Posts by KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!

21) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1886645)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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reached 145 million total BOINC cobblestones - over 40 million of that SETI production, with another 20 million or so SETI Beta...
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1886441)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Jerry, Tom wants to speak to you about your last escape...
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1885815)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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sniper: Hmm, he must be wearing body armor - time for the .50 BMG rifle, then...
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1885597)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Pic bump...




Photographer: No, I'm taking a picture of what's behind you!

or

Mexican stand-off...

BTW, NEVER point a camera at a Mexican police officer on duty, unless he/she asks - they do NOT want their picture taken!
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1884777)
Posted 18 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Kitten: I like the south end of a northbound dog...

or
Help! My claws are tangled in this dog's fur!
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1884511)
Posted 17 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Mmm, Judgement time!

Carlos is correct: this IS the "Bridge on the River Kwai" - except that the Thai spell it "Kwae" - and it didn't even have that name
until the book (and the movie based on the book) came out. Before that it was just an un-named tributary of the Mekhlong River.

The book (and subsequent movie) are almost entirely wrong about the treatment of the prisoners at this site,(actually treated rather well,
for Japanese war prisoners...) as they were (mostly)
engineers from the British Army, and would be needed further up the line for design work - the bridge itself is of Dutch design, having been
disassembled by the Japanese from somewhere in Indonesia, (at the time, a Japanese-occupied Dutch colony) transported to Kanchiburi,
and reassembled. (after the piers had been built...) A temporary construction bridge was first built, using the available wood. (jungle...) The Allies
bombed the bridge several times, finally resulting in the destruction of a central pier and the two spans on either side. (no commandos were
involved...) The Japanese hastily repaired the construction bridge (which had been abandoned after the completion of the iron bridge...) and
used it for the rest of the war. The two angular spans are of actual Japanese construction, completed in 1949 as war reparations.

On to the awards:

There being only three posters (Carlos posted several captions...) the awards are

Third Place
Grant Nelson
Second Place
JaundicedEye
and in First Place, and next post, goes to Carlos, for:
"See what Obi Wan's pulled out of the water."
...except that it was Yoda that pulled something out of the water... (in the first trilogy, I haven't watched the prequel trilogy...)

PM on the way as soon as I post this...
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (107) Server Problems? (Message 1884220)
Posted 16 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Umm, could someone mount a "tape" or two on the Beta machines? Beta is out of work!
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1883903)
Posted 14 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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OOPS! that one was posted only a few weeks ago...

OK, caption this:


Kan 12-2-14 1 by Paul Sullivan, on Flickr

Copyright © 2015, Paul Sullivan

Bonus points for the FIRST person to point out what the bridge is, and why it's famous. (and what's wrong...) NO PEEKING AT THE LINK until you've answered...
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1883825)
Posted 14 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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I thank you for the win...

Let's see what can be done for captions with this:


Eric's Cats CV 7-6-16 08 by Paul Sullivan, on Flickr

as always:
Copyright © 2017, Paul Sullivan, All rights reserved
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1883006)
Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Strange bedfellows...

or

[Raccoon Chiropractor]"Here, let me adjust that neck..."[/raccoon]
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1882871)
Posted 9 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Oski wears gloves?
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1882101)
Posted 4 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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That bear is about to get an angry hummingbird in his ear... (or maybe somewhere even more sensitive...)
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1881683)
Posted 2 Aug 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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PRESENT tush!


Tail SALUTE!
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1881410)
Posted 31 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Umm, do I smell that bad?
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1881211)
Posted 30 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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[cat]
"MOM! Our cousin is here!"
[/cat]
[puma thought bubble]
"Yum, lunch is served..."
[/puma]
36) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1880980)
Posted 29 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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My newish (2 weeks old) cell phone is showing 1,234 SETI credits right now...
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1880978)
Posted 29 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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Well I don't know what I did to be hated by a cartoon cat but if I see him I will wack him with a shovel. Pertuie!


Actually he hates the epynomous day of the week - I was just trying to inject some humor into the body of my judging.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1880798)
Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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[hums] A judgin' we will go, a judgin' we will go...[/hum]

OK, to answer the questions I posed: that's a Mamiya C-family TLR camera (my negative [and yes, it is on film...] isn't quite clear enough to say which one, as they're all quite similar -
and I own a C3, so I know... ) so everyone stating one of that family was correct. (not a Mamiyaflex, though...)
the other question, which only two persons tried (and failed...) to answer: this is at the 2016 Folsom Street Fair, and it's one of only two shots I got there (the other also of this guy)
that falls within "family-friendly" guidelines...

on to the actual captions:

In Third Place is Monday (Garfield the [cartoon] cat hates you, BTW...) with:
" I am not an anachronism. "

In Second Place is Carlos with:
"I am a photo medium, I can see the past."

and in First Place, and next shot, goes to [TA DA!] Grant for his:
"I shutter to think whats he's shooting."
I can't post that here, Grant, (not family-friendly!) but it's available (for adults) on the Flickr site, click on the photo in the thread here, then go back a shot... (if you see another shot of this guy, you went the wrong way...)

PM going out as soon as I post this...
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1880590)
Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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only three actual captions: I'm giving it another 24 Hrs...
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 67 (Message 1880418)
Posted 26 Jul 2017 by Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
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No killer rabbits please.


or Trojan rabbits, either!


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