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B2 bomber and plywood

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Hmm, I am a little baffled that every time I cut bits out of sheet of plywood, it always leaves the sheet looking like a B2 bomber.

Some shapes and patterns turn up again and again because they work, the circle, the arch and so on. So it's...

* convergent evolution on the parts of plywood and jet bombers * the B2 is made out of plywood *trees are so bored at ending up as wardrobes, they are trying to acquire the ability to fly, so as to escape the human race.

not_morrison_rm, Oct 29 2017

B2 Bomber https://drive.googl...CQbjMFhteV9EYnZnRFE
[not_morrison_rm, Oct 29 2017]

A piece of plywood http://pop.h-cdn.co...498906-b-2still.jpg
[not_morrison_rm, Oct 29 2017]

Horten HO IX/ HO229 https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Horten_Ho_229
Astonishing [8th of 7, Oct 29 2017]

Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera http://www.migall.f..._ccds/wfpc_ccds.htm
The Universe is messing with your head, but there's uncertainty about the amount of fun derived [lurch, Oct 29 2017]

Andersen Air Force Base B-2 accident https://en.wikipedi...e_Base_B-2_accident
Loud and VERY expensive... [8th of 7, Oct 30 2017]

Why Winston, what big ears you have... https://theworldatw...Star+Wars+Parallels
https://theworldatwar.wikispaces.com/L.+Star+Wars+Parallels [RayfordSteele, Oct 30 2017]


       In WW2, because of light alloy shortages, the Germans built jet aircraft like the Volksjäger and the Natter out of wood.   

       The British built the Mosquito of plywood, not so much because of a shortage of metal but more because it was a really good design.   

       B2's make extensive use of carbon fibre. Wood makes extensive use of cellulose, also a carbon-based fibre.   

       But we think it's mostly because the Universe is having fun messing with your head.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2017

       //Germans built jet aircraft like the Volksjäger and the Natter out of wood//   

       Accidental foray into stealth design perhaps?   

       //they are trying to acquire the ability to fly, so as to escape the human race.//   

       Thank you for joining my cause of smashing the kingdomist arrogance of the evil animals that are poisoning and destroying this beautiful planet.   

       Plants are pretty, peaceful and kind (except for venus flytraps which are hateful little bastards) and simply want to be left in peace to populate the planet and make it pretty. Then here come the fascist pig animals, us humans being at the forefront of the assault on these peaceful, beautiful beings with sap thirsty vegetarians leading the holocaust following psychopathic murders like Adolph Hitler* (a big time vegetarian) as they rampage through these delicate creature's fields, killing, maiming and destroying, just so they can sit on their carbon blueprinting butts and have their kale salad while extolling the virtues of their murderous diet that kills millions, nay, billions a year.   

       That's, one, two three, four.... eighty words in one sentence. *Plus bonus points for including Godwin's law, so let's tally my points,   

       80 word run on sentence times 2 for including Godwin's law, sanctimonious factor of, I'm giving this a solid 10, for a total of....1,600 on the rant scale.   

       But seriously, I think you have the captions crossed in your pictures no?
doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2017

       // Godwin's law //   

       Drat, drat and double drat ! You beat us to it ! Aww, Ref ! Unfair !   

       // Accidental foray into stealth design perhaps? //   

       Actually, that was the Horten HO-IX, the granddaddy of stealthy flying wings.   

8th of 7, Oct 29 2017

       I know it well. Gotta say, at the risk of being ten times worse than Hitler*, that's a beautiful friggin' design.   

       And NotM, bun for anything starting a discussion about the mysterious but deadly B2.
doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2017

       Deadly is right.   


       // psychopathic murders like Adolph Hitler* (a big time vegetarian) //   

       Not only veggie, but a teetotaller .... you can't trust 'em, nasty bunch.   

       But he did like dogs (right up to the point he had his dog Blondi poisoned in the bunker, that is).   

       Winston, on the other hand, guzzled brandy, smoked like a chimney, and never stinted on the foie gras, venison and roast beef; and while he had numerous faults, being a psychopathic genocidal murderer probably wasn't one of them.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2017

       I'll take the psych profile you've begun on these two guys to the next step:   

       One was very human and derived pleasures out of simple things, cigars, getting drunk, good food and lots of it. Liked the world around him and sought to defend it.   

       The other considered himself above the common man who needed to derive HIS pleasure from molding the world to fit HIM.   

       So if I ever find myself wanting to change the world and throw everybody who disagrees with me in death camps, (not that I've ever done the latter, not even secretly) I'll light a cigar, pour a snifter of brandy, eat some foie gras and ponder that great (half) American, one of my top 3 heroes, Winston Churchill. (The other two are Gene Roddenberry and some guy you've never heard of.)
doctorremulac3, Oct 29 2017

       Another thing we have in common.   

       Read his entire WWII history, I have.
RayfordSteele, Oct 29 2017

       Yoda turning into, you are.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2017

       sp. " 'ave "
FlyingToaster, Oct 30 2017

       Could you make something out of little baffles?
pertinax, Oct 30 2017

       From [8th]'s link:   

       //the erroneously sensed negative angle of attack caused the computers to inject a sudden, 1.6g, uncommanded 30-degree pitch-up maneuver.// Ouch.
pertinax, Oct 30 2017

       It's not called "die-by-wire" for nothing, you know.   

       In this case, no-one died, but that was only because they had ejector seats.
8th of 7, Oct 30 2017

       //the erroneously sensed negative angle of attack caused the computers to inject a sudden, 1.6g, uncommanded 30-degree pitch-up maneuver.//   

       Like I said, mysterious and deadly.
doctorremulac3, Oct 30 2017

       Judge me by my syntax, do you? Up with this sort of nonsense, I should not put.   

       Fun with this, I could have.   

       The key to unlocking our potential, continuous effort is, not strength, not intelligence.
RayfordSteele, Oct 30 2017


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