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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:04 am

Otis Redding crash
Ben Cauley was the survivor.

On December 8, 1967, Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays flew in Redding's twin engine Beechcraft plane to Nashville, Tennessee for three weekend gigs and used that city as a base to commute to additional gigs.
The following day, December 9, they took the Beechcraft to Cleveland where they appeared on Don Webster's 'Upbeat' TV show with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.
Later that same evening they played at a popular Cleveland club, Leo's Casino.
It was on December 10, on their commute to Madison, Wisconsin, that the men would meet their fate.

At 3:28 in the afternoon, the plane carrying Otis Redding, his valet, and the majority of the Bar-Kays crashed into the icy waters of the Squaw Bay area of Lake Monona, just outside of Madison. Bar-Kays bassist James Alexander had taken a different flight as there was not enough room left on Redding's plane.[1][2] Cauley, who was sitting directly behind Otis Redding in the co-pilot's seat, had fallen asleep on the flight clutching his seat cushion.
He awoke when he realized he could not breathe.
He said that he then saw band mate Phalon Jones look out of a window and say "Oh, no."

Cauley then unbuckled his safety belt which ultimately allowed him to separate himself from the wreckage. Other victims, including Redding, were found still attached to their seats.[3]
As the impact tore a wing off the small Beechcraft, the fuselage was torn open and Cauley was able to bob to the surface as he clutched his seat cushion.

While bobbing and trying to swim to his band mates who weren't able to free themselves from the fuselage, Cauley witnessed their cries for help before they were pulled under the frigid water.
A nearby resident of Lake Monona heard the crash and called the authorities who responded quickly with a police boat.
Approximately 20 minutes after the crash, Cauley was pulled into the police boat, suffering from hypothermia and shock.
According to Jet magazine, which interviewed Cauley and the authorities who assisted in the rescue attempt, the rescue divers could not be in the water for more than 15 minutes at a time due to the freezing temperature of the water. Madison Police Inspector John Harrington was quoted as saying that a person without insulated SCUBA gear "wouldn't live longer than 20 or so minutes" in the icy water.
When asked why he survived, Cauley told Jet, "I guess God was with me."
Cauley says he still suffers from nightmares.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Cauley
A somewhat different version here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Redding

Wiki says he tried to continue performing.
He mentioned issues from the crash and not performing for some time.
It was all very touching.
He spoke so highly of Redding, also of Memphis, and still grieves.
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Re: WTF

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:25 am

Today the song would come under country/hill bill When western was the Sons of the Pioneers.. Hill Bill was still the birth of the blues.. Country was Hank Williams.
Rock was just sticking it's head out of the zipper.. Before E P radio made songs pop by pay o la. The mob owned the jute boxes of America. Frank Snot was one of there fair haired boys.. When we look in retrospect "it's a silly song"
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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:13 am

"owned" ???

Go on downtown to the record distribution place and talk to the italian guys with the new york accents and ask them about how distribution works.
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Re: WTF

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:43 am

Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the bible.

Cats are not mentioned at all. :?
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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:28 am

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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:55 am

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Re: WTF

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:58 pm

Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: WTF

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:48 pm

Somebodys aluminet got loose?
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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:57 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/us-arrests-man-ur ... 03610.html

Is this how you would transport this???
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Re: WTF

Postby unjonharley » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:10 pm

So I go out to replace the battery in the bmw.. Sunny with a few clouds 37 degrees..
I'm bent over in the trunk.. Now it starts to snow.. I stand up and look around.. It is only snowing on me.. Every where else it's sunny.. WTF :?: .. Must be that ice queen I pissed off..`
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Re: WTF

Postby maryanimal » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Ok, I keep getting a friggin' message saying I've reached my limit of logins and I have to type 2 words in a box...what the fluck is that?

Really?!? :?
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Re: WTF

Postby H.G.Crosby » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:15 pm

me too.
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Re: WTF

Postby maryanimal » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:18 pm

H.G.Crosby wrote:me too.


Is it some kind of communist conspiracy?
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.
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Re: WTF

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:21 pm

don't know.

phishing trip possibly?

the MOD SQUAD will know.
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Re: WTF

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:45 pm

H.G.Crosby wrote:me too.
maryanimal wrote:Ok, I keep getting a friggin' message saying I've reached my limit of logins and I have to type 2 words in a box...what the fluck is that?

Really?!? :?


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Re: WTF

Postby Patsh » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:37 am

Still happening this morning. Only instead of words, mine have all been numbers.
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Re: WTF

Postby GreyCoyote » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:45 am

Have had the same problem since late afternoon yesterday. I feel SO slighted. (-sniffle-). Eplaya doesn't like me any more. :shock:
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Re: WTF

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:50 am

yeah me too, and all numbers, as well.
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Re: WTF

Postby delle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

I'm assuming it's a keep the fucking sales bots out approach.
Annoying, but if it works, maybe worth it???

Only problem for me is I do much of my typing in the dark and haven't quite mastered the placement of numbers.

I've made it my daily challenge to get it right the first time and yell "YAY". (which has yet to happen, but I have hope....)
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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:28 pm

I seriously doubt that the entire board is all of a sudden mistyping their log-ins.

But we shouldn't note any of this in the "Board Issues" subforum, or let Trilo know in any other way...
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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:31 pm

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Re: WTF

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:43 pm

delle wrote:Only problem for me is I do much of my typing in the dark and haven't quite mastered the placement of numbers.


My most favoritest thing about this computer is probably the back-lit keyboard!

Those goddamm swervy-curvy letter code thingies just seem to keep getting harder for real humans to decipher.
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Re: WTF

Postby Eric » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:05 am

As Fishy stated up above, if you're having an issue with something on the site, or something abnormal starts happening (like the captchas), please note it in the Site Function forum, not in a random thread. It could be days before something gets discovered here, Site Function gets looked at regularly (and since it's a way less active forum, a new thread gets noticed).
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Re: WTF

Postby unjonharley » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:36 pm

How fucking rude.. Desmond Tutu's house was robed while he was at Mondela's services..
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Re: WTF

Postby delle » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:48 pm

WTF?
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Re: WTF

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:32 pm

All right now, what the fuck now? Cockroach bestiality?

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Re: WTF

Postby BBadger » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:40 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:All right now, what the fuck now? Cockroach bestiality?


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Re: WTF

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:25 am

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: WTF

Postby VultureChow » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:54 am

That's actually a moth. You can tell from the feathered antennae.
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Re: WTF

Postby lucky420 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:03 am

No, that's the governor of Arizona!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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