The one with the tanks and explosions....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On tanks and explosions...
I was thinking the other day how it would seem that I've turned soft. Girly movies, sleepovers, the colour pink, CRIKEY CROWBARS, I'm losing my staunch reputation big time! But not to worry, this post will redeem myself I think.

I love movies and books that are about war and action. I don't like horrors at all but good solid thrillers that get the adrenaline pumping. My favourite books as a teenager had to be anything by Alistair Maclean (Guns of Navarone/Where Eagles Dare/When Eight Bells Toll/HMS Ulysses/The Golden Rendezvous) and Tom Clancy (Rainbow Six/Patriot Games/Hunt for Red October/Sum of all Fears/Without Remorse/Clear & Present Danger), although I don't read Tom's stuff anymore due to the amount of swearing in it! And as a kid I enjoyed all the Hardy boys books plus of course the legendary Secret Seven & Famous Five books! My favourite movie series of all time would have to be the Bourne series. Heaps of action, car chases, fight scenes, etc. All the good stuff that makes up a classic action/thriller movie.
I was a bit of a geek in high school. I studied Electronics and Physics and actually got chosen out of about 5 males to do a Small Goods appliance apprenticeship. I turned it down to go into a retail job as I figured I would better off there. So yeah I was really into pulling things apart and putting them back together again. I get it from my dad I guess.

An explosion is a sudden increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases. An explosion creates a shock wave.

So below are a few pics I found that are all about explosions and I just think that God is absolutely amazing for giving humans the creativity to be able to pull these off and also the ones in space just show off His greatness and majesty...

Lake Explosion



Explosion in space




Atomic Bomb



Really cool explosion



Gas Explosion


And my personal favourites...
Explosion in Art



Wow God!

19 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

Hahaha - nice explosions! I love the Bourne series too and good thrillers. I don't think you are going soft... just discovering another side to yourself! Mandrake will love this post for sure!

Patrick said...

Tehehe thanks Kristy! That's good to know I'm not going soft :) but ya know my rep is VERY important to me right now... HAHAHA

Hannah Montana said...

Whoa that one at the bottom is INTENSE!... Classic post rach. And long live the secret seven

Patrick said...

wahoo im glad someone is as stoked about the secret seven as i am! Thanks ;)

Jon Dylan said...

*singing* I think I'm outta control, I think I'm outta control...

Patrick said...

singing.... I'm so tired of your tone...

Hannah Montana said...

*Singin* Gung ho you left your guard down, you're nothin but a _ _ _ _ _ off...

Patrick said...

hahahah Hannah stokin...

Jon Dylan said...

Where's Symon on a riveting topic like this!?

Patrick said...

tell me about it!

Symon said...

... Love is in the air, everytime I look around...

Patrick said...

Symz what on earth does that have to do with explosions? Not that Jon & I are that great at "relating to the topic" lol

Patrick said...

Where's Symon on a spiffing topic like this one?


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renewal youth said...

Patrick... just dishing out some of you and Jon's own medicine... besides, I think the song is kinda catchy and relevant. Try humming it sometime.

Katie said...

will do that... cheers for the tip - I'll add it to my top ten sometime :)

Katie said...

relevant for whom may i ask hmmmm?

Katie said...

btw Symz, you must have turned over a new leaf: Chick flicks, random comments, you're becoming *gasp* one of us....... OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Symon said...

... as a wise (and handsome) man once said, "You become like those you hang out with the most".

Katie said...

so true :) good times!

 
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