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Actually,
The Apocalypse did occur,
The Rapture happened,
But I got left behind,
With all the rest of us.

--:for entry into the 'Deep Philosophical Thoughts Section'.
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
The fingers are drumming,
Maybe some strumming.
For the feel of a mouse,
Like a wheelhouse,
("Send Command", up 'n' coming !)




'Tis fine on the shore,
We still yearn for more.
But if it were known,
Few need be shown -
How long, to the start of leg 4?
Oh, me father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light'
'E slept with a mermaid one fine night,
The fruits of the un-i-on, they were three,
A porpoise and a pelican and then came me.
Yo-Ho-Ho, let the wind blow free,
Oh, for a life on the roving sea.

Dredged up from a long ago Navy memory of singing around the Wardroom piano in a drunken state....
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
This was by 76Trombones in the chat-I'm transferring it here in case he's too shy to do it himself..
http://www.vrbo.com/383020

Whoops, that didn't work as intended!!!

Try again:-


In SOL racing the goal is to pilot
your boat 'round each mark (watch that islet).
So look out up ahead,
and aim for the red.
(in beta, you'd go for the violet)


Thats better!

--- Last Edited by Rod at 2012-03-21 15:53:09 ---

--- Last Edited by Rod at 2012-03-21 15:56:50 ---

--- Last Edited by Rod at 2012-03-21 16:03:20 ---
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Wonderful and totally - well, limericky. Thanks Rod. Thanks 76Trombones.
OUTSTANDING!!
Grrr...

That be me, The Pirate!
Inspired by Cheeks' commitment to SOL:

On accusation they're fanatic,
Solers might draw a nice schematic.
That precedes divorce?
Nay, our nat'ral recourse
Iis being so dang charismatic.

With an aside: "We're cultured, we can steer, we more or less know which way the wind blows... we're Irresistible!"
Routing does not equal superpowers.
Before your trust in NOAA sours...
The boats in the Northeast
though way out front:at least
They lead only by 24 hours...

Author: 76Trombones
by his editor
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
When travelling you might look for wifi
that's free and not too slow thus whereby:
You'd sail wake a foaming!
So long's you're not roaming...
In which case the the bill'd make your eyes cry.

Ditto to above..
We potentially have a new 21st Century Shakespeare, here!!!
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

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