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The Rhodesian Air Force’s COIN demon, the Cessna Skymaster (known as the “Lynx” to the RAF). Armed with dual .303 machine guns mounted over the wings, the Lynx was best known for a nasty weapon known as the “Frantan”. Made from deactivated fragmentation bombs and filled with rejected aviation fuel and soap flakes, these homegrown napalm bombs were the preferred weapon for attacking targets hidden in the bush.

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SYRIA. Aleppo governorate. Aleppo. September 27, 2016. The ruins of Aleppo, reduced to a ghost city, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped in basements and rudimentary shelters. Stills of a drone footage.

Aleppo is currently experiencing the heaviest bombardment campaign seen in the five year old war. Barrel bombs, phosphorus, napalm, cluster bombs and now bunker buster bombs have been indiscriminately unleashed on rebel-held areas. The airstrikes have killed hundreds, most of them civilians, especially children, since the end of a week long ceasefire, ten days ago.

Photographs: Handout via Reuters TV

F-100D of the 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron dropping a napalm bomb near Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. Super Sabres could carry an impressive array of weapons, including high explosive bombs, napalm, rockets, cluster bombs and even the guided Bullpup missile. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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James Taylor ~ Steamroller !!! (1979)

Well, I’m a steamroller, baby
I’m bound to roll all over you…

Yes, I’m a steamroller now, baby
I’m bound to roll all over you
I’m gonna inject your soul with some sweet rock ‘n roll
And shoot you full of rhythm and blues

Well, I’m a cement mixer
A churning urn of burning funk
Yes, I’m a cement mixer for you, baby
A churning urn of burning funk
Well, I’m a demolition derby (yeah)
A hefty hunk of steaming junk

Now, I’m a napalm bomb, baby
Just guaranteed to blow your mind
Yeah, I’m a napalm bomb for you, baby
Oh, guaranteed, just guaranteed to blow your mind
And if I can’t have your love for my own (now)
Sweet child, won’t be nothing left behind
It seems how lately, baby
Got a bad case steamroller blues !!! ~ ♫♪♫ ~

References to Norse Myth in Mad Max: Fury Road

So many things, so many! Where to start?

  • Let’s go with the obvious: Valhalla. A hall of Odin, where chosen warriors go to train each day and await Ragnarök, when they (Einherjar) will fight for the gods. Immortan Joe promises the War Boys that Valhalla, their highest honor, awaits after death. Nux says that all the great heroes are there, which is consistent with the Valhalla of myth.
  • Immortan Joe serves not only in Odin’s position as war god, but also as a god of death, another area of Odin’s expertise. Immortan Joe decrees which War Boys will be admitted to Valhalla. He plays the part of Odin’s name-kin, the Germanic Wodan, in his Wild Hunt. This hunt is now led in big-ass cars across a desert, rather than on horseback through the sky. The hunting party throw spears with some kind of napalm or bomb on the end, and traditionally, if you wanted your army to be victorious in battle, it was deemed prudent by some to dedicate your foes to Odin by hurling a spear over the entire host. The spear is an item sacred to Odin, and marking your enemies in this fashion meant that you intended them as a sacrifice to Odin or Wodan.
  • The War Boys. Ah, let’s talk about the War Boys. They were the most fascinating mix of the mythological and also the historical. They serve as warriors of the “cult” of Odin, as it would be said in circles of academia; so very much the “cult” of Immortan Joe. It can be assumed that they will be his warriors in the afterlife, his equivalent of the Einherjar. But the War Boys are first and foremost berserkers. Berserkers were a special kind of brutish warrior, dedicated to Odin or Wodan. Odin quite literally means “frenzy”, the frenzy of creativity and of passion. Berserkers were warriors of frenzy who would drink heavily or in some cases imbibe other substances and become unable to be “bitten by iron”. Invincible, because they were high as hell and couldn’t feel a thing. These warriors would run at the fore or stand at the head of the ships, and their rage was incredible. The War Boys have no fear of death and are driven by bloodlust and dedication to Immortan Joe. The silver paint (or whatever that is) may be akin to a symbol of the berserker’s draught, something to send them over the edge into a fearless state. 
  • The War Boys also have lips with stitching scars, a possible reference to the wily Loki, who had his face sewn shut with a leather thong, which he tore out, leaving scars.
  • The Valkyries. One of the desert women that Furiosa calls kindred is even named The Valkyrie. They guard the war machine and pick off the war boys, essentially “choosing” who dies by hand: Valkyrie means “chooser of the slain”. 
  • The wives are also reminiscent of Valkyries. They are ethereal, meant to be more beautiful than the rest of the cast. Their “marriage” to Immortan Joe is reminiscent of the Valkyries service of Odin; whether or not the Valkyries were symbolic wives of Odin is often debated. The wives could also resemble the Disír, mysterious women of childbirth and death, but I think the historical association with volvas (prophetesses) is more apparent. The volva seem to have had a very specific form of dress, a uniform almost, that all wore, much like the wives white linen. These travelling prophetesses predicted matters of health and relationships, and also the outcomes of battles. If the prophetess said the battle should be waged on a certain day in a certain place, it was so. Likewise, the wives are the ones who decide to make the journey to “The Green Place” and rope Furiosa into it, and they decide to go back to the Citadel (Furiosa would not have gone without them).
  • Furiosa could be seen as Valkyrie-like, but I think she almost further resembles a goddess, one of the Ásynjur. She has the warrior’s confidence of the Jotun Skaði, the beauty of Freyja, and the wisdom of Frigg. Furiosa is a one of a kind goddess, yo.
  • Max resembles the saga hero, a man who is best suited to war and violence. But he also has a bit of the Odinic wanderer in him. Odin would disguise himself and travel among human kind, leaving once he’s accomplished his task. Max does the same.
  • The town/civilization leaders all sacrificed something to gain exactly that which they’d sacrificed. This is a tried theme in the Norse myths: Freyr gives away his sword (his symbolic dick) even though he’s a god of fertility, Tyr- who perhaps comes from an earlier war god, Tîwaz- is viewed as a “just” god, and he gave his right hand to observe the truth and prevent war (he can no longer shake hands in an agreement); Odin gave his eye for the ability to see further- to possess wisdom. Immortan Joe wears a mask to cover what I assume is a misshapen mouth, yet his power comes from his voice, his commands. The head of the bullet farm looses his eyes, though those are what he needs most to make a shot. And the head of gas town is unable to drive, while he thrives on mobility. All give away what they need most, symbolically.

And that’s all I got, I’m exhausted and I need to go to bed.

LoZ BotW thoughts part 2

(Spoiler free probably but idk what’s important)
I don’t think Link knows how to breathe
Santa 100% seems evil
All girls are Shiekahs
Still a bit chilly
Shiekahs Maps got magical
Scope the gigantic Dildo tower
Ruhoo Raggy a Rush room
Kill 2 bees? Kill all bees.
Napalm bombs and acorns
Link is falling apart
Santa is everywhere at once
Santa is literally the entire local population
Let’s invade Santa’s diary, break his shit, and steal his stuff
We skyrim now
More Ruhoo Raggy
Why not more stamina instead of a pit stop every 20 feet up
The pioneers used to ride these for miles / 1st edition dnd monster
Can’t stop the rock
Have you tried cold brewing your cellphone
We super hot now
You can stop the rock / spin to win
Fucking with the flow of time and banking force
Stop cat calling link
Day 2: I can take damage
I’ve become armed by my enemies
Feeling chilly eat a Chile
Demolition explosives? There is an app for that.
We portal now
Yoda 3/104 or something
What do these balls do
Only treasure collected so far has been sticks
But it’s okay because bitches love sticks

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Each of my favorite robot masters from the first 6 Megaman classic games, using their weapons, fittingly the best ones from their games.

-Fire Storm is deadly and can be a shield
-Metal Blade… is fucking Metal Blade
-Magnet Missile is as strong as Hard Knuckle and is much faster and homes in on foes
-Dustman is awesome, and his weapon is the weakness of more enemies than any other
-Napalm Bomb… really the only good weapon in 5
-Knightman is a Knight

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This day in history- September 9/10 1942 - A Japanese floatplane flies a mission dropping incendiary bombs on U.S. forests near Brookings Oregon, with the intention of starting a forest fire that would interrupt the American war effort - the only bombing of the continental U.S. during the war.

 On September 9, 1942, a JapaneseYokosuka E14Y floatplane, launched from a Japanese submarine, dropped two incendiary bombs with the intention of starting a forest fire. Thanks to a patrol of fire lookouts and weather conditions not amenable to a fire, the damage done by the attack was minor.The attack was the first time the continental United States was bombed by an enemy aircraft and the second time that the mainland US was bombed by someone working for a foreign power, the first being the bombing of Naco, Arizona by Patrick Murphy. 

 A full investigation was launched by the FBI, which resulted in locating several bomb fragments. The story was reported in several newspapers on September 10, 1942. 

 Twenty years later, the floatplane’s pilot, Nobuo Fujita, was invited back to Brookings. Before he made the trip theJapanese government was assured he would not be tried as a war criminal. In Brookings, Fujita served as Grand Marshal for the local Azalea Festival. At the festival, Fujita presented his family’s 400-year-old samurai sword to the city as a symbol of regret. Fujita made a number of additional visits to Brookings, serving as an “informal ambassador of peace and friendship”.

ok so I know we’re not gonna get a fear the walking dead / the walking dead crossover any time soon due to timelines but what if in an episode of fear twd we get to see a news report about a certain cop getting shot in Georgia, or a live news feed of downtown Atlanta getting bombed with napalm like we saw in the flashback during season 2