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Posted on 04/27/2012 5:48:40 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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Some roads were paved only where the wheels would go. That saved time, labor force, and stones in the construction and maintenence. Only the high traffic roads and cities were paved across the full surface.
OK, here’s an old one rehashed.
An airplane is flying across America with Obama, a priest, a soldier with a backpack, and the pilot. In the middle of nowhere, the engines cut out and all control of the plane is lost. The pilot runs back, grabs one of the 3 available parachutes and says, “I’m a trained pilot with a lot of experience. I deserve to live”. Then he jumps out of the plane.
Obama runs up and grabs a parachute and says, “I’m the smartest man in the world, I deserve to live”. then he jumps out of the plane. The priest looks to the soldier and says, “My son, you take the last parachute. You’re young and you have your whole life ahead of you.”
The soldier says, “It’s not a problem, father. There are enough parachutes for both of us. The smartest man in the world just jumped out of the plane with my backpack.”
I saw that Civil War show this morning too.
In a recent FDA study, the United States government doctors who were conducting studies on test drugs administered weekly doses of VIAGRA to an equal number of doctors and lawyers.
While the majority of the doctors achieved enhanced sexual prowess, the lawyers simply grew taller.
The US government researchers are at a loss to explain.
Who’s the smart guy that put the column in the middle of the road??
I actually saw this happen years ago outside a Univac (now Unisys) office near Blue Bell, PA. Small aircraft bumped off the top of a car driving past the end of the runway which abutted the road. Scared the crap out of everyone!
A guy answers a knock on his front door.
He looks around and then notices there is a snail down at his feet. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can, way to the far end of his garden.
Three years later, there is a knock on his front door. He answers it and the snail asks, “So what the heck was THAT all about???!!!”
You get an A+ for a funny joke that I can tell my sons.
I served 20 years in the Navy, made 5 deployments to the Mediterranean.
There are street vendors in Naples, they usually call out to the sailors shouting, “Hey Joe!!! Hey Joe!!!”
I did a double take one day. As a couple of black sailors walked past, one of the vendors shouted, “Hey Bro!!! Hey Bro!!!”
Things even out.
On my first deployment, on the aircraft carrier Nimitz, the ship spent Christmas in Naples. I was scheduled to stand duty, where I had to be on the ship, on Christmas day (go figure). I managed to go ashore on Christmas eve on liberty. Now please note that carriers do not pull pierside in Naples, they anchor out.
We (my buddies and I) returned to fleet landing to catch a boat back to the ship that night. The weather had turned bad and boating was secured. The watch took our names and divisions and told us to go get a hotel room and come back in the morning.
Next morning, boating still secured. Told to come back at noon and that the Navy destroyer tied to the pier was offering breakfast to Nimitz sailors stuck ashore.
Noon, no boating. Told to return at 1700 (5 PM). Informed of the free Christmas dinner at the NATO base, so there we went. Back at 1700, boating secured until the next morning. Next morning, got back to the ship. Not in any trouble, I tried to get back. got a free duty day off.
Fast forward 14 years and here's where karma kicked in. My last deployment, on another carrier, Eisenhower. Same port, Naples. I was section leader for my duty section. I had signed up to go on a tour to Pompeii on the day after my duty day.
Weather turned bad on my duty day. Boating secured. The section leader who was supposed to relieve me got stuck ashore. I stood two consecutive duty days with quarterdeck watches and section leader duties.
It took 14 years but the Navy got their duty day back.
A young man was one of five brothers in a farming family in 1941, as World War II was raging and the US was building the military. In order to supposedly get a better deal he enlisted in the Army to keep from getting drafted. He as assigned as a medic in the 13th Infantry Regiment.
While his convoy was passing through a small town in Tennessee during the 1942 maneuvers, he threw a piece of paper with his name and address out of the truck to a girl he saw standing on the town square. They courted while he was in TN and corresponded afterward. After the war and his discharge from the Army, they married.
Dad passed away one month shy of their SIXTY-FIRST wedding anniversary in 2006. Mom died 3 months later.
61 years that started with a name and address thrown out of a truck.
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