Two dum-dum stories jumped out at me this weekend. Sadly, the first of them involves our sub force. And when I write “sub force” I am not referring to the cherished torpedo sandwich makers of Subway, home of the footlong:
Three female supply officers were pulled from submarine crews within months of joining the force for allegedly committing fraud prior to checking in at their boats, a Submarine Forces spokeswoman confirmed Friday.
- Travel Claim Fraud: Three Female Supply Officers Shame the Whole Sub Fleet
These three were among the eight Supply Corps lieutenants that reported to the submarine force, a cadre chosen to be role models for the younger female submariners reporting straight from training to the previously all-male force.
NCIS is investigating the allegedly shady LTs. Imagine you are a trailblazer, among the first female officers aboard a sub. And you have to go and game the system. Stupid. The dumb LTs are heading to Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay. Somewhere Admiral Grace Hopper is shaking her head.
Stupido numero dos involves dumb kids. Not smoking dope or even banana peels. But eating cinnamon. Ground cinnamon:
A common spice is creating an uncommon problem among teens. It’s called the “cinnamon challenge” and doctors are warning it could be dangerous.
The cinnamon challenge is an old stunt that is making the rounds with a new generation of teens and is popping up all over YouTube and Facebook.
- Not dope: Cinnamon Challenge
The challenge works like this: A person swallows an entire tablespoon of ground cinnamon without water, but the results usually end in coughing, choking, gagging, sometimes vomiting and always burning pain.
And it’s not just teens who are getting into trouble. New Haven’s Clinton Avenue School principal is on leave, accused of letting kids in the lunchroom down doses of the spice.
There are no accounts of death by cinnamon, but doctors at Winthrop University Hospital say it’s a dangerous dare.
There ya go, the knuckleheads of the weekend. Allegedly crooked LTs or cinnabon heads.