Load Heat!

This week we have the lovely and talented Miss Kristen Bell. I first became a fan during the first season of Veronica Mars.

She’s moved on from that and had success with Forgetting Sara Marshall and joined the cast of Heros.

But the real reason she graces our pages today? How can you not like a girl that does the golden Leia bikini?

3 thoughts on “Load Heat!”

  1. A wholesome hottie! I’m not overly impressed with her acting skills but, I’d let her take me to dinner if she asked.

  2. I’m not commenting at Salamander’s ’cause the thread is dead. Designing is only half the task, building is just as important. What is also critical is the designer to have an office at the yard so he can test and modify his designs in the real world.

    I would change my point to be that we should be able to design and build warships in naval shipyards of the United States.

  3. Yeah, I tend to kill a lot of threads. It’s a gift.

    What we are seeing in LCS and DDG-1K is that the customer doesn’t know what he wants so the seller offers what he thinks he can get them to buy.

    Where did the 50 (then 40) knot requirement come from? The Navy just pulled it out of their ass. High speed is always sought after, but usually the customer isn’t willing to pay the price in money, range, displacement and whatnot. The Navy decided they wanted a small ship but wasn’t really sure what they wanted it to do. The next thing you know, everybody and their brother put in their two cents and the result was a ship that costs a heck of a lot of money and can do one of three jobs almost as well as a cheaper built for purpose ship. That ain’t the shipyards fault.

    If we were to forfeit the ability to build ships in yards in the US, I would share your concern. The yards in question are for all intents and purposes sovereign. They don’t compete with commercial ships for slip space and they don’t build for foreign orders (with few exceptions).

    And don’t forget that the real strength of the RN yard system wasn’t its ability to build, but far more importantly its ability to sustain the fleet on station. It was this systemization of the yards that was a source of so much of the strength of the RN. The RN was the first navy to plan a shore establishment, not just a fleet.

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