Found this allegedly humorous article in "The Age" on the Australian Navy's problems with their submarines. Now, some of it is pretty funny, if you assume the writer actually respects submariners. In this case, though, I'm not so sure. There are some decent lines, though:
"So why did we build these subs ourselves? And why did we model these weapons of war on a design from Sweden, a country famous for not fighting wars? The captain stumbles for an answer before suddenly saying: "Hey, how would you like to fire a torpedo?" The troubled combat systems aboard the sub fleet have been rectified, he assures me as a torpedo is loaded into a tube.
"Then one of the crew sneezes, bumps his head on the launch console and the torpedo is away - and heading straight for a cruise ship! On a monitor we watch with growing horror as the torpedo homes in on its target, and we brace for the massive explosion.
"But when the torpedo hits there is no explosion. Instead the top of the torpedo springs open and out come hundreds of tiny clown fish, just like Nemo (see fig. 1). The captain makes a note to get some new torpedoes, and this time not from The $2 Shop."
Maybe I'm just getting too old to appreciate it. Zoe Brain... any thoughts from your end?