The name of the page says it all. It's a photo of a news item showing some bloke called Dr Whet Faartz with the phrase Comisario de la Explosion underneath. The fact he looks like Russel Crowe playing Noah adds to the chuckle for me.
enhzflep wrote to Member 8888914 (Marco Bertschi):
Have fun, seeya in 2 years or so. Try not to get your a$$ shot-off in the next couple of years of military service.
Dropkicked Murphy wrote:
I got to disappoint you, but IIRC army service is only about 21 weeks (basic course) in Switzerland. And as far as I can recall the country is neutral, so no real danger for any army member
Sorry, missed replying to your post before it was deleted.
No, no disappointment here. I feel a little foolish that my memory let me down - I guess I'd read/heard the figure of 21 weeks and recalled it as 21 months. I'm really not conversant with the figures for training casualties in armies across the world, though the training record of the Australian SAS alarms me. I cant find it just now, but my (probably faulty) memory is that roughly 90% of Australian SAS deaths have occurred during training exercises. The point being that training in and of itself is not an endeavour that comes without risk.
Not sure how my message came across as insincere, you've mistaken my intentions entirely. I said what I meant and am rather curious as to your reason for jumping to such a conclusion.
I was a little put-out by (a) the fact that the user-name was changed From Marco Bertschi to Member8888914 and (b) the country was changed from Switzerland to Afghanistan, but they're both entirely irrelevant. I checked the profile and realized the change in identity as a result of recognizing the sig. It was a quote from Dalek Dave and one I knew I'd read in someone's sig recently. Curiosity dictated that I follow the rabbit down the hole, whereupon I discovered the attempt at disguising the identity before the account was nuked. (The protector icon helped somewhat in the identification of an anomaly)
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