Monday, November 27, 2006

Nuclear Douche


A little known historical fact: When physicist Robert Oppenheimer and the rest of the team working on the Manhattan Project were testing the first atomic bomb in Nevada in the early 1940s, reports described the first blast as taking on an almost human shape.

Reports were sketchy, but first person accounts swear that in that blast, the visage of a face could be seen.

Here’s a quote from Oppenheimer’s journal on that fateful day:

“Today we tested the first blast. The power was beyond our imaginations. Although I witnessed the event from over a mile away, I could swear I saw the contours of a face in the fiery explosion. The pink base resembled a person’s shirt. And the tip of the mushroom cloud took on the round shape of a young man’s head. A giant douchebaggey face. Oily, with spikey hair and a smug expression. I felt God himself was warning me. The power of this new weapon was as destructive as that of the douchebag.” — Robert Oppenheimer, May, 1942.

Let us consider how prophetic Oppenheimer’s words were, then and now.

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