The U.S.S. DarwinWasWrong.

In the analog days, Cracked magazine never quite had the cachet of Mad.  (“Cachet” perhaps not being the appropriate word.)   But Cracked online is one of the funniest sites on the InterWeb.  It is also surprisingly informative and inexplicably accessible through my employer’s firewall (ie., beware of adult themes and language).

So…here ya go.  The stupidest sea vessel of all time was American.  A WWII ship sooooo unbelievably stupid it could never pass for fiction.  I’m happy it didn’t accidentally murder Roosevelt…I guess…but only because it was about fifteen years too late.

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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7 Responses to The U.S.S. DarwinWasWrong.

  1. Edohiguma says:

    Part of me is screaming at this article because it was clearly written by some landlubber who has no bloody clue about the Flying Chrysanthemums.

    Another part of me is like “That’s nothing, I can top that.” Please meet the Russian Second Pacific Squadron during the Russo-Japanese War: http://www.koreanhistoryproject.org/Ket/C32/E3208.htm Keep your eyes on the Kamchatka.

    • wormme says:

      “One officer bought 2,000 cigarettes in Madagascar, all of which turned out to be packed with opium.” Nobody combines tragedy and slapstick humor like the Russkies.

      I concede to you on fleet ineptness. That has to be unsurpassed. But I can’t quite give Kamchatka the edge over the Porter in a ship-to-ship stupidity, due to the multiple failed Presidential assassinations.

      • Edohiguma says:

        The difference is, the Porter probably had her COs replaced. You know, UCMJ and all that jazz. Stuff like that would warrant an Article 32 investigation at least, with possible court martial afterwards. The Kamchatka didn’t.

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