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Old 25th May 2020, 20:10
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It was my job as cadet to show movies on my first ship with the other Brit and two nice Indian deck cadets. I think they came from Catermouls? They always included a safety film first. I remember in one sone idiot dropped a bucket on someone ina tank bottom who clearly swore at them. There was no sound but it was obviously the F word! As my older brother was at sea I was warned about all the tricks. When we crossed the line, I and the two Indian cadets stayed locked in my cabin to avoid being doused in engine oil. Even when they faked a 'Crew Alert' we stayed in until they gave up! Happy days.
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Old 26th May 2020, 16:20
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Alas dear youath in the 60.s the BP safety films were a must, Shown now and again we we could not exchange the Walport Film Box: Then real excitement, besides using an un- secured ladder on deck, or while inspecting deck derrick arms or suuging and painting, there were the galley incidents chip fire exectra, and fiddlies on the mess tables and galley stove use off in heavy weather, and for us all I believe it was 20 mins long {Shot in Swansea docks on a defunct BP Tanker] the training film ''FIRE DOWN BELOW''
Then the second steward, the old mans goffer, offering ice creams at the end of the session.
This all could off course be 'bull ****' does anyone know better???
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Old 26th May 2020, 18:54
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Painting on a trapeze without safety harness. Grabs aerial leadout. I leave the final scene to your imagination.
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Old 27th May 2020, 17:40
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With Shell on movie night “Paint your Wagon”
One scene of cowboys around the camp fire eating copious amounts of baked beans. The soundtrack was augmented by peoples variations on a theme. (Raspberries, if you get my drift).
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Old 27th May 2020, 18:28
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Not "Blazing Saddles"?
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Old 27th May 2020, 20:14
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I think it was Blazing Saddles.
The Second went about the engine room with a shifter pressed to his temple saying One move and the Geordie gets it. Oh how we laughed.
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Old 27th May 2020, 20:24
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Bonny & Clyde. Shades with one lens and a match stick in your teeth all speaking out of the side of you mouth "We rob banks!"
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Old 28th May 2020, 17:06
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Not "Blazing Saddles"?
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It would seem by response that Blazing Saddles was the one of notoriety ,
BUT,
Paint Your Wagon did have a song, Hand me Down that can o’ beans.
Now I will bow out gracefully .
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Old 28th May 2020, 17:15
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Now I will bow out gracefully .
Peter.
Keeping your buttocks well clenched I hope.
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Old 28th May 2020, 17:41
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David
It would seem by response that Blazing Saddles was the one of notoriety ,
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Paint Your Wagon did have a song, Hand me Down that can o’ beans.
Now I will bow out gracefully .
Peter.
Yes absolutely! Sung by the nitty gritty dirt band as I remember. Saw it in Wellington. No smoking but you could bring in a Cairry oot. Alcoholic take away for the uninitiated.
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Old 28th May 2020, 20:15
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I think it was Blazing Saddles.
The Second went about the engine room with a shifter pressed to his temple saying One move and the Geordie gets it. Oh how we laughed.

"You can't park that ox here!" Wham!
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Old 28th May 2020, 21:55
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Clenched enough, you couldn’t park a bike.
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Old 20th June 2020, 08:22
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Then there was “the Battle of Britain” being projected on a tarp suspended between the two aft Samson posts.
Coincident with the Stuka dive bombers hitting the radar aerials (in the movie) we were buzzed by a US Coast Guard aircraft. We were crossing the Caribbean on the way to Panama Canal.
Talk about surround sound.
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Old 21st June 2020, 06:33
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Old 24th June 2020, 18:23
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Paint your wagon was a long film. I woke up to the final reel flapping, looked round the bar to see the other 7 or 8 lads asleep and the floor awash with empty cans.
Also enjoyed Ron Jeremy "films" in the early 80's who by the way has, incredibly, just been arrested for sex crimes!!!
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Old 25th June 2020, 01:53
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Paint your wagon was a long film. I woke up to the final reel flapping, looked round the bar to see the other 7 or 8 lads asleep and the floor awash with empty cans.
Also enjoyed Ron Jeremy "films" in the early 80's who by the way has, incredibly, just been arrested for sex crimes!!!
"Paint Your Wagon" was a pretty good film. Remember the part where Lee Marvin takes the young Mormon lad under his wing and introduces him to a world of debauchery? I did a re-enactment of that with an engineer Cadet in Korea - he became incorrigible. Sadly, I may have ruined his life ... hope not.

John T
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Old 25th June 2020, 06:03
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Paint your wagon was a long film. I woke up to the final reel flapping, looked round the bar to see the other 7 or 8 lads asleep and the floor awash with empty cans.
Also enjoyed Ron Jeremy "films" in the early 80's who by the way has, incredibly, just been arrested for sex crimes!!!
Ron was a big man. You could see him coming.
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Old 25th June 2020, 16:24
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Usually after a film night there were ribald commentaries from those present, as to the content or the actors/actresses, or general observations of the film shown except for the night when we had our first showing of the Ali McGraw / Ryan O'Neil film "Love Story"

At the end of the film not a word was spoken! The chairs were all returned to there places and the bar was closed! A very somber mood descended over the ship! It didn’t last very long though!
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