Feuilleton du Jour

"Heark! The game's afoot!"

"Crisis of the Day" is putting it mildly.

There are so many rabbits popping up I don't know where to look, let alone to shoot:

Hillary, Cantor, Al Qaeda/Iraq, open borders; Just reading the headlines on Drudge makes my brain go into vapor lock. I need to get down, follow the money, see who lines up at the window for the sex-money-power triacta. All the usual suspects, why am I not surprised?

This commenter is gonna back off, let all the owls out there provide the quips. I'm gonna look at some Three Stooges flicks, do a little work in my arms room and then go out to the range. I play with tannerite when I get too stressed.

The missus says my brain is too tense — two tenths the size of a normal brain. Uh, it sounds funnier than it reads.

Posted by chasmatic at June 11, 2014 4:59 AM

That scene is not a far flung fantasy. This government and several others are now playing with a fire that will get out of control. With NSA spying on foreign citizens/governments as well as American citizens now blatantly advertised by the mafia in power in this nation, it is a giant target. The nine ring fits nicely around DC. Center of the worlds largest crime family.

The smell of barbecued pig is very pleasing.

Posted by Terry at June 11, 2014 7:38 AM

Perhaps NASA will screw the pooch on an asteroid approach and DC will become the new Bay of the Potomac.

Posted by Vermont Woodchuck at June 11, 2014 8:06 AM

Pity about the library.

Posted by leelu at June 11, 2014 8:36 AM

Current Events could use a good punch in the face.

Posted by SteveS at June 11, 2014 5:33 PM

As an actual former nuclear target analyst, I assure you that the destruction sequence in the video is much too slow. An accurate animation, from the same POV, would be:

1. Flash of blinding light that turned the entire screen pure white

2. Light fades to be replaced by dense smoke and flying debris, pretty much nothing else visible

3. Smoke and vapor clear (not quickly) to reveal absolute devastation.

But what there would not be a slow-rolling "wave" slogging outward from ground zero. It would be super-supersonic.

If the frame was wider view, you would also see flammables bust into fire well before the blast wave reached them since the infrared from the fireball would be intense and infrared travels at 186,000 miles per second.

Posted by Donald Sensing at June 11, 2014 6:14 PM