Monday, February 28, 2022

Oh NO! It's her again!


Largo, Scout with Captain Rogers in Apache Campaign of 1886


Russian chick give a lesson on how to start and drive a tank. Her name is ... no joke ... Nastya!

During WW2, the Germans built fake wooden airfields with wooden aircraft and vehicles in order to trick the Allies, however, the RAF responded by waiting for them to finish and then dropped a single fake wooden bomb on it.


Beech 26 XAT-10A Wichita 42-2272 cn2815. Plywood construction. Sole example with V-tail. Built in1941. USAAF


Your Friendly Smile of the Day


Or maybe not


Logging Days of Old




Cyborg Sister


Man's Best


Quite the rig, Tommy!


Mars when there was water there


They did some amazing stuff back in the old days


Mr. Sikh Disapproves


Sunday, February 27, 2022

Hahaha! His shield is made of Ukrainium! Dude's gone from comic, to president, to folk hero. Even if the Russians catch up with him, he can't say he didn't live an interesting life.


Update:  It's going commercial.

On a serious note, there are a surprising number of nations pledging military support in the form of weapons to Ukraine.  It's turned into a David v. Goliath, Bully v. The Underdog thing.  Everybody supports the underdog when they see an unprovoked attack. 

I'm thinking Putin didn't anticipate that (among many other things).

Meanwhile, here at home, our leaders are afraid of their own people.

Biden’s militarized State of the Union speech will showcase the Democrats’ insecurity.

While the Ukrainians fight a real army for their lives and freedom, and their unlikely leader declines to follow our advice to flee his capitol city, here at home the "leaders" call out the National Guard and set up fences in ours to keep the people at a safe distance while the "President" tells them lies about how good things actually are.

Dodge Madness


"A woman's hair is her glory." God


Oh, Yes


Isn't that a Savage 1907 that Santa is trying to get away from the bad guy?


Haha, this. brings back memories...




Think that's enough rivets?


The village of Skipanes on Eysturoy, Faroe Islands, with different weather in the distance


Your Happy Smile of the Morning


Perfect Translation


The Art of Speed


I'd drive that


Stuff we don't do much of anymore


Air Resupply


Norman Rockwell


Heh. Probably the best one yet.


A Study in Aerodynamics




Saturday, February 26, 2022

An interesting addition to cocktails


This M-F'er, against all odds, has proven to be a brass balled, steely eyed, mad man leader the Ukrainians can be proud of.


He spits in the howling face of death.

The Russians might catch up to him and off him at any time, but the legend will live on.  Quality rises when the going gets rough, and is it ever rough where he is now.


The AP News reported President Zelenskyy defiant response to Washington:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was asked to evacuate Kyiv at the behest of the U.S. government but turned down the offer.

Zelenskyy said in response: “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” according to a senior American intelligence official with direct knowledge of the conversation, who described Zelenskyy as upbeat.

Invading Russian forces closed in on Ukraine’s capital on Saturday, in an apparent encircling movement after a barrage of airstrikes on cities and military bases around the country.

A little bit of steampunk :) Steam-engine machine of the Fire Department of the City of New York, 1890s


The Niagara Mohawk Building, Syracuse, NY


Ansel Adams, 1953 photo by Imogen Cunningham.


1962. Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) and Gherman Titov (1935-2000) with Soviet artistic gymnast Larissa Latynina (b.1934).


Larisa Semyonovna Latynina is a former Soviet artistic gymnast. Between 1956 and 1964 she won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals.

Old School




A 1910 photograph of a New York City taxi cab.


In August 1907 the first metered taxicab took to the streets of New York City. A passenger, Harry N. Allen, incensed at being charged five dollars ($126.98 in today’s dollars!) for a journey of 0.75 miles (1.21 km), decided “to start a taxicab service in New York and charge so-much per mile." 

Later that year Harry Allen imported 65 gasoline-powered cars from France and formed the New York Taxicab Company. The cabs were originally painted red and green but Harry repainted them all yellow to be visible from a distance. By 1908 the company was running 700 taxicabs.

Your Happy Smile for a Saturday


Good Ideas


ISS passes across the face of the moon


Hippo Water Ballet




Faroe Islands

Thor is angry for some reason.