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February 27, 2009


Here's something to take your mind off it.

(Thanks to catmanmax)


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Since I live very close to Norfolk Naval Station (largest Navy base in the world), I'm feeling so much better now.

They stole this technology from CTU.

That's actually pretty cool. Pick a team you don't like, and...

I tried one.I wonder what happens next.

Great. Now I have something else to worry about. I live near a nuclear power station.

No thanks ... I'm too busy worryin' about conventional HE incidents and junior high boys experimentin' with "cool stuff" ...

I'll take a pass on it as well. I've already seen a couple examples of my city (Kansas City) being nuked in popular fiction recently. For example, Tom Kratman nuked us in his novel "Caliphate" last year and John Birmingham did it to us again in his apocalyptic thriller "Without Warning" this year.

Actually, Birmingham wiped out pretty much the whole North American continent in his novel with a neutron bomb-like energy pulse, but there's a scene in the book where surviving US military personnel are reviewing live Global Hawk drone coverage of postapocalypse KC...featuring, among other things, the ruins of a particular Quik-Trip convienence store on Armour Road in North Kansas City where I occasionally shop. I actually bought gas there about two weeks before Birmingham's novel came out.

What the hell has KC done to get the world's science fiction writers mad at us?

And I may never be able to shop at the Armour Road Quik-Trip ever again...

I picked Kidron, Ohio--take that, Jack Bauer!

Gee, Wes, how could you forget this one? I can't believe the fallout wouldn't reach you guys too...

Read Jonathan Schell's "The Fate of the Earth" -- the only survivors of a nuclear holocaust would be no more evolved than insects. Cockroaches of the World, Unite!

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