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Offline TheSoccerMom

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No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« on: November 24, 2010, 08:28:53 AM »
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This is GREAT!!   ::bow::

I cracked up when I saw this...  I just made it my new background...   ;D 

That Chuck -- he knows everything!!   NEVER FORGET THE LADDER...  HAA HAAAA!!!    ::rofl::

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Don't make me come back there!!!!

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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 01:52:31 PM »
When I first saw this I assumed you had something to do with the inspiration of the strip  ::wave::

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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 04:34:50 PM »
Nice one!  ;D

I have forgotten the ladder a few times on the Otter... Funny thing is, I found it still hanging on outside when it was time to let the first student go at ~3000 feet. Darn those hooks are good!

Hoiked the darn thing back inside the plane (without letting the wind jank it out of my hand) and put it in the "luggage hole", pilot didn't need to know!  ::whistle::
My student didn't even notice I was fiddling with something on the outside of the plane!
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I don't need an engine and a prop for my Skyarrow anymore...but I do need a testpilot for it. Chuck wanna step up?...on second thought, perhaps not.

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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 10:02:56 PM »
Guys, there's something is not quite clear for me: why "Geronimo!"? It'll also help in translation.

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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 10:31:46 PM »
Found this on Wikipedia about Geronimo (Apache native american).

The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment's motto and slogan was named after him. In 1940, the night before their first mass jump, U.S. paratroopers at Fort Benning watched the 1939 film Geronimo, in which the actor playing Geronimo yells his name as he leaps from a high cliff into a river,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo#Popular_culture

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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 04:10:34 AM »
I believe the White minivan really was the inspiration behind the strip. I didn't know until then that the T'wotter had a seperate stepladder. I somehow always thought some ladder would fold out or something...
It also always reminds me about an old Jack Handey skid from SNL, I think it went like this:

Here I was at the edge of the cliff,
I knew I had two choices
I could jump
And hope to build a makeshift parachute out of my clothes
Before I hit the ground
Or I could go back to that party
And tell the joke again . . .
. . .only right, this time.

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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 04:17:28 AM »
Found this on Wikipedia about Geronimo (Apache native american).

The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment's motto and slogan was named after him. In 1940, the night before their first mass jump, U.S. paratroopers at Fort Benning watched the 1939 film Geronimo, in which the actor playing Geronimo yells his name as he leaps from a high cliff into a river,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo#Popular_culture

That's a good explanation btw. Thanks for posting this.
I wasn't really sure where this whole "Geronimo" came from. I just knew he was an Apache Chief and that it had something to do with jumping....  :)


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Re: No Ladder on the Twin Otter
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 03:45:56 PM »
cotejy, thanks. I found article about that Apache leader, but just overlooked that part about paratroopers.