About this Blog

The Loose Nukes is an attempt (by people who should probably be under 24 hour supervised psychiatric care) to bring attention to somewhat serious issues like nuclear weapons, militarism and other seemingly random, unrelated issues through vain attempts at social satire and other futile gestures of total contempt for a fading empire that continues to employ nuclear weapons, the ultimate instruments of an erectile dysfunctional national security state, as instruments of foreign policy. OK, you probably get the idea by now. We are obsessed by run-on sentences, peace and justice, having fun, and don't know when to quit. At any rate, we don't think nuclear weapons are a very good idea, and are most definitely unhealthy for living things. We also think the folks running this Empire should just get over it.

And now the NOT SO FINE PRINT: Read further at your own risk... and remember, DON'T PANIC; this is all SATIRE at its worst (or best, depending on one's mental state)! And some of the stuff in here is even true!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

North Korea... Who's Next??? And, who cares...

Ladiesssssss and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, and military-trained marine mammals everywhere.  Welcome to the launching of The Loose Nukes!!!

Do you suffer from anxiety, worrying about the roughly 20,000 nuclear weapons around the world, many of which are ready to launch, drop and roll at the whim of a particular nation's fearless leader, or in one or more case a rogue general perhaps?

Do you wonder about all those nuclear warheads (and other nuclear stuff) being transported regularly on our nation's highways and byways?

Do stories of ladders puncturing nuclear missile nose cones, drunk drivers transporting nukes, bombers flying around with nuclear armed missiles (when the crew doesn't even know there are nuclear warheads on those missiles), and stuff like that worry you just a little bit?

And does it scare you just even a tiny bit that the briefcase (with nuclear weapons launch codes and all that important stuff) that follows President Obama around 24 hours a day strapped to the arm of a military officer is called the "FOOTBALL"??? 

If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, you need to bookmark this Blog.  Of course, if you answered yes to all of these questions, then you should just build a bomb shelter, stock it with tranquilizers, and settle in for the duration.

The Loose Nukes was destined to invade the World Wide Web.  With endless war and the continuing pursuit of nuclear weapons by the U.S. and the rest of the world, we could all use a little humor to take the edge off.  After all, it could all end with some Nervous Nellie pushing the button just because some technician in NORAD (the place from which the U.S. tracks missiles and Santa Claus) loaded a test tape but failed to switch the system status to "test"; DUH! (Yes, that really happened in 1979 back in the dark ages when they actually had "tape")

The Loose Nukes is all about having fun, and maybe even raising a little consciousness while we're at it.

With all the hand wringing about North Korean rocket/missile (call em what you like) launches that barely get off the ground, let alone more than a few hundred miles out to sea before disintegrating, one has to wonder why.  Tom Lehrer's timeless song titled "Who's Next" puts it all in perspective. 

If this doesn't calm your nerves, then all I can say is call a therapist.

With a reverent (or irreverent as the case may be) nod to The Atomic Comics...



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