Thursday, December 13, 2007

Operation: Panting Debutante

Operation: Overlord
Operation: Barbarossa
Operation: Desert Storm

What do all of these things have in common other than that they contain ‘o’s? They’re all names of real military operations and they’re all rather macho. It does make sense, I suppose. You want your troops to be all fired up and therefore you need call your operation something suitably ‘tough.’ Operation: Flaccid Porpoise isn’t really going to inspire your men to victory.

However, at some point, we’re going to run out of suitable nouns and adjectives. I suppose we could venture into verbs and adverbs, but they can be a bit obtuse. Operation: Running Quickly or Operation: Gently Massaging are more likely to cause ‘huh?’s rather than ‘hurrahs!’

That being said, here are a few operational names I like to see:
Operation: Beanie Baby
Operation: Kawaii!!!!!
Operation: Blue Light Special
Operation: Blind Drunk
Operation: Nipple Ring
Operation: We Have No Pants
Operation: Zombot
Operation: Dirty Old Man

And my personal favorite: Operation: Public Mastication



Gillsing said...

Ah, the good old Masticator, always going for the ear.

Jason Janicki said...

That would be Operation: Mike Tyson :)

son_of_Ares said...

Operation: Blind Drunk
isn't that the one that happens every two weeks at the NCO club?

Jason Janicki said...

Don't know, but I would hazard every Friday and Saturday night, actually.