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June 9, 2008 at 7:42 pm #592SweetJeri1Member
So a friend I worked with in Iraq sent this news link to me and asked if this was the base I worked on. Yeah I laughed a little when I read the article:
But it’s interesting they don’t mention the other things they bring a year’s supply of as well. 🙂 Do you think the media is biased? LOLJune 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm #5755
Funny, they talk about McMurdo, but call it a ‘South Pole Station’.
Also, out of 125 people wintering-over, there’s what, ONE Research Assistant? Not the ‘scientists’ they refer to.
Must be a really slow news day, since the Load-o-Latex takes place every year.
Those of us with ‘special’ requirements bring our own.June 9, 2008 at 9:07 pm #5756
I think they furnish their own – they find American condoms too large…June 9, 2008 at 9:08 pm #5757thepooles98Keymaster
Glenn might remember this one.
A few years back, the winter crew constructed a twinkie gun. It was powered by compressed air. You would load in a twinkie, hit the air and the twinkie would go soaring. I heard it said you could stand at the carp shop and shoot one over building 136. Trouble was the twinkies would disintegrate when they landed.
Somebody got the great idea of pre-loading the twinkie in a condom and then firing it. That way the twinkie could be used over and over. It stretched out the twinkie supply.
MJune 9, 2008 at 10:39 pm #5758SciencetechKeymaster
Yeah, Twinkie condoms. Then someone took all the condoms because he thought he could sell them in Moscow on the black market (but that’s another story). After the condoms disappeared they started wrapping the Twinkies in cellophane and tape. They kept wrapping them more and more to keep them from exploding when they hit. Finally they were tough enough to put a hole in a wall when fired at full blast.June 10, 2008 at 1:10 am #5759SweetJeri1Member
At least we know the condoms & Twinkies are being put to good use!!June 10, 2008 at 5:01 pm #5760m0lochKeymaster
Yo Atlas…as for your “special requirements” there really is no need for you to bring your own supply. There are plenty of finger cots on station, simply ask medical.June 10, 2008 at 8:24 pm #5761
Hearty har har…June 25, 2008 at 4:56 am #5762
That was funny. Bill’s famous…June 25, 2008 at 10:10 am #5763BoulderGeekMember
AFAIK, there is absolutely no reason for even one condom to be missing or used this winter down here at Pole.
Evidently I don’t leave my workplace or berth enough. %-/
A twinkie cannon is at least a plausible use for them. Tote bags for jello shots?August 10, 2008 at 6:13 am #5764DeSotoMember
Sorry, I won’t give him any of the finger cots. They had to be flown in last year so that makes them a very expensive item, and to top it off they were not used all summer!August 10, 2008 at 11:26 pm #5765willKeymaster
Are you in medical supply now, Ms. DeSoto? Think you were in Crary when I was there…
I’ve been wondering if they followed my recommendation to keep someone with medical knowledge in the hospital, but never ask because I wasn’t sure I really wanted to know what was going on in there. 🙂August 11, 2008 at 3:28 am #5766DeSotoMember
Yes I have been the EH&S materialsperson for a few years. I think you were in that position a couple years before me. You were in the MET when I first started at Crary.
SusanAugust 12, 2008 at 1:01 pm #5767willKeymaster
woohoo! 12,000 condoms & they’re all yours! hahaha
Nice – hope you’re enjoying it. 🙂August 13, 2008 at 5:52 am #5768BoulderGeekMember
The South Pole Abstinence Program is in full swing.
We have achieved nearly 100% compliance. And it’s not just because we’re toasty polies, fugly or plain unfsckable. But it sure helps.
Celibacy by circumstance: it works!
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