October 13, 2011      Share

Happy 236th birthday to the U.S. Navy.
While we like their current motto (“Honor,
Courage, Commitment”), it seems like it’s
about time for a new one, swabbies.

The Top 10 New Navy Mottos

10> Do *You* Like to Paint?

9> Come Drink Around the World With Us

8> Tougher Than Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

7> Talk Like a Pirate *Every* Day

6> What to Do With Your Life? Aw, Frigate!

5> We’re Whatever Floats Your Boat

4> Permission to Wear White After Labor Day — Granted!

3> We Got Flattops, We Got Boomers, We Got Jarheads … Who Could
Ask for Anything More?

2> Where “Fo’c'sle” Is Not a Dirty Word

and the Number 1 New Navy Mottos…
1> You Love the Color, You Love the Beans — Come See Where It
All Began!



Selected from 58 submissions from 11 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Glenn Anthony, San Carlos, CA — 1, 4 (4th #1!)
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA — 2
Bob Dalton, Arlington, VA — 3
Dave Ferry, Purvis, MS — 4
Michael Cunningham, Woodridge, IL — 5
Larry Hollister, Concord, CA — 6
Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC — 7, Banner tag
Marty McCullen, Gettysburg, PA — 8
Mark Weiss, Austin, TX — 9
Dawson Rambo, Santa Rosa, CA — 10
Colonel Howie, The Pentagon, VA — Topic
Kilroy, Washington, DC — Graffitist

RUNNERS UP list — Nautical by Nature

A Hull of a Ride
     (Bob Dalton, Arlington, VA)

Anchors Aweigh a Lot, So Avoid the Deck Department
     (Dawson Rambo, Santa Rosa, CA)

Hauling Keel Since 1775 (even though “Continental Navy” was an
     (Bob Dalton, Arlington, VA)

If You Ain’t Navy, You Ain’t Ship
     (Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC)

If You Laugh at Our Bellbottoms, We’ll Get the Marines to Kick
Your Ass
     (Dave Ferry, Purvis, MS)
     (Bob Dalton, Arlington, VA)

Like the Air Force, but With Crappier Golf Courses
     (Glenn Anthony, San Carlos, CA)

Lots of Petty Officers, But Some Good Ones, Too
     (Bob Dalton, Arlington, VA)

Mess With the U.S. and You’ll Get a Fleet Enema
     (Bob Dalton, Arlington, VA)

Sea, All That You Can See
     (Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC)

See the World … Through a Periscope
     (Dave Ferry, Purvis, MS)

Shoot at Bad Guys From (Nautical) Miles Away
     (Dave Ferry, Purvis, MS)

We Know What to Do With a Drunken Sailor
     (Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA)

Runners Up list name
     (Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA)