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Old 18-12-2011, 11:00   #31
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I had to look it up:
Zeitgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst] ( listen)) is "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." [1] Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era.
The term is a loanword from German Zeit – "time" (cognate with English "tide" and "time") and Geist – "spirit" (cognate with English "ghost").
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Old 18-12-2011, 11:07   #32
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quickly my husband has gone back to the boat for more home brew..........

but the husband quickly returned, as due to the principle of cruising on $500/mo or less they had no refrigation and the beer was just too warm to be enjoyable.

So our hero quickly left the fair maiden and made a run for his dinghy. But it was a sailing dinghy, to stay with the low cost sprint, and the wind was not fair for an escape and the husband quickly caught up. Lucky the defensive wasp spray was handy and the aim was good. After which the husband was still there only much madder now.

A beach battle commenced, where .........
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I had to look it up:
Zeitgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst] ( listen)) is "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." [1] Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era.
The term is a loanword from German Zeit – "time" (cognate with English "tide" and "time") and Geist – "spirit" (cognate with English "ghost").
in the spirit of that geist,a yacht owned by a co-operative of 6 skandinavian ladies arrived at the atoll took one look at the 6 muscular well endowed somali blokes,hit it off and are now on their way to south africa then back to n sweden where the girls have a very large reindeer co-oprative farm.......
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....leaving our main protagonist sailing the bay, alone, in his dinghy. still without a yacht. Deciding to sail what he has he begins his ocean passage in the dinghy and...
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Then he ran aground. Lucky he had the Gold plan.
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....leaving our main protagonist sailing the bay, alone, in his dinghy. still without a yacht. Deciding to sail what he has he begins his ocean passage in the dinghy and...
After a week of downwind upwind sailing using his own rig design of an asymetrical gaff rigged chinese fantailed lug and fighting lee shores for over 5,000 miles, he arrived butt naked and penniless in......
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on Enewetak Island. He snatched up a colorful table cloth and wrap it around his waist and figured that now he could blend in with the natives on that island. But for his sunburnt skin and starvation condition....
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However, just as disappointment was setting in he noticed things weren't exactly the same as the place he had left. In fact there on the shore was a small group of people smiling broadly while boiling a large pot of some liquid over an open fire. Since they were waving our intrepid explorer over he thought he would say hello and ask what was the nature of this land, that looked so much like the one he had left.
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discovers the islanders are boiling "sea cucumbers" fortunately he has a contact in hong kong and is able to make contact over the islands hf set with some high powered bankers in singapore,a ship is dispatched he is rescued and the islanders in return for a valuable cargo of sea cucmber now all have ipads.........
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but unfortunately no wifi. However an old Morgan pulled in with an amazing antenna which he claimed could pick up signals miles and miles away. But the claim was bogus so they put that skipper in the pot. Delicious longpig again. They thought it fitting as the Morgan's name certainly evoked memories of the past when the big wooden canoes with the white cloths would enter the bay with a load of pink bodies.
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and thus CRICKET was discovered on the island.
the islanders found that by making a ball out of accmulated plastic bags washed up on the windward beach.

and using their ipads as bats they were able to maintain status quo among the various tribes on the motu's by instead of rape, pillage and cannabalism ,playing cricket to settle disputes...............
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And bringing this back again......

It was a dark & stormy night......
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all you could see were the whites of their eyes,as they were blacker than black,almost purple in the flickering light of the camp fires........
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... and hoping that he could escape in the dark from his likely inclusion on the menu, he scurried along the beach. Suddenly he bumped into a strangely familiar looking sailor with an eye patch.... "What are you doing here on the beach??? If it's going to happen, it's gonna happen out there.....!"
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and who would ya think the sailor was,none other than Don street,"bloddy ran "lolaire" aground again,another un- charted rock,any way let's be having ya there is a little shack i knows a way down yon beach,serves some mighty fine Jack iron".....
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