Undertoad Sunday May 23 12:00 PM
5/23/2004: Iraqi firefighters
wolf Sunday May 23 12:59 PM
That is an awesome, awesome picture. I can't really say anymore about it, and merely echo my appreciation for those who run the wrong way.
jaguar Sunday May 23 01:28 PM
That is an awsome pictures, damn, kudos to the photographer.
blase Sunday May 23 03:46 PM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday May 23 04:05 PM
They played with the whale penis too long.
YellowBolt Sunday May 23 09:46 PM
Firefighting is probably one of the most difficult and honourable jobs of them all. Good pic.
MAdMoNKEY Monday May 24 02:02 AM
jaguar Monday May 24 11:27 AM
After a little thinking I don`t think these guys are actually firefighters, more likely pro blowout control dudes, the mercs of the firefighting world. They work in close teams and are hired to cap wells that are on fire.
wolf Monday May 24 11:30 AM
They are still technically firefighters.
Troubleshooter Monday May 24 12:44 PM
Fire fighting sucks. I've dealt with two fires, neither of which was on that scale. Thank you, no.
wolf Monday May 24 12:51 PM
Putting out a fire and firefighting are really two different things.
jaguar Monday May 24 01:19 PM
Maybe it`s a distinction without a difference but I thought it was worth pointing out. They do get paid a buttload and tend, like anyone that does risky work for money, to be a little nutty.
xoxoxoBruce Monday May 24 09:52 PM
Washington post said they were Iraqui firefighters at a sabotaged pipeline fire.
wolf Tuesday May 25 01:32 AM
chrisinhouston Tuesday May 25 01:58 PM
"OK, now if the fire looks like it's going to flare up yank like hell on my safety rope"!
jaguar Tuesday May 25 02:06 PM
Pi Tuesday May 25 02:16 PM
Hopefully, not with a bullet in your brain...
wolf Wednesday May 26 01:52 AM
And if you see a bulldozer heading for you, move the fuck out of the way. If it's a possible Pulitzer shot, you will have to decide whether it's worth a limb all on your own.
jaguar Wednesday May 26 07:20 AM
Thankyou :P I`m faily good at keeping my head down and I`m not looking for closeups of tank treads, to be honest, I`m not all that worried about getting shot, more worried about being an unwanted collateral in a targeted hit or getting locked in for a week or three by a border closure.
BrianR Wednesday May 26 09:14 AM
Don't forget that being taken as a hostage in those parts tends to shorten one's lifespan, not to mention one's height. Keep your head on straight (natch) and don't take any chances.