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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 08 October 2003
Canteen FRiends ~ Radix

Posted on 10/08/2003 1:55:55 AM PDT by Radix

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Pancakes on Wednesdays
These pancakes make me curiouser and curiouser

Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Wednesday October 8, 2003

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

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The performance of miracles; magic.

Of all the words in English that refer to the making of magic, this is perhaps the most resonant. It doesn’t have the negative associations of words such as sorcery or necromancy because it referred originally to the production of wonders for positive ends rather than any intent to cause someone harm. The origin is the Greek word thaumatourgos, miracle working (from thauma, marvel, plus ergos, work). Though it’s not that common a word, it seems to have generated a surprisingly large set of derivatives since it first appeared in English in 1727. There are several words for a practitioner of thaumaturgy, including thaumaturge and thaumaturgist; another is thaumaturgus, which has been given to a number of Christian saints and others who are said to have performed wonders. The verb is thaumaturgise. The thaumatrope was a Victorian toy, a card with two different pictures on its back and front that magically combined into one when the card was rapidly spun. And aficionados of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels will know that the wizards of Unseen University invented a device with which to measure the intensity of a magic field—what would you call that but a thaumometer?

Happy Birthday

Eddie Rickenbacker 1890

I am an excellent Aviator.

Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.


Happy Birthday

Juan Peron 1895

"..the greatest Latin American leader of the 20th century,"

Pancakes on Wednesday is an excellent idea.

Don't cry for me Argentina.

Fractals are those intriguing shapes that are characterized by self-similarity and based on mathematics.

any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part when magnified or reduced to the same size

Happy Birthday

Paul Hogan 1939

I'll put some pancakes on the barbee for you.

Blueberry Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup.

Blueberry syrup always goes on the right.

Happy Birthday

David Carradine 1940

Oh oh, oh oh, David Carradine has two birthdays, oh oh.

I am Caine, I wish no pain, only pancakes.

Pancakes are so delicious.

Happy Birthday

Chevy Chase 1943

Live from  Wednesday, it is pancakes today.

The Doppler Effect


A common example of the Doppler effect is listening to a speedy train or car honking its horn at you. While i'ts driving towards you, the tone seems higher and higher than its true tone. Only when it's right next to you can its true tone be heard. And as it moves farther away, the tone gets lower and lower. This is because as the train/car moves toward you, it is moving with the sound waves and compresses the waves. As it moves farther away from you, the waves are decompressed and the tone is lower.

Happy Birthday

Sigourney Weaver 1949

Ripley, believe it or not, is a big lover of pancakes!

Would you like some salt with your pancakes?

Happy Birthday

Matt Damon 1970

I am going hunting for good young pancakes.

About a hundred dollars

Silver dollar pancakes

Have you got change for a hundred pancakes?

Todays Wednesday field trip takes us to the World Trade Center

We are counting cards.

We have pamcakes, lots of them.

On this day:

1987 - Chuck Berry was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - The
Chuck Berry biographical film "Hail, Hail Rock & Roll" premiered.

"Perhaps the most influential performer in the history of rock 'n' roll,"

I want you to play with my pancakes.

1871 - The Great Fire of Chicago broke out destroying about 17,450 buildings.

 About 250 people were killed and 90,000 were left homeless.

Chicago, home of the World Series Champion Cubs, 1908!

It is all about the pancakes after all.

1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded.

8 October 1915 : Enemy counter-attack
Noon German artillery opened a bombardment on the whole front between the Canal and Lens, increasing in intensity at 3.00pm. At around 4.00pm, their infantry attacked, between the Double Crassier and the Chalk Pit. On the Allied right, the shelling failed to sufficiently damage French wire, and the attack was halted with heavy loss. At the same hour, enemy bombers attacked from the Quarries and Fosse 8 against the forward British positions in Quarry Trench and Big Willie.

On the left of the Loos attack, the attack fell against the 2/Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1/Gloucesters and 1/9th King's of 1st Division, between the Loos-Puits 14 bis track, and North of the Chalk Pit. Despite heavy shellfire casualties among the defenders, British machine-guns destroyed the attack within 40 yards of the front line. On the Hohenzollern Redoubt front, the 2/Coldstream Guards repelled all attacks, as they were by now armed with many Mills bombs. The 3/Grebnadier Guards were pushed back some way, but eventually formed a block and then counterattacked (supported by two companies of the 1/Scots Guards and the bombers of the Irish Guards) recovered the lost trenches and caused heavy loss to the enemy.

I am an excellent driver

Have some pancakes to add to your game.

1938 - The cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman Rockwell.

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

K-mart on Oak Street sells underwear.

1956 - Donald James Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first perfect game in the history of the World Series.

We are counting baserunners.

I had pancakes for breakfast that day, definitely.

When x is real, one-sided limits (restricting x>p or x<p) are sometimes useful. Infinite limits, as x approaches + or - infinity, are also possible. In higher dimensions we might talk about x approaching infinity in any direction.

1993 - The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI of any wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the Branch Davidian compound. The fire that ended the siege killed as many as 85 people.

Tragic story that should not be ignored as the media has largely done.

Do you like stories? Do you like pancakes? Here is a story about pancakes.

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1 posted on 10/08/2003 1:55:55 AM PDT by Radix
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To: All

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2 posted on 10/08/2003 1:57:43 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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3 posted on 10/08/2003 1:59:38 AM PDT by Radix (The Pancakes are up.)
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To: Radix
Good morning Radix.

4 posted on 10/08/2003 2:01:03 AM PDT by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: Radix
A very pleqasant good morning to everyone at the Freeper canteen and to all of our military at home and abroad and our allies. Thanks for your continued service to our country.

Folks, be sure to update your anti-virus software and get the very latest critical updates for your computer.

5 posted on 10/08/2003 3:08:19 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Radix
Goodmorning Radix! Good morning everyone!!!

6 posted on 10/08/2003 3:13:47 AM PDT by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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Mornin', everybody ! Happy Pancake/Waffles Day !!

Click for Dallas, Texas Forecast

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

8 posted on 10/08/2003 3:36:20 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Check out the Texas Chicken D 'RATS!:
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To: LindaSOG
(HUGS)Goood morning, Linda. How's it going?
9 posted on 10/08/2003 3:39:17 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Radix

13 posted on 10/08/2003 4:05:49 AM PDT by The Mayor (I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU...)
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Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's
Pancakes on Wednesday Thread

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

14 posted on 10/08/2003 4:08:57 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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15 posted on 10/08/2003 4:13:33 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmm Pancakes!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; LindaSOG
Good morning, Tonk. How's it going?

It's going O.K. Linda. Getting ready for OU-Texas weekend. Also, getting ready for my flu shots. They say it's going to be a very active flu season.

16 posted on 10/08/2003 4:16:43 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
Good Morning E.G.C. !
I'm doing great and hope you are too!
17 posted on 10/08/2003 4:22:15 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmm Pancakes!)
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18 posted on 10/08/2003 4:22:48 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!)
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To: Radix

Today's classic warship, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)

Kearsarge class battleship
displacement. 11,540
length. 375'4"
beam. 72'3"
draft. 23'6"
speed. 16 k.
complement. 553
armament. 4 13"'; 4 8", 14 6", 20 6-pdr., 8 1-pdr., 4 .30 cal.

The USS Kearsarge, named by act of Congress to commemorate the famed steam sloop-of-war, was launched 24 March 1898 by the Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.; sponsored by Mrs. Herbert Winslow, daughter-in-law of the former USS Kearsarge's commander, Captain John A. Winslow, during her famous battle with CSS Alabama; and commissioned 20 February 1900, Captain William M. Folger in command.

Kearsarge became flagship of the North Atlantic Station, cruising down the Atlantic seaboard and in the Caribbean. From 3 June 1903 to 26 July 1903 she served briefly as flagship of the European Squadron while on a cruise that took her first to Kiel, Germany. She was visited by the German Emperor 26 June 1903 and by the Prince of Wales 13 July. She returned to Bar Harbor, Maine, 26 July 1903 and resumed duties as flagship of the North Atlantic Fleet. She sailed from New York 1 December 1903 for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where, on 10 December, the United States took formal possession of the Guantanamo Naval Reservation. Following maneuvers in the Caribbean, she led the North Atlantic Battleship Squadron to Lisbon where she entertained the King of Portugal, 11 June 1904. She next steamed to Phaleron Bay, Greece, where she celebrated the Fourth of July with the King, Prince Andrew, Princess Alice of Greece. The squadron paid goodwill calls at Corfu, Trieste, and Fiume before returning to Newport, R.I., 29 August 1904.

Kearsarge remained flagship of the North Atlantic Fleet until relieved 31 March by battleship Maine, but continued operations with the fleet. During target practice off Cape Cruz, Cuba, 13 April 1906, an accidental ignition of a powder charge of a 13-inch gun killed two officers and eight men. Four men were seriously injured.

Attached to the 2d Squadron, 4th Division, she sailed 16 December 1907 with the "Great White Fleet" of battleships, sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt. She sailed from Hampton Roads around the coasts of South America to the Western seaboard, thence to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Japan. From there, Kearsarge proceeded to Ceylon, transited the Suez Canal, and visited ports of the Mediterranean, before returning to the eastern seaboard of the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt reviewed the Fleet as it passed into the Hampton Roads 22 February 1909, having completed a world cruise of overwhelming success, showing the flag and spreading good will. This dramatic gesture impressed the world with the power of the U.S. Navy.

Kearsarge decommissioned in the Philadelphia Navy Yard 4 September 1909 for modernization. She recommissioned 23 June 1915 for operations along the Atlantic coast until 17 September when she departed Philadelphia to land a detachment of marines at Vera Cruz, Mexico. She remained off Vera Cruz from 28 September 1915 to 5 January 1916, then carried the marines to New Orleans before joining the Atlantic Reserve Fleet 4 February 1916 at Philadelphia. She trained Massachusetts and Maine State Naval Militia until America entered World War I, then trained thousands of armed guard crews as well as naval engineers in waters along the East Coast ranging from Boston to Pensacola. On the evening of 18 August 1918, Kearsarge rescued 26 survivors of Norwegian Bark Nordhav which had been sunk by German Submarine U-117. The survivors were landed in Boston.

Kearsarge continued as engineering training ship until 29 May 1919 when she embarked Naval Academy Midshipmen for training in the west Indies. The midshipmen were debarked at Annapolis 29 August and Kearsarge proceeded to the Philadelphi a Navy Yard, where she decommissioned 10 May 1920 for conversion to a crane ship and a new career. She was designated AB-1 5 August 1920.

In place of military trappings, Kearsarge received an immense revolving crane with a rated lifting capacity of 250 tons, as well as hull "blisters," which gave her more stability. The 10,000-ton craneship rendered invaluable service for the next 20 years. One of many accomplishments was the raising of sunken submarine SQUALUS off the New Hampshire coast. On 6 November 1941 she designated Crane Ship No. 1, giving up her illustrious name which was assigned to a mighty aircraft carrier. But she continued her yeoman service and made many contributions to the American victories of World War II. She handled guns, turrets, armor and other heavy lifts for new battleships such as Indiana and Alabama; cruisers Savannah and Chicago; and guns on the veteran battleship Pennsylvania.

In 1945 the crane ship was towed to the San Francisco Naval Shipyard where she assisted in the construction of carriers Hornet, Boxer, and Saratoga. She departed the west Coast in 1948 to finish her career in the Boston Naval Shipyard. Joe McDonald, master rigger, described her as "a big gray hulk of a thing" which was "pulled around by two or three tugs" on the job; "But the old girl has brought millions of dollars worth of business to Boston. Without her we would never have been able to do many of the big jobs, that cost billions of dollars." As one example, he recalled that the former battleship lifted a gantry crane intact at the South Boston Naval Drydocks and transported it to Charleston where she placed it on crane tracks to be driven away. As Crane Ship No. 1, her name was struck from the Navy List 22 June 1955. She was sold for scrapping 9 August 1955.

19 posted on 10/08/2003 4:23:30 AM PDT by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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Good morning, MR. RADIX! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!




20 posted on 10/08/2003 4:23:34 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!...BELIEVE!)
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