Someone is in big trouble!

Re: Someone is in big trouble!

Postby Seahornet on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 11:40 am

I'm not the least bit offended by it either. But I'm a bit disappointed that the general consensus on here seems to be that either:

(a) anyone who says they're offended isn't really, and they're just stirring it, or
(b) the opinions of anyone who is offended are less important than of those who think it's funny.

The world and society in general is a bit broader in its feelings and opinions than our slightly 'laddish' little forum, after all!

I will amend my original statement though. It was immature, unprofessional, and irresponsible. And funny.

But I suspect that the official opinion of the USN will only refer to the first three... :whistle:
And as the smart ship grew,
In stature, grace and hue,
In shadowy silent distance grew the iceberg too....
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Re: Someone is in big trouble!

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 11:52 am

Anyone 'offended' by this really shouldn't watch the TdF coverage in the Summer - no mountain stage is without a 60' (or more likely 20m as they are European) 'meat and two veg' painted on the road.
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Re: Someone is in big trouble!

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 4:29 pm

Squaddies have probably been drawing phalli on things ever since they first existed ( squaddies, that is, not phalli )
There are probably photos out there of the ones bored Cav/Tankies drew on Salisbury Plain, Soltau, etc.
Pre- standardised cammo schemes, it used to be a challenge to try & get away with incorporating one when painting vehicles ( and I've seen photos showing that it's also been done on aircraft & helicopters )
Yes it's childish, but it would be worrying if the time ever came when members of the Armed Forces didn't try to get away with doing things like this.
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Re: Someone is in big trouble!

Postby Tommy on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 5:30 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Pre- standardised cammo schemes, it used to be a challenge to try & get away with incorporating one when painting vehicles ( and I've seen photos showing that it's also been done on aircraft...)



*ahem* - RIAT this year - no photo-shoppery on that:

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Re: Someone is in big trouble!

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 7:16 pm

Not just squaddies - I call my first witness the Cerne Abbas Giant documented back to the 17th century but maybe older.
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Re: Someone is in big trouble!

Postby FarnboroJohn on Mon 20 Nov 2017, 8:44 pm

Not just people either, here's the guy who got us slung out of Eden:

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