Waiting On The CPO Results
The last two years, the Navy issued the Chief Petty Officer select messages on 28 July; this year, that date came and went without a word. Does anyone know what's holding up this year's CPO announcement?
Anyway, when the results are announced, there will be lots of prospective submarine Chiefs who are going to be looking for the lyrics to The Submarine Song ("Submarines once, submarines twice..."). As always, I'll be happy to provide them to the young Sailors who somehow got their dolphins without having to learn the secret chant of our brotherhood. Here's part of what I wrote last year, for those who aren't familiar with the brilliance -- nay, the sublime perfection -- that is The Submarine Song:
"Q3. Do you know the words to The Submarine Song? You know, the one that starts "Submarines once, submarines twice..."Just E-mail me at joel(dot)bubblehead(at)gmail(dot)com and include enough submarine-specific slang so that I know you're really a submariner, and I'll get the lyrics out to you as soon as I can. As I've said before: "It's only fun singing The Submarine Song until someone gets hurt... and then it's hilarious, if the hurt person is a skimmer."
A3. Yes, I do know the words, including both versions of the second verse. No, I will not put it on this blog. Some submarine secrets are so sacred that we can't run the risk of letting them out to the general public. Now, if you are a submariner who's forgotten the words, and would like me to send them to you, just drop me a note at the address [in my profile], along with your sub qual history and enough submarine-specific jargon to let me know you're the real thing. Indicate if you want me to include the second verse. (Warning: The second verse of the Submarine song is obscene, disgusting, and disturbing on so many levels.) Fair warning to Googlers: This is not the Submarine Song. Neither is this, although it's actually pretty good...
...and no, this little ditty, sung to the tune of "The Green Berets", isn't the Submarine Song either:
'Silver Dolphins on their chest,
These are men, America's best;
One hundred men, she'll have today,
But only three, the normal way.' "