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(IndyStar)   Survivor of the USS Indianapolis sinking describes floating in the ocean for days waiting to be rescued and it's even more terrifying than Quint's tale in 'Jaws.' "The body would go under, and then that life vest popped back up"   (indystar.com) divider line 120
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2014-07-26 08:49:42 PM  
It doesn't sound more terrifying. It sounds more detailed.

Then again, you have to remember the guy who wrote Quint's monologue was the best writer in Hollywood, not a guy on the wreck. He was the guy you called to "polish" your scripts and wrote pretty much all the best scenes for a good decade there in Hollywood.

Quint's monologue, Dirty Harry's feel lucky, and a handful of other quintessential Hollywood moments. I'll go look it up.
 
2014-07-26 09:06:02 PM  
Quint's monolog was a bit disjointed in places, I think the point was that he was half in the bag while telling it.
 
2014-07-26 09:32:50 PM  
My dad's Uncle Onofrio "Uncle Onie," survived the downing of his ship. shiat, I'm going to have to call my dad and ask which one it was. Anyways, not only did he survive, but he was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese until well after the war ended. I remember him telling stories of how it was a treat to have crickets crawl into the camp.

I've never seen hardship like my ancestors. Thank goodness.
 
2014-07-26 09:49:49 PM  
Anyway, they delivered the bomb
 
2014-07-26 10:44:05 PM  
If you get the chance, read "Only 317 Survived  USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Navy's Worst Tragedy at Sea...880 Men Died"  ISBN 0-9725960-0-3, 2002.  It is a book about the real experiences of the USS Indianapolis survivors as told by the survivors.
 
2014-07-27 12:52:36 AM  
OMG LOL these guys think they had it bad?  I'm $178,000 in debt and can't find a job because these geezers won't retire and screwed up the economy! Greatest Generation my azz!  When was the last time you saw one of these old cranks send a decent tweet, or create a cool tumblr page. The Korean War was like 500 years ago-- let it go! Whatevs!
 
2014-07-27 01:29:58 AM  

nickdaisy: OMG LOL these guys think they had it bad?  I'm $178,000 in debt and can't find a job because these geezers won't retire and screwed up the economy! Greatest Generation my azz!  When was the last time you saw one of these old cranks send a decent tweet, or create a cool tumblr page. The Korean War was like 500 years ago-- let it go! Whatevs!


Your confusing baby boomers with their parents.
 
2014-07-27 01:33:49 AM  
snakkle.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2014-07-27 01:36:36 AM  

nickdaisy: OMG LOL these guys think they had it bad?  I'm $178,000 in debt and can't find a job because these geezers won't retire and screwed up the economy! Greatest Generation my azz!  When was the last time you saw one of these old cranks send a decent tweet, or create a cool tumblr page. The Korean War was like 500 years ago-- let it go! Whatevs!


They're job creators.

The livelihood of thousands of certified nurse's assistants depends on them.
 
2014-07-27 01:36:47 AM  
How about "no shiat". We're still covering the farking sinking of the Indianapolis?

Boat goes into water.
People go into water
Sharks in the water.
Our sharks.

*nom nom nom*
 
2014-07-27 01:46:17 AM  
So much for having a bigger boat.
 
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2014-07-27 01:46:40 AM  
It wasn't like catching Tommycocks!
 
2014-07-27 01:52:24 AM  
Gotta love the link for Secret USS Indianapolis photos unveiled to survivors. Don't bother. One photo.

So in Jaws they delivered the bomb. In reality they didn't. It was parts. No matter. I'm glad I was never on a sinking boat.
 
2014-07-27 01:53:27 AM  
Black lifeless eyes, like doll's eyes.
 
2014-07-27 01:55:22 AM  

nickdaisy: OMG LOL these guys think they had it bad?  I'm $178,000 in debt and can't find a job because these geezers won't retire and screwed up the economy! Greatest Generation my azz!  When was the last time you saw one of these old cranks send a decent tweet, or create a cool tumblr page. The Korean War was like 500 years ago-- let it go! Whatevs!


i10.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-27 01:57:51 AM  
White trash sharks, eating people but leaving the wrappers around.
 
2014-07-27 01:59:34 AM  
Well, at least it's not like they were on the USS Arizona.
 
2014-07-27 02:03:23 AM  
Not impressed:
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-07-27 02:15:14 AM  
Wasn't there a senate inquiry a few years ago, that came to the conclusion sharks didn't get the guys? Now I'm no icthyologist, but it seems to me there'd be a lot of blood in the water. I'm thinking bullshiat on that story. When I was in junior high, I remember mandatory reading stories likew this, sailors going in the water, and being picked off by sharks. One part, a guy in a life jacket bobbed up, they knew the sharks got him, but didn't realize for sure until he flipped over in the water, and his bottom half was gone.
Speaking of "Jaws", I remember when it came out in '76 or so, my Uncle was telling my Dad about it, he said it scared you shiatless. He said when the movie was over,"That theatre stunk!" Was before Star Wars.
Lotsa kids nowadays cry over paper cuts, any blood in movies, or their parents expressing outrage over a movie that isn't Sky Wizard specific, or a diluted, mentally ill representative of such.
 
2014-07-27 02:16:08 AM  
Thanks to their heroism, I'm currently in the backwoods eating thin slices of salted cucumber augmented by Lay's Ranch Dip.
 
2014-07-27 02:27:03 AM  
What has Obama done for the veterans and families of the USS Indianapolis?

BIG. FAT. NOTHING.

That's what. That's right, NOTHING!

I guess he's too busy taking vacations and fundraising rather than take care of these brave men. He doesn't care. I've never heard him even mention the ship - NEVER!

We need to impeach him and TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!
 
2014-07-27 02:39:57 AM  
I'm not too familiar with what happened, so I thought I'd have a quick read of Wikipedia. The following sentence stood out:

"The  Indianapolis sent distress calls before sinking. Three stations received the signals; however, none acted upon the call. One commander was drunk, another had ordered his men not to disturb him and a third thought it was a Japanese trap."

What.
 
2014-07-27 02:46:31 AM  

studebaker hoch: White trash sharks, eating people but leaving the wrappers around.


Window seat, please.
 
2014-07-27 03:04:31 AM  
You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat
 
2014-07-27 03:09:13 AM  
phrawgh: I guess he's too busy taking vacations and fundraising rather than take care of these brave men. He doesn't care. I've never heard him even mention the ship - NEVER!

He did mention how much he liked the Indianapolis Colts during a round of golf. He then ate a lobster dinner at the local mosque.
 
2014-07-27 03:15:42 AM  

get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat


I only had one father. I think it'd be awesome to have two dads!
 
2014-07-27 03:20:44 AM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

These guys will eat you quite intentionally, and do so with a smile, if you happen to be involved in some kind of nautical disaster at sea... The Bull obviously is the biggest threat since it likes murky areas near shore (and can go inland through freshwater rivers), but the Oceanic White Tip is basically the nautical disaster garbage disposal.
 
2014-07-27 03:21:05 AM  

get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat


If I had a biatchfit every time someone cracked jokes about my old man's career choices, I would have died of a heart attack at the age of twelve.
 
2014-07-27 03:28:41 AM  

get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat


I was here on Fark making cancer jokes the same day my father died of lung cancer. Got me a month of TF for it, too.

So, uhm

www.troll.me
 
2014-07-27 03:29:18 AM  

Iczer: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x287]

These guys will eat you quite intentionally, and do so with a smile, if you happen to be involved in some kind of nautical disaster at sea...


Like this?
img.photobucket.com

Fascinating article. Thanks, subby!
 
2014-07-27 03:38:22 AM  

andynz81: I'm not too familiar with what happened, so I thought I'd have a quick read of Wikipedia. The following sentence stood out:

"The  Indianapolis sent distress calls before sinking. Three stations received the signals; however, none acted upon the call. One commander was drunk, another had ordered his men not to disturb him and a third thought it was a Japanese trap."

What.


Was the third Admiral Akbar?
 
2014-07-27 03:44:34 AM  

get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat


Pfft.  He was probably a liar.  I bet your daddy shoveled schitt in Louisiana.
 
2014-07-27 03:46:04 AM  

andynz81: I'm not too familiar with what happened, so I thought I'd have a quick read of Wikipedia. The following sentence stood out:

"The  Indianapolis sent distress calls before sinking. Three stations received the signals; however, none acted upon the call. One commander was drunk, another had ordered his men not to disturb him and a third thought it was a Japanese trap."

What.


Two officers derelict in duty and one coward.

What happened to them?
 
2014-07-27 04:24:54 AM  

Weatherkiss: get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat

I only had one father. I think it'd be awesome to have two dads!


My partner and I tried to start a family, but our doctors told us we couldn't have kids.
 
2014-07-27 04:27:04 AM  
phrawgh: vomit!

Eat sh*t.
 
2014-07-27 04:54:17 AM  

Ex-Texan: Wasn't there a senate inquiry a few years ago, that came to the conclusion sharks didn't get the guys? Now I'm no icthyologist, but it seems to me there'd be a lot of blood in the water. I'm thinking bullshiat on that story. When I was in junior high, I remember mandatory reading stories likew this, sailors going in the water, and being picked off by sharks. One part, a guy in a life jacket bobbed up, they knew the sharks got him, but didn't realize for sure until he flipped over in the water, and his bottom half was gone.
Speaking of "Jaws", I remember when it came out in '76 or so, my Uncle was telling my Dad about it, he said it scared you shiatless. He said when the movie was over,"That theatre stunk!" Was before Star Wars.
Lotsa kids nowadays cry over paper cuts, any blood in movies, or their parents expressing outrage over a movie that isn't Sky Wizard specific, or a diluted, mentally ill representative of such.


i131.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-27 04:55:03 AM  

theotherles: andynz81: I'm not too familiar with what happened, so I thought I'd have a quick read of Wikipedia. The following sentence stood out:

"The  Indianapolis sent distress calls before sinking. Three stations received the signals; however, none acted upon the call. One commander was drunk, another had ordered his men not to disturb him and a third thought it was a Japanese trap."

What.

Two officers derelict in duty and one coward.

What happened to them?


It's secret, but I'll give you a clue- starts with "N", ends with "G", and the middle rhymes with "OTHIN". It was the ending of the war, the Navy wasn't in the mood to do anything that could lower its rep too much as their budget was about to be eviscerated anyhow, so just the skipper of the sunken ship got pounded.
 
2014-07-27 04:55:22 AM  

Kittypie070: phrawgh: vomit!

Eat sh*t.


Boy, you just got trolled.  And to make it worse, it was not even a good troll.
 
2014-07-27 05:04:51 AM  

farkin_Gary: [i10.photobucket.com image 604x402]


I can't tell if that picture is dumb, or brilliant, or both.
 
2014-07-27 05:08:32 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: I was here on Fark making cancer jokes the same day my father died of lung cancer. Got me a month of TF for it, too.

So, uhm

[www.troll.me image 276x260]


I had a dream that my husband was killed by getting hit by a train, and I came on fark not for condolances, but for people to make jokes about it.

My favorite was the "O Brother where art thou" references.  He loves that movie.
 
2014-07-27 05:15:32 AM  

Mock26: get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat

Pfft.  He was probably a liar.  I bet your daddy shoveled schitt in Louisiana.


No it's possible. A guy I knew through work said he was a vet of both. As it turns out, he was in boot camp for the end of WWII, and got his discharge right before he was to ship to Korea for the start of that one.  He was quite proud of being a veteran of those 2 wars, and thrilled with all the accolades and reverence people heaped on him.
 
2014-07-27 05:22:04 AM  

get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat


What's REALLY funny is they all fought and died so Germany could be the economic powerhouse of Europe today! LOL!
 
2014-07-27 05:25:16 AM  

ghare: get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat

What's REALLY funny is they all fought and died so Germany could be the economic powerhouse of Europe today! LOL!


Nothing like consulting the Oracle of Delphi before engaging in  major military actions.
 
2014-07-27 05:30:09 AM  

HotWingAgenda: get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat

If I had a biatchfit every time someone cracked jokes about my old man's career choices, I would have died of a heart attack at the age of twelve.


My Dad was drafted into the Army to fight in Korea. Tell me how that's a career choice.
 
2014-07-27 05:38:22 AM  
noiselesschatter.com
 
2014-07-27 05:39:01 AM  

Zizzowop: My Dad was drafted into the Army to fight in Korea. Tell me how that's a career choice.


did he choose to stay in or choose to get out at the end of mandatory service?
 
2014-07-27 05:40:12 AM  

Kittypie070: phrawgh: vomit!

Eat sh*t.


Seriously?
 
2014-07-27 05:46:00 AM  

log_jammin: Zizzowop: My Dad was drafted into the Army to fight in Korea. Tell me how that's a career choice.

did he choose to stay in or choose to get out at the end of mandatory service?


After surviving a year and a half in Korea, he was allowed to go home.
 
2014-07-27 05:46:58 AM  

Weatherkiss: get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat

I only had one father. I think it'd be awesome to have two dads!


You had a FATHER!?!?  Try being a dumpster baby grown from frozen embryo and sperm.
 
2014-07-27 05:51:16 AM  

Zizzowop: HotWingAgenda: get real: You all kinda suck.....having a father in WW2 and Korea....it must be fun to laugh at what your parent or grandparent did so you post shiat

If I had a biatchfit every time someone cracked jokes about my old man's career choices, I would have died of a heart attack at the age of twelve.

My Dad was drafted into the Army to fight in Korea. Tell me how that's a career choice.


He chose to be born in America in time to be drafted into Korea. Clearly he chose poorly.
 
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