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December 24, 2006

H&I* Fires Dec 24, 2006

Open post for those with something to share, updated through the day. New, complete posts come in below this one. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite. [Admittedly, I'm fibbing. Trackbacks are still broken]

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Surely, hopefully, you have something better to do than hanging around here today? The Master and Mistress of Argghhh! are heading to Donovan Family Central. Hopefully you aren't braving the mall today paying for your procrastination... Merry Christmas, all! -the Armorer

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Sergeant Roy A. Wood, someone you should know. Go visit this link, and see why. Come back and join the dance.

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance: In Memoriam. -the Armorer

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*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment, right? But, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".

Comments on H&I* Fires Dec 24, 2006
BloodSpite briefed on December 24, 2006 10:25 AM

And why wouldn't I want to hang out here...I mean come on...the bar is open...the wood panneling...the deer head...the Vickers machine Gun....the propeller off the Spitfire.....the absolute lack of anyone else to share the bar with.....


On second thought maybe that last one isn't so bad.. :)

Justthisguy briefed on December 24, 2006 06:57 PM

Oh, uh, Hi, Bloodspite, Jtg here. Mind if I join ya? Say, whatcha drinking? Think he'll mind if we poke around a bit? I know where he keeps the lathe-and-mill. I betcha we can get the Degtyarev working again.

Lessee, now, where would the chambering reamers be... Oh, no need to measure, fill that glass right up!

Maggie briefed on December 24, 2006 09:05 PM

Where's Jim? Who's getting my drink?

Merry Christmas!

Justthisguy briefed on December 24, 2006 10:48 PM

What? Huh? Who's Jim? Oh, sorry, get it yerself, nobody here but us chickens. Have fun.

Now, there *must* be a bottle of acetylene around here someplace...

Justthisguy briefed on December 24, 2006 11:02 PM

Bloodspite? BLOODSPITE! Wake up, man! Didn't mean to leave you alone like that, but you just sat there at the bar, with the glass... Hello! Dang, where's the coffee-maker...

(thinks, Dare I slap him? Nah, let him drool on the bar.)

Justthisguy briefed on December 24, 2006 11:18 PM

Dammit, I seem to be the only one here, and the Interior Guard are all either asleep or ignoring me. Kitties! Uh, Kitties? Hello? Mrow? Hey, don't yawn at me like that!

That makes me feel kinda yawny too, guess I'll curl up behind the bar here, maybe shoulda measured that likker I stole...yawn...

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 25, 2006 08:12 AM

Small flying camera 'Bot (new product of BCR Labs, Inc) keeps an eye on JTG.

Justthisguy briefed on December 25, 2006 09:27 PM

oh Ow. Did I do this again? Where am I?

Oh.

Hey, I didn't have that much! Somebody put something in my drink! It was a trap!

Maggie?

BloodSpite briefed on December 26, 2006 09:48 AM

Sorry JTG

They got me

Right as I was coming out of the mens room. Next thing I know SCHA-Zam!

There she was in nuthin but a T-shirt...uh..yeah..uhm...anyway yea my wife called me away from the computer.....

Maggie briefed on December 26, 2006 11:27 AM

JTG - I'm just fine. I never overindulge. Everyone knows alcohol impedes performance.
Have some coffee.
Bloodspite - Your wife saved you just in time.

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