The Dude

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  1. Madman, What ancient internet rock did you have to turn over to find that "Are you a Hoser?" item? Ah, the good ol' days of SCTV. Apparently (according to the torrent mavens I know), it's difficult to find every episode.
  2. Happy Independence Day to all my good friends in the USA! Have a great day. Eat lots o' bbq burgers and brahts, 'splode some fireworks, and drink a beer or two for me, eh.
  3. Thanks, Whizzer! I, for one, will be honouring (note the Canadian spelling) this day by donning my favourite toque, saddling up my horse, and hunting the elusive, and yet savage, big horn beavers. Then, I will smuggle some whisky across the border to all my Loyalist American friends, who, sadly, are prohibited from enjoying such basic comforts due to the pervading Puritanical correctness down there. Then, on to Washington to burn down the White House. Finally, I will end this day with a bracing swim across the St. Lawrence river back to my homeland where I will satiate my manly Canadian appetite with a Rocky Mountain-sized pile of poutine slathered in gravy, all while getting a lap dance from a French Canadian stripper.
  4. Nothing more frustrating than a flaky internet connection. Well, there are a few other flaky conditions that might be rather frustrating, but you know what I mean.
  5. Went to upgrade the forum software tonight, and well ... let's just say it didn't go well. Normally, it goes without a hitch, but it crashed hard mid-way through the upgrade. I put a ticket into the folks at Invision Power---the folks who host our forum software---and got ready to turn in for the night. Before I turned in, I sent an email to Donster about the problem and told him I'd update him on the situation when I got up in the morning. As I was about to turn off my PC, I thought I'd check the forum one last time ... but lo and behold, it was back online. From crash to fix was about 10 minutes. We hear a lot of support horror stories on social media these days, so I thought I'd go against the trend and post a thank you to Rhett at Invision who got things back online for us so quickly.
  6. Morning. Happy Friday. High probability of beers later in the afternoon, followed by one or more thin crust bacon and cheese pizzas.
  7. Flew IL-2 Pacific Fighters regularly from its pre-release beta up until the latest Cliffs of Dover came out, as well have been playing ArmA steadily since its initial release. Lately, haven't been flying IL-2 at all, just running and gunning in ArmA3. Mind you, I do fly helicopters in that, so I haven't hung up my HOTAS just yet. The only genre slutting around I've been doing lately was play the Myst series followup called Obduction. I enjoyed it
  8. Well I'll be a sumbitch. I too live in Calgary. All my life, in fact. My dog was rescued from the Stony Reserve on the way to Banff. I work at Mount Royal University, so if you ever want to drop by for a coffee and jaw about classic combat sims, let me know
  9. Hey Force10, Welcome back, even if it's just to say "Hi". Things are pretty quiet around here, but the few who are here are mostly long timers from back in the day. Donster does the news on the main CSIM site and posts regularly here in the forum. Stan's replies to every post, mostly, which is nice. Old Guy, CobraJ, Rommel, and a few of the other old guard make appearances now and then. What have you been up to all these years? Still simming, or have you moved onto other genres of games?
  10. Very sorry for your loss of your Shepherd / Husky. As a dog owner (with no kids) I know how hard that is. First Nation reserve, you say? Your accent is definitely British-y, but do you live in Canada by chance? My dog is a "rescue" from a First Nation's reserve here in Alberta.
  11. CobraJ, I don't have Facebook, but I'll PM him just to let him know that we were talking about him. With luck, we can convince him to share some of those photos here
  12. I'll never forget his voice of "Proteus IV" in the amazing sci-fi movie Demon Seed. RIP, Mr. Vaughn.
  13. As is my custom on Remembrance Day, I'd like to share with you Lt. Col. John McCrae's timeless poem In Flanders Fields. In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. --- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae Flanders Region, Belgium May 3, 1915 As well, I would also like to share what is called the Ode of Remembrance ... They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --- (from "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon) Lest we forget.