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Source: (consider it) Thread: AS: The adventures of Sven the Moose
babybear
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At some point someone will need to take a picture of all of Sven's luggage and souveneers!

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ChrisT

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Is someone cataloguing Svens souvenirs? And how about an official Sven T. Moose World Tour Guide - could be called Around The World in 380 Days

Actually, now there are many many pics of the dear chap around, how about a screensaver/set of wallpapers/presentation etc? If no one else is volounteering I would like to take this on. Are Mr Wood and Mr Moose in agreement with this? I have other ideas as well... musical as well as graphic...

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JB*

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I didn't dare catalog the contents of his box, but it sure is getting full.

Concerning photos, four items.

  • There was once talk of a "Moose World Tour" webpage. Maybe WOOD is already working on it.
  • I have some Windows Wallpaper pictures and I am negotiating making them available to the shipmates; originally I proposed that they could be available for donations to the "Organ Fund".
  • I am trying to get the original Sven pictures (1600x1200) from this visit onto Zip drives (about 200MB) to accompany him. If so, the collection will be available to future hosts.
  • Anyone who wants to download the 640x480 internet display versions can use the Private Message utility and we can talk about an FTP from the Public_Html section on my ISP.

Now I think I will go add a can of Green Chile to Sven's box. It is actually for some adventerous future host; the easiest way to start the addiction is a teaspoon full with sharp cheddar in an omlette (With toasted sour-dough french bread, please...)

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Wood
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I'm keeping copies of all the pictures that get on the net.

Anyway, next up is Rachel Lam, followed by Sara Strand. I'll send on the address ASAP.

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Wood
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I've PM'd Rachel, just to see if Sven's welcome.

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Wood
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JB... are you ready to send the little guy on?

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quote:
Originally posted by Wood:
JB... are you ready to send the little guy on?

I have the package ready to go.

What about the SvenClone project? Will there be a clone auction? I already miss the little guy.

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Wood
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quote:
Originally posted by JB:
I have the package ready to go.

What about the SvenClone project? Will there be a clone auction? I already miss the little guy.


That's actually not me. You want to talk to Angel about that.

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Louise
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Just in case Sven's ever looking for a new career, here's a moose on the loose in the US navy - enjoy!

Louise

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Sven-clones? What Sven-clone???

Only I know that members of the A.O.S.O.S. (Ancient Order of the Sisters of Sven for the uninitiated ones) and a few adjunct members have a small Sven. He's so darn cute and keeps me company while typing this.

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quote:
here's a moose on the loose in the US
navy - enjoy!

Is that you, Sieg?

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No--this is me. I'm a ferret, not a moose.

Sieg


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Wood
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Any sign of Sven in Minnesota yet?

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quote:
Originally posted by Louise:
Just in case Sven's ever looking for a new career, here's a moose on the loose in the US navy - enjoy!

Louise


I find this story absolutely terrifying. I don't even want to begin to deconstruct the subtexts of this one.


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Wood
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Having a big fuzzy moose in a sailor suit who likes to cuddle you while you're loading a gun is encouraging exactly how??

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ChrisT

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I was going to make a thinly disguised pervy joke, but thought better of it. And now, no matter what you say, I WILL NOT disclose it.

Nope.

Never.

Not me, no way, no how. Nosireebob.

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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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Chris,

I feel that your joke would be in the good taste and would never border of the lewd and tacky.

OR, would it?

I have faith that you would keep it clean and dignified here befitting our peripatetic mascot, Sven.......right?

Love and saintly hugs, Mb

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blackbird
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right. and if it's thinly disguised, it's sort of covered...and that's like not really saying it, but only thinking about it...where's the harm in that?

as a side note, pertaining to the navy moose article courtesy of louise...wherein it is stated that alcohol is not allowed on us naval ships...i'm happy to report that my husband (and all others onboard) was the grateful recipient of two bottles of budwater after a long 6 month sail-about without pulling in to shore in the indian ocean...he claims that after 6 months, even bud tasted good...then they sailed around another 5 months...i remember that...it was so quiet. (of course, jimmy carter was president then.)


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ChrisT

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Sorry, I really think I couldn't submit all the shipmates here to that level of humour. Especially as it involved a big gun.

No alcohol?

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ChrisT

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Just to get back on topic, where is Mr Moose at this point in time? Will he be back in the UK in time to celebrate my quarter-of-a-century-on-this-planet party in June?

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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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Your quarter of a century party, Chris???

You don't look a day over 20!

Mb

(Just a little thing!)

[ 21 January 2002: Message edited by: Maddie ]

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Sven has had a lovely week in Minnesota.

We're going to Target in a few minutes to drop off the film. Assuming all goes well, he'll help me type up his adventures tonight and then fly on to his next wonderful host. (I need the address, though.)

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Wood - know you must be desperate to see your little friend again once he hits these shores. But if he fancies spending a few days in sunny Berkshire he'd be very welcome. We even have a resident moose man willing to take him skateboarding. I know Beethoven lives nearish (well...the next county anyway!) and we could post him on safely.

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rachel
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*****The continuing adventures of Sven*****

Day One

Sven makes a snowmoose


Sven contemplates eating a Nut Goodie but decides to keep it as a souveneir and protect his "moosish" figure. (He & Brigit also feel a bit guilty at being tempted by said candy, since said candy's manufacturer did not even call Rachel for a first interview when she applied at their plant a number of years ago.)

Aidan and Brigit intoduce Sven to the joys of catnip. Sven gets a little crazy.

Sven is very mellow for the rest of the evening.

[ 22 January 2002: Message edited by: the Angel of the North ]

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rachel
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Day Two

The next day Sven decided to sleep in and have a quiet morning. (At least, I believe that's what he said when my alarm woke him from the 'nip induced hangover. I was guessing at what some of those moose curse-words meant.)

Sven shows Brigit all of his loot.

Brigit helps Sven write a postcard to the shipmates.

They then check his e-mail and see if people are saying nice things about him online.

We go out to run some errands and Sven is horrified to see a parking ticket on my car. He offers to pay it (what a nice guest!) but I don't think the DMV will accept his check.

Groovie man! We love the carwash.

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rachel
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Day Three

Astute viewers will notice that Sven is always accompanied by one cat. This is because Aidan the Wonder Cat decided to show off her hitherto unknown super powers of magically making every photo that she's in turn completely black.

Out and about......
Sven hangs out in front of Governor Jesse Ventura's mansion, hopin' for a little wrestling action. Unfortunately, Jesse's not home.

Then we visit F. Scott Fitzgerald's house. Sven is disappointed to find that he's not home either. (I don't have the heart to break it to the little guy.)

Sven then checks out the cathedral, where we take a lovely tour and admire the renovations.
Fortunately, God is home.

After all of this excitement, Sven is looking forward to a few days' rest in his box as he flies to his next destination.

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Wood
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Um, I have a confession to make.

The next person on the list is Sara Strand, in Connecticut.

But when my computer went down last week, I lost her address.

Sara, if you're reading this... could you send me your address again?

Please?

Pretty Please?

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Wood
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OK. I've PM'd Sara's address to Rachel.

Brilliant pictures, all of them...

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clare
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That is a FAB snow moose! Though the s.m. looks a little naked compared to sven.

clare


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rachel
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Sven will be leaving in the Friday mail.

I suspect my downstairs neighbors will be glad to stop hearing rowdy moose hooves galloping above their heads. (Personally, I think it just pays them back for making me listen to their awful music at all hours.)

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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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Great Sven photos, Rachel.
I can almost see the smile on his face enjoying every minute.

And the cats seemed to like their new friend, too.

Love and Hugs, Mb

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Wood
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Sven is now with Sara Strand in Woodstock, CT.

Unfortunately, she's having some kind of problem posting, so any correspondence will go through me. Watch this space, as they say.

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Next up is Nicole.

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Wood
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OK. Sven should be in the post now.

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Nicolemr
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well thats good timing... i have the week after next off from work, and my daughter has it off from school, so we should be able to take the moose around to see some nice stuff!

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Nicolemr
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WOOO HOOO! the moose has arrived!

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Nicolemr
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well sven had a rahter quiet first full day in new york, i took him to church today, but thats about all we did. i think he's resting after his trip.

he was appropriatly appreciated in church, and participated in choir rehersal, where his deep bass, lowing, was greatly enjoyed.

i hope to have some pictures posted tomorrow.

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marmot

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"lowing", yeah, that's it. Must have been one of your regulars, Nicolemrw, because this is how moose really sound.

Ignore all the stuff about this guy's dog and scroll to the bottom of the page to hear how Sven really sounds.

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Wood
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Is the small furry one all right, Nicole?

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Nicolemr
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yeah, sorry, i was rather busy the first two days of this week staying home with my daughter who had a miserable cold, plus my digital camera is... um... well its working but somewhat iffy.

however, i have got some pictures, though of dubious quality.

go here and then click where it says "friends", then click on "svens visit" (the two thimbnails next to "svens visit are pics from the manhatten shipmeet in december, if anyones interested)

under sven's visit, there should be, at this point, four pictures.

the first one, sven at the library.

the second, sven arrives in college point.

the third, sven goes to church on sunday. thats him sitting on the railing.

the fourth, sven at choir practice, with the choir director and several choir member visible. sven's on the piano. honest. i know he's hard to spot.

tuesday night sven went to an alanon meeting. there, obviously, no pictures of that, but sven reports that it gave him much to think about.

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Wood
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Excellent.

Thank you, Nicole. You can keep him a few more days if you like; meanwhile, I'll sort out Mr. The Moose's international mailing post for you...

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Nicolemr
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yes, i'm hoping to keep him through next week as thats when i'll have time to actually DO something with him (plans are being made!). besides, thats also when i'll be able to get to the post office.

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Sven is safe in New York, so now this can be divulged without Wood killing me.
We can relive one of Sven`s experiences:
Sven Astromoose

Following evaluation by NASA (Notional Astro-Sven Association), Sven was cleared for sub-orbital flight only. Fortunately, that was all that was available.

The local club has an arrangement with the Bureau of Land Management to fly rockets from a recreational area offering several thousand acres of high desert. Longest personal recovery walk is about 1.5 miles. It is a bit of an expedition, but Sven joined in and took his seat for the drive to the launch site.
Sven on the way to the launch site

On site, Sven posed with his suborbital vehicle. In the interest of Sven recovery, we decided for him to remain with the rocket the entire flight. Besides, I had left at home the little blue parachute intended for his ejection at apogee for seperate descent.
Sven with launch vehicle

Launch. Motor is Aerotech G64 reload, providing a takeoff peak of 18 lbs thrust, averaging about 14 lbs over about 1.8 seconds. Total impulse 27 lb-sec.
Sven liftoff

The election delay was a nominal 7 seconds, ocurring just after apogee.
Sven flight: parachute ejection near apopgee (telephoto from launch site)

Winds were light; layers moved the descent in three different directions and once offered to make the launch site the landing site. Final descent was easily tracked and close enough to allow telephoto photography. Final recovery distance was only about 1500 feet.
Sven descending, (telephoto from launch site)

Sven greeted the recovery team, He seemed to have had an enjoyable experience.
Sven safely down.
Sven greets recovery team.


No post-flight physical was required.

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Nicolemr
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my goodness! no wonder poor sven seems to be enjoying a chance to relax and be calm here!

nothing near so exciting to report here. due to unseasonably warm weather today, sven spen a nice day in the local park.

go to the same site as above, here

and do the same thing, (click on friends, then svens visit)

picture five is sven investigating where we were. its a nice park, on the east river, with a lovely view of the manhatten skyline, (picture six, though not as nice as reality) and, in the other direction, the whitestone pridge (picture seven)

sven played in the playground for a bit (picture eight), and then finally had some refreshments (picture nine).

then alas, the batteries in my camera wore out, so before we have any more pictures, i'll have to replace them.

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JB,
I'd say that after the "Miss Monica" incident, Mr. le Moose was up for more adventures in the desert.
Great photos.

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JB*

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quote:
Originally posted by nicolemrw:
then alas, the batteries in my camera wore out, so before we have any more pictures, i'll have to replace them.

I don`t know which is worse, buying film or buying batteries.

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Nicolemr
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jb, its a digital, so no film, thankfully. but this is the third i think time i've had to replace the batteries since i got it... and it was just this christmas! i think theres a battery vampire attacking my camera...

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ok, another sven update!

on tuesday sven joined my daughter and i on a trip to flushing meadows - corona park. for those who don't know, this was the site of both the 1939 and 1964 worlds fairs.

so as always, go to the link here, click on the link for friends, then the one for sven's visit.

picture 10 is with the map of the park. picture 11 is sven investigating the mosaic that marks the site of the two time capsules which were buried at the fairs. picture 12 shows sven reading the plaque which describes one of the most famous of worlds fair landmarks, and queens sites... the unisphere, picture 13. after we saw the unisphere, we went ice skating at the old worlds fair rink. alas, there were no moose-sized skates to rent (pictures 14 and 15) so sven had to watch from the side-boards. afterwards we walked around the park some more, and found a site that should be of intrest particularly to roman catholic shipmates (picture 16). lastly, a stop in the dinosaur playground, and a meeting with a new friend. (picture 17) (picture 17 is on the next page)

a good time was had by all!

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Thanks, Nicole.

The final address should be on its way now (and, now I'm back from my holiday, I'll post up the last set of pics from Sara Strand).

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quote:
Originally posted by nicolemrw:
i think theres a battery vampire attacking my camera...

Digital cameras can be very hungry. The expensive batteries (the lithium ones) actually seem to cost less per picture.

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