Saturday, November 04, 2006


First, over at Milblogs, Soldier's Dad reminds us that today was a rather active day in history.

"50 years ago today,Nikita Kruschev sent Soviet tanks to crush a Hungarian Independence Uprising.
27 years ago today,Iranian Militants took American Embassy workers hostage.
26 years ago today, a man named Reagan was elected."

Quite a day.

More importantly, the second best aerial demonstration team in America has its 60th birthday today. Happy birthday, Blues. You'll never be as good as the T-Birds, but at least you keep trying. In honor of the birthday, I'll play what's possibly the sweetest music video...ever. Van Halen's "Dreams," from 1980, featuring the Blue Angels flying their A-4 Skyhawks. Enjoy!

Some of you may be wondering why I'm posting a Navy video on here given the Valour-IT competition, but the Navy is just so far behind I think they need a little help, so I'm willing to give it to them. If you want to see what a REAL fighter jet can do, just look at the video below. Music is again courtesy of Van Halen.