Saturday, August 17, 2013

"I love what you've done with the conning tower!"

While doing some reading about naval battles in the Mediterranean during WWII, I stumbled across this profile of a U-Boat commander.

It was the last line that gave me the giggles.


11 comments:

bobbie said...

I wonder if he belongs to the Bauhaus school of thinking?

Nurse Lilly said...

"These torpedoes are FAAAAAABULOUS!"

Anonymous said...

"Aye," said the kapitanlieutenant, "from the look in the cabin boy's eye, I'd say we're in for a blow!"

thethingspatientssay said...

"Hey, sailor...why don't you show me the poop deck?"

(sorry, that was bad)

Silliyak said...

Wanna see my periscope go up?

Stacey Gordon said...

Well afterall, he was....

"In the Navy..."
You can sail the 7 seas...
"In the Navy..."

Packer said...

6 years of war time submarine service, must have been one cool customer. I knew a guy who disarmed bombs in the big one and he was as unflappable as they come.
Psychiatrist should be studying these guys. We need more of the type and less of the "Reality TV Types"

Anonymous said...

you'll sing a different tune, if you ever crawl inside one of those WWII submarines on "display" in various docks, parks, etc... real men DO decorate!

Charles said...

I'll bet he was really good at making the most out of tight spaces.

RehabRN said...

Gotta ask the bubblehead at my house what he thinks of Herr Freiherr.

My submariner knows how to decorate: he can stash stuff in the smallest of spaces around the house (from years of practice with golf clubs, bowling balls and vinyl LPs on a nuclear sub).

awesomesauciness said...

Seriously, Dr. G, have you seen how tiny the interior compartments are on a U-boat? Only a truly dedicated interior decorator can turn all that negative space into one of form and functionality. Frankly, I'm surprised interior decorating wasn't a pre-req for u-boat captains.

 
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