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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Apr 2021 11:47 a.m. PST

…and I'm not really a Navy SEAL. grin

rustymusket01 Apr 2021 11:55 a.m. PST

Just did. Uh, anything special I should have checked for? Looked OK to me. (I am not a Navy SEAL, either, btw).

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Apr 2021 11:59 a.m. PST

Um, look under Weakness, Rusty… wink

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:13 p.m. PST

April Fools Day… :-)

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:15 p.m. PST

…well, it's probably true that I do need remedial painting lessons…

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:30 p.m. PST

What happens in the Delta Hydra Quadrant stays in the Delta Hydra Quadrant.

rustymusket01 Apr 2021 12:37 p.m. PST

Oh. I forgot. April Fool! It is true. I do not dip or wash. Thanks.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:39 p.m. PST

I have have no weakness and I have the precipitation trophies to prove it.

Bismarck01 Apr 2021 12:41 p.m. PST

I too will never speak of a place that I do not know, have never been to, nor will or can confirm or deny there was such a place, if indeed such place does exist.

Thanks Bill! These are always a hoot!. This has to take a lot of work from you and the great editors. Happy April Fool's Day
to all.

Again, nice to have a smile and laugh after last year.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:44 p.m. PST

Has nightmares about Waterloo? Who doesn't?

walkabout Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 12:47 p.m. PST

I do own some rabbit figures,but I never knew what they did on Easter.

cavcrazy01 Apr 2021 12:48 p.m. PST

I do have nightmares about Waterloo…no matter how many times my cavalry go over that crest there is never any infantry support!

Wolverine01 Apr 2021 1:14 p.m. PST

Mine is 100% true! I AM the favorite of all the hot chicks at the gaming club.

My wife hasn't let me attend a game in years….

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

Just call me…Zorro!

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 2:36 p.m. PST

Its true! I do have nightmares about Waterloo! I dream that someone has written yet another book about it!! Can no one save us?!! Meanwhile Leipzig remains a mystery….

Perris070701 Apr 2021 2:55 p.m. PST

"once spent 3 hours figuring out next move." That was a fast game for me…

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 2:57 p.m. PST

The first rule about the Delta Hydra Quadrant is don't talk about the the Delta Hydra Quadrant!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Apr 2021 3:07 p.m. PST

Thanks Bill! These are always a hoot!. This has to take a lot of work from you and the great editors. Happy April Fool's Day
to all.

We have fun with them. There are 50 this year, all fresh. Collect them all! grin

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 3:30 p.m. PST

I have nightmares about Waterloo? To be honest, I didn't care for Abba doing that song, so I guess it is true….

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

I wear that fake mustache at the gaming club to…to…to hide a really macho scar, okay!

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 3:50 p.m. PST

To dip or not to dip, wash is the question.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 3:53 p.m. PST


I thought you retired and declared yourself Grand Exalted Despot of that area.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 3:54 p.m. PST

Yep, broke the first rule …

nsolomon9901 Apr 2021 3:57 p.m. PST

I'm not a US Navy Seal either.

Legion 401 Apr 2021 5:00 p.m. PST

Has nightmares about Waterloo.
Well … who doesn't ?!?!🤔😏

According to 23 & Me I'm related to napoleon on my Father's side … 🤯 Don't know if it's true … but I'll go with it ! 🤔🤩

They also told me I'm less than 2% Neanderthal … 🙈🙉🙊 I thought for sure it was more than that !!! 🤔😁😎

Wolfhag01 Apr 2021 5:01 p.m. PST

You got my weakness wrong. Please change "Has an army of Easter bunnies" to "Has an army of Playboy Bunnies".

Thank you in advance.


von Schwartz ver 201 Apr 2021 6:05 p.m. PST

Mine is 100% true! I AM the favorite of all the hot chicks at the gaming club.

Which one the 80 year old fantasy gamer or the twenty year old, bald, goth chick, who is constantly popping her gum?

von Schwartz ver 201 Apr 2021 6:09 p.m. PST

And BTW, I did check my profile, strong chin, aquiline nose, sparkling green eyes, truly a stunning creature!!!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 6:35 p.m. PST

Wait, how did you know that? Was it because I checked the Albedo comics out of the local library?

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 8:07 p.m. PST

What if I do sleep in a bombproof bunker?

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 8:30 p.m. PST

Favorite of all the hot chicks down at the game club.

Quite so.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2021 8:49 p.m. PST

Fun Bill

Bismarck02 Apr 2021 12:06 p.m. PST

Hey Wolf,
Sure they weren't that army of Tijuana bunnies?
Don't think any of us could have afforded the
Playboy club back in the day. After discharge, got
a membership card as a gift from a relative. Unlike
San Diego in the late sixties, they just gave us
"that look". took our order and otherwise avoided
us. Better Welcome Home at the Go GO clubs, the
Voyager and the Gaslight Room.

Now THAT was a TOWN!

Wolfhag02 Apr 2021 9:54 p.m. PST

I spent most of my time at LeJeune/Geiger, Fort Meade, and Quantico. I missed TJ but heard all of the stories (Donkey Shows) and the sea stories of guys on West Pacs.

However, a few years after I got out I was living in Chicago/North Loop on Oak Street, just around the corner from the Playboy Club. A friend of mine had the first indoor sun tanning parlor and I lived in the adjacent apartment rent-free if I ran it for him in the evenings.

I got to know many of the females that worked there and the "Honey Bears" the Chicago Bears NFL cheerleaders. We'd go clubbing at Rush & Division and it was a great time. I'm not sure how it is now but in the late 1970's it was a blast. I won't go into details but it was a blast for this lowly Marine grunt to be walking down Rush Street with a babe in each arm. It was definitely a target-rich environment. I fired "Expert".

So one night I'm at Moby Nick's on Rush Street and I see this young Marine in dress blues and I offer to buy him a drink. He said he's shipping out in the morning but that his mom would be glad to buy me a beer since I'm a Marine too. I figure, what the heck, anything for free booze right?

So he takes he over and introduces me to his mom. Well, she's about 5'8" tall, long blonde hair, and would have easily assumed "Chesty's" nickname between her shoulders and breast bone. She had been a Vegas showgirl. . She tells me she owns this place called "Hole in the Wall" which is a little bar on the same block I'm living on and the only one within a mile I have not visited. I couldn't believe it! So she invites me over to see her.

So after work the next day I pay her a visit and junior has shipped out to ITR at Pendelton. Well, to make a long story short for the next 3 months after work almost every day I show up and drink for free all night, help her close up and take her home (she had cable TV too). Chicago was a blast. I played for the Lincoln Park Rugby Club a GREAT bunch of guys as was the women's rugby club, but that's another story.

Regarding San Diego. What a scum hole it was in the early 1970's. I won't go into details but it was like TJ north, as was Oceanside. They've really cleaned up their act. I used to live in LaJolla and Coronado in the early 1990's.

You'll have to tell me about the Voyager and Gaslight room. I was only in SoCal for ITR and Onofre and missed them. I did visit a massage parlor in SD but only to get a foot massage, really. A foot massage was better than getting the "special".


Bismarck03 Apr 2021 2:29 p.m. PST


San Diego must have really gone down hill. I was there in
comm school in '67 and back at Pendleton in '69. Downtown
had the usual rip off joints, but usually they wound up off
limits and in many cases had a Navy SP and Marine MP standing on either side of their door.

Otherwise, It was a good town. A friend had a car, so we
were not limited to public transportation. There were nice
places you could meet chicks and even the San Diego State
kids were receptive. Voyager was on Shelter Island, Gaslight
Room was a nice night club, it was in town, not on the coast. Ocean Beach was the usual Saturday morning and afternoon place. From what I hear, not today. Of course
we all wore civvies off base.

It sounds like your Chicago welcome home took the grand
prize. I was at two training seminars for work there in 1975. Was there a month total. We were right on the loop. Summer thankfully. I was impressed how clean the city was and
oh yes, they did have their share of pretty women. Didn't
do me much good, since I was married back then.

Oh, could we share some sea stories.


Wolfhag04 Apr 2021 5:56 p.m. PST

When I woke up this morning I was kind of hoping Bill deleted that post. To quote a line from the Pink Floyd song "Money": "I don't know, I was really drunk at the time" when I posted that. I hope it does not come back to haunt me.

Anyhow, too late now. In 1984 I moved to CA but it was a big letdown as my social life took a nosedive. I had an apartment in Hollywood and didn't fit in because I didn't accept invites to cocaine-fueled orgies. You have to draw the line somewhere on personal despotism. I was too old and beat up for Rugby too. It was so depressing I didn't have a beer for 2 years.

However, I did meet a great CA girl that introduced me to her father. We hit it off great as he was a WWII Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal vet that could finally talk to someone (me) that knew what he was talking about. We spent hours talking and my girlfriend was getting jealous.

He started the war as an E3 and finished as a CWO-4 and served with two MOH awardees. He didn't get back to the states until Nov 1945. Even though he had enough time overseas to be the first guy back he let the married guys in his unit go before him. After the war, he made it a point to travel the country to visit the families of all of the guys killed in his unit and his squadron took 40% of causalities. He described to me having to personally recover the body of his best friend. He said it was the first time he ever related that story to anyone. I felt honored.

Starting in 1948 he worked in the defense industry developing the seeker head for the first Sidewinder, CLGP guidance system, and all of those solar-powered emergency call boxes you see along the road. I had the honor of giving his funeral eulogy.

After knowing him for a few hours I decided that his daughter was the one I wanted to bear my children. Shortly after, I proposed and despite objections from her mom, brothers and sisters, friends, priest, and shrink (her dad was cool) she said yes. I mean really, who wants their sister, friend or daughter to marry a politically incorrect, insensitive, bluntly honest, Marine Grunt who plays Rugby and war games? After 28 years and our son who carried on the Marine tradition, we're still together, most of the time. Fortunately, I did have some redeeming qualities.

Sam, my son just moved to Spotsylvania, VA (he is a more accomplished Marine than me) and a hard-core gamer and I'll be escaping from the Peoples Socialist Republic of California in June to the "Free State" of Tennessee. Maybe we can get together after that. I should be putting on a game at NashCon in Aug. Maybe we can get Jack his boys to join us.

I can tell you about my time as an overnight guest of the J'ville PD when I was at Camp Geiger. I can't post that one, it's too embarrassing.

Only slightly inebriated today but feeling fine.

Happy Easter to all.

Semper Fi,

Wolfhag04 Apr 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

Maybe Legion can drive down from Ohio to join us.


Legion 405 Apr 2021 9:09 a.m. PST

Would be interesting … but a long drive ! old fart thumbs up

Bismarck05 Apr 2021 1:57 p.m. PST

I have heard great things about Nashcon. I think some of our crowd have attended. It is about 7-8 hours away from me.(465 mi.) Our NC con is called Southern Front and is scheduled so far for
Sept 17-19 in Raleigh,NC. That is about 225 miles away from your son and about a three and half hour drive. Great group of guys and eye popping games.I have a comorbidity that even after vaccination may still keep me
at higher risk. So I am unsure on attending cons this year. No studies done yet for blood cancer folks.

Sure would be a good time. Congrats on the 28 years. My wife passed back in 2016. We had 37 wonderful years together.
Surprisingly enough there are women who will marry us in
spite of ourselves. :-)

Wouldn't worry too much about the earlier post. Don't know
many of us who did not have indiscretions in our youth.

Semper Fi


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