Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5k: Needs Some Work: 1960s AeroJet General Submarine

Since I was a little boy, I've wanted my own personal submarine.  There was no particular desire to join the Navy and sail the seas on a nuclear powered boomer filled with enough heavy metal tipped ordinance to wipe out the human race, but I would love to have my own personal submarine that I could use to visit my secret underwater lair...I did mention that I wanted to secret underwater lair...right?  Find this 1960s era AeroJet General Submarine here on eBay currently bidding for $2,500 with 5 days to go, located in Hartford City, IN.

AeroJet was an early American rocket manufacturer that diversified into various other military projects in the 1950s.  This submarine might not look at all like the JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) units that AeroJet sold, but the contacts and ability to sell stuff to the hungry US Military complex was the same.

The above youtube video shows a similar vintage small submarine on film, and with some work this one could get back into the sea.  It isn't every day that you get a chance to own (or live in) a yellow submarine.

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  1. Grrrrrrrr. It's gone!

  2. ~ How much for the Airstream ?

  3. I see a new home for a Tesla P85 powertrain.

  4. Needs Steve Zissou. This would be perfect for hunting the elusive Jaguar Shark.

    1. Oh, Wes Anderson.

      When will you make a good movie that doesn't work so hard to cover up ham-fisted film-making with "quirk"? There are only so many primary colors that will make up for boring storytelling, characters that should be choked quiet while you neglect to develop them and while forcing your "style" down our throats, you forgot to say anything, be entertaining or even interesting.

      You made one fine film that showed potential, "Bottle Rocket", and then you sold out. That last atrocity, "The Grand Budapest Hotel", was moronic and you should refund every victim -I mean, viewer- their hard-earned ticket money.

      You so lack creativity that you can't even figure out how to use a serif font on your movie posters.


    2. BTW, I wouldn't write any of that if I didn't think you were talented and had enormous potential.

      Sincerely, Jealous Much?

  5. So I shouldnt watch The Grand Budapest Hotel? BTW I didn't much like Boogie Nights. Hated everything about the Seventies and sure didnt want to watch the chlamyndia infected polyester ponces prancing about.

    1. Don't take my word for it on "Budapest" but also don't be angry with me that you just wasted your time and hard-earned money.

      "Boogie Night" (yes, it wasn't very good either) was by a different Anderson (Paul)...his father was AWESOME. Here's a movie about Paul's dad, Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson.


      The 70s had some incredible movies. You know, little ditties like "The Godfather" and "Star Wars". I have the feeling you've heard of those. ;-)

    2. Oops, my bad. You weren't talking about movies made in the 70s, but about the 70s. Might've done that on purpose...heh heh.

      In that case, I'd point you to "Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One" (watch part one first), "Lords of Dogtown", "Blow", "Goodfellas" and "Sid and Nancy". Other than "Lords", these are light-hearted, family-friendly comedies. Let me know if you are looking for something more serious.



  6. Hey I saw that sub on the Stalled Project website weeks ago.


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