Howdy from the VA Hospital Indianapolis

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  1. shaker45maker

    shaker45maker New Member

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    There are 3 of us who all work in the emergency room here and enjoy talking about aircraft, but a stupid question came up and none of us could answer it. What aircraft was bugs bunny referring to when he said " well you know how these A-carts can be " when it ran out fuel before hitting the ground ? Thanks for any help in this mind numbing quest. Jeff
     
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    "You know how it is with those A-cards" refers to the gas rationing cards used during the war. A cards gave you the least amount of gasoline. From a Warner Bros fan site:
    Volume 7 -- Gabby Catcher Gag to Gremlins

    Probably more than you were asking for, but...

    And the aircraft looked like a stylized Douglas B-18 Bolo.
     
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    Recently (2006) I saw a wonderful WW2 era film called, "Best Foot Forward" with Lucy Ball, Tommy Dix and a very nice cast. It is a musical with some great songs.

    One of the opening songs makes reference to some wishes. among them, wishing for a "C" Card, so that one could take an old jalopy on a nice ride, perhaps to a romantic spot.

    When we forget the past, we also lose out on some great "IN" jokes.
     
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    Awesome question and welcome to the site. My family often thinks about those in the VA hospital. We attempted to get a contact at Bethesda to send some gifts, but to no avail. If you know of some wounded soldiers that could use some cheering up, please PM me or better yet post a point of contact.
     
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