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Max The Magnificent
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Tempted?
Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 5:07:35 PM
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Come on -- you have to admit that this would be a bit of a laugh :-)

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95131   12/11/2013 5:21:50 PM
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I'm all in.

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Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 5:27:34 PM
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@95131: I'm all in.

Cool Beans -- do you already have a Hawaiian shirt? If we get at least 12 people saying they are interested (that gives us a "squad" of 3 x 4) then I'll approach the conference organizers about getting a room.

I'm sure we will be magnificent -- I believe it gets easier the more beers one drinks -- I'll start practicing this evening when I get home (drinking beer, not precision walking ... that would be silly on my own)

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David Ashton   12/11/2013 5:33:49 PM
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@Max......Still not sure I am going to make it, but I will happily make a fool of myself if there's beer at the end.

I did drill when I was a conscript in the Rhodesian police about 40 years ago.  They taught us (or tried to teach us) the movements by numbers - a bit like dancing.  Our first drill instructor nearly gave up at one stage - we were totally uncoordinated.  "You guys sound like a herd of buffalos crapping on the tarmac!" he shouted at us at one point.  We did get better, slowly.

Later I frustrated our instructor by persistently mixing up my left and right.  "Squad, Right Wheel!" he would command, and I would peel off to the left.  Once he came and bellowed at me from the side - I of course had to keep a straight face and look straight ahead.   I don't know why, but I started laughing.   I thought I was dead (or at least condemned to a month of midnight guard duties) but the instructor started chuckling as well.  He muttered some more profanities at me and went back to the head of the squad.  It was a lucky escape and I tried really hard after that.  I met him years later (he had since turned into a human being) and he remembered it well, and chuckled again.

So you take me as part of your team at your own risk.....  :-)

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Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 5:37:25 PM
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David: Still not sure I am going to make it...

Don;t you dare say that -- I'm counting on seeing you "in the flesh" and buying you a few beers in thanks for all the electronic projects I've messed up and you've sorted out for me.

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Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 5:38:50 PM
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@David: I will happily make a fool of myself if there's beer at the end.

Hopefully there will also be beer at the beginning to get us loosened up -- my interpretation of "stretching exercises" LOL

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David Ashton   12/11/2013 5:39:13 PM
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@Max: the more beer that is offered, the more likely I am to get there.......

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Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 5:39:46 PM
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@David: I did drill when I was a conscript in the Rhodesian police about 40 years ago.

That's wondeful news -- we'll put you in charge!!!

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95131   12/11/2013 5:50:42 PM
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We can get Crazy Barak to do it also!

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Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 6:02:41 PM
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@95131 (can I call you 131 for short?): We can get Crazy Barak to do it also!


Who? I don't recall seeing that user name here on EE Times -- is he a friend of yours?

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