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2013-02-21 08:32:16 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-02-21 08:34:38 PM
Damn.

....yeah, so why are the French Canadians still here?
 
2013-02-21 08:38:58 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-02-21 08:43:36 PM
♫  I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
I sleep all night and fight Nazis all day... ♫
 
2013-02-22 12:06:43 AM
Hey subby, you could have made a joke in the headline like:

The Germans did Nazi that coming'.

But instead you said the Germans did not see that coming.

Just a helpful hint for the future so you don't miss such opportunities.

/hey wait a minute
 
2013-02-22 12:16:27 AM
-1 for farking up the shiatty pun
 
2013-02-22 12:20:33 AM
Ah yes...the little-known Leatherface Brigade.
 
2013-02-22 12:21:57 AM

cretinbob: -1 for farking up the shiatty pun


Ya know... you can call me a blackhelicopterfoilhatconspiracywingnut, but I got a funny feeling that was planned

/or maybe it's just me
 
2013-02-22 12:45:03 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cretinbob: -1 for farking up the shiatty pun

Ya know... you can call me a blackhelicopterfoilhatconspiracywingnut, but I got a funny feeling that was planned

/or maybe it's just me


How did you nazi that coming?
 
2013-02-22 12:53:08 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cretinbob: -1 for farking up the shiatty pun

Ya know... you can call me a blackhelicopterfoilhatconspiracywingnut, but I got a funny feeling that was planned

/or maybe it's just me


I'd rather call you a taxi.
i know,i know
 
2013-02-22 01:20:06 AM

shanrick: Hey subby, you could have made a joke in the headline like:

The Germans did Nazi that coming'.

But instead you said the Germans did not see that coming.

Just a helpful hint for the future so you don't miss such opportunities.

/hey wait a minute


you still got the joke though, right?
 
2013-02-22 01:30:28 AM

cretinbob: -1 for farking up the shiatty pun


that'sthejoke.jpg
 
2013-02-22 02:03:50 AM
They were also given women's clothing to wear.
 
2013-02-22 04:11:15 AM

AR 15-6: Damn.

....yeah, so why are the French Canadians still here?


Because of all the straight people having cheese and wine consuming gay babies in Canada with their sinful lifestyle choices?
 
2013-02-22 04:25:28 AM

BronyMedic: AR 15-6: Damn.

....yeah, so why are the French Canadians still here?

Because of all the straight people having cheese and wine consuming gay babies in Canada with their sinful lifestyle choices?


i52.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-22 04:30:12 AM

some_beer_drinker: BronyMedic: AR 15-6: Damn.

....yeah, so why are the French Canadians still here?

Because of all the straight people having cheese and wine consuming gay babies in Canada with their sinful lifestyle choices?

[i52.tinypic.com image 533x594]


i775.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-22 06:05:30 AM
Obligatory.
www.caledonguild.com
 
2013-02-22 06:09:45 AM
I don't know what Uncyclopedia's current status vs. Wikia is, but there's also Uncyclopedia at  http://uncyclopedia.co. As far as I know, the community may be divided as to which is the "real" Uncyclopedia. I will say, however, that Wikia tends to dislike when wikis try to leave, and will keep the "old" wiki around, no matter how disused it gets.
 
2013-02-22 06:15:26 AM
Sweeet. Doin' it old school.

www.freakygaming.com
 
2013-02-22 06:15:52 AM
I love you, too
 
2013-02-22 06:36:11 AM
If the kids at Sandy Hook had only been armed with chainsaws.....
 
2013-02-22 06:42:38 AM

shanrick: Hey subby, you could have made a joke in the headline like:

The Germans did Nazi that coming'.

But instead you said the Germans did not see that coming.

Just a helpful hint for the future so you don't miss such opportunities.

/hey wait a minute


csb

The first time I saw "nazi" used as "not see" I thought it was pretty clever. And then I saw it dozens of more times. And now I'm pissed if someone doesn't taken advantage of it.

WTF?

How did subhby not see this reaction coming?
 
2013-02-22 06:43:16 AM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-02-22 07:15:07 AM
http://www.evildeadchainsaws.com/
There was a time that website was extraordinarily usefull to me. I bought every one the had.

I love my job.
 
2013-02-22 07:15:47 AM
A melee weapon you can hear a mile away?  Yep, it should be pretty effective against a brigade of deaf Nazi zombies in close combat maybe...

I'm pretty sure if you're in Close combat and you need to start it, you'll be dead before it's ready to use.
 
2013-02-22 07:18:24 AM
Simpsons did it Link
 
2013-02-22 07:22:38 AM
Lumberjackcommandos.jpg
 
2013-02-22 07:29:02 AM
doubleawesome.com
 
2013-02-22 07:37:08 AM

RoxtarRyan: [doubleawesome.com image 522x494]


came here to post that

I guess I'll go with this...

i36.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-22 07:42:28 AM

gerbilpox: Sweeet. Doin' it old school.

[www.freakygaming.com image 506x316]


The fark izzat? A pixel monster?
 
2013-02-22 07:51:14 AM
"The combination of assault rifle and chainsaw is deadly and effective (and also incredibly satisfying). There are rare instances when the insubordinate amount of blood from using the chainsaw can clog the gears near the flywheel, but this becomes a non-issue if occasionally cleaned off. "
 
2013-02-22 07:53:09 AM
Just showed this to a Canuk in the office and he is buying it.
 
2013-02-22 08:02:51 AM

RoxtarRyan: [doubleawesome.com image 522x494]


Listen up you primitive screwheads!!!!!
 
2013-02-22 08:18:30 AM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-22 08:18:36 AM

vudukungfu: Just showed this to a Canuk in the office and he is buying it.


In other news, most people of most countries are pretty damn gullible. I understand a lot of Youalls even believe Bush won the 2000 election fair and square.
 
2013-02-22 08:19:52 AM

some_beer_drinker: [images.wikia.com image 456x330]

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
"Artist representation of the famous Charge of the Chainsaw Battalion, a pivotal moment on the road to victory which demonstrated the wisdom of bringing Canadian lumberjacks into the war. "

As well as an increase in sodomy within the ranks.

One word worth a thousand mental pictures you'll never erase:  lumberjackhammer.
 
2013-02-22 08:20:02 AM
Groovy.
 
2013-02-22 08:27:57 AM
There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.
 
2013-02-22 08:46:04 AM

indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.


Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.
 
2013-02-22 08:53:31 AM

indarwinsshadow: He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans


So, he'd sneak out of his base, enter enemy territory, find and attack enemy soldiers over the head with his baseball bat (presumably they were always conveniently alone and unarmed) and then he would sneak back out of enemy territory and back into his base.

Yeah, seems legit!
 
2013-02-22 09:08:19 AM

cynicalbastard: I understand a lot of Youalls even believe Bush won the 2000 election fair and square.


Most of them own chainsaws.
Circle complete.
 
2013-02-22 09:13:11 AM
- the f**k?

Can I at least drink my morning coffee before we start with the nationalistic stereotypes?
 
2013-02-22 09:23:05 AM
At first I was all 'This is cool!', then I remember what 1940's had for chainsaws.  There is reason why this was abandoned, the machines weighed three times as much as today's chainsaws, half the power of today's machines and would never start on the first pull.  In fact, unless the saw is already warm it'll never start on the first pull, no automatic choke.  You were lucky if the thing would start in less than two minutes.  Tell a nazi, 'hold that thought while I start this thing'.

I lived on my uncle's farm for a few months and he had two of my grandfather's chainsaws from that era.  It took forever waiting on him and my cousin to chop up a log so the rest of us could split and load the wood.  They took both machines out because they never knew which machine would run.  I have a Poulan (just a decent machine) that makes those old machines look like very heavy toys.
 
2013-02-22 09:23:53 AM

cynicalbastard: In other news, most people of most countries are pretty damn gullible. I understand a lot of Youalls even believe Bush won the 2000 election fair and square.


Go threadshiat in the politics tab.  You'll find it with the other special needs kids over that way --->
 
2013-02-22 09:24:08 AM

cynicalbastard: vudukungfu: Just showed this to a Canuk in the office and he is buying it.

In other news, most people of most countries are pretty damn gullible. I understand a lot of Youalls even believe Bush won the 2000 election fair and square.


13 years later and the butthurt remains. I guess you never really get used to the pain, you just learn to live the flare ups.
 
2013-02-22 09:25:33 AM
During WWI, both sides outlined the use of Shotguns for trench warfare because it was considered 'barbaric'.  Then we head to WWII, where we have the Trench Gun.

Times change...
 
2013-02-22 09:26:58 AM
I'm Quake and I approve this message
www.symbian-freak.com
 
2013-02-22 09:27:36 AM
When I was but a lad we used to scour the forest at the end of our street for fire wood (we heated half the house with a wood-stove). My father had an ancient electric chainsaw that had NO brake or guard - which I was expected to use - at the age of ten.

I was scared sh*tless of that thing and to this day I use a chainsaw with extreme trepidation. I'm pretty reckless with an axe or hatchet.

/reminiscences of life in backwoods Canuckistan
 
2013-02-22 09:33:34 AM
I heard somewhere you can use chainsaws to cut trees as well as people, aliens and re-animated people. Can anyone confirm this?
 
2013-02-22 10:02:17 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-22 10:03:39 AM
I have nothing meaningful to contribute to this conversation, so here's this:
powet.tv
 
2013-02-22 10:05:56 AM

xanadian: Ah yes...the little-known Leatherface Brigade.


Wondering if that's today's Black Ops outfit for the Canadians.

/Even the Seals would be impressed with them
 
2013-02-22 10:56:31 AM

Rwa2play: xanadian: Ah yes...the little-known Leatherface Brigade.

Wondering if that's today's Black Ops outfit for the Canadians.

/Even the Seals would be impressed with them


JTF2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Task_Force_2
 
2013-02-22 11:05:38 AM

indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.


It was the feared Canadian Bear Jew.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-22 11:11:12 AM
The Germans learned a lot since WWII.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-22 11:20:27 AM

lack of warmth: At first I was all 'This is cool!', then I remember what 1940's had for chainsaws.  There is reason why this was abandoned, the machines weighed three times as much as today's chainsaws, half the power of today's machines and would never start on the first pull.  In fact, unless the saw is already warm it'll never start on the first pull, no automatic choke.  You were lucky if the thing would start in less than two minutes.  Tell a nazi, 'hold that thought while I start this thing'.

I lived on my uncle's farm for a few months and he had two of my grandfather's chainsaws from that era.  It took forever waiting on him and my cousin to chop up a log so the rest of us could split and load the wood.  They took both machines out because they never knew which machine would run.  I have a Poulan (just a decent machine) that makes those old machines look like very heavy toys.


In other news, most people of most countries are pretty damn gullible.

/especially if they know their way around dangerous tools and/or weapons
//believing what you're told can save a life sometimes
 
2013-02-22 11:21:55 AM
bp1.blogger.com

just one of the most uncomfortable scenes in movie history
 
2013-02-22 11:35:17 AM

cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.




I heard about that Canadian unit. What the did went beyond the legal confines of war and entered murder. But they usually got chewed out instead of shot.
 
2013-02-22 12:01:35 PM

indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.


Approves:

finalgirlsupportgroup.files.wordpress.com

/Obscure?
 
2013-02-22 12:16:21 PM
Writer is wrong. it was WWI. Next time get your facts strait.
 
2013-02-22 12:30:15 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫  I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
I sleep all night and fight Nazis all day... ♫


Does.not.scan.
 
2013-02-22 12:33:14 PM
According to the old cAnadian service manual I have they were trained to attack the trunk as opposed to the neck
 
2013-02-22 01:43:36 PM

cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.


Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.
 
2013-02-22 02:10:30 PM

Philbb: cretinbob: -1 for farking up the shiatty pun

that'sthejoke.jpg


I know it's a joke, and subby farked it up
 
2013-02-22 02:22:34 PM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Approves:

[finalgirlsupportgroup.files.wordpress.com image 614x351]

/Obscure?


Not really.
 
2013-02-22 02:28:55 PM
Gurkas still more bad ass than Canadians with chainsaws.
 
2013-02-22 02:40:04 PM

PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.


Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.
 
2013-02-22 03:20:44 PM
Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer?
i2.ytimg.com
/ja, beiherhund das oder die flipperwaldt gersput
 
2013-02-22 03:23:39 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.

Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.


Anzio? Monte Cassino?  fall of Mussolini?

Interesting stuff to ME, and I wasn't there...
 
2013-02-22 03:25:25 PM
I'm waiting for that prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; the Bavarian Chainsaw Massacre.
 
2013-02-22 03:26:19 PM

PunGent: i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.

Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.

Anzio? Monte Cassino?  fall of Mussolini?

Interesting stuff to ME, and I wasn't there...


The real war is the Pacific campaign, and D-day and after in the ETO. Anything else is for historians.
 
2013-02-22 03:35:20 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.

Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.

Anzio? Monte Cassino?  fall of Mussolini?

Interesting stuff to ME, and I wasn't there...

The real war is the Pacific campaign, and D-day and after in the ETO. Anything else is for historians.


The real war in the European Theater was the Eastern Front, where the Nazis and the Soviets just slaughtered each other.  The Soviet war was a nearly four year long bloodbath, and its carnage fortunately has never been equaled since.
 
2013-02-22 03:41:08 PM
The real war was where Americans were involved. Anything else is for un-Americans. How hard is this to understand?
 
2013-02-22 04:02:22 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.

Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.

Anzio? Monte Cassino?  fall of Mussolini?

Interesting stuff to ME, and I wasn't there...

The real war is the Pacific campaign, and D-day and after in the ETO. Anything else is for historians.


The Pacific took about 30% of the US war effort, by design...so the guys who actually fought the war would disagree with you.

Not to mention, as the guy above me did, the entire Ostfront.

And, without the logistical experience we got in the North African landings, we might well have botched DDay.

I recommend An Army at Dawn...good read.  Afaik, it was the first time ANYONE handed the Germans 1-1 tank casualties...and the descriptions of 88mm grazing hits on Stuarts will stay with you.
 
2013-02-22 04:04:43 PM
I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK
 
2013-02-22 04:07:28 PM

Steven_M_TX: i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.

Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.

Anzio? Monte Cassino?  fall of Mussolini?

Interesting stuff to ME, and I wasn't there...

The real war is the Pacific campaign, and D-day and after in the ETO. Anything else is for historians.

The real war in the European Theater was the Eastern Front, where the Nazis and the Soviets just slaughtered each other.  The Soviet war was a nearly four year long bloodbath, and its carnage fortunately has never been equaled since.


Congo, although it's taking a lot longer, may give it a run for its money.  Farking slo-mo multi-national genocide.  No real front lines makes it much murkier.
 
2013-02-22 05:08:39 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: i upped my meds-up yours: PunGent: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

Actually the WWII Italian campaign DID feature stretches of WWI-style trench warfare...but the story IS a bit thin.

Actually, nobody who wasn't there gives a microshiat about the Italian campaign.

Anzio? Monte Cassino?  fall of Mussolini?

Interesting stuff to ME, and I wasn't there...

The real war is the Pacific campaign, and D-day and after in the ETO. Anything else is for historians.


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2013-02-22 06:22:36 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2013/02/10_things_we_didnt _ know_last_w_263.shtml


How does last week's BBC Blog magazine end-up pointing to this weeks FARK not news?
Paradox. Clicking this link may cause Space-time to not just tare, but dissolve completely.
 
2013-02-22 06:45:53 PM

MythDragon: I have nothing meaningful to contribute to this conversation, so here's this:
[powet.tv image 702x993]


Damn. It's my prom night all over again.
 
2013-02-22 07:13:49 PM
verrry innnteresting -- not to mention Amusing as promised in tag.
 
2013-02-23 05:35:23 AM

T.M.S.: cynicalbastard: indarwinsshadow: There was a program on history channel a couple of years ago, I think it was history detectives, and they were telling stories about Canadians in combat in WWII. The invasion of Sicily I think. One particular tale was about a guy from the east coast maritimes region who used to carry a nail studded baseball bat into combat. He'd sneak out at night and bash in the head of Germans. The Germans were scared sh*tless of this guy, he was some sort of boogey man. I never knew if that tale was true, but it made for good television.

Lots of problems with that story. WW2 wasn't like WW1, with everyone bunking down in their respective trenches at night, it was fluid, 24-hour warfare. Also, nobody who didn't want a court-martial followed quite possibly with an execution went traipsing off on their own on moonlit walked away from their units. Your unit was everything, and unless you were part of an official raiding party you stayed where you were put until ordered. The closest thing to "lone wolves" were snipers, who tended not to use baseball bats as a rule.

I heard about that Canadian unit. What the did went beyond the legal confines of war and entered murder. But they usually got chewed out instead of shot.


There's actually a difference between killing prisoners and simply not accepting surrender. "Smokey" Smith, a VC winner, was asked once how many prisoners he took. His answer? "None. It wasn't my job to take prisoners."
 
2013-02-23 04:48:55 PM

vudukungfu: Just showed this to a Canuk in the office and he is buying it.


Damn! Must be a Western Tory.

This story comes from a website that is as authoritative as Conservapedia. It's a joke encyclopedia, dammit!

Were chainsaws even invented by World War II? I think they were still using horse teams and two-man handsaws in the woods when I was born.
 
2013-02-23 04:56:30 PM
You're not going to believe this (unless you are a Fark regular): the chainsaw was invented in the 1700s by two Scottish doctors. The hand-powered saw was used for cutting bone:

The prototype of the chain saw familiar today in the timber industry was pioneered in the late 18th Century by two Scottish doctors, John Aitken and James Jeffray, for symphysiotomy and excision of diseased bone respectively. The chain hand saw, a fine serrated link chain which cut on the concave side, was invented around 1783-1785. It was illustrated in Aitken's Principles of Midwifery or Puerperal Medicine (1785) and used by him in his dissecting room. Jeffray claimed to have conceived the idea of the chain saw independently about that time but it was 1790 before he was able to have it produced. In 1806, Jeffray published Cases of the Excision of Carious Joints by H. Park and P. F. Moreau with Observations by James Jeffray M.D..


Hand-powered chain saw for cutting bone
The lumberjack's chain saw was invented much later, in the 1920s, the electric version in 1926 and the gasoline-powered version in 1929.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chainsaw

In modern forestry, the chainsaw crews are being replaced by giant tree-picking machines that pluck a tree like a daisy and strip it of limbs and bark. I've seen this machine, although not in use.
 
2013-02-23 04:58:29 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

What a hand-powered chain saw might look like
 
2013-02-24 01:14:13 AM

brantgoose: You're not going to believe this (unless you are a Fark regular): the chainsaw was invented in the 1700s by two Scottish doctors. The hand-powered saw was used for cutting bone:

The prototype of the chain saw familiar today in the timber industry was pioneered in the late 18th Century by two Scottish doctors, John Aitken and James Jeffray, for symphysiotomy and excision of diseased bone respectively. The chain hand saw, a fine serrated link chain which cut on the concave side, was invented around 1783-1785. It was illustrated in Aitken's Principles of Midwifery or Puerperal Medicine (1785) and used by him in his dissecting room. Jeffray claimed to have conceived the idea of the chain saw independently about that time but it was 1790 before he was able to have it produced. In 1806, Jeffray published Cases of the Excision of Carious Joints by H. Park and P. F. Moreau with Observations by James Jeffray M.D..


Hand-powered chain saw for cutting bone
The lumberjack's chain saw was invented much later, in the 1920s, the electric version in 1926 and the gasoline-powered version in 1929.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chainsaw

In modern forestry, the chainsaw crews are being replaced by giant tree-picking machines that pluck a tree like a daisy and strip it of limbs and bark. I've seen this machine, although not in use.



I have seen those machines in use, and they're f*cking horrifying. I'm not a tree-hugger by any means, but those things are mind-bending in their speed and efficiency.
 
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