April 4, 2002 11:58 PM   Subscribe

Well this is is odd
posted by delmoi (19 comments total)
Is is it?

Well yeah, it is is actually, but there's not enough of a story here on its own. The media needs to pick up on this, before we really have a wholesome story going down. But, it sounds rather interesting, and I'd love to see the pictures when the ship's a-sinking ;-)
posted by wackybrit at 12:01 AM on April 5, 2002


btw, this is via metafilter, but I couldn't figure out how to do one of those 'via' links... it got rid of my font formatting..
posted by delmoi at 12:07 AM on April 5, 2002

You just *know* the real reason behind this is that Kentucky secretly wants to invade Ohio. Think about it -- a sub in the Ohio River could launch its missiles at Cincinnati, whose good citizens would have almost no time to react! The horror, the horror ...
posted by diddlegnome at 12:10 AM on April 5, 2002

Isn't Kentuky your "joke" state?
posted by Spoon at 12:13 AM on April 5, 2002

Via metafilter? You posted stuff from metafilter to metafilter... Ok, I'm going to let everyone else tell you why this is a bad thing.
posted by stoneegg21 at 12:18 AM on April 5, 2002

This has been going around all over the 'Net, and it's not 100% on the up and up, so don't be fooled...

Rep. Tom Burch wants to ease up on the folks from Kentucky spending their cash in places other than Kentucky, and this little ditty was written up to humorously illustrate that point.

Sidenote: having served aboard a sub, using the VLS on a riverboat would be just a wee bit of overkill. But the launch of the tomahawk would be pretty spectacular in the pale summer light off the Ohio river. :)
posted by crankydoodle at 12:26 AM on April 5, 2002

The Urban Legends Reference Pages (Snopes) has already commented on this story.
posted by SenshiNeko at 12:53 AM on April 5, 2002

any bill that uses the term "impending whoopin'" would get my support.
posted by scribblative at 12:57 AM on April 5, 2002

er, I meant memepool. Sorry.
posted by delmoi at 1:09 AM on April 5, 2002

methinks tis time thou headed to the corner and had a good long hard think about what ye has done.
posted by Frasermoo at 2:47 AM on April 5, 2002

And PLEASE warn us of .doc links (or .pdf, etc).
posted by davidmsc at 3:37 AM on April 5, 2002

yeah, I second that
posted by jeremias at 4:58 AM on April 5, 2002

I work for the legislature in another state, and every now and then we get these too -- legislators sponsoring bills or amendments or resolves that are meant to take a shot at something (if you'll pardon the expression) or to make a sarcastic point. Livens things up a little as the session winds down.
posted by JanetLand at 5:53 AM on April 5, 2002

lol.. those waters aren't exactly the most fun to patrol, what with dead cows and the such wandering in it.
posted by lotsofno at 6:29 AM on April 5, 2002

That's really funny. Here in Indiana, they can't let the Ohio River gambling boats undock, 'cause they could only gamble on one side of the river. The owners just shut a pair of glass doors for two hours for the "undocked" stage required by law. At one point, Kentucky was supposedly getting troopers and boats ready to raid any riverboats that might come over to the Kentucky side of the river. They *really* don't like gambling down there.
posted by salsamander at 6:30 AM on April 5, 2002

I'm looking out at the Ohio river now from my office....I think I see a periscope.

I have to ready the depth charges
posted by Mick at 7:16 AM on April 5, 2002

Spoon: No one makes fun of Kentucky. Except maybe some of those redneck jokes. Kentucky jis don't lahk dem durn gamblers keepin'em from eatin' their fried chicken.
posted by jaden at 9:38 AM on April 5, 2002

via fark, march 29, 2002
posted by sadie01221975 at 9:45 AM on April 5, 2002

In a related story, Alabama's First Cavalry Unit has crept over the border into Meridian, MS and is on their way to destroy The Evil Empire down in Philadelphia.....
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