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    May Day! May Day!
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerdud View Post
    for a minute, i was worried they'd lost that lovin' feelin'.
    You guys gave me the giggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerdud View Post
    for a minute, i was worried they'd lost that lovin' feelin'.
    My bad...I'd forgotten what a "target rich environment" for quotes Top Gun is.

    O/T, the movie did a great job of capturing the bravado of fighter pilots. My 4+ years in Germany were spent on Tac Fighter Bases, and it was never boring at the Officers Clubs. Naturally, we were able to match their bravado, leading to interesting "discussions".

    Our ADA battery was usually good for a full point increase in "Base Survivability" during their Tac Evals...we knew how to put on a dog and pony show when evaluators would visit our gun & missile positions. I was also the Wing Commander's go-to guy on NBC warfare inputs, which rankled a number of AF officers. How that came to be is a story likely interesting only to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    The plaque for being first on this list is in the ladies room.
    Gotta hand it to ya, Tex. After reading this and Don’s initial response I thought the PC police were going to shut the thread down. Instead we got what I believe is our first Top Gun thread derailment. Usually it’s Caddy Shack or Animal House.
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    Gotta hand it to ya, Tex. After reading this and Don’s initial response I thought the PC police were going to shut the thread down. Instead we got what I believe is our first Top Gun thread derailment. Usually it’s Caddy Shack or Animal House.


    Funny you bring up those other flicks. The usual response I get when referencing older movies like those is a blank stare from anyone under 40.

    ...and then there's Blazing Saddles...

    Way O/T, but when I was with the FDIC, I squashed a loan modification from a key character in Top Gun. Also oversaw a loan from a former NBA player that ran into big problems. Interesting times, not unlike what you may have seen in "The Big Short."

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    "The Big Short."
    Another reference to Tom Cruise?
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    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Another reference to Tom Cruise?
    I thought it was a reference to George Raveling, Pepperdine's Bill Sadler, and Omar the Tentmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maynard g krebs View Post
    I thought it was a reference to George Raveling, Pepperdine's Bill Sadler, and Omar the Tentmaker.
    The dude from Dunder Mifflin deserved an Oscar for his performance as Mark Baum...and I've only seen a few episodes of The Office.

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