My ATTN: Samnavy thread seemed to be popular... here's some shots of my last cruise. Yup, that's me in yellow.
Sam, I'm going to be totally honest here.
I work in broadcasting. I live behind the curtain, but I ultimately control the button that determines whether Radio happens or not in most of the major markets in the US.
I've gotten wasted with George Clinton, met my childhood hero Erik Estrada, hung with Toad the Wet Sprocket, been insulted on the air by both Danny Bonaduce and Howard Stern, enjoyed a martini with Jerry Springer, gotten VIP access all over Hollywood with Ryan Seacrest, been kissed on the cheek by J. Lo's sister (who is hotter than J. Lo, BTW), been offered a more comfortable chair by Rush Limbaugh, have given up my seat at a jazz club in Chicago to Walter Cronkite, been given free family tickets to the maiden voyage of two cruise ships, and, in general, have schmoozed with most of the big names in both the LA and NY scenes.
So, with that as perspective, please understand the gravity of my words when I say that you have a cooler job than I do.
Or back in the real world/reality, they're using less RPM'sin an effort to reduce emissions & improve MPG, and in turn be able to meet emissions targets set by countries worldwide and therefore actually be able to sell their cars to people.
Unfortunately in this day and age high RPM engines are not the future.
............. please understand the gravity of my words when I say that you have a cooler job than I do.
What I want to know is -
I can't imagine the rush of standing there during takeoffs and landings, or of being on the Hawkeye during a carrier landing, esp at night. But does it ever get to be "just another day at the office" after a while? You know - "Ho hum. Time to launch the weapons."
amazing more than him on video is the likely number of people who think it's OK and continue to treat their kids like this. awesome guy!
18If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
19Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
20And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
21And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
-Deuteronomy 21:18-21 (King James Version)
All I'm sayin' is I'll bet they ain't Buddhists. I feel really bad for the daughter. I'm guessing since she put the video camera up she was beat many times before and many times since. The guy is a dirtbag who needs to go to jail and spend some quality time with the inmates he sent there.