Today, the photoblogger Telstar Logistics shares with us pictures from his ride aboard the B-17 Nine o’ Nine, a 60-year-old bomber aircraft operated by the Collings Foundation out of Stow, Massachusetts. You may recall that I took a ride aboard another Collings aircraft, a B-24 called — at that time, anyway — the Dragon and His Tail, and I absolutely concur with Telstar’s assertion that one of these flights is worth every penny of the $400 charge. It’s an amazing thrill, and the closest thing to actual time travel I’ve ever experienced.
I don’t follow basketball and I wouldn’t know Tim Hardaway from Tim Conway, but apparently he is taking some heat for bluntly admitting in a radio interview last week that he has a problem with gay people. That’s not an unusual attitude in our society, of course, and you can even make an argument that Hardaway is to be commended for his honesty. I, for one, would certainly defend his right to say whatever’s on his mind no matter how ignorant. But he should be prepared for the consequences:
Someday, somebody is going to do a master’s thesis about Internet content in the early 21st century and attempt to explain how and why so much of it was regurgitated nuggets of 1970s and ’80s pop culture. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course: