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Cpl apez's Euro -propaganda
(05-12-2015, 05:31 AM)apez Wrote: a short one about a lieutenant-colonel named Nikke Pärmi, who was rather interesting fellow; at one point before the war when he was captain he had a fight with his superior who said that Pärmi would never make major, and even less lieutenant-colonel, and that if such a miracle were to happen he'd eat a hatfull of shit. When Pärmi then got promoted to lieutenant-colonel he called his former superior who by then had been deemed unfit for service and was working as a laborer at the "Home front", when the man answered the phone, Pärmi said "Lieutenant-colonel Pärmi speaking, I figure you have a hat?", at which point the man hung up.

At the beginning of Continuation war Pärmi was given a unit formed of inmates who had chosen to fight, the unit was called "Musta Nuoli"; "Black Arrow", and when he was inspecting the men he would stop to ask some of them what they had been in prison for, and when one man said "I killed a man", Pärmi replied: "Good, good, we do need professionals in this unit."

As you may have guessed, not everyone joined out of will to fight, but some joined to escape and defect to the Soviet side, and one morning a group of these guys had disappeared, leaving behind a note mocking Pärmi's accent (he pronounced "T" as "D", for the English translation I decided to go with "W" as "V"); "Vell vell, unfortunately for you ve decided to join the Russians", but as it turned out, the unit had orders to attack that day, and the would-be defectors were soon caught. When Pärmi saw them he said; "Vell vell, it vould seem that this time it's you vho are unfortunate."

Then another time, another commander was complaining how hard it was to get reinforcements, to which Pärmi replied: "My friend, all you need is right channels, when ever I need a hundred men I pick up the phone to call Kakola prison in Turku and order "Send the second floor here!""

Two additional anecdotes: as the first winter of the Continuation war started to approach & Pärmi's unit hadn't been supplied with adequate winter clothing despite several requests, Pärmi called the division commander to berate him and in general speaking his mind about what he thought of the general (a fellow "Jäger of Lockstedt", that is one of the volunteers trained by Prussian Army during WWI), the requested clothing arrived the next day.

After the war Pärmi became a manager of a factory, and when a few left-wing workers hung a picture of Stalin on a wall there, Pärmi told them to take it down, when the workers said that teh picture was going to stay exactly where it was, Pärmi asked "How do you figure it's going to stay in that spot when by tomorrow a door is going to be installed there?"

And yes, the door *was* installed in that exact spot.
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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I lost-

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Yowie on tater tot burritos: CombatWombat Ian old mate, that's an abomination and I want it 20 Jan 20:39



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(04-05-2016, 04:40 PM)IamIan Wrote: I lost-

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sounds about right, at least the Tallinn-Helsinki -cruises only last 1.5-2 hours, Helsinki-Stockholm -cruises last some 16 hours (and then there's the return trip)
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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What kind of ship do you ride on for that 2 hour trip to Estonia? A RORO vehicle ferry?
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(04-06-2016, 06:24 AM)soup Wrote: What kind of ship do you ride on for that 2 hour trip to Estonia? A RORO vehicle ferry?
ferries like this one:
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"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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Christ, that looks like a small cruise ship.
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(04-06-2016, 08:24 AM)soup Wrote: Christ, that looks like a small cruise ship.

because that's exactly what it is.
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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except without the funny shenanigans, only cruel and tragic.
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Can ANYONE who isn't Finnish speak Finnish? Like, at all?
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lot of bitching.<br /><br />- The Tao of Wombat
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(04-06-2016, 07:21 AM)apez Wrote:
(04-06-2016, 06:24 AM)soup Wrote: What kind of ship do you ride on for that 2 hour trip to Estonia? A RORO vehicle ferry?
ferries like this one:
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Looks like a depressing hell scape 
Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back.
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(04-07-2016, 06:31 AM)CombatWombat Wrote: Can ANYONE who isn't Finnish speak Finnish? Like, at all?

a couple of British teachers, an Iraqi guy in the next building, bunch of Russians I have met at parties etc. all have spoken pretty good Finnish (in most cases I can't even tell Finnish isn't their mother tongue)
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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meanwhile in Finland:


"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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earlier today as I was acquiring...supplies for Walpurgis night party I passed a rather typical scene: group of teenagers with beer cans in clear plastic bags and a police officer talking to them, officer asked them about their plans, to which they replied "drinking", when asked where, they answered honestly, when the cop asked if they should rethink their plans, one said "you can take me to somewhere else, then!", a couple minutes later the cop was escorting the joker to the patrol van, most likely to take him home and give the customary "we report all instances of underage drinking to social services" to his parents.
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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Is underage drinking less of a big deal there? Here in the USA it's like this weird dichotomy where it's illegal and frowned upon, but everyone expects it to happen.

half of the fun of being in the Air Force is watching the other branches get confused and outraged about it
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(04-30-2016, 04:46 AM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Is underage drinking less of a big deal there? Here in the USA it's like this weird dichotomy where it's illegal and frowned upon, but everyone expects it to happen.

Had a mate who went over to the US on exchange when he was 20, got caught with beer. Got arrested and had to go to court lol. 
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(04-30-2016, 04:46 AM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Is underage drinking less of a big deal there? Here in the USA it's like this weird dichotomy where it's illegal and frowned upon, but everyone expects it to happen.

here it's a known problem, while the police don't exactly look for drunk teenagers, when they spot some with alcohol they confiscate it, pour it to the gound in front of the teenager(s) and then take them home & have a talk with their parents (as well as contact social services, I know people who have lost custody of their children because the kid was caught drinking while underage by the police), people frown upon underage drinking, but the action they take when they see it happen varies, some report it immediately, some lecture the kids, some ignore it because not their business/better they drink in public places than innawoods where if something happens the emergency services won't get there until it's already too late etc.
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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(04-30-2016, 05:41 AM)Cybargs Wrote:
(04-30-2016, 04:46 AM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Is underage drinking less of a big deal there? Here in the USA it's like this weird dichotomy where it's illegal and frowned upon, but everyone expects it to happen.

Had a mate who went over to the US on exchange when he was 20, got caught with beer. Got arrested and had to go to court lol. 

Never knew anyone growing in New Orleans who got an MIP or whatever it's called. You can drink with your parents or an of age family member at any age at bars and restaurants according to the city's laws, but in reality, you're probably never going to get in trouble without one. Most that ever happened to me was a cop made me toss a Bud Lite I was drinking one Mardi Gras when I was 16. Besides that, started going to bars freshman or sophomore year of high school, as did most kids I knew. Nobody really seemed to give a shit.

I didn't realize how serious the rest of the country was about underage drinking until I joined the Marine Corps.
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And I never knew what an MIP was until I got to college. Where I was from, if you got caught with booze you went to lockup.

Louisiana has drive-thrus that serve alcohol, for Christ's sake. It's mind-boggling how you guys managed to lose the Civil War.
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(05-01-2016, 02:07 PM)soup Wrote: And I never knew what an MIP was until I got to college. Where I was from, if you got caught with booze you went to lockup.

Louisiana has drive-thrus that serve alcohol, for Christ's sake. It's mind-boggling how you guys managed to lose the Civil War.

Simple, most people down here called it "La guerres des confederes/Americains" or (The Confederate's/American's War). Acadians, poorer Creoles, gens de couleur libres couldn't have given two shits about states' rights or slavery. I have tin etching of an Acadien conscript on sentry duty. He's leaning on his musket with his leg shackled to a tree. They weren't generally enthused about going to fight a war between two countries they tried their darndest not to belong to.

I have yet to actually use a drive-thru daiquiri shop oddly-enough. I'll try one out when I go home next week. 
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Honestly last week was the first time I've been to one, and I've probably visited New Orleans at least 50 times. IMO a strawberry daiquiri is tastier than anything else on Earth. It's just a bonus that it's alcoholic.
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(05-01-2016, 06:04 PM)soup Wrote: Honestly last week was the first time I've been to one, and I've probably visited New Orleans at least 50 times. IMO a strawberry daiquiri is tastier than anything else on Earth. It's just a bonus that it's alcoholic.

I usually get 190 octane or the Piña Colada 
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random thought came to me, take a look at these two people whose names countless millions of people have seen, whether or not they have realized it, on TV:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonita_Pietila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gaynes

see, we can be funny if we want to
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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random video I found:




I still think he's going to get bored of throwing his clubs into water hazards in Cali & return to the rink by the start of the next season...
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
Reply
Hey Apez how does modern Finland view the old times when y'all were a part of the Swedish Empire? Was it fun times stomping on Catholics for the glory of Calvinist Jesus, or was it more of a REEEEEEEE SWEDES GET OUT kind of deal?

half of the fun of being in the Air Force is watching the other branches get confused and outraged about it
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(05-07-2016, 12:16 PM)SSgt Corvus Wrote: Hey Apez how does modern Finland view the old times when y'all were a part of the Swedish Empire? Was it fun times stomping on Catholics for the glory of Calvinist Jesus, or was it more of a REEEEEEEE SWEDES GET OUT kind of deal?

from what I see and hear people are proud of our contribution to various wars, esp. Thirty Years' War (hell, the socken (a Swedish word for parish) of which my home town was part of until '60s or so uses the fact that more hackapels were from there than any other parish in the area from which Hackapels were recruited as its biggest tourist attraction), while at the same time people are quick to remind each other of how Russian czars with the exception of Nicholas II all treated us far better than Sweden ever did.

mechanized exercise "Arrow 16":




starting tomorrow, there will be a lot of freedom flying in Finnish airspace:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3440370/US-sends-F-15-fighter-jets-Finland-joint-exercises-following-huge-military-drills-carried-Russia.html
"Lord is the guardian of the crazy and the drunk"
"Cats and drunkards have nine lives"
- Finnish sayings

"God must love crazy people, he made so many of them"

"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"

"Marines don't die, they just go to Hell and re-group"
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