Big Bertha

Big Bertha
Circa 1940, on the streets of Rochester New York, Bertha does her work.
"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

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Trench Tourist

There's just so much going on, I could bust. Some good - most good but all rather disruptive.
Anyway, gotta do something here.
Behold; a man out of his element.

I love this picture.
Here we see an officer (Check the Sam Brown), just hangin' with his boys whilst out on a working party.
The 'guv' has on the same "kit" as the lads although they seem to have loosened up their tunics a bit.
They seem a bit more disheveled.
Well... He's got mud on his boots - and it comes up over an inch!
And he's holding, unconvincingly - like a spear-carrier in a play - a shovel.
Now this is a man at work, serious work.
So, send your silly photographer away.
Except, I suspect that our photographer was a bit of a dick in his own right as he managed to get the dilettante's Cap and overcoat into the frame - far left.
Methinks he got there with the photographer.
Precious.

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