Saturday, August 29, 2009

Patches

Wired's Danger Room has been collecting "most awesomely bad military patches" for quite some time -- have to say my fave is the "W.W.J.S" at the top.

...Then there are the patches for classified satellite launches, some of which will make you wonder where you left that shiny, shiny hat. H'mm, so...didn't want 'em to be that secret, then? It's the highly-visible security camera trick: since some folks will only play nice if they know somebody's watching, make darned sure the watching is obvious.

4 comments:

Sam said...

Ah, some days at Camp Vandyland were (and are) more interesting than others.

Brigid said...

I still like my "strike pig squadron" Actually earned that one

Turk Turon said...

I liked the inscription on the patch of the space alien holding a Stealth Bomber: "To Serve Man", apparently referring to eating humans, and also “Gustatus Similis Pullus” (“Tastes Like Chicken.”).

reflectoscope said...

Well, so much for getting anything done today! There is an outstanding TED talk by a guy who used some clever detective work and some insight from such patches to learn an awful lot about some supposedly secret things.

Jim