Friday, April 06, 2012


A friend sent me this and it was just too good not to share.

American Presidents in Uniform since WWII.


Jim Fryar said...

I am surprised that even Jummah managed to put on the uniform, I thought he would have been too useless to do anything of the sort. I have a new respect for him.

I have a deep regret that out of all the people who served in Vietnam, there was not one who got to the top job. On the other hand, looking at McCain and Kerry, it is probably a good thing.

Bawb said...

Jimmah was actually stationed on a nuclear submarine where apparently a radiation leak caused his teeth to mutate to huge proportions and OBVIOUSLY turned his brain to mush.

But as President he was engaged in hand-to-hand combat with a giant swimming killer rabbit with, and I quote, "nasty big pointy teeth."

Jim Fryar said...

Perhaps it was something left over from "The Year of the Angry Rabbit."

I have recollections of the book which was essentially a brilliant satire on nearly every aspect of Aussie politics, corporate welfare, and given the way things were at the time, didn't seem that much over the top.

Bawb said...

I watched "Night of the Lepus" on Mystery Science Theater 3000. I can only assume that the movie isn't as good as the book.

Jim Fryar said...

I haven't seen the movie but I gather that Hollywood missed the point and just made a movie about giant killer rabbits. There was much more to it including a lot of sub plots such as when the infected rabbits escaped the PM ordered a nuclear strike on the property and as he detested the owner, left him there when it happened.

His reason for appointing the incompetent general was that he had got every decision wrong since 1940 and was due to come out with something correct.

One section that would appeal to you was the decision to conscript everyone over 50 into the army to fight the rabbits, in which it was said, "After successfully avoiding military service for their whole lives until they felt safe enough to advocate conscription they suddenly found themselves .....