Matelots...losing the legacy?

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  1. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Well, are they?
  2. Losing it? lost it a long time ago more like. Remember cameraderie? remember socialising with your messmates? remember enjoying watching a film in the dining hall/wherever? all gone, blame the VCR! (even worse with the DVD now). Don't even start me on breakfast TV, we were forced to be involved in the launch of that on the Hermes.

  3. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    I reckon that years ago jack used to be so far away from here he never heard people take the piss, He now hears.
  4. It isn't gone but it IS dying in my opinion.
    The problem?
    Laptops in messdecks, "welcome" calls and internet/email onboard.
    Before all that the lads had no choice but to make entertainment as and when.
    Even Uckers is dying out these days.

    No doubt other people have their own feelings but those are my thoughts :)
  5. Best laughs we used to have watching TV in the TV room in barracks,running commentarys and piss taking etc.

    Back onboard it would be Crib,Uckers and Monopoly and also inter ship quizes.Prizes for the winning team and squadron honour and all that.

    Movies in the for'd mess or back aft,trim boat when it ends so we dont go deep etc.

    Jumpers for goal posts......

    I suppose with all this modern techno stuff it kills the art of competion as you play most of there things on your own unless online.

    Time marches on but still a shame.
  6. I disagree, most humans are sociable creatures, and there is no fun in watching a DVD in your rack. But sometimes you do want your own personal space, and nothing beats lying in your rack watching a box set of 24.
    We still have a war film on Sunday afternoons when everyone bores each other to death speaking lines before the actors do, we still have mess games nights.
    But there is a hope with new found tech as well . Having a Wii Games Console in the mess is some of the best fun with drunk matelots ever.
  7. The uckers ,crib ,monopoly is the old generation as was the films shown collectively .

    The kids now before joining up all have their own electronic gadgetry that they sit alone with for hours -don't need to play with pals cos they all have mobile phones and Pc's.

    Apart from that they'd need a calculator to do scoring during a crib game
    or counting the spots on the uckers dice.

    :nemo: :nemo:
  8. Do you still have Tom & Jerry cartoons before your main film? :money: :dwarf: Or are they considered too violent even for Jack :rambo:
    I can still hear the cry 'Good old Fred' :thumright:
  9. Still playing uckers, my Dad is a 'f'in' demon and the wife is getting that way, he plays Bootie rules (Commando raids FFS!!) and my mate taught the wife WAFU rules, well not all of them, she was pretty effeminate before he started!
  10. I am proud to relate that I have taught my 5 year old grandson to shout "Good old Fred " before the start of the best cartoon series.ever
  11. I'll bet you haven't taught him the full version? 'Good old Fred, Fcuk Fred, After you with Fred' =) Happy Days.

    With all this modern technology email etc you can't get 6 months peace from the wife, it's a bloody tragedy. The good days were when your mail was dropped by an Avro Shackleton and picked up by the seaboat every fortnight or so.
  12. His mother would kill me!

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