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The Blue Angels

Blue Angels

I love me a good air show.  I’ve traveled the country to go to some, none of the “best ones” but one out at Nellis AFB, and one in Chicago.  If you’ve never been to an air show you have to go.  Try to go to one that’s at a U.S. Air Base if you can, you’ll be able to walk around and on some of the planes.  You can’t really appreciate the size of a B-52 until you’ve stood under one if it’s wings, and compared it to an F-15.  If you can’t get to a base, then you have to at least get a chance to see The Blue Angels (U.S. Navy) or The Thunderbirds (U.S. Air Force) fly.  Both put on a spectacular show, both make you impressed and wish you had better eyesight, and were just alittle shorter so that you could join their respective branches and fly.

Oh well, the above photo is a snap from the cockpit while the Blue Angels did practice over Chicago.  I’ve been the the Chicago Air Show, it’s extremely fun.  There’s just something cool about watching a fighter fly at 500mph near the skyline level.  You’ll never forget it, that’s for sure.

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Here come some Stumbles*

It’s that time of year again.  The traditional dump of all things inappropriate for the internet. So join me after the jump for the best of the best, worst of the worst.

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Patriot Day

World Trade Center

11 years ago the world was cialis soft pills changed forever, where were you?

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Stumble Punch!

I will admit the entire name of this post is based off of the first image below.  Blame chris.

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Saturn V launch at 500fps

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

The Saturn V that launched man into space, and onto the Moon was an impressive rocket, the largest, most powerful vehicle man has produced.  Above is a video of the Apollo 11 launch.  It was recorded at 500 frames per second, and is 8 minutes long, covering about 30 seconds in real time.  It’s narrated very nicely, and even if you don’t believe we landed on The Moon (stop reading this now, and go educate your sorry ass), you should watch that video.

Yea, that is damn impressive.  I think my favorite part is the wall of white light that stays for about 2 minutes.

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