Monday, March 8, 2010

Old Blood and Guts

On Saturday after the Pinewood Derby, Merkin and I went to Louisville to see Creation and get whacked by the twins (just kidding). On Sunday we went to the General George Patton Museum: we saw his ivory pistols, death car, Patton's watch that stopped when he died, and tanks galore! I can't believe that they are moving 85% of the tanks to Fort Benning, Ga. At home, I watched Patton the movie with George C. Scott; it was a really good movie.

This is a French tank from WWI that was found by a US soldier in an Afghanistan scrap yard. Of course, it has gone through extensive renovation!

A doughboy . . . or should that be a d'oh! boy.

Go see them while you can. The museum is headed for major changes.

"I am a jelly doughnut!" A section of the Berlin Wall. Of course, the Eastern side was perfectly clean.

Patton's death car.


Adonis said...

How did you get George C. Scott to come over and watch Patton with you?

Merkin J. Pus-Tart said...
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Merkin J. Pus-Tart said...

Well, Patton was a believer in reincarnation.

Adonis said...

Yeah, I guess the original George would be a trifle stinky.

Merkin J. Pus-Tart said...

Actually, both George Patton and George C. Scott would be stinky. Did you know George C. Scott turned down the Academy Award for Patton? He supposedly said, "The whole thing is a goddamn meat parade. I don't want any part of it." And, he "verbally told the Academy to donate his Oscar to the Patton Museum." Because the request was not written down, it was not delivered. This is according to Wikipedia.

Adonis said...

Be glad you came when you did. Creation is gone.

Anonymous said...

I went to the Patton Museum when I was about your age. Glad to see you are carrying on a family tradition.