Picture(s) A Day – 26 July 2010
I’m finally getting around to going through some of the boxes in my apartment and I’m finding some pretty cool stuff Just the other day I found most of my patch collection and I was wondering what to do with ‘em…
And then I remembered all the space I have on the walls of my cubicle at work Yep, I’ve got just about all my patches up on the walls at work
Some of these patches are rather rare. For example, you can only get one of those CIA patches from the CIA gift shop. Thankfully, I’m an associate member of the Road Runners Internationale and the CIA is rather close to our group due to the history of the Road Runners’ projects like the U-2 and A-12. The CIA is so kind as to bring their gift shop to our reunions which means I get to shop where very few can
The rest of the patches on this wall have something to do with the CIA, the Road Runners, or black projects in Nevada. Take the 547th Intelligence Squadron patch – these are the men and women who exploit foreign technology that’s been “acquired” by various means. The Road Runner feature prominently – check out their website for some really interesting Cold War secrets And there’s a couple of special, very limited edition Area 51 patches as well
It’s not just Road Runners and CIA that I’ve got on display. There’s plenty of NASA and USAF patches here, too. I may have to pick up a few more when I get the chance to fill in the wall a bit more Still, there’s the stickers Kath sent me along with a couple of Raptor patches & T-Bird patches which I think all works well together.
Let’s not forget that I’m still a Parrothead and you’re probably going to find some Jimmy Buffett items around
Gotta love the bumper stickers “The Weather is Here” is a favorite of many Buffett fans while I’d love to see someone in office who actually has a clue as well. I don’t agree with Jimmy’s politics for the most part, but he seems to understand what the average Joe is going through – he’s been broke and sleeping on a friend’s couch with only a bicycle for transportation before. And of course, you’ve gotta love the OBX sticker and the Cape Hatteras lighthouse postcard
Ah, the good ol’ Road Runners This is key tag is pretty appropriate when you consider that they were responsible for the U-2, A-12, SR-71, M-21, and D-21 If you don’t know what those were or are, just put ‘em into a Google search and you’ll find out
I paid quite a bit more for this patch than I normally would for most. It’s a very limited edition and very cool – if you know your Groom Lake history I’ll tell you that the bird down on the bottom is for the Road Runners and the silver plane at the top is for the U-2, but each of the symbols on the patch refers to a program or group that’s been declassified. How many can you understand? I’m only missing a couple
Anywho, that’s about it for now. Have a great day
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