7.26.2006

Operation JOE M.A.M.A. (Episode II)

In the cold drizzle of a typical winter morning in Everett, Washington one man embarked on a United States Warship with a dream, a mission and...........a doll. His codename is "Danny Boy," his mission, escort G.I. Joe on his travels around the world. This is his story........


Episode II
"Toy Meets Girl"
Joe Visits Hong Kong

One of the most fascinating things about Hong Kong to Westerners is the overwhelming presence of the Buddhist religion, a favorite past time of sailors* is visiting the Buddhist temples including the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island guarded by monks of the Po Lin Monastery:



"Wow! That's a lotta Buddha!"







A long day of walking around looking at Buddhas is bound to make anybody thirsty....Just remember to observe the rules and customs of the host nation when heading out for a good time....

"Yo.....Barkeep! Gimme a
black n' tan, and make
it a triple!"

All good port visits
include a frosty beverage...
or three.....




No Navy** port is far from an Irish Pub. While enjoying the experience of being in a foreign land it's nice to be able to find a place that brings you back to home sweet home.

"Let's roll, this place is dead anyway..."
Have you ever heard of the Sirens in the tale of Odysseus? The streets of Hong Kong are full of the modern version of these hazardous women...the Mama Sans will literally grab you as you walk by and try with all their might to pull you in to their establishment, a drunken sailor is no match for this brutality and in many cases will give in after a long struggle and go watch the naked women for a while.....Joe was not so difficult to convince.....
"Geez lady, quit yankin' my chain!"













"You ladies sure are friendly. Hey, do you validate parking?"

Ahhh, Hong Kong, what a wonderful city, all good things must come to an end though. Cinderella Liberty is well known by anybody who has been in the Navy. Like Cinderella, the sailors must return to their ship by midnight or they will turn into an orange member of the squash family. Well, not quite, but if they don't they won't be seeing land anytime soon!

"I LOVE HONG KONG!!!!"


*In the interest of national security and the safety of my brothers in the Navy, the timeline of this series has been falsified, the names of ports and order in which they were visited may have been changed.

**This site is in no way affiliated with the United States Navy. Opinions and technical information are generated purely by the semi-twisted mind of the author.

4 comments:

Big Daddy said...

The 'Joe' posts crack me up.

dad said...

What an adventure! I'll bet that Joe is constantly getting Danny Boy into situations that he otherwise would be too smart to fall into.

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Damn. Danny Boy is quite the ladies man!

KTK said...

Oh Joe, I'm so glad that G.I. is still active...I just wouldn't feel safe in this country otherwise... Those are some amazing pics!