in the dark kitchen with (I think....) a saucepan or something equally dangerous.

The window opened.............a hand reached in........a face peered in...a leg started to mount..........


AAAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHHHHHH.... screamed hubby. AAAAAAAAAAAARGHH screamed the burglar.

:confused2: It was our neighbor!!!!!!!!! Totally drunk out of his head he had mistaken our apartment (lookalike complex) for his own!! Of course the keys didn't work... :doh1:

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Unread post by mogster » Mon May 02, 2011 12:06 pm

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Connection.....climbing through windows

Some years ago we were living in a huge old house in Somerset. My husband (ex) occasionally would sleep walk. (One of my twin daughters did too as a youngster).

So this particular night I was woken by strange noises. I put on the light to see husband trying to climb out of window! Obviously I know you are not supposed to startle someone when they are in a sleepwalking trance, but this was rather urgent!

I shouted" wtf are you doing" to which he calmly replied "I'm going to the toilet".
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Luckily he was a big guy at 6'3" & it was a small window or he would have gone splat!

Later when the marriage ended badly I sometimes wished I had't stopped him!
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