Another Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us

My unnamed, senior military sources have informed me that THIS (pictured below) time honored feature of innumerable presentations, lectures, brainstorming sessions and office jokes is no longer to be referred to as ~ regardless of the fact that the sheets of paper contained herein do, indeed, “flip” from one side of the easel to the other ~ a


…since that is also slang for residents of the Philippine Islands. Someone might mistake the chart for a racial slur. So “FLIP” chart is right out.
No word on what the new, politically correct chart has been dubbed. I would offer:
Butt-kissing Idiots’ Turpitude Enhances Madness Exponentially CHART”
Or it’s military acronym:


20 Responses to “Another Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us”

  1. So I assume the messhall has also stopped serving kraut and they no longer strap jerrycans to the vehicles.
    This type of nonsense will only lead us down slippery slopes.

  2. Mike Rentner says:

    I don’t believe this for a minute because none of my flip friends would mind.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Boy, I sure hope someone scotches this plan.

  4. Crusader says:

    So what are they gonna call telephone poles now?

  5. Sadly, it’s all too true. My source is impeccable (harumph!) and as bemused as the rest of us. It was apparently made known to him by another bemused soul in the training department. My only question was origin; Navy, Marine Corps or both?

  6. Lisa says:

    Stuff like this just gets my Irish up.

  7. It needs to be stopped COLD. Someone needs to nip it in the bud immediately.

  8. Mike Rentner says:

    The most important rule to follow when making rules, and the one most often broken by politicians and military politicians, is that you should never make a rule that can’t be enforced.
    How the heck are they going to stop people from calling a flip chart what it is?

  9. Mike’s not making the required jokes. We need to find a chink in that serious facade.

  10. How the heck are they going to stop people from calling a flip chart what it is?
    My impeccable source tells me they’re attempting to enforce “ROLLOVER CHART” as the suitable sub.
    (But how do you explain that to the offended 401K’s, mutual funds and brokerages around the country?)

  11. The_Real_JeffS says:

    What are they going to call frogs nows? Non-French reptile amphibians?

  12. I think it’s the amphibians/reptiles who should decide, Jeff. They have a powerful presence in Congress, you know ~ lots of snakes there.

  13. Mike Rentner says:

    Sorry guys, I’ve got that humor deficient gene acting up again. And this type of crap is what makes me hate the military sometimes. Can’t they just leave us alone to kill rag heads?

  14. Crusader says:

    Hey, watch it with the toad and rollover references there people………or I’ll wop you in the head!

  15. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Mike, I thought the current military correctspeak is to destroy the rag heads.
    Oops. Did I say “rag head”? My bad!

  16. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Well, sooner or later, THS, they’ll croak.

  17. I guess blackboards in schools are a thing of the past. However, my daughter states dry-erase boards are often referred to as whiteboards. I feel a lawsuit coming on…..
    Actually I’d prefer if the PC crowd just crawled back down the personhole cover they came out of.

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