Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The past pops up in unexpected places sometimes
My eye was drawn to a packet of mail on the kitchen island at the ranch house this evening.
It was a catalog, just a catalog, but the cover art was the thing that caught my eye.
The cover was just another example of the humorous images Duluth Trading likes to use. Humorous but with a point -- the company has a full line of clothing for working men. I suspect they sell a lot of wares to other folks as well.
To most eyes the image was just advertising. Most of the folks I know would have a hard time identifying what was going on. Some nekkid dude, some flying thingie.
I got to shoot under instruction a couple of times. That means I was the Shooter's puppet. I went through all the motions and I knew what I was doing, but every move was under the DIRECT control of the Shooter. It was a lot of fun and I learned a hell of a lot (lots of study and a 100 percent on the written were required) but the Shooter had all the responsibility. Which was as it should be.
There are some interesting anomalies in the image which make it stand out. Chief among them an old jet (F9F Panther, Grumman Iron BTW) (and of course it's a Cougar, innit?) on a new deck. There are others. I think it's a great image and the anomalies make it exceedingly interesting to look at. I may have to buy some of those air conditioned drawers.
Oh wait, I already did!
A brief internet prowl turned up this cover image from a few years back.
A bunch of cool anomalies there, too. Interesting.
This is pretty much the only place I share my military background. Most folks don't have a frame of reference, and once you get past "noisy, cool, scary, fast, and drunk" you might as well be talking about band camp.
Hardly anything I do as I go about my life is in any way connected with my service or with the military. Every once in a while the past pops up unexpectedly though, and when it does it's kind of cool.
Another great day of fencing in the books.