"Nobody Wins a Nuclear War" But "Success" is Possible (fwd)

Bill Stewart bill.stewart at pobox.com
Sat Feb 19 15:25:53 PST 2011

At 01:20 PM 2/19/2011, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 12:59:45AM -0600, J.A. Terranson wrote:
> > Me too.  Practicing "Duck and Cover!" at school always left you with a
> > particularly grim schoolday.
>On the other side of the Iron Curtain, it wasn't the duck and cover
>exercises (that never happened, or was before my time), but the
>nuclear weapon education posters on the walls. Yeah, these did really
>cheer you up.

A friend of mine was in a rough airplane landing many years ago,
and after the pilot had gone through the usual steps of
"seat belts on, seat backs up, lean forward and
hold on to the seat in front of you" safety instructions,
she and half her fellow passengers responded with
"and kiss your ass goodbye", which is the punch line of the
hippie version of the American nuclear war education posters.

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