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Outstanding achievement in the field of laziness

Posted January 13, 2015 into Funny by John Birmingham

From my twitter feed this morning. I am in awe.

12 Responses to ‘Outstanding achievement in the field of laziness’

Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted January 13, 2015

"Outstanding excellence in the field of excellence". Best I can offer in my own experience is whenever I use the microwave and it needs to be heated for 2minutes I hit 2:22, if its 2mins 3:33 etc just so I don't have tomove my finger.

Dave W mumbles...

Posted January 13, 2015

Pshaw. That's nothing. You do have to move your finger. 2:22 then start.

I'm all over that sh!t. Instant cook times two if it's a one minute IC machine. ICx4 for a 30 sec machine.

Pwned, I believe, is the expression that the kids use.

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted January 13, 2015
I agree Dave W. I'm not sure I could operate any other function of our microwave, other than "cancel". Our instant cook button goes 15, 30, 60 & 120, so for 90 seconds I need to cancel which is more efficient than a 60s cook + a 30s cook.

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pi would have you know...

Posted January 13, 2015
That's gold.

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Chaz asserts...

Posted January 13, 2015
it would be really, really cool if the vessel in question was a CVN

schlepstar swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 13, 2015
Especially if this maneuver redirected the whole carrier group

damian mumbles...

Posted January 13, 2015
Or (obviously not on a CVN) a large Atlantic convoy circa 1917-18 or 1939-45.

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WA n'ker has opinions thus...

Posted January 13, 2015
Reminds me of loyd bridges turning the carrier around to retrieve his hat in Hot Shots. (Or was it part deux?)

Nocturnalist asserts...

Posted January 13, 2015
Apparently during the shooting of Top Gun Don Simpson asked the skipper of the ship they were on if he could quickly just turn the boat around because the shot would be better with the shadows falling the other way. It was explained to him that this would cost tens of thousands of dollars and take a day.

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Sparty mutters...

Posted January 13, 2015

During the filming, Tony Scott and his crew spent some days onboard
USS Enterprise to shoot aircraft as they landed and took off from the
aircraft carrier. Since the U.S. Navy’s flattop was on an operational
cruise, the crew had to film normal flight ops. However, Tony Scott
wanted to shoot flight deck activitiey with planes backlit from the sun.
So, when the ship changed course with a consequent change of the light,
Scott asked it the commanding officer could keep on the previous course
and speed for a little longer.

However, he was answered by the
commander that it would cost 25,000 USD to turn the ship, so he wrote
the aircraft carrier captain a check so that the ship could be turned on
the previous route for five more minutes thus giving him the
possibility to shoot under the desired lighting conditions for another
five minutes.

The footage was used during the movie’s stunning opening scene.

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Sparty mumbles...

Posted January 13, 2015
Arse, Nocturnalist beat me to it!

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Eamon Hamilton is gonna tell you...

Posted January 13, 2015
i once read a story about an RAF Navigator on a transport flight in South East Asia in the 1960s. He redirected the aircraft off its heading, the brought he aircraft back on it's original path. When the Captain asked what was going on, the Navigator said he was flying them around his coffee mug on the map.

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