Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all

9 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

When will your three guests be arriving tonight?

Colonel Creedon said...

They didn't arrive in the end :( They were cut down by the automated defence systems. I really have to remember to turn these off when inviting people....

Civilian Overseer said...

So the ghosts of Lieutenants Jacob & Marley didn't put in an appearance either?

Colonel Creedon said...

I'm no Scrooge Civvy. Marley and Jacob always appear at Christmas in the form of The Bob Marley cocktail and several tins of Jacob's biscuits :)

Civilian Overseer said...

Neither are you the shapest tool in the box apparently, as it took you three posts to get the reference, sentry guns vs. ghosts indeed, I am disappointed, I suggest your new years resolution should be, "must be cleverer"

2010 is almost over, the gloves are off for 2011. Game On!

Colonel Creedon said...

How dare a practically mindless simpleton like youself accuse one such as I of not getting a reference. Whom did you think I thought you were referring to by "three guests"? I have had A Christmas Carol stuffed down my throat for many years in Movies, TV and even on stage. This year alone I was subjected to the 1951 version with the bad colour and my favourite re-telling, Bill Murray in Scrooged.

At no point did I say “sentry guns” were used to dispatch ghosts. This is your own feeble uninformed assumption and we know from watching Steven Segal movies what we think of assumptions, don’t we Civvy? Sentry Guns are admittedly a part of The Bunker’s automated defence systems but only a fool would rely on a single class of weapon to act as a defence against all possible intruders.

Munitions including 50 Calibre uranium tipped anti-armour rounds are spat at conventional targets but these - as well as all other projectile weapons - would be useless against non-corporeal enemies. In the event the bunker is attacked by such beings, Psycho Kinetic Energy detectors warn of a non-corporeal threat and activate an array of Neutrino Wands linked to Positron Colliders [and I’m sure you know quite well what they do].

I do however accept your New Year’s resolution of “Must be cleverer.” After all, while I may already possess the keenest military mind of all time surpassing the likes of Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Washington, Patton and Schwarzkopf, I still have a long way to go before I will be cleverer than Newton, Einstein or Hawking, but your challenge intrigues me and gives me something to do in my spare time. I would ask you to adopt a similar resolution for 2011, but as to not overtax you own obvious limitations, I’ll make it simpler – From now on, don’t make foolish assumptions.

So the gloves are off for 2011 eh? Well if victory is as easy to obtain then it has been for me here, then I’ll be bored stiff.

Yawn Civvy, yawn!

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, thank you for agreeing with my assertation that you need to be more clever.

As for your assertation that you have supassed the likes of Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Washington, Patton and Schwarzkopf, Well we all know that they say about military intelligence. Apart from that, I note that you make no mention of the true greats Mainheim, Zuhkov Willington, Ceaser, Rommel, Hannibal, Sulla, Marius, Pompey, Scipio Africanus etc..., dare I say it,... James T. Kirk,

I'm not saying that you can't live up to these legends but I would like to know how you intend to beat the Kobayashi Maru without copying Kirk?

Colonel Creedon said...

Sigh, I also make no mention of Sun Tzu, Cromwell, MacArthur, Grant, Eisenhower, Genghis Khan, Ramses II, Leonidas, Atilla the Hun, Xerxes, William the Conqueror, Eric the Red, Nelson, Boru, Drake or Fabius Maximus even though they'd also be worthy. This is why I said "the likes of" originally. I was not limiting myself to a definitive list of the greatest military leaders in history. [That said I know of the WWII Russian general Zuhkov, but that's his surname, I know not of this "Zuhkov Willington" you speak of, so I admit you have me there ;)

I have 4 different solutions to the Kobyashi Maru test but to comprehend them, they require a level of technical knowledge far superior to someone who asked me "Where are the toilets on the Enterprise?" each week for three years :)

Civilian Overseer said...

Excellent, Colonel, you successfully passed my test. I feared you where getting obese, intellectually speaking but you've proven that I was incorrect, you're merely tubby, intellectually speaking of course. ;)

As for the toilets on the Enterprise, as I recall, I never recieved a satisfactory answer. You did however infringe my first amendment right to free speech by banning me and several of my minions from the Star Trek club for asking that question as I recall.