I don't even know what to say in a blog. Blegh. I hate complicated things. Luckily I have pictures. Which can speak a lot more than words can. And I love cars. And airplanes. And Trains. And really amazing looking pictures. So feel free to look at my assortment of random ass pictures. Oh, by the way my name is Andrew, but who gives a shit.
“High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness.”
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941- a day which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Many people don’t notice anything about this date- December 7th. 72 years later, why does it matter? Well, it matters a lot because it began a time where this country found itself after being crippled by the depression. It began a time where the manufacturing power of assembly lines showed the world our domestic unity. It began a time where this country actually fought evil forces for the sake of democracy. It also ended the last significant time that this country had peace with many others in the world. World War II is still a big deal because it spawned heroes, these men helped further define what heroism was during a new form of fighting. They helped assure that the fighting of all of the heroes before them was worth it, and since then have inspired all of our brave men and women in the military to carry on in the same way. December 7th is a huge deal for this country’s history, and no matter how old it gets, similar to Independence Day, it’s something that should always be remembered. And everyone needs to remember that it’s still a reminder to the World War II veterans who are still with us today of what they went through for our freedom. I urge you to thank them while you can. God bless the United States of America, and never forget Pearl!
PRR 981741 on static display at the Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum in Terre Haute, IN, USA on 11/24/2013.