Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trench Coat Trouble

Those naughty captains! What have they been doing? They must have done something really really bad if the C.O. needs to push his pencil into the desk, a clear sign of outrage by the commanding classes. You know things have really gotten severely out of hand when the phrase 'own good' is used in sentence. How bad can it be? Is one wearing Burberry and the other wearing Aquascutum? There are lesser crimes of course, but none greater than showing disunity to the men.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

...but no chicks, man!

Being a pilot has so many benefits. Fast aircraft, fast cars, fast friends...but as it appears (or doesn't appear to be more accurate) that women, girls, sweethearts, the fairer sex, special friends, lady friends, female colleagues, wives, sisters or mothers do not appear to be a part of this fast, and sometimes short, life.
Women are strangely absent from the pages of pocket war comics. It's not like they've been written out of history it's more like they've never been written in.

Friday, November 25, 2016

There's a lot of music I don't like.

Is there really a need to do this kind of thing? I believe in a listen and let listen policy. You can always tell a lot about a person by the radio station they profess they listen to. Many a quick conclusion has been drawn, similar in manner when casual dress day is encountered in the workplace, concerning colleagues and others when it comes to radio station choice. Music is personal. It is defining. There is no excuse to go around bombing radio stations.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Time for a Battler Britton reboot.

If other lesser mortals and immortals can be reimagined then why can't Battler? I know he's highly unlikeable. He's always right, he's never wrong, he's a big 'told you so', his plans always work, he's able to fly any aircraft, he always shoot down the King's enemies, he always knows what to do, he can always get out of a tight spot, his superiors rely on him, his men adore him, his colleagues respect him, he's resilient, he's resourceful, and the list goes on and on. So why no reboot? Why no overworked back story? Why no introduction of a sinister side? Why no spandex uniform? Come on Hollywood! You don't have to be an American to be a superhero...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When you've got it...

...everybody wants it. Time to give it away and indulge or time to pull a number of favours for use later? If you were clearly in demand what would you do? Don't let the doomsayers and fun sponges take away from your moment with the chaps. Stick up for your rights and let everyone get a turn.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Will it ever stop?

Schoolboy humour. Will it ever go away? Could it ever get more hopeless than this? Oh the sniggering...the restrained giggles, the mindless repetition, the unprovoked recitation. Childish? Guilty as charged!

Monday, November 14, 2016

That's how you captain.

A note to all captains of military, of sporting of industry observe, learn, understand, and apply what you see here. Leadership is more than a rank or a privilege or a reward for years of service. If it is your turn to take the reigns reject the situation until you are ready to do it properly.
So when you are ready to take a man in the mid-upper position, particularly a new fellow, remember to lead with your moustache. This is more than providing your best appearance first. This is not a shallow display of uniform. This is about demonstrating confidence.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Feuer! Feuer! Feuer!

It's a funny looking word. It looks like it should sound, but it also looks like it could be another word pretending to sound like something else. Repeat it to yourself a number of times and it will change from your first pronunciation to your last. Saying it loudly will be very different to saying softly.
Perhaps it's not so funny looking after all...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Why do sailors like buttons?

What is it with sailors and buttons. Old school naval jackets, even though very fetching, are awash with buttons. The good guys, the bad guys, even the indifferent guys all appear to appreciate an extra brass button or two. Notwithstanding the natural benefits of the alloy in the circumstances and environment, perhaps there are other forces at play? Perhaps they just look good. Even the bad guys and their inherent evil intent can have their good looking button day.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Stuka Sunday!

Time for Stuka Sunday. Three of us. One of you. Three of us. Three of us. One of you. Three of us. What will you do?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kit on or off?

When you're in a hurry, making decisions can come second to opportunity or common sense. Kit on or kit off? Down here or up on the deck? The only thing you know is you have to be quick. Perhaps a combination of being up on deck with kit on or off is the way to go? Just as long as you can get your ship moving...

Friday, November 4, 2016

Stop touching me!

Some people like to be close as friends. Some people get close to be friends. Some people just push the whole getting close and touching behaviour too far by getting close and touching. Don't fall for the "have patience, you're not going to die" schtick. Unwanted attention is unwanted!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

This is how you suave.

OK. The news is bad. No it's worse than that. It is a hell that you couldn't possibly imagine, until now. Even though you can't see it you can begin to hear the screams of the damned and feel the radiating heat start to melt your hair cream. All the fears and regrets you have ever held are pushed aside and replaced by something you instantly know is worse.
Yet there you stand. Suave as ever.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Room for two on the raft...

Devotees will argue, many years later, that there was ample room on the raft for both Rose and Jack. Why Jack chose to sacrifice himself, if this were the case, is the subject of much speculation. Whatever the reason, the consequence is Rose was able to go on and lead a full and exciting life.
Jack may be gone're here in my heart and my heart will go on and on.

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