Saturday, March 26, 2005

Navy christens new ships

Lost in the publicity surrounding the lauching of the nuclear-powered submarine named after former President Jimmy Carter:

U.S.S. Boxer, Kennedy, and Byrd Posted by Hello

Heard during christening ceremonies on the Senators' respective ships:

USS Boxer: "You call this a Captain's Quarters? There's not even a g*ddamn latte machine in this room!"

USS Kennedy: "Let us skip the 'Yo ho ho, whatever' formalities and look for the bottle of rum, shall we, gentlemen?"

USS Byrd: "And look at all these young nigra sailors. I love to watch young nigras work... hauling rope... and singing, yes, singing. Do any of you boys know 'Camptown Races?'"