Posts tagged with ‘HMS’

Zyklon B Zombies – Never Too Leyte

February 20, 2013

A performance piece for Dionysian Heights. Part Two: Death Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – George Santayana This is a revision of the earlier video with something that I consider more appropriate both to us at the time, the feel of the piece, and how I feel right now.  The […]

Proof: When is a Ship a Boat?

April 9, 2009

This BBC report contains video proof that HMS Endurance, called a ship here, is actually a boat! Damaged Endurance set for repairs The point is in the Royal Navy’s definition.  Sailors get extremely upset (yes really, if you are not a sailor) when you call their ship a boat.  I’ve done it in conversation in […]

Rubber Dingies beat Flying Metal in War on Pirates

November 18, 2008

This is not a rant comparing the US military against others for effectiveness.  It’s purely my observation of events and appearances surrounding the current (10 years!) piracy problem on the high seas. This is the homepage of the US 5th Fleet above. All clean and big and modern and powerful and heroic (Take My Breath […]