Just a motivational poster I made using a picture from the website cracked.com that reminded me of a quote I'd read about Roosevelt. I think the picture captures Marshall's words perfectly. Also, it's freaking hillarious...
“The Man Who Would Not Be King.” by Matthew Spalding, Ph.D. George Washington is one of the most recognized figures in U.S. history. But familiarity breeds contempt. More often than not, Washington is an old painting on the wall – solemn, impersonal and distant – or the subject of childhood stories and nursery rhymes. We all know that he chopped down a cherry tree and had wooden teeth. The actual Washington is much more compelling. We can all see the brilliant flourishes of Jefferson's pen, Madison's constitutional handiwork or the success of Hamilton's economic policies, and that can cause us to overlook or underestimate the magnitude of Washington's achievement. Yet he really was, as Washington's greatest biographer, James Flexner, put it, the "indispensable man" of the American founding. ...And the key ingredient in all of these things was moral character, something that Washington took very seriously and which gave to his decision-making a deeply prudential quality and to his authority an unmatched magnanimity. "His integrity was pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision," Jefferson later observed. "He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man."
George Washington, Draft First Inaugural Address, April 1789: “The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.”
From George Washington's private prayer journal. "O most glorious God ... Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit.... Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy Son Jesus Christ.... Thou gavest thy Son to die for me, and hast given me assurance of salvation...."
"Cleanse my soul O Lord, I beseech thee, from whatever is offensive to thee, and hurtful to me, and give me what is convenient for me. Watch over me this night, and give me comfortable and sweet sleep to fit me for the service of the day following. Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection; O heavenly Father, so frame this heart of mine, that I may ever delight to live according to thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before thee all the days of my life."
"Almighty God…I yield Thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to Thine own service and for Thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me."
An idea i got after a girl (not exactly a friend, but neither a nobody to me) just ask me about how a war between this two factions would result. She likes all that shit of magic world and stuff, so before anything i just said her; "well, science win... just because magic doesn´t exist"
I use (or trying to use) the same style than [link] "Phobs", I´m not a fan of him, however his style is awesome, after all he´s a traditional draftman (I mean, most of the people than predicates the advantages of traditional drawing over the digital is for having an excuse to never admit than they suck on digital media (including me)... but "phobs" is not the case)...
I apparently hadn't posted this! It's the cover for Ghostbusters #3 from IDW. Had a blast on this. Really miss working with those guys. I was told to do a "Creepy" cover. The design for "The Third" is one of the few creatures I've come up with that I'm genuinely proud of. I wouldn't change a thing on that guy, though as the scripts went further along, I felt the design was perhaps slightly off for the characterization. Not sure if it's anywhere near what Eric had in his head when he was coming up with this stuff. Was very cool to see Dan Schoening "toonify" it though!
Goofy plans are back yay! I found this excellent book a month ago packed with exciting stories and events during WW2. In it I discovered Operation Greif which caused a lot of… Grief.
Hitler had the idea to send fake GI’s (Government Issue) disguised as Americans to get behind enemy lines at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944-1945 and seize the bridge on the Meuse River. It was given the name Operation Greif no doubt to ‘grasp’ the morale of the American army and provide support for Germany. Major Otto Skorzeny (nicknamed “Scarface”) had the honor in being the leader and trainer to the Germans assigned this mission in a group called Panzerbrigade 15. Training took about 5 weeks where several hundreds of German soldiers not only studied the English language but also the behavior of Americans. Some Germans were even slipped in amongst the American POWs to sharpen their skills. Then they were given US uniforms and vehicles to ride in disguise.
Operation Greif did have some success in causing confusion by giving out false directions to an American army regiment, turning road signs around and making Allied soldiers suspicious of their own comrades. A rumor was even started by captured fake GI’s that Eisenhower was to be assassinated by Major Skorzeny himself (which was a hoax). However, Operation Greif was causing quite a bit trouble among the Germans who were trying to put this forward in full swing.
Not even half of the Panzerbrigade 15 in training had mastered the English language let alone American slang well enough to be convincing save only a dozen. The Americans learned to spot a fake GI very quickly this way. Some of the clues would be when GI’s were seen riding four to a jeep instead of the usual two to a jeep, when GI’s began referring to themselves as a ‘company’ instead of a troop and calling gasoline/fuel as “petrol’. My favorite blunder was when one German military police officer captured what appeared to be an American who turned out to be a comrade in disguise.
So Operation Greif failed and didn’t succeed in getting to the Meuse River as was intended. Only a fraction of the Panzerbrigade 15 got through but even then didn’t make much of an impact. A quote from my newfound book on the topic:
“These men, Skorzeny later wrote, ‘could never dupe an American – not even a deaf one!’” Armchair Reader - World War 2: Extraordinary Facts and Stories pg. 426.
Alrighty, this is going to be the most recent/current military invention I’ve ever done. France gets the spotlight this time!
In the 1970s France had the desire to replace two of his old faithful aircraft carriers, Foch and Clemenceau, with another one larger and more magnificent. Titles for the carrier were passed around until the name of the WW2 General and former president was settled; Charles de Gaulle. The carrier was to be 858 feet long, weigh 40,000 tons, contain new and improved technology and be nuclear powered.
Truly this was going to be the next best thing!
This marvelous addition to the French Navy commenced in 1986 and many hopes were high. Then everything started to go downhill when 1990 hit with the economic recession. It was one nightmare after another.
- France ran out of money for the project, postponing it about 4x within the next 5 years. - The company producing the propellers made them incorrectly and then went out of business before refitting could be done… and the documents of the design were lost in a fire. - The new and improved engine became fried after exposure to radiation because it wasn’t installed properly. - After the deck was made it was then discovered that it couldn’t be used to defend the ship.
It sounds like this project had too much money poured into it to scrap. The ship does function, just not at an impressive speed (27 knots). Currently it is in use and is the only aircraft carrier that France has and it’s not even a “full” one at that. This creates another problem as France is suppose to have two carriers in his navy. So guess which neighbor he’s asking to share?
With all this in account I do feel sorry for France. It appears that fate does not have any favors towards him. I also feel sorry for the ship’s namesake who had no say in the matter because he died before it was conceived.
Good ol' Honeycomb head!! Well folks this concludes my take on the super friends cast! My next run will be Classic Marvel Group shots and some single action shots of some classic characters. I'm open for CLASSIC Marvel character request.