Maximus in a Wheat Field

Generally, real life occurs and then a movie’s made about it. But look at this pic of a Marine:

A technician Marine with Ammunition Company, 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, carries ammunition cans filled with obsolete ordnance destined for demolition Dec. 4 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thirty-one Marines from the company joined with explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct the demolition.

A technician Marine with Ammunition Company, 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, carries ammunition cans filled with obsolete ordnance destined for demolition Dec. 4 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Thirty-one Marines from the company joined with explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct the demolition.

Does it not remind you of Russell Crowe’s character in Gladiator, Maximus:

Russell Crowe, Maximus in a wheat field Gladiator

Russell Crowe, Maximus in a wheat field, Gladiator

Coast Guard Crows Save Russell Crowe’s Day

Two Petty Officers from the United States Coast Guard, Robert Swieciki and Thomas Watson, helped rescue Russell Crowe after he got lost kayaking off Long Island. This truly was a case of the crows rescuing the Crowe. (Or do Coast Guard Petty Officers not call themselves crows, like we do in the Navy?)

I like how the Coasties emphasize that they did not “rescue” Russell Crowe. Sure.