Herein are the tales of the assembly, adventures, and current progress on the USS Walter Mondale SSN-612. The Walter Mondale is a submersible sea vessel named after the senator, ambassador, vice-president, great patriot, and great Minnesotan Walter Mondale. The submarine was ordered and began assembly in early 1984 in anticipation of Mr. Mondale's election to the office of the President of the United States. Unfortunately, he did not rise to that highest of offices. He instead devoted his life to various other pursuits befitting of such a noble statesman, including (but not limited to) ensuring a prolonged peace with the former Empire of Japan, being a surrogate for the late Paul Wellstone(!), co-chairing shit, and being a popular guest lecturer.
His enduring commitment to modesty, second-bannanaing, legislative integrity are all honored in every rivet and bulkhead of our mighty ship.
Keep an eye out here in the coming days as we chronicle the many tales of the USS WALTER MONDALE (SSN-612), the ship with the saltiest jowls this side of the Marianas Trench!
(A ridiculously proud part of the Medicine Lake Art Shanty Projects, deploying on Medicine Lake on January 17th until February 14th, 2009)