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Old 08-07-2009, 07:51 PM
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Hmmm, mating pink and purple jets. This I have to see for myself.

From Seattle Times:

Pink fighter jets have permission to land at Capitol Hill Sound Transit station, since Sound Transit's finance committee on Thursday granted New York-based artist Mike Ross $484,000 to buy two decommissioned military planes and slice them into segments for an underground sculpture.

Ross will paint the pieces pink and purple, then hang them like a mobile -- so the jet noses appear to kiss over the light-rail-boarding platforms.

The sculpture, "Together," will be part of the tunneled line from Westlake Center to Husky Stadium, to open in 2016.

Local News | Pink fighter jets headed for Capitol Hill light rail station | Seattle Times Newspaper
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:50 AM
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Actually...the USAF did some extensive research to determine the best camouflage scheme for modern high-performance fighters.

The hands-down winner...a very light pink. Needless to say the air farce buried that study real quick-like
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:08 AM
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I used to play a computer fighter plane game cant remember the name- but the enemies had pink planes looked very similar to the eurofighter and those were the hardest to spot and shake off.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:14 AM
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What's the difference between Pink and Purple?

Her Grip!

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Old 08-08-2009, 09:17 AM
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Don't know about aircraft, but pink didn't work to well for submarines.

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Old 08-08-2009, 09:20 AM
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$484,000 for some useless garbage.... yup that sounds about right
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:05 AM
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Art need not be expensive to have a great impact, I am surprised at the cost of scrap metal here. Nothing like a great work of art to improve one's outlook. In the past many government buildings were decorated with murals, such as this one in a capitol building.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:15 AM
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:19 AM
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Seattle should take a cue from Montreal, which has pretty awesome artwork in each station.

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