Me Dumb, or Them Dumb?

Here’s a quote from Reuters about the latest SpaceX launch: NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the first crew ever propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight. Damn. Apparently, the space shuttle was
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I’ve been watching the mini-series “Atlantic Crossing” and it’s been causing me to have some real, feelings deep in my heart. I think it’s called “heart burn.” When I’m not fuming over some historical anachronism, I’m wondering if the Norwegian is as “modern” as the American English or if they, at least, got that right.
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“Practice! Practice! Practice!” No– seriously. How do you climb up into the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang of WWII fame and so on? (This is important for “weathering” and All Good Boys Weather Fine in Internet Land). Do you climb up on the wing from behind, at the root, and then into the cockpit, as
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The image which I hope is appearing on this page is a Revell box top that never was. It’s something I made putting a Jack Leynnwood painting onto a Revell Germany box. I repeat, no such box really exists… …but it should. This image, my friends, simply has about ten times more “oomph” than the
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Now, you know where I’m going with this, so if you’re offended by my making various “experts” look like horses’ asses, then switch off now. *Ahem*. I just got this kit in the mail: …and you are (no doubt) familiar with the epic hilarity which ensued as a result of the rumor, advanced among certain
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I’m posting a document here that is important and everyone on the planet should read it. Report on Iraqi military during the U.S. invasion. If you are half smart and can read, you should be able to digest this. It is a blow-by-blow description of what amounts to a very, very strange bunch of stuff
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I was pondering the peculiar paint jobs on Me-110’s in the Luftwaffe during World War II and I thought about how the local German restaurants have this “outdoorsy” quality. Lots of hunting and shooting wild boar and JA! mit der fishery and the catching of the wily trout, which, I think, either lives in German
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On the accursed pages of Wxkipedia (patooie!) you will find the lyrics to a song that became famous during World War II entitled “Bless ‘Em All.” It was, I believe, originally a soldiers’ song and the lyric was, of course, “Fuck ‘Em All” but the cleaned up version is more famous even if it makes
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Lots of people have been trying to talk the problem of space flight to death. Space X is actually doing something about it. Right now, at 17:00 Central Daylight Time the final portion of the Demo 2 Mission to the ISS is getting ready to start up. If everybody were like me, the streets would
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Right now, I’m upset about one of my usual beefs–s’mores. I know, for a fact, that this “old fashioned treat” was, pretty much, invented by the Hershey chocolate company in the 1980’s, and promoted by them (like crazy) as a way to sell chocolate bars. I’m really tired of reading about how “everybody grew up
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