Brave brave AMERICA, he he he

This is a transcript of an actual radio transmission between a US Navy Vessel and the Canadians off the coast of Newfoundland in 1995. Released by the Chief of Naval Operations.

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.

US Ship: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid collision.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: Negative. I say again, you will have to divert your course.

US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER, USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST VESSEL IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP AND ITS ESCORT VESSELS.

Canadians: We’re a Lighthouse. Your call.
:smiley: :smiley: :wink: :wink:

Hmm, funnily enough I got this exact email the other day, but with the parties identified as British and Irish instead.

I’m sure someone will be along with a Snopes link shortly.

maybe it’s some sort of urban legend

http://www.snopes2.com/military/lighthse.htm

Why is this in the Pit, exactly?

This is in the Pit so that we can point our fingers and mock POWER_station for being silly enough to believe a story that I saw (with different actors) in a collection of stories by Bennet Cerf collected in the 1930s and 1940s.

Some folks will believe any foolish thing if they believe it makes someone they don’t like look foolish.

I’ve gotten this in my email dozens of times, so I wouldn’t say it was anything new to me at all!

This is an old, old joke.

I originally heard it about a US navy ship talking with a lighthouse in Maine.

Congratulations, POWER_station. You’re on the cutting edge of the 1930’s. Perhaps something original would be better.

Geez, folks, cut the poor guy some slack. He’s still on pain medication from having his kidney removed.

:rolleyes:

Good thing he had his cell phone so he could call from the bath tub.

I thought the line was busy – you know, while he was talking to the guy who WAS IN THE ROOM RIGHT NEXT TO HIM.

Are we sure it wasn’t his brain that was removed?

You can’t remove something that never existed.
Sorry.

Everyone print out this thread and send it to that sick little boy in England so he can get in the Guiness Book.

I hope you never get that email from Ethiopia.

Or whatever country it is this month.

And when POWER_station got home, attached to his car door…

WAS A HOOK!!!

I certainly hope for his sake that Bill Gates actually does send him all that money for forwarding all those e-mails.

jayjay

still laughing