Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Don’t forget to point

What type of chap are you? Are you the kind who doesn't care or the kind who points as required, even when not asked? Getting this right is so important. As you may be called upon to demonstrate. At that point everything changes and the observer effect comes into play. Fear or pride might become your companions. They are friends you can well do without. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tight jumpers at sea

Strange things happen at sea apparently. If not strange but there clearly appears to be an over abundance of hot water and a lack of fabric softener below decks as the leading seaman’s jumper (sweater for you American types) seems to have gone through the hot and fast cycle one too many times. No wonder he is annoyed. Also calling someone a sprog is not very nice, particulary around all the seamen on deck. And just what exactly are those other three experienced hands doing? Working hard at looking busy by the looks of them. The leading seaman has a right to be a touch... grumpy.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Have monocle will go the biff!

Some fellows are happy to go the biff under any condition. Shirts on or shirts off it’s all the same to them. It is worth noting the lack of upper body attire should provide the hopelessly obvious hint that Australians are involved. Sadly the fit looking chap in the middle dealing with the hapless meaty buffons is an Englishman. However when it comes to showing the world to have at it he is not a shy man. Have monocle will wage war - against friend or foe - is the right type of chap to have on your side. Heaven forbid if he were one of the enemy.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Uber Double Dipping

Did you know that Uber now offer a ride sharing option for military armoured fighting vehicles? However, as usual, be aware of  surge rates at peak times. Also of note is the introduction of an aquatic service using landing craft (vehicle) for those who need a fast exit for their intercontinental travel. Uber has drawn criticism for charging customers for both carriage services at once. 
A spokesperson for the organistion pointed out that customers were free to pursue their invasion plans as they saw fit, and if the service could not meet market expectations then that would be the time to examine other strategies
A member of the consumer watchdog group, Overlord is Overpriced, who refused to be identified is quoted as saying, " as a consumer, at these prices, I feel like we're the ones being invaded."

Friday, February 9, 2018

Stupid Idea number 34

Here's a stupid idea in case you're bereft of any stupid ideas. Find yourself an equally stupid friend. Bulldozerjack a suitable peice of earth moving equipment. Load a substantial amount of explosives to the bulldozer blade. Drive directly towards a number of fellows trying to kill you with heavy machinegun fire by trying to put bullets inside you from a distance. You want stupid? You got stupid.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Have cravat, will wage WAR!

A man in a cravat will always go forward. Others, the cravatless, will never be so sure. Mayhem. Chaos. Pandemonium. These mean little to the confirmed cravat wearer. The man who wears the cravat, (perhaps defined as a cravatateur?) understands control and how to mould order from random lunacy. As our hero implores "...D'YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?" to his cravatless quivering charge, the truth is self evident. No cravat, no thinking. No thought, no control. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

I'm not doing it! So there!

It never grows old, the old "that's what they want us to do, so we're not going to do it!" Sounds more like the lament of a tired teenager than that of a grizzled veteran.  Or is it just another obstinate male refusing to take direction?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Why ditch the drill?

There's a time for everything. But this is not one of those times. This is the time, in the limited time remaining to jettison all that was once held sacred and permanent. This is the time to throw more than just caution to the wind. When opportunities are so few why put your faith in any of them? Never have so many contradictions hit the water at the same time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunderland under distress

It's always sad to see a Sunderland under some distress. A truly magnificent aircraft deserves better than to be trounced by some nasty roving Ju88. Unfortunately in this instance all that ends does not end well. Without taking too much away from the story line, this particular flying boat is about to spend more time under the waves than on top of them. However, as pocket war comic book karma would have it, that leering enemy aircraft is about to join the Sunderland on the ocean floor. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Air Ace Picture Library 329 Contact!

Let me start by saying how much I hate Battler Britton and I need to really set aside my prejudices when I read a story with him in it.
Having said that Contact! is barely an OK story as very little time is spent in the sky over the convoys and more time is spent flouncing around French countryside with the French Resistance. Battler gets shot down or is forced to crash three times, and survives! He's at his superhero best/worst as he manages to fly an unknown German rocket plane with a propeller and  folding wings only known as the "Secret Plane", with little or no preparation. The only good thing about story is we also get to see a Sunderland flying boat, Liberator, Condor, Seafire, Spitfire, Lysander, Focke-Wulf, Walrus, and Ju 88.
Of course Battler also manages to down eight enemy aircraft, most of them from either his short flight in the "Secret Plane" or as a gunner in a Sunderland. He's so annoying!
Also it took me a little while to figure out what was happening with that cover. It has to do with that zooshing as the Spitfire leaves the catapult ramp on the cargo ship.

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