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Saturday, June 26, 2010

USS Florida On National Geographic Channel Sunday

USS Florida (SSGN 728) will be featured on a repeat of the Naked Science episode "21st Century Stealth Sub" on Sunday morning at 0800 (I think that's MDT; you'll have to check your listings to see what time it's on in your area). The episode appears to have been filmed back in March. Here's a video from the show:

Another highlight video is here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw it, kind of corny but I guess it's a good recruiting tool. Seems like a lot of submariners out there have too much time on their hands and want to be reality TV stars.

Beware, if it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

6/26/2010 12:39 PM

Blogger Mike Golch said...

I would love to view the whole show.Unfortunaly I do not have cable.Oh well such is life.

6/26/2010 9:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with picking the nub-JO with the creepy mustache?

6/27/2010 3:39 AM

Anonymous mentalJim said...

"We make our own fuel with the nuclear reactor."

Good job A-gang chief.aingtham

6/27/2010 6:12 AM

Blogger Don the Baptist said...

Seems to me they were confusing zulu time with mission time.

6/27/2010 11:03 AM

Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

Nice video, but I cannot believe the size of their patches! Who lets them get away with that!

6/27/2010 11:59 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice video, but I cannot believe the size of their patches! Who lets them get away with that!

Better question is what dumbass makes them wear the patches? Used to be the time at sea allowed sailors to express some individuality to ease the monotony and stress of being at sea on a submarine. Unfortunately, that had already begun to evaporate even before I got out in 1990. The patches and ridiculous wannabe-SOP Navy cammies are examples of the change.

6/27/2010 2:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with picking the nub-JO with the creepy mustache?

Rumor has it the ENG on that boat wouldn't qualify him back aft until he shaved it...

6/27/2010 4:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6/27/2010 4:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boomer Fags.
When I left the Louisville in 1999 we were starting to put the ship's patch on our poopie suits, as well as patches from the city of louisville fire department. Yet we were discouraged from wearing pins from the University of Louisville as collar devices...but I thought the "battle chicken" looked cool.

6/27/2010 4:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those uniforms are truly a piece of art.

6/27/2010 7:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


post-conversion, so cruise missle and seal delivery fags

6/28/2010 7:39 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better question is what dumbass makes them wear the patches? Used to be the time at sea allowed sailors to express some individuality to ease the monotony and stress of being at sea on a submarine. Unfortunately, that had already begun to evaporate even before I got out in 1990. The patches and ridiculous wannabe-SOP Navy cammies are examples of the change.

Well when I was Talking to Gary (we call eachother by first name tee hee) he informed me of this protocal. HE passed the buck to Mike, who reinforced this. As far as the video, I sure liked it. I overheard Ray did too. I sure miss my pals.

6/28/2010 8:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


You seem to be well connected with all of the important folks. Were you also pals with "Fat Bastard" Murtha? Can you get some VIP passes for some old pals to ride the Murtha when it gets in cruising shape?

Duckus Rupturus Maximus

6/28/2010 12:10 PM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...

Duckus Rupturus Maximus,

No can do. For some reason, we had a huge oversubscription for the event from the gay, bisexual, transexual, NAMBLA, metrosexual, bestial-sexual, K thru 8th-grade sexual, onan-sexual and omni-sexual communities - not to mention the Democrat National Committee - that want to attend the commissioning of Fat Bastard. We already have people sitting on other people's laps, but so far no complaints.

There's a rumor going around that it's because the FB commissioning is expected to coincide with the rescission of DADT. Don't know about that, but I do find the on-going gerbil low-level alarm to be more than a homo-erotic coincidence.

Hurrumph...and DBF,


6/28/2010 2:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trojan Duck

I am somewhat disappointed that "Fat Bastard" has no room for old warriors but it is just the same.

Maybe when Kennedy gets his own submarine named after him we can get a hop on that hull. He had an impressive vehicle diving while intoxicated record, submerged one car and only lost half the occupants. Perhaps he will get a hull number like the USS WTF just to celebrate his stellar vehicle diving record.

Say hi to the gang.

Politicus Correctus Suckus Maximus

6/28/2010 4:53 PM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...

Politicus Correctus Suckus Maximus,'re way behind the times and on the outside of the hot skinny.

You know the "relief wells" that those two platforms are drilling down in the Gulf? Well, whichever one gets there first and 'plugs the hole' is going to be re-named the USDP (U.S. Drilling Platform) Ted Kennedy.

This is provided, of course, that neither one of them makes a wrong turn.

The powers that be wanted the "Ted" to be close to hizzoner's actual performance while in office...thus the "offshore drilling" idea...especially since Ted had "changed his position" on offshore drilling (as confirmed by photographic evidence).

As my close friend, Dwight Shrute, says on The Office: FACT.


6/28/2010 8:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to go offtopic but has anyone seen this new article about the SUPE at the USNA? IS this a big deal or just usual rubbing elbows and lobbying?
Davey Jones

6/29/2010 6:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like 1120 hunting to me.

6/29/2010 6:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with a little slush fund?

The Supt. thought it was ok ....

What would RD do?

6/29/2010 7:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap... I forgot about john (duck),I bet he is on first name basis with Jeffrey. He probably was invited to stay with him at the 16,000 sqft supe house. Heck I am sure he has his own USNA robe he has with his 24k engraved toothbrush.
good point Annon, thanks
Davey Jones

6/29/2010 7:49 AM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...

I call him "Jeff," not Jeffrey...that's just gay (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Speaking of which - man, I am taking some serious kind of heat for leaving the red-headed twink midget community out of my earlier list (the gay, bisexual, transexual, NAMBLA, metrosexual, bestial-sexual, K thru 8th-grade sexual, onan-sexual and omni-sexual communities).

Sorry I forgot you guys/girls. Wow...for a bunch of "little people," you sure can pitch a fit. And yes, you're well-represented at the FB STFU, alright all-ready?


Back to Jeff: he's a good sport. The allegations are pretty lame, if you look at them in any depth. Questionable expenses? Sure...but if his great crimes is supporting tailgate parties at football events, some skimmer somewhere has their pink panties in a wad (not that there's anything wrong with that).

The only offense that of that can be attributed to Jeff is his putting his fist through the wall at the MOQ way back during his SOAC days. Lucky for him, he didn't connect with a wall stud or we'd be calling him "Lefty."

Off-topic: does anyone have a "Gerbils R' Us" in their neighborhood? We are seriously unable to find any down here in Cocoa Beach, and I'm expecting a whole slug of skimmers down here soon. Can someone help a brother out?


"Bitter Old Man With Sharp Elbows"

(Jeff's nickname for me...kinda grows on you, doesn't it? - JB)

6/29/2010 10:30 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trojan Duck,

It sounds like you need some help with entertaining the butt pirates at the big blowout.

Is there time to do a 5-vector model to waste some valuable resources and get the opportunity to ensure that you select the worst alternatives?

The Greeks are having some money problems and they have a reputation of dirty milkshake production. Maybe the Greeks could fill the gaps for you? Something to think about. They do have unions so that is problematic.

If you can not keep your guests happy then it sounds like a potential pain in the rear for you.

Sorry that the gerbils have left the liberals hanging.

Have you contacted Mr. "Tickle Party" yet? He might have a little brown book that might be able to help you out.

Politicus Maximus Old Schoolus Betterus

6/29/2010 11:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I forgot you guys/girls. Wow...for a bunch of "little people,"

Wow..... Quacker i cannot believe you brought US up. Jeff invited me for a wrestling match. I had a chartered plane pick me up and was wined and dined at Bancroft as the plebes passed me around the hall.
Matt Rolof
Big world little people

6/29/2010 11:26 AM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...

@Politicus Maximus Old Schoolus Betterus:

Thanks for the various 5VM thoughts. The gerbil shortage problem is truly resource-driven, with cost being a huge factor to consider, so all related vectors must be considered...difficult though they may be.

Thankfully, "...surveys done on "Real" sailors [i.e., skimmers] have shown the 5VM gives them career guidance."

So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

And, as we all know (at least, as of last Thursday), per Mike, National Debt Is Our Biggest Security Threat.

Since poor Jeff Fowler is having to take a dive over sponsored tailgate parties, the last thing we need - PR-wise - is to run up the national debt via a gerbil-sponsored tailgate party. So I may have to pull out and re-think my entire approach...which sucks, as I had a bullet-proof, Democrat Party-hard idea with those little rodents. Curses.

@Matt Rolof: Little dude, I was speaking only of the twinks in your red-headed midget - er, little people - community. I know you've got kids, so *sorry*: you're not invited to the Fat Bastard commissioning either. Nice try.


6/29/2010 1:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trojan Quack

I had to come back.... Rolof came over to the PACFLT for some catapult testing. We did give him a helmet though. We were like, Matt, you ready? He saluted and we shot him... Pretty funny. As far as Jeffy, he is going with Stan on transition, so he will be fine. Miller (new Supe) will have to use paper plates for a while.

6/29/2010 2:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trojan Duck,

This is crap, the seating for FB has been given away to all the diverse trojans. Can you hook up just a few blue bearded one legged midgets with an ear missing and a glass eye? Also, rusted hooks on both arms and termites in the lone peg leg. Surely you can let these diverse oompa loompas in to see the FB?

Suckus Divertus Trojus

6/29/2010 3:01 PM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...

Suckus Divertus Trojus, just don't get it. The DEMOCRATS...the WINNERS...get to send whoever they want to when it comes to these big events, and DADT is kind of a big deal to _our_ widely-ranging (previously labeled as 'perverse') communities. So this FB party is going to be themed around anything-goes-sexually. As I like to say when getting in someone's face (hopefully hourly): "Get over it."

And yes..._our_ communities. As a proud Democrat, I look forward to the day when the UCMJ says "...penetration, no matter how no big deal anymore. Just clean up after yourself, and ensure that no animals are harmed in your ceremonies...except, of course, gerbils."

And while we're on the topic of are the SKIMMERS, and anyone else that hates nuclear submariners/glorified water boilers. And since I hang out with them, that makes ME a winner, too.

I'll Muito Obrigado you to remember that.


P.S. I've come to find out that there's a "D" battery shortage in Cocoa Beach as well. So much for Plan B...

6/29/2010 3:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trojan Duck,

I have to bail you out once again. It has come to my attention that you are experiencing severe shortages of democrat party gifts. The obvious solution is to contact the makers of orange street cones. If you have at least 1,000 cones on hand then it serves multiple purposes.

-Traffic control


-Butt Plugs

Your problems are solved. The FB will be coverd from both angles.

This type of consulting usually costs big greenbacks.

For you it is a gift.

Supremus Maximus Suckus Notus

6/29/2010 4:18 PM

Anonymous mark/MM1(ss) said...

I think somebody is building an unassailable case for a NAM, at a minimum...nice...

6/29/2010 8:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


You were in 'Nam?

6/30/2010 7:21 AM

Anonymous Mike Mulligan said...

All you dum people can sure rammble on about stuped stuped stuff. Its a joke how much you used to make fun of my coments. thats why i stoped comenting so much. non that the ruber duck has joined in in not longer comenting i proved my point. so there you asholes

6/30/2010 12:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Why so grumpy?

6/30/2010 12:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

All joking aside for just a few minutes.

Has everyone seen the prospective progressive liberal parasitic ass raping by Barney Frank and his associates of the DOD? Its posted on Sal's site.

Check it out and before your heads start throbbing, you might consider a personal gut check to punish these rotten bastards with the power of the vote in Nov 2010 and 2012.

Will the last American leaving the U.S. please take down the American Flag. Also, bring the U.S. Constitution since the parasites progressive liberals do not cherish, honor and respect it anymore.


6/30/2010 4:30 PM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...

Easy there, Kirk. When we Democrats win the next round of elections, the whole game is going to shift.

For example, when WE WINNERS take the helm next time, the Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Socialists will include the legalization of currently illegal drugs.

When that happens, stories like this recent one of the evolution of narco-submarines will no longer be in the news...because those drugs will be carried by regular container ships.

And that's just the beginning. As an avowed atheist and hater of all things religious, we'll get rid of the churches next. Think of all the wasted time that will be avoided.

WINNERs like us Democrats will laugh at LOSERS like you who boil water for a living and think that makes them something special.

YOUR next mission, should you decide to accept it, is to protect the delivery of the narco container ships. We WINNER Democrats are going to appreciate your efforts...!

C'mon...sing along, shipmate:

"We all live in a narco submarine...narco submarine...narco submarine..."


6/30/2010 10:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trojan Duck,

It is ok to live in a fantasy world where the voices in your head sing happy songs. However, when the drugs wear off and you snap back to reality you will find what a fine mess your boy king has done with things.

It is pretty bad when the European Socialists are warning the boy king that spending money that you do not have is a bad fiscal policy but the boy king in his vast years of experience as a community organizer wants to steal (redistribute) it so he can send it around.

Sort of a Robin Hood of this century. Maybe a new movie would be called "Robbing the Hood and Everywhere Else" directed by any number of the Hollywood radicals.

The emperor has no clothes and Rome continues to burn but keep altering your reality Trojan Duck so it will not hurt so much when you are eating dog food, using your outhouse and riding a bycycle.


7/01/2010 3:37 AM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...


Obviously, you're too young to remember what happened at governmental levels the last time things got tight money-wise.

For instance: can you remember when it was, like, ILLEGAL for anyone to play numbers, or otherwise bet on a lottery...except in the gangster town of Las Vegas?

Now, nearly all states have or participate in a lottery...and the state is the 'house.' What a country!

Fast-forward to today. Illegal drugs make money for everyone BUT the government, which wastes precious resources trying to stop them...largely because they're not 'in' on take.

Us WINNER Democrats are going to fix that little problem in a big way, and oh-so-"progressively" move the Republitards into the it or not.

Yes, we will "spread the wealth around" to those deserving members of the gay, bisexual, transexual, NAMBLA, metrosexual, bestial-sexual, K thru 8th-grade sexual, onan-sexual, omni-sexual and, yes, RED-HEADED TWINK MIDGET communities. You ask "why?" Well, BECAUSE WE SAY SO. It's OUR nanny state now.

And Rome is not burning,'s just that its pending home sales are down 30% this morning as the $8,000 giveaway to new home buyers came to an end last month. You want fiscal frugality? Fine. Let's test that theory. No more money from the gov't for housing - see how you like them (road) apples.

~Trojan Duck...a.k.a. "Mad Jack"

7/01/2010 8:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trjoan Duck aka "Fowl Condom",

You must have read the bestseller "Economics for Dummies" by Dr. ClueLess and Dr. StealMore. ClueLess and StealMore have presented an awesome case for printing more money and borrowing more money to buy more votes and then the whole cycle keeps perpetuating.


7/02/2010 5:20 AM

Anonymous Trojan Duck said...


Again, I find you've run aground in your thinking.

If, as you claim, WE WINNER DEMOCRATS keep on stealing more money from the taxpayers, and printing even more money than that which has no backing (p.s. no U.S. 'money' has any backing), and that buys us more votes...well, I guess that makes us WINNERS, doesn't it?

Get on back to making plans for protecting our soon-to-be-legal narcotics like a good boy. Our future Democrat election funds depend on it.

~"Mad Jack"

P.S. Did I mention that our soon to be immunity-granted illegal immigrants are really natural-born Democrats? What a country!

7/02/2010 7:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Few questions that I have after watching this; anyone knows if they are going to change the 18-hour cycle to 24 hours-cycle? There has been research which proved that the 18-hour cycle is not healthy. I know a guy who was in the Navy that told me that it gets really hot inside the reactor room. Is this true?

7/02/2010 9:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Navy has known from day one that the 18-hour day is unhealthy and against natural human circadian rhythms (read: fundamental human biology).

However, as indicated by the fact that the 18-hr day has lasted for decades: they. clearly. do. not. give. a. fuck.

And yes, it is hot in hot places such as the "reactor room." The Navy has thankfully seen fit to not have people there when the reactor is "busy."

7/02/2010 11:02 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The island, can it tip over?

Stop the merry go around, the asylum escapees want to feel like they are getting away. In circles that is.

Keeping it real.

I always preferred half days, 12 on and the rest on also.

Tip over, crap, better get a kapok.


7/02/2010 8:17 PM

Anonymous magazinesnation said...

What i like about National Geographic is they also cater to different viewers... I was able to get a copy of National Geographic for kids edition and i think its a great magazine... Anyway, i am thinking of getting a new cable subscription so me and my kids can watch the National Geographic channel together...

7/03/2010 10:00 PM


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