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April 02, 2011

Overnight Thread-Squid Edition [CDR M]

Yes I know it's Caturday but I decided to change things up. You will still see cat related items, but not your typical cat-cat stuff.

Batting leadoff tonight, is the US Navy's F-14 Tomcat. A fine fighter in its heyday. Click play and enjoy.

Now, Felix the Cat has had a storied history of being associated with the military. In the late 1920s, the U.S. Navy's Bombing Squadron Two (VB-2B) adopted a unit insignia consisting of Felix happily carrying a bomb with a burning fuse. They retained the insignia through the 1930s when they became a fighter squadron under the designations VF-6B and, later, VF-3. After World War II, a U.S. Navy fighter squadron VFA-31 replaced its winged meat-cleaver logo with Felix the Cat. VFA-31, nicknamed the "Tomcatters," continues to use Felix the Cat today.

There is something else that has cat in it and that is the catapult. In use on our aircraft carriers to launch aircraft. Here's a humorous ditty made by someone in the Navy that got to do that fun little job of launching aircraft off a carrier. It's called Dirty Shooter.

Now let's try something a little different. It's a lost Dr. Seuss Tongue Twister.

This Is This Cat
This Is Is Cat
This Is How Cat
This Is To Cat
This Is Keep Cat
This Is A Cat
This Is Dumbass Cat
This Is Busy Cat
This Is For Cat
This Is Forty Cat
This Is Seconds Cat

Now go back and read the THIRD word in each line from the top.

Sorry about that. Couldn't resist but hey, it was cat related no?

Rum will like this. Disney Goes To War. It's a nice article on the history of how Disney got involved with military units to help design logos for ships, aircraft and whatever else needed some artwork. In one of my previous jobs, I had the privledge to fly the Catbird, a VP-3A that was an executive P-3 modified for VIP's out of Sigonella, IT and it still flies with an original Disney logo on its nose. Here is Catbird's history.
In 1999, a particular interest was generated about the historic value of CATBIRD. The name and pictures were researched and with the help of a local Italian aviation enthusiast and the Walt Disney archives, the CATBIRD design was found. The Catbird name and original design from Walt Disney was presented to ADM James O. Ellis with a request to reapply the art back onto the aircraft for the 40th year anniversary of the "CATBIRD Unit." Not only did he agree to the reapplication but also sent 2 brand new one dollar bills as a renewal payment to the Chairman of Walt Disney and thanking him for an "act of kindness" which created the logo 40 years earlier. The CATBIRD insignia and callsign has renewed a special interest in and around the European theater and along the Eastern Coast of the United States. The reintroduction of the art on the aircraft not only preserves the history of the unit but also serves as a preservation of Naval Tradition. When someone mentions "CATBIRD" everyone knows who you are talking about.

Cops Arrest Man For Pretending To Be An Inspector Of Naked Body Massages. Tis true. I can't believe the massage parlor owner didn't call BS on this earlier. Inspector of Naked Body Massages. Yeah, right.

Former Illinois cop Edward Justin La Porte is being arraigned today after walking into a Lake Forest, California massage parlor in January impersonating a police officer.

According to police reports, La Porte showed the manager of the unnamed massage parlor a pistol and a badge under the guise of being a “massage parlor inspector”. The manager allowed La Porte access to the establishment where La Porte walked around with a clipboard and took notes.

La Porte then allegedly demanded a massage from the manager due to his gun holster “hurting his shoulder.” When the manager sent a masseuse in to take care of him, La Porte was allegedly found entirely nude on the massage table.

Now this guy must've crossed the path of a black cat before this Mega Millions drawing. Worker Skips Office Mega Pool-Loses Out On Share Of $319M. I don't care what he says in the article, he's kicking himself for not pitchin' in $2.

This is for Ohio Dan. Everest Revealed From A Hot Air Balloon A Mile Above. It's a few years old but impressive none the less.

I thought this article was timely. Going Bananas Over Radiation.
After the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the NRC detected radioactive iodine in local milk at levels of 20 picocuries/liter,[6] a dose much less than one would receive from ingesting a single banana. Thus a 12 fl oz glass of the slightly radioactive milk would have about 1/75th BED (banana equivalent dose).

Nearly all foods are slightly radioactive. All food sources combined expose a person to around 40 millirems per year on average, or more than 10% of the total dose from all natural and man-made sources.

Now the odds are high that some of you have seen this before. I hadn't until this morning but it sure made me laugh.

This could be a breakthrough study. Masturbation Calms Restless Leg Syndrome. Fap away morons. It's for your health!

An orgasm provides one of the biggest natural blasts of dopamine available to us. When Gert Holstege at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and colleagues scanned the brains of ejaculating men, he said the resulting images resembled scans of heroin rushes.

This temporary increase in dopamine may act in a similar way to drugs that mimic the hormone, granting the man in question enough relief from his restless legs to allow him a full night's sleep.

While the proverbial five-knuckle shuffle has already been shown to protect men against prostate cancer and ease hay fever, researchers have yet to discover any detrimental side effects to the visual system.

Heh. The Red Dawn remake producers get the Taiwan News treatment.

OK Peaches and ChemJeff, you didn't really think I wouldn't put up a kitteh video did you? Here you go:

Time for Name This Actress:

Name this fine actress

Seeing as I called this the Squid edition and the fact that navycopjoe gets upset at all the brown shoe videos, I decided to throw him a bone on this one. It's a spoof of a band called The Lonely Island of a video called I'm On A Boat. The original had Andy Sandberg from SNL in it with T-Pain. WARNING. WARNING. There is some very, very salty language. NSFW!

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