If my memory is right, there is a very strange character in Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity Rainbow. The strange character, again my memory might be very wrong about this (I read the book long ago), is a black white American solider who is based in London during the end of the Second World War. And what makes him strange is that where ever he has an erection one of Hitler's wunderwaffen (the terrifying V2 rockets) strikes and explodes. (I have associated this character with the real mysterious black Haitian Jean Marcel Nicholas who was born in 1918, died in 1945, and while alive claimed to be a black American, Johnny Nicholas, and actually worked as a doctor at Mittelbau-Dora, a concentration camp for slaves in the Mittelwerk V2 underground assembly factory).

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All of this came to me mind at once when I read on CNN a moment ago that members of the Navy's Blue Angles were in the habit of looking at porn images while shredding our summer skies with their powerful jet engines. Picture this: They had erections as they roared over our heads.


CNN:
Under the command of Capt. Gregory McWherter, members of the Blue Angels openly passed around pornography and flew with it in their cockpits during airshows. They cursed gays and spread dirty talk about women.
The men described the porn in the cockpit as "motivational."

Note: It does seem my memory got the color of the character in Gravity's Rainbow mixed somehow.