Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Friday, May 06, 2011

AirPigz linkage: F8F Bearcat

They have a really good video with this one.
The Bearcat was the last single engined, single seat carrier fighter built by the Grumman Iron Works. Flow by The US Navy, US Marine Corps, French Armee' de le Air and the Royal Thai Air Force. I had a model of a Royal Thai Air Force Bearcat when I was 14.
The link to AirPigz is right here:
http://airpigz.com/blog/2011/5/5/video-the-horsemen-pay-homage-to-the-blues-and-the-bearcat.html

And a bit of history and such about the airplane at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F8F_Bearcat

2 comments:

Buck said...

I'd seen the Bearcats vid before... mebbe Lex linked it? But I watched it again, anyway. You can NEVER get enough of beautiful, pristine warbirds in flight.

I had a model of a Royal Thai Air Force Bearcat when I was 14.

Heh. Given the difference in our ages I was doin' some interesting things with some royal Thais when you were 14, Glenn. ;-)

wv: minesigh. Heh.

ORPO1 said...

I should have guessed that one! I didn't get to Thailand until 1979!

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)