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2013-04-18 10:49:02 AM  
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2013-04-18 10:54:18 AM  
If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?
 
2013-04-18 10:55:24 AM  
Yet another example of an overreacting nanny state. I'm sure they would only use a tactical nuke for demonstration purposes.
 
2013-04-18 11:00:54 AM  
During our brush fire season?!  Are they nuts?!
 
2013-04-18 11:00:57 AM  
Damn the PC brigade.

I suppose they're going to protest re-enactments of shower time at Auschwitz too.
 
2013-04-18 11:02:28 AM  
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The B-29 that was to "drop" the bomb in the demo.  How can anything named "Fifi" be harmful?
 
2013-04-18 11:13:30 AM  
If its 12pm in New York, and 9am in Los Angeles, what time is it in Dayton?

1957

/Old joke from my days working at NCR, which was headquartered in Dayton
//Bocks Car, the B-29 that destroyed Nagasaki, is exhibited at the USAF Museum in Dayton.
 
2013-04-18 11:14:02 AM  
Dammit!  I thought it said Daytona.

/post fail
 
2013-04-18 11:21:59 AM  
I heartily endorse nuking Dayton. All of Ohio, really.
 
2013-04-18 11:22:30 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: If its 12pm in New York, and 9am in Los Angeles, what time is it in Dayton?

1957

/Old joke from my days working at NCR, which was headquartered in Dayton
//Bocks Car, the B-29 that destroyed Nagasaki, is exhibited at the USAF Museum in Dayton.


Lol. I am stealing that joke. It could easily apply to large swathes of the country, or my MS & AL relatives.
 
2013-04-18 12:25:50 PM  
Re-enact it over Pyongyang, and no one will complain.


/ no one that matters, that is
 
2013-04-18 12:26:14 PM  
Naga, please!
 
2013-04-18 12:26:32 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: If its 12pm in New York, and 9am in Los Angeles, what time is it in Dayton?

1957

/Old joke from my days working at NCR, which was headquartered in Dayton
//Bocks Car, the B-29 that destroyed Nagasaki, is exhibited at the USAF Museum in Dayton.


================

Come on, Dayton isn't all bad.......Larry Flynt started Hustler in Dayton.  I think most of the girls doing gonzo porn in LA are from Dayton.

/Ohio needs its own tag
 
2013-04-18 12:28:26 PM  
Good.  I'm not sure what the educational value of seeing planes drop fake bombs is.  Hell, even if it was to commemorate dropping cupcakes over the Panama Canal, I'm still not sure what the educational value would be.
 
2013-04-18 12:28:58 PM  
Look Mommy! A little old plane in the sky.
 
2013-04-18 12:30:20 PM  
What da plobrem?

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2013-04-18 12:31:43 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Damn the PC brigade.

I suppose they're going to protest re-enactments of shower time at Auschwitz too.


Because the US is just as bad as Nazi Germany.
 
2013-04-18 12:31:47 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?


Why the BUFF?
 
2013-04-18 12:31:52 PM  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-18 12:32:08 PM  
I had to listen to a preachy public television biography of Japanese-American politician Patsy Mink while I was in a waiting room a few weeks ago. Luckily I had with me a memoir of the strategic bombing campaign against Japan as an antidote to all the whining about horrible white men.

I vote to nuke Dayton.
 
2013-04-18 12:32:48 PM  
I saw a "Tora Tora Tora" performance at a local show.  It was amazing.
Still remember the old-timer in a wheelchair near me.
They did a recitation over the PA, the old guy was gripping his armrests in anger and crying.
Damned near made me cry.

I'm not okay with the Hiroshima thing though.
Unless it's done over Pyongyang as said earlier.
 
2013-04-18 12:33:36 PM  
I'm not normally a sensitive ninny, but I think we need to be done with things blowing up for a while. Not forever, but let's at least get to the end of the month with no newsworthy asplosions.
 
2013-04-18 12:34:03 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Damn the PC brigade.

I suppose they're going to protest re-enactments of shower time at Auschwitz too.


Well, if you ask the Japanese, they were heroes who never did anything wrong during WWII, and were victims of the evil Allied Powers.

No, this is not sarcasm. This is actually a thing in Japan, and it's actually a thing today. Japanese Textbooks in school paint the Rape of Nanking as a False Flag or Chinese Propaganda. Atrocities like the Bataan Death March and the Burma Railroad aren't even mentioned. Unit 731 is denied.

The Japanese shame is that they lost WWII, not that they committed inhuman atrocities.

bopis: Because the US is just as bad as Nazi Germany.


Depending on who you ask (idiots), we're only one step away from opening the concentration camps.
 
2013-04-18 12:35:38 PM  
Aside from the nuke itself it would be a very boring exercise. A single plane and a few observers at a very high altitude. You wouldn't see anything from the ground.
 
2013-04-18 12:35:54 PM  

hardinparamedic: Depending on who you ask (idiots), we're only one step away from opening the concentration camps.


We've done it before.  See "Japanese Internment Camps."
 
2013-04-18 12:36:03 PM  

id10ts: I saw a "Tora Tora Tora" performance at a local show.  It was amazing.
Still remember the old-timer in a wheelchair near me.
They did a recitation over the PA, the old guy was gripping his armrests in anger and crying.
Damned near made me cry.

I'm not okay with the Hiroshima thing though.
Unless it's done over Pyongyang as said earlier.


I've been going to the Dayton Air Show every year for darn near 25 years.  They always do the "Tora Tora Tora" performance, and it is the highlight of the show.

/too soon?
//csb
 
2013-04-18 12:36:31 PM  

jshine: Aside from the nuke itself it would be a very boring exercise. A single plane and a few observers at a very high altitude. You wouldn't see anything from the ground.


Not for long, anyway.
 
2013-04-18 12:37:12 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: We've done it before.  See "Japanese Internment Camps."


You're not that stupid. Japanese internment was shameful and horrific, but they were not slave labor and extermination camps. There was no systematic and mass genocide of the Nisei and their relatives in the United States.

There is no comparison there.
 
2013-04-18 12:38:27 PM  

namegoeshere: I'm not normally a sensitive ninny, but I think we need to be done with things blowing up for a while. Not forever, but let's at least get to the end of the month with no newsworthy asplosions.


Why do you hate America?
 
2013-04-18 12:38:41 PM  
Boom Shakalaka!!
 
2013-04-18 12:40:04 PM  
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RIP FIFI
 
2013-04-18 12:41:15 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?


Heh... niiiiice.
 
2013-04-18 12:41:47 PM  
My brother took his son to a local air show here, just in time to see a plane auger into the ground - they then left quickly.
 
2013-04-18 12:42:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?


Nope.  Just the Enola Gay.  Other 2 camera planes got separated/lost... that's why the only footage we have is a quick clip that they shot out of the EG shaky-cam style.

One of my former bosses had a brother who flew on the Nagasaki bombing.  Said when it came time they were told to put on their goggles and cover their eyes and look away.  Right after detonation they all took off their goggles.  He looked down and could see his bones glowing through his boot.

I always thought he was pulling my leg on that, but I ran into an identical account from one of the camera men who worked on the Nevada tests.
 
2013-04-18 12:42:09 PM  

bopis: I_Am_Weasel: Damn the PC brigade.

I suppose they're going to protest re-enactments of shower time at Auschwitz too.

Because the US is just as bad as Nazi Germany.


The re-enactment of the killing of hundreds of thousands of civilians has no place any more so then re-enacting what happened to Jewish civilians in Germany.
 
2013-04-18 12:42:18 PM  
To those of you advocating the nuking of Dayton, fark off. As much as I'd like to see large swaths of Ohio wiped off the map, the USAF Museum is too valuable to risk in any sort of operation.

/last time I was there I spent three whole days in the museum - before the addition of Hangar 3
 
2013-04-18 12:42:36 PM  

Diogenes: Dammit!  I thought it said Daytona.

/post fail


I would hope they'd use a fully-functional warhead at maximum yield if they meant Daytona.

/Daytonite
//Wipe us out please.
 
2013-04-18 12:43:05 PM  
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You can get some good cosplay ideas from this book.
 
2013-04-18 12:43:14 PM  
Good of them to keep in The Great Wall of Fire simulated napalm strike, though.

Napalm, napalm, sticks like glue,
burns old women and children, too.

Children in the schoolyard,
tryin' to learn,
drop my napalm,
watch 'em burn.

Women in the hospital
givin' birth,
hope my napalm
gets there first.

See those kids
over by the lake?
Drop my napalm,
watch 'em bake!

'Cause napalm sticks to kids!
'Cause napalm sticks to kids!

/Not proud of that.
//Blame military school.
 
2013-04-18 12:43:16 PM  

ZAZ: I had to listen to a preachy public television biography of Japanese-American politician Patsy Mink while I was in a waiting room a few weeks ago. Luckily I had with me a memoir of the strategic bombing campaign against Japan as an antidote to all the whining about horrible white men.

I vote to nuke Texas.


revrendjim: I heartily endorse nuking Dallas. All of Texas, really.


FTFBY
 
2013-04-18 12:44:19 PM  

bopis: I_Am_Weasel: Damn the PC brigade.

I suppose they're going to protest re-enactments of shower time at Auschwitz too.

Because the US is just as bad as Nazi Germany.


Hush, you; you'll give away our plans to retake the Sudetenland!
 
2013-04-18 12:45:24 PM  
Where their names ching chong?
 
2013-04-18 12:46:04 PM  
Ok, firstly, why does it start with the dateline "CINCINNATI -" when the Dayton International Airport is almost 75 miles NORTH of Cinci?

Not sure I'll be able to make it up there this year for the air show... WPAFB is close by so there is always a nice turn out of military aircraft...
 
2013-04-18 12:46:06 PM  

Evil Mackerel: ZAZ: I had to listen to a preachy public television biography of Japanese-American politician Patsy Mink while I was in a waiting room a few weeks ago. Luckily I had with me a memoir of the strategic bombing campaign against Japan as an antidote to all the whining about horrible white men.

I vote to nuke Texas.

revrendjim: I heartily endorse nuking Dallas. All of Texas, really.

FTFBY


Most of our nukes are already in Texas (northeast of amarillo). Google 'Pantex'.
 
2013-04-18 12:46:10 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: scottydoesntknow: If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?

Nope.  Just the Enola Gay.  Other 2 camera planes got separated/lost... that's why the only footage we have is a quick clip that they shot out of the EG shaky-cam style.

One of my former bosses had a brother who flew on the Nagasaki bombing.  Said when it came time they were told to put on their goggles and cover their eyes and look away.  Right after detonation they all took off their goggles.  He looked down and could see his bones glowing through his boot.

I always thought he was pulling my leg on that, but I ran into an identical account from one of the camera men who worked on the Nevada tests.


Did he die of cancer?
 
2013-04-18 12:47:44 PM  

scottydoesntknow: If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?


Nope.

There's only one flying B-29 left (Fifi). If you've ever seen the Nova special there was an outside chance at salvaging and restoring Kee Bird, but the yokels that undertook the project really screwed the pooch. All that's left is a burned-out hulk at the bottom of a Greenland lake.
 
2013-04-18 12:48:37 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: bopis: I_Am_Weasel: Damn the PC brigade.

I suppose they're going to protest re-enactments of shower time at Auschwitz too.

Because the US is just as bad as Nazi Germany.

The re-enactment of the killing of hundreds of thousands of civilians has no place any more so then re-enacting what happened to Jewish civilians in Germany.


What's the cutoff for civilian deaths? What do you think of civil war reenactors?

/Honestly curious.
 
2013-04-18 12:51:12 PM  

namegoeshere: Tsar_Bomba1: scottydoesntknow: If anything that sounds really, really boring.

Wouldn't it just be a lone B-52 and two B-29s flying overhead?

Nope.  Just the Enola Gay.  Other 2 camera planes got separated/lost... that's why the only footage we have is a quick clip that they shot out of the EG shaky-cam style.

One of my former bosses had a brother who flew on the Nagasaki bombing.  Said when it came time they were told to put on their goggles and cover their eyes and look away.  Right after detonation they all took off their goggles.  He looked down and could see his bones glowing through his boot.

I always thought he was pulling my leg on that, but I ran into an identical account from one of the camera men who worked on the Nevada tests.

Did he die of cancer?


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The old dude who lives across the street did occupation duty in Japan after the war.   He's got a picture of himself standing in the middle of Nagasaki in 1946, less than a year after the bomb was drop.   I asked him if he was worried about the radiation, he replied, "They never told us about any radiation."
 
2013-04-18 12:51:40 PM  
How Gay is that?
 
2013-04-18 12:52:50 PM  

UNC_Samurai: To those of you advocating the nuking of Dayton, fark off. As much as I'd like to see large swaths of Ohio wiped off the map, the USAF Museum is too valuable to risk in any sort of operation.

/last time I was there I spent three whole days in the museum - before the addition of Hangar 3


They used to have the harley davidson out where you could touch it, even sit on it.
/back in the good old days.
 
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