Discussion in 'Mirth for the Barbaric Hordes' started by Nabahr, Apr 4, 2008.
impact of the eagle...
wonder if they will charge him with killing an endangered species.
I call April fools
Doesn't look that way unfortunately, just really nasty luck:
but then how is the head so perfectly intact?
The Eagle has landed
I've thrown my head through a window while sleepwalking in a manner that would have severed my neck - much like that bird's body - had it not been for the venetian-blinds.
As a layman who doesn't professionally evaluate crashes or tests safety material I'd guess that it appears as though the bird's beak created a strong enough focal point to shatter a windshield that wasn't up to bird-strike testing standards, allowing for the head to remain in tact. The fact that the glass broke like that is of more curious concern to me. Have you ever watched the windshield tests? I'd think it unlikely that these GIs would break a windshield and splatter blood and entrails of another animal along with a fake bald eagle head just for laughs considering the consequences of photo proof leading to a court-martial. But I defer to your skepticism should you find proof positive that it's faked.
I would say that too, except the bird's head and beak are pristine and the beak doesn't even appear to be cracked, but the body behind it is pulp, it looks to me like someone made a very convincing prop with the head in tact to make it recognizable.
I can't give you much of a conclusive answer without all the facts in my lap, so I approach these things thusly:
Plausible that it's a hoax?
Sure, I have no idea what a bald eagle blown through glass normally looks like. So it's possible.
Probable that sensible GIs would deface government property for a cheap laugh?
Would be an awfully large risk, for little personal gain I might add, to splatter actual or imitation animal parts -organs and a hearty smattering of small pulp- all over the pilot, consoles, etc.
For me, the weight of probability favors the reasoning that men with that much to lose are more sensible than to risk their careers -especially if they're officers- for so very little.
I can't say anything definitively, but I hope this logic is satisfying even if you don't agree.
Or maybe it just hit the plane with the rear end first?
I think this is real, the damage and feathers and meat on the wiper, and the blood spatter are just too perfect. It hit with the side of its body first as the other half of its body has been sheared off.
Other than that is pretty fuckin' disgusting, .
Man, I bet that pilot damn-near crapped his pants when that happened.
I guess they'd call that a "turdstrike"...
/snare drum and cymbal
I can't help myself...
YAY for blood, guts and gore!! It's not like you see something like that everyday unless yur on the hunting free range .
, yah, its a mess.
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