A look inside
February 10, 2006 11:02 AM   Subscribe

The inside and underground look at the USAFA. Quite simply this is basically an underground e-zine of sorts focused on the United Stated Air Force Acadamy. A major part of the site is The Hate Machine, a flash cartoon featuring the Fightin' Ostriches. A read through eDodo is a good look into what the USAFA looks like inside the zoo.
posted by ozomatli (19 comments total)

posted by matteo at 11:11 AM on February 10, 2006

what excatly does this have to do with anything?
posted by ozomatli at 11:18 AM on February 10, 2006

Not all that interesting. 99% typical dorm college type stuff. What was the point?
posted by tkchrist at 11:29 AM on February 10, 2006

Interesting to learn that using drugs to rape their dates is considered either acceptable practice, or alternatively a source for humour among the US airforce. Explains a lot about recent events in Iraq.

Hasn't this been a problem for them in the past?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:34 AM on February 10, 2006

What's the point of any post? If you think its a waste of time or noise flag it.
posted by ozomatli at 11:34 AM on February 10, 2006

I liked it. I laughed out loud at the 95 theses. Thanks for posting this. Would have never found it on my own.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 12:10 PM on February 10, 2006

I think this is interestng. I wonder if there's something comparable for the other service academies.
posted by bardic at 12:17 PM on February 10, 2006

Great find. Like the ones where they try to fo riffs on a other cartoonists style.
posted by Dreamghost at 12:36 PM on February 10, 2006

Second-to-last page.
posted by orthogonality at 12:43 PM on February 10, 2006

posted by sonofsamiam at 12:45 PM on February 10, 2006

Oh, that's great, ortho.
posted by brundlefly at 1:28 PM on February 10, 2006

"In a related observation, the overtly religious character of the Air Force Academy tour was unexpected and represented, to many group members, one of the important general differences that exists between an American populace and political structure increasingly informed by religious values and a Canadian equivalent that is arguably more secular in its outlook and politics. The video introduction to the Academy included a heavy focus on the multi-denominational chapel that dominated the image that the Academy presented to us.

Likewise, the tour did not include any instructional or student areas, but included visits to the three major portions of that building, which was also pictured extensively on the goods available in the Academy’s gift shop. One group member’s recollection of the character of the West Point Military Academy, as it was in the winter of 2004, established that some of the more unexpected features of the Air Force Academy are not universal among American officer training systems. The prominence of the chapel, as part of the tour, underscored the centrality of religion that can exist at times of war. It also demonstrated that culture reflects what may be diverging values within the bi-national relationship."

PDF (Page 22)
posted by sindark at 2:15 PM on February 10, 2006

My Christian son jokingly refers to the chapel as a temple of Baal. What it is is an ecumenical building in which various and sundry services are held (if memory serves they even have regularly scheduled Buddhist services.)

I'm guessing that the main reason it's emphasized is the fancy architecture. It really is a stunning building. Great place to be married in, apparently.
posted by konolia at 3:08 PM on February 10, 2006

It is a beautiful building. Not many structures along those lines in America, it looks almost European to me.
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:12 PM on February 10, 2006

I looks like a frikkin weapon. Attach it to a large stick and it would look fitting among the WoW epics.
posted by beth at 4:49 PM on February 10, 2006

For the curious, the Air Force Academy Chapel looks like this:


Warning on the door

Synagogue in the basement

Catholic chapel below the Protestant chapel

Protestant chapel on top, and another shot

Grounds beside the chapel, and another shot

Photos courtesty of: NASCA
posted by sindark at 5:01 PM on February 10, 2006

Sort of reminds me of the Cylon resurrection ship form Battlestar Galactica.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:08 AM on February 11, 2006

I think I heard that the Battlestar Galactica designers were directly influenced by the USAFA chapel. They wanted something futuristic that felt vaguely religious. The chapel pretty much fits the bill.
posted by Elsbet at 5:25 PM on February 11, 2006

Temple of Baal because, gasp, heathen folk worship there in addition to the Christians?
posted by five fresh fish at 9:16 PM on February 11, 2006

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