Robert De Niro in Montauk, N.Y., ca. 1950
When De Niro was a boy, his father often invited him to art shows. “I wouldn’t want to go,” he admits. “My kids are the same way sometimes. Even though you know the last thing they want to do is hang with their parents, it’s important to do family things because you’ll miss them, and you can’t get them back.”
Quite frankly, we have had some very reliable intelligence reports that… quite a serious epidemic has broken out at Clavius. Something, apparently, of an unknown origin.
Three new GOTHAM ACADEMY promo pieces revealed! GET TO KNOW THESE GUYS! (Issue 1 out October 1st from DC Comics; order code AUG140201.)
Steve Rogers + Close Ups (not necessarily of his face)
Haru spanking Kisumi's hand away
As you can see, Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, California is home to not one, but two Blackbird aircraft. In the first photo, you can see SR-71A #17973 on the left, and A-12 #06924 on the right, which I covered in a previous post (click here to view). On the far right side of the photo, you can see D-21B #525, and U-2D 56-6721 is in the background.
On May 24, 1987, SR-71A #17973 was flying in the RAF Mildenhall Air Fete Airshow, when the pilot, flying too slowly, pulled up just as the afterburner ignited, overstressing the airframe. The aircraft landed safely at RAF Mildenhall, where temporary repairs were made. On June 21, she was flown to Palmdale for permanent repairs, but it was decided that the aircraft was essentially totaled. She was retired with a total of 1,729.9 flight hours, then put on display at Blackbird Airpark in September 1991, alongside A-12 #06924, creating probably the most stunning Blackbird museum display.
When I ask the four of them what has been the hardest challenge, they look at their feet. Fighting on horseback? “Running on cobbles in high heels,” admits Charles finally. (x)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)