29 February 2008

Gigantor: Struggle at the South Pole!

Gigantor was my favorite cartoon when I was a kid way back in the 1960s. Posted below in four parts is Episode 1: Struggle at the South Pole!


I wanted to just embed this episode here on the website, but the owners don't permit embedding.

Anyway, somehow it appears inevitable that I spent a good chunk of time working in Antarctica, even though my first time going there was random at best. In 1992, when I was working in Oakland/Alameda at the Naval Supply Center/Naval Air Station Alameda for Laidlaw Corp. as a field chemist, one morning at 0730 my manager walked into my office and asked me, "So, Dave, you want to go to Antarctica?" Looking up from my desk stacked with paperwork (after not enough coffee) I hazily replied, "Of course, I'd love to work in Alaska. What's going on up there?"

"No, Dave, South Pole. We're bidding on a contract there..."

More later,

PS: Of course, I accepted the offer and began my career in the USAP.

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