Sunday, August 31, 2014

So many words...

I picked up a new comic book yesterday. The paucity of prose was pathetic. There are more words in this one panel then there were words in the that entire publication. No doubt there is something that I don't understand. There's a point that I'm clearly missing. Surely. I'm not saying the story I quickly thumbed through was any less valid or interesting. However to miss out on the  beauty of words is a crime.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Now the navigator's bought it... are we going to find our way now? Regrettable as that is for the navigator and no doubt for the mission the plane will keep on flying. So Skipper what are you going to do? Perhaps problem solving and decision making would have been a whole lot easier if the flak fragment removed the aircraft from the war making paradigm instead of concentrating on limiting the options it gave to its only recipient.

This is not the time to listen to the urgent cries of others. Don't forget you have more to do than fly an aircraft. Remember you are down the front of plane for a reason. Use it.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Blighters! They come in all shapes and sizes and from all different directions. They don't even have to belong to the opposition, blighters can be from your own side. Blighters tend to be benign except when try and impact on you in the form of a flaming aircraft headed in the wrong direction. Normally blighters don't  just  fall  out  of the sky, in this instance  they  come  hurtling out  of the sky in the form of a flaming Hurricane.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

But he never said 'go'...

They're a funny lot this crowd. They have awfully neat haircuts. They say they like rules and they like to plot and plan and enjoy procedures - but when it comes to following instructions it looks like they're just as happy as anyone else to make it up as they go along. 

Come on Schulz! The big guy with the big title never said the magic word!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What Ho?

What ho? Heave ho? Gung ho?Skanky ho? Ho ho? Ho? These days ho left by itself is a disagreeable term. From what I can see from my limited corner of the earth I often come to the conclusion that the user of the word is usually far more objectionable than the subject. It is truly amazing how one short word has the power to define others and provide the user with a sense of entitlement.

Any way back to the story of two men, one dry one wet. Imagine if you will, bobbing around the ocean in a very small inflatable rubber craft when a sodden fellow swims up to you and calls you a ho...It's enough for you to reverse the roles of Jack and Rose and say there's not enough room.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Nice Pair of Ju 88s.

For those who have an interest in ancient military hardware here are a pair of Ju 88s.

A quick search of the internet will find many pictures of these things flying and not so flying.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pillow Gazing

There comes a time in every man's life when he must roll over and look for answers in his pillow. Some might find this difficult and it will interrupt their sleep delivering them nightmares from which they cannot escape. Others might find some comfort in this attitude but these fellows are few and far between. One thing is certain however, allowing yourself to dwell in such a manner will not only keep you awake at night it will also play havoc with you thinking straight during the daylight hours. Give it up man! Roll over and stare at the ceiling like the rest of us do. You may not like it this way but neither do the rest of us. So give it up man and be like the rest of us and rest.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When things go wrong...

It's only natural that error is a part of life. Things can go wrong, but all the time? When your mates are hitting the surf and all you can do is watch them from dunes then maybe, just maybe, the time has come to consider your options.

If flying is not for you does that mean it's not for everybody else? Why call the whole thing off just because you find sand in your socks? But your friends are your friends not because they make sense but because they are. So put reason behind you and be grateful that you can look to the skies and ponder what happens next.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Is revenge really that sweet?

Or is it like a souffle? According to Wikipedia "due to souffles' tendency to collapse quickly upon removal from the oven, they are frequently depicted in cartoons, comedies and children's programs as a source of humor. Often the gag involves a loud noise or poke causing the souffle to collapse like a popped balloon, evoking the dejection of the character being served the anticipated dessert." 

That may all be very well but it also sounds more like the outcome of over-reaching revenge - except without the humour component. Burning planes, trapped pilots, failed rescue attempts, murder, national exoneration, revenge and burnt souffle do not the winning combination make. Or do they?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Running. Why and how far?

It's all too easy to break in to a sweat these days. Just find a flat expanse, destination not required, apply some considerable effort and there you have it - running. Running can take many forms and requires little coherent thought. Even though there are those who may argue the opposite. Running on an overwrought brain surely cannot be good for your health. However running with imagination may lead to unexpected thoughts. Now there's an idea!
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