The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
This unusual scene was apart of the regimen followed by bombardiers in USAAF training. According to the publicity materials, ‘Daily calisthenics are a ‘must’ on the program of bombardiers in training at this world’s largest bombardier ‘college.’ In this novel exercise, they use 100-pound bombs to keep arm muscles toned for instantaneous action.’ Such photographs were released by the armed forces for publicity, recruitment, and propaganda purposes.