October 7th, 2014

aces high

трудности перевода :)

уперто в ФСБуке
My son decided, for his elementary-school History project, to invite a family friend who'd flown fighter-bombers for the US Navy in the Korean War.
The presentation started off well, but then the friend decided to tell a tale of a bombing mission where his squadron got jumped by North Korean MiG-15s.
This wouldn't have been a problem, except he then proceeded to announce to the entire class:
"So there I was -- surrounded by Commie Fagots."
The lawsuit will be heard on Thursday

ну и бессмертное
A World War II Spitfire pilot is speaking in a church and reminiscing about his war experiences.

"In 1942," he says, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember," he continues, "one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared."
There are a few gasps from the parishioners, and several of the children began to giggle.
"I looked up, and realized that two of the fokkers were directly above me. I aimed at the first one and shot him down. By then, though, the other fokker was right on my tail."
At this point, several of the elderly ladies of the church were blushing with embarrassment, the girls were all giggling and the boys laughing loudly.
The pastor finally stands up and says, "I think I should point out that 'Fokker' was the name of a German-Dutch aircraft company, who made many of the planes used by the Germans during the war."
"Yes, that's true," says the old pilot, "but these fokkers were flying Messerschmitts."


поскольку очередная книга уже завершена и в процессе верстки, а новую пока начинать не решаюсь, есть мысль сделать на сайте небольшую онлайн-библиотечку имени себя, любимого :)
то есть собрать из старых загашников кое-какие статьи, не утратившие актуальности, поправить/дополнить где надо, и в виде ПДФок выложить на сайт, в соответствующий раздел
начну наверное со старого цикла "История буллпапов", дополнив его свежими фактами
только не спрашивайте, когда все это случится - ибо сам пока не знаю.

ПС в принципе, можно будет в библиотеку и ссылки на чужие статьи \ онлайн-публикации и книги в е-виде давать. я не эгоист :)