Excuse Me…

…as I GOUGE MY EYEBALLS OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS. In their rush to impart solemnity and gravitas to their part in the GWOT, the United States Navy has seen fit to rename the cryptological schools command at Corry Station, Pensacola, FL. Gird your loins, ’cause they are now the:
Center For Information Dominance
If I can get over my abject shame, I will get a picture of the retarded sign at their front gate. F%@kin’ squids.

14 Responses to “Excuse Me…”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    How much did they spend to come up with that stupid name?

  2. Ken Summers says:

    I’m picturing spike heels and lots of leather.

  3. WatchfulBabbler says:

    Gotta love the acronym — CENINFODOM. Exploit! Attack! Defend! Dominate! No, sorry, kids, you’re still a bunch of nerds with funny hats.

    Bing, I’m willing to bet there’s a $100K line item in the BRAC budget for that name. And another $25K for the sign.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    At least, plus don’t forget money for the focus group meetings…

  5. …and therapy for people tormented by how it used to be…

  6. Dave J says:

    I’ll have to tell my Dad the *cough* “former” intel community crypt geek about this. The reprisals will, of course, never even be known about, but’s entertaining to speculate. 😉
    “Tell you but then I had to kill you? No, it’s WAY more secret than that: I’d have to kill you first and then MAYBE I could tell you. It’s so secret, you’ll have to get a clearance before you even realize you’re dead.”

  7. Gotta love the acronym…
    Actually, I think they’ve settled on

  8. Ken Summers says:

    Too bad. I was hoping for CENINFODOMME.

  9. Nightfly says:

    “Two men enter! One man leaves!”

  10. The Real JeffS on Orcas Island says:

    Mr. Bingley, I suspect there will be some unofficial logos floating around CENFOINFODOMINO, with a Pamela Anderson icon wearing black leather somewhere in the artwork. I predict that it’ll be banned, but very popular.

  11. Dave J says:

    Nah, Keira Knightley. She, after all, is cast in the title role in “Domino.”

  12. Ken Summers says:

    I feel a Van Morrison song coming on…

  13. M. Simon says:

    Sodomy, rum, and the lash. (Thanks WC)
    Great Naval traditions.
    BTW the Navy and Marines share a few schools. There are likely to be some jar heads at that school.
    Simon – squid – Tonkin Bay Yacht Club – Rod Yanker – ’66

  14. Well, ahoy Simon!!! (That is one of the BEST opening lines I’ve ever seen, by the by.) We are honored to have you call us Jarhead and a warm welcome aboard.
    There are most definately Jarheads at that school (wink wink), along with Air Force and Army students, plus a smattering of foreign soldiers as well.
    There also seems to be an ongoing need to spiff up command names, service-wise. I’m not sure if it’s a reflection of the war or proaction to pre-BRAC conditions, but it IS damn annoying. In some cases downright embarrassing. The Navy has gone to something tagged ‘Centers of Excellence’ ~ would they otherwise be ‘Centers of Mediocrity’? The most egregious example is one that only lasted for about a month, at Hurlburt Field a little east of here. AirForce special ops is billeted there and (shortly after the Afghan campaign started) for one, brief shining moment, their command name on the side of the building changed to something along the lines of ‘Warriors Trained to Drop Death From the Sky in Darkness and Danger’. We, of course, howled the second we noticed it. Someone important must have howled too, ’cause it was gone within a fortnight.
    Our message? Get a grip people. Those names stood us steadfast and well through God knows how many conflicts, including yours, Simon. Now that we’re rockin’ and rollin’ again, don’t be cheerleaders and try to make them more than what they are. When you do, you’ve made them less by the silliness.

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