Gastro-Intestinal MANPADs

I’ve always been slightly uneasy with the term MANPAD. It reminds me of a personal sanitary device for gentlemen of a certain lower gastro-intestinal temperament:

Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens aims with an electronic SA-16 Man-Portable Air Defense System on Dec. 12 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012 on the Pacific island of Tinian. Owens, the commanding general with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, visited with Marines, toured historic landmarks and watched two FA-18D Hornets make arrested landings.

Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Owens aims with an electronic SA-16 Man-Portable Air Defense (MANPAD) System on Dec. 12 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012 on the Pacific island of Tinian. Owens, the commanding general with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, visited with Marines, toured historic landmarks and watched two FA-18D Hornets make arrested landings.

I disclaim any connection between the Major General and minor GI-tract disturbances.

11 thoughts on “Gastro-Intestinal MANPADs

  1. My man pad is located over the top of the garage; its my sound proofed escape pad with all things manly contained within.

    Yours Aye.

  2. CP: One word as to chafing- Depends. They are great products, or so I hear.
    Kris: Ah, mission accomplished!
    EB: The man-cave. A time-honored, masculine get-away. A bear pelt on the floor. The spritz of ox musk hanging in the air. A gun or four hanging on the wall. A snifter with something to snift waiting patiently on a handmade pine table. A laz-ee-boy, well-worn, rocking gently to the dulcet strains of either Bing Crosby or Deep Purple. Your choice. And an enormous slab of beef, rare, on a bare butcher’s block ready to be gnawed on, sans fork or knife. . .The man-cave, it holds secrets the Vatican bosses would blush over.

  3. If Gen Owens were to fire that thing he’d fricasse himself one General’s Aide. ‘Course, there’s always plenty of those around. Who stands behind a rocket propelled weapon? At any time?

  4. I’d say so…everyone would be impressed …at least there are some Texans I’ve introduced to them and they are in absolute awe….maybe I’ll send you a photo off my IPhone and you can see for yourself….when I get around to it….that is….k

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