Friday, March 11, 2011

Stormtroopers! FTW!

he Ballistic Protective Maxillofacial Shield, made by Gentex Corporation, is a piece of personal protective equipment made to shield a Marine’s face from shrapnel and other ballistic threats faced on today’s battlefield.

I was originally issued a M1 helmet when I joined the Marines in 1982. We liked them because they were utilitarian. You could boil water in one, it served as a bucket, a seat and had a very high cool factor. Hell, these were the same helmets the Devil Dogs of World War 2, Korea, and Vietnam all wore. My first complaint with the "new helmets" in 1984 was, "How the hell am I supposed to hear anything behind me with this thing on?" They seriously hindered sound from behind you. You couldn't boil water in them either.

This looks like it just compounds that concern and adds to it, "How the hell am I supposed to communicate with my fellow Marines with this thing on?"

I guess if they install helmet to helmet communication systems it would all work for the communication aspect, but there is no way you are hearing anything of the ambient environment sounds around you with that helmet on.

I can give the designers props for trying to design armor for our fighting men. If these save lives I'm all for it. I'd love to hear the murmuring of the troops when they are issued these. I bet it sounds a lot like our murmuring of 1984.

Have we seen this before?

I think all would be forgiven if they start issuing blasters.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fark Headline: Sailor fighting U.S. Navy discharge after getting caught in bed with another male sailor says he's not gay -- they just fell asleep watching "The Vampire Diaries." Dude, you need to stop talking

To hear Navy Petty Officer Stephen C. Jones tell it, what happened in his bedroom one night last month was purely innocuous: Another male sailor came by to watch "The Vampire Diaries," and they both dozed off in the same bed. "That is the honest, entire story," Jones said.
But the Navy doesn't think so...

He has a few things going against him on this one.
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Same Bed
  • 230 Years of U.S. Naval History
Yeah I just went there...that just happened...Oooorah!

In actuality I hope they give him a fair trial. Dereliction of Duty is a serious charge. He joined to serve his country, that is first and foremost. If he is unfit to serve it, then that is a whole other question.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Once again Rule 34

Frog's porn found on magistrate's laptop

A MAGISTRATE has narrowly avoided jail after being caught with a collection of extreme pornography — including images of women having sex with a gerbil and a FROG.

Michael Hall, 46 — who is also a school governor and worked on a council panel to protect children — downloaded the disgusting images on to his laptop computer.

When police raided his home they found 230 photos and 150 videos showing women engaging in sex acts with horses, a donkey, dogs, a gerbil, a frog and a live snake.

Chick and frogs make him randy? That's one seriously sick person.

My favorite part...the picture...they pix-elated the frog's face to protect his anonymity. LMAO!