Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Deck of a Carrier or IKEA Parking Lot, You decide.




Sailors assigned to the Air Department conduct a Scrub Exercise (SCRUBEX) on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on Sunday. SCRUBEXs are performed periodically to reduce hydraulic fluid, grease and dirt buildup on flight decks and catwalks. The Roosevelt currently is at sea in the Atlantic Ocean conducting sea trials. Photographer’s Mate Airman Michael Cole / U.S. Navy -Air Force Times


1. It takes a large, highly specialized crew to clean up after one of Senator Kennedy's drunken orgies.

2. "And when you guys are done decontaminating this area, I will explain the actual meaning of 'poop deck.'"

3. Obscure Reference du jour "And I want you to count the slits between the planks very carefully so you don't fall in. Remember, when you're out of slits, you're out of pier."

4. Robin (center) eventually left Batman and joined the Navy, but never outgrew his fondness for yellow pants.

5. "Seaman, what's with the camo jacket? You see a damn tree anywhere on this ship?"

6. "We'll have to cancel Michael Moore's annual crevice scrub. We're a man short of the minimum safe crew allotment. We, do, however, have enough men to scrub the deck of this aircraft carrier."

7. "Yes, Seaman, we're aware you can sing 'Am I Blue?' in a voice eerily reminiscent of Patsy Kline. We just don't want you to."

8. "Look, I don't want to get busted for insubordination, and you don't want to get busted for insubordination, but we've been scrubbing this deck for two straight months and the admiral just sits over there, sobbing into his hands about how his beautiful ship is soiled and will never be clean again and I think somebody should say something."

9. The Navy gets it's own cable channel and totally misses the concept of 'Sweeps Month.'

10. "C'mon, you guys. Sing 'In the Navy' with me! Just because you appreciate camp doesn't mean you're gay."

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Another beauteous compendium, V the K! I like the Kennedy Orgy, Michael Moore's crack, and "Sweeps Month" best! Thanks for making me smile.

Anonymous said...

#3 Priceless!

V the K said...

Really? I liked #4 best. The guy in the middle really does look like Robin.