Monday, March 10, 2008

Tanks For Nothing, Buddy

Some Ice With Your Vodka, Soldier?

Did anyone breath-test him? An apparently drunk Russian tank driver rammed his 25-tonne fighting machine into a remote village cottage while on a vodka run. The soldier was filmed driving the tank, armed with an anti-aircraft gun, through a tiny street in Oktyabrskaya, in the Ural mountains' Sverdlovsk region. He clambered unsteadily into his vehicle with two bottles, then rammed a fence and a house while attempting to leave. One of the explanations from the army was that the tank skidded on ice.

FOOTNOTE: Lousy act, but he brought the house down.

18 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

'Lousy act, but he brought the house down.' Heh heh. And of course the army covered it up...

Dave Coulter said...

Nothing says fun like "Sverdlovsk!"

quilly said...

Your last line was the perfect finishing touch for this rummy tale.

I popped in for a quick look-see yesterday and keep coming back. I have yet to see anything I haven't enjoyed.

Dan Mega said...

Would you say that he was 'tanked'?

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

In a tank, he could Russian and rush out...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Hammer said...

That sound exactly like a redneck story but with less firepower ;D

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

tanks for the story! JP/deb

supernova said...

:-)

I'm glad I stopped by here!

Of course, it's always nice to meet a fellow Calcuttan too! To top it, you also love Anne Frank! How was the experience of visiting her museum?

TheBirdman33 said...

I am pretty sure you can do whatever the hell you want, when you are driving a fully armed tank...and if he wants vodka, I'll pour =)

Vienna for Beginners said...

Imagine being a Russian soldiers, from I have read about the military there, it must be hell.

Shrinky said...

The tank skidded all right - on iced vodka..

Daryl E said...

Here's a case of Dose Va Damn Ya.

CrazyCath said...

Skidded on ice? Did he drop it out of a glass then?
Great punchline again.

i beati said...

They sent a 4 year old home from school in West Palm - drinking last monday --I Iove Odd shots that's what intriques me about this blog

Seamus said...

PUNNY!!!!!

So...was the vodka an alternative fuel???

jillie said...

LOL@eagle's comment. What an interesting story. Very entertaining stuff to read first thing Monday a.m.. I will have to come back and finish up on the other ones after my phyisical therapy. UGH! Where's my coffee....

Kathryn said...

Scary!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Funny, drunk drivers always have an excuse handy...a few I've heard: I was going to get my wallet so I could pay the tab, but Officer I only had one beer (what, one keg?) I ran off the road avoiding a tree that wasn't there...that was my favorite...love the stories you find, David!