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).
After 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.