Quickie for today, since this an image of an object that has enough information on the internet, in its Statto mode. Postcard again from the collection of Georgia, but not sent. Band named for hairstyle, named for bomber, numbered for order of procurement and enhancement of destructive capability. The B-52 always poses uneasily, remaniscient of the back projection in Doctor Strangelove (1964), where the rogue B-52 commanded by Maj. Kong (Slim Pickens) drifts uncomfortably over the northern Canadian landscape: stock footage taken, it appears from the ground shadow, by the B-52’s predecessor-but-two, the B17 Flying Fortress. First flying in 1952 (by coincidence), the B-52 is still in service. It flies a long way and drops a lot of bombs, and for our miserable new century of small wars, you can’t say fairer than that.