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Camouflage Everything
posted by Xurando (32 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
The ties remind me of this. That is all.
posted by luvcraft at 3:13 PM on July 30, 2010


Is there any situation where this type of camouflage is appropriate?
posted by MsVader at 3:23 PM on July 30, 2010


Is there any situation where this type of camouflage is appropriate?

Wasn't wacky colored cammo a hip hop thing in the 90's?
posted by Max Power at 3:32 PM on July 30, 2010


Is there any situation where this type of camouflage is appropriate?

When you want to hit the dance floor like a banana commando.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 3:33 PM on July 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


MsVader: Dazzle camouflage maybe?
posted by pharm at 3:47 PM on July 30, 2010


Flags
posted by sanko at 3:55 PM on July 30, 2010


MsVader: Serious answer. Colorblind animals like deer don't care what hue you are. Garish non-natural colors in your camo prevent other hunters from shooting you.
posted by leotrotsky at 3:58 PM on July 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


Even if you're right, pharm, I'm trying to figure out why you'd need dazzle on pants.

Thanks, leotrotsky. I've always chalked it up to really bad taste, but at least now I know that it's actually useful.
posted by MsVader at 4:10 PM on July 30, 2010


Any time I see people in everyday situations wearing camo, I want to point and shout, "I SEE YOU! Your camo doesn't work! Nyah nyah nyah!"

I keep it to myself because a lot of times those people are at the airport carrying guns.
posted by Fuego at 4:11 PM on July 30, 2010



Even if you're right, pharm, I'm trying to figure out why you'd need dazzle on pants.

Because if you're gonna fight, you should clash...

More seriously, its to break up the patterns since the deer can see a person shape easily enough.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 4:22 PM on July 30, 2010


A friend of mine, an avid deer hunter, owns a camouflage flashlight.

Think about that for a second. Camouflage. Flashlight.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:27 PM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


O.G. Camo.
posted by snsranch at 4:29 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The MARPAT is based on the digital concept used by CADPAT, but using different colours.

Here is a first-hand account of the development of MARPAT, as well as a (perhaps deservedly?) testy explication of exactly how much MARPAT owes to CADPAT.
posted by mhum at 4:35 PM on July 30, 2010


The kegerator at work acquired a camouflage drape when we were working on the G.I. Joe movie. It failed to stop us from finding it, however.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 5:03 PM on July 30, 2010


Another type: camouflaging two words to contain fourteen links.
posted by resiny at 5:12 PM on July 30, 2010


Don't forget the camo Barcalounger, you know in case you want to lay in wait for deer to wander between you and the TV.

My SO is a duck hunter (something I personally find appalling: shoot the geese, honey, leave the duckies alone) and owns a ton of completely unnecessary camo-covered things. He's forever losing things out in the blinds because he sets his stuff down and because they blend in with the background, he forgets they are there when he packs up to leave. In the past two seasons, he's lost a duffle bag, three camo dog leashes, and many camo flashlights.
posted by jamaro at 5:26 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ahhahaha, I know it's time for me to go sleep, because that camo Barcalounger had me crying with laughter. Jaysus. Who designed that!?
posted by dabitch at 5:51 PM on July 30, 2010


Odd. I couldn't see anything at any of the links.
posted by kyrademon at 6:09 PM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


With everything in my house camouflaged, it never looks messy!
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:52 PM on July 30, 2010


exactly how much MARPAT owes to CADPAT

I find it fascinating how proprietary militaries get about something that seems so mundane. Camouflage is camouflage, you'd think, but no! Even the multiple generations of US camo have passionate defenders and detractors. Of course, it is actually a military technology, in the end. As the MARPAT guy said, when he began to envision just a single Marine's life being saved by his pattern it took on a deeper importance.
posted by dhartung at 7:21 PM on July 30, 2010


Camouflage
posted by ambulocetus at 9:20 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm impressed that this post managed to camouflage itself from the letter-link snark brigade so far.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:47 PM on July 30, 2010


Oh hi resiny; didn't see you there.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 9:48 PM on July 30, 2010


ambulocetus - you beat me to it!
posted by robotot at 10:57 PM on July 30, 2010


At cocktail parties, I try to blend in to the crowd by deploying persiflage.
posted by chavenet at 11:51 PM on July 30, 2010


Dazzle
Ships
posted by Zack_Replica at 11:59 PM on July 30, 2010


Oh, and forgetting Stan Ridgeway is a sin.
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:05 AM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


spelling Stan Ridgway's name wrong costs you points too. grrr.
posted by Zack_Replica at 12:11 AM on July 31, 2010


Is there any situation where this type of camouflage is appropriate?

For starters, MsVader: hunting deer, turkey, bear, and human. See the third link for why.

My all-time favorite dumbass camouflage item: camo wallet. Just want I want to be invisible, anytime I set it down...
posted by IAmBroom at 1:55 AM on July 31, 2010


I bought some camoflage pants. Now I can't find them.
posted by quarsan at 3:29 AM on July 31, 2010


Yes, with such terrible resolution just about any photograph could be considered as depicting camouflage.
posted by klausman at 10:50 AM on July 31, 2010


A nearby army surplus store had a sign in the window saying "We have so much camo, you'll have to NOT see it to believe it!" Gave me a chuckle every time I walked by.
posted by vytae at 1:49 PM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


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