December 2009

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This is the 40th set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • Kapitanleutnant von Berckheim
  • Graf Haeseler der älteste General der deutschen Armee.
  • ?? Tirpitz (?)
  • ?? Zeppelin (?)
  • ??? (Portrait of Prinz Heinrich von Preussen)
  • Vas bischt? — Artillrischt! Was machscht? — Kartusch bum bum!
  • Auf dem Schleifstein
  • Kick, door kommt min Soon, wenn ik blood bie dei Ehrenbetügung nich rinnfall’n dou!
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This is the 39th set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Hessen
  • S.M.S. Moltke
  • S.M.S. Kolberg
  • S.M.S. Königsberg
  • S.M.S. Rostock.
  • S.M.S. Magdeburg.
  • S.M.S. Gneisenau
  • S.M.S. Zaehringen
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This is the 38th set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • Salut S.M.S. Hertha u. Wittelsbach vor Vangenaes in Norwegen Zur Einweihung des Frithjof-Denkmals.
  • S.M. Unterseeboot 22.
  • S.M. Unterseeboot 20.
  • S.M. “Unterseeboot 24″ vernichtete am 1. Januar 1915 das englische Linienschiff “Formitable” vor Plymouth.
  • S.M.S. Scharnhorst
  • S.M.S. Schlesien
  • S.M.S. Rheinland
  • S.M.S. Undine
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This is the 37th set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • Der deutsche Seekrieg 1914: Die deutschen Kreuzer “Stralsund” und “Straßburg” vernichten ein englisches Unterseeboot
  • Der deutsche Seekrieg 1914: Beschießung des russischen Kriegshafens Liebau durch S.M.S. “Augsburg” Gefecht mit einem russischen Kreuzer
  • Der deutsche Seekrieg 1914: S.M.S. “Goeben” und “Breslau” beschießen algerische Hafenplätze
  • Der deutsche Seekrieg 1914: Die Todesfahrt “Königin Luise”. Untergang des englischen Kreuzers “Amphion”
  • Der deutsche Seekrieg 1914: S.M.S. “Königsberg” in Kampfe mit dem englischen Kreuzer “Pegasus” vor Sansibar.
  • Der deutsche Seekrieg 1914: Das Deutsche Mittelmeergeschwader S.M.S. “Goeben” und “Breslau” durchbrechen das vor dem Hafen von Messsina auf der Lauer liegende englische und französische Geschwader
  • Landungsmanöver der Helgoland-Besatzung.
  • 1 und 2 Geschwader und kleine Kreuzer im Keiler Hafen.
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Here are a few more:

  • What city has the largest rodent population? Hamsterdam.
  • How do you keep a bagel from getting away? Put lox on it!
  • How can you have bread if you are on a liquid diet? Drink a toast!!
  • Why can’t a woman ask her brother for help? Because he can’t be a brother and assist her too.
  • Did you hear about the dyslexic rabbi? He was walking around everywhere saying, “Yo!”
  • What did one worm say to another worm? I know a restaurant where we can eat dirt cheap!!
  • What day does a fish hate? Fry day.
  • Why did the dinosaur cross the road? Because there were no chickens in those times.
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All comments on this blog are moderated — they must be approved by an administrator at theFrankes.com before they appear. Even so, we get hundreds of spam posts in the moderation queue. A lot of the spammers try to get a shoe-in by posting an innocuous-sounding joke with high hoped that they’ll be approved so they can later post the real ugly spam.

Some of the jokes are actually amusing:

  • What kind of lettuce was served on the Titanic? Iceberg.
  • Homeowner: My house is located in an earthquake zone. Agent: Sorry, but I can’t help you. I only sell no-fault insurance!
  • What has more lives than a cat? A frog. It croaks every night.
  • What magazine do cats like to read? Good Mousekeeping.
  • What do you call a bunch of dancing pebbles? The Rockettes.
  • What’s happening when you hear “woof…splat…meow…splat?” It’s raining cats and dogs.
  • What happens when a ghost haunts a theater? The actors get stage fright.
  • What weighs 909 kg (2,000 pounds for all of you inefficient, non-metric “people”) and is bare to the bone? A skeleTON!!!
  • What geometric figure represents a lost parrot? A polygon.
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I picked up several of these scoop kits at Rockler a couple weeks ago to use as Christmas gifts. I used bubinga and sugar maple, and finished it with tung oil. This handle feels the best so far — both forehand and backhand — so I think this one might stay with me! :)

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