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    Excellent
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    You mean that's NOT Tom on the right
    the beaver?

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    Ouch. The next thing will be Matt Lauer breaking the news about this hot new forum...and then SWC will be overrun with knuckleheads. Might as well start a new category for the Mall Ninjas...

    By the way, I consider myself fairly intelligent, but I can't understand half of what Marc T writes. Does everyone else understand him or am I just dumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebubalicious View Post
    Ouch. The next thing will be Matt Lauer breaking the news about this hot new forum...and then SWC will be overrun with knuckleheads. Might as well start a new category for the Mall Ninjas...
    Hey, it's how I got here!
    By the way, I consider myself fairly intelligent, but I can't understand half of what Marc T writes. Does everyone else understand him or am I just dumb?
    Damn man! Stop rocking the boat. I don't understand 50% of what I write and I don't think anyone else does either.
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    don't be so hard on the Beaver!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebubalicious View Post
    Ouch. The next thing will be Matt Lauer breaking the news about this hot new forum...and then SWC will be overrun with knuckleheads. Might as well start a new category for the Mall Ninjas...
    I thought we had a thread for them already?

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    By the way, I consider myself fairly intelligent, but I can't understand half of what Marc T writes. Does everyone else understand him or am I just dumb?
    Well, I'd guess I understand about 60% of what I write . BTW, from what Rob (and my wife !) say, it's much worse in person !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebubalicious View Post
    Ouch. The next thing will be Matt Lauer breaking the news about this hot new forum...and then SWC will be overrun with knuckleheads. Might as well start a new category for the Mall Ninjas...
    As one of the new knuckleheads, I was wondering this myself. This is one of the few military-related forums I've found that didn't routinely devolve into "back in my day crabby crabby crabby" and "how can i get out of my contract..." I wonder how this place will weather the coming storm of "oh hay guys, I liek COIN too!"

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    To date, we owe our professionalism to Dave, Bill and the moderators. So no, we're not "edgy", like some blogs. Contrary to some accusations, we do have some readers younger than 40, although I'm not one of them.

    Keep up the good work, guys.

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    Default Marc, my theory is that it's genetic ...

    from marct
    Well, I'd guess I understand about 60% of what I write. BTW, from what Rob (and my wife !) say, it's much worse in person.
    and now I have an explanation (subject to confirmation through intense historical research accompanied by pallets of high-test beer) for the outcome at the Windmill.

    Your ancestor was designated PsyOps officer (with a voice of 10, nay 100 men) - and made his pitch to the Languedoc grenadiers. Not only did they not understand a word he said, his presentation put the rest of Murray's Highlanders to sleep. And, the rest is history as they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmm99 View Post
    Your ancestor was designated PsyOps officer (with a voice of 10, nay 100 men) - and made his pitch to the Languedoc grenadiers. Not only did they not understand a word he said, his presentation put the rest of Murray's Highlanders to sleep. And, the rest is history as they say.
    Ah yes, that's when we (as a family) gave up the direct action business ! Now, I will have to note that the Murray Highlanders were under strict orders to put cotton wool in their ears before the assault, however...
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    Default As one of that genetic predisposition...

    Highlanders, that is, re: The Murray Highlanders, it has been said to me that the cotton is likely overflow or outflow from the cranial cavity.

    I didn't understand that but my Sassenach wife often says things I don't understand..

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    Default Marc, you are sinking deeper into the pit ...

    1. The Highlanders' ears were blocked - so they couldn't hear orders; and

    2. They couldn't shoot straight (e.g. genetic input from Walter Tyrrell[*])

    But, keep right on digging -- China is only a short distance to go.

    On that day,
    a mill in the pays,
    Languedoc was hot,
    Highlanders were not.

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    [*] Further Genealogical Notes on the Tyrrell-Terrell Family of Virginia (760kb), which is here.

    What's more, the more I research this in dusty tomes, the odder things develop:

    A carious hand to hand fight between the Highlanders and French Grenadiers took place on the 28th April, 1760, at Dumont's Mill, on the site adjoining Mr. Dunscomb's house, on the St. Foye Road.

    "With this old windmill is associated one of the most thrilling episodes of the conflict. Some of the French Grenadiers and some of Fraser's Highlanders took, lost and re-took the Mill three times, their respective officers looking on in mute astonishment and admiration; whilst a Scotch piper, who had been under arrest for bad conduct, ever since the 13th Sept., 1759, was piping away within hearing ;—so says an old Chronicle— (Maple Leaves, 1873, p. 182)." [emphasis in original].
    What - the worst sin of a Scottish regiment - to put wool in ears - and block out the sound of the regiment's piper. No wonder you lost after the third replay.

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    Default Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmm99 View Post
    What - the worst sin of a Scottish regiment - to put wool in ears - and block out the sound of the regiment's piper. No wonder you lost after the third replay.
    Served 'em right. Yon Frazer's ae bollocks everythin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Eagle View Post
    Contrary to some accusations, we do have some readers younger than 40
    well... I'm one of them, but 40's getting closer every year, darnit...
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    As Rolling Stone said "an assortment of movers, shakers and muckrakers" I'm wondering where the editoral staff placed SWJ of those three.

    Maybe the answer lies with Steve Miller:

    Some people call me the COIN cowboy, yeah
    Some call me the guerilla of blog
    Some people call me Dave D…
    Cause I speak, of the positives of grog.

    People talk about me, baby
    Say I'm doin' it wrong, doin' it wrong
    Well, don't you worry baby, don't worry
    Cause I'm bloggin, bloggin, bloggin,
    right here at home

    Cause I'm a rebel
    I’m insurgent
    I’m a blogger
    And a COINdinista

    I run the Journal just for fun

    I'm a mover
    I'm a shaker
    I'm a keen muckraker
    Rolling Stone says I’m the one. Wooo Woooo
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    Too much Umar Al-Mokhtār

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    Default Sorry D…

    I just seem to have skill sets that are both irrelevant and irreverent…
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    Default Ems vital skills,

    I say...

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    Default Thank Ken!

    but also Dave, you can never have too much Umar Al-Mokhtār!

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