Your $10K List: What's On It?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    So, I am sure all of our former Military members, and a good percentage of our forum, knows about Soldier of Fortune's Million Dollar List.

    If you aren't, here's a brief run down. Basically Soldier of Fortune Magazine was willing to cut you a check for One Million dollars if you could bring them a symbol of Communism, from the source, with proof:

    A Cuban cigar from Castro's Humidor on his Desk.

    Cavier from inside the Kremlin.

    A piece of the Korean Monster Flag from above Proproganda Village.

    Basically something from the root of the issue at hand.

    So, this got me to thinking, how many of you folks have something that could be traced right to the source? Since it would incrediably arrogant to assume anything I have done is worth $1mil - I have shortened the value down for the sake of the list. :D

    Here's a couple of things that are on my list:

    I have had both a Mojito AND a Cuba Libre at the Bacadri factory in Puerto Rico. ( Both drinks were created using Bacardi Rum and anything else is an immitation ).

    I have had sushi, prepared fresh, In Toyko.

    I saw an underground Thai kickboxing match ( an incredible 18 fights ) in a sh!tty little post built and thatch roof outside of Pattaya. Horrible drinks and food - I was sick for a day and a half. Great fights...

    So, what are some of yours - I am most curious to hear of some of your experiences....

    JD
     
  2. Benning Boy

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    This is a worthy thread!

    No imported German beer compares to the straight from the brewery taste of beer served warm in a German glass in Germany.

    Mr.D., or maybe Junho, what was the Korean beer that had the picture of the guy on it, and the story was when he winked at you, you knew you were wasted? Wasn't Soju.

    Tel Aviv had so many sins attached to it that dare not be posted in these family friendly pages.

    Fruit from street vendors in Panama was exceptionally tasty, or maybe we were just starving, but I've not tasted it's equal.

    I've found nothing redeeming in Egypt. At all.
     

  3. user4

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    Well, this will reflect poorly on me I am sure... Let's see...

    I bought a Teemu Selanne autographed hockey stick while in Canada.

    I packed heat illegally at the site of JFK's assassination.

    I have monkey wrenched an Earth First's Jeep

    I staged a fake kidnapping while serving as a deputy sheriff... just for fun.

    I ate chowder in Seattle...and saw the grunge movement take place. Sub Pop!

    I witnessed the Vietnam memorial dedication with Ronald Reagan

    Yes, I have been nowhere!
     
  4. Benning Boy

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    One of the sweet things about martial arts as a sport is the concept of the workshop. For a few bucks, you can train with the biggest names. The kid who loves basketball will not likely have the opportunity to get pointers from Michael Jordan, but M.A. guys do workshops all the time.

    When I was a kid, the baddest dude around was Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. I patterned my training around what he did. Superfoot injured his right knee, so he did twice as much work on his left leg, with incredible results.

    I went to a workshop and trained with him, I learned more in two hours than in years of traditional training.

    Not a big deal to most, but getting your a$$ whipped by a childhood hero, and a living legend, tops my personal best.:cool:
     
  5. Dillinger

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    That's a great story Benning. Definitely worthy of this thread....
     
  6. Ubergopher

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    Uh, I've had Afghan Chi with real Afghans...

    Thats about it so far.
     
  7. Benning Boy

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    So far, it would appear Mr.D. is James Bond.:cool:
     
  8. Dillinger

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    Okay, that's cool, I don't care what anyone says...

    JD
     
  9. c3shooter

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    Have been in the footprint of Ground Zero at WTC, and at Ground Zero, Trinity (first nuclear weapon)

    Met Queen Elizabeth- and Elizabeth Taylor.

    Got drunk at Caravelle Hotel in Saigon.

    Have little piece of red granite from the Crazy Horse Monument, white marble from Marble CO (Lincoln Memorial).

    And one morning at a hotel in DC, struck up conversation w/ older Hawaiian gent sitting in lobby. He introduced me to 10 of his friends from WW II that were there. They were waiting for the motorcade to take them to the White House. The 11 of them were recieving the Medal of Honor that morning.
     
  10. Dillinger

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    HOLY ****!! That trumps everything I have ever done... That is AWESOME!!
     
  11. Ubergopher

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    If I get to do anything half as awesome as that I'll die happy.
     
  12. Dillinger

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    I have met ( 2 ) MOH winners and both of them had a meal and a drink with me and I didn't ask anything about their experience, but it wa AWESOME....
     
  13. gorknoids

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    I walked the decks of 2 Soviet warships while they were inport at Norfolk, Va, and I did NOT spy! I was instructed specifically not to spy, particularly at their anti-aircraft carrier missile launchers, which hadn't been serviced in years.

    I pissed off John Negroponte when I told him that I could not let him and his family aboard John Lehmann's yacht.

    I've watched a Soviet Krivak destroyer speed through the wreckage of a US Navy S-3B Viking aircraft which was very likely shot down by Lybia in a blatant attempt to destroy evidence. We were there trying to find the aircrew.

    I squatted 502 lb's in high school.

    My aunt's boyfriend used to be George Carlin's fishing guide in the Thousand Islands.

    Viggo Mortensen wore my military Goretex cammo parka while island shopping once. Not shopping on an island, but looking for one to buy.

    I have the nicest wife a man could ever hope for.
     
  14. dcp1987

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    I have eaten a steak from doe's in greenville mississipi. (not just the best steak ever but a crazy resteraunt)

    i have seen a huey helicopter do a hot landing on my highschool football field.

    i have shook the hand of vietnam vet that spit in jane fondas face.

    the last 2 were from me taking a lessons of vietnam class in high school.
    that was my favorite class in HS i got to meet a vietnam vet every friday. i got to see a huey helicopter land on our football field i got to go to a tet celebration and had the oportunity to see a do soo many things that most high school students don't get the opportunity to see.
     
  15. hillbilly68

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    Wow you guys have some really great experiences. Very impressive lot!
     
  16. Benning Boy

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    For the win:

    Met Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.:cool::eek::cool:
     
  17. c3shooter

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    The gents were from the 442 RCT, from Hawaii, WWII. I spend a lot of time in Hawai'i on work, noticed the older man in a REAL aloha shirt, said aloha, we started talking story, and one thing lead to another. When he introduced me to his fellow "Go for Broke" members, I was impressed. Asked if they were there on vacation? When they quietly explained what was happening, I was floored. Waited around for the motorcade, said aloha, wandered off in a daze. Had to call 3 friends and tell them what had just happened. In 23 yrs of service, had met TWO holders of the Medal- and met ELEVEN that morning.

    Over the years had worked with a Pearl Harbor survivor, met a survivor of the Bataan Death March, had a late friend that was in on liberation of a concentration camp, next door neighbor was wounded and disabled on Omaha Beach, and the secretary for my Masonic Lodge was Ranger in Korea.

    There are stories all around us- and walking on a Soviet warship, and having chai with the Afghans are great ones! (Elvira- not sure- let me consider that one a bit- OK ? :D)
     
  18. gorknoids

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    This is the Marshal Ustinov, and you can clearly see the enormous missile launchers at the forward portion of the ship. [​IMG]
    The "tour guide" wouldn't tell me what the firing rate of the cannon mounted astern was on the Olychtni..... :D
     
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  19. dnthmn2004

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    I have been flying with my father for many years acting as his co-pilot. We have met a lot of famous, cool, and/or very rich people.

    I met Carl Yastrzemski. When we were in the air, my father pointed to a small box of baseballs in the back seat and I quote my father, "We aren't landing until you sign them." So thats how I have a personalized baseball signed by Carl Yastrzemski with a priceless story to go with it. (I'm a huge Red Sox fan)

    I met David Steiner (CEO of Waste Management). His daughter is HOT! He had a ring with an emerald the size of a quarter. I thought about swiping it when I shook his hand.

    My father has become good friends with the past owners of the Samsonite Luggage Co. They sent me and my wife matching crystal glassware from Tiffany & Co. for our wedding present. I still haven't met them personally.

    I met Tred Barta. He is even more over-zealous in real life. He almost hired my father to be his personal pilot. He still owes me a marlin fishing trip.

    Bill Fenton (he owns ALL the car dealerships in Keene, VT) hired my father to fly him to the Watkins Glen Raceway in Watkins, NY so he could complete the first half of a race he was entered in. We got VIP treatment for the whole day and I got to sit in some VERY expensive cars. I distinctly remember a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, a tuned BMW M3 and a tuned Acura RSX (the one Bill drove).

    My father was hired to fly a multi-millionaire up to the Bradford Camps on Munsungan Lake in Maine. There was a large meeting of several eco-friendly millionaires. The object of the meeting was to convince them to donate money for this Downeast Maine | The Conservation Fund. Very noble cause.
    The camp is owned by Igor Sikorsky III. The grandson of the man who invented the helicopter. He is a very interesting person to have a conversation with. I suggest you bring your 'A' game.
    We spent a week fly fishing the most beautiful rivers I have ever seen. One morning, I was fishing facing up stream, I heard a "KACHOOSH KACHOOSH" behind me, I turned around and I was 30 feet from a bull moose.:eek:
    One of the rivers was at the other end of the lake. It took us 45 minutes to get there in a row boat with a 8hp motor. While we were fishing, I heard thunder coming over one of the mountains. I told my dad we needed to go NOW. Being an self-taught over-confident weatherman (pilot), he said we had another hour of fishing before we needed to think about heading back. We didn't stop fishing until the storm was right on top of us:mad:. We were in the middle of a friggin huge lake in a tin foil raft trying to go upwind back to the camp. I swear I saw Gods wrath in the clouds that day. They were JET BLACK with lightning bolts every other second. When we got back in our cabin, I looked outside and we had just beat the worst of the storm. The waves were coming at least 4 feet over the dock.
    The only way to get to the camp is a 3 hour drive on a dirt road, or a float plane. We took the dirt road in, and a float plane out (the millionaire didn't want sit in a car again:rolleyes:). After we took off, I noticed that the fuel gauge was on empty and we had about 15 minutes of flying ahead of us. I also noticed I had two male ends of a seatbelt. When we landed, my father explained to me that bush pilots only fill up with as much gas as they need for their current flight so they can carry more freight and still make it off the lake.

    I met Bill Cosby. Hes a dick.

    My wife is taking care of the man who was Ronald Reagan's personal chef. He gave her one of his 'secret' recipes for steak.

    This next story isn't worth much, but its sentimental value is priceless. A friend of mine went to Northeastern College in Boston. I went to a party one weekend and we decided to crash Simmons College (all girls). Long story short, the party at Simmons got busted. All my friends go arrested while I was getting laid in a different room.:cool: I had to bail out three of my buddies and haven't let them forget it.

    I'll probably remember more later. I have never been out of the country. But I'm still young and plan on seeing a lot of the world.
     
  20. dcp1987

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    i got another good one

    i was on a fishing trip on the outer banks of N.C. and we were wading in the water throwing casting nets for bait. We were probably only 100ft from the shore of a small island and a herd of wild horses ran down the beach. one of the coolest things i've ever seen.