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  1. Congratulations!

    Being a grandparent is great. I welcomed my first grandson about a year ago and now have another grandchild on the way. I love being a grandparent and know you will find it as joyouse as I do.


  2. LOL this is great.

    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats, and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved". Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940, when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorised from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance". The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

    The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards". They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

    The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender". The rise as precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralysing the country's military capability.

    Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing". Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides".

    The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs". They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose".

    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels ..

    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

    The Americans meanwhile, and as usual, are carrying out pre-emptive strikes on all of their allies "just in case".

    Canada doesn’t have any alert levels.

    New Zealand has raised its security levels - from "baaa" to "BAAAA". Because of continuing defence cutbacks, New Zealand has only one more level of escalation, which is "I hope Australia will come and rescue us".

    Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, mate". Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!", "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled". So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

  3. Its been a while but I think I did play with the expansion on Kingmaker. I also played Pax

    Brittanica but like Kingmaker its been a while. Its actually been a long time since I gamed the board games. I need to get back into it. Maybe I will go to the next game convention here.

  4. If the ice stopped it mechanically, the thermal energy extant in the bullet might cause it to caper as seen in the video.

    You can do something not too different with pennies in blocks of dry-ice (frozen CO2). Stick them in more-or-less vertically, and the heat inherent to the penny will cause it to flip back and forth.

    The heat inherent to a bullet stopped in a similar manner might cause the 'dancing' seen in the video, remembering that the bullet is subject to the same thermomechanical stresses and forces as the aforementioned penny, and is circular with respect to said forces where the penny is planar.


    Coolness is your real name Jamie or Adam?

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