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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Aloha from Alabama

loved the show as a kid and was reintroduced to it a few years ago on Netflix (boo Netflix for taking it off). While watching it as a 40 something saw how really great of a show that it was from the First Season to Rick's Wedding!

I'd still love to find some of those no collared dress shirts that Thomas wore.




Amazon has a good supply, search for banded collar dress shirts. Reasonably priced too!

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Looks like we had a recruitment drive! Welcome aborad Chris, Magnus and ☨magnum.t! Belated welcome to you as well Danny!!

Enjoy a stroll around the virtual Estate our Founding Father JJ created . . . the lads are otherwise occupied with a couple of Kobe steaks. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:38 pm 
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And an as belated thank you to you, ConchRepublican! :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Belated Welcome Aboard to all! Sorry I don't get a chance to get on here as much as in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Welcome! :)

I should amend my previous thing about my dad seeing TS. He saw him driving a white Porsche (another missed photo op! :P) at a three-way stop off Diamond Head and he and his friends were yelling "Magnum!" :lol: I must've remembered it wrong from the last time he told me about it years ago. :P


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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Hello guys....This fourm is great. Just taking my time to click around :roll: Alot of very well informed fans here.

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
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Welcome PlateGlass to the virtual Estate!

The lads are currently otherwise occupied so feel free to wander about!

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:14 am 
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It's always nice to see new faces around here, welcome to all the recent members.

There's lots of info on the forum as well behind the Magnum Mania logo - press and discover :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:48 am 
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Hi Guys! (Of course.)

Long time Magnum Mania lurker here, booking in at last. Big fan of the show but it took awhile to get fully on the wagon. Here's the story:

I was 17 when MPI began to air. I was a military brat and had just moved back from four years in Germany, my Dad being posted there. We had no english TV on our base and had only 3 German stations at the time (mid-late 70s). Alas, I was weaned off TV while in Europe and never really watched much for years after returning. Occasionally I would watch the Dukes or MASH or Cheers, or some sports, but that was about it (oh, and the original Cosmos too). During the mid to late run of Magnum, I did tune in to an occasional episode, but probably no more than a dozen or so in total. I was more interested in being out of the house than in.

Years later, in about 2002, again in about 2006, I started watching reruns, but both times the local stations abruptly ended airing episodes. For years I scanned the listings hoping to see reruns again. By about 2010, my latent interest in MPI was reactivated as I was able to begin watching again and collecting seasons so I could view episodes at leisure.

In the 90s and early 2000s, I worked several contracts in the mid-east (mostly as an imaging tech in a military hospital). On one of my flights back to North America, I took the opportunity to do one of my (million) bucket list things and visit Hawai'i. I spent four days on Oahu and 10 days basing myself in Hilo on the Big Island. I was not at the time the avid MPI fan that I am now. So unfortunately I did not have any of the MPI essentials on my to-do list (although, I know I blew past the Pahonu gate while zipping up the Waimanalo coast). The net effect of my 2-week sojourn to Hawai'i was that I now wanted to watch any tv shows filmed there. So yes that means I watched Dog, and now I also enjoy (mostly) the new H-5-O. I remember as a kid, seeing original Five-5-O episodes in the early '70s and enjoying late-nite reruns of it in the '80s (after my nite-shifts). I think, after visiting Hawai'i, my enjoyment of these shows now must be founded on just wanting to see the vistas again and trying to feel and smell the Island life, the sunshine, the greenery and the surf. Rubber Chicken's guide will be a valuable resource whenever I get there again.

My Dad, who spent the first half of his Service in the Navy as an armourer, had passively instilled an interest in me in ships and in naval history. One of the main reasons for my Hawai'i visit of course, was to visit, feel, learn more about and remember the well known events of PH and the War in the Pacific. One of the things that continues to fascinate me about the PH aftermath is the salvage work that was done‒ simply amazing. So it is in honour of my Dad, that my account avatar here on MM is a composite creation of the insignia used by one of his earliest navy assignments-- an experimental naval-air squadron in the Canadian Navy known as VX10. Possibly their best known project was development of the topside helo pull-down system, often called the bear-trap. This squadron no longer exists, but using it in my avatar helps a little to tie me in to the world of MPI here on MM.

Another trip I took that helps to tie me in to the MPI feel was a five-week jaunt thru Vietnam, a significant part of which was to learn more about and better understand what all participants in that War lived. Areas which are associated with that war and/or MPI's central characters which I visited were Danang, Hue, Vin Moc, Khe Sanh, the central highland "Hills" (Dalat, Buon Ma Thuot), the Rockpile, Dong Ha / Da Krong and other DMZ places. I also explored many other locales further North (Hanoi, Ha Long, Tonkin) and more South (Hoi An, Nha Trang, Saigon, Cu Chi, Vung Tau).

Having said all this, I have been feeding myself a never-seen-by-me episode of Magnum about once every 3 or 4 weeks for the past three or so years. I revel in the thought that it is like the series is still in production, and that many of the posters and lurkers to this great site must feel a little envious of me in that regard. For each episode I watch, I read the MM episode notes beforehand and the episode forum posts after. It greatly enhances enjoyment of each "new" and old episode for me. I thank site founder JJ ("I owe ya one") and all member posters for that. Eventually the "new" episodes will run out, but for now I still have another 40-ish to go! It's great to be part of the MM Ohana now!

Cheers,
Steve
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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:20 am 
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Very nice post, Steve-O. Welcome aboard!


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