close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Red shirt

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    Messages:
    64,670
    Likes Received:
    1,546
    Location:
    Muskogee Ok.
    Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the waves, a captain and his crew were in danger of being boarded by a pirate ship. As the crew became frantic, the captain bellowed to his First Mate, Bring me my Red shirt! The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain's red shirt, which the captain put on and led the crew to battle the pirate boarding party. Although some casualties occurred among the crew, the pirates were repelled. Later that day, the lookout screamed that there were now TWO pirate vessels sending boarding parties. The crew cowered in fear, but the Captain, calm as ever bellowed, Bring me my red shirt! And once again the battle was on. Once again the Captain and his crew repelled both boarding parties, although this time more casualties occurred. Weary from the battles, the men sat around on deck that night recounting the day's occurrences when an ensign looked to the Captain and asked, Sir, why did you call for your red shirt before the battle? The Captain, giving the ensign a look that only a Captain can give, exhorted, If I am wounded in battle, the red shirt does not show the wound and thus, you men will continue to fight unafraid. The men sat in silence marveling at the courage of such a man. As dawn came the next morning, the lookout screamed that there were more pirate ships, 10 of them, all with boarding parties on their way. The men became silent and looked to the Captain, their leader, for his usual command. The Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, Bring me my brown pants!
     
  2. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2002
    Messages:
    5,094
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    okie, I can hardly type this I'm laughing so hard! Your killing me.
     

  3. AC37

    AC37 SystemicAnomaly

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2000
    Messages:
    4,781
    Likes Received:
    335
    Location:
    Provo, UT
    So this is where Star Trek got the red shirts idea from. ;f