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Friday, March 02, 2007

The Swiss Army

The Swiss Army! Read more... (link updated)

Remember this day in history, my friends, 500 years of keeping to themselves and they ACCIDENTALLY almost start a war.

I've had a good laugh today, have you?


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On Saturday, March 03, 2007 7:27:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

that is too funny! i didn't think the swiss needed a military since it is a neutral spot?

wonder what they would have done if fired upon?

On Saturday, March 03, 2007 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

My friend mentioned that they is armed with knives.

We all have them...the swiss army knife.

On Monday, March 05, 2007 2:26:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

A good friend of mine and I have begun a serious talk about volunteering to become the "Army of Liechtenstein" if they will pay for the beer and the fire-crackers. That way we could 'patrol the border' (another way of saying watch the ski-bunnies) and talk to the Swiss guys that get lost in the Alps. Since Liechtenstein does not have an army at all, we figure that a couple of guys would be enough, and the travel opportunities would be awesome.

On Monday, March 05, 2007 5:38:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

What a hilarious idea!

I wonder if they would let people volunteer for a two week the summer.

On Tuesday, March 06, 2007 4:03:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Oh, and Nanc, the Swiss have one of the most dedicated military organizations on the planet. Every citizen is required to serve for a time and every citizen is expected to keep their firearm in good working order, and to practice using it after they leave active service. As a result, they little problem with armed robbery. Those in the Swiss guard that desire to can then apply to serve in the Swiss contingent in the Vatican Guard. That by itself is a very prestigious position, and is one of the most high-tech "body-guards" anywhere. That is one reason that those guys getting lost is such an unusual occurance.

On Tuesday, March 06, 2007 6:03:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I watched a documentary on the Swiss Guard a few years back. They went through the history of the Swiss guard and the Vatican.

The Swiss Guard is a very prestigious position.

On Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:08:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

the swiss sound much like the israelis.

i have had my swiss army knife since early 1984 - it's still shiny and in perfect working condition. one cannot beat their can openers. lost the tweezers here awhile back soooooooooo, i quite plucking. gives me more time for other things.

On Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

This just goes to show you that an armed citizenry is a great deterent of crime...*Kelly pulls out her 2nd amendment (bullet) earrings and polishes them.*

Nanc, tweezing is such a mundane task anyway...I must go ...I think I have a shelf to dust.

On Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:45:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

oh..and excuse me...that was "plucking" not "tweezing"...BIG difference!!

On Friday, March 09, 2007 10:07:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

i'm just out redoing my favorites after the big crash...


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