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December 9, 2011 3:58 PM   Subscribe

The Royal Navy's HMS Ocean is coming home for Christmas. [SLYT]
posted by zennish (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Damn, hilarity...and some dust got in my eye too, wth
posted by Xoebe at 4:06 PM on December 9, 2011


Champagne guy and bathtub man ftw.
posted by mdonley at 4:07 PM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


They came home today! Welcome home, HMS Ocean!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:09 PM on December 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Not helping me overcome that guys in uniform thing Royal navy, not helping.
posted by The Whelk at 4:11 PM on December 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


At 1:35, there's a guy wearing a shirt that says "The Mighty" and then there's some sort of circle? What is that?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:13 PM on December 9, 2011


ThePink, I think it might be this: http://www.themightyband.com/
posted by The Thnikkaman at 4:20 PM on December 9, 2011


British sailors get to wear shorts on duty? Dude, this would have changed everything...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:36 PM on December 9, 2011


This was very sweet. Too bad the YouTube commenters had to ruin it as they do with everything else.
posted by zachlipton at 4:51 PM on December 9, 2011


At 1:35, there's a guy wearing a shirt that says "The Mighty" and then there's some sort of circle? What is that?

One assumes that HMS Ocean might sometimes be known as The Mighty O...
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:02 PM on December 9, 2011


WHICH is a play on "The Mighty Mo"!

USA #1
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 5:20 PM on December 9, 2011


I do love a good military lipsync. Here are the women of the USS Ronald Reagan doing "That Don't Impress Me Much". Yes, Shania Twain. Also: hilarious. I think I found it through MetaFilter a long time ago.
posted by hepta at 5:38 PM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's really sweet, and yet... I'm bothered by the thought that naming your ship "H.M.S. Ocean" is like naming your dog "Floor" because that's where he sleeps.
posted by ardgedee at 6:01 PM on December 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Realities of deploying:

15 babies born while the ship has been away (fathers did get home to see mum and baby)
5 people were sent home so they didn't miss their own weddings.
1 sailor whose son's third birthday is on homecoming. Family meeting ship

Ships company have missed:

Summer holidays.
Children's exam results
Children finishing school and starting university
The Padre missed his daughter's graduation.

posted by anastasiav at 6:38 PM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's just nice to see people having fun and cracking themselves up. Well done. Carry on.
posted by cccorlew at 7:30 PM on December 9, 2011


That was an awful lot of shirtless men who sometimes wear uniforms AND have British accents. You shouldn't spring that on a girl without advance warning.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:59 PM on December 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


If only I'd seen the title of the post before I clicked on the video.
posted by ChuraChura at 8:00 PM on December 9, 2011


The British have always named their ships exceptionally well... if the purpose of the vessel is to blow shit up and kill people, might as well let them know up front about it in the Jayne's catalog, wot? The HMS Revenge, the HMS Killallyourrelatives, the HMS Intrepid, the HMS Wefuckedyourdogtodeathyouarenext, The HMS Dreadnaught, the HMS Huntinghumansforsport...

Here in the US, we get rather un-intimidating politicians and state names.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:25 PM on December 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


The British have always named their ships exceptionally well

Reasonably well, anyway.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:40 PM on December 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Of course, the United States Congress is poised to pass legislation that would let a record company pull down YouTube over the copyright infringement in this video. I want our brave lawmakers to explain that -- personally -- to the crew of HMS Ocean.
posted by bryon at 9:48 PM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was an awful lot of shirtless men who sometimes wear uniforms AND have British accents. You shouldn't spring that on a girl without advance warning.

...Merry Christmas!

and dammit ThePinkSuperhero I can't believe I didn't catch that. Good one!
posted by zennish at 10:16 PM on December 9, 2011


ROU_Xenophobe: The names don't have quite enough gravitas for my taste.
posted by Grimgrin at 12:41 AM on December 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


The British have always named their ships exceptionally well...

I'm a big fan the new nuke sub called the HMS Ass-Toot which ran aground in the Hebrides and then had a murder problem.
posted by srboisvert at 7:31 AM on December 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm so like the newest fan for that boi wrapped in the Union Jack with a mop or something on his head.
posted by infini at 7:46 AM on December 10, 2011


I thought that Mighty was referring to um sailor type body parts...
posted by infini at 7:48 AM on December 10, 2011


Love the guy rocking the It Ain't Half Hot Mum moustache.
posted by MartinWisse at 7:59 AM on December 10, 2011


"I'm bothered by the thought that naming your ship "H.M.S. Ocean" is like naming your dog "Floor" because that's where he sleeps."

It's named after a French ship captured in 1759, so really is all their fault.
posted by Auz at 12:58 PM on December 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


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