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duude

duude

A dude is an individual, typically male, particularly somebody well dressed or who has never lived outside a big city. The female equivalent, which is used less often, is “dudette.” However, “dude” has evolved to become more unisex to encompass both genders, and this was true even in the 1950s.
The word dude is an American English slang term generally used informally to address or refer to somebody and was once used primarily by adults but this has become a common slang term used in various age groups. (wiki)
Evander Berry Wall, a New York socialite, was dubbed “King of the Dudes.” He is pictured (1888) in the New York American at the time of the “battle of the Dudes“.
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walking on water

walking on water

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surf sniper

surf sniper

..he wasn’t the only surf sniper lurking the beach that time..

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V

V

..on the way home, we dropped by this fort we saw before going in to the museum..

Advanced Redoubt (1845-1870)
Three heavily-armed forts guarded Pensacola harbor against invading ships. But what if enemy ground troops attacked from the direction of Bayou Grande? Rifles and cannon barrels would be bristling from loopholes and casements in these walls.
Advanced Redoubt was built to assist Fort Barrancas (700 yards south) in protecting the Navy Yard from overland assault. The four fortifications were to create an interlocking system of defense.
Although Redoubt was begun in 1845, construction dragged on for fifteen years. By mid-Civil War, the concentrated fire of rifled siege cannon rendered masonry forts obsolete.ย (as seen on the sign)
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pensacola light

pensacola light

..while we were around pensacola, we were thinking of going to the pensacola light(house), but we can’t quite figure where it was so we ended up at the Nat’l Naval Aviation Museum.. turns out it was just a few meters away.. ๐Ÿ™‚

The first Pensacola Light was the lightship Aurora Borealis. It was moved to Pensacola in 1823 from its previous post at the mouth of the Mississippi River after a lighthouse had been completed there. Because of frequent rough seas, the lightship had to be anchored inside the bay entrance, behind Santa Rosa Island, and could not reliably be seen from ships outside the bay.In 1825 a 40 foot tower was built on a 40 foot bluff at the south entrance to Pensacola Bay. This light was also partially obscured by trees close to the tower and on Santa Rosa Island. In 1858 a new tower was built on the north side of the bay entrance, and was lit on January 1, 1859. The new, and current, tower is 150 feet tall, and also sits on a 40 foot bluff located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station, placing the light 190 feet above sea level. (wiki)
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the standard

the standard

..well, this ends the mini airplane series.. for more just check out the flickr slideshow below..

Hamilton Standard, a famous aircraft propeller parts supplier, was formed in 1929 when United Aircraft and Transport Corporation consolidated Hamilton Aero Manufacturing and Standard Steel Propeller into the Hamilton Standard Propeller Corporation. Other members of the corporation included Boeing, United Airlines, Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney. At the time, Hamilton was the largest manufacturer of aircraft propellers in the world. (wiki)

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pew pew demon

pew pew demon

The McDonnell F3H Demon was a subsonic swept-wing United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter aircraft. After severe problems with Westinghouse J40 engine that was ultimately abandoned, the successor to the F2H Banshee served starting in 1956 redesigned with the J71 engine. Though it lacked sufficient power for supersonic performance, it complemented daylight dogfighters such as the F8U Crusader and F11F Tiger as an all-weather, missile-armed interceptor until 1964. It was withdrawn before it could serve in the Vietnam when it, and ultimately also the Crusader, was replaced by the extremely successful F4 Phantom. McDonnell’s Phantom, which was equally capable against ground, fighter and bomber targets, bears a strong family resemblance as it was itself conceived as an advanced development of the Demon. The supersonic USAF F-101 Voodoo also retained much of the Demon’s layout.(wiki)

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fury

fury

The North American FJ-4 Fury was a swept-wing carrier-capable fighter-bomber for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The FJ-4 featured an entirely new wing design, and in the end had little in common with the earlier FJ-3 apart from its general layout and engine. (wiki)

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510

510

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was a twin jet-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built in the United States by Grumman Aerospace. In service between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather replacement for the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider medium attack aircraft. A specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6B Prowler, remains in service as of 2009. As the A-6 was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the now retired F-14 Tomcat equipped with LANTIRN pod.

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f14

f14

..here’s another view of the mounted F-14.. in hindsight, i should’ve shot this at f/14..

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157984

157984

..the past two weeks it was all about classic cars, now let’s head on to airplanes.. shots from the Nat’l. Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.. of course not all of them are going to be posted here, but just a select few.. most of them will be dumped again in flickr..

..here’s a mounted F-14..

157984: 5th prototype used to demonstrate systems compatibility (source)

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up up and away

up up and away

..wifey was the one who noticed this, i had to squint to find out where it was.. a good tip for photo walks is to bring someone along with better eyesight than you do.. ๐Ÿ˜€

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belair

belair

..the last of the series.. i still have one more batch to dump in flickr but in the meantime, here’s what’s in that set so far.. enjoy.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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car porn

car porn

..this is the hood ornament of yesterday’s car.. got this title from faisal.. i’m running out of titles.. let’s see how this’ll affect web traffic.. looks like there’s some dirt left under the ornament, not that sparkly clean anymore.. should i have cloned out my hands there? i guess not..

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silver streak

silver streak

..a 1949 Pontiac Silver Streak 8.. looking at this, i should’ve moved that chair.. but then, i don’t want to get yelled at.. considering how shiny these cars are, i just kept my grubby hands to myself..

The straight-8 was dubbed the Silver-Streak at Pontiac Division, but unlike its “flashy” name, it was anything but. During its 21 year run, which included America’s three year campaign in the war overseas, and right up until it being replaced by the V8, it was considered acceptable under Pontiac’s somewhat conservative management. Powered by the “eight”, a Pontiac was promoted as a likable automobile, with enough power under the hood to get the job done in affordable luxury.(wiki)

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here’s lookin’ at ya

here's lookin' at ya

..a different view of yesterday’s post..

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1960 Chevy Impala

1960 Chevy Impala

..for me, this was the car that really stood out, a 1960 Chevy Impala Convertible.. check out the specs below and the actual car (click the thumbnail)..

– slotted disk brakes
– air ride suspension
– orig. 283 with billet accessories
– ssbc 4 wheel power disc brakes
– drilled & slotted rotors with drop spindles
– vintage ac
– coy 20″ x 9″ rear wheels, 18″ front
– 1200 watt stereo cd with remote control
– chrome under top
– chrome rear end
– chrome upper/lower control arms
– chrome cauge housing
– chrome front & back speaker covers
– chrome side vents
– chrome brake pedal
– chrome windshield dash trim
– chrome outside vent trim
owners: rocky vowell & mary turner pensacola, fl

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34 Ply

34 Ply

..a 1934 Plymouth Coupe’s hood ornament..

The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was the Chrysler Corporation’s first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced a little higher than the competition, but they offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide.

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horsepower

horsepower
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rad wheel

rad wheel
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ford

ford

..now i didn’t quite get what model this was again, it was just eye candy, so i just snapped away.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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bender

bender

..i think this is a chevy bel-air.. but i thought of bender when i saw this..

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gt 350

gt 350

..a 1969/1970 Shelby GT350..

Carroll Shelby terminated his agreement with Ford in the summer of 1969. The GT350 and GT500 for the 1969โ€“70 model years received extensive face lifts, the body alone increasing in length by 4 inches (100 mm). Ford was heavily involved with design and style decisions, with Shelby having very little input. The GT350 was now equipped with a 351 cubic-inch V8. Production of Shelby Mustangs ceased with the 1970 model year. The 1970 models were in fact left over 1969 models.(wiki)

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plymouth

plymouth

..as mentioned, here’s the first of a few images from the car show.. it’s a classic car show competition, if you’re a fan of vintage cars then you’ll love these.. i’ll have close up, detailed shots of these cars up here and the rest (300+) i’ll dump on my flickr..

..here’s a plymouth hood ornament, forgot to get the car info, i’m guessing something in the 1938-1941’s..

๏ปฟThe Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was the Chrysler Corporation’s first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced a little higher than the competition, but they offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the Mayflower ship which landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among farmers.(wiki)

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whirlygig

whirlygig

..nothing new here, just processing photos from an auto show i went to yesterday, i think i’ll be posting them here for a week starting tomorrow.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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begonia

begonia

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la la land

la la land

..this was taken at the same place as last friday’s post,ย just gave it a different treatment..

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bally’s

bally's

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jobs

jobs

..steve jobs..

(well, that’s what i initially thought of when i saw this guy)

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raspy

raspy

..not feeling good, i sound like a chain-smoking grampa..

..just enjoy the view..

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da hui

da hui

..kids biking down “The Strand” on Manhattan Beach..

..Da Hui, that’s what’s written on the guy’s sweatshirt, probably a brand name..