Thursday, July 05, 2007

Weekly Humor: Humor from the military

Having spend a number of years serving my country these bits of humor really made me laugh, I trust it will do the same for you.
How intelligent is Military Intelligence?

"A slipping gear could let your grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit." - Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.

"Aim towards the Enemy." - printed on Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. - U.S. Marine Corps

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons." - General MacArthur

"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo." - Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

"Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid." David Hackworth

"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush." - Infantry Journal

"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once."

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3." - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)

"Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky." - From an old carrier sailor

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power to get you to the scene of the crash."

"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight."

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"

"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his plane to its maximum." - Jon McBride, astronaut

"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."

Business Idea: Bottle crusher for bars

This is a great eco friendly idea aimed at the bar and restaurant market.

BottleCycler Catering to the hospitality industry, Australian BottleCycler helps recycle disposable glass bottles. Their bottle crushing machine can be placed inside the bar area. Bottles are fed into the BottleCycler through an opening in the top of the device, which then quietly slices the glass into recyclable pieces. The glass falls into a regular 60L wheelie bin, which is picked up and emptied by BottleCycler, and brought to regional glass recycling plants for processing into material for new bottles.

BottleCycler's main selling point is that it reduces volume taken in by empty bottles by 80%. However, it also removes danger of staff injuries related with carrying, sorting and disposing of glass bottles, and reduces complaints about noise and broken bottles from residents living near clubs, bars and restaurants.

This business can easily be run from home initially until growth demands office space of your own.

Upside: In an age where everyone is becoming increasingly eco concerned and orientated This easy t use and highly useful and effective idea will be easy to sell and has high growth potential. Little training needed and relatively low start-up costs.

Downside: Its difficult to see the drawbacks of this business, providing reliable transportation from the manufacturer to the end user. The device may not be to difficult to copy by a technically knowledgeable person so if the idea does kick of you may expect competition in the long run.

Verdict: A great idea for entrepreneurs with a limited budget. Initial costs of stock, transportation and marketing may be relatively low compared to other business opportunities with lower growth potential. My research has shown nothing similar in South Africa yet, so the early bird is likely to grab market share.

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