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2012-06-12 10:52:38 AM  
Damn you, Alanis!
 
2012-06-12 11:42:43 AM  

i172.photobucket.com

 
2012-06-12 12:03:44 PM  
Was he wearing a red shirt?
 
2012-06-12 12:04:10 PM  
28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?
 
2012-06-12 12:04:21 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


*shakes tiny fist*

That was fast.
 
2012-06-12 12:04:25 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


Came to ask this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-12 12:04:37 PM  
28, and daughter graduating HS?

Precocious seaman?
 
2012-06-12 12:05:33 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Read the headline again.

/understandable error
 
2012-06-12 12:05:53 PM  
28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?
 
2012-06-12 12:05:55 PM  

elmoron: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?
Came to ask this. Leaving satisfied.


Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?



Came to ask THIS. Not leaving satisified.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:03 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Reading comprehension: I fails.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:44 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Pro-tip: always a good idea to take a deep breath and re-read the thread title again before making a comment on it so you don't sound dumb.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:44 PM  

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


Ah, right. Yeah, now I see it.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:46 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


SevenizGud: 28, and daughter graduating HS?

Precocious seaman?


If you read the headline, or the article, all will be revealed.
 
2012-06-12 12:07:32 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


SevenizGud: 28, and daughter graduating HS?

Precocious seaman?


28 years IN THE NAVY not 28 years old. I did a double take too when I read TFA as "the 28 year old master chief...."

A true lifer indeed.
 
2012-06-12 12:08:42 PM  
Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor
 
2012-06-12 12:10:18 PM  
It's because Subby put a hyphen between year and Navy. This business will get out of control.
 
2012-06-12 12:10:38 PM  

kvinesknows: sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


There's reading comprehension and then there's being clear in your writing. Subby failed miserably at the second, thereby inviting others to fail at the first.

Ultimately, the first burden is for the author to write clearly. If you obfuscate (or just plain screw it up) you don't really get to complain when people misunderstand.
 
2012-06-12 12:10:45 PM  
also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?
 
2012-06-12 12:10:57 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


I read it that way too, at first. I think FARK may be making us all cynical SOBs
 
2012-06-12 12:11:06 PM  

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor



This guy died in his bunk.
 
2012-06-12 12:11:19 PM  
Too bad McCoy couldn't've slipped him one of those pills before he succumbed.

Thirty cc's of inopropylene, STAT!
 
2012-06-12 12:11:47 PM  

basemetal: [i172.photobucket.com image 640x420]


+1.

RIP Master Chief, you seem to have raised a fine family, and served us all well.
 
2012-06-12 12:11:58 PM  

kvinesknows: also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?


salutatorian is second in class
 
2012-06-12 12:12:00 PM  

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.


He apparently died in his bunk, which makes me suspect natural causes. Still, with a community of 5000 or so people (roughly the complement of a carrier with air wing embarked) in a confined space with a fully functioning airport on the roof, I'd expect that one fatality every few months would almost be expected.
 
2012-06-12 12:12:53 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


He might have been.
 
2012-06-12 12:14:38 PM  
Well don, Sir. Thank you for your service.

God's speed.
 
2012-06-12 12:14:44 PM  
I don't think the fact that he died one day before her graduation makes his death more tragic then it would be otherwise.
 
2012-06-12 12:17:15 PM  

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


No harder than sentence structure. I had to read it a couple times to get it right, too.

/are news readers more sincere when they're standing up?
 
2012-06-12 12:17:32 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


done.
 
2012-06-12 12:18:55 PM  
His daughter considered it an early graduation present.
 
2012-06-12 12:19:27 PM  

akula: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

He apparently died in his bunk, which makes me suspect natural causes. Still, with a community of 5000 or so people (roughly the complement of a carrier with air wing embarked) in a confined space with a fully functioning airport on the roof, I'd expect that one fatality every few months would almost be expected.


Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.
 
2012-06-12 12:20:56 PM  

Tricky Chicken: akula: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

He apparently died in his bunk, which makes me suspect natural causes. Still, with a community of 5000 or so people (roughly the complement of a carrier with air wing embarked) in a confined space with a fully functioning airport on the roof, I'd expect that one fatality every few months would almost be expected.

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.


This was before dont ask dont tell wasn't it?
 
2012-06-12 12:25:35 PM  

Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.


A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.
 
2012-06-12 12:26:14 PM  

akula: kvinesknows: sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

There's reading comprehension and then there's being clear in your writing. Subby failed miserably at the second, thereby inviting others to fail at the first.

Ultimately, the first burden is for the author to write clearly. If you obfuscate (or just plain screw it up) you don't really get to complain when people misunderstand.


Its VERY common to refer to people who have served a long time in a certain job/position/company.


XX year man/woman to identify how long they have served.
 
2012-06-12 12:26:22 PM  
"He really loved his job,"
sad
Perhaps a bit too much though?
 
2012-06-12 12:27:15 PM  

One Bad Apple: Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.

A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.


or is into erotic asphyxiation
 
2012-06-12 12:27:53 PM  

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


Wow, the comment that you made on this form that people are posting in attempting to belittle the confusion many felt at the oddly worded headlinie submission of the person that submitted this article to Fark, has prompted a number of retorts implying that you are an insufferable douche from the very people that were confused by the headline that you seem to be defending...such as.
 
2012-06-12 12:28:38 PM  

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor


So said my sister. She did a tour on the Reagan.
 
2012-06-12 12:31:38 PM  

kvinesknows: Its VERY common to refer to people who have served a long time in a certain job/position/company.


That it may be. Still, the way subby wrote the headline (extra hypen between "year" and "Navy," for example) leaves the reader wondering if subby forget to add "old." Furthermore, most servicemembers are on the younger end of the scale; a 28 year old sailor is more common than those with 28 years of service. Looking at TFA and seeing he was a MCPO should have been enough of a clue (28 year olds aren't master chiefs).

When I saw the daughter had graduated high school I had to go back and reread the headline to make sure I read what I thought I did. High school grads are usually 17-18 years old... it's just not likely for a 10 year old to father a child- possible, but probably not how this went down. Sure enough, my brain had added "old" in there.

IMO, subby should have omitted any reference to years of service or reworded it for clarity. Something along the lines of "Sailor with 28 years of service..." or somesuch. It would completely remove the likelihood of misunderstanding without ruining any sense of flow.
 
2012-06-12 12:32:12 PM  
That sucks. I got to see the Enterprise in person several years back when I went to visit my buddy in the navy at Norfolk. He took me for a drive down to the shipyard to show me his ship and the others. They are all just monstrous but the carriers take the cake. The Enterprise was there and it just blew my mind.
 
2012-06-12 12:32:30 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Came here to note this.

/leaving satisfied
 
2012-06-12 12:33:01 PM  

kvinesknows: akula: kvinesknows: sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

There's reading comprehension and then there's being clear in your writing. Subby failed miserably at the second, thereby inviting others to fail at the first.

Ultimately, the first burden is for the author to write clearly. If you obfuscate (or just plain screw it up) you don't really get to complain when people misunderstand.

Its VERY common to refer to people who have served a long time in a certain job/position/company.


XX year man/woman to identify how long they have served.


True, but I think in that case, '28-year Navy sailor,' would be more appropriate. It was the final hyphen that got me,
 
2012-06-12 12:33:40 PM  
Does math....this guy went to boot the year before I did...wow do I feel old...
 
2012-06-12 12:35:23 PM  

One Bad Apple: Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.

A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.


Of the two that I knew of, One was a a guy that wasn't feeling well and went to sick call. They gave him a cold pack (pseudaphed, tylenol, and cough drops) and sent him to get some sleep. He never woke up.

The other was a female that was reportedly healthy as far as anybody knew. She did not appear for her duty station and was discovered unresponsive in her rack. Her cause of death was not publicly disclosed to the crew.


FWIW, when somebody dies at sea, we put them in the refrigerators with the food. (they might put them in the freezer)
 
2012-06-12 12:36:45 PM  
Came for the red shirt joke, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-12 12:36:56 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


I don't think that's funny at all
 
2012-06-12 12:37:51 PM  

Tricky Chicken: kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

Wow, the comment that you made on this form that people are posting in attempting to belittle the confusion many felt at the oddly worded headlinie submission of the person that submitted this article to Fark, has prompted a number of retorts implying that you are an insufferable douche from the very people that were confused by the headline that you seem to be defending...such as.


well I am an insufferable douche
 
2012-06-12 12:38:21 PM  
Graduation ceremonies are the worst. He really didn't miss much there.
 
2012-06-12 12:39:21 PM  

Tricky Chicken: The other was a female that was reportedly healthy as far as anybody knew. She did not appear for her duty station and was discovered unresponsive in her rack. Her cause of death was not publicly disclosed to the crew.


Too much semen.
 
2012-06-12 12:41:00 PM  
"Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Kessler served in the Navy for 28 years.

"He really loved his job," said his wife Anne Kessler.

But more than his job, he loved his family. He had two children and was married to his wife Anne for 23 years."


If he really loved his family he would not be in the military where he would be away from them for months at a time. The man loved the Navy, but he obviously did NOT love his family.

/This is not a troll, but is a lesson on proper trollilng.
 
2012-06-12 12:42:01 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?

I don't think that's funny at all


Let me guess, Star Wars fan?
 
2012-06-12 12:46:06 PM  
kvinesknows

28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

Remember those idiots next time they push one position or the other in some political/scientific diatribe.
 
2012-06-12 12:47:09 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.


If you had a random population sample of 5000 people, sure, you could expect a few deaths. The very young and the very old are very susceptible to disease, then there's old age, heart problems, diabetes, etc. The crew on a naval vessel, however, is anything but random. They're generally young adults, in good health physically, eating a relatively balanced diet, exercising, and have access to medical attention if needed. While I totally accept that the job is far more dangerous than most, the fact is that this guy didn't die after he screwed up on the flight deck, or got injured in the engine room, or even fell down a flight of stairs. He died in his bed, which I would think should be a super-rare occurrence on a naval ship. To have a couple during a single deployment? Damn, I'd be looking into that.
 
2012-06-12 12:52:27 PM  

One Bad Apple: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor


This guy died in his bunk.


Ah thanks, dnrtfa.

/"in my bunk" that's how I want to go.
 
2012-06-12 12:54:17 PM  

Mock26: Crewmannumber6: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?

I don't think that's funny at all

Let me guess, Star Wars fan?


He's partial to it. He also mentioned he's not a fan of the Fett'
 
2012-06-12 12:57:04 PM  

Andyxc: While I totally accept that the job is far more dangerous than most, the fact is that this guy didn't die after he screwed up on the flight deck, or got injured in the engine room, or even fell down a flight of stairs. He died in his bed, which I would think should be a super-rare occurrence on a naval ship.


Not necessarily that rare. Also, don't forget this guy was a 28 year veteran, which would have made him at a minimum 46 years old. That's about the age you start seeing people having major heart attacks.
 
2012-06-12 12:57:12 PM  

NumberFiveIsAlive: Mock26: Crewmannumber6: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?

I don't think that's funny at all

Let me guess, Star Wars fan?

He's partial to it. He also mentioned he's not a fan of the Fett'


I think you're confusing me with someone else. My reference was in more of a Galaxy Quest nature.
 
2012-06-12 12:57:27 PM  
ideologyofmadness.spookyouthouse.com
 
2012-06-12 12:58:11 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


First thing that came to mind for me as well. Then I realized they must mean 28 yrs in the navy
 
2012-06-12 01:01:39 PM  

Andyxc: They're generally young adults, in good health physically, eating a relatively balanced diet, exercising, and have access to medical attention if needed.


It's also very high stress, with long duty shifts, easily-interrupted sleep, frequent drills, etc. Great health care, yes, but also great physical and mental demands.
 
2012-06-12 01:04:23 PM  
46-year-old guys die from undiagnosed heart trouble all the time. He was probably overweight, smoked, ate a high-fat diet, and had a sedentary job. No big mystery.

Do carrier sailors refer to their rack as a pit? Never heard that one before.

/28-year (and counting) Reserve sailor.
//The minimum fitness standards in the Navy are quite minimum. It's not like the Marines.
 
2012-06-12 01:06:17 PM  

kvinesknows: One Bad Apple: Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.

A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.

or is into erotic asphyxiation


Came for this, leaving satisfied
/wut??
 
2012-06-12 01:10:13 PM  

Andyxc: Tricky Chicken: Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.

If you had a random population sample of 5000 people, sure, you could expect a few deaths. The very young and the very old are very susceptible to disease, then there's old age, heart problems, diabetes, etc. The crew on a naval vessel, however, is anything but random. They're generally young adults, in good health physically, eating a relatively balanced diet, exercising, and have access to medical attention if needed. While I totally accept that the job is far more dangerous than most, the fact is that this guy didn't die after he screwed up on the flight deck, or got injured in the engine room, or even fell down a flight of stairs. He died in his bed, which I would think should be a super-rare occurrence on a naval ship. To have a couple during a single deployment? Damn, I'd be looking into that.


Two deaths in 5,000 people over a 6 month period would only be a .08% mortality rate per year. Seemingly otherwise healthy people drop dead all the time from crap they don't see coming (strokes, heart attacks and choking etc). You could walk around for years with an undetected aneurism for years and then one day sneeze and it is lights out. John Ritter died at 54 of an aortic dissection out of the blue. When you are talking about a less than one percent chance of randomly expiring, I would say that is an indication of a relatively healthy population as you pointed out.

Sometimes people just die.
 
2012-06-12 01:11:03 PM  

mbillips: 46-year-old guys die from undiagnosed heart trouble all the time. He was probably overweight, smoked, ate a high-fat diet, and had a sedentary job.


Funny thing, I've seen guys up and die from heart attacks out of the blue. They weren't in their 40s (early-mid 50s), but they were in great shape, not overweight, both were nonsmokers, they exercised regularly. Can't vouch for their diet.

Sometimes shiat just happens. One guy eats veggies and runs constantly, he drops dead at 48. The next one sucks down cheeseburgers and never does anything, he lives into his 80s.
 
2012-06-12 01:16:33 PM  
I went to a university with a large population and there were a number of genetic Darwinations that happened. One healthy 19 year old guy went to speak to an advisor. He suddenly developed a severe headache and collapsed and died right there from a massive stroke. Another one had an undetected brain tumor. As people (especially men) head towards their 40s, their warranties expire left and right. So, this could have been one of those guys whose cardiovascular system was a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

Sad, with or without the kid's graduation coming up.
 
2012-06-12 01:18:05 PM  

akula: mbillips: 46-year-old guys die from undiagnosed heart trouble all the time. He was probably overweight, smoked, ate a high-fat diet, and had a sedentary job.

Funny thing, I've seen guys up and die from heart attacks out of the blue. They weren't in their 40s (early-mid 50s), but they were in great shape, not overweight, both were nonsmokers, they exercised regularly. Can't vouch for their diet.

Sometimes shiat just happens. One guy eats veggies and runs constantly, he drops dead at 48. The next one sucks down cheeseburgers and never does anything, he lives into his 80s.


True-ish. The odds are better for the skinny vegan; it's mostly determined by your genes, but diet helps. I was basing my guesstimate on the guy because he's a Navy master chief more than that he died suddenly. You have to really want to exercise to do it on a ship under way, and probably half the guys in the fleet smoked when this guy joined. I used to bum cigarettes just to have an excuse to take a break (I didn't smoke them, but it was a handy prop).
 
2012-06-12 01:24:15 PM  
Did he have red, mottled, marks on his face? Did Tri-corder scans reveal his body sodium levels? Very suspicious....

/going to sea next week on LPD-23 test run
//in steamy, smelly NO
///living in a rack sucks
 
2012-06-12 01:25:46 PM  

Crewmannumber6: NumberFiveIsAlive: Mock26: Crewmannumber6: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?

I don't think that's funny at all

Let me guess, Star Wars fan?

He's partial to it. He also mentioned he's not a fan of the Fett'

I think you're confusing me with someone else. My reference was in more of a Galaxy Quest nature.


Sorry, that was the first thing I thought of. Haven't seen Galaxy Quest in years.

/Had that on VHS
//New wife threw most of those away recently...
 
2012-06-12 01:29:38 PM  
29.media.tumblr.com

Shouldn't have been wearing a red shirt.
 
2012-06-12 01:30:25 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


Dammit, I didn't even see that.
 
2012-06-12 01:34:46 PM  

NumberFiveIsAlive: Crewmannumber6: NumberFiveIsAlive: Mock26: Crewmannumber6: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?

I don't think that's funny at all

Let me guess, Star Wars fan?

He's partial to it. He also mentioned he's not a fan of the Fett'

I think you're confusing me with someone else. My reference was in more of a Galaxy Quest nature.

Sorry, that was the first thing I thought of. Haven't seen Galaxy Quest in years.

/Had that on VHS
//New wife threw most of those away recently...


One of my favorite movies.

"I have one job on this ship! It's stupid, but I'm gonna do it alright!"

If that movie had come out while I was still in, that would have been my motto.
 
2012-06-12 01:36:22 PM  
"Mum's the word"

"Mum"

"Mum"

"Mum"
 
2012-06-12 01:39:39 PM  

NumberFiveIsAlive:
Sorry, that was the first thing I thought of. Haven't seen Galaxy Quest in years.

/Had that on VHS
//New wife threw most of those away recently...


You had Galaxy Quest on VHS? It came out in 2000. DVD was pretty common by then, bought mine back then.

/out on Blu-ray now, have that too...
 
2012-06-12 01:40:40 PM  
Here's to you Master Chief Kessler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5qi3IooOVI0
(NSFW, language)
 
2012-06-12 01:43:50 PM  

NumberFiveIsAlive: "Mum's the word"

"Mum"

"Mum"

"Mum"


As long s we're not doing episode 86, I'm okay.
 
2012-06-12 01:45:28 PM  
bootcampaign.files.wordpress.com

Godspeed, sir.

Bless you for your service and may God smile over your family.
 
2012-06-12 01:58:30 PM  

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor


It's partly the inherent danger of working at sea, handling live ammunition, AND working on an airfield. But you also have to take into account that you are talking about a population of 5500 people. A death of any kind is a statistical likelihood. (Thus why every cruise ship has a morgue too.)
 
2012-06-12 02:08:32 PM  

Crewmannumber6: NumberFiveIsAlive: "Mum's the word"

"Mum"

"Mum"

"Mum"

As long s we're not doing episode 86, I'm okay.


We got to get out of here before one of those things kills Guy.
 
2012-06-12 02:16:01 PM  
I think the writer of the article accidentally switched over to French keyboard mode without realizing it, or they don't know what an apostrophe looks like.
 
2012-06-12 02:21:34 PM  

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor


Between two full cruises and work ups on the Enterprise in the late '80s, We lost 8 that I can think of.
4 when an S3 went in the water off the cat.
1 walked into a spinning prop.
1 in a plane when the tow bar broke loose and it rolled overboard.
1 found dead in his rack.
1 pushed overboard.
 
2012-06-12 02:25:55 PM  

peterthx: NumberFiveIsAlive:
Sorry, that was the first thing I thought of. Haven't seen Galaxy Quest in years.

/Had that on VHS
//New wife threw most of those away recently...

You had Galaxy Quest on VHS? It came out in 2000. DVD was pretty common by then, bought mine back then.

/out on Blu-ray now, have that too...


I still have a working VHS player the kids watch old kid movies on. Back then I think I acquired it from a yard sale... maybe.
 
2012-06-12 02:34:15 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-06-12 02:36:25 PM  
Am I the only person who got the Taco Bell "LIVE MAS!" commercial at the beginning of the video? Stay Classy, News Channel 3!
 
2012-06-12 02:36:26 PM  

mark_bert: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor

Between two full cruises and work ups on the Enterprise in the late '80s, We lost 8 that I can think of.
4 when an S3 went in the water off the cat.
1 walked into a spinning prop.
1 in a plane when the tow bar broke loose and it rolled overboard.
1 found dead in his rack.
1 pushed overboard.


Holy Crap, you were on at least one cruise I was on: I saw the S-3 go in; I thought one man survived, the TACCO; the SENSO was a friend of mine.., I remember the spinning prop, and the guy in his rack, but I don't remember a tow-bar breaking or the 'pushed overboard'. Which cruise was that?
 
2012-06-12 02:37:02 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: This business will get out of control


www.beldar.org

/approves
 
2012-06-12 02:45:35 PM  

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor


We need FLYNAVY to clear up the facts from the bullshiat and get us a truthful answer.
 
2012-06-12 03:04:59 PM  

rtaylor92: Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?

Pro-tip: always a good idea to take a deep breath and re-read the thread title again before making a comment on it so you don't sound dumb.


YouMustBeNewHere.jpg
 
2012-06-12 03:27:18 PM  
Reading comprehension measures the understanding of a passage of text


"You get an F-minus in my book"
 
2012-06-12 03:30:00 PM  
poor bastard probably just found out daughter was accepted to Stanford sans scholarship.

/haz 17 year old daughter
//college costs = eek!
 
2012-06-12 03:41:04 PM  
Has anybody asked if he was a red shirt yet?
 
2012-06-12 04:24:04 PM  
Sorry. Not worthy of our mockery.
 
2012-06-12 04:30:40 PM  

kvinesknows: also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?


it's second place basically
 
2012-06-12 05:03:32 PM  

mark_bert: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor

Between two full cruises and work ups on the Enterprise in the late '80s, We lost 8 that I can think of.
4 when an S3 went in the water off the cat.
1 walked into a spinning prop.
1 in a plane when the tow bar broke loose and it rolled overboard.
1 found dead in his rack.
1 pushed overboard.


Why'd you do it? Errr, I mean, they never caught the guy huh!?
 
2012-06-12 05:06:23 PM  
Hey!! Thanks a whole hell of a LOT, God!!

There's gonna be a reckoning and maybe even an asskicking in Your future, you cruel motherfarker.
 
2012-06-12 05:35:27 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


I had to reread the headline 3 times before I realized I was adding words.
 
2012-06-12 05:57:29 PM  
www.lyris.com
 
2012-06-12 06:10:37 PM  
Yet again, the mainstream media panders to the military. Just like the Pentagon ordered.
 
2012-06-12 07:49:03 PM  
Who do we get to play Amazing Grace on the pipes now that Scotty's dead?
 
2012-06-12 08:11:41 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-06-12 08:14:45 PM  
Was it wrong of me to do some Googling in the hope of finding that he was an aviation ordnance handler of some kind, and thus the wearer of a red shirt?

Turns out he was a master storekeeper (i.e. supply).
 
2012-06-12 11:04:11 PM  

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


It's a poorly written headline. I had to check the article just to be sure.
 
2012-06-13 04:08:07 AM  
To paraphrase Tim Minchin:

People who think this is magical/special are seriously underestimating the number of things that happeny.

Math. It works.
 
2012-06-13 10:22:50 AM  

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


I made the same error. He was in the Navy 28 years, not 28 years old. Troll subby apparently wrote an intentionally confusing headline.
 
2012-06-13 10:24:37 AM  

kvinesknows: also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?


It is the runner up to valedictorian.


Did you graduate high school yet?
 
2012-06-13 11:04:20 AM  

Bullseyed: kvinesknows: also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?

It is the runner up to valedictorian.


Did you graduate high school yet?


over 20 years ago and we never had anything so stupid as a "runner up" to valedictorian. It sounds like it is one of the most moronic awards there is.

Hey there kid.. we know you were not good enough to win, but hey.. you wanna give a loser speech too?
 
2012-06-13 04:21:03 PM  

kvinesknows: over 20 years ago and we never had anything so stupid as a "runner up" to valedictorian. It sounds like it is one of the most moronic awards there is.


I graduated 20 years ago. We had several valedictorians and a salutatorian. It's been around for quite a while, and is a significant accomplishment.
 
2012-06-15 11:20:44 AM  

treesloth: kvinesknows: over 20 years ago and we never had anything so stupid as a "runner up" to valedictorian. It sounds like it is one of the most moronic awards there is.

I graduated 20 years ago. We had several valedictorians and a salutatorian. It's been around for quite a while, and is a significant accomplishment.


Several valedictorians? uhuh.. yeah.. well that right there is stupid. Never mind the salutatorian. Christ at what age can kids be told they are not the winner without hurting their feelings? Its shiat like that that leads us to the path of crappy work ethic today.

/also.. in my school the valedictorian was simply a popularity contest as anyone with an average over 90 could be nominated and the resultant speech was not even considered by the committee it was just done by votes...so yes.. even valedictorian is mostly useless.
 
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