This is pretty much what it’s like all the time when I sit at the same desk at work with ardaniel.
The contour of this F-5E’s nose and fuselage was modified by Northrop-Grumman, to shape the sonic boom that emanates from it, reducing its intensity. The program, called the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration, was a joint effort between NASA, Northrop-Grumman and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
After this modified boom was recorded thousands of times, using an F-15B as a close-up chase aircraft, a Blanik L-23 Glider from afar, and an array of 42 sensors on the ground, the data showed that the noise level of the modified boom was 1/3 less intense than one emitting from an unmodified F-5E.
This interesting R&D aircraft can be viewed at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida, just outside the gate of Kennedy Space Center.
IT’S ADORABLE FACE!!!
Space art from Vincent Di Fate.
japanese Firefox poster, 1982
Guitarfish are a type of ray with rows of ridged, pebble-like teeth arranged in waves across its mouth. They use these for crushing hard shells of crustaceans that they find along the ocean floor.
DINOSAURS FOR SALE.
I’m selling these originals from my upcoming BEHOLD! THE DINOSAURS! leporello, coming this fall from Nobrow Press, because, well, I’m broke and I need money STAT! Descriptions are below, and I’ll mark them sold out when they do. Shipping cost is included in each price, and includes insurance. Each ships flat, well protected, via USPS domestic or international.
To buy just Paypal me at this address: dustyATdharbinDOTcom. Obviously replace those ALL CAPS parts with RELEVANT SYMBOLS.
Acrocanthosaurus | $150 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Suchomimus | $125 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Quetzalcoatlus | $150 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Edmontonia | $100 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol
Edmontosaurus | $100 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol
Styracosaurus | $75 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol; grey “pencil” lines in scan are actually blue (it looks cool so I left it); scan is b&w
Camarasaurus | $125 | 11” x 17” ink on bristol
Amargasaurus | $100 | 8.5” x 11” ink on bristol
Giganotosaurus | $75 | 8.5” x 14” ink on bristol
Allosaurus | $150 | 8” x 10” ink on bristol (also has blue pencil in original, also looks cool)
Happy paleo-hunting! Feel free to contact me with any questions, or confirm your address for shipping, et cetera, at dustyATdharbinDOTcom *kiss kiss*
Seriously; Rutger Hauer’s primary house in Wanted: Dead or Alive was the entire second floor of an abandoned warehouse. He could just drive into his loft, park, and walk to the kitchen. Roll out of bed in the morning, take a few rounds on your personal gun range. Walls are for losers. Or your own *houseboat.*
Plus he got to jam a grenade in Gene Simmons’ mouth, and who hasn’t wanted to do that at least once.
“True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure - the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature. But this? Using scissors to cut off the tip of a slice of pizza? I don’t know what this is. ”
I saw Cobra in the *theater.* I was 14. It wasn’t quite as formative as Wanted: Dead or Alive was as far as shaping my teenage opinion of what life as an Adult White America Male would be like, but it was a close second.