Wednesday, February 16, 2005

SS Jimmy Carter

When I first heard the Navy was naming an Attack Submarine after former president Jimmy Carter, I had to laugh. First, it's ironic that Carter is bering honored with a Cold War era platform that has little relevance in today's Navy, while Ronald Reagan was given a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier which will be an active and crucial part of our military for the next 50 years?

Second, after hearing this I kept thinking about how this reminds me of another goofball hippie who found themselves in a military situation, Oddball from Kelly's Heroes.

Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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ScrappleFace reports the sub fires multiple-warhead Nerf missiles that only fire after the enemy has already struck the ship.
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