Archive for November, 2008

Green Baseball Caps

November 28, 2008

We’ve been told that the crew of the Destroyer O’Brien has the distinction of being the only crew permitted to war green baseball caps.  A quick check online backs this up.


The O’Brien, DD975, has green baseball caps while all the others get to wear blue ones.

What is St. Patrick’s day like on that ship?


Promobabble Report Indian Ocean Issue

November 28, 2008

Promobabble Report

Indian Ocean Issue

Nov. 28, 2008

Say a prayer

Promobabble Patrol member Jane Stillwater has had an alergical reaction to a medicine and is having some difficulty walking.  Since I was in a similar plight a year ago, I know what that feels like.  Please say a prayer for her this weekend.


Haven’t met meany Americans in Oz, but now there are two others staying at the hostel in Fremantle.  One from Oregon and one from (originally) Texas.

Is that all there is?

Not much else to say. 

Now, the disk jockey will play “Does Your Chewing Gum Loose It’s Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?” and we’ll bounce out of here.  Have a “throw down your crutches and walk” type week.

A Swim in the Indian Ocean

November 27, 2008

Some of the girls from the “Goon Squad” were going to the beach today, so I tagged along.  We stopped at a fish and chips place before hitting the beach at Cotteslow and I had a Pineapple and also a banana fritter for lunch.  The beach weather was bright and beautiful.  The water was sparkling and clear showing off the blues and greens (I’m used to brown ocean water at Venice Beach). 

I went in for a “swim” and got battered about by the waves.  They seem much more rough than the ones back in the L. A. area.

Getting out of the surf was hectic.  The undertow effect was noticable. 

I believe this was the fist time I spent Thanksgiving day outside the USA.

To be continued . . .

“I am Grimaldi!”

November 27, 2008

The lasses from London like all the tourists, were looking forward to meeting, in some obscure South Seas port,  a Graham Greene type character who had been everywhere, seen everything, and met many important people.

Finding such a character would be a find and produce many great columns.

The girls have befriended an old American backpacker who has been to the Oscars, the Grammies, the Emmies, been to Paris, Casablanca, and Amsterdam, met folks like John Wayne and Macolm X, and he has had rides in a B-17G, world war II bomber, and the Goodyear blimp.

I don’t think I’m going to meet any such person, but I’ll keep on looking.

Nic in Kansas predicted (many years ago) this would happen.  To “get” the inside joke; Google:  “I am Grimaldi!”

Lawyer’s Theory

November 26, 2008

In Perth, today (Wednesday Nov. 26), I had lunch with a lawyer from Mandurah and the fellow who does both scuba and motorcycles has a theory that a much higher number of lawyers than statistics would predict, are into scuba and/or motorcycles because the high degree of concentration those activities require,  hence they take a lawyer’s mind away from his job.

Ya think?

Happy Birthday, Holly!

November 25, 2008


Tuesday was Holly’s Birthday.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee


The Planning Committee worked in a shroud of secrecy for the surprise party.

A game of Yehaaa!

November 25, 2008


The lads from London are introducing the game of “Yehaa!” into Australia.

“We can’t be bothered.”

November 24, 2008
Lazy B. awards

Lazy B. awards

Info for my mates at LASAAC dot org

November 24, 2008
Cobra model

Cobra model

(Note the one foot ruler in background)



This die cast Cobra is 1/12 scale and costs about $800 American.  It has the driver side on the left as it is in the USA.

For more info contact Fremantle Model Cars

or 618 933 57674 (mind the time difference)

or fax 618 933 54148

They have many die cast cars that are not available in the USA

or write to them at

Fremantle Model Cars

Shop 11

Atwell Arcade

Fremantle 6160

Western Australia

Will be posting real life car pictures as I get them, so check back from time to time.

Three’s the charm (?)

November 24, 2008
The Brits

The Brits

I told the Brits at the hostel that I would post a picture of them on my blog (that’s how desperated I get for new readers) and this is about the third attempt to post the picture, but it worked!, so I’ll get some new readers!