I can see their faces but I don't necessarily recall all of their names.
Of course, the ones who made a great impression on me back then have not
faded. Some who made a bad impression have had their names thrown to
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
IIRC, it was Jane Fonda that told that story about them during a
interview about how she grew up.
Can you imagine this kid sitting at the top of the basement stairs, and
hearing those two great voices rising up from below?
"You're weighing her down...you're using too much glue."
"No I'm not, Jimmy, she needs that strength if she has a hard landing."
"Nope, nope, she won't have a hard landing if you build her light
enough... she'll come down smooth and slow if you keep her light enough."
"Let me guess, this is the 'B-36 lesson' again, isn't it?"
"Well...yeah... The B-36 is a great aircraft, and built mighty light in
regards to wing loading versus overall weight."
"So you're suggesting I should replace the balsa-wood parts with magnesium?"
"Well... I wasn't suggesting that, Hank...I was just suggesting a little
less epoxy glue might make her fly better."
"Well, Jimmy...when you build your plane you can use as little epoxy
glue as you want, but this one is going to be strong."
"Your...your...choice, Hank...but is sounds like the Russian way of
doing things if you ask me, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if your
children grow up to to be commies because of that approach to flying
"What in God's sake are you talking about, Jimmy?"
"You just wait Hank... one of these days one of your kids is going to be
sitting on a commie antiaircraft gun, because of your choice to use too
much epoxy glue on that balsa model aircraft structure." :-D
"Take her from this place, and bring her around to my place". - Judges
skit # 2 - Monty Python.
Meanwhile, "The Wrath Of Spiny Norman":
i hear he hd a pretty good art collection.
i really like the fact that his vemeer was a fake. he payed a lot for it and
it was his favorite painting. apparenty when an allied art expert told him it
was a forgery, he was more bummed than when told he would be tried for war
where did you hear about model trains? i've never read that in a bio. i don't
doubt you in the least, i'm just surprised that none of the so-called experts
even mentioned it.
i bet he had all the good marklin's and lionel rarities.
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