Ghostly Apparitions of Slim Pickens Photographed Riding Various Weapons Platforms   1 comment


Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. (June 29, 1919 – December 8, 1983), better known by his stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor. During much of his career Pickens played mainly cowboy roles, and is perhaps best remembered today for his comic roles in Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles.

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Pickens played B-52 pilot Major T.J. “King” Kong. in Dr. Strangelove. Stanley Kubrick cast Pickens after Peter Sellers, who played three other roles in the film, sprained his ankle and was unable to perform in the role due to having to work in the cramped cockpit set. Pickens was chosen because his accent and comic sense were perfect for the role of Kong, a cartoonishly patriotic and gung-ho B-52 commander. He was not given the script to the entire film, but only those portions in which he played a part.

One of the best known scenes in Dr. Strangelove had Pickens riding a dropped H-bomb to a certain death, whooping and waving his cowboy hat (in the manner of a rodeo performer bronc riding or bull riding), not knowing its detonation will trigger a Russian doomsday device.

Recently it has come to light that photographs of what appears to be Slim Pickens spook riding various United States weapons platforms. It must be that Slim’s soul can’t follow the path to the bright light at the end of the tunnel that leads to the promised land. In other words, his soul is suspended between the earthly everyday reality and the afterlife.  Poor bastard.

Various military analysts were astounded to see the phantasm of Slim hooking rides on the high-flying weapons. Hopefully Slim will pick the right door and move towards the bright light and ultimately the heavenly realm.

Below are recently released U.S. Air Force photos of Slim’s lost soul in ghostly forms.

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In the photo above Slim seems to be relaxing on the wing of a B-2 Stealth bomber that is pulling away from a refueling tanker.

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In a rare color manifestation, Slim’s ghost is riding a Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, better known as a MOAB. Hopefully he bailed out before it impacted the target.

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A bewildered looking Pickens apparition checks in for a ride on the wing of an F-16 fighter.

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In the mind-boggling photo above Slim is performing a hair-raising balancing act on top of a Predator attack drone.

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Here Slim’s ghost is in the famous riding the bomb pose on top of a AC-130 Spooky gunship.

Rest in peace Slim Pickens.

Posted February 13, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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  1. Another Slim Pickens (Eddie Burns?) associated with John Lee Hookers early career
    first versinon of “Burning Hell” is unique as the only(?) outspoken atheistic blues

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