Thursday, October 28, 2010

Costumed Warriors

Okay. I admit it. Not a warrior. Please click on these gems to enlarge though!

I wonder where I can get a "Death Star" floatie like that!!!

Hmmm. Don't mess with them.

Red Sonja.
Black widow. Its a trap guys!!!

I always suspected....

And Red Sonja again, with Captain Hook!


Urban Warriors.... No, not warrior, but scary none the less!

Now thats just cute!

Those are, what...hub caps!!!! Oh my!

More scary!!!

Just as scary but in a FAR different way!

Nice pussy.....

There is something about a babe in a Mad Max autogyro!
More Daleks.
Oh, lordy!!!! That was a seriously bad dream. Wasn't it? Wasn't it?

Ack! More Daleks. Even MORE dangerous Daleks!

Why don't I get invited to these parties?

There's something about a Jabba the Hutt girl.

Halloween is coming!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sommerset Street

I love this picture...the gold maple leaves have brown borders. It is a mural showing a dragon scampering across Sommerset Street, playing within an arch. See the big glass building in back? Now look below at the real arch. It took six months and several million dollars, and a couple of dozen Chinese craftsmen to build it.

Below are nice guard dogs, and some very smug looking dragons.

DeMotivational posters

I knew it!  The monkeys are running the zoo!
Like the guy said...never mind.

Oh come on.  Thats me on a good day!

Cmon dude, he's not THAT ugly.  And whatcha gonna say, "He has poor taste in clothes when you are wearing THAT"?


Sunday, October 03, 2010

Ship tour

 The "Fredricton" was in Cornwall last weekend on a good will tour, and opened itself to the public.  This is a Canadian Frigate.  It is used for sovereignty patrols, pirate hunting both domestic and abroad, and search and rescue operations.  It was up the St. Lawrence river last weekend showing the flag, and they opened it up to the public.

 The big anchor chains were all beautifully painted.  Paint.  Yup.  Always lots of painting to do on a ship.

 The radar array looks like it came out of the cold war.  Which, come to think of it, is true enough.

View looking forward. That deck gun doesn't look like much, but it is plenty dangerous.  Its not the size of the projectile anymore, but rather, the fancy types of munitions you can use to do the job.  The modern projectiles can do the kind of damage with a juice can sized shell that it used to take a car sized shell to perform.  The rate of fire, radar accuracy, and fancy stuff on the sharp end more than makes up for sheer power.  Besides, this is a frigate, not a battle ship.  The biggest thing we have faced on the sea in the last half century is a smuggler! 

If they need to stop, oh, say, an incoming rocket, there are ways to stop it.  In fact, the Frigates are able to stop most any attack from most any platform...they fairly bristle with ordinance.  Mostly grey, unobtrusive stuff which can take a rogue wave and come back fighting.

I asked them why these rocket launchers launched across the middle of the ship.  They told me that they did that so that the rocket blast didn't burn the deck.  I should have thought of that.

Nice shiney bell.  Brasso is still the sailor's greatest enemy, and the deck officer's greatest friend.

Cold rainy day.  Warm welcome onto a Canadian Destroyer.

Fresh back from the pirate chasing.  Showing the flag.  An excellent time was had by all.