It sure is, jwz. It sure is.
Nah, actually it's a zeppelin because it has a rigid internal frame as opposed to a blimp which doesn't have an internal frame.
Nevertheless, I'm about evenly split on whether I shout "blimp!" or "zeppelin!" or "airship!" when the Airship Ventures craft Eureka flies overhead.
It could be Kiffelin, with a series of fluid-filled tubes and bladders.
I've not heard of those, but I'd like to. Any source material on the subject?
Sort of like ?
Not only is it a zeppelin because "it has a rigid internal frame", it's also a Zeppelin because it was made by Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH, a direct descendent of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin who made the infamous LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin.
I'm glad to provide you a stage on which to demonstrate your pointless pedantry.
Oh wait, no I'm not.
Heh. I just thought it was cool the company was still around and making airships. You do have a point though, I can be an irredeemable pedant at times.
Yeah, I also thought it was pretty cool that someone with a connection to the Zeppelin name resurrected its use for airships. (<pedant> But hey, if you were truly pedantic you'd be saying stuff like dirigible or semi-rigid airship. </pedant>)
Pretty harsh, dude. I'd say it's more "trivial detail" than "pointless pedantry".
Kind of like the trivial detail that is the difference between prostate cancer and colon cancer, which is also one of those rigid vs bag things.
How about pointing your finger to the sky and shouting "Eureka!"
Lets go for a ride in it before mid March? Jamie, what do you say?
I will gladly go if you're buying. Cool though it sounds, their rates are insane.
Actually, Imma just go ahead and ban everyone who ever says "it's not a blimp" when I say "blimp". Because I'm reasonably certain those are never people who are ever going to say anything I care to hear.
No, thank you.
it's fun to say "blimp!" while pointing at almost anything
But "dirigible" is one of my favorite words ever.
Dirigible Labia would make an excellent band name.
The smoke or steam is a nice touch.
I believe those are called "clouds"
Ohhhhhh. Now I see it. It's just a hole in the clouds. I was thinking it was a column of black smoke where it reminded me of some war movie or something.
You and your highfalutin technobabble.
Which begs the question of why you haven't picked up an RC Blimp yet, done things to it and released it upon the unsuspecting masses.
"Oh, what's to tell? I was at the orphanage till I was 18, then I got my job at a souvenir stand. Oh, and once I saw a blimp."
Abney Park heading to a gig?