Saturday, October 06, 2007

Giving New Meaning to "Blowback"

Unnamed scientists working for the US Air Force's Wright Laboratory have just been awarded an Ig Nobel Peace Prize for their pioneering work on a chemical weapon designed to make enemy troops sexually irresistible to one another.

No news on whether they actually developed a "gay bomb" and whether it works if they did. A big part of me hopes that it does and that queer militants get their hands on it. Imagine those chemicals ending up in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's coffee. Or dropped on the crowds at an Atlanta Braves game. The mind boggles.

On the other hand, it's a weapon that the US military ultimately would have to avoid using. Imagine if the wind shifted, and the Pentagon had to start issuing dishonorable discharges to entire platoons.

Although, probably the biggest worry is that this research will inspire the Vatican to start work on the "straight bomb" with the intention of dropping it on Europe.

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At 10:46 AM , Blogger adriana said...

Ignatius J. Reilly would be so proud.


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