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The_Chieftain #1 Posted Oct 13 2011 - 15:56

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We'll call it my version of a twitter feed, general off-topic banter.

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Walked into the office on Monday. One of the support guys calls over "What the heck is that?"
"My lunch", I replied, as I waved some Greek meatballs in a tupperware container in my left hand.
"Er..no, your other hand, on your shoulder"
"Oh, my anti-tank missile. I need a hat stand"
All of a sudden half the office comes around the corner to check.

I like being able to decorate my office with such things. Probably wouldn't have gotten away with it at some other jobs. I wonder if they'll let me keep a goldfish?

jdtherocker #2 Posted Oct 13 2011 - 16:03

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lol, thats awesome. and no you probably wouldn't .
Awesome story,
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P.S. as long the fish doesn't know how to use weaponry you're good :lol:.

Train_Fan #3 Posted Oct 13 2011 - 16:41

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Lol. I'd love to be able to do that.

The_Chieftain #4 Posted Oct 14 2011 - 17:24

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The 2D artists have drawn a very nice picture of a Chieftain for me, it's one of the rotating banners on the new Community portal. Only problem is that it's a mirrored image. Must ask them to reverse it...

DV_Currie_VC #5 Posted Oct 14 2011 - 17:27

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I have a tank round casing in my gr. 9 classroom....

KidK #6 Posted Oct 15 2011 - 01:47

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A pic would be nice ;)

Martellus #7 Posted Oct 15 2011 - 05:34

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missile or a used disposable launcher? I have always wanted a LAW or AT-4 for my room.

The_Chieftain #8 Posted Oct 16 2011 - 09:02

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My new hat has arrived. Here it is on the aforementioned hat stand.

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Need to find something appropriate to put above the sabres, for WoT purposes, I don't think my military rank is appropriate...

Ketnix #9 Posted Oct 16 2011 - 09:09

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Carpet doesn't match the hat stand. Thats going to be an issue.

schurem #10 Posted Oct 16 2011 - 10:57

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Lol that hat, in my head it goes "I love the smell of napalm in the morning, smells like victory!"  :Smile-izmena:

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 13 2011 - 15:56, said:

We'll call it my version of a twitter feed, general off-topic banter.

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Walked into the office on Monday. One of the support guys calls over "What the heck is that?"
"My lunch", I replied, as I waved some Greek meatballs in a tupperware container in my left hand.
"Er..no, your other hand, on your shoulder"
"Oh, my anti-tank missile. I need a hat stand"
All of a sudden half the office comes around the corner to check.

I like being able to decorate my office with such things. Probably wouldn't have gotten away with it at some other jobs. I wonder if they'll let me keep a goldfish?


   In 1975 at FT. Campbell KY. one the the soldiers in my company  wanted a lamp  and as we made a night movement to contact he was unaccounted for near the dud range. as we completed the night phase of our ARTAP.. The big heat tab in the sky (sun) awoke and we noticed silver fins sticking out of the troops ruck sack . The CO seeing it got very  annoyed told him to put the ruck down and move away from it.  We all backed off about 100 meters,Five min later EOD arrives. Seems the fool picked a live unexploded WP mortar round for his lamp.
  
  EOD took one look a the RUCK asked who it belonged to,pulled a Rifle and some Ammo  fired  two shots  and the ruck sack  vaporized ,and we all had to put out a fire. The troop was charged for a new A.L.I .CE. rucksack and restricted  to the barracks  14 and 14 (14 day restriction,and 14 day extra duty )


My war trophies the most unique the wheel hub to a MIG-29 From Camp TQ Iraq.

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View PostFreeFOXMIKE, on Oct 16 2011 - 11:12, said:

In 1975 at FT. Campbell KY. one the the soldiers in my company  wanted a lamp  and as we made a night movement to contact he was unaccounted for near the dud range. as we completed the night phase of our ARTAP.. The big heat tab in the sky (sun) awoke and we noticed silver fins sticking out of the troops ruck sack . The CO seeing it got very  annoyed told him to put the ruck down and move away from it.  We all backed off about 100 meters,Five min later EOD arrives. Seems the fool picked a live unexploded WP mortar round for his lamp.
  
  EOD took one look a the RUCK asked who it belonged to,pulled a Rifle and some Ammo  fired  two shots  and the ruck sack  vaporized ,and we all had to put out a fire. The troop was charged for a new A.L.I .CE. rucksack and restricted  to the barracks  14 and 14 (14 day restriction,and 14 day extra duty )


My war trophies the most unique the wheel hub to a MIG-29 From Camp TQ Iraq.

Alright, if we're in to one-upmanship and general sillyness with high explosives, let's take a trip to the 1980s, shall we?

I have an Uncle, like many other people do. Problem is, this Uncle doesn't do much in the way of "forward thinking."

This Uncle was also a combat engineer.

As part of his duties as a combat engineer in a nation with a love for the colour orange, he was sent, along with his unit to the East/West German border when there was such a thing.

As much as film likes to portray the Cold War as exciting, for a combat engineer in West Germany living off field rations, it was none to exciting. This Uncle decides he'll improve matters; he's going to catch some fish.

Does he decide to go to a local lake? No, of course not. He goes to the river marking the boundary between East and West Germany. You're probably thinking, "No, that's probably not the best place to go fishing." You'd likely be right.

Remember when I said this Uncle wasn't very forward thinking? Well he's also impatient. Using a fishing rod is tiresome; no better than sitting back in the barracks. What did he do to speed up the fishing process? He brought a dozen hand grenades.

Fish don't much care for explosives, believe it or not. Neither do East German border guards, oddly enough.

A few phone calls later, a certain number of troops at divisional level were prepared to counter NATO infiltrators possibly signalling advanced preparations for a NATO attack.

Meanwhile my Uncle is trying to gather up dead fish.

Seeing as we're all still here, people with greater mental faculties than him figured out what happened, and suitably stockaded my dear old Uncle for an extensive period of time, yet it goes to show that even one shortsighted, explosive happy Dutchman can bring about the entire annihilation of mankind.

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Heh heh i want to have a TANK but not a tank missile (by the way i have a reproduction missle in my garage) so if i look on Ebay will i find a Bt-7 to match the one i have on the game?

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Oh and P.s. i just remembered that the missle was sold on Ebay... :( i miss that missle...

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Face attack! RANDOMOCITY :(:) >:(

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General Direction and I are having a bit of an internal contest in the office. Didn't realise we had one going, but apparently we do.

He is pleased at the fact that he has a higher 'reputation' than I do. He cunningly used the caption competition to increase his rep: Click "plus" next to the caption that you like, and he placed ten posts on there.

I'm going to be more direct. Please plus this post!

jdtherocker #17 Posted Oct 19 2011 - 13:35

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 18 2011 - 19:22, said:

General Direction and I are having a bit of an internal contest in the office. Didn't realise we had one going, but apparently we do.

He is pleased at the fact that he has a higher 'reputation' than I do. He cunningly used the caption competition to increase his rep: Click "plus" next to the caption that you like, and he placed ten posts on there.

I'm going to be more direct. Please plus this post!
:lol: that's funny. :P +1 XD

The_Chieftain #18 Posted Oct 19 2011 - 20:24

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Took this picture on the drive into work this morning (Don't tell CHP!).

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(The plate frame under it says "ist nicht kaputt")

If this guy is a WoT player, and not just talking about his pointing device, he's just won himself a prize. We'll arrange a meeting in a parking lot to verify ownership.

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 18 2011 - 19:22, said:

General Direction and I are having a bit of an internal contest in the office. Didn't realise we had one going, but apparently we do.

I didn't realize it either!

jdtherocker #20 Posted Oct 20 2011 - 17:32

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 19 2011 - 20:24, said:

Took this picture on the drive into work this morning (Don't tell CHP!).

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(The plate frame under it says "ist nicht kaputt")

If this guy is a WoT player, and not just talking about his pointing device, he's just won himself a prize. We'll arrange a meeting in a parking lot to verify ownership.
Best photo ever also general direction is in denial  over the contest XD jokes :lol:




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