Good Morning Campers…What an interesting week this has been for the military. Yesterday was Veterans Day, a day that was lovingly celebrated in Dragon Laffs by our own Lethal Leprechaun.
But did any of you know that the day before was the Birthday of the United States Marine Corps?
It was. 10 November was the 236th birthday of the USMC. And as all of you know, our own Leprechaun is a member of that proud fraternity. So, let’s all say a special Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps and a congratulatory handshake (for all you civilians) or salute (for those of you vets out there that feel motivated in that direction) to LL
Here’s an odd one…go to the Google home page and do a search for “do a barrel roll”, without the quotes. Pretty funny really.
MOON OVER THE PACIFIC
All aviation history fans will appreciate this story and the photo: “Moon Over the Pacific.”
(Copied from the following web site: http://mofak.com/Full%20Moon%20Story.htm)
This photograph was taken on a mid-winter Ferry flight from Okinawa to CONUS for delivery of an RF-4C to the Periodic Aircraft Repair facility in California. The truth of the story is in the photo. Without such proof, disbelievers would abound. BTW, the slogan from Vietnam military was “PUT CONUS UPON US!”
The aircrew was from a base in Texas. The formation consisted of one KC-135 tanker and two RF-4C’s. Sometime after several in-flight refuelings, the normal boredom began to set in. To keep occupied, the Phantom crews began to chit-chat with the crew members of the tanker aircraft on the radio. During the conversation it was revealed that the tanker had some additional passengers on board, which included a flight nurse that was catching a hop back to the states. The nurse was then invited onto the flight deck, and talked to the crews of the F-4s and instantly became quite friendly with one of the pilots. It was during the next refueling, after the pilot had “hooked-up” and began taking fuel, that the boom operator suddenly went out of view, and was replaced by an apparently naked flight nurse, who then pressed her breasts against the refueling window. The pilot almost had an emergency “break-away,” but hung in there and took the full off-load.
Following the nurse flashing, the F-4 pilot decided to retaliate and took a high position on the tanker’s left wing. Since it was a winter flight over water, the crew was required to wear the famous “poopy suit,” or anti-exposure flight suit in addition to their normal clothing. The pilot safety-pinned the ejection seat before beginning to undress. Anyone that has ever flown the Phantom will appreciate the degree of difficulty in performing this maneuver. First the leg restraints had to be released, then the parachute was unbuckled, along with the seat pack and lap belt restraints. Next, off came the winter flight jacket, the normal flight suit and gloves, then the poopy suit, the thermal underwear and so forth. Then he had to almost stand on his head.
The picture was taken by the pilot of the other F-4, and the timing was right after General Creech had issued his “Doctrine on Aircrew Discipline” which included more rules about not carrying a camera in the cockpit. The photograph became an instant success within the crew-dog underworld, and late in 1979, when the F-4 Wing Commander was fired for having lost so many crews and jets during a Red Flag, this photo was at the last minute inserted into his going away picture, signed by all of the wing’s crew members. This Colonel was well liked by all, and to repay the kindness for having given him this moon shot, he emptied his lawn mower’s supply of gasoline into his on-base back yard, and spelled the F___ word in large enough letters that everyone could see it from the traffic pattern—his parting shot.
The pilot of the F-4 was never admonished for this incident, but was later in trouble for having sonic boomed his hometown on a cross-country flight. He was then selected for an assignment to the first F-16 squadron.
The pilot that took the picture, a Flight Commander at the time, was recalled by SAC and flew B-52’s until he retired. He is now a Captain with American Airlines.
And now you know the rest of the story.
The nurse, by the way, loved the gesture and met the pilot that night at the O’Club—but that is another story.
Here’s an update on Mr. Crockett Keller’s fight to teach handgun safety to whomever he chooses.
Anti-Muslim, anti-liberal Texan changes gun class policy under pressure
Check the sign in the background of the picture
From our great friend and oft contributor K²
This just might make your day a little brighter!! You, who worry
about democrats versus republicans — relax, here is our real problem.
In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the
qualifications to be President of the United States. It was pretty
simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35
years of age. However, one girl in the class immediately started in
on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen.
In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many
capable individuals from becoming president. The class was taking it
in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she
wrapped up her argument by stating,
“What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this
country than one born by C-section?”
Yep, these are the same kinds of 18-year-olds that are now voting in
THEY BREED AND WALK AMONG US…
LORD —WE NEED MORE HELP THAN WE THOUGHT WE DID!
My friend, who is a the head of Human Resources at a very large bank, says that the best excuse for absenteeism, that he had ever received in his career of almost 22 years, was from a female Indian employee, at their bank’s head quarters at Mumbai, India, in July, 2010. He says when the lady, was questioned on why she remained absent the previous day, she simply replied …….
” But sir, I had no option. My husband was on casual leave yesterday and was at home. By mistake he took pills from the wrong bottle in our medicine cabinet and ended up consuming an over-dose of Viagra ! Now how could I have left him, all alone at home, with the house-maid ? “
The orchestra leader quit because there was too much sax and violins.
He was teed off with his bad start, driving the ball almost beyond
the green, but he was able to putt it behind him.
The new weed whacker is cutting-hedge technology.
Drug research companies have created their own cold rush.
Some people like raw meat on rare occasions.
And here we go with a second installment of Diaman’s Puns…and we start out with a graphic pun. You only get this service here, folks!
During his air test a young pilot flew through a rainbow, and then passed with flying colors.
People who make motor oil are very refined.
An author who wrote from his basement had a best cellar.
Today’s Last Word…comes to us courtesy of my dad.
A bit long, but well worth watching and listening.
Very educational and interesting. Logically, it makes some sense, but realistically…. well…I don’t know. What do you think? Do you think that there are basically, only two forms of government for us to choose from?
Are you surprised that neither of those choices is Democracy?