Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Russians Congratulate U.S. on WWII Victory

Doh! Posters made for "Defender of the Motherland Day" in Russia mistakenly include a prominent picture of Mighty Mo' - USS Missouri.

A defence ministry spokesman, Vyacheslav Sedov, said "it was a civilian firm that produced the poster, and the people who made it were simply incompetent".

But it's not the first time...

A similar mistake was made last year when for 23 February postcards appeared in Crimea showing a World War II German T-3 tank and an American M60A tank.

Maybe these advertising folks know more about who really "won" than the apparatchiks think.