Monday, April 28, 2008

Reminiscing

Warning if you have sensitive ears, salty words appear below

Just finished watching day 1 of 5 of the latest PBS documentary Carrier, and would recommend it to anyone that wants a taste of what it's like to spend 6 months of your life deployed on a floating city. It actually brings back a few memories for me as it was filmed entirely on the USS Nimitz which was my home for over a year in the early 90's.

For me it actually shows me just how much things have changed as it touches on the integration of women on board to which other than a few times we hosted reserve squadrons, was never an issue. It also reminds me of just how much things haven't changed. A crew made up mainly of lower to middle class teenagers fresh out of high school that continue to prove the old adage that "a happy sailor is a bitchin' sailor".

If you can get past some of the political commentary slipped in by the film makers,

Q - Who is the Secretary of Defense?

A- Cunninglus Rice?,

the first 2 hours at least seemed to be an excellent portrayal of life on an aircraft carrier and It continues tonight through Thursday night on PBS at 8 CST.

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