So the Biscuit talked me into taking her and her friends down to a local neighborhood on Saturday for to go a-thrift store shopping, that being the favored sport of the 15-something set. Hillcrest, as you may or may not know, is the local nexus of alternative lifestyle-type people. For what that’s worth.
They really shouldn’t drink.
A hero passed last week. Saturday he received his due:
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Nearly 800 family, friends, active duty and retired service members gathered at the Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek Chapel July 29, to pay their final respects to retired Master Chief Carl Brashear, the Navy‚Äôs first black Master Diver [...]
Yah. Me neither.
But some people are. And the Navy SEALs have an offer for them:
With sweat soaking his tattered tank top, Petty Officer 1st Class David Goggins hit the finish-line tape high on the slopes of Mount Whitney. He took fifth place Tuesday in a 30-hour foot race from the floor [...]
These were some not entirely inadequate posts, from two summers ago, before many of you became regular visitors. Sea stories, for the most part, which seem to be popular. Also a brawl. They’d been lonely, residing over on the old sod. Which is a real drag to transfer posts from: The iBlog app was [...]
I thought I’d share this with you from the archives: I’m doing the dreary drudgery of exporting quasi-worthwhile iBlog posts to WordPress – so you don’t have to! So far I’m up to June 2004.
Behold: Mr. Picassohead!
Yeah, I know: Stick to the written word.
Scribble, scribble. [...]
From the Navy news service:
ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) — A long, storied chapter in naval aviation history came to a close July 28 with the final aircraft carrier flight operations for F-14 Tomcats, fighter jets that have spent more than 32 years in the fleet but are now retiring and making room [...]
Alert reader Jason sends along a link to this series of pictures – maybe someone who reads Russian can tell us where – that I found fascinating.
As a career strike fighter pilot, I couldn’t help but look at the entry way with professional interest. Nestled up against the face of a hillside, well [...]
As Eric pointed out, it is the season for re-runs…
The “Laws of the Navy, ” are nearly universally known among naval officers in the Anglo-American sphere, but hardly anywhere else outside that fraternity.
Of these laws, the most famous, and most often quoted for its quality of stern deterrence, is the third law:
Behold, our brave new world. It appears that ?ºber-troll D3b Fr1sch has blown another seal over at Jeff Goldstein’s place, in comments.
I’m not going to reproduce those: They’re just plain ugly – crazy ugly. That the woman needs help is clear, whether or not she needs that help in a padded room, wearing [...]