Down in CATCC, the XO gathered himself before speaking into the UHF radio handset, “Good news, Skipper – we’re taking you guys first – you need to head down to angels six to take a couple hundred pounds off the tanker – if that doesn’t unstick 311′s drop tank, have him stop transfer [...]
If you’re curious what’s been going on with the Fran O’Briens/Hilton debacle, you should have bookmarked FbL’s site weeks ago (Greyhawk is also all over the tale). She has a new and comprehensive round up posted that makes the luxury hotel chain’s local manager look more like a pinchpenny, housecoated, hair-in-curlers tenement landlady than [...]
Been a while, hasn’t it? Let’s just take it slowly. One word at at time.
See where it goes.
Heard on the news today that Woops Point cadets took to the barricades – well, as close as you can get to the barricades, living in a Gray-tinged monastary on the Hudson [...]
Next time invade France:
(Historian Tony) Judt notes that France, a country with a population of some forty million, was administered by fifteen hundred Nazis, plus six thousand German policemen… Soon after Germany was defeated, a Myth of Resistance sprang up in the formerly occupied countries of Western Europe, and for many years it [...]
Blackfive has the story of a hilariously revealing protest at the ROTC building at UNC – one graffito: “We won’t fight your wars.”
Yeah. We know.
Well, a newspaper at the University of Oregon re-printed those “outrageous” Mohammed cartoons. In tediously predictable response, another student newspaper printed an edtion containing 12 offensive Jesus cartoons. To show all of us Christians how other people feel, when, you know: Someone makes fun of them.
Because we certainly wouldn’t know anything about that.
At the top of the month I asked you whether the upcoming movie release by United Artists entitled, “United 93,” and dramatizing the events of September 11, 2001, was too much, too soon.
I asked because I wondered whether the gravity of that day’s events needs any Hollywood dramatization to lend it weight, burned [...]
The sea can be a hard mistress, and as if that weren’t enough in itself, the service can be hard as well. In one of his splendid sea tales, Patrick O’Brian’s fictional character, royal navy Captain Jack Aubrey noted that “an officer’s buttons” can be like the curse of God – with all the [...]
Did you ever notice how people tend to fight for the best parking spots – the ones closest to the entrance – at the health club?