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  • Paulonthe400

    Gave this Canadian Goosebumps, especially when The Blue Angels flew over

    • Luigi Valentino

      How the hell did they time that. That was just Amazing!

      • DanTriplett

        I’m a USAF pilot. It’s done through years of training, because Time on Target (TOT) to within a quarter of a second is critical for 100 different reasons.

        It starts in the mission planning room. The Air Tasking Order (ATO) designates the target and the TOT.

        Then we work backwards, with routing which both avoids enemy threats, and which denies him a prediction of the target. A straight line would be a dead give-away, so we zig-zag deceptively.

        We account for winds aloft and groundspeeds.

        We have checkpoints along the way, the time of arrival over which tells us we must slow down or speed up. The speed over the target is inflexible, so the goal is to arrive over the Initial Point (IP) on time, then adjust throttles for the pre-determined speed over target. The distance from the IP to the target is between 1 and 3 miles, and is always a straight line.

        Planning in reverse then, we know exactly what time to begin the takeoff roll, begin checklists, and even what time to “step” from the Ready Room to the jet.

        In Undergraduate Pilot Training in the T-38, we did all this with just a map, clock, airspeed indicator, and a compass. Arriving over target (250 NM away) 30 seconds early or late was a FAIL. I was 4 seconds late. One classmate beat me with 2 seconds early.

        Of course, after learning to do it the hard way in UPT, we go to war with the latest and greatest technology which puts us on target to within one quarter of a second every time.

        National Anthem singers are briefed on all of this too. They have a precise clock in front of them, and as professional singers themselves, they’re able to “throttle up or down” their singing to a degree in order to meet the TOT.

        The lead pilot also has a radio in his helmet, listening to her sing, so he uses that as an additional tool to help him throttle up or down.

        • Luigi Valentino

          Amazing!
          Thank you for your service.

          • DanTriplett

            Thank you Luigi. Serving America has been the greatest privilege of my life.

  • nome sane

    yeah, not saying that atlas should be up on #NFLCopyright protection, but, they’re pretty protective of the Shield.

  • EJO

    No bout adoubt it!

    L. G. is a terrific singer. And her version of The Star Spangled Banner is right up there with Whitney Houston’s.
    ———-
    To all of you Shruggers out there in Atlasland:

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXX22XJyL50

  • EJO

    Eenie meenie and miney-mo
    Told me you’d’n’t want me around no more
    Woo-ee baby, woo-oo-ee
    Baby don’t you let your dog bite me
    ———-
    Two lawyers are in a bank, when, suddenly, armed robbers burst in. While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers, including the lawyers, up against a wall, and proceed to take their wallets, watches, etc.

    While this is going on lawyer number one jams something in lawyer number two’s hand. Without looking down, lawyer number two whispers, “What is this?” to which lawyer number one replies:

    “It’s that $50 I owe you.”
    ———-
    A wife was curious when she found an old negative in a drawer and had it made into a print. She was pleasantly surprised to see that they were of her at a much younger, slimmer time,taken many years ago on one of her first dates with her husband.

    When she showed him the photo, his face lit up. “Wow, look at that!”, he said with appreciation:

    “That’s my old Ford!”
    ———-
    As I slipped my finger slowly inside her hole, I could immediately feel it getting wetter and wetter. I took my finger back out and within seconds she was going down on me.

    No doubt about it. I need to get another boat.
    ———-
    While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came flooding back to the time I took me son out for his first pint. Off we went to our local pub only two blocks from the cottage.

    I got him a Guinness. He didn’t like it, so I drank it. Then I got him a Kilkenny’s. He didn’t like that either, so I drank it.

    Finally, I thought he might like some Harp Lager. He didn’t. I drank it. I thought that maybe he’d like whiskey better than beer so we tried a Jameson’s.

    Nope! In desperation, I had him try that rare Redbreast, Ireland’s finest. He wouldn’t even smell it. What could I do but drink it! By the time I realised he just didn’t like to drink, I was so shit-faced I could hardly push his stroller back home.
    ———-
    Q: What do squirrels give for Valentine’s Day?
    A: Forget-me-nuts.

    Q: What did the light bulb say to the switch?
    A: You turn me on.

    Q: Did Adam and Eve ever have a date?
    A: No, but they had an Apple.

    Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?
    A: Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?

    Q: What did one snake say to the other snake?
    A: Give me a little hug and a hiss, honey.

    Knock, Knock,
    Who’s there?
    Olive
    Olive who?
    Olive you!

    Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune?
    A: Because it couldn’t get a date.

    Q: What is a ram’s favourite song on February 14th?
    A: I only have eyes for ewe.

    Q: What happens when you fall in love with a French chef?
    A: You get buttered up.

    Q: What is a vampire’s sweetheart called?
    A: His ghoul-friend.
    ———-
    Mike walked into a post office just before Valentine’s day, he
    couldn’t help noticing a middle-aged, balding man standing in a corner sticking “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them.

    Then the man got out a bottle of Channel perfume from his pocket and started spraying scent over the envelopes.

    By now Mike’s curiosity had got the better of him, and so I asked the man why he was sending all those cards. The man replied, “I’m sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, ‘Guess who?”

    “But why?” asked Mike.The man replied:

    “I’m a divorce lawyer.”
    ———-
    A man is driving his five year old to a friend’s house when another car races in front and cuts them off, nearly causing an accident. “Douchebag!” the father yells.

    A moment later he realizes the indiscretion, pulls over, and turns to face his son. “Your father just said a bad word,” he says. “I was angry at that driver, but that was no excuse for what I said. It was wrong. And I don’t ever want to hear you saying it. Is that clear?”

    His son looks at him and says:

    “Too late, douchebag.”

  • Benton Marder

    And, did you notice the two players. One was holding the pads at his neck and swaying as she sang; the other softly sining along with her? Very moving.

  • Luigi Valentino

    I love GaGa! I met her in Chicago. She is totally down to earth in person. Here’s a pic of GaGa and I.

    • streets of evangeline

      I’m glad she’s nice.

  • stealth4

    It could not have been sung better. After her performance, the Super Bowl was a poor second act.

  • Drew the Infidel

    It was a welcome sight and surprisingly wonderful performance, actually unexpected. After Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” I’m still a little gun shy.

  • Micki Eisenberg

    A wonderful voice indeed. Simply gorgeous.

  • Patti York

    It definitely was amazing

  • Yes It Is Political

    Her performance was a 1000 times better that that crap Beyonce came out with.

    • joe1429

      Beyonce should be banned for life from performing in public after pulling a stunt like that at the superbowl, trashing our cops… with little children present!! Shame on beyonce!!!!!!

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Beyonce, was never that good, now, with politically correct progressiveness she is getting frayed around the edges, a dried bit of shrubbery in art’s garden. Lady Gaga is still vibrant creative and passionate.

    • Ron Cole

      Is this beyonce an insect spray or deodorant ?

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Its a feminine hygiene product, I think.

        • Drew the Infidel

          It’s a suppository (hint, hint).

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Yes, that would be a good place for her to roll up her pontifications and shove them.

  • scocope

    Why they didn’t just do an all Lady Gaga Super Bowl instead of subjecting us to that half time fiasco is beyond me. There is no excuse to have “entertainment” with a political message that alienates such a large portion of your audience when there are plenty of other options available.

  • chris wolf

    I love her, too. Her beautiful voice, her great songs, her prodigious artistic vision. I’ve seen her around Los Angeles and she seems extremely classy and gracious.
    But she’s a looney liberal.

  • Anneke9

    If you click on the video, you’ll get a pop-up message saying It belongs to the NFL and they’ve blocked it from this website. Seems the NFL doesn’t like Pamela.

    • Public_Citizen

      The block notice also contains the direct You Tube link so it is still available for view.

  • Underzog

    Hey! Do you know that I sang the Star Spangled Banner at a campsite after my friend’s wedding. As I am no Whitney Houston (she owns that anthem) or even a Lady Gaga, I sang all four stanzas to be different. People don’t know there are four stanzas so they applauded early :(

  • Voytek Gagalka

    That was the best performance of the National Anthem I heard in years! Beautiful voice and talent, Lady Gaga! (And my prize has nothing to do with a coincidence of sharing with her the first four letters of my last name.)

  • DanTriplett

    She nailed it. Unforgettable rendition and voice. She brought tears to this soldier’s eyes.

    She looks so beautiful with that face, the eye shadow, the red outfit, and that very sexy, all-American feminine hairstyle for which every red-blooded American man goes “gaga.”

    She’s so much prettier when she presents herself natural like this, versus those zany and ridiculous costumes she wears at her concerts. When a woman is blessed with this kind of natural beauty and talent, she requires no kooky costumes to gain the attention and respect of men.

    The half-time show would’ve been 1000 times better with just this lady on stage. She’s a pro and knows how to entertain.

    • farflung

      Mine Too.

    • joe1429

      Beyonce and hubby should STAY in cuba… where they like vacationing.. the pos!!!

  • Dan Knight

    NFL blocked. … That’s okay by me.

  • Public_Citizen

    If the NFL continues to exhibit the poor judgement shown in having the “B” do the half-time show then they can expect their adv. rates for the ads bookending the half-time show to drop substantially.
    People will use the time to take care of other business and just tune out that part of the show.

  • lostlegends

    I endured her rendition, gagged on it. Heard better at high school football games. Spare me a repeat. And then Beyonce. Political hate and racism. I knew the Black Panthers in Oakland when David Horowitz was still a communist. The BP are America’s own version of ISIS.

  • steve

    Also the best I’ve ever heard it sung, but, alas, it was like the scene in Top Gun in which Jester tells Maverick: “That was some of the best flying I’ve seen so far – right up to the point where you got killed.”
    ….right up to where she said “God bless America.” That ruined it for me.

    • DanTriplett

      She said, “God Bless YOU America!”

      That was a very classy touch for us God loving Americans, after listening to her sing America’s Anthem with such sincere passion, on America’s favorite sports day.

      Most of us Americans love God, and we’re proud to say it out loud Steve.

      • steve

        Dan,
        Are you aware that this place takes its name from Ayn Rand’s famous novel Atlas Shrugged? And that Miss Rand’s philosophical principles are 100% based on atheistic reason and on observable facts, not on irrational faith? Although Pam does a great, heroic job describing the evils of Islam, I’m starting to doubt that even she realizes the true foundation of Miss Rand’s philosophy. Just because lots of people are theists doesn’t make it right – that’s a logical error discovered by the Greeks, ad populum. There are plenty of places online on which to show loyalty to God. I keep hoping that this place won’t be one of them. It appears that hope is in vain. Enjoy your ignorance.

        • DanTriplett

          Are you saying you know for certain no God exists anywhere in the Universe?

          Must be great being such an all-knowing genius with nothing else to learn Steve.

          “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33, NLT).

          It’s your choice Steven. Eternity is a very long time to regret being wrong.

  • streets of evangeline

    Brilliant performance, made my hairs stand up