And then I was on the news...

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  1. denverpilot

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    Your life is way more interesting than mine.

    BTW, have anyone here ever been hit by a Christmas laser while piloting an aircraft?
     
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    Congrats on making the news (in a good way!)
     
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    LOL. There’s a Chinese mixed blessing and curse that I hear roughly translated means...

    “May you live in interesting times.”

    I’d take NOT getting phone calls to talk to the press ANY day of the week over getting calls from someone asking me if I’d go stand in front of a camera and talk.

    And I’ll definitely say this, that reporter does a nice job of editing. That interview from my side of the lens was an utter disaster.

    A little writing, a little clipping, and my wife says it didn’t come across too bad.

    When it hit the news I immediately got a text from my aunt... oh crap... someone in the family saw it... hahaha.

    She’ll show it to mom, and mom will be proud I was wearing the nice leather jacket she got me as a Christmas present a few years ago, I’m sure. Because I usually wear my Carhartt jacket. And it’s dirty all the time. Hahaha.

    Life is good. TV interviews can go waaaaay sideways quick. Glad this one didn’t.
     
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    Sweet 'stache bro! :)
     
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    Nate has grown his hair out a bit.
     
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    Anyone remember those days when your local DeeJay decided to try their hand at television, and that perfect vision you had of them in your mind all those years was shattered? :p
     
  9. Checkout_my_Six

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    so you were that guy......standing in front of the trailer in a muscle shirt....and no teeth. o_O
     
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    Nate, great job! You are famous now, don't let it go to your head.
     
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    . . . in cuffs, drunk, disheveled wife nearby, greater Jacksonville area. Yep, that's me. Season 4, Episode 7. Bad boys, bad boys . . .
     
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    Funny, but last year, a co-worker of mine (he and I both police detectives) told me a story about this...his adult son, who is also a police officer, lives on the approach path for Detroit Metro. His son set up his Christmas laser display. The next day, his son gets a knock on the door: his laser display was pointed too high, and had flashed a couple of commercial airlines on approach. He lowered the angle and all is fine now.
     
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    It's hilarious what we envision people to look like when we only know their "online persona". I thought Nate was 6'5" ish and 180 lbs, geeky IT-type dude.

    I met a guy from another forum (bulletin board actually back then) after years of chatting online with one another who could not stop laughing when he finally met me in person. It took him a few minutes to compose himself and actually carry on a conversation. He pictured me as a huge Samoan dude over the years.
     
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    No kidding...that's a 1970's porn stache right there!
     
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    Huh...I was expecting a 'long' interview...:)

    Looking good Nate!
     
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    Nice lip rug. Used to have one but one of my lady friends said I looked better without it.

    No, I refuse to post a before/after photo.

    Cheers
     
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    Well done Nate!
     
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    Word order is so important!
     
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    Any research or studies out there about these Christmas light displays vs. other lasers at the distances we're talking? I had assumed they were much less powerful, but I could be wrong.
     
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    That’s awesome man!
     
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    Yeah, this is how I envisioned Nate:
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    I was envisioning this...

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  23. denverpilot

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    [​IMG]

    Somehow coming from @mscard88 I’m glad the image link is busted in Tapatalk. LOL.
     
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    Trust me Nate. It was good. :)
     
  25. mscard88

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    But but I didn't post that one Nate.
     
  26. denverpilot

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    The broken one on the bottom. Not the one above it.
     
  27. mscard88

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    In post 22, you don't see that? It's decent and clean. :D
     
  28. denverpilot

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    Now it’s working. LOL. Nice PR shot. Haha.
     
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    When Christmas lights are outlawed only outlaws will have Christmas lights...
     
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  30. denverpilot

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    By the way, that’s @nauga in your photo @mscard88. Not me! Read the caption! ;)