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The Official Eleanor Roosevelt (And Anything Else Non-Topical) Thread
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:10 PM

OK Kids...with the blessing of the moderators here, we have our very own thread about nothing.

Think of it as the "Seinfeld" of threads.

Please keep it clean....humorous....and even rail-related if you can.

Have fun!

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:17 PM
I wonder if Eleanor preferred ditchlights that flashed at crossings?

  

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:19 PM

zugmann
I wonder if Eleanor preferred ditchlights that flashed at crossings?

Well, we sure know she preferred this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HY8vxYX78s

 

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Did Eleanor see this one coming?
Posted by Murphy Siding on Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:46 PM



Ladies and Gentlemen, Hobos and Tramps, Cross-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants.

I now stand  before you, and halfway behind you, to tell you a story I know nothing about. 

Last night, at 6 o'clock this morning, and empty train loaded with bricks came up the back alley in front of my house. 

I ran outside, just in time to see King Arthur, sitting at the third side of a round table, eating vinegar with a fork. 

If you don't believe my lie, it's true, ask the blind lady on the corner, she saw it too.  Too bad it was foggy.

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Posted by mudchicken on Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:04 PM

zugmann
I wonder if Eleanor preferred ditchlights that flashed at crossings?

ask Fala.
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Friday, April 23, 2010 1:57 AM

dharmon
We hAVe DaN. He WiLL be noT haRmed if our DEMANDS are mET. BerGie must relEAse THE folLOWing prisoners:

KISS my CABOOSE
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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Friday, April 23, 2010 5:09 AM
Can someone - I'm thinking of Mike /wanswheel here - find and post a photo of Eleanor waving, preferably from the rear platform of a classic heavyweight observation car ? Then maybe someone else can download it and use it as their avatar . . . - Paul North.
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Posted by henry6 on Friday, April 23, 2010 6:54 AM

I hate war!  Eleanore hates war!  And I hate Eleanore!!

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Posted by Phoebe Vet on Friday, April 23, 2010 7:52 AM

Murphy Siding



Ladies and Gentlemen, Hobos and Tramps, Cross-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants.

I now stand  before you, and halfway behind you, to tell you a story I know nothing about. 

Last night, at 6 o'clock this morning, and empty train loaded with bricks came up the back alley in front of my house. 

I ran outside, just in time to see King Arthur, sitting at the third side of a round table, eating vinegar with a fork. 

If you don't believe my lie, it's true, ask the blind lady on the corner, she saw it too.  Too bad it was foggy.

 

Does the Peyote Cactus actually grow in the Dakotas, or do you have to import the buttons?

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Posted by zardoz on Friday, April 23, 2010 8:30 AM

Phoebe Vet

Murphy Siding



Ladies and Gentlemen, Hobos and Tramps, Cross-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants.

I now stand  before you, and halfway behind you, to tell you a story I know nothing about. 

Last night, at 6 o'clock this morning, and empty train loaded with bricks came up the back alley in front of my house. 

I ran outside, just in time to see King Arthur, sitting at the third side of a round table, eating vinegar with a fork. 

If you don't believe my lie, it's true, ask the blind lady on the corner, she saw it too.  Too bad it was foggy.

 

Does the Peyote Cactus actually grow in the Dakotas, or do you have to import the buttons?

Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall.
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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Friday, April 23, 2010 8:50 AM

Following Murphy's lead . . .  

Old Dan Tucker was a mighty man,
And he washed his face in a frying pan.
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel,
And he died with a toothache in his heel.

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Friday, April 23, 2010 8:53 AM

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said;
"Keep YOUR HEAD''

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Friday, April 23, 2010 8:56 AM

Murray

Thanks, Murray.  Thumbs Up  But at the 1st one I get a ''YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VIEW THIS PAGE'' message; the 2nd one is pretty darn close to what I had in mind; and the 3rd isn't bad either. 

So, can you check and/ or fix that 1st link sometime ?  Thanks again.

- Paul North. 

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Friday, April 23, 2010 9:04 AM

Paul_D_North_Jr

Murray

Thanks, Murray.  Thumbs Up  But at the 1st one I get a ''YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VIEW THIS PAGE'' message; the 2nd one is pretty darn close to what I had in mind; and the 3rd isn't bad either. 

So, can you check and/ or fix that 1st link sometime ?  Thanks again.

- Paul North. 

  I'm sorry.  I thought you knew.  Only Eleanor Roosevelt is authorized to view that page. Wink

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Posted by samfp1943 on Friday, April 23, 2010 9:21 AM

nanaimo73

dharmon
We hAVe DaN. He WiLL be noT haRmed if our DEMANDS are mET. BerGie must relEAse THE folLOWing prisoners:

KISS my CABOOSE
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                          You need to back off the Cookies and Milk...

                                                                         Too Much Sugar!

  Eleanor  Roosevelt, said:

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. "

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, April 23, 2010 9:22 AM

Eleanor always did have a good radio face.

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by RRKen on Friday, April 23, 2010 9:56 AM

BaltACD

Eleanor always did have a good radio face.

Especially from the back seat of her Nash!

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, April 23, 2010 10:39 AM

Murphy Siding

Paul_D_North_Jr

Murray

Thanks, Murray.  Thumbs Up  But at the 1st one I get a ''YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VIEW THIS PAGE'' message; the 2nd one is pretty darn close to what I had in mind; and the 3rd isn't bad either. 

So, can you check and/ or fix that 1st link sometime ?  Thanks again.

- Paul North. 

  I'm sorry.  I thought you knew.  Only Eleanor Roosevelt is authorized to view that page. Wink

Should I be ashamed to admit that I was able to view it?Ashamed Don't worry; you did not miss much.

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Posted by oltmannd on Friday, April 23, 2010 11:06 AM
What if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly? Would she be grounded if it was foggy?

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Friday, April 23, 2010 11:11 AM

oltmannd
What if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly? Would she be grounded if it was foggy?

What if she has her IFR?

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Friday, April 23, 2010 11:18 AM

samfp1943

nanaimo73

dharmon
We hAVe DaN. He WiLL be noT haRmed if our DEMANDS are mET. BerGie must relEAse THE folLOWing prisoners:

KISS my CABOOSE
TerryC
DetectIVE ciNdERdicK
TrainFINDer


Dale!,Dale!, Dale!

                          You need to back off the Cookies and Milk...

                                                                         Too Much Sugar!

  Eleanor  Roosevelt, said:

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. "
Smile,Wink, & GrinSmile,Wink, & GrinSmile,Wink, & Grin

Hello there

It appears some are a little piculous in the colour department eh wot???LaughLaughLaugh

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 23, 2010 11:37 AM

Paul_D_North_Jr

Murray

Thanks, Murray.  Thumbs Up  But at the 1st one I get a ''YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VIEW THIS PAGE'' message; the 2nd one is pretty darn close to what I had in mind; and the 3rd isn't bad either. 

So, can you check and/ or fix that 1st link sometime ?  Thanks again.

- Paul North. 

How about this Paul?

http://home.nps.gov/hofr/planyourvisit/images/bluethree400x415NPX56-131-775--_2.jpg

 

 

 

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Posted by oltmannd on Friday, April 23, 2010 12:51 PM
blownout cylinder

oltmannd
What if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly? Would she be grounded if it was foggy?

What if she has her IFR?

IFR = "It's Foggy, Roosevelt!"

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Posted by samfp1943 on Friday, April 23, 2010 3:03 PM

oltmannd
blownout cylinder

oltmannd
What if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly? Would she be grounded if it was foggy?

What if she has her IFR?

IFR = "It's Foggy, Roosevelt!"

IT was not good to argue with Eleanor:

Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt

SEE!Mischief

 

 


 

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Actually railroad related
Posted by Murphy Siding on Friday, April 23, 2010 7:04 PM

     The railroad version of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus:

     We're driving down a highway that parallels the BNSF line accross northern S.D.  My wife is driving,  I am in the passenger seat.   As is the rule when we drive together, whoever has the steering wheel in front of them gets to drive, and whoever doesn't, gets to shut up about the driving.

     We catch up with a westbound empty coal train that had a DP unit on the back.  As we are even with the back end of the train,  Mrs. Murphy rolls down her window and waves at the locomotive.  "That's strange"  she says, "they usually wave back".  So,  I explain about distributed power, and how the unit is controlled remotely from the front end of the train, etc....

     "Oh", she replies.  Then,  she rolles down the window again, and honks the horn like crazy, waving at the empty locomotive.  "That engineer sure seems stuck up today"  she says, to no one in particular.  Off we go down the highway, oblivious.Sigh

     Lucky for us, the engineer at the front end of the train was in a waving mood.Laugh

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Posted by zardoz on Friday, April 23, 2010 7:40 PM

Murphy Siding

     The railroad version of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus:

     We're driving down a highway that parallels the BNSF line accross northern S.D.  My wife is driving,  I am in the passenger seat.   As is the rule when we drive together, whoever has the steering wheel in front of them gets to drive, and whoever doesn't, gets to shut up about the driving.

     We catch up with a westbound empty coal train that had a DP unit on the back.  As we are even with the back end of the train,  Mrs. Murphy rolls down her window and waves at the locomotive.  "That's strange"  she says, "they usually wave back".  So,  I explain about distributed power, and how the unit is controlled remotely from the front end of the train, etc....

     "Oh", she replies.  Then,  she rolles down the window again, and honks the horn like crazy, waving at the empty locomotive.  "That engineer sure seems stuck up today"  she says, to no one in particular.  Off we go down the highway, oblivious.Sigh

     Lucky for us, the engineer at the front end of the train was in a waving mood.Laugh

Is she blonde?

A blonde calls her husband at work one day and asks him, "Can you help me when you get home?"
"Sure," he replies. "What's the problem?"
"Well, I started a really hard puzzle and I can't even find the edge pieces."
"Look on the box," he said. "There's always a picture of what the puzzle is."
"It's a big rooster," she said.
The husband arrives home and tells his blonde wife, "Okay, put the corn flakes back in the box."

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