Please, make me feel better. I had one of those moments of epic stupidity, this weekend which was mercifully forgotten about it, until a few minutes ago, when a text revived the conversation. I was at a friends house, who is former Navy, sitting around and talking with he and his roomate, who is former Marine, about aircraft carriers. They were trying to help me get a grasp on what it was like, being on deck, during a take-off, which is why it was more embarrassing that my mind went where it did. He brought up a catapult and a person with even a room temp IQ would probably surmise: okay we are talking about planes taking off with minimul runway...ah that kind of catapult. Nope, I instantly visualize a carrier with superior battle and defense capabilites carrying a wooden siege weapon out of the Dark Ages. Why? I will never know. What's worse, I didn't even give my brain a second to catch up with the conversation. I instantly blurt out, Naval ships still use catapults? That was so bad it even took them a few seconds to stumble back into my intellect and figure out what I was talking about.
I suspect the mockery I will get from this one will probably equal that of the hazing I have been getting since I accidentally cooked the Christmas Eve Turkey, upside down.