Sunday, August 28, 2005

Easter Eggs

So my one roommate has been stashing bottles of piss around our room. Our room is 30 feet from the toilets. He then has the balls to threaten me after I complained to the Chain of Command. I laughed. The stupidity of those around me never seems to end.

73 Comments:

Blogger brainhell said...

He's OK. Until he starts drinking them.

13:56  
Blogger mattandriver said...

I'm sorry man, but this one made me laugh.

14:47  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

PISS BOY, OH PIIISSS BOY!?
WTF is wrong with people? Lazy piece of S%!&

15:36  
Blogger Carnealian said...

That's just plain weird. Seems there's more to it than I don't want to walk 30 feet. Better check for other goodies he may have stashed.

19:28  
Blogger mattandriver said...

Ok, I have regained my composure and have decided to comment seriously.

This is the ugly side of military, or any situation where masses of people are living together within a limited space. You and your actions, habits, ways, whatever are shared with the people you are with. Your "personal space" is gone, only to be replaced by a mix of habits and disfuntions. Basically, it sucks!

You most likely will not change him or his strange ways of living. He has issues that go deeper than you can ever get. You made the right choice by going to your superiors about him. If he's "pissed" at you, he'll get over it! Sorry for the pun.....

20:08  
Blogger Crystal said...

the pun was funny, but that is absolutely disgusting. he needs to be a little courteous.

21:27  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

So how exactly do you go about reporting something like this? Is there a form with check boxes? Or, do you just go to the next guy up and say, mmm sir ... well, I have a complaint mmm the guy in my room ....mmm he keeps bottles of piss ... "Say what?! Dorman", says next guy up ... mmm Did he laugh? Come on everyone is going to laugh at that one. Did you confront your roommate before you reported? I would be like, "hey dude, what's up that"? If you can't take up this up face to face, there must be really something wrong with this guy.

21:44  
Blogger cut it off said...

dont drink the moutain dew

22:17  
Blogger Dorman said...

Here's the longer story....

We didn't have a choice in who was to move in with us. People told me this dude has odor problems...fine, whatever. So he moves in and brings the odor with him. Not some identifiable stench either, one that would come and go too. Dude is also not the most socially graceful or friendliest guy around. So we deal with the stench and hope for more days without odor than with.

Upon gearing up for an inspection, my cool roommate decides to start cleaning his area. Dude's junk was in the way,so my cool roommate moves some of his junk out of the way. Bingo! First easter egg discovered behind a footlocker...a 1.5 liter water bottle nearly filled with yellow fluid. Cool roomy says to me, "So what do you think it is? It isn't what I think it is?" I stared in disbelief as he placed it gingerly back on the floor. Cool roommate bitched to a few people about it and I guess Dude disposed of it. At least I never saw it again.

The other day I convoyed again and upon returning was putting my ammo back in the ammo cabinet we have in our room. I opened the cabinet, which incidently is by the door across the room from Dude's bunk, and found another water bottle 1/3 full. Of course my tolerance for bullshit has sunk below 0 recently, so I flipped. Dude can get up and walk across the room to hide a bottle but can't walk a few more steps out the door to dispose of it. Dumb bastard. We are also 30 ft. from the pissers!

I went and found his NCO and asked him to get the ammo out of the cabinet for me. OOOps! "Dorman, what the hell is that bottle?" "Gee, sergeant, you tell me." I said. He then said he'd take care of it.

Later on, dude was back in the room and his NCO, my friend Cunningham, asked whose piss bottle that was. Dude just stared at him like a dumb ass.

After Cunningham left,Dude says to me and cool roommate, "Hey if you have a problem with me or something I do, tell me first,don't broadcast it on CNN." I looked at cool rommate in disbelief before I told him there'd be no problem if he would get his ass up and go to the bathroom. He threatened me, I chuckled welcomingly figuring an ass-kicking would be cathartic. He shut up, and we've ignored him since. Now we are left to wonder what else he does that may or may not cause that funk.

05:28  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

Dude must have a little thingy since he's able to get it in those bottles!!!! lol

06:50  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

OK. This is just revolting. Sounds like someone might be a few pancakes short of a full stack. His mother obviously didn't potty-train him correctly.

07:10  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

It's laziness, pure and simple.
I live in a buildingand a neighborhood that is predominantly latino. I have seen people in my building spit, leave trash and leave half-eaten chinese food or chicken wings on the elevator floor. We also have 8 bins for recyclables beneathe the building. Those bins are often filled with regular garbage, even though they are marked with stickers showing plastics, cans, newspapers etc AND theer is a dumpster 20 ft away where they could throw out their trash.
Sometimes I hate people. :)

08:05  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

chase, so does this mean that all latinos are that way, or just the ones you live with? Just, checking.

09:29  
Blogger Crystal said...

i knew it. you couldn't handle it apov, could you?

10:07  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

apov,

Just the ones in my building and general vicinity :)
Most, if not all, are used to those kind of conditions in their home lands, and that behavior is accepted.
Still doesn't make them any less lazy.
When a garbage can sits 5 feet away and they are ting in a parking lots, eating mcdonald's or something and they dump the left-over food and trash out the window, that's a indication of how they were brought up and more than likely it was accepted back home.

10:19  
Blogger Dorman said...

funny, Dude is Mexican.....haha. Robert Chase, Racial Profiler extrordinaire.

10:58  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

So R.C., really what your building needs is a bi-lingual education program about recycling and general hygiene. Perhaps you should contact your local Boy Scouts. Perhaps a Scout is looking for an Eagle Scout project...

*the devilish side of me is just looking to start something on a Monday* ;)

11:54  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

chase, is mexican?

12:52  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Dorman, sorry, you mean your roommate. I wonder how we would profile your typical white american? Any takers? Then again maybe that wouldn't be productive.

12:55  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

Ha Ha, yep, Dorman, that's me ;)
I didn't know Dude was Mexican. Now if I insinuated he was, then I would indeed be Racial Profiler Extrordinare . :)

IL: I guess the management of the building could do that, but every memo we get regarding anything is in english and spanish. Signs such as No Vagabundos are outside my building etc. The recycling bins have pictures of what goes in there, so there really shouldn't be any confusion.

apov:
no I am not mexican. :)

13:07  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

In some sense the "racial profiling" won't be relevant be 2050. Already, hispanics are the majority in California and Texas. by 2050, they say whites will only have a narrow majority nation wide, at about 53 percent. Should be interesting how whites will be profiled then. Then again maybe not.

13:14  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

We smell like bologna. We can't dance.
We don't have any "soul".
We're stingy with our money. Every one of us is rich.

:)

13:15  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Including the trailer trash?

13:16  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

Oh, and we can't jump.

13:16  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

You, probably have to add the attributes of Robertson to your list of stereo types. wow.

13:20  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

chase, one also wonders why you are living in that neighborhood if you don't like the neighbors? If you can't find anything better, maybe you're going to have to get used to it, or try to make it better?

13:25  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

If you're not a part of the solution, maybe you're a part of the problem.

13:27  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

13:44  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

If you can't play in the sandbox without throwing sand, go somewhere else.
I guess being an educator is not doing your part and part of the problem. Teaching kids right from wrong isn't good enough Mr Chase.

13:52  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

apov:

I lived in the ghetto for 2+ years. The black people I encountered all said that they think all white people are rich, or at least not as "poor" as them. Trailer trash people do not exist in their world. They think some whites are "white trash", basically because of attitude towards blacks.
They don't envision whites living in rundown trailers, being dirt poor. There is two completely different worlds to inner-city blacks. The world that consists of their house and the neighborhood surrounding it. No matter how bleak it is or how bad a hood it is, to them it's normal. The other world is the one where whitey lives and the affluent blacks live.

You never really know how the "other" side lives until you've experienced it.

14:02  
Blogger Robert Chase said...

I guess not, snotsucker. :)

I guess not everyone on here has a sense of humor. Gee, I was poking fun of my own race and apov got offended.

apov,
I never said I hated or didn't like my neighbors. The point of my original post was to point out the laziness of some people. Unfortunately, the people I see doing it are latino.

It takes more than one person to change a neighborhood or to change people's mindset or behavior.

Btw, you aren't from the Caps boards are you? Because your "part of the problem" rant sounds awfully familiar.

14:12  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

So, what has this to do with the price of eggs in Kansas? Chase, I am not sure what your about, but you seem like your a friend of Dorman, so you got this going for you. But, the racial innuendo you seem to be spinning really does not serve any benefit. I am with IL, on this, not so much the suggestion itself but rather the spirit in which it was made. Instead, of pointing at the faults of other people, why not look at their strengths, and help them to be better. Why not raise your head a little higher, rather than looking down in scorn. And how do you know I haven't come from poverty?

14:18  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

Should we care if you've come from poverty and how is this relevant to this discussion?

Lets get back to the original contents of Dormans post.

14:39  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

chase, brought up the latinos, Dorman, responded, I am just following the trail, poverty is relevant to chase's, comments, if you want talk about piss, please feel free,

14:42  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Hey, Dorman which post was deleted? I don't think it was mine, but I am curious all the same.

14:44  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Caps, board?

14:45  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

It is often surprising what one person can achieve.

14:47  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Chase, ok, I will lay off. Perhaps, think about what it is about your comments about latinos, that might set someone off. Perhaps, think why they are not helpful.

14:58  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Piss-powered battery
Researchers in Singapore have designed a paper battery that converts urine into electricity. The scientists from Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology built the battery to power tiny biochips that tests bodily fluids for diseases. With their approach, urine is not only tested but also acts as the power source for the testing device. From a press release about the scientific publication in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering:
The battery unit is made from a layer of paper that is steeped in copper chloride (CuCl) and sandwiched between strips of magnesium and copper. This "sandwich" is then held in place by being laminated, which involves passing the battery unit between a pair of transparent plastic films through a heating roller at 120ºC. The final product has dimensions of 60 mm x 30 mm, and a thickness of just 1 mm (a little bit smaller than a credit card)... Using 0.2 ml of urine, they generated a voltage of around 1.5 V with a corresponding maximum power of 1.5 mW...

“Our urine-activated battery would be integrated into biochip systems for healthcare diagnostic applications,” says (lead researcher Ki Bang) Lee. He envisions a world where people will easily be able to monitor their health at home, seeking medical attention only when necessary.


PissPoweredBatteries

He's making batteries!!!! Be careful Dorman, he might be rich some day!

15:06  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

Is someone talking to themselves again?

Apov: You need to relax. It's ok for good old sarcasm to invade every now and then. Also "Your" is a possessive pronoun, "You're" is a contraction of "You are". Please use them correctly. Along with its (again, possessive pronoun) and it's (contraction of it is).

I was being sarcastic in my post regarding the bilingual education program. I had hoped have thought the 'devilish' note would underscore that. Still, I have achieved my goal, have I not? *horns protruding*

R.C. Maybe No Vagabundos is too long a word for them. Or, perhaps they are illiterate. In this case, perhaps a literacy program instead. ;) And hey...I don't eat bologna, I can dance, I have plenty of "soul", I give money where I can and see need, or provide equal amounts of sweat, and I'm far from rich in the worldly sense. And, I can too jump. Must mean I have 'minority' in my geneology somewhere.

15:14  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

alright, here's my shot in the dark ...

piss article

Piss Off
A Belgian novelty shows what the good people of Brussels really think about George W. Bush.
by Paul Belien

The newest Belgian fad--a Bush urinal sticker.

Brussels
WHEN JOHAN VANDE LANOTTE, Belgium's Vice Prime Minister, goes to the toilets today, he finds the urinals in the offices of his ministry decorated with stickers. They show an American flag and the head of George W. Bush. "Go ahead. Piss on me," the caption says. Vande Lanotte is one of Bush's hosts in Brussels. Is peeing on your guest's head appropriate? In Belgium it is. After all, Brussels' best known statue is that of "Manneken Pis," a peeing boy.

The piss stickers, specially made to be used in urinals, can be seen these days in the public toilets of Belgian schools, youth clubs, and pubs. They were designed by Laurent Winnock, president of the Young Socialists, the youth branch of Vande Lanotte's Socialist party. Winnock did his creative work during his office hours, which would not be worth mentioning if Winnock did not work in the offices of Vice Prime Minister Vande Lanotte, as one of his press spokesmen.

15:16  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

Doesn't the Army have (or are working on) desert suits that extract the H2O from urine? Maybe he's saving up for a not-so-rainy day...

15:19  
Blogger mattandriver said...

Boy, I go to work for a day and look that happens.

15:21  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

IL, that's to bad you're not as nice as I had thought. Don't be too concerned with spelling as it is not as important as your quality as a person.

15:23  
Blogger Dorman said...

apov, don't know which post,seems like it didn't come my way before it was deleted.


besides, stereotypes come from some truth about an ethicity in a generally cultural sense. It is idiots that get bent out of shape about it, IMHO. Not saying anyone here is an idiot, I know you are all just instigating and that is cool. But we poke fun of each other and even our races in the Army, all in fun. Some things are just facts and I don't think Chase was suggesting the sloppy bastards in his building are that way BECAUSE they are latino but because somehow they all share a commonality....inner-city,a culture,whatever. Poverty has nothing to do with it either, self-esteem and world view are all of it. These things just happened to get programmed in based on cultural/racial bias.

15:28  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

Apov...I'm sorry you feel that way. But I don't need for you to think I'm nice. My basis for self-worth isn't set on how others view me.

15:42  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

I think, in some respects, what you say is true. In my own circles, we do joke about such things. Among friends, however, everyone is clear to the extent the jokes are meant. That is they are not meant to be serious.

But, in more general surroundings such jokes are generally called into question. I reacted to RC's comments accordingly. But, as I mentioned, I'd give him a rest.

IMHO the problem is with the idiots that say things without understanding what kind of reaction they'd be getting. Not that I'm calling any one an idiot :)

My guess is that poverty, does indeed have something to do with it. What kind of world view do you have when you are poor. What kind of world do you have when you are rich. It probably doesn't take a great leap of imagination to see that these two perspectives would be generally different.

16:00  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

IL, that's great. I agree we should be able to derive self worth from ourselves. Though, I think it's probably good to be able to derive some self worth from others. I think that's pretty basic to human interactions. But, if it works for you, that sounds fine.

16:03  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

IL, what I had said before, wasn't exactly nice either. I am sure you are a nice person. ( I know I know you derive self worth from something else - it makes me feel better to take it back )

16:06  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Ok, I am done with this thread - Dorman, when are you going to tell us about your new information about Islam?

16:19  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

OK apov...just do me a favor and don't tell anyone else, ok? ;)

16:26  
Blogger mattandriver said...

apov, You seem to have some very strong beliefs and opinions. I can respect that as I have my own. But please let me be brutally honest with you for a moment.

Your 'flying on the handle' and the seeming inability to tolerate other people's opinions and thoughts is not becoming of you. I get offended at others at times, but I mostly keep my feelings to myself. The urinal stickers for example, offend me. I was raised to respect my elders and people "above" me, regardless of what I thing of them or what they choose to do. I will march down the street in public protest if I feel it is necessary, but pissing on a picture of a foreign leader is a case of total disrespect. I may as well just leave bottles of piss laying around like the dude. But I don't feel the need to humiliate you here for it.

We all are entitled to our own opinion. This is our way of life. I can put a stick in my back yard, hang some pretty ornaments on it, sacrifice a few bugs, and call it a religion. People will think I am a bit off of my rocker, but I have the right. It's called freedom of expression. But, on the same token, pushing my religion on others aggressively would, IMHO, be wrong.

Just a helpful hint. Please take this as corrective criticism. This is only MY opinion, Information offered on this Internet site does not represent an opinion of the My Home, or Visitors, or the City Block or part thereof. Opinions offered are those of the individual making the representations. Moreover, any advice offered is ONLY general advice, not advice to a specific person based on a specific person's condition. The advice is intended to provide only a general basis for a person to discuss.......

16:38  
Blogger mattandriver said...

Sorry I chimed in so late, but I took me an hour to read all these posts. The phone won't stop ringing.

16:55  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

MD, Glad to hear your thoughts.

As for Bush, didn't mean to offend, thought it was telling of what people in other countries thought of Bush, and it was on the piss theme to boot, as per response to complaints about being on topic.

As for wether it was funny or not, I make no claims, I do recall a few people suggesting that being more relaxed about things to be of benefit. But, I tend to agree with you that it is not funny. But, it is worth to note, that the country to produce these stickers was Belgium. Perhaps, it was even liberated by American soldiers in WWII. This was not a country that was at all Islamic. So what does it say? It seems to say a lot. If nothing else, it says that it disagrees with Bush, in the strongest of terms. It's opinion is not so easily discounted, in the case of an Islamic country, with natural biases. Do not be offended by the stickers, but perhaps rather ask why the stickers?

As for respecting foreign leaders. I'd be interested on your thoughts, regarding Robertson's remarks. Or, if you care to just google "US assassinations". Take your pick of the sources.

It is fine to respect your elders. But perhaps, it is good to be able to judge which elders deserve respect, and have earned the right to be above you. In a very real sense, Bush is not above you. "You" elected him, in a very real sense he works for "you". "You" are above him. Is Bush serving you and your country? Is he gaining position for you amongst your allies and enemies? It seems not.

Again, no personal slight was meant.

17:21  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

MD, sorry man, but what's with the long discalmer?

Just speak your mind. I am not that bad of guy, I even appologize sometimes for being mean.

Glad to hear you're speaking up.

17:24  
Blogger mattandriver said...

discalmer was a joke

18:05  
Blogger mattandriver said...

And, just so you know. "I" did not vote for Bush!

18:08  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

"great"

18:12  
Blogger Dorman said...

I need somewhere to host about 25 megs in 3 files (mp3) so that I can get oin to how blatantly correct I have been about Islam. Anyone help me out?

23:02  
Blogger Crystal said...

well, even if i could. i wouldn't ;)

23:46  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

Not me. I can't wait to hear this. :) Try freewebs.com. You have to register for a site, but you should be able to upload files and stream them.

02:46  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Dorman, if I had the space I would; you, have the right to be wrong :)

09:10  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Dorman, what's your take on this article. Thanks, apov

Crys, there is an interesting comparison to Vietnam. I'd like your take on it too, becuase you disagree, with this comparison.

I don't think of this in terms of winning," said Col. Stephen Davis, who commands a task force of about 5,000 Marines in an area of some 24,000 square miles in the western portion of Anbar.

09:18  
Blogger Dorman said...

I think they are admitting they are handling this conflict incorrect but in such a way as to try to make you, JoePublic, think they are working on higher principles and morals. Bullshit. The answer isn't rebuilding anything, the answer is clearing out confirmed civilians and blasting the shit out of the remainder. Killing is the answer...moreso killing THEM is the answer. We have the power, the technology and the desire of the troops, but it is lame assed politics and the procurement of $$ that prolongs this situation. So much technology and equipment to fight stone age freaks using $2 alarm clocks as detonators. Screw them - we give the insurgents way too much credit so as to make ourselves not look so freaking inept.

We could win this war with 3 sharp sticks and a box of cereal if only the damn politicians would be decisive.

11:47  
Blogger InterstellarLass said...

OK, I get the three sharp sticks, but what do you do with the box of cereal?

12:16  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Dorman:

Why didn't they send more troops, when it appears that was and is what is being asked for?

Are there more soldiers to call upon?

Is there more technology that can be used? ( aside from nuclear weapons )

Would you advocate the use of nuclear weapons?

Was the approach you advocate, "more money, more technology, more troops", not advocated in Vietnam?

Was this why the US failed in Vietnam?

Or, was the failure do to other reasons?

Do, you agree with their comparison with Vietnam?

In particular, is not reasonable to try to learn from Vietnam, "that even when millions of the Vietnamese were killed the kept coming". This lesson of history in contrast to what you advocate. How will "killing" succede now when it failed in Vietnam? :


... "If it were just killing people that would win this, it'd be easy," said Marine Maj.
Nicholas Visconti, 35, of Brookfield, Conn., who served in southern Iraq in 2003.
"But look at Vietnam. We killed millions, and they kept coming. It's a war of attrition.
They're not trying to win. It's just like in Vietnam. They won a long, protracted fight
that the American public did not have the stomach for. ... Killing people is not the
answer; rebuilding the cities is." ...

12:54  
Blogger Dorman said...

Did you read what I wrote?

15:11  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Checking to see if I got correct.

15:38  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

You, really believe that killing is the answer? How many would you'd kill, 100, 1000, a million a couple of million?

15:40  
Blogger Dorman said...

all the bad ones.

16:23  
Blogger anotherPointOfView said...

Of course you would be able to decide that. I think that this is the view of your enemy. Perhaps, you both are not too unlike after all.

14:59  
Blogger silverpocket said...

I know the pisser tid bit is old but I don't come here often. I'm an old school guy now and we know each other. My day in the military this dude would meet up with a late night attitude ajusting procedure. And he would definitely be recycling some of it. And when he was recycling someone would make him aware of his cock(now thats funny)tail. Thats just bullshit.

21:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, not really anonymous, but don't have a website. I've been reading quite a bit of this blog and of course, feel terrible for Dorman. Our soldiers deserve better, always.

The one thing I find highly irritating is the posts by APOV. Did you ever stop and realize that your militant demands for tolerance from the other posters are intolerant itself? People are allowed to think and say things you find offensive, which from reading your commentary, means just about everything. You sound like the PC liberal professor in the back of the room challenging every third word someone else says because it doesn't fit into the boundaries of your precious little PC cocoon. You know what, most stereotypes come from something factual. Asians can't drive for shit, more blacks are criminals than whites and islam isn't a religion of peace. Hope your precious do-gooder ears don't explode on that one.

Of course you casually dismiss the offense taken over the Bush urinal stickers. Guess what, I could care less why the Belgiums think that way, I only care that they're a bunch of ungrateful pieces of garbage. You live under the umbrella of peace and stability provided by the US for fifty years and in your liberal european arrogance forget exactly why Soviet tanks were never parked outside your door.

As for Vietnam, you're damn right military might was winning. Those little commie pricks were going to fold the tent with the unlimited bombings in the north until the liberal media and worthless univeristy hippies and professors took advantage of a massive military defeat for the north and turned it into some rallying cry. Only in America could the ass kicking the commies got during Tet somehow turn into a victory.

Do everyone a favor and come to grips with the fact that my, and others, life experiences give us the right to judge or even stereotype all we want. It's my right, and no matter who much PC garbage you try to force down others throat's, you won't change a thing.

Sorry to everyone else, it's just that I came to read about the experiences of a true hero and find the rantings of the type of person who has convinced themselves and their hippy friends that dissent is patriotic and that the true heros are Cindy Sheehan and her band of idiots. Far from the truth.

09:58  

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