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William K. Wolfrum's Morning: Just a Hairy Guy


Love your hair.

Wolfrum’s Word

I’m starting to get a minor bald spot on the top of my head. This doesn’t really upset me, but I just thought you should know.

News/Politics

Shots Fired: Seems someone was shooting at the Pentagon.

France on Strike: Luckily, since Unions were abolished here (or so it seems) the U.S. never has these types of labor issues.

Typhoon Megi: 10 dead, and thousands flee typhoon in Philippines.

No Myth: President Barack Obama to go on Mythbusters. No word on whether they will examine the myth of trickle-down economics.

Money Talks: Can Meg Whitman buy California’s governorship?

Blogs

Cop Block: Police heroically shut down homeless shelter’s bake sale

What Do I Know: Joe Miller thinks becoming a communist dictatorship will cut down on illegal immigration.

Brad Blog: Republicans screaming about ACORN & voter fraud.

I09: Ok, we haven’t nuked ourselves yet, but we’ve come close.

Finally

Get your hairyback.

–WKW

Three things, Wolfrum:  We hear that the (bald) spot isn't really all that small; Rest assured, in another ten years the tonsured look will be considered sexy; but We Won't Like You Any Longer for now, so...get a baseball cap.

Wolfie, thanks for linking to Five Times We Nearly Nuked Ourselves. All true, all super scary -- and despite the official story, I've read suggestions the "broken arrow" off Savannah was (and presumably still is) live. And these are just the incidents they couldn't cover up. The Soviet Union, meanwhile, is known to have lost subs with dozens of nuclear weapons on board.

Anyone interested in issues of nuclear safety or proliferation must read Richard Rhodes's two riveting books, The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb. Anecdotes from those books are mind-blowing -- like Edward Teller, on the day of the first A-bomb test, being the only scientist who thought to bring sunscreen.

 

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