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Monday, August 20, 2007

For Once, I'm Speechless

I really don't know what to say about this video on the proper way to clean a submarine sh*tter by a guy who describes himself as a submariner from Guam. Bad word warning!



It's either the one of the greatest examples of absurdity on film I've ever seen (and believe me, I appreciate absurdity), or it's just really disgusting. I'll let you decide for yourself -- hopefully not when you're at work or somewhere where someone can hear if your speakers are turned up too loud.

19 Comments:

Blogger Subvet said...

Five gets you ten an auxiliaryman was involved in this.

8/20/2007 11:49 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and double or nothin' says he was a nuke dropout.

it's actually funny and well produced, you gotta hand it to the guy. if they all would have attacked the job with such vigor it would have made it much easier on us Chiefs.

8/21/2007 6:19 AM

 
Anonymous ssn wife said...

The background music was hysterical!

8/21/2007 9:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video deserves a ***** rating, the highest possible for the short training genre.

It holds viewer attention, imparts intended instructional training in memorable fashion, and considering its mundane subject utilizes a high degree of pleasing and creative talent (humor, graphics, soundtrack). Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!

Now, there is a wee bit of modern dilemma for Navy brass. Will this video be "pulled" because the bubblehead was not using all the recommended safety equipment (to wit: disposable gloves)?

In the ol' days, the answer would be absolutely NOT, it's a submarine, give the guy some slack. Today, who knows? By the way, we never used the gloves in my day, either!
- Chapped Hand O'matic

8/21/2007 11:16 AM

 
Blogger BlackBeard said...

I think someone will be on his butt for filming inside the Boat. At least it _used_ to be a big no-no.

BB

8/21/2007 12:27 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel said: "For Once, I'm Speechless...." "...examples of absurdity..."

Sorry to offend you, Officer Joel Sir, but someone has to clean the shitters. The Brahmin class in "O country" has an entire dedicated lower caste available to clean theirs heads -- I guess you never had to witness it happening.

Heaven forbid that some poor enlisted puke should make fun of an ugly task.

8/21/2007 2:14 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the last guy...

"For Once, I'm Speechless...." "...examples of absurdity..."

You MUST be a frickin officer to make a comment like the one above. While I love your blog and usually find it very interesting, I must say that I lost a lot of respect for you today. Too bad you did not get picked for command I hear you were a real piece of work...

As a cook on a sub for 4 years I could never figure out why I had to scrub the officers head right before I served the meal in the wardroom...hmmmmm. Its the simple things that make you smile...

8/21/2007 2:49 PM

 
Blogger Charles said...

That's the funniest sh** I have seen since "Hey Shipmate!" A++++++!!!!!

8/21/2007 3:05 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry that I can't take the bet with SubVet, but it's too readily apparent that it was an A-Ganger: _No Gloves_

8/21/2007 4:07 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

Anonymous 3 and 4 -- Sorry if you lost respect for me, but I was speechless because of the pissing scene at the end -- and not necessarily speechless in a bad way, either.

8/21/2007 9:18 PM

 
Anonymous rebootinit said...

Lol, I can identify that boat....I wrote the contract to get that specific tile laid there....hehe...
gotta luv sailors!

8/21/2007 10:42 PM

 
Blogger C said...

I personally found that very funny. I'm sure my husband will agree when he finally sees it.

That reminds me of a friend's comment about her husband's job. When asked what her husband does for a living, she replies that he has 'the sh** job.' The inquirer almost always assumes that she means his job requires long hours and just generally sucks. 'No,' she says, 'He's an a-ganger.'

I like the sense of humor presented in the film, especially the cheers at the end.

8/22/2007 10:32 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the corporate world, would senior management be cleaning bathrooms? No, they wouldn't. Why would anyone expect that life on a submarine be any different?

8/22/2007 12:09 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently someone wasn't so amused? The video has been removed.

8/22/2007 6:33 PM

 
Blogger AubreyJ said...

And I was looking forward to watching it too...
AubreyJ.........

8/22/2007 8:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brahmin caste? I think there are like 6 indian people in the submarine force so not quite.

That guy was/is a FT on the Houston, which may explain why he was bold enough to post a youtube video which makes submariners look like a bunch of clowns. (Which may be true but still isn't good PR.) Things are a little more relaxed in Guambodia, and the Houston FTs were a notoriously relaxed bunch....

8/23/2007 11:02 AM

 
Anonymous paul said...

The Corporate world? They would have outsourced it to a janitorial services company who would have hired an illegal alien to clean the toilet

8/27/2007 1:46 PM

 
Anonymous Rich said...

Anyone know where to get a copy of this video now?

8/28/2007 10:26 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hail to the Horse and Cow in San Diego CA

It was a A Gang Submariner that took in a crapper off of the USS Dolphin..and the rules were, you bring something in of valve you drink from free. He proceded to have the toilet filled and drank from it. Until the closing of the bar, the toilet and pics of the A Ganger drinking form it were posted on the wall leading into the bar.

10/19/2007 6:31 PM

 

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