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(Washington Post)   Those black helicopters flying all over the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virgina area this week....no worries, they're just looking for Dr. Robert Bruce Banner   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 46
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2013-01-08 09:49:34 AM  
I *KNEW* it!!!!!!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-08 09:54:51 AM  
Puny Politicians
 
2013-01-08 10:15:07 AM  
www.confabulatorcafe.com
 
2013-01-08 10:23:37 AM  

NowhereMon: [www.confabulatorcafe.com image 636x365]


uh, i hate to nitpick, but that's david banner.

/not sure why they changed the name for the tv show.
 
2013-01-08 10:29:21 AM  

FlashHarry: NowhereMon: [www.confabulatorcafe.com image 636x365]

uh, i hate to nitpick, but that's david banner.

/not sure why they changed the name for the tv show.


I think I read an explanation that someone thought that the name 'Bruce' was gay.
 
2013-01-08 10:33:33 AM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-08 10:46:20 AM  

texdent: I think I read an explanation that someone thought that the name 'Bruce' was gay.


you know, i suspected that, but i had hoped that i was just being shallow. not too shallow for network TV, apparently.
 
2013-01-08 11:43:11 AM  
Bah...Blackwidow can find him...
 
2013-01-08 11:44:50 AM  

texdent: FlashHarry: NowhereMon: [www.confabulatorcafe.com image 636x365]

uh, i hate to nitpick, but that's david banner.

/not sure why they changed the name for the tv show.

I think I read an explanation that someone thought that the name 'Bruce' was gay.


lh3.ggpht.com

No pooftas!
 
2013-01-08 11:48:46 AM  

FlashHarry: you know, i suspected that, but i had hoped that i was just being shallow. not too shallow for network TV, apparently.


There's no such thing as "too shallow for network TV", Harry.
 
2013-01-08 11:49:52 AM  
They'll never find my ship that way.
 
2013-01-08 11:50:11 AM  
The government has been monitoring for radiation for decades. Stick a smoke detector in your carry on bag and watch the hilarity ensue when you try and cross the border or walk through a port authority mall.

This is one reason why nobody has been able to sneak in a suitcase nuke and detonate it in a US city. The reason you haven't heard of foiled attempts is because of national security, though there have undoubtedly been numerous attempts.
 
2013-01-08 11:52:43 AM  

There's been a great deal of helecopter traffic lately.

But it's DC..I expect odd/stupid stuff to go on

They gots our monies,

they do whatever they want with it

 
2013-01-08 11:53:21 AM  
helicopter---damnit
 
2013-01-08 11:53:37 AM  

ChipNASA: I *KNEW* it!!!!!!

[i.imgur.com image 624x625]


Republicans shouldn't make him angry. They won't like him when he's angry. XD
 
2013-01-08 11:56:21 AM  
meltyourfaceoff.files.wordpress.com

oblig?
 
2013-01-08 11:59:35 AM  

enry: No pooftas!


AUSTRALIA! AUSTRALIA!  AUSTRALIA!  WE LOVE YOU, AMEN!

/crack tubes!
 
2013-01-08 12:01:24 PM  
Mad Magazine has all the answers:
i2.minus.com
 
2013-01-08 12:02:23 PM  
Actually they were checking the chips they implanted in people when they got their vaccination / flu shot.
 
2013-01-08 12:15:20 PM  

enry: texdent: FlashHarry: NowhereMon: [www.confabulatorcafe.com image 636x365]

uh, i hate to nitpick, but that's david banner.

/not sure why they changed the name for the tv show.

I think I read an explanation that someone thought that the name 'Bruce' was gay.

[lh3.ggpht.com image 400x282]

No pooftas!


I see what you did there, Bruce.
 
2013-01-08 12:23:56 PM  

LesserEvil: The government has been monitoring for radiation for decades. Stick a smoke detector in your carry on bag and watch the hilarity ensue when you try and cross the border or walk through a port authority mall.

This is one reason why nobody has been able to sneak in a suitcase nuke and detonate it in a US city. The reason you haven't heard of foiled attempts is because of national security, though there have undoubtedly been numerous attempts.


Back in '04, I was at both the Democratic & Republican conventions, and there were a bunch of people
in dark suits with big backpacks walking around the arenas, with no identification aside from a small
lapel pin.

It made us all a wee bit nervous until we found out that they were carrying radiation detectors.
 
2013-01-08 12:24:00 PM  
There will also be an EPA plane flying around doing similar research - but the heads of EPA didn't think anyone would be concerned seeing the lone plane flying around with the EPA emergency response logos on it. So they aren't alerting anyone ahead of time.

/really
 
2013-01-08 12:32:21 PM  

LesserEvil: The government has been monitoring for radiation for decades. Stick a smoke detector in your carry on bag and watch the hilarity ensue when you try and cross the border or walk through a port authority mall.

This is one reason why nobody has been able to sneak in a suitcase nuke and detonate it in a US city. The reason you haven't heard of foiled attempts is because of national security, though there have undoubtedly been numerous attempts.


Try having a medical procedure which turns you into a gamma emitter for a day or so. Nearly every police car in our area has a detector. There's a strong chance that you'll be pulled over (at least on the first day).
 
2013-01-08 12:36:32 PM  
cdn.uberreview.com

Dodododatadodododo dodododatadodododo

//initially miscounted my "dodo"s
 
2013-01-08 12:38:53 PM  
Oh Please, you couldn't even change into Bill Bixby.
 
2013-01-08 12:45:07 PM  
What an incredible theme song that show had. The Lonely Man. It's kind of Young and the Restless meets Bread. I loved the '70's!
 
2013-01-08 12:52:27 PM  
Does Robert Bruce Banner transform into the Incredible Hank?
 
2013-01-08 12:52:37 PM  

texdent: I think I read an explanation that someone thought that the name 'Bruce' was gay.


Not as gay as failing to adhere to Stan Lee's Law of Alliteration!
 
2013-01-08 12:55:45 PM  
HULK SMASH POLS!!
 
2013-01-08 01:03:58 PM  
I live here in Newport News, not far from the Naval base in Norfolk Virginia. I see & hear large military helicopters (& similar) flying overhead daily. Nothing new since I live so close to a military base.

To me, it's nothing more than background noise that you just sorta tune out because you hear it so much. But yeah, kinda good to know what's been going on, because I have noticed more lately.

/goes back to the corner & puts on tin foil hat so government can't read muh' brain
 
2013-01-08 01:10:53 PM  
Seen fleeing the area.

img.wikinut.com
 
2013-01-08 01:11:13 PM  
Natural decayin D.C.? That would be Congress,I believe.
 
2013-01-08 01:15:22 PM  
I went to the roof hoping to spot them... left disappointed....
 
2013-01-08 01:19:33 PM  

LesserEvil: The government has been monitoring for radiation for decades. Stick a smoke detector in your carry on bag and watch the hilarity ensue when you try and cross the border or walk through a port authority mall.

This is one reason why nobody has been able to sneak in a suitcase nuke and detonate it in a US city. The reason you haven't heard of foiled attempts is because of national security, though there have undoubtedly been numerous attempts.



Apparently you and I have very different definitions of "undoubtedly" because I doubt that. I doubt that a whole lot.

For one thing, there's no way that news wouldn't leak. No way.

For another, any potential leakers would need to race against whoever the officially designated government leaker is, because even if it was classified as a sensitive national security matter there's even less chance that pretty much any political administration (nevermind the Bush or Obama ones) wouldn't leak that info to the press themselves.

And last but not least, because a nuke being smuggled in to the US is one of the least plausible terrorist attacks I can think of. Nuclear weapons aren't just something you can whip up in your shed - actual countries spend massive resources and have hundred, if not thousands, of people working on building a bomb juuuuuuust right for it to be able to work. It's not a trivial task. And fissile material may be floating around in a Tom Clancy novel, but in reality it's not really all that easy to find and secure without getting a whole heaping helping of gendarmes raiding you and dragging you off to prison pretty much anywhere.
 
2013-01-08 01:31:27 PM  

xxmedium: [cdn.uberreview.com image 294x372]

Dodododatadodododo dodododatadodododo

//initially miscounted my "dodo"s


Next verse!

deeee-deedeedaadee-deedeedaadee-dodaadaadeedoo-doodoodoodoodoo
 
2013-01-08 01:58:27 PM  
It will be real interesting to see the results over the old Walter Reed Hospital grounds, especially Building 40 where there is or was a small nuclear reactor.
 
2013-01-08 02:06:42 PM  
For the many of you who havn't watched this yet, I'll just leave this here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Nightmares
 
2013-01-08 02:14:56 PM  

xxmedium: [cdn.uberreview.com image 294x372]

Dodododatadodododo dodododatadodododo

//initially miscounted my "dodo"s


Had to break out my mSR after seeing that.

Have a perfect place for it to rise out of the "cavern."
 
2013-01-08 02:19:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: LesserEvil: The government has been monitoring for radiation for decades. Stick a smoke detector in your carry on bag and watch the hilarity ensue when you try and cross the border or walk through a port authority mall.

This is one reason why nobody has been able to sneak in a suitcase nuke and detonate it in a US city. The reason you haven't heard of foiled attempts is because of national security, though there have undoubtedly been numerous attempts.


Apparently you and I have very different definitions of "undoubtedly" because I doubt that. I doubt that a whole lot.

For one thing, there's no way that news wouldn't leak. No way.

For another, any potential leakers would need to race against whoever the officially designated government leaker is, because even if it was classified as a sensitive national security matter there's even less chance that pretty much any political administration (nevermind the Bush or Obama ones) wouldn't leak that info to the press themselves.

And last but not least, because a nuke being smuggled in to the US is one of the least plausible terrorist attacks I can think of. Nuclear weapons aren't just something you can whip up in your shed - actual countries spend massive resources and have hundred, if not thousands, of people working on building a bomb juuuuuuust right for it to be able to work. It's not a trivial task. And fissile material may be floating around in a Tom Clancy novel, but in reality it's not really all that easy to find and secure without getting a whole heaping helping of gendarmes raiding you and dragging you off to prison pretty much anywhere.


But but real life sounds so boring compared to the movies! Let's just pretend real life is just like in the movies, and that movies like Red Dawn aren't built upon utterly moronic premises to begin with!

/original less retarded than the remake, but still does call upon you to suspend your disbelief a few times
 
2013-01-08 02:49:58 PM  

natas6.0: There's been a great deal of helecopter traffic lately.But it's DC..I expect odd/stupid stuff to go onThey gots our monies,they do whatever they want with it


I heard them circling over head at around 4:30 am this morning. Its kind of hard to be subtle when you live in a city that otherwise has no air traffic.
 
2013-01-08 03:18:41 PM  
They're searching for John Boners nuts.
 
2013-01-08 03:20:32 PM  
m.popstar.com

RIP Bruce Banner
 
2013-01-08 09:20:28 PM  

jimw: It will be real interesting to see the results over the old Walter Reed Hospital grounds, especially Building 40 where there is or was a small nuclear reactor.


I've seen 'em around here in Brightwood, and Walter Reed is just north of here. They've probably pointed a sensor at it at some point.

Of course, actually being in DC, I wasn't ever wondering- there are lots of helicopters around here. Security, traffic, whatever. You just start ignoring it after a while.
 
2013-01-08 10:11:16 PM  
Maybe they were looking for HIM
 
2013-01-09 12:04:57 AM  

que.guero: For the many of you who havn't watched this yet, I'll just leave this here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Nightmares


Thanks for that...
 
2013-01-09 07:21:42 AM  
angryjd

4:30? That's farking 'tarded!
I get up for work at 4, and haven't heard them in Alexandria
But that doesn't mean they aren't tormenting some other poor bastard like you

Seriously, that's too friggin' early for a hatredcopter
 
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