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2009-12-02 05:40:37 PM
The real Chuck Yeager. Link (new window)
 
2009-12-02 07:12:18 PM
I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.
 
2009-12-02 10:31:07 PM
That doesn't look like Chuck Yeager.

///Yeager is a great hero.

bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

When you say the word "basically", you're denying that he ever did what you said. Why don't you tell us what really happened instead of making stuff up?
 
2009-12-03 03:58:32 AM
I don't know much about Yeager as a person, but his politics are mindnumbingly retarded. Still, I admire his work.
 
2009-12-03 03:58:55 AM
notmtwain: That doesn't look like Chuck Yeager.

///Yeager is a great hero.

bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

When you say the word "basically", you're denying that he ever did what you said. Why don't you tell us what really happened instead of making stuff up?


Chuck Yeager IS a farking dick. When the register-lady asked... nicely... for him to take his hat off in the dining hall, being that air force members aren't supposed to wear hats inside, he started yelling at her, saying "do you know how I am??" and shiat like that. she didn't know who he was.

I was there, asswipe, and I saw it.
 
2009-12-03 04:03:04 AM
Also, I never knew that Chuck Yeager used to be a woman.
 
2009-12-03 05:17:54 AM
Soooo....the link goes to someone's YouTube profile.

Favoriting for evidence later.
 
2009-12-03 06:15:04 AM
spidermann: Soooo....the link goes to someone's YouTube profile.

Favoriting for evidence later.


I laughed at that too, but at least the vids can be accessed directly from there.

My all time favorite is still the doofus who got a bizarre, foaming-at-the-mouth attack on Obama greenlit, and the link went directly to a Pokemon message board.
 
2009-12-03 07:48:56 AM
Looks like the video admins are back on the job.

We've got two greenlit links in a row that are either outright dupes or
that were greenlit without ever being verified.

But, at least there aren't any evil pics of women in bikinis in the thread
to tick off the advertisers!

Thanks, Drew!
 
2009-12-03 08:47:00 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo: ...he started yelling at her, saying "do you know how I am??" and shiat like that. she didn't know who he was.

How do you not know who he is? Has she never attended an educational system of any kind? Something doesn't sound right with that story.
 
2009-12-03 09:37:19 AM
The All-Powerful Atheismo: notmtwain: That doesn't look like Chuck Yeager.

///Yeager is a great hero.

bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

When you say the word "basically", you're denying that he ever did what you said. Why don't you tell us what really happened instead of making stuff up?

Chuck Yeager IS a farking dick. When the register-lady asked... nicely... for him to take his hat off in the dining hall, being that air force members aren't supposed to wear hats inside, he started yelling at her, saying "do you know how I am??" and shiat like that. she didn't know who he was.

I was there, asswipe, and I saw it.


Anyone who shoots down 11.5 German planes and breaks the sound barrier has a free pass to yell at lunch ladies, even if you were there.

It's not nice, but it's irrelevant to what he has accomplished. He's not running for office. He's not trying to sell records or movies.

Therefore, it is just irrelevant and should not be posted here.

I understand George Washington had a terrible temper too. You don't hear a lot of stories about it though, do you?
 
2009-12-03 10:11:00 AM
bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

I met him too, about 20 years ago. He was filming a commercial for the Air National Guard at (now closed) McClellan AFB, CA and since I worked for the Recruiting/Retention Manager at State HQ I was there for the taping. He was mean as a snake and scared me to death (I was but a mere E2 at the time). I did get some good photos of him but was too chicken to ever follow up to try to get them autographed.
 
2009-12-03 10:57:21 AM
notmtwain: The All-Powerful Atheismo: notmtwain: That doesn't look like Chuck Yeager.

///Yeager is a great hero.

bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

When you say the word "basically", you're denying that he ever did what you said. Why don't you tell us what really happened instead of making stuff up?

Chuck Yeager IS a farking dick. When the register-lady asked... nicely... for him to take his hat off in the dining hall, being that air force members aren't supposed to wear hats inside, he started yelling at her, saying "do you know how I am??" and shiat like that. she didn't know who he was.

I was there, asswipe, and I saw it.

Anyone who shoots down 11.5 German planes and breaks the sound barrier has a free pass to yell at lunch ladies, even if you were there.

It's not nice, but it's irrelevant to what he has accomplished. He's not running for office. He's not trying to sell records or movies.

Therefore, it is just irrelevant and should not be posted here.

I understand George Washington had a terrible temper too. You don't hear a lot of stories about it though, do you?


It's relevant to the fact that he's a farking asshole, dumbass.
 
2009-12-03 10:58:32 AM
pkellmey: The All-Powerful Atheismo: ...he started yelling at her, saying "do you know how I am??" and shiat like that. she didn't know who he was.

How do you not know who he is? Has she never attended an educational system of any kind? Something doesn't sound right with that story.


Not everyone knows who chuck yeager is, especially by looks alone.
 
2009-12-03 11:09:27 AM
Did Mr. Daly do a "secret" flip-off at 8:43 of the video to that panelist?

Shocking!
 
2009-12-03 11:28:40 AM
freetomato: bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

I met him too, about 20 years ago. He was filming a commercial for the Air National Guard at (now closed) McClellan AFB, CA and since I worked for the Recruiting/Retention Manager at State HQ I was there for the taping. He was mean as a snake and scared me to death (I was but a mere E2 at the time). I did get some good photos of him but was too chicken to ever follow up to try to get them autographed.


He IS an arrogant jackass, by all accounts. He was also a hell of a fighter and test pilot. This just in: being nice isn't in the job description for "military fighter pilot".
 
2009-12-03 11:29:24 AM
notmtwain: That doesn't look like Chuck Yeager.

///Yeager is a great hero.

bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

When you say the word "basically", you're denying that he ever did what you said. Why don't you tell us what really happened instead of making stuff up?


In 1992 at the EAA Air Show Yeager and his P-51 squadron were guests of honor. They went and flew a little in formation and when they came back down a crowd developed around his plane. He opened the cockpit and stepped down to the ground and this kid who was 15 that I really didn't like at all because he was a douchenozzle walked up to him and said, "Hi my name is ____ from ___ and I'd really just like to..." and before the kid could finish, Yeager cut him off with, "I know who you are," and physically pushed him out of his way.

The kid was crushed. I hated that kid, but Yeager was a real bastard to him.

George Washington may have been a huge asshole, but I'm sure he had a little decorum and tact when dealing with constituents.
 
2009-12-03 11:46:41 AM
bullwinkl: George Washington may have been a huge asshole, but I'm sure he had a little decorum and tact when dealing with constituents.

General Washington was a politician holding an elected office...

Constituent
Noun

A member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes; "needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected"


To my knowledge Yeager has never run for public office, so he really has no use for "constituents". He's an ass, and I've never seen him make excuses for it. He's just a mean SOB. I respect that. He kind of reminds me of a real life version of Walt Kowalski from Gran Torino.
 
2009-12-03 11:57:29 AM
I know what constituents are, but that's who the people were to George Washington.

I don't believe I ever implied that he should be a nice guy or that he owes that to anybody. I just said that he's a dick, but he should've been nice to a kid once a long time ago as a human courtesy.

Also, AC Delco should've picked a nicer spokesman if they'd wanted to sell a few more spark plugs in my neighborhood.
 
2009-12-03 12:06:42 PM
bullwinkl: I just said that he's a dick, but he should've been nice to a kid once a long time ago as a human courtesy.

I've never understood that logic when it comes to meeting celebrities (intended or unintended). In this scenario, you're looking for something from him and expecting that because you've heard of him, that he owes you something. Strange.
 
2009-12-03 12:59:59 PM
After reading it (and being disappointed that Yeager is apparently an arrogant
asshole when he's not putting on his 'aw shucks Ah'm jess a West Virginee
boy ma'am' act for the cameras), it strikes me that WHAT'S MY LINE was only
possible in the pre-internet age.

And that Dorothy Kilgallen was HOT.
 
2009-12-03 01:44:48 PM
notmtwain: That doesn't look like Chuck Yeager.

///Yeager is a great hero.

bullwinkl: I met Chuck Yeager once, and I have to say even 17 years ago, he was a total dick. basically told a high school kid who was awestruck to fark off. Glad it wasn't me. I've never ever bought AC Delco sparkplugs since.

When you say the word "basically", you're denying that he ever did what you said.


What? Is that some fancy new English? Or are your drugs just better than mine?
 
2009-12-03 01:48:17 PM
pkellmey: The All-Powerful Atheismo: ...he started yelling at her, saying "do you know how I am??" and shiat like that. she didn't know who he was.

How do you not know who he is? Has she never attended an educational system of any kind? Something doesn't sound right with that story.


I know who he is. But I neither know nor care what he looks like, what his voice sounds like, etc. He would just be some random asshole off the street to me unless we were actually introduced. If I haven't seen him in a movie why the hell should I recognize him? Why is that difficult for you to conceive?
 
2009-12-03 01:49:58 PM
I fully respect yeager's service to the country from WWII to Vietnam.

I also think it is perfectly relevant to expose what a major jackass he is in real life since Yeager works hard to project a public image of the smiling good ol boy from the holler of West Virginia.

It's like that old Phil Hartman SNL skit where he played Reagan acting like a dottering old fool in public while privately he was secretly scheming, wheeling and dealing and running circles around his advisors.

If Yeager is an a$$ and doesn't give a crap about berating anyone who crosses his path that's totally his business. He;'s welcome to go right ahead and act like that if that's how he gets his jollies. However if he also tries to trick me into buying whatever he's selling by acting like Mr. Rogers then I have every right to know that he's actually a total and complete bastard.

It doesn't take anything away from his war record or heroism. It just means that I don't want to buy spark plugs or anything else from someone who is a mean S.O.B.
 
2009-12-03 02:28:10 PM
Chuck Yeager is a big penis. That is all

/met him
//he is a dick
 
2009-12-03 03:59:53 PM
Here are some Chuck interview links.

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIeiMNjv0BQ
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0tku2b-Xms

He does come off as a bit of a prick in them but not too horrible. Also, he's wrong about Gabby's kills.

/yes i am too lazy to link them
 
2009-12-03 04:50:53 PM
Yeager Killed Dumbledor
 
2009-12-03 05:31:00 PM
bullwinkl: I know what constituents are, but that's who the people were to George Washington.

I don't believe I ever implied that he should be a nice guy or that he owes that to anybody. I just said that he's a dick, but he should've been nice to a kid once a long time ago as a human courtesy.

Also, AC Delco should've picked a nicer spokesman if they'd wanted to sell a few more spark plugs in my neighborhood.


After reading your posts, one wonders if you weren't just abused as a AC Delco salesman that resembled Chuck Yeager.
 
2009-12-03 05:35:04 PM
Yeager bombs?
 
2009-12-03 07:09:10 PM
I lost all respect (what little I had) for Yeager after he spouted his mouth off after Crossfield's death. Then again, one can argue that Crossfield was more significant to aviation than Yeager (having, among other things, been the driving force behind the X-15, which was a very significant program), and in any case, was one hell of a lot nicer guy.

Had Yeager not been selected to fly the X-1, it's arguable that most folks wouldn't have heard of him...
 
2009-12-03 07:34:26 PM
General Yeager does not suffer fools gladly. His friends love him dearly. It's not just the Germans shot down, the X-1 project success, the nuclear capable squadron he commanded in France, or the 100+ missions he flew in 'Nam... It's that he could have retired and cashed in back in the '50s. Instead he stayed in the Air Force as long as they would let him. That's why he's MY hero, despite some less than fruitful attempts over the years to get a sound bite or two. Now get off his lawn.
 
2009-12-03 08:48:45 PM
Yeager being an asshole is common knowledge in the AF, but there's lots of assholes in the world, so it's not that big of a deal. One hell of a fighter pilot, but it's not like he ever went into space or walked on the moon or anything, or was as significant in furthering aviation like Crossfield was.

If not for the sound barrier thing, he would still have been seen as someone with a remarkable and distinguished career, but that's about it. Most of the other test pilots were engineers and scientists in addition to flying and would've had a significant impact on aviation even if they had not flown. That's one thing Yeager couldn't say. For me at least, the ability to fly an aircraft that you engineered (and do both so well that you're considered one of the best in both fields) gives you the edge over someone like Yeager.
 
2009-12-03 08:48:48 PM
I respect Col. Yeager for his service and general badassery. However, by all accounts, he is a total dickweed. Even Neil Armstrong didn't like him that much, which is saying a lot-he's one of the most mellow and taciturn human beings I've ever heard of and seems like he could get along with just about anybody.
 
2009-12-03 10:28:00 PM
George Washington used to feed Martha prunes then toss all the corn cobs down the outhouse hole.
 
2009-12-04 01:49:43 AM
DjangoStonereaver: After reading it (and being disappointed that Yeager is apparently an arrogant
asshole when he's not putting on his 'aw shucks Ah'm jess a West Virginee
boy ma'am' act for the cameras), it strikes me that WHAT'S MY LINE was only
possible in the pre-internet age.

And that Dorothy Kilgallen was HOT.


Had a weird death too. (new window)

/Because it was interesting to me
 
2009-12-04 02:16:40 AM
General? It's Colonel, no?

Or is this a meme that I am unaware of?
 
2009-12-04 02:19:34 AM
My point being that he wasn't a general at the time...
 
2009-12-04 02:33:48 AM
I read his autobiography when I was a kid. One thing always stuck out:

He goes on about how important it was to be a good wingman, and how he always made sure he did a great job when he was someone's wingman. How doing his job right meant the flight leader got home alive and screwing up meant death for both.

His own wingmen? (Paraphrased) "I guess they were ok."
 
2009-12-05 12:04:33 AM
Ya know.. if I was as huge of a badass and had balls as giant as Chuck Yeager... I'd be a dick, too.
 
2009-12-05 11:00:12 PM
Yeager is/was a fighter pilot
Yeager is a dick
Wanna get along with Yeager?
Be a dick or a fighter pilot. Only two known ways.

Scott Crossfield was a better pilot and better man,
and that chaps the generals ass.

KW
 
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