No no no, I’m a rocket man…

March 10, 2011

RPG instructions490

Okay troops, listen up!

Some of you are new to using different kinds of rockets, so they’ve asked me, a Professor of Grenadery, to teach you some things.

rocket firing 340Hey private! You wanna stop using your rocket to pound in that tent stake and come over here?

Now first you should know that…

Yo buddy! In the brown jacket! Do you REALLY want that RPG resting against your cheek? They CAN go off by accident, you know.

And that guy next to you. Why am I SO sure he’s gonna stub his burning cigarette out on the grenade he’s holding? This is gonna be fun to watch…

Now troops, that jet flying overhead is carrying the entire Royal Family, so don’t touch your triggers until… Lamar, WHAT did I just tell you? Lamar!

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Top: A rebel holds a rocket-propelled grenade launcher (RPG) at a checkpoint in Brega, March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Right: A rebel fires a rocket at a Libyan air force jet loyal to Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi during a battle in the desert near Brega, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Silva/Folhapress

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Are they super glued together at the hips or something? Looks like wherever the guy with the launcher goes, the guy with the spare rocket is going, too. That or they are a song and dance team.

OOooh! A cute package in Victoria’s Secret pink on the ground in front of them. BG, that could be the secret! They are using the VS bras to launch the rockets!

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/03/04/welcome-to-brassieres-101-ladie s/

Doughnut. Please.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Which Royal Family are you talking about, Mr. B?
You can’t always blame Lamar you know…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hmmmm, launch anti-air missile, stand still and stare at it. Better hope it hits, or there is going to be one pissed off pilot looking for some revenge. I don’t see a lot of cover nearby to hide in either.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Hmm… methinks that’s a Stinger missile in the second picture, not a rocket. Captionman prolly got it wrong. Oh and that’s a Zapper coming towards me…AAAA!!!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Goran Tomasevic is a brave man too, Spin… standing there taking a pic whilst not knowing what cigarette man may do next is walking-talking courage!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I feel a song coming on, the chorus is something like…

Rocket the casbah, rocket the casbah…

the other lyrics are just blanks right now.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive

@Malteser – not a Stinger, but close. Any more, I’d be teaching… Not feeling like getting zapped.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Why everyone’s so obsessed about Libya? Go take a slide from the Pyramids or something… :-|

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Oh, lookie! The rebels are raising money for their cause by selling alarm clocks!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Dave, an anti-air missle? The rebels are rebelling against air now? Wow… these guys really need a hobby or something.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Lol!!! That was a good one, Jazz!! :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

haha…i had a brainwave just now and was going to connect the alarm clock blog to this one YET once again I was foiled by another comment! Second time now… I have to pull my socks and act faster!

BG, does Lamar offer a notification service or something of the sort to help with such situations? :)

@AllThatJazz, agreed 100% ;) Had that blog in mind too haha.

For the uninitiated, the link is here.
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/02/10/a-most-alarming-little-gadget/

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Yes, if you are uninitiated, come forward and I shall be happy to initiate you to the OW.. I mean,OE blog…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I don’t think you’re supposed to enjoy this, Shra.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Thanks Dave for the stinger clarification, and thanks Unca for telling me they are SA7 rocket launchers. That was educational! It spared me the zapper and lo and behold, I guess you’re in for one! :P

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

@Jazz, good one mate! :)

Now Mr. B. you can’t blame Shra for having so much fun like she is. You did get her that nice new taser for her birthday remember?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

And now, there are 3 people who need to be zapped…
Dave, Unca and yes, you, Malt.. coz you learnt!
Zappppppppppp!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ohhhh! I thought I would be spared the zapppp…my last one still hurts…not. :P I used an anti-zapping protective coating at $234.99 from W-S. You need another zapper, you can get that for 299.99 from W-S if you want. It’s got a universal charger too.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Lol, Malt, dont you know that things from W-S dont work the way they should? You might think that they were behind the missile alarm clocks… I am pretty sure they are…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

They don’t? I see…then that’s why she kept insisting I pay an extra $50 for a W-S Extended Warranty…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

I think the paper parcel at their feet contains the instruction book.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Unca, I’m a dinosaur when it comes to military weapons. My military area of expertise these days is assisting and protecting veterans and active military personnel. I serve on my state bar association’s committee on veteran and military affairs. I see this as one of my true callings in life. I am inspired to see how many attorneys who are veterans or active military rally to protect their military sisters and brothers.

Most do not know the difficulties faced by many veterans and active military personnel. Nor do most military personnel know very much about the federal and state laws that afford them protection. This we seek to address and correct.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

wow, Unca! So when is Nosmo going to be there? What will he be doing? With a whole box of signs, I’m guessing he has a new business. Is the GFM&DS opening a second location? And Baz is promoting Nosmo to management?

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive