The sub that sunk itself

On 5 March, Tullibee stood out of Pearl Harbor to begin her fourth war patrol. Nine days later, she called at Midway Island to top off her fuel and then proceeded to her patrol area in the Palau Islands. She was scheduled to support aircraft carrier strikes against those islands on 30–31 March. On 25 March, Tullibee arrived on station and began patrolling. The next day, off the Palau Islands she made radar contact on a convoy consisting of a large passenger-cargo ship, two medium-sized freighters, a destroyer, and two other escorts. The submarine made several surface runs on the transport but kept losing her in rain squalls. Tullibee finally closed to 3,000 yards (2,700 m) and launched two torpedoes from her bow tubes at the target. About two minutes later, the submarine was rocked by a violent explosion. It was only learned after the war that Tullibees torpedo had run a circular course and she had sunk herself.

Gunner’s Mate C.W. Kuykendall, on the bridge at the time, was knocked unconscious and thrown into the water. When he regained consciousness, the submarine was gone. He heard voices in the water for about ten minutes before they stopped. The next day, he was picked up by Japanese destroyer Wakatake. Kuykendall survived as a prisoner of war and was released after V-J Day.

USS Tullibee (SS-284), off the coast of Mare Island, California

USS Tullibee (SS-284), off the coast of Mare Island, California.
Name: USS Tullibee
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard[1]
Laid down: 1 April 1942[1]
Launched: 11 November 1942[1]
Commissioned: 15 February 1943[1]
Struck: 29 July 1944
Fate: Sunk by own torpedo north of Palau, 26 March 1944[2]

A token Death

He cheated on her and she found out.

But she got revenge and she did not pout.

The other woman lived in Queens and was a token away,

She found those tokens in his pocket, he should have thrown them away.



In her diabolical revenge, she went to the subway booth,

There she purchased tokens melted them down as a vermouth.

For dinner, she served up a turkey with a sauce of vermouth taste,

She watched as her husband devoured the turkey and sauce with haste.

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For he intended to head to the harlot in Queens and a rendezvous of lust,

But the tokens inside him turned his insides into a mess of rust.

Death by tokens, an affair to be remembered to his dying day.

His wife achieved a divorce from a husband with his horrible death that faithful day.


Married to the Devil

I had a girlfriend who gave milk of magnesia from her ample breast,

It came out in a flood and it was sour and a pouring of liquid mess.

Her navel was a large as to float a small ship,

I dated her only once and then gave her the slip.


But she was a stalker and a talker to boot,

I declined although she was willing to give me her loot.

She was insane with a twist of Hitchcock and a temper hot as a fire,

In a moment of crazy passion I drowned in my own desire.


Now she declared pregnant to the world in a voice of a roar,

She declared me the father and my ego was skewed as a spear through a boar.

The child was born in eight months of bloating womanhood,

He was somewhat like a devil and had a cobra hood.


I ran from this family and took refuge, arrested by the police,

I hid from them and refused to acknowledge them and the phone calls finally decreased.

Now I lie in my cell staring at the walls, a man broken into parts,

My sin was a moment  of passion and it speared me through my heart.



The means of death

CSI at work.

Did arte choke to death?

Pickles was speared into four slices?

The cucumber was soaked in brine and then stewed to death?

The French toast was fried on a grill.

The bagel was smeared and then covered with lox.

The Chinese was MSGed to excess, the man died of diabetes from the overdose of salt.

The jalapeno burned out the windpipe causing the rupture of the tubes.

The cat nip was buried in the dog food and Fido met his demise.

Yale was locked up in the closet where he was keyed to death.

The worker was banged over the head by his super visor in the middle of the knight. He died from the concussion.

Peanut oil was used in the recipe and since the nut job was allergic he died quickly by a negative reaction.

Dee died from a bee sting. It seems a bee hive was under her bed. Her honey did her in.

A few mind farts in the morning.

What does a zombie think when he listens to the music from Footloose?

Did the zombie leave his heart in San Francisco?

What kind of pan is in pancreas?  Pan means bread in Spanish.

Kid not the bean for Kidney Bean.

Can brains reproduce?  Brain child are ideas everywhere.

Are there cons in Congress?  Do you have to be a felon to be in the House?

I have never seen ears on cars.  So how did we get careers?

I have pots and pans.  Pot is illegal but pans are not.

Prisoners are in favor for term limits.


A Dirty Mind?

When I was younger a dirty mind had I,

Whether it was in the lyrics of songs or in my imagination.

The songs were suggestive or was it me making something out of them that was extreme. You be the judge.

“Great Balls Of Fire”

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane
You broke my will, oh what a thrill
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

I learned to love all of Hollywood money
You came along and you moved me honey
I changed my mind, looking fine
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

You kissed me baby, woo, it feels good
Hold me baby, I wanna love you like a lover should
You’re fine, so kind I’m gonna tell this world that your mine mine mine mine

I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I’m really nervous but it sure is fun
Come on baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire

Well kiss me baby, woo-oooooo, it feels good,
Hold me baby
I want to love you like a lover should
You’re fine, so kind
I gonna this world that your mine mine mine mine

I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I’m real nervous but it sure is fun
Come on baby, you drive me crazy
Goodness gracious great balls of fire


This is a classic and was played often in my days. But what are great balls of fire? Is it something like a comet from outer space or the vivid imagination of a young kid who is into puberty? What do you think?

Today there is a music video of Push It. I am an old man but what does it mean?

Many songs had hidden meaning.  Can you name any?

Vee of Geese

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Who picks the leader?  Is it based on age, experience or just random.?
Is the position of those in back have some kind of meaning?

    Energy conservation and visual assurance.

Why do geese fly in a V? Because it would be too hard to fly in an S! Just kidding. Scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation that geese use when migrating serves two important purposes:

First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. In this way, the geese can fly for a long time before they must stop for rest. The authors of a 2001 Nature article stated that pelicans that fly alone beat their wings more frequently and have higher heart rates than those that fly in formation. It follows that birds that fly in formation glide more often and reduce energy expenditure (Weimerskirch, 2001).

The second benefit to the V formation is that it is easy to keep track of every bird in the group. Flying in formation may assist with the communication and coordination within the group. Fighter pilots often use this formation for the same reason.