Posts Tagged ‘MAD

12
Jan
09

Concerning the issue of Winter on Ghost Island, or: the decimation of ghosts, flora and fauna in case of fallout:

Fellow and beloved denizens of Ghost Island,

Following this (terrifying) Slate Magazine article regarding the British “Letter of Last Resort”;–a letter hand-written by the prime minister (probably even with a quill), stored in a safe(!) inside a second safe (!!) in a nuclear submarine miles below the Atlantic (!!!), that determines whether ot not, in the case of the complete nuclear devastation of the UK, a lone submarine commander will be ordered to revenge decimate the attacker and possibly bring the entirety of the human race into a permanent nuclear winter– I believe it is of the utmost importance to discuss the GI policy on [M]utually [A]ssured [D]estruction, heretofore known as MAD (an appropriate acronym if ever I’ve seen one).

atom-bombAfter attempting to gain spiritual guidance from our honored dead, it has quickly become obvious that Raymond Queneau himself hardly constitutes a quorum, and furthermore seems incapable of giving any advice lacking several hundred billion stipulations.

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