Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Argghhh! Discusses the San Fran Grounding

Over at the excellent mil-blog Arrgghhh! they have a post up summarizing their thoughts on the San Francisco grounding and subsequent fallout.

Update 1515 08 Feb: As part of my continuing effort to learn about manipulating my blog, I've hidden the comments for this post, for no apparent reason.

Update 1821 08 Feb: In order to answer Ninme's concerns of a vast government cover-up, I've restored the comments. Nothing's been changed... really... you can trust me... ignore those three deleted comments... just typos and such. Actually, if you're really concerned, you can E-mail me and I'll tell you what happened, or you can go to the revised entry at Arrgghhh! and probably figure it out for yourself...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2/08/2005 12:26 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

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2/08/2005 1:09 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel, The “Diving Officer’s Perspective” email posted on “Arrgghhh!” was sent to me a few days back. The provenance of that email appears to come from USSVI and I thought about sending it to you to post. But since it was something that was forwarded to me I felt it wasn’t my place to make an email public without the author’s permission, especially if that person was active duty.

Unfortunately we do not have a “cyberspace management” –waterspace management authority to prevent people going into restricted waters like the San Fran damage Photos. It’s been 15+ years since I entered the machinery #1 hatch smelt the amine but I still try to be cautious when discussing operational capabilities and the like.

Former NavET

2/08/2005 2:11 PM

Blogger John of Argghhh! said...

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2/08/2005 2:20 PM

Blogger ninme said...

I dunno... I still smell a rat...

2/08/2005 6:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Submarines are known to attract sea mammals, Seals, Dolphins, etc but never Rats. Although with the advent of personnel computers there may be a few mice on board.

Former NavET

2/08/2005 7:41 PM

Blogger ninme said...

(that is the funniest thing I've heard all day)

How do I even *know* any of you you were on submarines, huh!? Mysteriously disappearing comments... I'm highly suspicious. *Highly* suspicious.

2/08/2005 8:00 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

But why would anyone pretend to be a submariner? It's not like we've got lots of groupies or anything... Granted, they do make cool movies about us, and everyone knows we do really cool stuff, but other than that...

2/08/2005 11:41 PM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

Pretend to be a submariner???

BAAAWAAAHAAAHAA!!!! That is like pretending that back in High School you were a member of the Dungeons and Dragons Club ........ and were the only male member of the "Flag Team" with the marching band.... not that there is anything wrong with that.


2/09/2005 7:05 AM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Darn those brown-shoes! Whenever a submariner tries to bring up that they make decent movies about it, some airdale comes in to remind us that we're geeks, that we get played in movies by Kelsey Grammer whereas they get played by Tom Cruise, and that we've probably always been geeks. I'll have you know, CDR Salamander, that I played Baritone Horn in band, not flag corps, and I didn't get involved in D & D until I got into college. So there! And I got two words for you: Anthony Edwards.

2/09/2005 8:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As they say in RI “not for nutin” but I’ve always envied those brown-show sailors. At least they had real windows, not ones attached to the end of a stick.

Former NavET

2/09/2005 9:06 AM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

Anthony Edwards, awwwwwww, he don't count.

He's an NFO. Some guy that was too stupid to be a nuke but couldn't get away from his geeky self.

Iceman. Now that is a way to go in style.

2/09/2005 7:08 PM

Blogger ninme said...

Oi! You Salamander! I was in the marching band!

And our flag team was retired before I got there. They were actually really good. Replaced by the dance team, which was sort of redundant because modern cheerleaders are basically dance teams with short skirts rather than tight pants, because they sure as heck don't lead any cheers.

And I've always thought Submarine movies were really good. What Kelsey Grammer movie?

2/09/2005 11:53 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Down Periscope! A pretty cheesy flick, but pretty funny in places, with some good lines that only submariners would appreciate...

2/10/2005 1:08 AM

Blogger ninme said...

Huh. Well, what about Das Boot, U-571, Hunt for Red October? Those are great movies. The only "skimmer" Navy movie I can think of is Under Siege. Hardly Oscar worthy.

Oh and Operation Petticoat! That was a GREAT movie!

2/10/2005 12:22 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Das Boot is clearly the best of the submarine movies. Another one that fewer people have seen is "The Enemy Below".

2/10/2005 2:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone remember "On the Beach" 1959

2/10/2005 3:12 PM

Blogger ninme said...

(hey new comment format)

I haven't seen either one of those. But now with Netflix, I can add it to the queue with a touch of the mouse!

(someone needs to hire me for corporate sponsorships)

2/10/2005 11:14 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

So the comment format is new -- I thought I had broken something making my last post.

2/11/2005 1:05 AM


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