August 29, 2015


They named her Kaga...

Like Izumo, she's named after a prefecture that doesn't exist anymore, so yeah, they are naming them after the WW2 warships.. We think of Kaga mostly in context of Perl Harbor and the Darwin raid, (and Midway obviously) but like Izumo, the old Kaga was heavily involved in the unpleasantness in particular she was the ship that provided air support during the 1932 Shanghai incident. 

This means something.

For one thing....this exists...

KagaTan by Silly 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 06:15 AM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 The funny thing is, the South China See is tiny. Land based aircraft should be able to cover all of it.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sat Aug 29 20:47:46 2015 (RqRa5)


One time I convinced myself that "kaga" was a word that meant "palanquin", and thus the Kaga was effectively named "carrier".

But it turns out that "palanquin" is "kago", not "kaga". Real pity; it would have been a great story my way.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Aug 29 21:28:55 2015 (+rSRq)

3 Pete, there are psychological aspects to it. A major warship has a presence, a psychological influence, that intermittent air patrol doesn't have.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Aug 29 21:30:43 2015 (+rSRq)

4 Pete, consider the reaction in Russia if Germany named a division of brand-new, high-tech tanks the "Barbarossa Division".

Yeah, I'd expect there to be some soiled skivvies in Moscow.  Probably much like there are in Beijing over the name of this ship.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sat Aug 29 22:04:36 2015 (jGQR+)

5 We think of Kaga mostly in context of Perl Harbor...

1. #!/usr/bin/perl
2. use strict;
3. use warnings;
4. my @attackplanes = ("B5N2", "D3A2")
5. my @carrers= ("Kaga", "Akagi", "Soryu", "Hiryu", "Shokaku", "Zuikaku")
6. use @carriers @attackplanes @perlharbor
7. print "A Day That Will Live In Infamy"

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sat Aug 29 22:15:23 2015 (jGQR+)

6 Well...I guess I won't be correcting that typo.  Also:Wonderduck wins the thread.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Aug 30 01:18:41 2015 (ohzj1)

7 Wonderduck, what blighted moment led to you learning Perl?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Aug 30 03:36:19 2015 (PiXy!)

8 Pixy, the moment I saw the "perl harbor" typo.  I know Perl much like somebody "knows" something by reading about it on the back of a cereal box.

Seriously, everything I know about PERL came from this website, in about five minutes of reading.  I know the syntax is correct, because it's pretty much copied directly from that page, but beyond that?  I think the end result of that snippet would be "A Day That Will Live In Infamy" as the "print" command is the only thing that actually does anything in the so-called "program."

I will spend much time for the right joke...

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sun Aug 30 04:29:19 2015 (jGQR+)

9 Thanks to a brief fad for Perl poetry, it's hard to write Perl that's so bad it doesn't do something. It just may not accomplish your original goal, which makes the joke even better...

My history with Perl began a few weeks before version 2.0 was released, and has yet to end. Too damn useful.


Posted by: J Greely at Sun Aug 30 11:30:23 2015 (ZlYZd)

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