Finally, an important question. Will we be able to salvage beer after a nuclear attack? Short answer, yes. I hope that makes everyone feel better. The US government really did test the effects of nuclear weapons on beer during Operation Teapot, a series of 14 tests during 1954 and 1955. They were actually investigating much […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Will we have Beer?"
The second half of the 20th century was a nuclear armed century. There were 2053 detonations of a wide variety of nuclear devices between 1945 and 2000. That’s a big number. Probably a bigger number than you thought. But it’s still just a number. How can you comprehend that number? Find the average, look at […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: 2053"
This has been a pretty terrible day. Someone has been sentenced to hell today, and it’s not me. I had to leave work early today because my mom called me from my dad’s pulmonologist’s office office saying that my dad was going into the hospital. He’s had a chronic lung condition for the last 50 years, […]Read more "Sentenced to Hell"
Last week I said I would discuss anti-SALT II imagery in the US and show bit of Soviet propaganda from the 1980’s. This project has been delayed. I really wanted to find an image of the actual SALT II posters I saw when I was a child in the seventies. Google has failed me, so […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Think globally, Act Locally"
Recently on a Noted Scottish Blog we were discussing stories of our grandparents in the comments. I wrote a little bit about about my mother’s family during World War II in Oklahoma. That discussion got me thinking about another story from Oklahoma, a story about how people in that community thought about sexuality and gender. You […]Read more "Oklahoma Sexology"
Most of my readers probably can guess what I think is the best movie about nuclear war, but most of you have never heard of my second favorite. It’s not Fail Safe, that’s for sure. Sure, that one has Larry Hagman’s first major film role, but he can’t save it from its implausible ending. Fail Safe also gets a lot […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Movies and UFO’s"
I was reminded yesterday that very intelligent people can come to believe that there are such things. I’m not nearly as bright as the person who reminded me of this, but I know a magic potion when I see one. I’m talking about puberty blockers, of course. The way a lot of people talk about them […]Read more "Magic Potions"