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Back to work! That tank ain’t gonna pull itself!

May 28, 2008

tank-crop-160.jpgBlog Guy, I’m enlisting in the Army. They say they will guarantee I’ll become a “tank-puller.” You’re the expert on careers. Does that sound like a good deal?

No, it does not. Do the guys in this photo seem to have a dream job? And it can get a lot worse – sometimes tanks have to go up steep hills.

I never thought of it that way! I’m gonna insist on just being a downhill puller!

Hang on. If you are very clever, you may be able to figure out why pulling a big honking tank DOWNHILL might pose hazards, as well.

Oh, I’m so confused! What do I want to be, then?

You want to be the guy INSIDE the tank, sitting at the loudspeaker making rumbling and shooting sounds. Tell the recruiter I said so.

More bad Army jobs: Holler if you see a flame! and “Give ‘er another thump!”

tank-360.jpgBelarus strongmen Kirill Shimko (L) and Pavel Soroka pull a T-34 tank at the “Stalin’s line” World War II memorial 20 miles from Minsk, May 18, 2008. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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If that doesn’t cure your constipation, I don’t know what will.

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I’m glad we tried this on the ground. My parachute sucks!

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Too bad we couldn’t get that Swiss jet wing guy to come out and play kite with us. Tokarev the Tank Guy is nowhere near as fun.

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Next week, two very short Belarus strongmen pull a deuce and a half.

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“If the stupid b*stard lets it run out of fuel again he can pull his bloody self”

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