TBT, since everybody ELSE is doing it…

Back in the day…

And we bitched when the price went up…  The day before beer had been .35 cents!

Beer machineBeer machines in the barracks… The ‘brand selection’ depended on which base…

On Midway Is. beer was .25 and cokes were .35…

Needless to say the beer machines got emptied first!!!

 

Taxi, oh taxi…

Looks like NASA finally got their act(s) together…

Boeing and Space X each got a contract today for the next iteration of the ‘space taxi’ for six missions each…

The interesting part?  They have to be ready to fly by the end of 2017!

Considering the Russians are charging us $71M per trip, sooner the better.  OBTW, the price was $52M until the last shuttle flight, then there was a MAJOR price jump.  One wonders why???

Seven passengers, reusable, and commercial NOT government.  It’s called the Commercial Crew Program…

HERE’s a short video from Space.com.

Why ask why???

How important does a person have to be before he is considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake up like every two hours?

Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway…

Why is ‘bra’ singular and ‘panties’ plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why, Why, Why

do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on ‘insufficient funds’ when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a thread a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

The Grey Man update…

It’s a (proof) BOOK!

Payback uprightMaking the last slog through the editing/corrections.  I know I’m not going to catch everything, but I’ll do my best for y’all…

Hoping to have it out the end of the month.

Thank you for your patience!!!

WWII Poster

And it’s back to the Marines!

WWII Marine poster JM FlaggThis is another one by J.M. Flagg, link HERE.  Interestingly this was done in 1942, but still shows the WWI helmet, and that looks a lot like an 03A3 with an M1905 on it…

Can’t tell much from the ammo pouches either…

Another thing with this one, is that it was printed for Milwaukee, with a specific Recruiting Station address on it.

 

Kilted To Kick Cancer…

I don’t have any nicky-neat pictures of me in a kilt (nor would you want to see that), but having said that…

September is our time to try to raise a few bucks for prostate and testicular cancer, and we’re half way through the month already.

This year, Kilted to Kick Cancer is now officially a 501(c)3 so we’re asking that the donations go there.

This is the ONLY month I’ll bother you for donations, but even if you don’t donate, PLEASE get checked… This hits one in six males…

Don’t be ‘that’ guy… A finger wave is a small price for keeping your ass (and the rest of you) alive…

If you’d like to donate to my team go HERE, then select Team OldNFO.

Thank you to all those who’ve already donated, it IS appreciated, and the person you save may be me…

For anyone that donates $50, I’ll send you signed copies of both my books (Book 2 Payback should be out in Oct).

On my last physical my PSA was ‘elevated’ enough to get the Doc’s attention, and I’m taking meds, and getting checked twice a year.

Vignette…

Twelve humanoid shapes shambled across the dark concrete in a line, other than the occasional mutter nothing is heard…

Footsteps sound on a metal ladder as one of the shapes climbs into darkness, and with a clank a darker spot appears in the early morning darkness…

Mumbled cursing can be faintly heard, followed by a dim light occasionally escaping from what appear to be windows…

A sibilant whine sounds momentarily, then a clicking like small sticks being broken, closely followed by a rising whine destroying the peace of the early morning…

Finally with a chunk and a coughing sound the whine stabilizes to s shrill scream…

A light suddenly glows dimly in the darkness, closely followed by bright red and green lights.

The other eleven shapes now climb the metal ladder, one by one entering the darkness until the last one disappears…

IMG_1798The interior lights come on and resolve the shapes into twelve aviators burdened by flight gear, helmets, and the ancillary paraphernalia accompanying a twelve hour flight…

And another day starts, which won’t end until fourteen hours later…

Just another day in Naval Aviation…

Net Humor…

A week’s worth…

SUNDAY

Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Holland .. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat’s milk was used.

She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing. ‘These’ she explained, ‘Are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.’ She then asked, ‘What do you do in America with your old goats?’

A spry old gentleman answered, ‘They send us on bus tours!

MONDAY

The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex..

Worried the girl might become pregnant and adversely impact the family’s status, she consulted the family doctor.

The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion. He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms.

Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the mother told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms.

The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother, saying,

‘Oh Mom! You don’t have to worry about that! I’m dating Susan!’

TUESDAY

A man went to church one day and afterward he stopped to shake the preacher’s hand. He said, ‘Preacher, I’ll tell you, that was a damned fine sermon. Damned good!’

The preacher said, ‘Thank you sir, but I’d rather you didn’t use profanity.’

The man said, ‘I was so damned impressed with that sermon I put five thousand dollars in the offering plate!’

The preacher said, ‘No shit?’

WEDNESDAY

Brenda and Steve took their six-year-old son to the doctor.

With some hesitation, they explained that although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small penis.

After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, ‘Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem.’

The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pancakes in the middle of the table.

‘Gee, Mom,’ he exclaimed. ‘For me?’

‘Just take two,’ Brenda replied. ‘The rest are for your father.’

THURSDAY

One night, an 87-year-old woman came home from Bingo to find her 92-year-old husband in bed with another woman.. She became violent and ended up pushing him off the balcony of their 20th floor apartment, killing him instantly. Brought before the court, on the charge of murder, she was asked if she had anything to say in her own defense.

‘Your Honor,’ she began coolly,

‘I figured that at 92, if he could screw, he could fly.’

FRIDAY

A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa . ‘The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago.. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water.

However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?’

After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, ‘Wedding Cake.’

SATURDAY

Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, shows up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-year-old tall, tan and terrific “hoochie-mamma” who knocks everyone’s socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hangs over Bob’s arm and listens intently to his every word.

His buddies at the club are all aghast. At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, ‘Bob, how’d you get the trophy girlfriend?’ Bob replies, ‘Girlfriend? She’s my wife!’ They are knocked over, but continue to ask. ‘So, how’d you persuade her to marry you?’

‘I lied about my age’, Bob replies. ‘What, did you tell her you were only 50?’

Bob smiles and says, ‘No, I told her I was 90.’

h/t JP