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Old 01-28-2019, 05:54 AM
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Had mine this weekend!!!!
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:14 AM
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Excellent, now quit gloating and make us all samiches.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:15 AM
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So your maid gave you a rub at home, big deal.

Congrats on the win.
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my one minute - I formed a team to ride bicycles in a wounded veterans charity ride. wound up fielding the largest team and getting a good amount of donations, as well as bringing some attention to the charity. one of the fund raisers I set up was with a local roller derby event, one of the amputees was with me and said he would love to get to meet one or two of the girls. he didn't realize my girlfriend skated with the team. we took him down got him a photo with every team and signed by all the girls, then got him a lap around the track. guy was blown away.

for my efforts the Milwaukee Brewers let me throw out an opening pitch.

was a hell of a day.
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Nice, Let have your recipe. I make a killer chili my secret is deer meat, pork sausage, filet mignon, and a pound of chedder cheese melted into it at the end.
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I was just some guy fixin fishing reels in Masaryktown, Fl and then got an ad on THT...

The rest is history...reels come to me from all over the country..



EDIT: Actually, one thing I did that was pretty memorable was when I was a sailor stationed in Hawaii. Every winter we went to Waimea Bay for the body drop waves. The bay is narrow...and very deep. Waves come in and break right on the shore...if you body surf them, the drop is about 10-12 feet right into the sand. Since it is very fine crushed shell, it gives a lot...and you can drop and roll...and pop back up. Folks see a few of us doing it and want to join in.

Three girls in their teens tried it one day and got beat up and sucked under. Since we had fins on, we could fight the current and my buddy and I dragged three of them out. Two were OK, one I gave CPR to....which was a challenge since her top was long gone....!

Anyway, she was the daughter in law of a shop owner in our little town of Wahiawa where we lived, and he notified the base commander.
Next thing I knew I was receiving a life saving commendation at a Meritorious Mast ceremony. it was pretty neat. And looked good on my resume...

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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
So your maid gave you a rub at home, big deal.

Congrats on the win.
I wish!
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Arrested for cocaine possession in a drug free zone. Front page of the local papers ......... not my finest moment.

Unfortunately took a few more years to get sober. 11 years today.
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Nice, Let have your recipe. I make a killer chili my secret is deer meat, pork sausage, filet mignon, and a pound of chedder cheese melted into it at the end.
I love to cook but not sure I can duplicate it. I had some butts in the freezer that I took out the smoker before they broke down enough to shred So I thought they would make good chili. Basically cut the meat in chunks and the rub already on the meat was the spice other than a little cumin, all fresh ingredients other than beans, a little brown sugar, mustard and cider vinegar. Like Carolina BBQ in a bowl.
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Technically this is about 22 minutes of fame, but this was a fun day of filming offshore.



Oh, and I was on stage with Don Ho in Hawaii when I was like 9. LMBO
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Don't know if I'd call it fame but did manage to get on national TV once, for just about a minute total! On a dive charter had one get bent pretty badly and needed to get to the chamber faster than the boat could get there so the CG sent Pedro, the local Marine CH-46 rescue bird. Diver got there and recovered but somehow the news show 20/20 found out about it and was running a segment on airlifts and got in touch to do a recreation for TV. Stone Phillips came down with a whole crew, got Pedro and a couple of chase boats and we spent all day filming from every angle. I think we did something like 20 evac's that day! After all that, I think the camera was on me for about 60 seconds. Cool thing was after the filming was done, everyone went to the airport and the Marines took them up for a spin around the cape then the 20/20 G4 crew took everyone up in the jet for the same.
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My moment was years ago, I was featured in Boating Magazine in the Red, Right, Return The people we meet.
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Only two times for me:

Scored the winning goal in a soccer tournament when I was 5 years old. Came down to a shootout. I scored a goal and couldn't figure out why the whole team was carrying me on their shoulders LOL. Ahh to be young and oblivious.

Beat an absolute mammoth of a man arm wrestling in front of a packed bar full or my fraternity brothers and MANY sorority chicks. Guy outweighed me by at least 100 lbs. Pinned him right to the table.

That's about it.

Had one of my pictures featured in Big Game Fishing if that counts LOL
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Got in trouble in college. It made the rounds in the local newspapers and TV stations and even CBS and CNN picked it up for a quick minute. There was a lot of speculation as to what we were doing as the school was not saying much. Theories were we were hazing freshmen, getting drunk, holding secret meetings (think The 10 from Lords of Discipline), etc. What were we really doing? Playing Trivial Pursuit.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/citadel...n-secret-room/
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I've been in the newspaper twice and on the local news at least once.
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oh. and I got a free t-shirt for a MADD campaign back in the 80's. My slogan won. "If you drink and drive. You are taking the drive of your life." I was 13 lol.
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Got in trouble in college. It made the rounds in the local newspapers and TV stations and even CBS and CNN picked it up for a quick minute. There was a lot of speculation as to what we were doing as the school was not saying much. Theories were we were hazing freshmen, getting drunk, holding secret meetings (think The 10 from Lords of Discipline), etc. What were we really doing? Playing Trivial Pursuit.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/citadel...n-secret-room/
Actually, on that note, that was my indirect claim to fame as well lol. Back when I was in college, my school made national news because two brothers from another fraternity kidnapped and tortured two pledges who dropped. Wasn't my frat but we all got lumped into it. Somehow my frat came up in the convo and my name got thrown in as president. Not my favorite moment. We were a tough frat to pledge but we never did anything like that.
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Several years back I was visiting my niece when I saw across the highway a four year old boy come running around a house completely ablaze and headed toward the highway. I jumped a fence and ran toward him, receiving a glancing blow from a car as I crossed the highway. I caught the kid and tried to smother the fire but it wouldn't go out so I started ripping his clothes off. The fiery synthetic clothes stuck to my hands like melted plastic. I was able to get his clothes off and the fire out. The EMT's arrived and immediately called an airflight copter and they flew him to a burn center in Cincinnati Oh. The kid survived and I got scarred hands and a citation.
How the kid got himself on fire is interesting. His Dad, who was in jail at the time, would take the kid out in the back yard where they had a burn barrel and pour some gasoline in the barrel, let the fumes build up then throw a burning paper into the barrel creating a huge whoosh and fire. Since daddy was gone that day the kid tried to do it himself, and in the process drenched himself in gasoline trying to pour it into the barrel.
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Several years back I was visiting my niece when I saw across the highway a four year old boy come running around a house completely ablaze and headed toward the highway. I jumped a fence and ran toward him, receiving a glancing blow from a car as I crossed the highway. I caught the kid and tried to smother the fire but it wouldn't go out so I started ripping his clothes off. The fiery synthetic clothes stuck to my hands like melted plastic. I was able to get his clothes off and the fire out. The EMT's arrived and immediately called an airflight copter and they flew him to a burn center in Cincinnati Oh. The kid survived and I got scarred hands and a citation.
How the kid got himself on fire is interesting. His Dad, who was in jail at the time, would take the kid out in the back yard where they had a burn barrel and pour some gasoline in the barrel, let the fumes build up then throw a burning paper into the barrel creating a huge whoosh and fire. Since daddy was gone that day the kid tried to do it himself, and in the process drenched himself in gasoline trying to pour it into the barrel.
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Originally Posted by Istockpoga View Post
Several years back I was visiting my niece when I saw across the highway a four year old boy come running around a house completely ablaze and headed toward the highway. I jumped a fence and ran toward him, receiving a glancing blow from a car as I crossed the highway. I caught the kid and tried to smother the fire but it wouldn't go out so I started ripping his clothes off. The fiery synthetic clothes stuck to my hands like melted plastic. I was able to get his clothes off and the fire out. The EMT's arrived and immediately called an airflight copter and they flew him to a burn center in Cincinnati Oh. The kid survived and I got scarred hands and a citation.
How the kid got himself on fire is interesting. His Dad, who was in jail at the time, would take the kid out in the back yard where they had a burn barrel and pour some gasoline in the barrel, let the fumes build up then throw a burning paper into the barrel creating a huge whoosh and fire. Since daddy was gone that day the kid tried to do it himself, and in the process drenched himself in gasoline trying to pour it into the barrel.
That's a crazy story, you most likely saved that kids life. . What was the citation for?
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