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My father brings the oddest things home.
He just came in the door with a handful of lil packets enclosed in that tough-as-a-muffuggah, brown plastic that MREs come in. These are fairly small lil packages that have "FOOD PACKET, SURVIVAL, AIRCRAFT, LIFERAFT" stamped on them. So, they came from the survival packs that get pundled with inflateable liferafts on military aircraft.
::Nods::
Below that it says:

DATE OF MANUFACTURE 9/96
Oklahoma League For the Blind
501 North Douglas Avenue
Oklahoma City, Okla 73106


I'm very worried at this point about the contents of this lil brown packets. 'League for the Blind' and "liferaft" should be phrases that exist no where near the word 'manufacture'.
But my father, of course, had already opened one.
The military has some kookie ideas about what you really need to survive.
Two packs of Charms candies and some gum.
::nods::

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odetomysocks
May. 11th, 2002 07:07 pm (UTC)
political dissent
even when you erase your journal, its exciting to check back on a whim and see a formerly un-underlined interest has bloomed into a link. and that the person who shares the interest in political dissent also like texans. and cherry lifesavers. it's inexplicably gratifying.
maddening
May. 11th, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC)
Re: political dissent
*kookie*

Surely there's someone else who's interesting in political dissent though...

well holy crap on a stick.
I really thought there would have been more.

that's a nice gaddamned icon.
luvrhino
May. 11th, 2002 09:13 pm (UTC)
trucker songs?
Speaking of your interests, did you realize that you still have "chad" as an interest?

And what the bloody hell interests you these days about "texans"?

While you're at it, if you changed "big brains" to "big juicy brains" you will join punkalicia and me as the only elite personages sharing that interest.
maddening
May. 11th, 2002 09:52 pm (UTC)
Re: trucker songs?
I did NOT realize that I still had that listed.. thought I'd culled off all those things.. thanks.

Texans .. the few I've been friendly with .. are cool. ::nods:: they are, at least, strange and opinionated.
Oh, and I've decided that I'm going to track down Chuck and make him feel shame for not getting into contact with you or me.
:nods:

frobisher
May. 11th, 2002 07:58 pm (UTC)
What, no condoms??
maddening
May. 11th, 2002 09:53 pm (UTC)
it's just one lil piece of a larger thing.
It's not the full MRE
greyyguy
May. 11th, 2002 09:40 pm (UTC)
MREs? Those are just scary. I worked on my company's Y2K project and we bought some of those as a joke to sit in our conference room. I read up on what exactly they were and one thing that I foudn out was that they were designed to cause a person to not eliminate waste as often. The idea was that soldiers would have more time to soldier if they were not taking a dump.

I think they are also supposed to be good for 7 years. So those should still be "fresh" :)
ascaechoriel
May. 11th, 2002 10:21 pm (UTC)
That is more than mildly disturbing.

"Join the military and never crap again!(or at least for an obscenely long amount of time)"
greyyguy
May. 12th, 2002 09:46 am (UTC)
Re:
It is scary that people whould intentionally design something like that. Makes you wonder what sort of place military labs and kitchens are like.
maddening
May. 14th, 2002 10:30 am (UTC)
Hehe... silly people.
The whole point of an MRE is to give the maximum nutritional benefit in as small a space possible. So it isn't really that they were setting at to make as lil fecal matter as possible.. but that's the side effect.
The food is designed to be more nutrionally beneficial with less extraneous stuff, so there is less waste matter, so they poop less.
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