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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Submarine Movies Real or Fictional?

Found a fictitional deptiction of the USS Dolphin actually portrayed by the USS Ronquil (SS - 396) in the Movie "Ice Station Zebra". Did you know that the Ronquil was also a diesel sub? Yup again. Kinda interesting how the story plot goes with the Dolphin in the arctic.

Bet you didn't know that the Ronquil changed names and hands in the 1970's. Yup. We gave it toSpain. They changed the name to SPS Isaac Peral (S-32) and was decommed in the 1980's.

Oh, forgot to say that the Dolphin in this picture is supposed to be a nuke.
There's a couple of actors you would probably recognize, others you'd probably not but hey, its a movie. Supposed to be a good one. Here's the link to the site where I found the info, they also have some other good movies about submarines real or fictitional.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Politics of Political Cartoons

The Muslim population is upset about this cartoon. To know more about the history of this cartoon, click on the
cartoon, which should lead you to wikipedia's website. If you want to see a larger version of that cartoon page, go to this websitevia On the bottom left corner, there should be a green button with 4 arrows on it. Click that button on to see the larger pictures. IF you get adventurous, go see Muhammed's Believe it or Else pamphlet. Warning: It does quote the Q'uran

Friday, February 03, 2006

Wanna Rent the McGaw?

She's for rent... to someone who needs her.

The McGaw was the vessel that actually helped rescue the crew of the Dolphin. SO, to honor those people who actually helped the Dolphin, we give you the opportunity to browse their website. But wait! Look at the history log, you'll see info on the accident.

Aw c'mon, it wouldn't hurt, right?