Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Calling a spade a 剷子

You have to  click on the pictures to enlarge to read, but the English instructions made me smile. Somewhere from the Road when this posts - with love, Brigid

12 comments:

  1. And it actually DOES what it promises... :-) Stay safe!

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  2. Why would they need guns with that fantastic piece of equipment?

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  3. YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR ABOUT PICKAXE AND TROWEL!!!!

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  4. Soil is often a euphemism for fecal material, eg. night soil. So "Dig and pat soil is the responsibility of the military shovel...can dig soil from either direction. To help clean soldier in the rear."

    I prefer cutting my noodles with something else.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Function #4 reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses, Deuteronomy 23:13-14a;

    "and thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee: for the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp,"

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  6. I've gotta get me a Mongolian afterburner. No question about it.

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  7. "Don't wolf your food! Use your entrenching tool."
    Georgie Tirebiter's Mom (Firesign Theatre)

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  8. I think I ate at the Mongolian Afterburner restaurant once. This tool would have been handy a little later that day.

    DS

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  9. Fleet and safe travels! Afterburners - On!

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  10. ... Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.

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  11. If you think the instructions are cool. check out the promotional video (it is on youtube somewhere).

    You get to watch Chinese soldiers doing everything including chopping lunch, using it as a shield and a rapelling anchor. All to a cheesy old western movie soundtrack!

    After watching it I had to get one just 'cause. It is also pretty handy for keeping in the car as part of the emergency kit

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