Late Night: Lunar Bombs, Stinky TV, and Hobbit Profits

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 8:00 pm

I feel dirty. I feel dirty because the United States government wanted to blow up the moon to prove to the Soviet Union what big bad asses we were. Flashback: The Cold War. We had bombs, they had bombs, but we (maybe) had a better space program, so the idea was, according to reports in the Daily Mail, to launch an atom bomb to the moon and have it detonate and scare the Ruskies.

 

Dr. Sludgelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Junk Shotting And Love Teh Bomb

By: Sunday May 23, 2010 6:30 am

The solution ideas to date have been straight out of the Wile E. Coyote Acme School of BP Profitology.

There is a lot of experience in controlled implosions under a variety of circumstances. Would it be harder a mile under the sea? Sure, but if we have the technology to be drilling there and two miles further down from the sea floor, then we ought to be able to figure this out too. If it destroys BP’s precious well, that is just an extra benefit; they don’t deserve it anyway.

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