Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jack Swigert of the Week: Disappointment on the USS Iwo Jima


"Shit, you're telling me that they don't allow women on aircraft carriers yet? I'm gonna have to wait over twenty years for this to happen? Shit, guys. So not cool. Do fighter planes have cocktail waitresses?" From left, Freddo Haise, Jim "The Captain" Lovell, and Jack "The Bachelor" Swigert

Apollo 13 returned to Earth on April 17, 1970. The guys look really happy save for ol' Jack. Being an Air Force veteran, he probably had no idea that aircraft carriers consisted of "all dudes, all the time" in the 1970s. Women were not allowed on combatant ships until the mid-1990s. So yeah, Jack was probably a bit disappointed for the lack of hot chicks in Navy blue and gold. I bet he picked up that satellite phone in the officer's area first thing and called up some sexy stews.