Think of the kittens!
The coda: "I really now believe that in some parts of the United States people have started to mate with vegetables."
I think he was saying "it would be more fortunate if they had picked a less violent form of protest".
Great Onion article. I remember when it came out. Pretty much sums it up right there.
This shouldn't be modded flamebait. It is her considered opinion, delivered reasonably well, with no ad-hominems, etc. She states what she would do, and doesn't tell you what you have to do.
Let's try to hold
Plenty funny. Plenty true, though. My first thought was "what a terrible test image". First the washed out colors, then I zeroed on the skin tone--too red. As a test point for how a scanner/whatever can handle a poor image, I might see some value.
That's the problem with
True enough. But who has the time to re-write a book on
True, we didn't have problems getting the raw resources. It was getting the cooked resources half way around the world that, if the Japanese had a different sub strategy, could have caused havoc with the prosecution of the war.
Also, fwiw, I think certain special ops forces do have in/extraction methods involving air/sea/undersea.
As I said before, is a good idea if you need aircraft to the mission.
I could see it used more likely as a drone carrier, if one was to sink the bucks and bodies into the research.
Interesting tidbits. On one hand...
The Japanese bayonet assaults have been reported as a terrifying attack--but all our units on Guadalcanal loved them. The Jap practice of singing his Banzai song for about 5 minutes prior to his assault has simply been a signal for our troops to load a fresh belt of ammunition in the machine guns, put new clips in rifles and BAR's, and to call for the Tommy gunners to get in position.
On the other hand...
It would be impossible to overstress the tenacity with which the Japanese clung to their prepared positions (in the Buna area). Ordinary grenades, gun, and mortar fire were completely ineffective. There were many instances where dugouts were grenaded inside, covered with gasoline and burned, and then sealed with dirt and sand, only to yield--two or three days later—Japanese, who came out fighting. One souvenir hunter, entering a dugout that had been sealed for 4 days, was chased out by a Japanese officer armed with a sword.
Good post. I looked up "Japanese Warfare as Seen by U.S. Observers" and am sitting back with some popcorn for a good read. It reminds me of back when I had access to that sort of stuff. Fascinating reading.
Yep. Very cool. And it would have ended up like the Yamato.