Tuesday, November 15, 2011

USS Makin Island

The OED word of the day is 'ointer,' used as a surname for a dealer in lard. Not a lot there.

The sketch was done yesterday, as I witnessed the maiden deployment of the amphibious assault ship Makin Island, the hybrid "Prius of the Navy."  Next to me a family was videotaping:  "There  goes Chris, leaving on his first voyage... it's pretty emotional..."

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