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(Popular Mechanics)   A brief history of the submarine; also the last article you'd expect to contain the phrase "greased leather"   (popularmechanics.com) divider line 40
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2014-04-05 06:04:47 PM  
"Bea Arthur in assless greased leather chaps."

There, I said it.
 
2014-04-05 06:10:55 PM  
Someone complaining that the term "assless chaps" is redundant in 3... 2... 1...
 
2014-04-05 06:16:03 PM  
Uh, no, it's not the 'last article I would expect to contain greased leather' it's likely one of the first.  Old school marine equipment? Ya.
 
2014-04-05 06:17:33 PM  
"The USS Holland is the first to use gas and electric power, and becomes the standard sub during WWI. "

Ummm, no.

Here's the USS Holland

www.popularmechanics.com

Here's a World War I submarine, the USS L-6
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-05 06:18:34 PM  

fearmongert: "Bea Arthur in assless greased leather chaps."

There, I said it.


You sick, sick, motherfarker.

/I have the most confused boner right now.
 
2014-04-05 06:27:27 PM  
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-05 06:31:00 PM  

jaytkay: "The USS Holland is the first to use gas and electric power, and becomes the standard sub during WWI. "

Ummm, no.

Here's the USS Holland



Here's a World War I submarine, the USS L-6


A history article that references a movie staring Bill Murrey can't be taking seriously as an authoritative guide.
 
2014-04-05 06:39:09 PM  

gingerjet: jaytkay: "The USS Holland is the first to use gas and electric power, and becomes the standard sub during WWI. "

Ummm, no.

Here's the USS Holland

Here's a World War I submarine, the USS L-6

A history article that references a movie staring Bill Murrey can't be taking seriously as an authoritative guide.


A better history can probably be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarine.
 
2014-04-05 06:45:35 PM  
Is subby too young to remember the 70s?

upload.wikimedia.org

If these tends continue ... ehhhhhhhh.
 
2014-04-05 06:51:48 PM  
I'll be the first real submariner, then.

Got my dolphins in '83.

/4 years in a Lafayette-class boomer
 
2014-04-05 06:58:58 PM  
Hey, it gets lonely down there......

/nothing but respect for anyone that has the balls to do it...
 
2014-04-05 07:22:01 PM  
The Lusitania was sunk in 1198?  Subs have been around a lot longer than I thought.
 
2014-04-05 07:23:24 PM  
List fails without Ictneo 2.
upload.wikimedia.org
/coolest sub 1865 had to offer
 
2014-04-05 08:10:06 PM  
As a submariner I'm getting a kick yada yada yada.....
Sub Ball is just a week away, can't wait
22 years and going strong
 
2014-04-05 08:12:49 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: The Lusitania was sunk in 1198?  Subs have been around a lot longer than I thought.


No she was sunk in 1915, killing 1198
 
2014-04-05 08:33:45 PM  
If it's a submarine thread, I'm looking for the phrase "screen door".
 
2014-04-05 08:36:11 PM  
Mztlplx

Please don't say anything.

We appreciate your service.
 
2014-04-05 08:42:57 PM  
With a nuclear engine on the floor, they'll be waiting at the door,
You know that ain't no shiat, we'll be getting lots of tit in Grease Leather Submarine!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-05 08:44:12 PM  
I've been reading PopMech from the 1920. Lots of things I wouldn't think of, like making a spray of while lead, kerosine, and lindseed oil.
 
2014-04-05 08:47:37 PM  

studebaker hoch: If it's a submarine thread, I'm looking for the phrase "screen door".


Screen doors only come standard on Best Korean submarines, on any other submarine they are optional.
 
2014-04-05 08:47:45 PM  
At 200ft below sea level, not even good knows.
 
2014-04-05 08:57:43 PM  
Man, I hate to think what the Thames water quality would have been like in 1620.  Masses of floating human waste, animal carcasses, etc.

IIRC, one summer the smell got so bad, Parliment considered shutting down.
 
2014-04-05 09:07:21 PM  
Still no Submacopter?

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-05 09:56:00 PM  

TK-593: Dr Jack Badofsky: The Lusitania was sunk in 1198?  Subs have been around a lot longer than I thought.

No she was sunk in 1915, killing 1198


Me have reading comprehension?  That's unpossible!
 
2014-04-06 01:16:50 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Still no Submacopter?

[img.photobucket.com image 559x322]


I wonder if that was inspired by the SeaWorld ride?  One of those flight sim rides. It would have been an amazing craft if real.  Able to withstand ice hitting the hull without taking out the rotor, then able to dive underwater before heading home.  Pretty weak.

/yeah, SeaWorld.
//it was free
///before it was not PC to visit
 
2014-04-06 01:25:28 AM  
I'm sorry, but this list fails without the Hunley.
www.history.navy.mil
 
2014-04-06 01:28:53 AM  

GilRuiz1: List fails without Ictneo 2.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]
/coolest sub 1865 had to offer


I am baffled as to the omission of the  H L Hunley.

The first military submarine to actually sink something other than itself (in 1864)
 
2014-04-06 01:41:28 AM  

fusillade762: Someone complaining that the term "assless chaps" is redundant in 3... 2... 1...


I once bought some assless chaps after withdrawing money from an ATM machine.

DBrandisNC: I'm sorry, but this list fails without the Hunley.
[www.history.navy.mil image 740x440]


They may as well have put a bunch of men in a coffin and set it adrift.

/tiny, tiny men
 
2014-04-06 02:15:58 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: fusillade762: Someone complaining that the term "assless chaps" is redundant in 3... 2... 1...

I once bought some assless chaps after withdrawing money from an ATM machine.


It's a good thing you didn't forget your PIN number.
 
2014-04-06 08:15:56 AM  

knbwhite: Pants full of macaroni!!: Still no Submacopter?

[img.photobucket.com image 559x322]

I wonder if that was inspired by the SeaWorld ride?  One of those flight sim rides. It would have been an amazing craft if real.  Able to withstand ice hitting the hull without taking out the rotor, then able to dive underwater before heading home.  Pretty weak.

/yeah, SeaWorld.
//it was free
///before it was not PC to visit


You'd have to ask Jeph Jacques.
 
2014-04-06 08:54:51 AM  
Go Greased Leather,  y...

skinink: With a nuclear engine on the floor, they'll be waiting at the door,
You know that ain't no shiat, we'll be getting lots of tit in Grease Leather Submarine!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x295]


SUNUVABICH
 
2014-04-06 09:18:41 AM  

DBrandisNC: I'm sorry, but this list fails without the Hunley.


I've seen what's left of that in Charleston when they were working in preserving it.

There's not much left if it.

They had a full scale replica of a like a 3 foot portion of it that you could sit inside to see what it was like. FAAAAAARRRRRRK THAT! those dudes were cray cray.
 
2014-04-06 09:38:22 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Still no Submacopter?

[img.photobucket.com image 559x322]


Amateur. That idea has been around since pre-internet days. Exhibit A, from 1956:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-04-06 10:21:25 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: I once bought some assless chaps after withdrawing money from an ATM machine.


You've never been paid off by an ass-to-mouth machine?
 
2014-04-06 12:58:58 PM  
My friend Ralf had great stories about his service on a German 12-man diesel-electric boat in the 80's. Watching Das Boot with him was a real education.
Great guy. RIP
/fark cancer
 
2014-04-06 03:10:52 PM  
List fails with no Verne's "Nautilus", "Red October" for this lot especially, and the Russian's Typhoon class,
 
2014-04-06 03:13:27 PM  
fusillade762

 ArcadianRefugee: fusillade762: Someone complaining that the term "assless chaps" is redundant in 3... 2... 1...

I once bought some assless chaps after withdrawing money from an ATM machine.

It's a good thing you didn't forget your PIN number.


And that it isn't shown on the LCD display.
 
2014-04-06 03:50:33 PM  

kroonermanblack: Uh, no, it's not the 'last article I would expect to contain greased leather' it's likely one of the first.  Old school marine equipment? Ya.


This. See also "stuff box".
 
2014-04-06 06:03:46 PM  

Frothy Panties: List fails with no Verne's "Nautilus", "Red October" for this lot especially, and the Russian's Typhoon class,


Agreed.  Any submarine with it's own stocked aviary and swimming pool should be listed.
 
2014-04-06 09:43:47 PM  
Are submarines legal for private use?

I can't find one for sale anywhere...
 
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