Wednesday, January 5, 2011

To Bawdily Go Where No Man Has Gone Before



Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
Jan 5, 2011

When I drew this cartoon, I thought that I would have to link here to the obscure news story about a Navy Captain (at the time, executive officer) who made and showed a bunch of puerile films to the sailors under his charge. As it turns out, the story blew up to be a major, if ephemeral, news event, and the Navy has quickly yanked Captain Owen P. Honors, Jr., from command of the USS Enterprise.

I'm sure that most of the crew of the USS Enterprise found XO Honors's films funny and a relief from shipboard routine. For that matter, editing himself in as multiple characters appearing simultaneously was indeed cleverly done. So, while Capt. Honors may not have much of a future as an officer in the U.S. Navy, or as a Hollywood filmmaker, perhaps we can look forward to seeing his videos on future seasons of Saturday Night Live.

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