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FReeper Canteen ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 21 April 2004
Canteen Friends; Radix

Posted on 04/21/2004 3:46:34 AM PDT by Radix

Edited on 06/26/2004 11:37:43 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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Pancakes on Wednesdays

Pancakes on Wednesday celebrates  one year in the Canteen.

Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Here is an amalgamation of trivial facts and seemingly useless data.

Do not forget to hit the hyperlinks.

We have links, lots of them.

Look it up!

From the Radixionary


2 a : a special anniversary; especially : a 50th anniversary b : a celebration of such an anniversary

We are counting Pancakes


23 April 2003

I am an excellent Canteener.


30 April 2003

Would you like some Pi with your pancakes?


7 May 2003

May the Fores be with you.


14 May 2003


Coffee and pancakes, together again.


21 May 2003

We are counting cards.

Show me!


28 May 2003

Pancakes and no burkas.


4 June 2003

Samurai Golf


11 June 2003

Qantas is an excellent airline


18 June 2003

Pancakes in Space

Pancakes are up


25 June 2003

Chinese Pancakes

One hour after eating - you want more.


2 July 2003


There is harmony in pancakes


9 July 2003

I am excellent knife driver


16 July 2004

About a hundred dollars


Anatomy Lesson Number $100


23 July 2003

Here is your waffles on Wednesdays


That's cone not clone.


30 July 2004

" Waiter, there is a Burka Man in my pancakes."

Would you like some pancakes with your burkas?


6 August 2003


We sell pancakes for less.


13 August 2003

Would you like to be happy with your pancakes?


20 August 2003

Pancake Pie, it is not just for breakfast anymore.


27 August 2003

Toothpicks always come after the pancakes, definitely.


3 September 2003

Pancakes save lives.


10 September 2002

Spinach? We don't need no stinkin' spinach!


17 September 2004

Graphics brought to you by Pancakes rule.


24 September 2004

Hey, watch me pull a pancake out of my hat.


1 October 2004

Off with their Burkas.


8 October 2004

OK, the pancakes issue is almost due, what should I post here?


15 October 2003

And she is buying a stairway to pancakes in heaven.


22 October 2003

Look it up!

The sky; heaven; the firmament

We don’t use this much nowadays—dictionaries usually tag it as archaic or literary—except in the set phrase make the welkin ring, meaning to make a very loud sound. What supposedly rings in this situation is the vault of heaven, the bowl of the sky. In older cosmology this was thought to be one of a set of real crystal spheres that enclosed the Earth, to which the planets and stars were attached, so it would have been capable of ringing like a bell if you made enough noise. The word comes from the Old English wolcen, a cloud, related to the Dutch wolk and German Wolke. Very early on, for example in the epic poem Beowulf of about the eighth century AD, the phrase under wolcen meant under the sky or under heaven (the bard used the plural, wolcnum, but it’s the same word). Ever since, it has had a strong literary or poetic connection. It appears often in Shakespeare and also in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: “This day in mirth and revel to dispend, / Till on the welkin shone the starres bright”. In 1739, a book with the title Hymns and Sacred Poems introduced one for Christmas written by Charles Wesley that began: “Hark! how all the welkin rings, / Glory to the King of kings”. If that seems a little familiar, it is because 15 years later it reappeared as “Hark! the herald-angels sing / Glory to the new born king”.


29 October 2004

The Greatest.


Clay comes out to meet Liston
And Liston starts to retreat
If Liston goes back any further
He'll end up in a ringside seat.
Clay swings with a left,
Clay swings with a right,
Look at young Cassius
Carry the fight.
Liston keeps backing
But there's not enough room
It's a matter of time.
There, Clay lowers the boom.
Now Clay swings with a right,
What a beautiful swing,
And the punch raises the bear,
Clear out of the ring.
Liston is still rising
And the ref wears a frown,
For he can't start counting,
Till Sonny comes down.
Now Liston disappears from view.
The crowd is getting frantic,
But our radar stations have picked him up.
He's somewhere over the Atlantic.
Who would have thought
When they came to the fight
That they'd witness the launching
Of a human satellite?
Yes, the crowd did not dream
When they laid down their money
That they would see
A total eclipse of the Sonny!
I am the greatest!

Cassius Clay before the first Liston-bout\


5 November 2004

Would you like some Quarks with your pancakes?


12 November 2003

  "Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure -- after Guadalcanal he retreated at ours." - Admiral "Bull" Halsey


19 November 2003

I was born on February 12th, 1809


26 November 2003

1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto

Don't believe your lying eyes. The Holocaust never happened! yeah right!


3 December 2003

1950 - Paul Harvey began his national radio broadcast.

"In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."


The rest of the story involves a plate of hot pancakes.


10 December 2003

Happy Birthday

Arthur Fiedler 1896

A one an a two.....Oh, that was Lawrence Welk, never mind...


17 December 2004

 A pancake kitchen in Iraq

Don't forget the Maple Syrup!


24 December 2003

I'm the pancake man,
    And I do, when I can,
Eat pancakes by the score;
    I bake them brown,
    And swallow them down,
And loudly call for more.
    I'll lay my stakes
    That a million cakes
I can eat between two naps;
    Then call for more,
    A million and four,
Or a million and five, perhaps.
    It makes me fat,
    And more than that,
I'm jolly through and through;
    I've been known to laugh
    For a year and a half,___
Or why not call it two
    Oh, I long for a cake
    As big as they make,___
Say, fifty townships wide;
    I would handle it quite
    At a single bite
And stow it away inside.

___John Edward Everett


31 December 2003

Prepare to walk the plank today matey!


7 January 2004

The poet is unknown. It is inscribed on the monument to the Pacific War Dead, in Corregidor, Philippines. Each May 6th, the sun is in such a position that it's rays fall into the center of the monument, exactly at noon.


14 January 2004

Pancqkes build character


21 January 2004

I just love that new Cologne " Eau du Pancakes."


28 January 2004


It's Pancake Man!


4 February 2004

A perfect pancake is a thing of beauty.


11 February 2004

The Pancakes are flying like hot cakes.


18 February 2004

I'd like to buy a pancake please.


24 February 2004

Pancakes invoke passion. Can't you tell?


3 March 2004

Golden Mean

It is mean to not serve pancakes on Wednesdays.


24 March 2004


The making of pancakes is an endless mission.


31 March 2004

Run, run, as fast as you can, if you are a cake, you are going to be made in a pan.


7 April 2004

Pancakes for breakfast, and your Canteen entertainment.


14 April 2004

A good knowledge of math can encompass a lot, and help with a circular pancake.

Pancakes Wednesdays




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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, Kathy!
Are you melting, melting, melting today?
We have sun, sun, sun!!

121 posted on 04/21/2004 8:39:00 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: StarCMC
Thank you ! ;^)

122 posted on 04/21/2004 8:39:05 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Become a monthly donor on FR. No amount is too small and monthly giving is the way to go !)
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To: beachn4fun
Doing well, Thank You, beachn. And you??
123 posted on 04/21/2004 8:40:17 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?
124 posted on 04/21/2004 8:41:33 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska
125 posted on 04/21/2004 8:42:00 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC
Hi Star* ~ how're ya doin'? It's rainy and cool here. :)
126 posted on 04/21/2004 8:43:23 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Fawnn; Bethbg79; bentfeather; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...
From MoJo2001

This was received this morning via email for help from one of our military folks:

Today I went to visit the military hospital here in the Green Zone. Yesterday my boss (a Marine) had gone to visit some of the Marines brought here from the Fallujah fighting.  When he asked one of the wounded Marines if there was anything he could get for him, the Marine requested a razor so he could shave and be within standards again before he was discharged from the hospital.  My boss also found that the hospital basically was lacking phones for the patients to be able to call home and talk with their loved ones.  I think they only had one that the chaplain carried with him and let the patients use when visiting them.  We were able to scrounge up a few razors and got a couple of our cell phones signed over to the ward.  I took the items back today along with some candy folks gave me and spent some time talking with the patients.  Afterwards, I talked with the ward personnel and they gave me a list of items they can always use.  Our hospital is the largest surgical hospital here in Iraq so most of the patients are evac'd here for their initial care until they can be stabilized and evac'd to Germany or returned to duty (although it is not a big hospital-more like a clinic sized unit).  Of course most of the wounded come in with only what they were wearing in most cases.  As such, they don't have things like toothbrushes, etc.  A lot of you are always asking if there is anything you can send me.  There really isn't anything I need, but these folks could use some things for the wounded.  It really is humbling when you think about these young men and women who have been wounded, some of them terribly, and they are really excited about getting a razor or some chocolate candy.  So, following is the list of things the ward personnel said they could really use for their patients.  On the hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.), they are interested in the travel size products because the wounded are normally only here for a short period of time before they are transferred out to bigger hospitals that have better supplies of these items, or back to their units where they have access to their stuff.  If you would like to donate any of these things (or start a drive for these things) just mail them to me.  My office will sort the items and make sure they get to the hospital.  If you would like to send food items, we'll need individually wrapped or single serving items.  And, chocolate is okay if it's mailed soon before it gets too hot (but to tell the truth, we've been known to lick it off the wrapper when we want it bad enough!).
*        Razors         *        Shaving Cream         *        Toothbrushes         *        Toothpaste         *        Dental Floss         *        Mouthwash         *        Soap         *        Shampoo         *        Feminine Hygiene Products         *        Underclothes (male and female)-okay this may sound like a strange item, but remember they normally only come in with the stuff they are wearing and normally those are ruined         *        Slippers/FlipFlop type of things (in large sizes-apparently the things on the local economy are pretty small)         *        Hospital PJs         *        Candy         *        Crackers         *        Snack Items         *        Anything else you can think of
Additionally, we like to go out and give our young Marines pulling post duty candy/cookies, so we can always use that type of stuff.  We had a great time delivering our Easter candy stash Sunday and we left a lot of Marines grinning from ear to ear.
From Lt. Col  

If you are interested in helping, please contact MoJo2001 by FReep mail for additional information. The items are being collected by her husband's Shop in order to send as soon as possible. They intend to send this out via transport and items will need to be mailed to IT1 Young (her husband) to send it on through his shop.
If you are unable to send any items, a word of encouragement or drawings from children would work just as well. If you don't want to use snail mail, freepmail a message to MoJo2001 and she'll make sure to print it and send it forward. Thank you for your help!

127 posted on 04/21/2004 8:43:50 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops, Past, Present and Future)
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To: Pippin
I understand how you feel. I pray that Bush wins just to show those dumba$$e$$. You know, kinda like flippin' them the bird.

But, you know if you look on the other side of the coin, it shows one just how scared the liberals are. They have had to bash and demean Bush for FOUR years in hopes of swaying the American people before November (hmmm....a thought.....should we start a rumor about a conspiracy of the Liberals plotting 9/11 cause Bush won the election they think he stole? Makes about as much sense as some of the crap they've thrown out). Anyway, FOUR years and still he is running neck-in-neck with kerry in the polls. But, are they going to be in for a "shock-n-awe come November. The primaries were nothing. My family didn't vote in the primaries. We vote Republican. My sister does not like kerry, so she will most likely vote for Bush this year.

And, finally, should Kerry win, let's have fun with it....we can make such a cry as did Gore when he LOST to Bush!

129 posted on 04/21/2004 8:49:18 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Wanted good home for overlooked pets.)
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To: bentfeather
I'm doing good. The sun is shining, warm weather is coming, and I am alive! LOL.
130 posted on 04/21/2004 8:50:49 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Wanted good home for overlooked pets.)
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To: dix; humblegunner; antivenom; bobbyd; eastforker; Flyer; Humidston; olliemb; PetroniDE; ...

This was received this morning via email for help from one of our military folks:

131 posted on 04/21/2004 8:51:23 AM PDT by Eaker (That the bright star of Texas shall never be dim while her soil boasts a son to raise rifle or limb.)
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To: tomkow6; Kathy in Alaska

- Tuesday -
Kathy in Alaska!!! #500!!!
- Pancake Day -
tomkow6!!! #50!!!
tomkow6!!! #100!!!

132 posted on 04/21/2004 8:55:29 AM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and person)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Sally
Sally, I think you were the freeper who was sending packages to the troops. Are you still doing this? Check reply #127 on this thread.
133 posted on 04/21/2004 8:55:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for kerry or any other RAT, is a vote for the terrorists.)
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To: LindaSOG
Hope you are feeling better Co-Captain!
134 posted on 04/21/2004 8:57:32 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Thank You Troops, Past, Present and Future)
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To: beachn4fun

Sounds like a plan! :O)

135 posted on 04/21/2004 8:58:47 AM PDT by Pippin (Each day is a gift from God. ---That's why it's called the PRESENT!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
136 posted on 04/21/2004 9:00:47 AM PDT by Pippin (Each day is a gift from God. ---That's why it's called the PRESENT!)
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To: Old Sarge
Okay, I'll be waiting! :O)

Did I say something wrong?

137 posted on 04/21/2004 9:03:06 AM PDT by Pippin (Each day is a gift from God. ---That's why it's called the PRESENT!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All
Tonk, *all

I heard on the Mike Gallagher show this morning that "Feed the Children" is now seeking donations for their care packages.

Normally the care package boxes would go to families of Troops, but since he's found a BIG need to things for the Troops, this fund raising campaign is for PACKAGES FOR SOLDIERS, that will contain many of the items you posted about.

A donation of $15.00 will buy 1 care package box.

For more information:
Feed the Children
The Mike Gallagher Show

Or call 1-877-714-5437

Here's another organization I just found out about today:

Operation Uplink is a unique program that keeps military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families and loved ones by providing them with a free phone card. Using contributions from supporters like you, Operation Uplink purchases phone cards and distributes them to servicemen and women who are separated from those they care about.

Operation Uplink

138 posted on 04/21/2004 9:07:18 AM PDT by Johnny Gage (God Bless President Bush, God Bless our Troops, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!)
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To: Radix

Radix, I have brought some syrup

and some butter!

Happy Anniversary
1 year of Pancakes on Wednesday!

Thank You Radix, for an always informative thread!

139 posted on 04/21/2004 9:07:19 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Support our troops ~ Bump!
140 posted on 04/21/2004 9:08:59 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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