Monty by Jim Meddick for August 31, 2021

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    Leojim  over 1 year ago

    I’m wondering what he is smoking in that pipe.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 1 year ago

    In other words, watch your step.

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    Jayalexander  over 1 year ago

    You’ll know when you’ve reached the end. That last step’s a beaut!

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    WMORAN1  over 1 year ago

    ‘Spanish burton’ is a pulley system. Thanks, Alexa.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Bollards are the posts that you tie the warps(docklines) to.

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    Ichabod Ferguson  over 1 year ago

    “And therefore three cheers for Nantucket; and come a stove boat and stove body when they will, for stave my soul Jove himself cannot.” —Melville. Stove: smashed, destroyed (by the whale’s fluke, in this case).

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    sheilag  over 1 year ago

    You’ll know he’s the genuine article if he quotes Quint re: the body of Mary Lee… ;-)

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    Clotty Peristalt  over 1 year ago

    Bollards? No, it’s true!

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    Ed The Red Premium Member over 1 year ago

    In this case, getting ‘stove in’ means getting hurt. A boat that’s had a hole knocked in it has been stove in.

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    mistercatworks  over 1 year ago

    The old guy’s right you know. A moment’s inattention and a boat can kill you.

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    Spider-UK, formerly Spider-verse117  over 1 year ago

    Man, Popeye really went downhill.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Great comments and explanations here today. Kudos all!

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    Ratkin  over 1 year ago

    Ketch yawl later, old timer.

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    Lonewoof  over 1 year ago

    “Spanish burton” : hoisting rig similar to block & tackle. “Bollard” : fixed post used to secure lines from boats.

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    Lonewoof  over 1 year ago

    “Spanish burton”: arrangement of pulleys similar to a lock & tackle. “Bollard”: fixed vertical post used to secure line from a vessel. “Warp”: such a line.

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    Lonewoof  over 1 year ago

    “lock” = “block”

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    DC2DV1  over 1 year ago

    Sea “weed”

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    Csaw Backnforth  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of the Dr. Who Episode “The Curse of the Black Spot.” Captain Avery: To the rigging, you dogs! Let go the sails! Avanti! Put the bunting in the sack of the clews! Amy: I swear he’s making half this stuff up! Rory: Well we’re gonna need some kind of phrase book!

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    Lonewoof  over 1 year ago

    Comment!

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    gopher gofer  over 1 year ago

    never mind the bollards was such a great album…

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    eddi_tbh  over 1 year ago

    Amusing himself at the expense of the tourists. All of those are real terms though.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Ol’ Timer gave good advice! I hope Monty and Dehlia are careful enough not to get stove!

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