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Murph? We have to talk

Posted November 26, 2015 into Funny by John Birmingham

11 Responses to ‘Murph? We have to talk’

Murphy_of_Missouri mutters...

Posted November 26, 2015
Lolz. I learned my lesson back in 1991 during the Great Generator Fire of Operation Desert Storm. Nothing like fighting a fire with a chest full of 40 mm HE rounds for the 203.

Nocturnalist mutters...

Posted November 27, 2015
So this was a "Come back with your generator room, or laminated evenly around the walls of your generator room" sort of deal?

Murphy_of_Missouri puts forth...

Posted November 27, 2015
Well, it was two five kw gas generators on a trailer pulled by our RATT rig hummer, not a room. It was loaded with 90 gallons of gasoline, wooden crates of fifty cal ammo we didn't really need, and had a nice bed of oil, dirty, and crap from running it for the past month or so.

In my sleep deprived state I didn't argue with Cpl. Qualiana who said, "Murph, you are the lowest ranking guy, open the tarp."

The tarp burned off instantly while my face was shielded by a kevlar helmet that never fit right. When I got it back up they shoved one fire extinguisher into my hand after another until we were out.

At that point we unhitched the trailer, drove off, and threatened to shoot an officer who wanted us to come back and try again.

It was a fun day. And the reason I never became a firefighter.

w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 27, 2015
Very good anecdote, Murph.

Murphy_of_Missouri would have you know...

Posted November 27, 2015
Thanks! That is the short version. :)

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she_jedi mumbles...

Posted November 26, 2015
Does that count as an entry in the Darwin Awards?

Murphy_of_Missouri mutters...

Posted November 27, 2015
Those stories you hear, you are wondering if they are true.
They are. All of them.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted November 27, 2015
But it only works if the guy's stupidity took him out of the gene pool.

Murphy_of_Missouri asserts...

Posted November 27, 2015
He must have, "Pulled a Holden."

Maybe there is a pair of writers up there keeping his stupid ass alive for some strange reason. Not that writers would ever do that.

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andreP swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 4, 2015
Why does that pic seem to me a perfect metaphor for American gun culture?

Murphy_of_Missouri ducks in to say...

Posted December 5, 2015
Because no Australian ever said, "Hold my beer and watch this shit, mate."

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