Go Back   Shipping History > Shipping Discussion > Mess Deck

virtual crazy gang, part II

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #6801  
Old 11th January 2021, 08:31
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Right Lads, gather round for a Tool Talk.
Item 1: The Chief is in his funnel suite, leave him there.
Item 2: There is no need for an Item 2.
Item 3: See Item 1.

OK back to work.
Reply With Quote
  #6802  
Old 11th January 2021, 23:20
billyboy's Avatar
billyboy Philippines billyboy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,636
Images: 22
Steward! double off up to the funnel suite. see to it that Tmac gets everything he wants. I want him well fed and his strength back asap. Oh and take a case of Black Bush up to him as well Please.
__________________
"Imagination is more important than knowledge". A. Einstein.
Reply With Quote
  #6803  
Old 12th January 2021, 00:35
billyboy's Avatar
billyboy Philippines billyboy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,636
Images: 22
Sreward!. up to the Funnel suite on the double. make sure Tmac has everything he needs and take a case of Black Bush with you. I want him well fed and fit asap!
__________________
"Imagination is more important than knowledge". A. Einstein.
Reply With Quote
  #6804  
Old 12th January 2021, 07:08
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Funnel Suite, Funnel Suite, so good they named it twice.

And his two rats living in squalor.
Reply With Quote
  #6805  
Old 13th January 2021, 13:39
Tmac1720's Avatar
Tmac1720 Northern Ireland Tmac1720 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Newtownabbey
Posts: 1,058
Images: 14
Squalor, you mean the small village between Carrick and Whitehead?

EXCUSE MOI !!!! if I was you I would take special care of my nuts.... Eric is a SQUIRREL and therefore takes great exception to being called a rat. Any subsequent damage to your nether regions, in particular your nut sack is your own responsibility.

Eric is a sensitive soul not normally given to violence but to be accused of being a rat in a fur coat brings out the RAMBO in him
__________________
Oul scabby knuckles

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried

Anything God didn't create was made by engineers.

I try so hard to make things idiot proof but they keep making better idiots
Reply With Quote
  #6806  
Old 15th January 2021, 09:01
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tmac1720 View Post

EXCUSE MOI !!!! if I was you I would take special care of my nuts....
This is not covered in the Articles I signed. It is either an Extra Curricular Activity or an Overtime earner. Make your choice but if it is overtime I want time and a half and double time on a Sunday. Bosun bring me a tin of that doorstep polish, Mansion I believe.
And a gallon of Jeyes Fluid, just in case.
Reply With Quote
  #6807  
Old 15th January 2021, 14:22
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,545
A gallon? That's not going to look good on our bar bill. Not after you commandeered every bottle of the vintage Brasso before any of the rest of us got so much as a shot-glassfull.
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan
Reply With Quote
  #6808  
Old 15th January 2021, 16:08
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
For the youngsters a gallon is 8 pints, a lunchtime session, or 4 and a half litres. Split between us it will barely show on the bar bill and no one will deny us a Jorum of Jeyes.
Reply With Quote
  #6809  
Old 15th January 2021, 18:33
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Its Friday evening and all's quiet, come on down to the Bar Varl and we'll go on the tear or tare? Bugger it we'll go on the piss. T can join us if he can tear (again) himself away from the dammed Saw Jigs he's so poor at. P&O Tony and the Lancs have the beating of him every time, God help him and JustWin sniggering in the background.
Its all too much, I'll break out the leftover Bristol Cream to add a little "Top Table" to the evening. What say you?
Reply With Quote
  #6810  
Old 16th January 2021, 01:43
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,545
I would have joined you but during quarantines we have Zoomtails at 1800z of a Friday. In lieu of Lunch.

(8 pints at lunchtime. You have a good memory).
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan
Reply With Quote
  #6811  
Old 16th January 2021, 15:19
Tmac1720's Avatar
Tmac1720 Northern Ireland Tmac1720 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Newtownabbey
Posts: 1,058
Images: 14
Lightweight, ES I am surprised at your lack of liquid capacity 8 pints to a H&W man is merely a dust remover from the back of the throat before partaking of "yer piece" (luncheon to the uninitiated) For a man from the "oul sod" you can do better than that lad

You have I fear been led astray by that Varley chappie and his exotic concoctions doubtless an IoM delicacy designed to confuse the unwary

Stick to the pints lad, you know it makes sense
__________________
Oul scabby knuckles

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried

Anything God didn't create was made by engineers.

I try so hard to make things idiot proof but they keep making better idiots
Reply With Quote
  #6812  
Old 17th January 2021, 15:02
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,545
I managed about 7 pints (perhaps more) when over the wall one Saturday. On the way back one schoolmate (now retired Commodore RN) was rolling about in the middle of the road as high as a kit. Me, the model of sobriety.

An hour or so later the situation was reversed with him apparently sober and me caught practicing R/T distress procedure on the GWT with my housemaster looking on. "I'm afraid I am a little drunk, Sir". "It doesn't take much intellectual thought to work that one out matey!"

(I don't think the Chief's description of fine dining at H&W recommends itself for entry in Michelin's Guide although it might make to the AA's).
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan
Reply With Quote
  #6813  
Old 17th January 2021, 19:03
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
I have to stand up and defend the Thermos and Piece Box and, at the same time, the flat cap and muffler. But I do get the impression that twenty past five was a "Bowler" man and ate in the Staff Dining Room.
Inglis's sliced loaf made into cheese pieces or egg and scallions or soda and wheaten bread with red jam and two custard creams, you couldn't beat it.
I'm not au-fait with gourmet eating on IOM but I'd be surprised if it riz above scabby kippers. Oh by the way Facebook is now full of retired Commodores denying they ever knew you. An own goal and probably a Red Card.
Reply With Quote
  #6814  
Old 17th January 2021, 19:04
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
And HP Sauce on the cheese piece. No expense spared.
Reply With Quote
  #6815  
Old 17th January 2021, 19:58
Malcolm G's Avatar
Malcolm G Malcolm G is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Poole
Posts: 497
Images: 1
Cheese and Jam - Don't knock it till you try it.
__________________
The Mad Landsman
Reply With Quote
  #6816  
Old 18th January 2021, 00:16
YM-Mundrabilla's Avatar
YM-Mundrabilla Australia YM-Mundrabilla is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Mundrabilla (haha), Melbourne really but I'd rather be in Narvik
Posts: 413
Images: 1226
Where is the Vegemite?
__________________
If Global Warming is so prevalent why are there so many snowflakes around these days?
Reply With Quote
  #6817  
Old 18th January 2021, 08:12
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by YM-Mundrabilla View Post
Where is the Vegemite?
Stuck in Oz, same as many tennis players.

Vegemite is a bit of an acquired taste, same-same Marmite and it would slop around the Piece Box and ruin the gourmet cold fried egg sandwiches, cut into triangles.
Reply With Quote
  #6818  
Old 18th January 2021, 09:05
billyboy's Avatar
billyboy Philippines billyboy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,636
Images: 22
now I will Sulk. Cant get Vegemite here in the Philippines. need someone to visit here from Oz to bring me some.
__________________
"Imagination is more important than knowledge". A. Einstein.
Reply With Quote
  #6819  
Old 18th January 2021, 09:05
YM-Mundrabilla's Avatar
YM-Mundrabilla Australia YM-Mundrabilla is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Mundrabilla (haha), Melbourne really but I'd rather be in Narvik
Posts: 413
Images: 1226
The tennis players .......
Oh dear, how sad, too bad, never mind.
$ Oz 100,000 for just showing up, 5 star hotel, everything provided. Plus $$$$ thousands more if they win anything beyond the first game.
Just waiting for the government to cave in to their demands.
__________________
If Global Warming is so prevalent why are there so many snowflakes around these days?
Reply With Quote
  #6820  
Old 18th January 2021, 09:37
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by billyboy View Post
now I will Sulk. Cant get Vegemite here in the Philippines. need someone to visit here from Oz to bring me some.
Perhaps I need educating but Philippine tucker was mild curry and pineapple upside down cake. On a par with Aussie scran. Vindaloo need not apply.
Reply With Quote
  #6821  
Old 18th January 2021, 13:32
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,545
It looks as if we might have a hum dinger of a charter there then. Is there anywhere else where we could make a killing with a cargo or two of antipodean pseudo Marmite?

Commodores do Facething?

Some would say Queenies are the Island's piece of resistance, but the gourmet may indeed find a bistro serving arenque ahumado a caballo. Personally I don't 'do' either but, then, neither do I do butties filled with triangular slices of cold fried egg.
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan
Reply With Quote
  #6822  
Old 18th January 2021, 14:52
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Arenque ahumado a caballo is Manx'ese for scabby kippers. You really must educate your palate, be like 20 past 5 and have a different filling in your piece every day.

Commodores are funny things, a one Star in the RN is a totally different animal to a Commodore in, say, Denholms or BP. Generally a wanker and a waste of rations.
Reply With Quote
  #6823  
Old 18th January 2021, 16:25
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,545
Google doesn't help me with 1720. Not sure if relevant as that is not even time for the pre-prandial tincture.

My palate left school with me and, hardly maturing any more surely, has only clasped coffee; caviar; jamon iberico; Grappa and Calvados to its bosom since (and the last two now denied me).

Eglefino ahumado poached in milk remains a breakfast favourite although, whilst Nanny would have allowed pepper (even black pepper had it been in the shops in those days), instead I now use chilli-milk which I doubt she would have countenanced. It should ideally be a commodore fish, the whipper snappers, short of their 10 years at four rings, are too skinny.

Mind you, I have noticed a certain lack of height in the stature of some very senior RN types (is there a NATO equivalent to Screaming Willie's orange box I wonder).

As I recall my schoolmate was not, then, a towering figure but perhaps he still had a year or so's development in hand. He was and remains good at hockey (and, I am sure, much seastuff else), perhaps that is because he is still quite close to the turf?

KGFS Trafalgar Ball's guest of honour a year or so ago was the First Sea Lord. He did not buck that trend (but did manage the lectern without orangeboxed matelot in tow).
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan

Last edited by Varley; 18th January 2021 at 16:27.
Reply With Quote
  #6824  
Old 19th January 2021, 13:11
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varley View Post
neither do I do butties filled with triangular slices of cold fried egg.
Hot fried eggs anybody?
Perhaps you are like the late Princess Margaret and only eat "Buttered Eggs".
Reply With Quote
  #6825  
Old 19th January 2021, 14:26
Malcolm G's Avatar
Malcolm G Malcolm G is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Poole
Posts: 497
Images: 1
An egg banjo! Yummy!
Everyone wants poached eggs nowadays and it's not the same...
I wonder what an egg banjo with eggs Benedict would be like.....
__________________
The Mad Landsman
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.