30 August, 2005

And you called them stupid

Young Americans not quite as stupid as some people might think. All four U.S. military academies have seen a drop in the number of applications this year compared with last year. I can't imagine why.

Number of Applicants for the Class of 2009 vs. 2008
Air Force Academy — declined 23 percent
Coast Guard Academy — declined 12 percent
U.S. Military Academy — declined 9 percent
Naval Academy — declined 20 percent

It's probably one of those cultural differences, but to this British person having a military academy for the Coast Guard seems a little over the top.

The Coast Guard in Britain spend a lot of time looking jolly in knitwear, liasing with yachtsmen and pleasure craft drivers. Sure they also deal with naughty types breaking the law, but there's a nice homely feel to the service in general.

I suppose stateside it's a non-stop battle with cocaine laden speedboats, mexican border-botherers and Cuban infiltrators, with the possibility of a gunboat tour on the Tigris if you piss off the boss.

9 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Anonymous Anonymous shout your mess

Would you really want to work under the name of that fuckingignorantmoronicpigshituslesssonofawhore

I would sooner chew off my own hands and dip them in acid

August 30, 2005 4:33 pm

 
Blogger MrNoxious shout your mess

They still haven't replied to my application to Top Gun

August 30, 2005 5:10 pm

 
Blogger Chris shout your mess

That was addressed to Top Cat, the clue was c/o Officer Dibble

August 30, 2005 5:13 pm

 
Blogger Chris shout your mess

Just wondering Anonymous - once you've chewed off your own hands, how do you dip them in acid?

August 30, 2005 5:22 pm

 
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I suppose you'd pick them up with your teeth and then drop them in the acid vat.

August 30, 2005 7:25 pm

 
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