Saturday, June 25, 2011

What does Disney think of LCS-2?

No, I'm not goof'n on 'ya. If you've seen Cars 2 - then you know it isn't one of the good guys.

Even has the hull number right - and I do find it funny that even they didn't think the 57mm was mean enough looking.



Hat tip FCC.

42 comments:

Wstr said...

Even comes in special no corrosion plastic version. Perfect for the CO's bath time whilst stuck in port.

FCC said...

<span>"and I do find it funny that even they [the childrens' movie art department] didn't think the 57mm was mean enough looking."</span>

Nah, it's just that the RAM launcher was a module selected to meet the objectives for that particular "mission."

LT B said...

That is freaking awesome.  Do you know how to tell it is TOTALLY fictional? The Disney LCS was not welded to the pier!

ewok40k said...

undoubtedly made in China to make money for more DF-21D's...

DeltaBravo said...

Well, they can kill two birds with one stone... if they paint a scary face on the hull it will make it look dangerous AND cover the rust!

Salty Gator said...

Hopefully the toy comes with all the contractor support, or else bath time is going to be a real drag in quite a few households.

Matt said...

Just saw the movie, there was a scene in the beginning where the LCS marked 02 and another one were raised 100+ feet to be level with an oil rig for loading. The were also scenes showing the LCS using a super strong magnet to pick somebody up, and a scene showing a 3 barrel gatling gun firing, couldn't tell the caliber. The movie had an extremly liberal bias in that it portrayed oil companies as evil, and alternative fuel as the thing of the future and much better than oil in all respects, (Pixar is from southern California).

leesea said...

two side notes.  Capn Sig Hansen of Deadlist Catch does the voice for the little shrimper corraled by mean LCS.

And we painted mean faces on some Brownwater Navy boats in Vietnam but that didn't help much~~

There are two plastic scale model kits of LCS-2.  I am working on one.

DeltaBravo said...

Ouch.  That smarts!

Salty Gator said...

The irony of this all:  LCS-2 is based off of a ferry design that was actually meant to hold cars.

Anonymous said...

This is great...Lol!!   Sir, you should have saved this one for tomorrow's funnies.

Destroyers Rule the world!!

sid said...

DO...oxidation... :-D

Now...for some rust....check out that "other" LCS.

Scroll down through these and take a close look at the condition of the frames in the vicinity of the stern door....

No way in hell will these boats live to their projected life.

sid said...

DB not DO I meant...

Nereus said...

The theme with the bad guys in Cars 2 was that they were all LEMONS!!   All the cars were Hugo's, Gremilin's, Pacer's and other cars that were deficent in mechancial ability.  So Disney/Pixar go it right with the LCS.

Surfcaster said...

Then perhaps someone should ask Byron the ramifications of corrosion / oxidation in lead?

Surfcaster said...

I see the logic. Military, Oil, Corporations: BAD. Dope smoking Hippies: Good.

I've been thinking of starting a website to point out hiprocacies but Dumbassery.com was already taken.

FCC said...

Alright, for fear of nukin' it-
(and with a big SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT) -
I think you missed the point, Matt and Surfcaster.

It was the oil tycoon who came up with the alternative oil, and used it to promote the World Grand Prix.  But he also planned to sabotage the cars (all of which were required to use the alternative), in order to drive up the cost of "regular" oil.

The only reason that Lightning McQueen didn't blow up, it is revealed at the end, was because Sarge -- the Gung-ho Vietnam-era Jeep on McQueen's crew -- secretly kept McQueen on "regular" oil.

I'm not defending the literary merit of the plot -- it's a kids movie, after all.  And while I agree that there is no shortage of media trying to out-and-out program the next generation, I don't think that Cars 2 is necessarily a good example of it.  Quite the contrary.... one could argue that the take-away message is a healthy skepticism of corporate sponsorship and a trust that the crotchety old military retiree often sees the big picture.  YMMV.

Surfcaster said...

FCC - thanks for the heads up. We'll see over the next wek or two when the kid drags us over. But can you tell us if at least they tell the tuth about the 2 evil defense contractors and NAVSEA regarding LCS? Pretty pleeze?

PS - I'm really railing against more how much of the kids targeted programs usually roll out the "morals" about who is good and who is bad when the reality isn't always as clear cut.

leesea said...

ahh wrong tense,  LCS-2 is based on the design of two operational ferries that DO hold cars

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Yes, 1/700 scale ones that work just like the real one!

LT B said...

Nose art isn't for the enemy, but for the crew. It will never do much for ordnance placement, but it is still kind of fun and cool. 

LT B said...

I have a buddy who's unit is supposed to offer LCS maintenance and engineering support, but they are not given any work due to its interferenece w/ maintenance contract support.  So, in this case, Sailors are discouraged from learning and maintenance as it will take the work away from the contractors. 

FCC said...

Well, the fact that they associated the LCS-2 design with the lemons is telling as far as the evil defense contractors go ... or maybe it's just a coincidence.  Sometimes a lemon is just a lemon.

I completely agree with your take on kid's media pushing over-simplified good v. bad.  Some of the Nick Jr. shows are fantastic (Upside Down Show is a personal fave), and some are so preachy that I've literally parent-blocked them from reaching my kid's eyes (e.g., Miss Spider).

Surfcaster said...

<span> Miss Spider - I know what you mean.
</span>

Mike M. said...

No, they work better.  Plastic doesn't rust.

pk said...

there was a mention on Danger Room yesterday that LCS2 is going to san diego to go in dry dock for massive corrosion repairs.

C

LT B said...

Of course it is.  When a ship has spent years in the water being used heavily, it has to get a SLEP. 


Uh, B, its age is measured really in months, like one would discuss a newborn's age until after 2 years old. 

Hmmm, ok, I thought that since the CNO keep saying that it is the backbone of the Navy, that it had been tested, gone to sea, traveled all over, seen combat, one battles and proven itself. 

Uh, no, that was the PowerPoint presentation, not real life. 

Hmmm, well, do they have enough non white males onboard?  I want to make certain that SOME naval metric is being met. 


Thank you, I'm here all week!

Salty Gator said...

Hey B, we decided to measure LCS's service life in Dog Years, ok?  After all, she is an ugly, lame b----!  Zing!

Salty Gator said...

Dude are we really arguing about the movie Cars here?

Salty Gator said...

and yet we put the contractors in the MISMO on report like it is going out of style.  Stay Classy, Navy!

Anonymous said...

Dude, you should see the crap our kids are seeing these days.

Anonymous said...

Including that which is spewed from teachers' mouths at the front of our public school classrooms.  They ought to abolish Jimmy Carter's creation of the Department of Indoctrication.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Damned JS Kit!  (grumble, grouse....)

BostonMaggie said...

Trust me, we knew it was you.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

EVVV-rybody is a comedian....

DeltaBravo said...

Hahaha.  LOL.  I was going to say the exact same thing, Maggie!

LT B said...

bah dah bing!

DeltaBravo said...

BTW, Maggie, that's me friending you on FB.

LT B said...

URR, if your feelings are hurt, you can file a grievance w/ the DoN.  Everybody's feelings are cherished and protected and everybody gets a trophy.  Go Navy!

UltimaRatioRegis said...

"The Department of Defense has announced the creation of Joint Self-Esteem Task Force.  Command will be a Navy Vice-Admiral, and the command's mission will be to adjudicate instances of hurt feelings and preceived insults not otherwise covered by the UCMJ or other sensitivity regulation.  The command is expected to be staffed at 120%, with staff and funding transferred from the operating forces, including Navy shipbuilding and USMC ammunition allowances." 

We laugh now.....  but.....

DeltaBravo said...

I wanna be in charge of that one!~  I'm really good at buttressing people's self esteem.

P.S.  It's PERCEIVED.  Learn to spell, Jarhead~!   (See?  I'm an expert in self esteem)

(Auxiliary duties as the spelling police.... volunteering with great enthusiasm...)

;)

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Egads, a spelling error in a blog comment!  Heaven forfend!  What is the number for the hurt feelings hotline!?!?!?!