Looks like that one passed the test!

September 21, 2011

Sarge, look sharp. I’ve got a job for you.

Sure thing, Captain, Sir!

We’ve captured all these big weapons from the Gaddafi loyalists, and we need to test ’em.

Can you take care of that? And start with that big anti-aircraft gun over there!

Jeez, Sir, I can only think of one way to “test” an anti-aircraft gun….

Well, then it’s a good thing we’re close to a civilian airport, right? Who’s your best man for the job, Sarge?

That would be Hookah Joe. You give him a comfy chair and his water pipe, and he’ll test those weapons all day long.

But his chair isn’t even facing the anti-aircraft gun.

Relax, Captain, we’ve got 10 minutes before the next scheduled departure!

Say, Sarge, what’s he got in that big blue container, anyway?

Could be water, could be gasoline. Ya never know, with Hookah Joe….

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Top: An anti-Gaddafi fighter tests an anti-aircraft gun southwest of Sirte, one of Muammar Gaddafi’s last remaining strongholds, September 16, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Left: An anti-Gaddafi fighter fires a multiple-rocket launcher near Sirte, the hometown of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

More stuff from Oddly Enough


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

Lol, I like the sound of Hookah Joe, though he doesnt look as messy as a Sloppy Joe… That could be the future though?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Urk – second picture is a 107mm rocket. Been a little too close for comfort to the receiving end of a few of those. Fortunately, the chowderheads here don’t have advanced launching systems like the one in the pic….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

@Dave: Your knowledge astounds me. Wowza.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

I fire off a haiku in your general direction:

Test some big weapons
Multiple rocket launchers
An exciting task

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

If somebody is shooting rockets like that at Dave, I’m guessing he works in New York City.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Nice touch, the hookah, the cigarette and the gasoline together… maybe with a few explosives lying around. These people sure know how to live.

Posted by grok | Report as abusive

That’s the option package I want on my next Mitsubishi! Just the thing for the morning commute!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Jazz: We all know that love is what makes a Subaru … a Subaru, so you’re right that this is probably an options package for a Mitsubishi.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Do you think it’s the weight or the recoil that makes the truck that low on the back axles?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

An acquaintance of mine and his two sons were seriously injured in a car-bombing incident last night. No kidding. I don’t feel like being light and carefree today.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Doc – so sorry.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

@Doc: I am very sorry to hear that. I hope that they receive the care they need and are doing OK.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

He was released from the hospital this a.m. His two boys are not nearly so well.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Sorry to hear Doc. Hope the boys recover quickly.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive