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Who is 71 on August 9th?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Northern Dancer, May 25, 2015.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Who is going to be 71
    on August 9th?

    [NO...IT IS NOT ME!]

    I know... I know... it is only the end of May,
    but I couldn't wait to poll Camping Babblers
    and tease you a bit on this one.

    So...who's birthday is it?

    What...you want a clue?

    Born on August 9th, 1944 he became internationally known
    for his work in forestry. Though long past retirement age

    he continues to be a leader in forest care and preservation.


  2. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman Explorer

    I'd love to know the answer, even google isnt a big help ;-)
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Good to see yah @Saul Goodman Yep, I'm being really skimpy with the clues.
  4. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    August 9th was a Wednesday
    or the 222nd day of the year.

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  5. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    Well gosh, this is easy. He's my hero!

    Smokey Bear was born on August 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear named Smokey would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire prevention.

  6. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist



  7. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman Explorer

    Well, I've never heared of him! Gotta look it up!
  8. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    _____________________________________________________________________- :)

    He has been around for a long time.

    for being listed on the
    ...knew you would do it eventually!

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  9. happyflowerlady

    happyflowerlady Survivalist

    Back when I was a little kid in Idaho, we used to see the Smokey the Bear signs along the road, and his picture. Sometimes, they put a message right on the highway and it said "Don't be a Guberif, prevent forest fires ! .
    Does anyone else besides me remember seeing these signs on the road, and do you remember what a "Guberif" is ? ?
  10. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    I dunno - probably American.
  11. happyflowerlady

    happyflowerlady Survivalist

    Guberif is Firebug spelled backwards, Dancer ! You should have had a clue for that one with Smokey always saying "don't be a firebug". I remember sounding out the strange word written on the highway and asking my mother what in the world a "Guberif" was.
    Maybe we "Idahoans" just have our own unique sense of humor. I don't remember seeing it any where but in Idaho.
  12. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    I was probably driving to fast. We had a camp newsletter - it took me a few copies to realize that CAMP "FUTTS" meant "Stuff" - sometimes I can be a bit slow.
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  13. happyflowerlady

    happyflowerlady Survivalist

    I don't know if the highways still say "Don't be a Guberif" any more; but we do definitely still have Smokey the Bear signs yet. Here is one my oldest son took while out on his morning walk this weekend.
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  14. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Wow - that's good futts. Way back when I use to teach my cabin group the Smokey Bear song for campfire.
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