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Friday, August 03, 2007

I must defend drunk astronauts as well

A few years back there was a really cool documentary about the difference between American and Russian pilots. The Russians came off looking way, way more macho and cooler than our pilots.

The Russians typically drink the night before flying. They may be killed the next day and they live as if that were the case. They can land in a field of debris, unlike our pilots who land after a careful sweep of the airfield by a team of men looking for small debris which might interfere with the landing. This was really stupid to me as pilots are hardly likely to have time for such sweeps during battle.

One time my stepdad's ship, while on a mission, met up with a Russian ship. The sailors boarded each others' ships and commenced to heavy partying and drinking. The Russians were pouring Vodka down the Americans throats.

As you can see this could have been a huge national security breach. But nothing untoward happened.

One time, my stepdad's ship also met up with Jaques Cousteau's ship, Calypso.


At 5:27 PM , Anonymous steve said...

sweet. could not agree more

At 10:37 PM , Anonymous karen said...

Jacque Cousteau, now that is sweet!! How about more on that encounter? It's gotta be more cool than the meeting with the Russians, whom I find very uncool.


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