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An important message to MetaFilter!

The Royal Navy can deliver your important message, too!
posted by The Deej (31 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
An important massage for The Deej
posted by nola at 2:45 PM on December 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


I can dream, can't I?
posted by hal9k at 2:51 PM on December 29, 2007 [3 favorites]


Britain's armed forces always seemed so... civilized to me.

Must be the hats.
posted by backseatpilot at 2:51 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


If everyone posts their comments via the RN web site.... we could be here all night!
posted by mmahaffie at 2:54 PM on December 29, 2007


An important massage for The Deej
posted by nola


I've always wanted a massage from nola! Thanks!
posted by The Deej at 2:54 PM on December 29, 2007


This is the only way I shall remind friends of our COD4 tournies from now on.
posted by punilux at 2:58 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've always wondered how the Royal Navy would fight a naval engagement in a forest.

Now I know.
posted by b1tr0t at 3:04 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can dream, can't I?
posted by hal9k


Ya know... that actually was quite moving.


Oh, and despite my admission of actual emotion, and my jokey response about wanting a massage from the manly nola, I am the furthest thing from gay. Not that there's anything wrong with it.)

posted by The Deej at 3:09 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


What are you thinking about?
posted by ericb at 3:14 PM on December 29, 2007 [11 favorites]


Oh man ericb, that made me laugh out loud.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:30 PM on December 29, 2007


Oh, I love that one, ericb.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:31 PM on December 29, 2007


Would this be the same Royal Navy that Cried Like A Baby?
posted by Sailormom at 3:33 PM on December 29, 2007


Nay Vee?
posted by Zonker at 3:37 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


What mathowie didn't tell us is that this is what happens behind the scenes every time we send a MeMail. Commandos, fighter pilots and other dudes like that are deployed with laptops every time we feel the urge to get personal. Remember, these guys are reading what you write!
so keep it clean, OK? Respect the Queen's fighting men.
posted by Quietgal at 3:39 PM on December 29, 2007


Well, I got a message from Old Navy...
posted by wendell at 3:43 PM on December 29, 2007


Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:51 PM on December 29, 2007


You just called Matt a queen?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:51 PM on December 29, 2007


Not that there's anything wrong with it.
posted by The Deej at 3:56 PM on December 29, 2007


Right, right.

*whistles "In the Navy"*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:57 PM on December 29, 2007


This is really fairly open-minded of the Royal Navy. I can't really imagine any branch of the US armed forces releasing its cinematic image for public use so gamely. Wish I'd known about this in time for my Xmas e-cards to go out; New Years' messages all 'round!
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:04 PM on December 29, 2007


Messages that might be funny with this Stupid Web Trick but I'm too lazy:

* I want you to know I'm feeilng very depressed. Love, Marvin
* Buy U.S. Savings Bonds!
* Hello Dad? Hi! I'm in jail! I like it here! It's nice! Say hi to Mom! From JAIL!
* I thought YOU guys had the launch codes!
* How the hell did Kate and Jack get off that damned island!??
* Ve haff vayz of making you talk!
* MARS NEEDS WOMEN
* If this were your job, you'd be there by now!
* Just act natural.
* No shit, Sherlock! Does it look like I'm ordering a fuckin' pizza!?
* Me so horny.
* Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?
* You're soaking in it.
* "We begin bombing in five minutes." - Ronald Reagan
* :)
* Don't be alarmed, but David Blaine is standing behind you -- don't look!
* What we have here is a failure to communicate.
* I can't believe you watched a blatant advertisement for The Royal Navy just to read these words.
* BE ALL THAT YOU CAN... --waitaminut.
* And now for something completely different; a man with three buttocks!
* Feeling frisky tonight?
* I can over think a plate of beans.
* Sesame Street has been brought to you today by the numbers twelve, and pi, and by the letter ..davenport.
* Your mind is not your mind.
* The person who showed you this message has been ordered to kill you.
* What were you expecting? A punchline?
* Honey don't forget to stop by the store and buy some milk.
* "Get back to work!" - Your Boss
posted by ZachsMind at 4:10 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hotel Clerk: [Clouseau rings the bell for service] Yes?
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Do you have for me the 'massage'?
Hotel Clerk: Oh. You want a massage, ey?
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: If you have one for me, yes.
Hotel Clerk: Here. Why don't you try Tokyo Lil at the end of the block. Ask for Passionflower Shirley, the Yokohama Butterfly.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: And why should I do that?
Hotel Clerk: Well, you want a massage, don't you?
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Yes, but I want it from you.
Hotel Clerk: Sir, I don't give massages.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: But you gave me one early this morning.
Hotel Clerk: Sir, you're mistaken.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Look! Don't you try the tricks anglais with me, Monsieur. I receieved a 'massage' this morning from Inspector Quinlan of the Yard of Scotland.
Hotel Clerk: The massage!
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: And it was you that gave it to me.
Hotel Clerk: Message.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: What?
Hotel Clerk: You mean message.
Insp. Jacques Clouseau: Look, I know what I mean, you lunatic. Now do you, or do you not have for me, the 'massage'?
Hotel Clerk: No, Sir. For you, there is no massage.
posted by nola at 4:36 PM on December 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


In the Navy . . . [warning: muppets]
posted by Mid at 5:28 PM on December 29, 2007


Reports of cannibalism in the Royal Navy are greatly exaggerated.
-Or-
Nay Vee
posted by edgeways at 6:35 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow man, that's out of sight... it's somethin' other than else.
posted by chips ahoy at 6:41 PM on December 29, 2007


The Muppets are the best.
Bring back the Muppet Show.
posted by davebarnes at 7:33 PM on December 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kinda annoying in the background sound loop the only intelligible phrase repeating in every few seconds, "Forget about it, huh?"
posted by semmi at 9:04 PM on December 29, 2007


Is there anybody else who can barely read the message held up at the end?
posted by availablelight at 7:59 AM on December 30, 2007


Ok, update: if you have the same monitor issues I do, the "Fast Jet Pilot" scenerio is greatly preferred (black type on white clipboard message).
posted by availablelight at 8:35 AM on December 30, 2007


"From time to time the Royal Navy may wish to contact you by email and/or SMS. We will only contact you if we believe we have information that may be of interest to you. The Royal Navy will not pass on your details on to any other organisation."

What, no more helicopters?
posted by gimonca at 10:55 AM on December 30, 2007


davebarnes, they tried to, didn't work so well.
posted by edgeways at 11:18 AM on December 30, 2007


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