1893 Grand Exhibition. The world's intro to PBR, hot dogs, ice cream cones and the Ferris Wheel.

1893 Grand Exhibition. The world's intro to PBR, hot dogs, ice cream cones and the Ferris Wheel.
A view through the wheel. The black, horizontal line is the axle, the single largest forging to that time.
"I don't make hell for nobody. I'm only the instrument of a laughing providence. Sometimes I don't like it myself, but I couldn't help it if I was born smart."

1st Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden.
"From here to Eternity"

Paul Valery

"You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time."

The Wisdom of the Ages

"When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed',"

Mikhail Kalashnikov
"Here lies the bravest soldier I've seen since my mirror got grease on it."

Zapp Brannigan

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Pity The Poor Boatswain's Mate


You all can read captions.
Pay attention to the dates.
This is called the "MacKay Low Visibility" camouflage pattern.

More of a standard, if there was such a thing, "dazzle" pattern.
Again, look at the dates.

I'm going to make you guess the punch-line...
PS; I know it's the opposite side of the boat.
It doesn't matter - check the website (link below).
Next slide please...



Make up your fucking minds, people!
Photos courtesy of the Naval Historical Center.
Go, Deck Apes!
You're what keeps the Navy afloat...
and rust-free.

No comments:

Locations of visitors to this page