OT Isn't there a promotional drawing for "How I stopped worrying and
learned to love the bomb" that shows someone's stretched out over the
nosecone of missile, arms and leg wide apart, struggling to hold on.
That's the image I keep thinking of Kaddafi is speaking to a crowd
inside a big tent, and a Tomahawk missile comes right though an
opening in the far side of the tent and he sees it cming straight at
him. At the last moment he spreads his arms and grabs on.
Does this sound possible?
That would be Slim Pickens.
I saw "Dr. Strangelove" at the enlisted men's theater at a Strategic Air
Command base at Roswell, New Mexico. I was about 17 years old, about 1965,
and a guest of the son of a Lt. Colonel we were visiting. At the time, SAC
had a fleet of B-52's in the air at all times, and exactly the scenario of
Dr. Strangelove. It took me many generations to comprehend the moment in
history I was present for. Two years later, I saw an SR-71 close enough to
touch, and, again, did not understand that I was present at a historic
I'd love to see the nose cam on a missile going into a Khadafi personal
The "OH, SHIT!" moment would be priceless............. fade to television
screen static ..................................
Heart surgery pending?
They have cameras on those things, I think.
BTW. I saw displayed a remote tv camera meant to hang from your dog or
cat's neck. So you can see where he's going. They'll probably have
pet-mounted missiles soon.
True, there's some of that immorality thinking. But have you ever met a
60-year old (retired) Marine?
The ONLY difference between him and a 19-year old fresh from boot camp is
that the elder Marine just moves a little slower.
Soldiers today, are, in the main, our warrior class. They sign up, aware of
the risks of death or disability, for the opportunity to kill people and
blow things up. It's what they train for. It's what they were born for. They
do it for their country's sake, for honor's sake, for glory's sake.
NO 19-year old is aware of their own mortality. They don't have the life
experience to make an informed decision to put themselves at risk. And
recent studies seem to prove the long empirical evidence that
teenager-hood lasts until the mid-20s, when the brain is finished
developing. It has only in recent years that society has been rich
enough, and the lifespan long enough, for the 18-25 year old set to
finish growing up physically and neurologically before they started
having to make a living and cranking out babies. (Remember, mother
nature values reproduction above long lifespan. Crank out the babies,
and count on enough village Nanas being around to raise the orphans, but
keep the birthrate up.)
Humans are merely gene's way of reproducing.
There are many anecdotes about the movie. One was that Slim Pickins
confessed to Stanley Kubrick that he didn't think he could do the job. He'd
never done a comedy before. Kubrick told him not to worry, that he didn't
WANT Pickins to do comedy. "Just play it straight," Kubrick said. "It'll
come out fine."
Yup. It was funny watching some of those actors struggle to not bust
out laughing at some of Peter Sellers antics. I hope they never re-
make that one. Especially after the crappy job Steve Martin did on the
re-make of the Pink Panther.
I read it was expensive to make movies with him because he was so funny
the cast and crew kept breaking up and they had to reshoot the scene.
It was certainly a well cast movie; one of the best movies ever, in my
Yep. Last year I bought a cheap wheelchair off of Craigslist. I already had
a black suit, glasses, and gloves.
My plan was to have my son roll me to the front of my local
congress-critters town hall meeting on the then-pending health care
legislation. At a crucial point, I was to stagger to my feet, scream "MEIN
FURHER! I CAN VALK!", then give the nazi salute.
I envisioned an unforgettable YouTube moment.
Didn't work. My Democrat congress-cretin didn't hold any town hall meetings.
He didn't say TOMAHAWK, he said "cruise missile."
The B1 can easily be configured to carry the AGM-158 JASSM (Joint
Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile), which is, indeed, a cruise missile.
$50 million to kill one Islamo-terrorist: Priceless.
On a similar note, I have a certain admiration involving Gadaffi; he's
killing an extraordinary number of terrorists, terrorists in training, and
potential terrorists at no cost to us.
I say leave him alone.
He deserves at least one Hellfire missile hand delivered for all those
people he killed over Lockerbie, Scotland. What price to you assign to
those civilian men, women, and children who died that day?
I say deliver him a missile, and THEN leave him alone. Or whatever you can
find of him.
Heart surgery pending?
Put all your computer gear in a box and take it to Good Will. You are too
stupid to own it. If you can't figure out filters, what OT means, how to
flag a thread, how to discern what the discussion would be when the Subject
line reads: "How to seduce sheep", or even how to just pass on reading every
item your news server provides, you do not need a computer.
Do you find it necessary to participate in every conversation in the world?
Do you walk up to people talking and ask, "What are you talking about?"
Well, it's just about the same here. You don't need to be in EVERY
conversation, and if you're not in on the conversation, then don't take it
Heart surgery pending?
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