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Chippewa
SFN Regular

USA
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Posted - 11/09/2006 :  23:51:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

...It's those backward, savage Ojibwas, Aanishanabe, and Salteurs who are the Red Men that worry me. They're plotting something. I heard some of that lot the other day, muttering something about a "sandy lake," and how, because of that, they like to do unto the "Gichi-mookomaan" what they once did unto the "Naadawensiw."

Oh those Naadawensiw folks! (Sioux) They're cool but also kinda wild like the "Klingons" to us Ojibwa. They talk louder, ride around and kick up some dust now and then. (We're more into graphic design and Italian cars.) Many Chippewas speak French, Anishinaabemowin and English. Yup, my wiigiwaam has central heat & air. After all, it's the 21st Century.

P.S. The Chippewa word for "owl" is "gookookoo" -- but before you start thinking we have a phonetic language, the word for "horse" is "bebezhigooganzhi".
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26013 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2006 :  23:59:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
My mother's father was half Amerind of some sort. He lived his entire life in New Hampshire, so I'd guess the tribe his mother was from (she's where the 'half' came from) was also from that area. Definitely not a plains Indian of any sort, but does anyone have any guesses as to a positive ID?

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Chippewa
SFN Regular

USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2006 :  23:59:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

"...naturally-found carbon crystals..."

It's rare for me to post back to back (and twice in the same thread) but I just wanted to mention in passing that back in WWII, German scientists tried to design a secret rocket plane for the Luftwaffe that flew on coal dust.

Lippisch P.13a sketch

Early prototype (Captured by Americans)

Artist's conception
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:00:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
"Bebezhigooganzhi." Maybe you need to pronounce it in a whinny for it to work right?




Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
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USA
26013 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:04:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa

It's rare for me to post back to back (and twice in the same thread)...
I, uh, er, had your back.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:06:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

"...naturally-found carbon crystals..."

It's rare for me to post back to back (and twice in the same thread) but I just wanted to mention in passing that back in WWII, German scientists tried to design a secret rocket plane for the Luftwaffe that flew on coal dust.

Lippisch P.13a sketch

Early prototype (Captured by Americans)

Artist's conception

Good looking plane, Chip! Nothing as much fun to look at as the crazy (and sometimes not so crazy) last-minute Nazi superweapons! I saw one pic of a tank they had begun to design, as big as a destroyer, and using a Naval turret.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 11/10/2006 00:07:52
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Chippewa
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USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:06:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

My mother's father was half Amerind of some sort. He lived his entire life in New Hampshire, so I'd guess the tribe his mother was from (she's where the 'half' came from) was also from that area...

This website might help a little, Dave:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/newhampshire/index.htm

For anyone interested "Amerind" is short for "American Indian" and not the name of a tribe. There are lots of tribes in and around New Hampshire.
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Chippewa
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USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:29:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
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Originally posted by HalfMooner

Good looking plane, Chip! Nothing as much fun to look at as the crazy (and sometimes not so crazy) last-minute Nazi superweapons!
Yup. A Nazi is a terribly bad thing. Being a test pilot for the Nazis would be a very scary bad thing. Brings to mind, Hanna Reitsch (1912-1979) who would be an interesting subject for filty's rouges gallery. The woman was a total Nazi and also one of aviation's great test pilots. What a weird world we live in.
http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/reitsch.html

But anyway - this comment is just a digression. Back to humor! Just wanted to point out that there actually was an application for coal dust. I suspect many other applications too.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:46:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
Chippewa, ever heard of the book My Tank is Fight? If you like wacky Nazi war machines, then I think you would like it:
quote:
My Tank is Fight! is a humorous pulp-history look at more than 20 unusual or insane inventions of the Second World War. Each chapter features a detailed examination of the real history and technology behind each invention and all 19 chapters are linked by fictional narratives. The book is also lavishly illustrated, with 18 full-color illustrations by Josh Hass, and more than two dozen detailed black and white illustrations by Mike Doscher. My Tank is Fight! is not a dry analysis of the forgotten weapons of war, it brings those weapons to life.


However, I should note that I've never read the book myself, I just know of it.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  01:16:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert

Chippewa, ever heard of the book My Tank is Fight? If you like wacky Nazi war machines, then I think you would like it:
quote:
My Tank is Fight! is a humorous pulp-history look at more than 20 unusual or insane inventions of the Second World War. Each chapter features a detailed examination of the real history and technology behind each invention and all 19 chapters are linked by fictional narratives. The book is also lavishly illustrated, with 18 full-color illustrations by Josh Hass, and more than two dozen detailed black and white illustrations by Mike Doscher. My Tank is Fight! is not a dry analysis of the forgotten weapons of war, it brings those weapons to life.


However, I should note that I've never read the book myself, I just know of it.



Thanks, H.H.! I just read up on the book, and ordered it from Smokey Mountain Books, via Amazon. Yeah! Real MAN stuff, this! (Guess I gotta read it to figure out what the awkward title means.)


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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JohnOAS
SFN Regular

Australia
800 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  23:00:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa
Though I'm a nature-loving Chippewa, I'm not adverse to advanced technology. In fact, I have photon generators in every room!


Ha, reminds me of a naming by obfuscation episode of my own.

For very sensible reasons (to at least one government bureaucrat I'm sure) we weren't allowed to purchase a printer for one of our projects. We had thousands of dollards available, but it couldn't be used for computer equipment. Consequently, someone is left to find our "optical mask generator" every stocktake.


John's just this guy, you know.
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  23:06:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JohnOAS

quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa
Though I'm a nature-loving Chippewa, I'm not adverse to advanced technology. In fact, I have photon generators in every room!


Ha, reminds me of a naming by obfuscation episode of my own.

For very sensible reasons (to at least one government bureaucrat I'm sure) we weren't allowed to purchase a printer for one of our projects. We had thousands of dollards available, but it couldn't be used for computer equipment. Consequently, someone is left to find our "optical mask generator" every stocktake.



That's a wonderful, heartwarming story, John! Just goes to show that for every bureaucratic blockade, human ingenuity can come up with the brilliantly baffling bullshit required to defeat it.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26013 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  23:39:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa

This website might help a little, Dave:
Thanks. Looks like I'll have to do a little digging.

By the way, your pathetic photon generators are no match for my dark suckers.

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Chippewa
SFN Regular

USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2006 :  21:29:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

...By the way, your pathetic photon generators are no match for my dark suckers.


Yes, well that brings to mind a question I'm too timid to ask a physicist: What is the speed of dark? (Or else you could be referring to liquorice lollypops.)
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