Monday, January 08, 2007

Nuclear Explosion Confirmation - heavy metal

This is a follow up to my last post. A friend asked me the other day if you could survive a tornado by strapping yourself to a tree, I told him it would make it easier for the search teams to find his body afterwards. Along those same lines, as intellectually advanced and highly evolved children of the 1960’s were known to do, my older brother and I had a few ideas for surviving a Soviet nuke attack. The memories are vague but the storm cellar played a leading role in the game plan. As I mentioned in the previous post, at some point the reality of forces involved ended further discussions on the matter. In other words, it became clear that you might as well just strap yourself to a tree.
Btw, you might want to turn the sound down on your computer, the audio quality in the video is not good.


Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

The music is annoying as hell but the video is spectacular. Why is such destruction so beautiful?

2:37 AM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Ant said...

Interesting blog

6:20 AM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Misty said...


7:06 AM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

I remember being unable to sleep at night as a child for fear of such destruction. Have you seen When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs (chap who did The Snowman). Beautiful and devastatingly sad tale of an old couple who survive a nuclear attack and behave as they did in blitz, with rather more poignant effects.


8:48 AM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Judith said...

I find if you turn the volume down and you tube puccinis madame butterfly
it works far more effective than the death metal

8:59 AM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Agent Kitten said...

It's incredible and unfortunate the power man gives himself. And I am with Glamourpuss, I also found it hard to sleep as a child knowing such things were possible.

2:05 PM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi Orhan, I think it has something to do with fire in general. Most people are attracted to it and can’t help themselves but to pick up a stick and poke around in it, sort of a hardwired pyromania or some such thing.

Hello Ant, welcome to my humble blog.

Hi Misty, and a great big :p right back at ya.

Hey Glamourpuss, I haven’t seen that movie yet but I looked it up in IMDB and it sounds like the kind of stuff I like to watch. I tried to find it at all of the usual places but no luck so far.

Hi Judith, it works pretty well with Blue Danube too.

Hi Agent Kitten, I’m amazed every day that the world hasn’t been deep-fried and toasted on the back side. As for losing sleep over it, lucky for me, the mayhem that occurred on any given day in my family did a pretty good job of relegating images of nuclear incineration to a distant afterthought. Who says nothing good comes from family violence? ;-)

4:31 PM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Em said...

It is just unbelievable that some reasonably intelligent adults really thought we would be okay if we hid under our desks.

8:41 PM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi Em, I think the old-timers had it right, surviving would be the less desirable option.

9:13 PM, January 08, 2007  
Blogger Hammer said...

I love watching nuclear explosions.

It's a damn good thing I'm not president ;)

3:30 AM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger Misty said...

The bucket is only for those who truly believe in its great bucketyness and is not afraid to fall in. Do you think you can be one of those brave souls?

6:21 AM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hey Hammer, it’s all about the fire. It is an instinctual imperative to build it, poke it, prod it, fan it, stoke it, stir it, stare at it for long periods of time without blinking and finally go to sleep when the last embers are snuffed. That’s my theory.

Hi Misty, I don’t know, my last experience with a bucket ended badly for me. I stepped in one, tripped, and fell head first onto another one and then staggered around with buckets stuck to my head and foot. Since I couldn’t see where I was going, I walked under a ladder and knocked a paint bucket over which not only covered me with paint, it also caused me to slip and fall into a large container full of buckets. Those buckets were full of glue and glitter and I can’t even begin to tell you the misery that caused me. I really want to believe in the greatness of the bucket but, as they say in the south, I’m just too “skeeerd.”

2:42 PM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Did you hear the last joke?!!!

Americans who are the ONLY ones who used Neuclear bombs are fighting against the faked Terrorism, Huh, Isn't killing thouthands and thouthands in America(Native people), Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia..etc is considered Terrorism?!!!!!

6:10 PM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger Dr. Blogstein said...

I think Mohamed is missing the point or maybe seeing a point that isn't there.

8:10 PM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger Carola said...

Hey... I don't know you, and you don't know me either... But i need your help, I've been trying to put a video... any video in my blog, but I can't do it... would you help me?


If the answer is "yes" would you write to my e-mail;

TY!! :)

8:55 PM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi Mohamed, settle down, take a deep breath and listen to what I have to say. First, this is not a political blog, but I understand why you felt compelled to respond the way you did.
I don’t think any of the points that you brought up are jokes. I’ve followed the politics of your country for over thirty years and I’ve been interested in Egyptian culture for most of my life.
If you are in any way as knowledgeable of your country’s history as I am of mine, then neither of us is going to get anywhere by accusing the other of hypocrisy or crimes against humanity.
In any case, the point of my post was the pointlessness of war and in particular, the self-defeating nature of humankind. Yes, we are the only country that has used nuclear weapons in war. In my opinion, what my country did to the Native Americans does, in many ways, fit the definition of Genocide. No, we have not used nuclear weapons against “terrorism,” but I get your point. While oil obviously plays a big part in the foreign policy decisions of our government with regards to war, it has been a double-edged sword. The world’s desire for oil has afforded Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries enormous wealth and at the same time, terrible suffering. Oil has trapped the United States and the world in an endless cycle of violence and it is going to take years of effort by intelligent, informed, empathetic, and fair-minded people to solve the problem. Inasmuch as I have benefited from the unfair policies of my country, foreign and domestic, I have devoted a considerable amount of time and effort in a quest to right those wrongs. At the same time, I’m proud of the good things that my country has done.
I have enormous respect for Egypt’s decision to sign the Accords of 1978. Egypt chose peace even after the assassination of Sadat and even as other countries in your region slandered Egypt for doing so. Now that you know where I stand, I have this to say to you. You barged into my blog and treated me like an idiot. You chose sarcasm in place of reason to get your point across. Had you approached the issue in a different way, you might have done some good. You had an excellent opportunity build a bridge and you chose confrontation instead. In my country, I do the best I can to keep narrow-minded ideologues (like you?) from exercising influence, political or otherwise, by voting and by other means. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and consider your action a momentary lapse of reason. Make no mistake about it, I am a patriotic American, but if there is to be peace and fairness between the U.S and the Middle Eastern Countries, it is people like me and I hope, people like you who will eventually make that happen. Now shut the hell up and get your skinny red-headed ass back over here and apologize. You’re welcome in my blog anytime as long as you act like an adult and treat people with respect.

Hey Doc, yep.

Hi Carola, I’ve been having the same problem. I’ll send an email and tell you what I know.

11:52 PM, January 09, 2007  
Blogger Martijn said...

Within several weeks U will see the first Atom product ranges right in you mail, magazines
and browser.

Nuclear is going nurture.

Greets Martijn Fransen

8:48 AM, January 10, 2007  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi Martin, I have no idea what you are talking about, but judging by the content of your blog, I suspect it will have something to do with rubber panties and naked women.

9:03 AM, January 10, 2007  
Blogger Aleksh said...

Oh those are so amazing. I love watching what other creatures do on drugs.

4:18 AM, January 12, 2007  
Blogger eekk said...

ExPlOsIVe video, I like it!

10:29 AM, January 12, 2007  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi Aleksh, what’s not to love about crack head spiders? I have a feeling they don’t get the same benefit from the experience as people do though.

Hello Eekk, it’s all about the fire.

11:24 AM, January 12, 2007  

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