Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Funnies

Almost as big as my mug from the Big "E."

30 comments:

Byron said...

My mug from the Big E doesn't look that big, and I have it on good authority that it came from the Dirty Shirt Wardroom...

Maybe it came from the Engineering Office?

AW1 Tim said...

I was a java junkie before I enlisted, thans to my ol' Dad. The Navy just made the Jones permamnent.

XBradTC said...

I used my 1st Armored Division beer stein as my office coffee mug for years. Half a pot of Mr. Coffee fit into it. 

YNSN said...

It was 110 today.  I still carried around my coffee cup. 
On the desk I have a french press, and a drip coffee maker.  3 types of creamer and 10 different types of roast. 

I need to get a beer stien for my coffee, that's just awesome.

Elmer Fudd Coolingsty said...

You could get some big ole doughnuts or cookies in a cup that size for those who are preferential to dunking goodies in the brew.  

EFC

Tom Goering said...

Our division had a multi-gallon coffee pot, and posted on the bulkhead next to it was meticulous directions for the watch to follow when producing the next pot of brew. God help anyone who screwed it up.

Next to the directions was a peg board that would hold cups when not in use; each cup, much like an iron skillet would have a coating, would have what appeared to be a thick layer of coffee that each drinker would swear added flavor - again, God help anyone who would wash someone elses cup, and remove the layers.

Life around the coffee mess could be a very dangerous place for the uninformed.

Byron said...

YN, I got one word for you: Keurig. That thing makes the best freakin' coffee ever. I'm found of the Kona brew myself ;)

DeltaBravo said...

My folks still have one of those aluminum coffee percolators with the clear thingie on the top that you can see the bubbling going on.  You had to assemble the aluminum coffee holder on the long tube and put the lid on it before getting it all into the big pot.  Dad made the coffee and the way you could tell it was up to snuff was if the spoon stood straight up in the cup when you poured it.  Hear tell he learned to make coffee in the Navy... 

Tom Goering said...

Yea, our exotic coffees had names like Foldgers and Maxwell House. The came preground, out of a can, and we liked it!

DeltaBravo said...

Folgers is still great.

sid said...

The USN ran their own coffee factory all the way up into the '50's...

AW1 Tim said...

DB,

  MY father still has one, and it's a great way to make a pot of coffee. He uses it on his wood stove in the kitchen.

  At ASWOC, Brunswick, we had TWO large coffee pots like you see on buffet lines, and it was the OPCON division's task to make coffee every morning before 6am. BOTH of those pots would be empty by noon, and fresh ones made for the rest of the day.

   Membership in the coffee mess was $5/month, and well worth it.  And I still get really and truly pissed if someone washes my mug. It's tempered exactly the way I like it.

AW1 Tim said...

  Yup... EagleSpeak had a nice article about that here:

  http://www.eaglespeak.us/2007/04/sunday-ship-history-navy-coffee.html

ARTY FO said...

The old Navy:
http://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/u-s-navy-documentary-1915

DeltaBravo said...

Awesome.  But it reminds me of a hilarious Bob Newhart standup routine... (if I could find it online I would) about a Navy captain receiving an award for setting a record by being able to fully submerge his sub in 3 seconds.  And he deadpans his apologies to the crew that hadn't gotten inside the hatch yet.  As only Bob Newhart can deadpan.

I know I didn't make it up.  I know I saw it.  And I wish the internet had it somewhere findable.

C-dore 14 said...

DB, The Newhart routine came out in the early '60s following USS TRITON's submerged circumnavigation of the world and he's trying to imagine what the sub's captain would say to the crew.  My favorite line involves his plea for the crew to return the Executive Officer.  My dad loved Bob Newhart and we had all his early comedy records.  I believe you'll find this bit on "The Buttoned-Down Mind" or "The Buttoned-Down Mind Strikes Back".

C-dore 14 said...

I have a COMDESRON 33 mug that's about that big.  Ironically I never drank the stuff beyond a single cup at breakfast until I went on First Class Cruise.

Am really impressed by all the "Gucci" brands you guys drink these days.  Mostly I remember the stuff coming in 5 pound tin cans marked "coffee".  We used to trade it with the guys on the tender and at SIMA to get "nice to have" work done.  ;)

DeltaBravo said...

Thanks, C-dore!

DeltaBravo said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71XCuw1k9WI

This is the best I could do...

XBradTC said...

Amen. I spent a lot of time getting my mug seasoned just right. You don't have to drink out of it, so why on earth would you want to wash it?

Byron said...

C-dore, I've always had nothing but "standard" coffee until a couple of months ago when my daughter bought us (for a present) a Keurig coffee maker. It has all these different brands of coffee you can choose from to make one cup at a time of amazing brew. Drinking regular coffee now is like the difference between eating regular ground beef with all the fat in it, and the extra lean. Regular coffee now has a real oily taste to it.

Call me efete all you want to...my coffee right now (Kona blend) is strong without tasting bitter.

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LT B said...

Byron,
   We already addressed your man card situation.  :)  

Grumpy Old Ham said...

<span>When I was at CENTCOM, I had a USAA (no endorsement necessarily implied, etc.) coffee mug that IIRC I won at an AFCEA raffle.  It held about a liter of coffee, which came in real handy for 0330 VTC's with the field.  Left it in the J6 conference room after a morning stand-up one day; went back 5 mins later to retrieve it, and it was nowhere to be found.  My faith in my fellow comm pukes dropped a couple of notches that day.  :(   </span>

OldCOB said...

Coming our of the shipyard in the mid 70's on the 622 our coffee pot was replaced with a vile machine that spit freeze dried coffee into a steam of hot water.  Crew was not happy and the evil device did not last very long.

Byron said...

Call it what you want (and you better edit the hell out of your FB page before you toss that one out! ;)   ) but this makes good strong coffee, the best I've ever had.

C-dore 14 said...

Just jerking your chain, Byron.  Don't forget that I live near Seattle.  We also look forward to drinking real Kona coffee (not the blend) when we visit the Big Island every year or so.

I bought Mrs. C-dore a Keurig for her office the year before last and agree that it makes great coffee.

Byron said...

It's nice because you don't get that nasty oily taste you get from regular coffee makers. I like strong coffee, I just don't want to re-live drinking coffe on CV-59's mess deck ;)

LT B said...

I don't know of what you speak, Byron.

Byron said...

*snort*