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(Daily Mail)   How Fark is just like the Napoleonic Royal Navy: Hundreds of men and boys struggling to breathe rank air, subsisting on beef, pork, and gallons of beer   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 98
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2010-01-22 10:17:56 AM
Napoleonic Royal Navy... ? lolwut

Napoleon and his ilk took care of the French Royalty via "the widow"

Meh... I'm picking nits. I'll assume you meant the Napoleonic ERA Royal Navy... right
 
2010-01-22 10:23:54 AM
OlafTheBent: Meh... I'm picking nits. I'll assume you meant the Napoleonic ERA Royal Navy... right

Yep. The article is about HMS Invincible.
 
2010-01-22 10:55:20 AM
Napoleonic Royal Navy?!

Killick, Killick there! R,ig up the grating and add submitter to the defaulters list.
 
2010-01-22 11:25:28 AM
I've seen that painting... very cool

/My favourite ship was the Bellerophon
 
2010-01-22 11:59:28 AM
There are no women on the internet, so that sounds about right, except for the obvious omission of Cheetos.
 
2010-01-22 12:50:13 PM
"Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." - Winston Churchill
 
2010-01-22 12:50:29 PM
lies. i don't drink?
 
2010-01-22 12:52:06 PM
Do Farkers eat the lesser of two weevils?
 
2010-01-22 12:53:51 PM
MasterThief: "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." - Winston Churchill

Came for sodomy and the lash. Leaving with no small amount of discomfort.
 
2010-01-22 12:56:03 PM
theorellior: Do Farkers eat the lesser of two weevils?

Bud-dum-ching! Try the veal.
 
2010-01-22 12:56:42 PM
Uzzah

MasterThief: "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." - Winston Churchill

Came for sodomy and the lash. Leaving with no small amount of discomfort.



Try more lube next time.

Also, it doesn't count when you are in the Navy. At least that is what my CPO told me.
 
2010-01-22 12:56:51 PM
a6.vox.com
 
2010-01-22 12:57:30 PM
MasterThief: "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." - Winston Churchill

What's wrong with that? It sounds like a fraternity, and fraternities are always fun.
 
2010-01-22 12:57:45 PM
Apparently submitter has never seen a vegetarian thread, the amount of vegans that come out of the woodwork is amazing. I think half of fark is closeted vegetarians.
 
2010-01-22 12:58:00 PM
I read some naval history books on this. NAM Rodger is awesome. Check out "The Wooden World".

Yea conditions sucked, but Royal Navy sailors generally had it better than workmen on land. More open and equal society as well.

First case of slave and freed black legal testimony getting a white man jail time and execution were in the Royal Navy.
 
2010-01-22 12:59:27 PM
Napoleonic era soldiers often did not fear battle, in fact they were excited for it, contrary to popular belief many regiments sustained few casualties (albeit some were obliterated)

It wasn't the battle that killed soldiers, it was the campaigning.
(see Napoleon's invasion of Russia)

/Never start a land war in Asia
//Never invade Russia in the winter. ever.
 
2010-01-22 12:59:32 PM
"The cabin boy, the cabin boy, the nasty little nipper.
He filled his ass with broken glass and circumsized the skipper."
 
2010-01-22 01:01:15 PM
FarkinHostile: Uzzah

MasterThief: "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." - Winston Churchill

Came for sodomy and the lash. Leaving with no small amount of discomfort.


Try more lube next time.

Also, it doesn't count when you are in the Navy. At least that is what my CPO told me.


A buddy of mine was a submariner in the US Navy until recently, the stories that he's told me about down time on a sub confirm this theory.

Lets just say the men that run those boats are... differently wired.
 
2010-01-22 01:01:27 PM
...and hoping for BIE?
 
2010-01-22 01:01:49 PM
theorellior: Do Farkers eat the lesser of two weevils?

Win.
 
2010-01-22 01:03:17 PM
img.snlarc.jt.org

Thank you, Mr. Spunk. Gentlemen, we have on board a young man whose name is Miles Cowperthwaite! And I have promised his guardian to teach him the man's life at sea! To show him man's ports, such as Key West and San Fransisco! I expect him to be treated manfully!
 
2010-01-22 01:03:39 PM
I think gorgor started drinking his urine before the water ran out.

/Black Adder
 
2010-01-22 01:04:22 PM
rebelyell2006: What's wrong with that? It sounds like a fraternity, and fraternities are always fun.

All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.
 
2010-01-22 01:06:11 PM
FarkinHostile: Also, it doesn't count when you are in the Navy. At least that is what my CPO told me.

I think I'd run like smoke and oakum.
 
2010-01-22 01:10:31 PM
I'm currently a little drunk and my last meal was a chilli cheese hot dog, so I"m getting a real kick out of this headline.
 
2010-01-22 01:11:19 PM

Mr. Hornblower!

lh4.ggpht.com
 
2010-01-22 01:11:47 PM
theorellior: rebelyell2006: What's wrong with that? It sounds like a fraternity, and fraternities are always fun.

All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.


What you talking 'bout Willis? I belong to an older tradition than Greek frats. And I've seen first-hand how they operate. Drinking, hazing, all sorts of pointless abuse. Paddlings, alcohol poisoning, etc. There's nothing as annoying as seeing a guy throw up all night on a Tuesday because the brothers were forcing him to drink, as a test to see if he had what it takes to be a brother. That is not brotherhood.

Not to mention seeing the pledges popping out of a frat hall crawl-space, paired up and holding hands with brothers. Can you honestly see something like that and not expect some sort of sodomy involved? Do they get top-shelf pussy that the rest of us have no access to? I wouldn't know, but I do know they hang out with the sororities quite a bit, and those "ladies" are no true ladies. They are whores first and students second. And they aren't even that attractive compared to non-Greek ladies.
 
2010-01-22 01:12:37 PM
Dear Sir,
As a naval officer I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism. It is well known that we now have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the RAF who now suffer the largest casualties in this area. And what do you think the Argylls ate in Aden. Arabs?
Yours etc.
Captain B.J. Smethwick
in a white wine sauce with shallots, mushrooms and garlic.
 
2010-01-22 01:15:30 PM
theorellior: rebelyell2006: What's wrong with that? It sounds like a fraternity, and fraternities are always fun.

All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.


Yea. Roommate was a frat man. He got his ass kicked every day for two months before they actually accepted him into the fraternity. I'll make my own friends, thank you. I'm not so lame that I have to take beating after beating after beating and STILL pay an annual dues to get friends. Pussy or not. (And the "pussy" that is touted by frat boys are lies and illusions to recruit more boys into their gay clubs.)
 
2010-01-22 01:17:55 PM
Headline is wrong because libs can't drink.
 
2010-01-22 01:18:37 PM
Father Jack Hacket: Napoleonic Royal Navy?!

Killick, Killick there! R,ig up the grating and add submitter to the defaulters list.


Just so. I see what you did there sir, a glass with you! And while we're on the topic, which one of those weevils would you pick?
 
2010-01-22 01:22:18 PM
I love the stories about how they'd go to the bars and pick up guys who had passed out and put them on a ship before they woke up, "congrats you joined the army!"

hehe even better were they real drunks who'd finish their tour after being enlisted in such a fashion and go to the bar as soon as they got back to celebrate, get wates and pass out and wake up for a secound (or third) tour
 
2010-01-22 01:22:37 PM
"Man, oh man, I hate those fancy lads."
 
2010-01-22 01:25:04 PM
Long we've tossed on the rolling main, now we're safe ashore, Jack.
Don't forget yer old shipmate, faldee raldee raldee raldee rye-eye-doe!

Since we sailed from Plymouth Sound, four years gone, or nigh, Jack.
Was there ever chummies, now, such as you and I, Jack?

Long we've tossed on the rolling main, now we're safe ashore, Jack.
Don't forget yer old shipmate, faldee raldee raldee raldee rye-eye-doe!
 
2010-01-22 01:25:46 PM
Oops...

theorellior: rebelyell2006: What's wrong with that? It sounds like a fraternity, and fraternities are always fun.

All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.



"Man, oh man, I hate those fancy lads."
 
2010-01-22 01:26:21 PM
Starryeyes: There are no women on the internet, so that sounds about right, except for the obvious omission of Cheetos.

Cheetos are women?
 
2010-01-22 01:26:31 PM
Thunderpipes: Headline is wrong because libs can't drink.

I'd like to have a word w/ you...
 
2010-01-22 01:28:16 PM
www.pollystaffle.com
Ill go with the Pirates thanks..
 
2010-01-22 01:30:13 PM
tuffsnake: I love the stories about how they'd go to the bars and pick up guys who had passed out and put them on a ship before they woke up, "congrats you joined the navy!"

One of the reasons for the War of 1812 between the US and England.
 
2010-01-22 01:36:47 PM
cookiefleck: Thunderpipes: Headline is wrong because libs can't drink.

I'd like to have a word w/ you...


Let me guess, St. Pauly Girl and you drink 5 and are tipsy? No, libs can't really drink, hence the beer snobbery around here. Drinking ability defines a man, you can tell a man's drinking ability by his beliefs. A limp wristed lib simply cannot drink, they don't have the intelligence or guts.
 
2010-01-22 01:39:40 PM
Thunderpipes: Let me guess, St. Pauly Girl and you drink 5 and are tipsy? No, libs can't really drink, hence the beer snobbery around here. Drinking ability defines a man, you can tell a man's drinking ability by his beliefs. A limp wristed lib simply cannot drink, they don't have the intelligence or guts.

Once upon a time there were three billy goats, who were to go up to the hillside to make themselves fat, and the name of all three was "Gruff."

On the way up was a bridge over a cascading stream they had to cross; and under the bridge lived Thunderpipes, with eyes as big as saucers, and a nose as long as a poker.
 
2010-01-22 01:41:35 PM
stuffy: Ill go with the Pirates thanks..

Jesse Jane went to my high school, lol!
 
2010-01-22 01:42:09 PM
"The fighting Temeraire?"

www.cineralia.com
 
2010-01-22 01:51:55 PM
"It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash" Which cruise line is this and do I have to pay extra?
 
2010-01-22 01:53:36 PM
theorellior: ...and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.

img.snlarc.jt.org

It all sounds so,,,Manly
 
2010-01-22 02:02:10 PM
Subby left out the pederasty.
 
2010-01-22 02:06:27 PM
Starryeyes: There are no women on the internet, so that sounds about right, except for the obvious omission of Cheetos.

and crusty tube sox.
 
2010-01-22 02:08:11 PM
"COOK: Usually an old seaman who had lost a limb in battle, he wasn't required to have any culinary skills."

So pretty much the same as modern British cuisine then.
 
2010-01-22 02:11:26 PM
Tax Boy: "The fighting Temeraire?"

Unleash the Divine Wind!

/not obscure here
//only read 3 of them.... maybe 4 can't remember
 
2010-01-22 02:16:05 PM
Looks like Tax Boy and Astrey beat me in posting Naomi Novik references...

Hopefully Peter Jackson makes a decent set of films out of it...
 
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