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Hao was very likable and was referred to by my buddies as ‘that Chink that speaks English with an Alabama accent.’ Hao, like most Chinese, called all Americans 'Joe’–except me. He always addressed me by my 'Chinese Name,’ Ee Jen Sheh. This was as close as the Chinese artisan who made brass name stamps could come to Eugene Sledge. After I pronounced my name once, the man look puzzled, but then he said slowly: 'Ah so, Ee Jen Sheh. Such is your name in Chinese.’

'How do you translate it?’ I asked.

'It means golden scholar,’ he answered with a broad smile of satisfaction.

'Golden Scholar!’ I remarked in amazement. 

'Yes, it is so,’  he replied. This provided my buddies an unending source for kidding me–but Hao took it seriously.

—  EUGENE SLEDGE, THE CUTEST HAPPIEST AMERICAN FRIEND THAT EVER WAS, China Marine, p. 26

Petrus Johannes Schotel (1808-1865)- A river landscape with sailing vessels -

Oil on panel, 26.5 x 36 cm

Petrus Johannes (Jan) Schotel (Dordrecht, November 11, 1808 - Dresden, July 23, 1865) was a Dutch marine painter.
P.J. Schotel is in Dordrecht born as the son of the famous marine painter Johannes Christiaan dish. It was clear that he had the same talent for drawing as his father.

His father was also his teacher. The earlier paintings of Jan were less clear and a lot more dramatic. The browns and grays predominate. Travel to France make in 1827/28 and in 1829 his painting gets a warmer character. In 1830, Jan works as a sign instructor for the Royal Naval Institute in Medemblik. Jan was an expert when it comes to the technical and historical details of the vessels.
Jan was a clear follower of the classical Dutch school. In many museums in the Netherlands are working to find him, especially ship portraits and seascapes. In this time Jan married Marie Victoire De Veye. The couple’s children have the talents of their parents, daughter Petronella Elisabeth Schotel (1834-1917) has also become a painter. In 1850 he left the service in Medemblik and settles for a few years in Kampen, after which he left in 1860 to Düsseldorf, then an artists’ center.
In 1860 Jan Schotel moved to Dresden, five years later, in 1865, he dies there.

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Different anon here, but I'd thought I should point out that evolution takes more than a few hundred years to decide that a certain morphology needs to change on a species wide scale. It would have taken millennia before quarians would see significant changes in their dental morphology. Only pointed this out cause I saw you make the comparison to porpoises and I happen to be studying evolutionary changes in fossil marine mammals :P

OH YEAH i actually forgot it was only a few hundred years since they didn’t need suits whoops <o<

but stuff like this is super interesting so thanks for sending this info!! :)

One day he sent his intelligence officer, Marine Colonel Julian P. Brown, to discuss his headquarters accommodations with the Free French governor. Wearing his best dress uniform, pinned with decorations dating to the First World War, Brown presented himself and began pressing the case for a new American facility ashore.
When the governor asked, “What do we get in exchange?” Brown replied with the same ordnance-on-target forthrightness that Halsey was known for, if with some uncharacteristic sobriety: “We will continue to protect you as we have always done.”
This somehow failed to impress the governor, who in grand diplomatic fashion took the matter under advisement. It required little more of such treatment before Halsey went volcanic.
He rode ashore with a contingent of marines, marched to the headquarters of Admiral Thierry d’Argenlieu, the surly haut commissaire, posted the U.S. colors, and, finding the Frenchman absent, took over his office.
—  Neptune’s Inferno, by James D. Hornfischer