Fleet Week ’06

A hearty welcome and Thank You to the service folks here in NY:

NEW YORK – Flying a huge American flag from its mast, the guided missile cruiser USS Anzio led nearly a dozen Navy ships and Coast Guard craft up New York Harbor on Wednesday to open the city’s 19th annual Fleet Week observance. Some 4,000 sailors and Marines were expected to spend time — and money — taking in Gotham’s sights and sounds over the next week.

Well, as always, they won’t be spending any money if I’m around. I’ll hit what bars I can and buy as many drinks as I can as a “thank you” to these wonderful Americans.

12 Responses to “Fleet Week ’06”

  1. Cullen says:

    taking in Gotham’s sights and sounds over the next week
    Gotham is Chicago, not NYC.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    What? I’ve never heard “gotham’ applied to Chicago.
    I mean, I don’t get out much, though…

  3. Cullen says:

    Bah. Batman creator Bob Kane had said he based Gotham on Chicago.

  4. Ken Summers says:

    He lied to you, Cullen.

  5. Cullen says:

    See, now you’re gonna have me diggin’ out my history of DC book outta my box of packed away books in my storage shed. I shall find this reference.
    However, I concede my misconception. Dammit.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, Chicago certainly has had more colorful criminal elements, so he may have based the foes on some of Chicago’s finest.

  7. Ken Summers says:

    I hear the Joker was based on Richard Daley. Mr. Freeze, of course, was based on Joan Crawford.

  8. Cullen says:

    I thought Two-face was one of the Daleys.

  9. Rob says:

    Where’s Helen O’Connell?

  10. Nightfly says:

    I see Cullen’s point, especially if you consider Metropolis, but Gotham has always been a coastal city. (Not to be confused with Coast City itself, which was the LA equivalent in DC’s world.) They could conceivably mean a lake, not the big water, but where’s the fun in that?

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