Saturday, December 11, 2010

There's always one.

"Three condoms please.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Friday Funnies. What's under the scotsman's kilt?? A couple of OBG's.

But first......

Remind's me a little of my old "Boat", The USS Piper, SS-409.

One night while standing a "topside" watch while anchored out in Salem, Mass. port, one crew member, returned from the liberty launch really as "drunk as a Sailor" and did in fact hit his jaw(head) on every rung going down the After-Battery ladder. What a massive and painfull hangover he had the next morning.

Oooooh, Ooooooh, be still my heart! Like Will Smith said in the movie Independence Day, "I have GOT to get me one of these!" My dream BBQ!


I'm sure Y'all will get a good chuckle outta this one!!


...and our illustrious Congress is now vote'n on "The Dream Act", which is gonna cost us ALL a ton of bucks!


The Del-Vikings with "Come Go With Me."

...and...better known locally as "The Jersey Boys"...

1963, my first year of college and you guessed it, I was date'n a girl named "Sherry". I was drive'n my big brothers 57 hard-top convertable T-Bird in the summer and my 57 Chevy convertable in the snowy months. Times were good!

"Out of Respect"- 2nd Thursday post.

I was just cleaning out and editing an old Flash Drive and found this Budweiser commercial that was only aired once after 9/11. Thought I'd share it with y'all in case ya missed it!

Thursday Thuds...and old fashioned Latke's (Potato Pancakes)

**Click to Enlarge if'n ya have to.**

What The Tea Party Repubs did to the Democrats last election!!

The first "Man-Purse".


With the snow a fly'n and the cold chill'n ya down, this is a great breakfast or dinner meal fer this time of the year.

LATKA’S (German Potato Pancakes)
By Cookie -The Camp Cook


4 Potatoes
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 ½ teaspoons Lemon Juice
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ Cup Matzo meal ( or as needed)
Peanut Oil

Grate the potatoes and blend together with the finely chopped onion. Add the Lemon Juice and toss the mixture. This will prevent the mixture from turning brown.

Place the mixture in a strainer and squeeze out the excess liquid.

Add all the remaining ingredients, EXCEPT THE OIL. Mix well.

Heat ½ to 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan or 10 quart Outside deep fryer. Using a large spoon or serving spoon, drop level spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil (CAREFULLY). When the pancake(s) turn a light golden brown (underneath), turn the pancake and continue frying until the entire pancake is a full golden brown.

Makes approximately 10 pancakes.

Serve with Applesauce or Sour Cream as a topping for your guests.

Goes great with just about any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sometimes, Truth is truly stranger than fiction!

1947 was a pivotal year in regards to strange objects being observed in our skies. In that year, a supposed UFO crashed at Rosewell, NM, and Kenneth Arnold, a pilot and professional man, observed some very strange flying objects over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.

The first picture below is an artist rendering of Mr. Arnold's description of what these several objects looked like. During a later interview, he described their flight characteristics as "saucers skipping across water". He did NOT describe them as as being ROUND like a saucer, but, to the press, the term "flying saucer" had more appeal and the term has stuck to this day.

The next several photographs and artist rendition are of the Horten 229, the first "stealth" "Flying Wing" type aircraft that was in fact built by the Horten brothers (2 German Officers) toward the end of WWII. The end of the war stopped the mass production of this type of aircraft, one of which was going to be designated as "The New York Bomber". In that they were early stealth type aircraft because of their shape and ability to deflect our early radar, a bombing raid on NY City (which would have been possible by this aircraft), would have been devastating and completely unexpected..

Most of you reading this article know that at the end WWII, special teams were sent into Germany to capture their leading scientists and engineers, and to confiscate their latest technology. This is evidenced by Werner Von Braun, the captured Nazi scientist responsible for designing and building the V-1 and V-2 bombs/missile's, who later became the leading engineer/designer of our early space program. When captured, he was working on the V-3 ICBM(Intercontinental Ballistic Missile), something the Germans named "The New York Bomb" as it would have been capable of reaching NYC from Germany.

German technology was far ahead of the rest of the world and we were all very fortunate that the war ended when it did, if given another year, the Germans probably would have completed their first Nuclear device (they were working on Atomic projects near the wars end), and they would have had both the V-3 and/or "The New York Bomber" to deliver a nuclear weapon.

I personally believe that the aircraft Kenneth Arnold first observed in 1947 were captured German Horten 229's and he did NOT observe "extraterrestrial spacecraft".

Yet another project German engineers were working on was the "Wunderwaffen" (wonder weapon), or also known as "Die Glocke" ( or The Bell), .

These are two artist sketch's and renditions of what it purportedly looked like.

"Die Glocke" was described as having 2 counter rotating magnetic fields which caused the object to fly, or defy gravity, however, it emitted such a strong, unknown type of radiation that it killed several of the scientist working on the project, and "The Bell" was unable to be controlled.

Interestingly enough in December of 1965, an object very similar to "Die Glocke" fell to earth in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. The object was witnessed (on the ground) by several local people, one a reporter who took pictures of the object but had his camera confiscated by the Military Response Team that responded to the crash.

This is a photo of a model of the object still present in Kecksburg, PA, look familiar. BTW (Chief), please skip the wise-ass remarks that it must have been one big-ass Oak tree that this fell from.

I'll let the readers draw their own conclusions regarding these various UFO's, but remember, UFO simply means UNIDENTIFIED Flying Object, it doesn't necessarily mean extraterrestrial spacecraft.

Hope some of y'all found this interesting, I know I find some of these topics fascinating.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Gotta poke a little fun at my last employer!

For about 6 months I had the misfortune of working for one of the MOST dysfunctional government agencies (besides Congress) there is...the TSA (Transportation Security Agency). I've never encountered such an inept group of management in my entire life.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT the TSA Check Point folks themselves are dedicated, conscientious and overworked people, but management...FUGGETABOUTIT!!

"Help you make it to your flight."


Don't be to quick to judge a situation!!


A little info regard'n Summer fun!

Well Sir, sittin here in Upstate NY with the damned Lake Effect snow continue'n t'come down (18-20 inches at this point- UPDATE, ITS NOW 26 INCHES), and I got t'think'n bout Boating and summer fun, soooo...

As most of ya know, myself and that old Gyrene, "The Chief" love t'bust each others balls whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Well Sir, when I e-mailed The Chief that I'd begun blogg'n again he sent me an E-mail complain'n that my first blog-post wasn't about him, so, here's a little ditty he sent me brag'n bout his....well, you'll get the point. Even though he's an old Marine he secretly craves to be a sailor!

"My Big Ol Johnson".


Keep dream'n Chief!

This year, my good amiga from down Texas way, Susan Gertson sent me an ad fer some really great hunt'n camo, so I went out and got me some and here be a video of me in the woods deer hunt'n.

December 7th, 1941, " A Date which will live in Infamy." "The Song of the Seabee's"

" The Song of the Seabee's" by Judy Garland, dedicated to my old Seabee Battalion MCB-7