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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 121
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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.
 
ecl
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 05:30:39 AM
Won't somebody think of the poor sharks that were so hungry that they had to resort to eating mammals?
 
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.
 
2014-07-27 05:54:12 AM

Zizzowop: After surviving a year and a half in Korea, he was allowed to go home.


ah I see. he chose to not stay in the military.
 
2014-07-27 05:57:11 AM

Gyrfalcon: 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.


I had a Spanish teacher a long time ago who knew he was going to be drafted into Vietnam, so he joined the Navy before that happened, said he got to stay up late, sleep in, get drunk, and overall had a great time. I always thought that was pretty smart.
 
2014-07-27 05:59:21 AM

log_jammin: Zizzowop: After surviving a year and a half in Korea, he was allowed to go home.

ah I see. he chose to not stay in the military.


Yep, he chose not to go to jail.
 
2014-07-27 06:07:41 AM

TheOther: 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.


I didn't think it was possible for IVF embryos thrown in dumpers to grow into babies.  I'd have thought you'd need a womb for that.
 
2014-07-27 06:12:47 AM

Zizzowop: log_jammin: Zizzowop: After surviving a year and a half in Korea, he was allowed to go home.

ah I see. he chose to not stay in the military.

Yep, he chose not to go to jail.


why would he go to jail at the end of his conscription?
 
2014-07-27 06:20:35 AM

log_jammin: Zizzowop: log_jammin: Zizzowop: After surviving a year and a half in Korea, he was allowed to go home.

ah I see. he chose to not stay in the military.

Yep, he chose not to go to jail.

why would he go to jail at the end of his conscription?


If he didn't serve, he would have been arrested, what part of THAT choice is confusing since you brought up the concept of choices that aren't really choices.
 
2014-07-27 06:33:43 AM

Zizzowop: If he didn't serve, he would have been arrested, what part of THAT choice is confusing since you brought up the concept of choices that aren't really choices.


here, let's try this again.

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

He didn't have a choice when he was drafted, but he had a choice to make it a career or not at the end of his conscription. That is a choice that really is a choice, which was my entire point.
 
2014-07-27 06:45:23 AM

ban_sidhe: 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 image 620x400]

Fascinating article. Thanks, subby!


www.jiveturkeyjives.com
 
2014-07-27 06:56:05 AM
Quint?
 
2014-07-27 06:56:58 AM

Lsherm: Kittypie070: phrawgh: vomit!

Eat sh*t.

Seriously?


Yes.
 
2014-07-27 07:06:11 AM
Weatherkiss: I think it'd be awesome to have two dads!


Yeah we know .
 
2014-07-27 07:10:46 AM

Friction8r: Thanks to their heroism, I'm currently in the backwoods eating thin slices of salted cucumber augmented by Lay's Ranch Dip.


Wat
 
2014-07-27 07:15:37 AM

cynicalbastard: 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.


Didn't they bring in the Japanese sub captain who sunk the ship to testify against him?
 
2014-07-27 07:18:30 AM

Ambivalence: TheOther: 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.

I didn't think it was possible for IVF embryos thrown in dumpers to grow into babies.  I'd have thought you'd need a womb for that.


Not if you're determined and self reliant enough.
That's why boots have straps, libtard.
Pffft...kids these days!
 
2014-07-27 07:19:29 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!


Satire, but I've heard Millenials talk like this.

You'd figure a "178k" education would include some history and critical thinking.
 
2014-07-27 07:20:11 AM

dstrick44: cynicalbastard: 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.

Didn't they bring in the Japanese sub captain who sunk the ship to testify against him?


Yes . But the sub captain said there was nothing that the ship could have done . He could have sank them regardless of what they did .
 
2014-07-27 07:49:31 AM
Interesting bit at the end about this guy holding the great granddaughter of the guy who sunk his ship, must have been quite a surreal whats it all for / why do we kill each other moment.
 
2014-07-27 07:55:18 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.


Larry, curly and moe

Or

Groucho harpo and zeppo?
 
2014-07-27 08:32:32 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


During WWII, my grandfather got drunk, stole a plane, and ended up spending most of the war in the brig. I think that's hilarious.
 
2014-07-27 08:36:36 AM

AngryDragon: 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!

Satire, but I've heard Millenials talk like this.

You'd figure a "178k" education would include some history and critical thinking.


I've worked with thousands of Millennials at four different universities drawing from all social and economic backgrounds. I don't recall ever once hearing them say any shiat like that.

In fact, as a whole Millennials are so damned respectful of their parents and grandparents it sometimes pissed me off.

And as far as NickDaisy's "satire" goes, that'd be the Boomer Generation that's refusing to make room in the workforce for the next generations and tanking the economy. The Greatest Generation is busy dying off. Get your rant details right. But then, I suppose it wouldn't have been topical.
 
2014-07-27 08:49:29 AM
Man, just drop a 1600 lb weight on them.  All you have to afterwards is pick up the mess and stick it in a can of tomato bisque.  You could, also, burn them, although I think burning should only be used in cases where the convicted has turned someone into a newt.
 
2014-07-27 08:52:38 AM
Fta:Forgiveness came - last year, Harrell held on his lap the great-granddaughter of Mochitsura Hashimoto, the commander of the Japanese submarine I-58 that sank the USS Indianapolis. The baby smiled at him; Harrell had tears in his eyes.

WAR
 
2014-07-27 09:01:04 AM

doglover: 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.


John Milius.

He also directed (but didn't write) Red Dawn and was the inspiration for Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski. There's a really good documentary about him currently streaming on Netflix called Milius.
 
2014-07-27 09:06:07 AM
♪♫WE ARE FLOATING, WE ARE FLOATING
/chop
 
2014-07-27 09:08:15 AM

Kittypie070: Lsherm: Kittypie070: phrawgh: vomit!

Eat sh*t.

Seriously?

Yes.


He was coming in at a solid 3/10 until you leapt on him like some voracious creature of the sea when it finds food just floating around. If only I could come up with a better metaphor. Damn.
 
2014-07-27 09:11:23 AM

Oldiron_79: 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?


It's a Jap trap!!!
 
2014-07-27 09:28:45 AM

child_god: Fta:Forgiveness came - last year, Harrell held on his lap the great-granddaughter of Mochitsura Hashimoto, the commander of the Japanese submarine I-58 that sank the USS Indianapolis. The baby smiled at him; Harrell had tears in his eyes.

WAR


Huh good God y'all
 
2014-07-27 09:51:38 AM

TheOther: 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.


You had a DUMPSTER!¿!? Try being a toilet baby abandoned at junior prom.
 
2014-07-27 09:51:38 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!


And for the Japanese to take all of our manufacturing and technology jobs in the 80s!
 
2014-07-27 09:59:15 AM

Mugato: Quint's monolog was a bit disjointed in places, I think the point was that he was half in the bag while telling it.


And maybe because Robert Shaw was half in the bag during that scene, as he (anecdotally) was for pretty much all his scenes.
 
2014-07-27 10:13:12 AM

mcmnky: TheOther: 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.

You had a DUMPSTER!¿!? Try being a toilet baby abandoned at junior prom.


I got named Waste M. Ment.

Are you  A. Stan Dard or Kay Ohler?
 
2014-07-27 10:15:56 AM

DeathRaySanta: Mugato: Quint's monolog was a bit disjointed in places, I think the point was that he was half in the bag while telling it.

And maybe because Robert Shaw was half in the bag during that scene, as he (anecdotally) was for pretty much all his scenes.


If the "making of Jaws" thing I watched on TV is accurate, and since they were interviewing everyone actually involved in the film, I have to assume it is, the monolog actually consists of two separately filmed scenes.  Shaw's first delivery was when he was in the bag, and was pretty awful.  He apparently called and apologized to Spielberg.  He was sober during the second filming.  The final version consists of edited sections of both deliveries.
 
2014-07-27 10:23:59 AM

mcmnky: TheOther: 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.


You had a DUMPSTER!¿!? Try being a toilet baby abandoned at junior prom.


In my day, we had to get up an hour before we went to sleep, lick the dumpster clean, dad would beat us until we couldn't walk, work 27 hours at mill, then walk a hundred miles to our prom, just to find out that our date was in the bathroom havin babies instead of dancin with us.
 
2014-07-27 10:35:17 AM

brimed03: AngryDragon: 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!

Satire, but I've heard Millenials talk like this.

You'd figure a "178k" education would include some history and critical thinking.

I've worked with thousands of Millennials at four different universities drawing from all social and economic backgrounds. I don't recall ever once hearing them say any shiat like that.

In fact, as a whole Millennials are so damned respectful of their parents and grandparents it sometimes pissed me off.

And as far as NickDaisy's "satire" goes, that'd be the Boomer Generation that's refusing to make room in the workforce for the next generations and tanking the economy. The Greatest Generation is busy dying off. Get your rant details right. But then, I suppose it wouldn't have been topical.


I'm 26, so I guess I'm a millennial. I'm also in charge of hiring for my department, and I usually try to fill my part time jobs with college kids. Overall, the 17-22 age group is incredibly lazy. Absolutely no work ethic. It's an easy job, they're paid by the job, so the harder they work the more they make. When I was working my way up, I made about $14/hr, busting my hump, part time. Most of the part time guys barely hit $8.

To fly in the face of bigots, I took a chance and hired a kid who failed his screen , on condition he pay for his own screenings, every two weeks, for 3 months. He runs circles around the shiatty white redneck kids I usually get.

It isn't the kids, it's the shiatty parents.

/anecdotes, I know.
//isn't this thread about jaws or something?
 
2014-07-27 10:35:20 AM

DeathRaySanta: Mugato: Quint's monolog was a bit disjointed in places, I think the point was that he was half in the bag while telling it.

And maybe because Robert Shaw was half in the bag during that scene, as he (anecdotally) was for pretty much all his scenes.


Can't blame him, it was supposedly a nightmare of a shoot.
 
2014-07-27 10:39:58 AM

born_yesterday: DeathRaySanta: Mugato: Quint's monolog was a bit disjointed in places, I think the point was that he was half in the bag while telling it.

And maybe because Robert Shaw was half in the bag during that scene, as he (anecdotally) was for pretty much all his scenes.

If the "making of Jaws" thing I watched on TV is accurate, and since they were interviewing everyone actually involved in the film, I have to assume it is, the monolog actually consists of two separately filmed scenes.  Shaw's first delivery was when he was in the bag, and was pretty awful.  He apparently called and apologized to Spielberg.  He was sober during the second filming.  The final version consists of edited sections of both deliveries.


That's how I remember the doc too. Oh, and Lorraine Gray? Yummy.
 
2014-07-27 10:42:36 AM
Yeah, it was a good line, but it wasn't all that scary........

diskreaderrorblog.files.wordpress.com

"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it."
 
2014-07-27 11:08:21 AM
It wasn't just the Indianapolis that had a big percentage of its crew die in the water. The USS Juneau was torpedoed and sank in 1942; the explosion that sank her was so violent the crew of the ships she was with thought no one could have survived, so they didn't bother telling anyone until they reached port. About 400 men survived the sinking, but only a small handful were actually rescued. Then there was the USS Houston and HMAS Perth, sunk in early 1942 and the Japanese basically left the crew to drown. For that matter, there were literally thousands of ships sunk in the Pacific where the crew realized they were on their own and one by one, died without anyone ever knowing what happened to them. What's so interesting about the Indianapolis' survivors is we DO know what happened to them, and can imagine the same fate occurred to all those other men who found themselves in that situation.
 
2014-07-27 11:25:58 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.


The huge about of oil and guel pooling at the surface would have prevented the blood from surfacing.
It would have spread out beneath the surface which would have been a nice dinner bell for even more sharks.
 
2014-07-27 11:26:33 AM
I mean 'oil and fuel' pooling at the surface.
 
2014-07-27 11:28:43 AM

ArcadianRefugee: 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*


Evidently there used to be a LOT (like mucho beaucoup) more sharks back then. Pretty horrific.

/ Probably not a good sign that there are WAY less sharks now...
 
2014-07-27 11:30:19 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!


 A sizable amount of WWII vets also served in Korea.
And not necessarily willingly.
Ted Williams the famous baseball served in WWII and got called up again for Korea.
He missed his best baseball years fighting 2 wars.
Probably would have hit so many more records out of the park had he not spent so many years away at war.
 
2014-07-27 11:30:48 AM
My wife's uncle survived the Indianapolis.  She has vague memories of him from when she was small.  He lived out his years in a catatonic condition, rocking on the front porch and chain smoking cigarettes.  The family had placed him in a veteran's home where he was bathed, dressed, fed, and parked on the front porch where he said nothing ever.  He died in his fifties from lung cancer.  He had been the pride of his family.  They describe him as a brilliant young man with an ebullient personality and a limitless future.
 
2014-07-27 11:31:12 AM

Medic Zero: ArcadianRefugee: 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*

Evidently there used to be a LOT (like mucho beaucoup) more sharks back then. Pretty horrific.

/ Probably not a good sign that there are WAY less sharks now...


There are still plenty of sharks. They just don't swim as well with their tasty fins removed.
 
2014-07-27 11:32:01 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!


That sounds pretty gay.

/NTTAWWT
 
2014-07-27 11:35:20 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.


wearecinemaniax.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-27 11:37:11 AM

pissnmoan: My wife's uncle survived the Indianapolis.  She has vague memories of him from when she was small.  He lived out his years in a catatonic condition, rocking on the front porch and chain smoking cigarettes.  The family had placed him in a veteran's home where he was bathed, dressed, fed, and parked on the front porch where he said nothing ever.  He died in his fifties from lung cancer.  He had been the pride of his family.  They describe him as a brilliant young man with an ebullient personality and a limitless future.


Christ, that's sad.
 
2014-07-27 11:48:45 AM

Medic Zero: Evidently there used to be a LOT (like mucho beaucoup) more sharks back then. Pretty horrific.
/ Probably not a good sign that there are WAY less sharks now...


There's still plenty of sharks, they've just "evolved" into having fewer fins now.

No, wait, I'm getting a late report--oh, they're all dead. Turns out they don't survive too well having their fins cuts off by the millions.

pissnmoan: My wife's uncle survived the Indianapolis.  She has vague memories of him from when she was small.  He lived out his years in a catatonic condition, rocking on the front porch and chain smoking cigarettes.  The family had placed him in a veteran's home where he was bathed, dressed, fed, and parked on the front porch where he said nothing ever.  He died in his fifties from lung cancer.  He had been the pride of his family.  They describe him as a brilliant young man with an ebullient personality and a limitless future.


War, huh, what is it good for? Fark yeah, or however that song goes.
 
2014-07-27 11:56:50 AM

SauronWasFramed: 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.


There was also "Abandon Ship!" which came out in the mid-1950s, I think, and then again after "Jaws" revived the story, and then again awhile back with updates...excellent book that covered the journey, the sinking, the aftermath, the court-martial.  The Navy was so intent on the cover-up of its negligence and trying to lay the blame on the captain, that it actually subpoenaed the Japanese sub commander that sank the Indianapolis...The Navy wanted to prove that the Indy should have taken zigzag evasion moves.  The sub commander said that that's what they expected ships to do, so it wouldn't have made any difference....
 
2014-07-27 12:05:31 PM

Billy Liar: SauronWasFramed: 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.

There was also "Abandon Ship!" which came out in the mid-1950s, I think, and then again after "Jaws" revived the story, and then again awhile back with updates...excellent book that covered the journey, the sinking, the aftermath, the court-martial.  The Navy was so intent on the cover-up of its negligence and trying to lay the blame on the captain, that it actually subpoenaed the Japanese sub commander that sank the Indianapolis...The Navy wanted to prove that the Indy should have taken zigzag evasion moves.  The sub commander said that that's what they expected ships to do, so it wouldn't have made any difference....


Huh, I was looking for why the captain was cout-marshaled but that explains it.

It seems really strange to me to court-martial someone for the actions of the enemy. Court-martial should be for disobeying orders or gross negligence, like the drunk and the guy who ignored the distress call.
 
2014-07-27 12:25:47 PM

wingedkat: Billy Liar: SauronWasFramed: 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.

There was also "Abandon Ship!" which came out in the mid-1950s, I think, and then again after "Jaws" revived the story, and then again awhile back with updates...excellent book that covered the journey, the sinking, the aftermath, the court-martial.  The Navy was so intent on the cover-up of its negligence and trying to lay the blame on the captain, that it actually subpoenaed the Japanese sub commander that sank the Indianapolis...The Navy wanted to prove that the Indy should have taken zigzag evasion moves.  The sub commander said that that's what they expected ships to do, so it wouldn't have made any difference....

Huh, I was looking for why the captain was cout-marshaled but that explains it.

It seems really strange to me to court-martial someone for the actions of the enemy. Court-martial should be for disobeying orders or gross negligence, like the drunk and the guy who ignored the distress call.


I believe they charged him with not following orders, as the standing orders were to zig zag in certain conditions. There was some disagreement over if those conditions were met.
 
2014-07-27 12:28:15 PM

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... 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.


I avoid them all.
 
2014-07-27 12:37:08 PM

Duck_of_Doom: 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.


Pssst.  See Medic Zero's post.
 
2014-07-27 12:50:32 PM
On Oct. 30, 2000, they got their wish, when McVay was posthumously exonerated by Congress and President Bill Clinton.

Typical bleeding heart liberal behavior.
 
2014-07-27 01:20:43 PM

John Buck 41: pissnmoan: My wife's uncle survived the Indianapolis.  She has vague memories of him from when she was small.  He lived out his years in a catatonic condition, rocking on the front porch and chain smoking cigarettes.  The family had placed him in a veteran's home where he was bathed, dressed, fed, and parked on the front porch where he said nothing ever.  He died in his fifties from lung cancer.  He had been the pride of his family.  They describe him as a brilliant young man with an ebullient personality and a limitless future.

Christ, that's sad.


Yep. Not all the casualties of war bleed.

It's hard to count the number of men who come home from combat without a scratch on them, but are absolutely shattered by the experience.
 
2014-07-27 01:24:27 PM
Sounds like a great story. Bob Zemeckis should make a movie out of it
 
2014-07-27 01:42:12 PM

Evil Mackerel: 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... 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.

I avoid them all.


With your username I would think they'd avoid YOU.
 
2014-07-27 01:43:50 PM
What do you call an USS Indianapolis survivor with no legs?
 
2014-07-27 02:08:51 PM

mcmnky: TheOther: 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.

You had a DUMPSTER!¿!? Try being a toilet baby abandoned at junior prom.


Luxury! TJ: I used to dream of being a toilet baby. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.
 
2014-07-27 02:21:46 PM
Always wondered why my WW2 dad drank himself to death after the war. Found out that they shot down a bunch of American transport planes full of paratroopers over Sicily. The planes were fireballs  falling from the sky with guys falling out of planes engulfed in fire. Fire everywhere. No one told them they were American planes.
 
2014-07-27 03:19:23 PM
www.lassothemovies.com
 
2014-07-27 03:37:16 PM

BorgiaGinz: mcmnky: TheOther: 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.

You had a DUMPSTER!¿!? Try being a toilet baby abandoned at junior prom.

Luxury! TJ: I used to dream of being a toilet baby. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.


Count your blessings!  Not all of us are fortunate enough to have been born indoors.
 
2014-07-27 03:58:46 PM

saturn badger: 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.


In those days they never shipped assembled bombs.
 
2014-07-27 03:58:57 PM

Clash City Farker: What do you call an USS Indianapolis survivor with no legs?


Bob.
 
2014-07-27 04:32:24 PM
I picked up some roast beef from Costco on Thursday.  It was awesome.  Eaten straight, cut up into a salad, or on sandwiches, it didn't matter.

I told the wife lets get more, even at the price, it was about $3.50 per meal which is not all that bad.
My wife didn't seem to like this, because I guess it eats into her pocket money.
She purchased some roast and told me that she can make some just as good for less money.
Well, she did but it was so damn dry and tasteless, I think the crew of the Indianapolis would have spit it out because it was absorbing what little moisture they had left in their mouth.

What is the best way to tell her I would rather eat the roast beef from Costco and hold my shiats in until I get to work, so as to save money on toilet paper, rather than eat her roast again.
 
2014-07-27 05:10:33 PM

Ambivalence: 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.


A lot of respectable people have been hit by trains.
 
2014-07-27 05:15:53 PM

El Dudereno: John Buck 41: pissnmoan: My wife's uncle survived the Indianapolis.  She has vague memories of him from when she was small.  He lived out his years in a catatonic condition, rocking on the front porch and chain smoking cigarettes.  The family had placed him in a veteran's home where he was bathed, dressed, fed, and parked on the front porch where he said nothing ever.  He died in his fifties from lung cancer.  He had been the pride of his family.  They describe him as a brilliant young man with an ebullient personality and a limitless future.

Christ, that's sad.

Yep. Not all the casualties of war bleed.

It's hard to count the number of men who come home from combat without a scratch on them, but are absolutely shattered by the experience.


My great-uncle served aboard a repair ship in the war, the Jason. He never talked about the war, all we knew was from the yearbook he brought back. I once asked why he never said anything, it was then I found out he was a welder and the first aboard damaged ships to clear the wreckage. And the bodies beneath.
 
2014-07-27 05:16:16 PM
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2014-07-27 06:21:20 PM

Popo Bawa: I mean 'oil and fuel' pooling at the surface.


I like the idea of "oil and gruel" pooling at the surface, though.
 
2014-07-27 08:10:35 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: 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

During WWII, my grandfather got drunk, stole a plane, and ended up spending most of the war in the brig. I think that's hilarious.


My uncle was a driver for a general in WW2. He said it was terrifying. He was constantly afraid he was going to die of boredom.

/another uncle was a USMC flamethrower in the Pacific campaign. He just said "you don't want to know"
 
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