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Navy simulation

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by neofight, Apr 2, 2011.

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  1. neofight

    neofight TS Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    I'm certain many of you guys can relate to this.........

    1. Buy a dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and
    live in it for six months.
    1a. Submarines - Paint it black outside; pea green inside.

    2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.

    3. Repaint your house every month.

    4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the shower head to chest level. When you take a
    shower, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.

    5. Put lube oil in your humidifier and set it on high.

    6. Once a week, blow air up your chimney with a leaf blower and let
    the wind carry the soot onto your neighbor's house. Ignore his

    7. Once a month, take all major appliances apart and re-assemble

    8. Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and
    back doors so that you either trip or bang your head every time you
    pass through them.

    9. Disassemble and inspect your lawnmower every week.

    10. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays turn your water heater
    temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays turn the water heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they
    used too much water, so no bathing will be allowed.

    11. Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, so you can't
    turn over without getting out and then getting back in.

    12. Sleep on the shelf of your closet. Replace the closet door
    with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3
    ours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes and
    say "Sorry, wrong rack!"

    13. Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your
    house - dishwasher operator, blender technician etc. Re-qualify
    every 6 months.

    14. Have your neighbor come over each day at 5 a.m., blow a
    whistle so loud Helen Keller could hear it, and shout "Reveille,
    reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."

    15. Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do
    the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at
    6 a.m. while she reads it to you.

    16. Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting
    permission to leave your house before 1500.

    17. Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway
    three times a day, whether it needs it or not. "Now sweepers,
    sweepers, man your brooms, give the ship a clean sweep down fore
    and aft, empty all shit cans and butt kits!"

    18. Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines and randomly lose every fifth item before delivering the

    19. Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the
    night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch. Then show a
    different one-the same one every night.

    20. When your children are in bed, run into their room with a
    megaphone shouting "Now general quarters, general quarters! All
    hands man your battle stations!"

    21. Make your family's menu a week ahead of time without consulting
    the pantry or refrigerator.

    22. Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they
    are having steak for dinner.

    Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to
    the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried
    ham or hotdogs. Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask
    for the hotdogs.

    23. Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan so the cake bakes
    unevenly. Spread icing real thick to level it off.

    24. Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter
    and jelly sandwich on stale bread.

    25. Set your alarm clock to go off randomly during the night. At the
    alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button
    your top shirt button and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out
    into the back yard and uncoil the garden hose and put out
    a simulated fire.

    26. Every week or so, throw your cat or dog into the pool and shout
    "Man overboard, port side!" Rate your family members on how fast they

    27. Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don't
    plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string.
    Standing front of the stove and speak into the cup, "Stove manned
    and ready." After an hour or so, speak into the cup again "Stove
    secured." Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a
    shoe box.

    28. Make your family turn out the lights and go to bed at 10
    p.m. "Now taps, taps! Maintain silence through the ship!" Then
    immediately have an 18-wheeler crash into your house. (For
    aircraft carrier sailors)

    29. Build a fire in a trash can in your garage. Loudly announce to
    your family "This is a drill. This is a drill. Fire in hanger bay

    30. Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family
    stand in front of the podium for 4-hour intervals. Best done
    when the weather is worst. January is a good time.

    31. Next time there's a bad thunderstorm in your area, find the biggest horse you can, put a two-inch mattress on his back, strap
    yourself to it and turn it loose in a barn for six hours. Then
    get up and go to work.

    32. For former engineers, bring your lawnmower into the living
    room and run it all day long.

    33. Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee
    grounds per pot and let the pot simmer for 5 hours before drinking.

    34. Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep

    35. Sew the back pockets of your jeans onto the front.

    36. Add 1/3 cup of diesel fuel to the laundry.

    37. Take hourly readings on your electric and water meters.

    38. Every couple of weeks, dress up in your best clothes and go to
    the scummiest part of town. Find the most rundown, trashiest bar,
    and drink beer until you are hammered. Then walk all the way home.

    39. Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell
    them that at the end of the sixth week you'll take them to Disney
    World for liberty. At the end of the sixth week inform them
    the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get
    ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can
    leave the house.
  2. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Funny! Thanks for the laugh this morning.

  3. Bentley998

    Bentley998 Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Isn't it GREAT to be in a destroyer !!
  4. patrick Swartz

    patrick Swartz Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    I never had to shim up a cake pan,but I had a hundred ways to fix hot dogs. The troops loved them.

    Patrick swartz mess sgt. B co. 2nd 151 Inf.
  5. BFJ201

    BFJ201 TS Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Helen Keller was also deaf
  6. 22hornet

    22hornet Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Hanford, CA
    Haze gray and aweigh.
  7. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    That was funny as hell.
  8. rosies dad

    rosies dad Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I was there, and if that isnt what it was like. Sure glad to be reminded why making a career there wasnt a good idea.
    Most of it was more true than humor.
  9. GrubbyJack

    GrubbyJack Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    It's funny now, on the USS Austin LPD-4, they (deck div) mopped the flight deck in the rain.... I was there and saw it happen.... Grubby USS Austin LPD-4 (part of the gator navy)
  10. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    Back in the '70s one of our carriers (I forget which one) had the freshwater condensers break down. So.. no showers. The ship ran into a rain squall in the SW Pacific. A bunch of sailors showed up on deck and shucked their clothing, and started lathering up. The ship came out of the squall before they could rinse off. The captain got on the PA and told them to stay put, he was turning the ship around to go back for the rinse.
  11. addictedtotrap

    addictedtotrap Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Elkhart , IN
    Sure glad I joined the Air Force, only thing that bothered us was when the cable went out:) LOL
  12. gdbabin

    gdbabin TS Member

    May 15, 2006
    I still miss the canoe club........

    That is an old classic written by someone who was undeniably there.

    We'd bitch about our g-damned "boat", then get drunk and defend her honor tooth and nail should an outsider disparage her honor out on the beach.

    Guy Babin
  13. DONNE

    DONNE Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Brings back memories .
    You could also have mentioned walking into the "head" only to find a couple boots laying in their own puke with a nice green hue to their skin. If the smell didn't get you , their dry heaving probably would.
    Secure all weather decks.
    30 knots and no smoke sir !
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