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(AP)   Sacrifice: USS Indianapolis survivors are attending their last big reunion. Thirty-eight of the 317 men who survived the ship's July 1945 sinking and five days in the Pacific's shark-infested waters are still alive   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 13
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2013-08-03 12:50:46 PM
6 votes:
They should totally have the reunion at a theater showing "Sharknado"
2013-08-03 12:48:43 PM
6 votes:
I were on the U.S.S. Minneapolis when we ran aground, and the men had to sleep ashore.
Very first light, the hamsters came, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the squares in the old calendars like the Battle o' Waterloo and the idea was the hamster come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that hamster he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away.
Sometimes that hamster looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a hamster is he's got really cute eyes. When he comes at ya, he seems to be actin' cuddly ... 'til he nibbles ya, ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The sand turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those hamsters come in and... they nibble you ever so gradually.
You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men to hamster bites and one to a paper cut fillin' out all the forms about it. I don't know how many hamsters there were, maybe ten, eleven million. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. Reached over to wake him up. Tapped him on the hand, and then I saw the blood on me own hand. Well, he'd been nibbled, and one of his cuticles was gone completely. Noon the fifth day a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never go into a pet store again. So, eleven hundred men went onto that beach.
Three hundred and sixteen men come back home with their fingers and arseholes fully intact, the hamsters took the rest.
2013-08-03 03:51:03 PM
3 votes:
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I know who's not going to make it this year.
2013-08-03 07:58:34 PM
2 votes:
My Grandfather killed six Germans on the beach in Normandy.

Of course it was 1974, but still...
2013-08-03 07:59:37 PM
1 votes:

Snappingturtle: i had the pleasure of knowing Robert Bunai. He was 33 years old when the Indianapolis sank. He got a nice long life and lived to the aged of 99, To survive that long in the ocean all the men must have been tough as nails.


And not rust as quickly.
gja [TotalFark]
2013-08-03 06:36:04 PM
1 votes:

TappingTheVein: sheep snorter: USS Liberty survivors still miffed at being ignored on their anniversary.  Maybe if they wore a sexy nighty made of wool and had a couple of holes to use for super happy fun time in a blessed bed space.

Maybe if they weren't a spy ship caught transferring Israeli war maneuvers to unfriendly nations, they would be more sexy.


Don't spread outright lies, liar!

Citation or STFU.
2013-08-03 05:33:06 PM
1 votes:
USS Liberty survivors still miffed at being ignored on their anniversary.  Maybe if they wore a sexy nighty made of wool and had a couple of holes to use for super happy fun time in a blessed bed space.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident
2013-08-03 05:08:14 PM
1 votes:
I guess they opted not to have their reunion on a cruise ship...
2013-08-03 04:14:34 PM
1 votes:
317 survivors and the area code in indianapolis is 317. Can we get Brad Meltzer to decode this coincidence?
2013-08-03 04:13:58 PM
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: One Bad Apple: They should totally have the reunion at a theater showing "Sharknado"

Better than my "Jaws" thought. Leaving satisfied.

/alternate history: Indy sinks, sharks eat the bomb, radioactive mutant sharks invade Imperial Japan


You better copyright/trademark that idea before SyFy makes it.
2013-08-03 04:13:36 PM
1 votes:
The sharks remember and are waiting:

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2013-08-03 04:07:47 PM
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: They should totally have the reunion at a theater showing "Sharknado"


Better than my "Jaws" thought. Leaving satisfied.

/alternate history: Indy sinks, sharks eat the bomb, radioactive mutant sharks invade Imperial Japan
2013-08-03 03:44:06 PM
1 votes:
The sinking of the USS Indiannapolis was, in part, the basis for the concept and original theatrical screenplay of Sharknado.
 
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