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Monday, December 12, 2005

Sub Sinks Trawler?

Chapomatic does that voodoo -- that only he do, so well -- and deconstructs the reporting surrounding the supposed sinking of a French trawler by a Dutch submarine almost two years ago.

You should go read it now. Or, you can hang around here and read this joke about the different types of nukes (from this page of humorous submarine stories):

During an ORSE, the ORSE Team member wanted to know who was who in the Engineering spaces. He went up to the Reactor Operator and asked him " What is 2 + 2?". The Reactor operator pulled out his calculator, punched in 2 + 2, and answered "4". The ORSE Team member said "Yep, you're a Reactor Operator.".
Next he asked the Electrical Operator. "What is 2+2?". The Electrical Operator started whining on why he got asked all the questions, but finally answered "4". The ORSE Team member said "Yep, you're an Electrical Operator."
Next he asked the Machinist. "What is 2+2?". The MM started thinking and counting on his fingers, but still couldn't figure it out. Finally he said "3". The ORSE Team member said "Yep, you're a Machinist Mate."
Now the ORSE Team member wanted to ask an ELT. He finally found one coming out of nucleonics. He asked the ELT. "What is 2+2?". The ELT looked all around and then back at the ORSE Team member and said "What do you want it to be?".

See, you should have gone over to Chap's place.

Going deep...

Update 1747 12 Dec: Now that you're done with Chap's article, shift gears and head over to CDR Salamander's for a great look at an up-and-coming progressive children's book! (No, it's not by Tookie; he's not "up-and-coming" in that he's apparently not going to be writing any more books after tonight...)

5 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

Is ORSE pronounced oh-arr-ess-ee, or like the cockney baby-talk 'orsie?

12/12/2005 1:35 PM

 
Blogger half said...

I can't wait.

12/12/2005 3:09 PM

 
Blogger loddfafnir said...

like horse without the H.

12/12/2005 3:28 PM

 
Blogger Chap said...

Thanks much--again--for the link. At least someone's reading!
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The way I heard it was:

"What's 2+2 equal?"

EO: Uh, 4? (drops a bus)
MM: Unh! (stomps foot) Unh! (stomps foot) Unh! (stomps foot) Unh! (stomps foot)
RO: Do I have to? (grabs calculator, taps for a minute) 3.999998.
ELT: What was it yesterday? What do you want it to be?
EOOW: (2MC) "ENGINEERING WATCH SUPERVISOR, COME TO MANEUVERING."

12/12/2005 9:24 PM

 
Blogger Subsunk said...

Geez, weren't you guys ever Chem Radcon Assistant. ELT: It is whatever it was yesterday. See, I already graphed it till the end of next month.

Very funny Bubblehead and Chap. You guys are my personal heroes.

Subsunk

12/14/2005 4:55 AM

 

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