Happy birthday to me

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Minuteman, Jul 13, 2016.


  1. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Google beer? [LMAO]
     
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  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  3. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Borg = Google

    Borg is all we can see on the can.
     
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  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Borg means Google? What language?
     
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Why, the Borg language, of course. Yeesh, wassamaddah U?

    I'm not so sure that I agree that Tuborg beats all US beers, but for sure is better than most. Just haven't found it in this nekka da woods, so I've let Sam Adams fill in the gap. There's a slew of botique very small scale breweries, some of which are very good, and some that make porcupine pizz appealing. The problem is that the good ones are as commonly available as unicorn pee. (I found one this past weekend that I wouldn't wish on anyone outside of the daesh.)
     
  6. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    The underground anti snooping TOR using interneters calls it "THE BORG" as it is the ever present "all seeing and tracking BORG" that is collecting every snippet of data on each amd everyone of us.

    Think of it as the new HALL
     
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Happy Birthday!!!!!
     
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  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Beautiful pics thanks for sharing with us...and again happy belly button day!
     
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  9. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Good choice on dark tuborg , the stogie ?? , but the rest loo
    looks great ,, nice pix
    Ex-non smoker , so no frickin angel
     
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  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Stogie was a Partagas Series E. Cuban of course.
     
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  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Had an Australian captain. He felt really bad about not catching anything especially being my first time and on my birthday. It wasn't for lack of trying. We stayed out for 6 1/2 hours. 1 1/2 longer than we paid for. He said he was going to call me when he knows they are biting and will take me out for free.
    He came here 31 years ago on vacation and stayed. He bought the boat and retired from his job, and now just fishes and runs charters. Not a bad life!
     
  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Here's a few more pics off the wife's phone.
    FB_IMG_1469106834552. FB_IMG_1469106844929. FB_IMG_1469106975090. FB_IMG_1469106905500.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
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  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The 12th century castle guards the entrance to the harbor.
     
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Great pictures!!!
     
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  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Roman or indigenous builders?
     
  16. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Original was Roman but current incarnation was rebuilt by the Venetians. This island has been ruled by every dominate power in the region at one time or another. The Greeks and Romans of course. One village just west of here was a province of Sparta. The village I live in is said to have been founded by a group of Grecian warriors returning home from the siege of Troy. A storm sunk thier ship and the survivors made it to shore here.
    Marc Antony gave the island to Cleopatra and she built a Summer palace to escape the heat of Alexandria.
    Richard the 3rd (the lionheart) took the island and built a series of mountain top castles. The crusaders staged from here before traveling across to the holy land. He married in the still standing chapel in Famagusta. The only British royal wedding to take place outside Britain.
    This was the first nation in the world to be ruled by a Christian King.
    The traveling companion and fellow evangelist of St. Paul, Barnabas, was born, martyred and is entombed in the ancient Roman city of Salamis. A 40 minute drive from my house.
    King Richard gave the island to the Knights Templar. They in turn sold it to Guy de Lusignan. The French crusader Knight who was named King of Jerusalem. The Lusignan dynasty ruled for 400 years. Then came the Venetians then the Ottamons, and finally the British.
    The Cypriots gained their independence from Britain in the 1960's . Of course civil war followed shortly after between the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots.
    Today it is a divided island with the GC's controlling the Southern 2/3 of the island and the TC's controlling the Northern 3rd.
    So much for the history lesson for today.
    The US is such a young country. We don't have the history that you find in other countries.
    Oh by the way according to mythology this is the birthplace of Aphrodite too!
     
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  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Love the pics and the history lessons [winkthumb]
     
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  18. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    @Minuteman... What do the local CYP-Turks think of the happenings in the Home Country, and how does it effect them on the Island?
     
  19. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The TC's are fiercely independent and quick to inform you that they are NOT Turkish. Their home country is Cyprus, not Turkey. There is a small contingent of Turkish peace keeping forces on the island but you seldom see them. They stay mainly on thier bases even in the best of times.
    What happens in Turkey has little if any ripple effects on Cyprus.
    The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has been a free, independent and self ruled country since 1984. The "Turkish" refers to ethnicity only.
     
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