If'n yur plan'n a trip to Iceland any time soon....
Well Sir, every day I make it a point to visit another Submariners (Vigilis) blog named "Molten Eagle". His postings are almost always either Submarine or Navy related.
Today however, in a story definitely NOT his usual kind of posting, I found the below story. I'm pretty sure that most of y'all will either have a slight smirk on yur faces as you read this one or be shaking yur head while thinking WTF.
Before I proceed any further, I know fer sure that "The Chief" will absolutely have some ball bust'n comments and opinions regard'n the connection between this rather "unique" museum and "Squids/Bubbleheads". Even though I cannot respond (in the Comment Section), I can still read yur comments and then place them by hand at the end of the post through my dashboard.
Sorry ladies, no pix included in my post but if you hit the link back over the "Molten Eagle" and read the original story, you'll find some photo links.
Organ Donation First-of-a-Kind (at least voluntarily)
An Iceland museum, named the World’s Second Most Horrid, currently displays 209 penises in part or in whole from 46 different animal species in the native section, including 55 whale specimens and 23 specimens from 19 different animal species in the international section.
As tourist attractions go, the Icelandic Phallological [Penis] Museum outranks a mummy museum in Mexico and a museum dedicated to women’s menstruation but does not top the horror of a museum in Pennsylvania which exhibits skulls, skeletons and pictures of deformed people, according to mbl.is. At least not until now...
The museum’s director Sigurdur Hjartarson said, “I have the testicles from one person and the foreskin from another but I’ve been waiting for a perfect specimen for a long time. This is the only thing missing.”
Páll Arason, 95, who 14 years earlier in the interest of advancing advancing phallological knowledge had bequeathed his penis to the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Húsavík, passed away on January 5th.
The museum does not yet have a human specimen, but Araosn's will be the first of four (4) legally-certified gifts of specimens belonging to Homo Sapiens.
Doubt this is a serious museum? Here is a tourist review for you. Visitors can view a 5-1/2-foot tall penis from a sperm whale or a hamster penis of 8/100ths of an inch.
Questions: Is this display the ultimate in exhibitionism? If so, are its patrons really tourists, or are they voyeurs?
Well Sir, I definitely gotta get me both of these new (and unauthorized) Submarine pins. These pins are representations of the much coveted "Dolphins" worn by submariners. They can only be worn by a submariner who has "Qualified" on the boats. During qualification, which can take as long as a year in some cases, the submariner MUST learn every operating system on the entire boat so he (and now she) can do everyone else's job if need be, i.e., a radioman must be able to fire a torpedo, a cook must be able to navigate, etc.,etc..
The first pin is called " a bush" pin. Look closely and you'll see why. The second one which is the one I really must get is "the DBF" pin (Diesel Boats Forever).
The "bush" pin.
The "DBF" pin.
Actual Regulation "Dolphins" insignia.
Those of You Born
1930 - 1979
At the end of this article is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please Read what he Said. Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!
First, we survived being born to mothers
Who smoked and/or drank while they were
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
Tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
Our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats,
No booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon.
We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
And, we weren't overweight.
Because we were
Always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day,
As long as we were back when the
Streetlights came on.
No one was able
To reach us all day. And, we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
And then ride them down the hill, only to find out
We forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes
a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes.
There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
No video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's,
No cell phones,
No personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.
WE HAD REAL LIVE FRIENDS
And we went outside and found them!
When we were outside and did something wrong and got
into trouble, the neighbors would call our parents about what
we had done and Mom and/or Dad would usually be waiting
for us with a "switch" or Dad's belt to administer a spanking.
Although our ass's might be a little red and sore for a day
or so, our feeling and pride were usually hurt more than
the ass whoop'n we'd gotten, but not always. BTW,
they also didn't wind up get'n arrested by the Child
Protection Agency for Administering Corporal Punishment.
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth
And there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt,
And the worms did not live in us Forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and,
Although we were told it would happen,
We did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and
Knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just
Walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law
Was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best
Risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
If YOU are one of them?
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the
lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know
how brave and lucky their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the
month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of swine flu and terrorist attacks. Are we sure this is a good time
to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'
...and some personal beliefs....
God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.
When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person whom you care about.
God bless my friend in whatever it is that You know they may need this day!
And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity, and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you.
...and "The Chief" commented; "gotta admit, that Bush pin made me think of our former president, right off. You guys oughta design one for the present glorious leader: maybe call it the "Nappy". Can I say that?"
Cookie; Actually Chief, I beleive the same "bush" pin would also apply to Obama. A pussy!
the Chief responded (as I knew he would); "And, I'm stil puzzling over why anybody would waste time & effort, either maintaining a museum dedicated to animal dicks, or actually visiting same? I can understand one devoted to animal vaginas... since so many rednecks, mountain folk, New Yawkers and other perverts seem to like 'em, but...? Do they remind some guys of periscopes?"