October 12th, 2005


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08:54 pm - on comedic self-deprecation and the warrior jews....

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[User Picture]From: yannaboo Date: October 13th, 2005 - 03:03 am (Link)
well, very few of the not-Jew readers would know those names. And how could you forget Joseph Trumpledor, the famous one-armed man?
[User Picture]From: yannaboo Date: October 13th, 2005 - 03:03 am (Link)
well, ok, the famous Israeli fighting machine one-armed man.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:30 am (Link)
as opposed to all the other famous jewish one armed men?
[User Picture]From: cuddlyd00m Date: October 13th, 2005 - 03:41 am (Link)
I should have specified that.

Indeed, I did forget Trumpledor - my apologies. I've also been banging my head trying to remember the name of the IAF pilot who became an ace on his first day as a combat pilot during the Six-Day war.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:28 am (Link)
Off topic slightly, but what denotes "becoming an ace?"
[User Picture]From: dales Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:34 am (Link)
Five confirmed kills.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:37 am (Link)
ah... gotcha. Thanx.
[User Picture]From: dales Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:40 am (Link)
Wikipedia has a list of all the the war-aces. Does this help?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_ace#Arab-Israeli_Wars
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:45 am (Link)
Wikipedia is fast becoming the only website that I care about anymore lately. It reminds me of when I was a kid and I used to amuse myself by reading through the Funk & Wagnalls.

Fun Fact: There was not one single black family in America during the 1970s that did not own a set of Funk & Wagnall's encyclopedias. Many families were missing a volume or two from the set, so you could learn everything except for stuff starting with R or something, but every family had one.
[User Picture]From: cuddlyd00m Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:23 pm (Link)
Strange - for some reason my response to you from this morning is gone...

Anyway, what I said was that the list on Wiki is far from complete. There were many more than 3 IAF aces in all of the Arab-Israeli wars - the IAF had a shoot-down ratio of over 70:1. Goria Epstein, however, I should have mentioned, since he is the top "modern" ace of the world (where "modern" means all planes shot down are jets).
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 06:00 pm (Link)
hmmm... never got email about it. that's weird. Maybe there was an LJ server hiccup or something.

Anyway, that's the great thing about wikipedia. All you have to do is register an account there and you can correct the page. Go for it.
[User Picture]From: cuddlyd00m Date: October 13th, 2005 - 06:12 pm (Link)
No, more than likely I wrote out the whole thing, then quite Safari before hitting "post comment". Wouldn't be the first time.

As for correcting that page - I'm in grad school. I don't have time to do the research necessary to get it right. Well, assuming I want to pass my classes. :)

In fact, what the hell am I doing reading LJ?
From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 06:26 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:27 am (Link)
I confess, I certainly didn't know them. I guess I'm culturally ignorant. You know, for an asiatic black man with a degree in cultural studies...
[User Picture]From: ludimagist Date: October 13th, 2005 - 07:23 am (Link)

Israeli Badasses

The sad state of higher education today.

Moshe Dayan was one of the greatest generals of modern times.

Ben Gurion was the first Prime Minister and handled some pretty serious wars.

Uzi, the man has a pretty serious gun named after him, think about it.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 07:27 am (Link)

Re: Israeli Badasses

I take it back... I have heard of Ben Gurion. Maybe some of the others too... ask me when I'm awake.
 

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