Totally Random

by Nathan Hamm on 4/21/2004 · 4 comments

Check out the hats on the guys in back.

This is what they’re doing.

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Matt April 22, 2004 at 11:22 am

Russian tanker helmets, right? Those guys must be the wussies of the team.

And don’t tell them I said that, OK?

Tatyana April 22, 2004 at 12:01 pm

…His fox fur hat is the highest honour for a player…
That’s what I call modernity!
Just a thought: do you think helmets here worn as trophies (scalps, etc)?
BTW, the word is “tankist” (member of the tank crew), not “tanker” (ship) in Russian.

Nathan April 22, 2004 at 2:36 pm

Uh-oh, now we’re getting all linguistic and shit. Tankist makes lots of sense from a Russian speaker’s perspective. We mustn’t forge that English is a pretty batty language when it comes right down to it.

My college roommate wore his tanker boots every day.

Tatyana April 22, 2004 at 5:06 pm

Whoa! And check out the “foreign surplus” there, too!
Still, Nathan, do you think those helmets is the result of the trade or actual bloody trophies? Somehow I’d like to think – the latter. In the proper spirit of the game.
Come to think of it – it makes more sense to wear a helmet instead of the fox fur. I used to have fox fur hat (different model). Blocks peripheral vision, very hot, not stable on one’s head when in violent motion. And tankist helmets used to have integral headphones – not sure if usable in this particular case…

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