Monday 31 May 2010

Lost army finally found after 2,500 years

This is an interesting link about a vanished Persian Army. Bones, jewelry and weapons found in Egyptian desert may be the remains of Cambyses' army that vanished 2,500 years ago. Link

Wednesday 19 May 2010

More Jokes

What is Celibacy?

Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances. While attending a Marriage Renewal Weekend, Bill and his wife Ann listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other..."

He then addressed the men, 'Can you name and describe your wife's favourite flower?'

Bill leaned over, touched Ann's arm gently, and whispered, 'It's Tesco's self-raising isn't it?'

And thus began Bill's life of celibacy...


Sweet Tea (For all you male chauvinists out there)

A woman goes to the doctor, beaten Black and Blue.

Doctor: "What happened?"

Woman: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk he beats me to a pulp."

Doctor: "I have a real good medicine for that. When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of sweet tea and start swishing it in your mouth but don't swallow. Just keep swishing and swishing until he goes to bed and is asleep."

Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn.

Woman: "Doctor, that was a brilliant idea. Every time my husband came home drunk, I swished with sweet tea. I swished and swished, and he didn't touch me!"

Doctor: "You see how much keeping your mouth shut helps?"

Saturday 15 May 2010

The War Over Plunder: Who Owns Art Stolen in War?

Check out a fascinating article on the web site all about plunder in war. A highly recommended read. Link

Monday 10 May 2010

Joke - 'What Is Politics ?'

Whether Conservative, Liberal or Labour , I think you'll get you'll like this!
A little boy goes to his dad and asks, 'What is Politics?'

Dad says, 'Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People. The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class. And your baby brother, we will call him the Future. Now think about that and see if it makes sense.'

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy. So the little boy goes to his parent's room and finds his mother asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny..

He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy say's to his father, 'Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now. '
The father says, 'Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.'
The little boy replies, 'The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class while the
Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit !'

Saturday 8 May 2010

Profile: 3 Rifles Battlegroup

They incurred losses on a scale not seen in the British army for half a century. Now the 3 Rifles battlegroup has paraded along Edinburgh's Royal Mile before loved ones grateful both for their sacrifices and to have them back home. The troops were deployed to Helmand Province in October 2009 and, in a six-month tour, incurred no fewer than 30 deaths from among their ranks. It represents the heaviest casualties suffered by a British army battlegroup since the Korean war. Link to BBC news
It must be a great relief for the families to have the men back home after such a tough tour. Salute to them all.

Tuesday 4 May 2010


The Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B Jagdtiger (Sd. Kfz. 186) was a German tank destroyer (self-propelled antitank gun) Jagdpanzer of World War II. It saw service from late 1944 to the end of the war on both the Western Front and Eastern Front. The Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting vehicle to see service during World War II.
I thought I'd read all there was to read about this vehicle in various books and postings on the web , then I happened on the wikipedia posting and how it performed in combat... Link

Monday 3 May 2010

The Five Worst Army Men Of All Time

Over at The Poop, the San Francisco Chronicle’s baby blog, Peter Hartlaub makes a list of the worst plastic Army men. After his own kid discovers toy soldiers at the playground, his wife lets Peter pull out the politically incorrect soldiers from his own childhood and quickly gets around to one of life’s great questions: “Why did toy manufacturers produce such a half-assed fake military force?” Link

Saturday 1 May 2010

Salute 2010

I had planned to go to SALUTE last weekend, but family stuff got in the way. For those like myself we couldn't make it, but want to see who was there and what was on offer, check out this link which has just a great selection of photos from the event. Link. Perhaps next year I'll eventually make it there...