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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2009, 11:30:06 AM »

Moe Moyteka dressed up in a gorrilla mask and fur coat waaaaaay back in the 60's and terrorized some farmers. He was drunk.People still think it was Bigfoot. A dead mexican was found in a brine vat at the old pickle factory back in 1970.I found a dead cow out in a field when I was a kid,It was wintertime.I kicked it-a possum ran out his a$$!  Buggedout

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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2009, 01:27:45 AM »

Bulawayo, Rhodesia (what is left of it is now called Zimbabwe  Bluesad) is famous for many things, not the least of which is spawning the pure hell that is me.  Twirling

It was the first city colonised by the British north of the Limpopo River
It was King Lobengula's capital.
The word means "place of the killing" or something like that.

Thou canst judgeth for thyselves......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulawayo
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2009, 03:34:44 AM »

Bulawayo, Rhodesia (what is left of it is now called Zimbabwe  Bluesad) is famous for many things, not the least of which is spawning the pure hell that is me.  Twirling

It was the first city colonised by the British north of the Limpopo River
It was King Lobengula's capital.
The word means "place of the killing" or something like that.

Thou canst judgeth for thyselves......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulawayo

Former Rhodesian? Where you still around when the Bush Wars happened or did your parents move to South Africa before it happened?

As for me my hometown is Holland,MI its only famous for two things, Tulip Time and our beaches. Tulip Time is supposed to be a celebration of the towns dutch history, to me it just an excuse to hold a festival and take tourists money.
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2009, 04:17:38 AM »

My folks were originally from SA and settled in what was then Rhodesia in the early 1960's where they were presented on one fine day with the strange child from Rosemary's BabyWink

My Dad served in the war from the late 60's to 1979 ~ he never talked about what he did in those years and I never asked him ~ but he did tell me that he still had nightmares and possibly quite a lot of post-traumatic stress disorder long after the war.

One thing he did tell me was once, on a patrol, they caught and killed someone from the other side (freedom fighter or terrorist, depending on your viewpoint). As a warning to others not to do the same, they chopped his body in half and hung the top half on the barbed wire fence.  Buggedout Buggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2009, 04:19:27 AM »

to me it just an excuse to hold a festival and take tourists money.

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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2009, 04:58:53 AM »

My folks were originally from SA and settled in what was then Rhodesia in the early 1960's where they were presented on one fine day with the strange child from Rosemary's BabyWink

My Dad served in the war from the late 60's to 1979 ~ he never talked about what he did in those years and I never asked him ~ but he did tell me that he still had nightmares and possibly quite a lot of post-traumatic stress disorder long after the war.

One thing he did tell me was once, on a patrol, they caught and killed someone from the other side (freedom fighter or terrorist, depending on your viewpoint). As a warning to others not to do the same, they chopped his body in half and hung the top half on the barbed wire fence.  Buggedout Buggedout Buggedout
I can't really say I have a viewpoint. But I sure as hell know I don't like Mugabe or Nkomo though.
Thats a pretty brutal story from your dad Trevor! No wonder you dad didn't talk about the war much. He must have been one tough guy to make it through in one piece.
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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2009, 05:17:12 AM »

He was a tough guy, right to the end of his life, stubborn, cranky, but also a loving husband and father ~ it's him that I have to blame for taking me to a weird place called The Cinema when I was seven.  Wink

He was so damn stubborn that he even denied that he was very sick and defied the doctor's orders to have his dangerous medical condition attended to.  He actually told the doctor that "if I die, then I die." Dunno if I have even a quarter of his guts. One other thing ~ he insisted on no funerals for him: he wanted a party as his farewell and we had a party on him.  Smile

The one memory I have of the war is Dad unloading his 9mm Uzi and handing it to me, saying: "Here son, go scare the sh*t out of the neighbours."  TeddyR
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2009, 11:10:10 AM »

Nothing really, I'm from Western MA originally.  My home town was primarily know for it's mills during the early part of the 1900s.  My home town is more or less a place where people get off the highway to urniate or buy fast food.   TeddyR
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2009, 12:58:40 PM »

I'm not going to say the name of my hometown, but I will say that part of The Giant Spider Invasion and Public Enemies was filmed in my area.
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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2009, 01:52:30 PM »

I'm not going to say the name of my hometown, but I will say that part of The Giant Spider Invasion and Public Enemies was filmed in my area.

Wisconson? I love the local feel of that movie.The GIANT SPIDER INVASION,that is.
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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2009, 01:59:51 PM »

Greenville, TX, my birthplace, was the home of WWII Hero and film star Audie Murphy, and has a museum in his honor . . . . also, being located on the Northern Blackland Prairie, used to feature a sign at the west end of Main Street that said:
 
"Greenville, Texas - The Blackest Land, the Whitest People"

Old timers will still insist that there was nothing racist about it.
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« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2009, 02:43:03 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2009, 02:54:03 PM »

darksider are you from lowell?


my hometown and the next town over have the longest football rivalry in the country,  every thanksgiving for like 130 years or something the two terrible teams go at it
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2009, 03:05:19 PM »

I'm not going to say the name of my hometown, but I will say that part of The Giant Spider Invasion and Public Enemies was filmed in my area.

Wisconson? I love the local feel of that movie.The GIANT SPIDER INVASION,that is.

That's my state, but I will not tell you my town.  As a member of that state, I can certianly say we are not like the people in The Giant Spider Invasion... as far as I know.  I don't live in one of those areas.
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2009, 04:50:51 PM »

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A fine guess but no.   I lived in a small town outside of Springfield. 
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