Coolboats to admire


Super Anarchist
Laramie, WY, USA
That was quick. In less than 24 hours, Flying Shoe did the triple: Veni, Vidi, Ivi.

Thread drift is civilized! Funny he didn't mention the guitars.
Veni, vidi, vici.” I came, I saw, I conquered.

As a comment it always struck Vimes as a bit too pat. It wasn’t the sort of thing you came up with on the spur of the moment, was it? It sounded as if he had worked it out. He’d probably spent long evenings in his tent, looking up in the dictionary short words beginning with V and trying them out… Veni, vermini, vomui, I came, I got ratted, I threw up? Visi, veneri, vamoosi, I visited, I caught an embarrassing disease, I ran away? It must have been a big relief to come up with three short acceptable words. He probably made them up first, and then went off to see somewhere and conquer it.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Bull City

A fine fellow
North Carolina
I apologize in advance:


To a Brit it all sounds like they are doing bad Jimmy Stewart impersonations.

Something attractive about it. I like them.
I've been in that room a zillion times. I don't know how they were able to film in there, because it's supposed to be for serious scholarship and you get the stink eye if you so much as whisper. But you are allowed to bring your dog, if your dog is quiet. Seriously. It's a quirky place.


Super Anarchist
Bonkers, or what?

well it's been raining in auckland the past couple of days and I mean really raining and I'm now bored so I re watched this vid of the bloke about to set sail in his wheelybin with a brick in the bottom again and thought....hmmmmm , monty python missed a trick here. Can picture Micheal Pallin dressed in wet weather gear including a souwester as the intrepid chartered accountant who wants to be francis drake but can only fund the project with carefully hoarded lunch money so a galleon was shrunk to budget, naturally there's room for a parrot along with a muzzle loading pistol (budget stopped short of cannons) . Interviewed of course by John Cleese who naturally wants to know why the figure head has no tits( this is a critical part of pirating and stuff like that). The lack of wash hand basin and toilet roll holder were both discussed at length as was the size of the hook and line needed to board ships carrying prize booty etc etc etc, as i said earlier......really fucking bored