A Russian fighter aircraft made repeated low-altitude, close-range passes near a U.S. ship in the Black Sea over the weekend, the Pentagon said on Monday, condemning the action at a time of heightened U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine. “This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with their national protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries,” said Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. Warren said a Russian Su-24 aircraft, or Fencer, made 12 passes at low altitude near the USS Donald Cook, a destroyer that has been in the Black Sea since April 10. The incident lasted 90 minutes and took place on Saturday evening while the U.S. ship was conducting a patrol in international waters in the western Black Sea, Warren said.
So basically our government is taking foreign policy tips from commenters on an internet blog post about Richard Sherman.
“In my half century in this racket I’ve been a movie star, studio head, producer, author… and even an animated cartoon. I went from royalty to infamy and clawed my way back… and that ain’t no hat trick. So take your best shot and prepare for the unexpected.”—
I don’t want to internet name drop or anything, but in about 1 hour I’m going to be enjoying beers and playing pub trivia with Nick from bestrooftalkever.
There will a picture. BY GOD, THERE WILL BE PICTURES.
I really wish that there were more pictures, but the trivia, beer, and conversations were too good to act out the hit Chainsmokers song #Selfie. But I’m particularly impressed to see just how gigantic and disgusting my beard has become in pictures.
Also, our team of 3 won, so that’s pretty neat. BestQuizInAMovieTheatreBarEver.
last night i crossed two things off of my list.
getting to meet Lee
owning a bunch of strangers at trivia in a city that I’m visiting.
and that, my friends, is why i am giving TWO thumbs up in this picture.
I’m still waiting for the release of the Black Box 2G. I mean, I like that it can record all of my flight diagnostics, and that thing where it can survive a deadly plane crash or fire is pretty cool, but I think someone said that the next version won’t sink three miles to the bottom of the ocean.