Comments on: Shooting blanks from some hidden tanks? http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/ News, but not the serious kind Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:56:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CrowGirl http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412123 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:52:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412123 Giant smoke rings! So pretty! That’s made my day. That, and the use of the phrase “tank doillies”. I’m going to have to see if Knit_Nurse can make me one.

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By: DoctorDoll http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412103 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:57:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412103 That was Fort Campbell, not Germany, Georgia.

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By: GeorgiaPeach http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412088 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:51:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412088 O M G!!! Doc, I think you may have been stationed in Germany with Francis Dolarhyde. Did he have an impressive tattoo on his back? And a cleft palate?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9pfk3cyM uA&feature=related

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By: Wheelz2 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412087 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:34:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412087 @ spin If they are shooting blanks, then how in the world are they impregnated with smoke rings…. i’m just sayin.

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By: uncarastus http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412080 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:33:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412080 I am still snickering at the comment on ‘Tank Doilies!’ However, to be telling the truth, those rounds are only effective when utilizing Tanks/Donut Shaped one 1(ea)

Which means, to the non military types in here, a donut shaped tank.

And it is called a Cozy/Tank, Donut Shaped one 1(ea)

Semper Fudge!

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By: uncarastus http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412079 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:23:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412079 What I have found to be most effective,- to shut up a yapping mini dog when he and his owner is visiting across the street (to keep Aunty Remus out of her ‘kill ’em all and let God keep the count’ moods), is to hide myself in the vegetation and then to shoot bottle rockets at him. It works wonders on that ‘nuisance barker!’

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By: DoctorDoll http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412078 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:24:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412078 I don’t remember much of Graf, Shra. I think I’m confusing memories of training at Graf and Hohenfels. What I do remember is realizing that I could feel the vibrations from the tanks in my guts. We had to press our fingers against the other person’s cheekbone so that we could talk to each other. And the deep, cold mud. The tank driver would park his tank in the mud. Next morning, it would be frozen in place.

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By: Shra http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412066 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:42:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412066 I am waiting for you to explain what the Instructor expected you to see, Doctor Doll… the suspense is getting to me!

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By: Nosmo_King http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412065 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:42:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412065 Oh so those are smoke rings!
I thought they were large crocheted tank doilies – you park your tank on them so they don’t leave stains on the ground.

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By: DoctorDoll http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/06/15/shooting-blanks-from-some-hidden-tanks/comment-page-1/#comment-412064 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:04:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=63516#comment-412064 Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany, 1980. My memory is not what it once was, but in my memory, filtered through 30 years of therapy and many episodes of South
Park, my training there went something like this.

M-60 MBT approaches through smoke and fog. The mud quivers like jello. Tank fires.

Instructor: “Do you see?”

Me: “Uh, Mr. Sergeant, sir. Yea, uh, I didn’t really sign on for this. I’m supposed to be in a helicopter. Now, if you could just help me pull my legs out of this 4 feet of mud, I’ll be on my way.”

MBT approaches.

Instructor: “Do you see?”

Me: Okay, yea, I see. Yes, Sir. Uh, now if you’ll help me get this assault pack off my back, all 62 pounds of it, I’ll pull my face out of this mud and be on my way. I’ll just leave my boots right there in the mud. My socks, too. Hey, I’ll leave my pants, too.”

MBT nears.

Instructor: “Do you see?”

Me: Okay, I’ll just leave my feet in the mud. I think I hear my chopper leaving….

MBT nears, fires.

Instructor: “Do you see?”

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