Old and busted: Insanely low landing as performed by Turkish F-16 at the RAF Waddington Airshow. The new hotness: Insanely low landing as performed by Eurofighter Typhoon at the RAF Waddington Airshow. And what nation is that plane from? Here's a screen capture of the tail emblem, which given the yellow and red colors I first thought Spain, but Spain marks their emblems on the fuselage and wings. So c'mon my aerophiles, what gives?
And speaking of Spain, it's July so you know what that means. That's right, the annual Running of the Bulls. And since it's time for the annual Running of the Bulls, you know what that means. That's right, the Annual Goring of some Poor Bastard's Ass.
Five fearless souls snared themselves a Tyrannosaurus Rex in front of Union Station Monday afternoon. They look pretty nonchalant for being in the presence of one of the most deadly creatures to ever roam the earth. No word of casualties, and it's not clear what these heroic hunters will do with their catch. The T-Rex is promoting Union Station's next big exhibit, "Dinosaurs Unearthed," with 24 animatronic dinos. They've dubbed the show "the largest collection of feathered fossil replicas on display outside of China."
Well, if nothing else, I suppose Brazilian World Cup fans will have just alittle more time to hit the driving range. Maybe even knock back a few cocktails, afterwards?
Gekkeikan is a Japanese manufacturer of sake based in Fushimi, Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1637 by Rokurouemon Okura, in Fushimi, it is one of the world's oldest companies. The name of the company literally means "laurel wreath". Gekkeikan's United States subsidiary, Gekkeikan Sake (USA), Inc., is located in Folsom, California. The company controls approximately 40% of the American sake market.
Just goes to show you – never give up. Regards, Paul
Please watch this short video. I bet she regrets asking her question. Greg
The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Established in 1845 under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second-oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Midshipmen at the Academy wear service dress uniforms similar to those of U.S. Navy officers, with shoulder-board and/or sleeve insignia varying by school year or midshipmen officer rank. All wear gold anchor insignia on both lapel collars of the service dress blue jacket.
A "sickout" -- or especially by uniformed police officers, "blue flu" -- is a type of strike action in which the strikers call in sick. This is used in cases where laws prohibit certain employees from declaring a strike. Police, firefighters, air traffic controllers, and teachers in some U.S. states, are among the groups commonly barred from striking usually by state and federal laws meant to ensure the safety or security of the general public. And as of 8:15 Tuesday morning, 552 Memphis Police officers had called out sick and were therefore unwilling and/or unable to protect and serve the public. I don't mention this to single them out -- hey you've got a skill and you shoudl be compensated for it, if that takes a strike, then do your thing -- I'm just reminding everyone that the police have absolutely no legal obligation to keep the public safe. Ultimately the only person responsible for your safety, is you.
On that note, here's a great review on the Century Arms VZ2008 that I've been pushing for the last week or so, along with a great video on how to field strip it. And at $0.19 per round, 7.62x39 has become cheaper than a Mosin to shoot, as 54R has crept up to $0.21 per round now that Cold War era surplus ammo is drying up.
This might be one for Keith -- I presume "COYC" is Russian for "gravy"?