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12th Feb 2006, 15:48
Polar bears are scared of nothing!:}
Polar bears (http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page428.html?theme=light)

12th Feb 2006, 15:55
Hey they're some cool pics :ok:.. Thanks Lexx.

The polar bear in the basement thanks you as well.

12th Feb 2006, 16:03
Great pics Lexx! :ok:

Gary Larson would have had a field day! There's a particular cartoon of his which is entirely appropriate, but, for copyright reasons, scanning & posting is probably not an option :(

12th Feb 2006, 16:07
Probably their equivalent of tinned meat.

Onan the Clumsy
12th Feb 2006, 16:09
I can see the scene a thousand years from now...the aged polar bear says to the ones assembled around him...

"behold for the oceans and the ice were made by the great black creature Honolulu, with bore the sacred symbols 1, 2, 3 and 4 etc"

meanwhile in the polar bear newspaper, the headline "I was abducted by aliens, they had no fur and used an anal probe on me. I was held in a strange cage like structure with more aliens looking at me. The fish was quite good though"

12th Feb 2006, 16:18
And they shall keep these tales in a special book. It will be taught in Polar Bear School and there shall be a special holiday every year. One day per week will be set aside for rest and the teachings of Honolulu. Then the disbelievers will say it was not Honolulu but HMS Intrepid that made the ice. These factions shall fight wars and attack each others ice cities. They shall be called civilised.:E

Non Normal
12th Feb 2006, 16:26
Wow, cute polar bears.

P.S. Did they mistake the sub for a giant seal?

12th Feb 2006, 16:39
Well the bear in the last picture didn't look to me as if it was wanting to make friends. It looked to me like it was trying to figure out how to eat this big black monster.:ooh:

12th Feb 2006, 16:50
There has to be a joke here about cylindrical objects and seamen........but I can't think of one at the moment.

12th Feb 2006, 16:59
Oh come on Jerry, you're just not trying hard enough:p .

12th Feb 2006, 17:29
Sounds like something from the Clinton/Lewinski files ... :oh:

Conan the Librarian
12th Feb 2006, 17:37
If that is a Los Angeles, I will eat the Polar bear.


12th Feb 2006, 18:39
Oh come on Jerry, you're just not trying hard enough:p .

Just very tired at the moment mate............

Wait, wait........... nope :zzz:

12th Feb 2006, 20:05
I'm sure there are cross-hairs on that last picture...I guess when you are in need of target practice anything will do (where is a greenpeace activist in a rubber dinghy when you need one?)

"Hey buddy, that aint no Fox's Glacier Mint you're stood on..." Kablooey!! <background giggles in the mess>


12th Feb 2006, 21:05
I wonder if the last one is thinking to himself "bu99er, never got a can-opener when you need one".

DYK, the only parts of a Polar Bear that are not whiteish are its nose and eyes. When one goes hunting, it hides its facial features behind its hand, sneaks up on lunch, then whips its hand away and shouts BOO!

12th Feb 2006, 22:14
Looks like an Ohio class to me. Los Angeles don't have fins on the conning tower.

(civvy spotter hat off again)

Cool bears, though. But I suppose polar bears would be cool...

12th Feb 2006, 22:45
Gets my vote for the 'ardest creature on the planet.

Dan Bentley
13th Feb 2006, 02:05


Desert Whine
13th Feb 2006, 07:17
It's an LA-Class..... See pic (http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/submarines/losangeles/la-sing.jpg)

Maybe the conning tower fins fold??

Otherwise there seems to be 2 versions (http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/la/)

13th Feb 2006, 07:24
If these were all taken around the same time, whomever took the third picture was either very brave, very stupid, or they hadn't seen the polar bears at that time...

13th Feb 2006, 08:11
Don't know if polar bear urinating habits are similar to dawgs but I'd say the last one is mama bear relieving herself.

13th Feb 2006, 09:38
I stand corrected. Maybe the earlier ones didn't have fins, or vice versa?

I still thinks the bears are socially popular.

PPRuNe Radar
13th Feb 2006, 11:43
So when is Conan gonna eat the polar bear ?? :E

13th Feb 2006, 12:04
Moments before impact of the laser-guided bomb...


Weapons officer aboard LA class SSN: "Target is lit, go for it!"

F-117: "Bomb away!"

F-117: "It's a hit, do you copy SSN?!"

F-117: "Ummmm, SSN...?!" :{

13th Feb 2006, 12:35
Well, Mydata beat me to it about the third photo, but I was thinking more along the lines that the photographer had asked the polar bear, "Would you mind taking a picture of me in my sub? You just press this little button here..." :uhoh:

Conan the Librarian
13th Feb 2006, 12:45
It's an LA-Class..... See pic

Maybe the conning tower fins fold??

Otherwise there seems to be 2 versions

Oh dear dear, dear... I thought it was a Lafayette or Ethan Allen, due to the sonar fin...

Yes, some of the fins fold so that it can force its' way up through the ice

Although there is no bigger animal lover than me (though not in the biblical sense) I don't think I can eat a whole Polar Bear. Could I just serve my pennance by eating a Foxes Glacier mint perhaps?


ps It must be damned cold - Look at the last pic from Airship... PB having a quiet pee and frozen instantly. God knows what he must have been drinking last night though...

13th Feb 2006, 13:28
Actually, the bears were waiting for the SEALs to pop up. If it had been a Royal Navy sub, they wouldn't have bothered... ;)