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Time to go back to the land: Planning to be as off-grid as I can - in the process there'll be music, guns, guitars, a smattering of politics (really kind of over that), CNC routing, yeah - a bunch of other stuff, too. Conservative with libertarian leanings - no wookie suit, yet. Μολὼν λαβέ - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

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Of Farts and Bubble Suits…

Back in the day – all good stories start that way, right? – I worked in the nuclear power industry as a Senior RadCon tech. (Radiation Protection/ Radiation Control/Health Physics – all the same-same).

We monitored the workers that did maintenance in high radiation/high contamination areas. On this particular job, we were covering steam generator jumpers that were crawling into the hot side of the steam generators to plug tubes that had developed leaks. They were suited up in canvas protective clothing and plastic “bubble suits” like the guy in this pic…

We had a steady flow of contract boilermakers coming down to the staging area, dressed for success in their PCs and partially suited up in the plastics – no bubble hoods at this point. They were all sittin’ on the Group W bench waiting their turn. This one boilermaker apparently had some pretty severe intestinal issues – that or he ate a roadkill possum for dinner the night before. Flatulent did not begin to describe this guy. He was in serious violation of all known chemical warfare rules. The rest of the guys were sitting as far away as possible, but he kept firing ‘em off.

Gawd, it was nasty…

The manway they used for access to the genny was 18 inches in diameter, so no SCBAs for them. Their bubble hoods had an airline pigtail that we hooked up to an air whip bringing in nice clean filtered air. When it was his turn to jump, I was working on finishing his suit-up. Just as I’m tucking the hood in and taping up the seams on his suit, he rips the loudest, longest one yet.

The other RPT at the jump station calmly grabbed the jumper’s air hose (which vented in around the top of his head), and kinked it – thus stopping the air pressure. Now, there’s plenty of air in the suit for several minutes of breathing – in fact the guys would climb up to the genny platform without being connected – but now Ol’ Cuz had effectively gassed himself. When the cool flow of air stopped, and the realization of just how screwed he was hit him, the look on his face was priceless.

His face went several glorious shades of green, and my coworker looked at him with an evil grin, “Pretty effin’ nasty, ain’t it?”

The jumper nodded.

“Gonna walk around the corner next time you need to, right?”

Jumper agreed – and there was a huge round of applause from the rest of the boilermakers. He did wander off around the corner for the next several days he was on our job…

Moral of the story? Don’t screw with the guy that controls the air supply…

Ain’t that the truth!


9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney


Now *that’s* bad breath…

Sorry no embedding – but worth the click…
Zits – Bad breath test:

Outstanding campaign ad…

I’d vote for him – classic…


Outstanding analysis…

I received this in an email today – kinda sums things up:

The folks who are getting free $hit,
Don’t like the folks who are paying for the free $hit,
Because the folks who are paying for the free $hit,
Can no longer afford to pay for both the free $hit and their own $hit.

The folks who are paying for the free $hit,Want the free $hit to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free $hit,
Want even MORE free $hit on top of the free $hit they’re getting already!

Now…the people who are forcing people to PAY for the free $hit,
Have told the people who are RECEIVING the free $hit,
That the people who are PAYING for the free $hit,
Are being mean, prejudiced and racist.
So…the people who are GETTING the free $hit,
Have been convinced they need to HATE the people who are PAYING for thefree $hit because they are selfish.
And they are promised more free $hit if they will vote forthe people who force the people who pay for the free $hit to to give them even more free $hit.

And that’s the Straight $hit!


Andrew Klavan: The Facts of Life for Liberals – YouTube

Andrew Klavan: The Facts of Life for Liberals – YouTube

H/T Lissa

The Baracktopus

Presented without comment – provide your own…courtesy Americans for Limited Government.


Borepatch: TheOnesDay® humor

The snark is strong…still chuckling.


Laughin’ my butt off…

Dr. Seuss would approve…

“In the kingdom of Whatsis, on the Island of Ooze,
Lived a gaggle of Spendits of two different hues.
Each Spendit was feathered, each Spendit was plump,
Each walked with a kind of galumpety-lump.
They all looked alike, although it is true
Some Spendits were Red, and others were Blue.”

The Jubjub Hole – Barton Hinkle/Reason Magazine:

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