Day by Day



25 September 2006

Navy Carrier Squadron...

A great example of some creativity and fun from VAW-116, the Sun Kings while deployed aboard ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

9 comments:

Scootmaroo said...

If I were straight, I would be afraid to be in the shower with the guy in the blue bathrobe. Wait. I am not straight, and I think I would still to afraid to be in the shower with the guy in the blue bathrobe....

Citizen Deux said...

One thing to notice about a lot of these videos is the following;

1) There are a lot of different people (read diversity) working in the average military unit

2) Despite the possibly deadly nature of their work, they are there as volunteers and maintain a sense of purpose - if punctuated with a bit of fun.

It is these two factors that underpin the American military as the finest and most successful in the world. All of that, however, is moot against a public policy which ignores the overarching nature of the conflict to which they commit this aspect of our national treasure.

sonicfrog said...

Very fun! I know it's somehow politicaly incorrect, but they should use these as recruiting tools.

My first degree was in radio, video, film production. I wanted to be a director and actor (how did I end up here???). I am so amazed at the things people are doing with these tiny digital cameras. Wish we had those around when we were in school. We did have high 8, but cutting and editing still demanded some high end equipment. And I always love a good hallway action shot (and no Scoot, I'm not talking about porn).

Scootmaroo said...

I still the the Brits did it better with "Do You Know The Way To Amarillo...". They were not afraid to be percieved as camp. This one just seems kind of self conscious. granted, they were having fun, there is just kind of an American "we are butch and bad" staidness about it. (oddly, the butchest thing about it in many respects are the girls. The guys are all trying to be real rock and roll men....and trying to hard.) Though the guy with the guitar is rather dashing.

(Sonic, why must you think that everything is PORN with me????? Do you perceive me as that friggin' shallow? sorry, gotta go. Just got an email that Titanmen released a new video.....)

Citizen Deux said...

Sorry, but E2C pilots are never butch, emulating the drivel that is MTV may be closer to the truth. Having known some of these guys, they tend to be reserved and used to taking all the crap jobs.

Besides, everyone knows British theater is better than American theater...

;-)

Scootmaroo said...

I said there was an "American butch and bad staidness". I never said if I thought it was believable. I guess it is the difference between training at the Actor's Studio and RADA.....sigh.

Justin said...

Great vid. I didn't think you guys were allowed to have fun. Great to know you're all mixing it up like us worker bees.

Citizen Deux said...

Believe me, military life is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. We certainly have our fun.

Major John said...

Hmmm. Sounds like they just need more additional duties if they have that much free time on their hands - oh, wait, they aren't part of CJTF-76. Nevermind...enjoy!