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From the Email Box of Jerry Katz

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:28 pm

Some of you may know that Jerry Katz earned his place in hang gliding history as the first person to fly 100 miles in a hang glider.

I've been fortunate enough to be on Jerry's email list, and I hope you don't mind me sharing this "old geezer" story that Jerry sent. I'm posting this in fond memory of Rome at Sylmar and the many other "geezers" who I've been lucky to know throughout the sport.

An old geezer became very bored in retirement and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: "Dr.Geezer's clinic. Get your treatment for $500, if not cured, get back $1,000."

Doctor "Young" who was positive that this old geezer didn't know beans about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get $1,000. So he went to Dr.Geezer's clinic.

Dr. Young: "Dr.Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth. Can you please help me ??"

Dr.Geezer: "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in Dr. Young's mouth."

Dr. "Young: Aaagh !! -- "This is Gasoline!"

Dr. Geezer: "Congratulations! You've got your taste back.That will be $500."

Dr. Young gets annoyed and goes back after a couple of days figuring to recover his money.

Dr. Young: "I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything."

Dr. Geezer: "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient's mouth."

Dr. Young: "Oh, no you don't, -- that is Gasoline!"

Dr.Geezer: "Congratulations! You've got your memory back. That will be $500."

Dr. Young (after having lost $1000) leaves angrily and comes back after several more days.

Dr.Young: "My eyesight has become weak --- I can hardly see anything!!!!

Dr. Geezer: "Well, I don't have any medicine for that so, here's your $1000 back." (giving him a $10 bill)

Dr. Young: "But this is only $10! "

Dr. Geezer: "Congratulations! You got your vision back! That will be $500."

Moral of story -- Just because you're "Young" doesn't mean that you can outsmart an "old Geezer"*

Remember: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to tick us off.

Dr. Geezer's Clinic - ENJOY YOUR DAY !!


I think Rome might have enjoyed that one.    :D

Thnaks Jerry!!!    :thumbup:
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Re: From the Email Box of Jerry Katz

Postby Dayhead » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:43 pm

That is a good one! Merry Christmas to all my fellow Old Geezer Hang Glider Pilots! :salute:

As an aside, I was just reading about the usefulness of the Primary Feathers:

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/180/1 ... ;180/1/285

I have created a model of a wingtip feather that extends automatically at high AoA and folds back out of the way at low alpha. This should improve the speed range of the glider design that I've been contemplating. A design that might give the PG's a run for their money.
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Re: From the Email Box of Jerry Katz

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:48 pm

Merry Christmas to you as well Steve!!!

This looks like a challenging year on many fronts. Maybe you'll end up pushing us forward on glider design as well.

Thanks for your participation in the forum and for all your time on the phone.

I hope you had a merry Christmas, and are looking forward to a great new year.

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Re: From the Email Box of Jerry Katz

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri May 27, 2016 10:02 am

In this unusual season of politics, I just got this gem from Jerry:

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
                                                                ~Jay Leno~

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
                                                                ~Henry Cate, VII~

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
                                                                ~Aesop~

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
                                                                ~Will Rogers~

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
                                                                ~Nikita Khrushchev~

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
                                                                ~Clarence Darrow~

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
                                                                ~John Quinton~

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
                                                                ~Author unknown~

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
                                                                ~Oscar Ameringer~

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
                                                                ~Adlai Stevenson, 1952~

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
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I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
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Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
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There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen.
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Just because you don’t take an interest in politics, doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you.
                                                                ~Pericles~
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Re: From the Email Box of Jerry Katz

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:21 am

Another gem from Jerry:

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ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:20 am

Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Congressman, recently responded to a reporter about the military in response to a question from a CNN reporter about the DoD ban of transgenders from joining the U.S. armed forces. As Trey typically does so very well, he nailed it rather succinctly.

Question: How can President Trump claim to represent all U.S. citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, when he banned transgenders from joining the military? Isn't that discrimination?

Trey Gowdy's Response:

"Nobody has a right to serve in the Military. Nobody! What makes you people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? It is very far from it - and for good reasons - let me cite a few."

"The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers."

He went on to explain:

"By the way, poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identification as a Unicorn? Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair?

"Can't run the required course in the required time? Can't do the required number of push-ups? Not really a morning person? and refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be legitimate reasons for denial"

"The Military has one job: Winning War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability. Did someone just scream? That isn't Fair? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful."

"YOU must change yourself to meet Military standards and not the other way around. I say again: You don't change the Military - you must change yourself. The Military is not about being fair, it is about taking advantage of others and about winning."

"The Military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to win wars and keep our Country safe - PERIOD!"

"If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality...thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors."

"Any other questions?"
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Re: From the Email Box of Jerry Katz

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:40 pm

An email gift from Jerry Katz for this Independence Day 2019:



Thanks Jerry!
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