Monday, April 13, 2009

Russian roulette with the atomic bomb

I instantly regretted my rudeness in bringing up the gun in his hand - it wasn't the bomb's fault he was suicidal.

Bombs by their very nature are prone to a certain amount of depression - after all, the fulfillment of their ultimate purpose is synonymous with their demise, and that's the end of their story.

Of course we can't forget the fallout, damage to the surrounding area - measured not in lives but in lives and the wreckage of lives, emotional, psychological, economical, destruction of arable land, families, cultures - the ripples of one explosion, one disaster envelop countless people, worlds and worlds of people, when you think of it.

Well this observation - my suggestion his effects would go on long after his death - cheered the bomb up quite a bit. With a trembling smile, he said, "This time, I'll put two bullets in the gun."

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