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    Mad bastards you have met.

    Okay, those of you who read Barry Crump know that I basically stole that title off him and polished it a bit.

    But you know the kind of person I'm talking about, larger than life, highly entertaining from a safe distance, but a right pain to have to live with for more than 4 hours a year.

    I have met a few, but the only one that comes to mind at the moment was a guy I met while apple picking near Roxburgh.

    Apparently part of the family that owns Reid Farmers, a loudmouthed idiot who on occasion would leave me paralysed with laughter.

    Most memorable comment: "The police found me upside down in a rubbish bin, having a chuck"

    Most memorable act: He was a pillon passenger on my XL 250, one day, going into Roxburgh.

    He started howling like a police siren, then he suddenly decided that there was no good reason why I should be allowed to see straight ahead, and put his hands over my helmet, which complicated steering, somewhat. After a minute I wrestled one hand away.

    Anybody else doing that would have pissed me off a lot, but somehow I couldn't stay angry at him for long.
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    RIP Garry S. 23/08/19

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    I’ve met and worked with plenty of them, especially US Vietnam war vets in the early 80’s when working offshore/onshore in shitty countries. Most of them would give you the shirt of there back. I could write a book about the stuff we got up to, nowadays you would be locked up and the key thrown away.
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    I seriously could write a book on mad men and women I have meet when I was young and thought motorcycles and beer and wild wild party’s was the best only way to live
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300winmag View Post
    I’ve met and worked with plenty of them, especially US Vietnam war vets in the early 80’s when working offshore/onshore in shitty countries. Most of them would give you the shirt of there back. I could write a book about the stuff we got up to, nowadays you would be locked up and the key thrown away.
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    Funny as book, and you will relate to it......
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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
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    Funny as book, and you will relate to it......
    Yes that book is mild compared to the shit we got up to.
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    I did make a visit to the then Worlds largest whorehouse on the outskirts of Balikpapan, most likely still the biggest and in a Muslim country to boot. It was run by the Indonesian Army back then. It was like being a kid in a lolly shop. You could get pissed, stoned and laid for less than 5 bucks.
    The onshore jobs was where the real mischief happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimes1 View Post
    motorcycles and beer and wild wild party’s was the best only way to live
    You mean to say, it isn't???

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    Great book, robin judkins did a similar one of a few characters he has met. "Mad dogs and englishmen"

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    Best military yarn I ever read.

    Jungle exercises without trees, trap shooting inside the officers mess, blindfolded officers hitting each other with entrenching tools, thunderflashes going off in occupied shower stalls and a 25 pounder that shot mackintosh toffees at children in a lolly scramble gone wrong.
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    RIP Garry S. 23/08/19

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    Ah yes! Perhaps the amusing memories of one's younger years are best not shared, at least not until you are the guest of honour at a funeral! I have known a fair few 'characters' over the years (and their antics), and some of them may have similar memories of me.
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    "Mad bastards you have met"
    Many but my best experience was

    "THE MAD BE-ARCH THAT I DIVORCED"
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    I have had the.....pleasure, of @Philipo's company on a few occasions.
    #30GANG....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I have had the.....pleasure, of @Philipo's company on a few occasions.
    +1. Mad in a good way
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    Met Oliver Reed once. He was mad but mainly drunk type mad
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    I met Barry Crump once, he was buying a dog from the farm I used to work on. A little odd, funny bloke, but a little full of his own self importance.

    Met Sam Hunt one day at Olivers in Clyde, pissed as a fart, now he is an odd chap to say the least, and spoke just the way you used to hear him do his poems.

    Larger than life and very humble to boot, probably Tim Wallace, great chap.

    Probably most funny and memorable story tellers? Without a doubt some of the Te Anau chopper pilots and shooters telling about recovery days over a few beers. Great down to earth people with balls so big I dont know how they managed to fit them in the chopper.

    Ive also met a number of ex all blacks and tv celebs in my day, but not really any worth mentioning.
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