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2201  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 16, 2008, 08:56:40 PM
Update:

On September 18 I will have reached my 14th year in the military and I'm at the crossroads for deciding my future.  Mid-life crisis aside, I already put in a in-service transfer from the Marines to the Army as a combat medic.  If that doesn't go through, I guess it will be infantry all the way to the end.  Hopefully this week I will have a date on when I can return to the states for 10 days of leave.  After the little vacation, I have orders to rejoin my unit to Iraq for 5 more months and then immediately be redeployed back to Afghanistan. 

Healing has gone really well, and I'm close to 100%.  I have a stress test/Physical Fitness test this week to ensure I can be discharged from the Hospital.  As I look at my pathetic looking scar on my arm, I still can't believe that a wound that tiny almost killed me. 

Hope to see you guys stateside when I get there....Semper Fi.


I'm getting too old for this shit!
icon_lol


2202  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/12/08] When Moliere is Away the Geezers Will Play... on: September 12, 2008, 08:55:37 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 12, 2008, 06:50:30 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 12, 2008, 06:47:00 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 11, 2008, 10:57:39 PM

Since Kato is hoping to participate I think it only fair to play Halo 3 as COD4 is off-limits for him.  When he finally tires of winning...every...damn...game...we...play...and decides it's once again time to enjoy as much bacon as possible before heading back to the baconless sandbox, then we can move on to COD4 if isn't too late in the evening.  Otherwise I forsee a little COD4 scattered throughout the rest of the weekend. 

Perhaps a 7:30pm start time (Pacific).  I'll probably shoot pool with my old boss after work, but he usually has to head home to the missus by 6:30 or 6:45, so I should be home and ready to play by 7:30.

mmmm.....bacon.

I will be up bright and early Saturday morning to play with you guys (German local time ya)

Then after that a sponge bath from my German nurse and a hearty breakfast!!!

Sweet.  I look forward to teabagging your corpse after I send a rocket up your ass.  icon_twisted

  Rockets? They can't hurt me.....  ninja
2203  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/12/08] When Moliere is Away the Geezers Will Play... on: September 12, 2008, 07:04:28 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 12, 2008, 06:57:56 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 12, 2008, 06:47:00 PM


Then after that a sponge bath from my German nurse sexy female nurse and a hearty breakfast!!!

So Hans is working out?

FTFMe
2204  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/12/08] When Moliere is Away the Geezers Will Play... on: September 12, 2008, 06:47:00 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 11, 2008, 10:57:39 PM

Since Kato is hoping to participate I think it only fair to play Halo 3 as COD4 is off-limits for him.  When he finally tires of winning...every...damn...game...we...play...and decides it's once again time to enjoy as much bacon as possible before heading back to the baconless sandbox, then we can move on to COD4 if isn't too late in the evening.  Otherwise I forsee a little COD4 scattered throughout the rest of the weekend. 

Perhaps a 7:30pm start time (Pacific).  I'll probably shoot pool with my old boss after work, but he usually has to head home to the missus by 6:30 or 6:45, so I should be home and ready to play by 7:30.

mmmm.....bacon.

I will be up bright and early Saturday morning to play with you guys (German local time ya)

Then after that a sponge bath from my German nurse and a hearty breakfast!!!
2205  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/12/08] When Moliere is Away the Geezers Will Play... on: September 11, 2008, 06:52:22 PM
 ninja

I should be there
2206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 09, 2008, 03:09:00 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 09, 2008, 01:37:40 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 09, 2008, 12:51:49 AM

Zoids!

For reals yo.

I get a "Front Mission" vibe from this one
I am seriously tempted by this one.  Haven't decided whether or not to bite.

I should get it by friday at the latest, and I'll play it all day with impressions unless there is a friday Halo fight night happening. 
2207  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] COD4 Double XP Weekend on: September 09, 2008, 12:52:56 AM
Unfortunately I can get away with playing Halo over here, but COD4 is off limits too me  crybaby crybaby
2208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/8) on: September 09, 2008, 12:51:49 AM
Zoids!

For reals yo.

I get a "Front Mission" vibe from this one
2209  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/5/08] Halo 3 - Geezers Gone Wild: The Reunion Tour! on: September 06, 2008, 02:43:23 AM
I'm in there, no one else...

*cricket*
2210  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: September 06, 2008, 01:09:05 AM
2211  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/5/08] Halo 3 - Geezers Gone Wild: The Reunion Tour! on: September 06, 2008, 12:56:38 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 05, 2008, 10:43:12 PM

Do not have my remaining copy of Halo3 here, it's across town.  Can retrieve it for next week perhaps, but not tonight I'm afraid.

 icon_frown

I have a copy here in Germany, but its going to be 4:00 am here.

2212  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/5/08] Halo 3 - Geezers Gone Wild: The Reunion Tour! on: September 05, 2008, 08:49:27 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on September 05, 2008, 07:49:27 PM

I remember playing (whooping) you guys.       icon_wink       I'm in!!!

# Playlist - Custom Game
# 10/5/2007, 8:14 PM PDT
# Length: 00:08:33

Red Team      1st     100
I3L00DFUMBLE    -    33
Harkonis    -    19
Pr0ner      -    12
Grimwar    -    12
AutisticAngel    -    8
OtterChaos    -    6
streethop    -    5
DonDesio    -    5

Blue Team    2nd    86
PhillyPeteRock    -    16
Purge          -    15
CSL GT      -    15
msduncan    -    14
wolfshine4    -    12
hepcat1    -    7
MoosNukle    -    5
jztemple    -    2

I guess that was one of the games I apparently drove off the map listening to PeteRock's directions.
2213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinite Undiscoveries (360) Impressions on: September 05, 2008, 04:39:01 PM
I'll be picking this up when I get back to the states
2214  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 05, 2008, 04:33:13 PM

Quote from: rickfc on September 05, 2008, 04:19:23 PM

FTFY, Kato:



Sorry, man...I couldn't resist.  Tongue

 icon_lol icon_lol



2215  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [9/5/08] Halo 3 - Geezers Gone Wild: The Reunion Tour! on: September 05, 2008, 04:30:00 PM
 ninja ninja

Maybe the PX here has Halo.

It's been way too long since I heard PeteRock swear at me.



"I melee first"
2216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 05, 2008, 04:14:31 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 05, 2008, 04:01:21 AM

I dropped a nuclear bunker buster in your honor tonight Kato.  You should try that... doesn't require perfect vision... everything pretty much goes away.

Including you if standing too close.  Nice mushroom cloud though.   ninja

*sigh* wish I had that game over here.

Quote from: DamageInc on September 05, 2008, 03:35:05 PM

Switch your name to USMC Odd Job and attach a razor sharp brim to your Kevlar cover



Your new battle cry will be "All your base are belong to USMC!"

How about USMC Chong Li?

2217  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 05, 2008, 03:21:12 AM
Ah yes, Engrish.  Love it.

So no extra training/time off from the field because of my eye.  "They" said that I'm ready to deploy as long as my eyes meet these requirements:

(1) Color discrimination of red/green

(2) Correctable vision of 20/20 in one eye; 20/100 in other eye.

Yeah I told them my shooting eye is not 20/20 anymore, and powers that be said, "Time to go southpaw Son."







2218  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 04, 2008, 05:40:47 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 04, 2008, 05:35:16 PM



I wonder if they have "one-eyed asian driver" warning stickers. 

Kato = \ x




 icon_eek

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

HAHAHAHA
2219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 04, 2008, 05:23:25 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 04, 2008, 05:06:16 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 04, 2008, 04:59:26 PM

...reading all your responses.

Just make sure you don't read it wrong with your one eye!



Come closer PeteRock........ ninja












Spoiler for Hiden:
2220  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you an "older gamer?" on: September 04, 2008, 05:19:32 PM
I'm 31 but with my advanced Asian genes, I look 21  paranoid

2221  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 04, 2008, 05:12:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 04, 2008, 04:31:46 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 04, 2008, 03:24:36 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 04, 2008, 06:21:47 AM

Just a little update.   It seems that I have to learn to shoot left handed for now, the heat from the RPG blast scarred my right eye enough to downgrade my vision from 20/10 to 20/70  icon_mad

Shooting left handed is terrible,..... ejected shell casings (hot) always hitting the shooter's head. 



Turn your gun upside down..problem solved smile


or shoot gangsta style!


http://www.hellinahandbasket.net/2006/11/gangsta_style_assault_tactics.htm

2222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 04, 2008, 05:07:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 04, 2008, 03:18:21 PM

that sucks.  any chance of a corrective contact lens or surgery fixing it?





(ps. does that mean we all stand a chance against you in multiplayer deatmatch now?)

I am really really really really scared of naval medicine when it comes to eye surgery, so I'm looking to get wavefront laser surgery on my right eye when I get home sometime this month.  It'll cost me around $3000+ grand, but worth it methinks.

P.S. NO  icon_twisted

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 04, 2008, 12:04:48 PM

Quote from: rickfc on September 04, 2008, 11:46:21 AM

Quote from: Tokek on September 04, 2008, 06:53:30 AM

D'oh! Does this mean your redeployment will be reconsidered, seeing that you'll need retraining and all?

+1.  Would they send you into battle not being able to shoot?

SRSLY?!

Do they teach to shoot off handed in training?  Even if they do if your vision is less then stellar how in the heck do they expect you to hit anything?

Off handed one eye not working.  Maybe they should pop your eardrums too so you can better be in tune with the force...

There is a rifle range (battle zero) in Iraq so I can practice there.  Since I'm not a jedi I'll just noob-tube it until I get better.  Or grab/steal a nice shotgun from the Army.  
2223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 04, 2008, 04:59:26 PM
 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

You guys make my day, reading all your responses. 

\ / = Kato er... I mean Kano now.



2224  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: September 04, 2008, 06:21:47 AM
Just a little update.   It seems that I have to learn to shoot left handed for now, the heat from the RPG blast scarred my right eye enough to downgrade my vision from 20/10 to 20/70  icon_mad

Shooting left handed is terrible,..... ejected shell casings (hot) always hitting the shooter's head. 

2225  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: September 02, 2008, 06:56:08 PM
Purge
2226  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: September 01, 2008, 05:26:51 PM
Yay. 

My next choice is one of my personal favorties, Ali Landry

2227  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: August 31, 2008, 07:03:19 AM
2228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 30, 2008, 03:07:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2008, 12:09:53 AM

I know what we can send him!



Naw, I look better in a kimono.
2229  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 29, 2008, 11:14:32 PM
So I started working out (rehab) today and wouldn't you know it, I overdid it and somehow rolled my ankle when I lost strength in my leg.  Jesus I'm a clutz. 



Yes, I know its sexy. Maybe I can get another sponge bath from my german lady nurse  icon_twisted icon_twisted

EDIT: Honey if you are reading this I love you and I'm kidding  ninja
2230  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 29, 2008, 09:54:05 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 29, 2008, 08:41:42 PM

One one hand, from a friend's perspective, I am not happy with Kato's redeployment.  But, Kato is a marine, and marines are trained and expected to be rather tough SOBs.  Plus, I assume he enlisted of his own free will, having at least some idea as to what he was signing up for to begin with.  Kato fights for our country.  That is his job.  With that job comes great risk, personal sacrifice, and expectations of a capability to face great adversity.  Based upon medical assessments and forum interactions, Kato seems perfectly capabable of "continuing the fight."  He's our very own Master Chief.  

I am not intending to play devil's advocate.  On a personal level I believe that being wounded in combat should earn a soldier a return home.  But Kato knows his role as a marine and I have no doubt that he will attempt to fill that role to the absolute best of his ability.  Which is exactly why United States marines are some of the baddest motherfuckers on the planet.  Dude got blowed up by an RPG and after a few weeks of sponge baths and Xbox Live he's ready to get back into action.  There is something to be said for that.  And this is one of many reasons why marines are some of the military world's fighting elite.  While coming home is a preferable alternative for all involved (friends, family, etc), Kato's duty is not yet finished, at least in the eyes of his superiors.  

As a friend I want him to come home.  As an American I cannot thank him enough for his great personal sacrifice and am so very proud to have the honor of calling him a friend.  And based upon the level of heroism he has already displayed in saving the lives of two of his squad mates, I know that family members with troops overseas will take comfort knowing that their loved ones will once again be under the watchful eye and protection of USMC Kato.  Our marines are only as good as the man next to them.  And with Kato by their side I know that they are much better off.

I am sorry to hear that you are being redeployed, Kato.  But I know that your squad mates need you on their six more than we need you on our six in COD4.  Personally I want you home.  But your squad and your country continue to need you.  We are all in your debt.  Godspeed.  

Thanks Pete, you almost got me choked up....almost  icon_lol  

I am no hero, just a lucky survivor.  Out of 14 years of service and after 5 combat tours this is the first time that I got wounded this badly.  

Pete is right, I am a volunteer and I get to go back to finish what I started.  I may bitch, moan, and complain about my job, but I can't see myself doing anything else.  
2231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 29, 2008, 09:40:43 PM
My stiches came out today, a boy do they look sexy.  The scar on my wrist looks like some emo cutting wound, and the scar on my left arm looks like a frown. 

The good news is that my leave for 10 days will be approved sometime next month, unless WWIII breaks out. 

P.S. Oh and I heard from my unit that DOGMEAT is getting fat.  When I get back there I'm gonna make him do some crunches. 

2232  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 29, 2008, 09:27:37 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 29, 2008, 09:10:12 PM

Wait. So what's the final word? Were you critical and all busted up or is it merely a flesh wound?

Seems like you're ok overall and if it were serious enough you would be sent home...

Quote
Quote from: rickfc on Today at 04:25:27 PM
Not to turn this political, but I wish this president would get cancer.  Incurable cancer.

Seriously man that's just misguided. This is how war works. You survive one scrape and move on to the next.  Just think about the boys in nam or WWII.  Major battles after major battles only to brush the dust off and keep going.  That's why, in my opinion, all military folks are heroes for even signing up for the hitch.


When I got wounded, shrapnel severed my radial artery which caused hypo volemic shock.  Also shrapnel in my right knee and right wrist contributed in my overall blood loss which slipped me into a temporary coma.  However, those kind of wounds I received did not cause permanent damage (arteries are supposedly the fastest healing part of the body).  So there it is, my wolverine healing factor works pretty well.  

I'm not disappointed, my tour will be over by the end of the year.  But hopefully I can come stateside for 10 days before I ship out again to see my wife and some of you knuckleheads  icon_biggrin
2233  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 29, 2008, 08:02:02 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 29, 2008, 06:09:56 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 26, 2008, 11:02:52 PM

Picture of my unit and I before the attack. 

And can you believe my corpsman actually said, "I've got a bad feeling about this mission."



There ya go man, use that instead. smile

LOL thanks.  I'm going to need that.  Got orders today that I'm being redeployed back to the sandbox.  I plan on filling that canteen with bud light.
2234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 29, 2008, 07:59:54 PM
Had my medical evaluation today and it has been determined that after 30 days more of recovery, I will be redeployed back to Iraq.....or Afghanistan. 

I put in for leave for at least 10 days to go stateside before that happens, hopefully it will get approved so I can go home for a little bit. 
2235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBL: Castle Crashers Impressions on: August 28, 2008, 06:07:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 28, 2008, 06:01:35 PM

All you people need to get this game. That is my impression.

It nods to Battletoads, Golden Axe, Terminator 2, etc etc.

There's a freakin' teddybear riding the back of a Catfish (GIANT cat with a shark's dorsal fin) in the river that you have to defeat. There is fun for everyone.

DO IT. Give in. I did, and I don't regret it.

(I might even write up a review in a bit). biggrin

Its a really fun game, just don't expect to get any monies when playing with Purge icon_twisted

(yes my internet connection blows atm)
2236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: August 28, 2008, 04:52:05 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 28, 2008, 03:36:19 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 28, 2008, 03:32:49 PM

lol is this a sympathy vote?!?!?  Tongue

I gotta vote for ZERO

Do you not have confidence in your skills anymore or something? slywink

I am a rusty padawan,

okay here is my pick:

JOSIE MARAN



2237  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: August 28, 2008, 03:32:49 PM
lol is this a sympathy vote?!?!?  Tongue

I gotta vote for ZERO
2238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 27, 2008, 08:43:12 PM



2239  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Local USMC Kato on: August 27, 2008, 07:44:05 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 27, 2008, 07:18:40 PM

I'll be playing Castle Crashers most of this week. hint hint slywink

Woot! Recovering gamertag in progress! Hope to play some games with you guys even though I'm 9+ hours ahead of everyone stateside.
2240  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 27, 2008, 07:00:10 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 27, 2008, 06:40:15 PM

Last night while I was playing Oblivion my wife walked into the living room and screamed, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!  I HOPE KATO ISN'T ONLINE!"

Not knowing what the hell she was talking about I asked what her problem was and she pointed at the screen and yelled, "RPG!"

I hope it's not too soon to find something like that a little funny.   ninja

 icon_lol icon_lol  Priceless!

Never too soon for me, in fact during the firefight I was laughing at how ridiculous the situation was. 

I did my best LT. Spears impression (Band of Brothers) and ran out there to pull two wounded to cover.  I got hit bad, but in hindsight all of us in my unit made it out and they laugh at me for being slow. 
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