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While the World focused on the War in Vietnam, there were daily reminders of the Cold War in Berlin
Yeah, while Vietnam was a pretty hot zone and pretty screwed up from the beginning, Berlin was a cold war zone, with daily incidents at the wall.  We had free access to the East and our visible intelligence officers cruised around in green military vehicles.
One time a car was coming through the checkpoint back to the West when the gate crashed down on the roof.  Just another harassing tactic.  The next day a Russian intelligence car was rerouted down a one-way street dead end, where a skunk was tossed into the engine while the driver was trying to turn around.  Retribution.
Have you ever seen a heavy tracked vehicle make a turn at 30 mph?  Tanks turn by putting the brakes on the inner track while speeding up the outer track.  At speed the outer track digs into the soil as it’s moving sideways and forward at the same time (commonly known as slip-skid), and the track throws up a lot of dirt.  The dirt is scraped of the surface onto the track, the gets thrown off as the track hits the driver gear at the rear.  Guys would do this in a tank range where there were Soviet watch towers 30′ away – the object was to see how far they could throw the dirt over the wire fencing.

I found this a few years ago on a comment thread somewhere.

Steve: who’s ready for a monday morning joke guyz? Read More ➥

Do you realize that trying to eat steak with a fish or shellfish fork would be pretty awkward?

Likewise trying to dig morsels of meat out of shrimp, crab, and snail shells is darn near impossible if you’re using a steak fork? And trying to stir your coffee with a soup spoon or slurping soup with a teaspoon? Read More ➥

Not everyone enjoys puns. Puns are rarely funny. Most people groan after hearing a pun. Here are some of my favorites.

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. When they lit a fire in the craft it sank, proving once and for all that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

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Q:  What do you call a 3.14′ long snake?
A:  A πthon. Read More ➥

A customer comes up to me – a customer service rep at a supermarket – with a can of table salt. Read More ➥

Try to keep your grillin’ tools free of bugs
Here’s a photo of a dude who takes his barbecue outfit along as he follows the yellow line. However, if you look closely at the highlighted area, those grillin’ tools are going to need some serious scrubbing after picking up a collection of bugs and dirt from the road, much like your windshield does.  

I was listening to some radio quiz program called Says You! while on the road shortly after February 14, and the theme was Valentine’s day.  The host gave the name Maria  Sklodowska and asked the panel to name her partner.  After much humorous banter, the panel finally guessed that she married Pierre Curie, at which point one of the panelists remarked that she then became a madam.  The host closed it out by noting that the Curies had a long and glowing relationship .

I and two of my friends are at a convenience store buying drinks. My friend’s drink is $2.73 including tax. He hands the cashier exactly $2.73. But the cashier doesn’t take it. Read More ➥

Commenters agree: The Earth Sucks

Again we turn to a heavy and massive thread of pun comments under a news item.   Read More ➥