Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"OOPS!"


I just joined the "Close the Indian Point Atomic Power Plant" group on Facebook..an old commie pal runs it. Him, and a bunch of swell folks want to close that glowing joint down...fat chance, but still.

I remember when they built the damned thing.

It sits directly on top of a fault line, and is conveniently right next to the Hudson River so it can poison the hell out of it, and the NYC area when it finally gets around to melting down

Nice huh?

Anyway when the place was just put up they had flaks come to tri-state grade schools, Public, and Katlick, with that crap about "electricity too cheap to meter". He even brought a bleep load of scale models kits for the boys to build.


Sister what's her name held them aside for them that did well on science exams. Lucky for me that was, besides recess, the only subject I was any good at. I got one! Hey I read "Popular Science", and watched that weird cartoon "Space Angel".

However that nuclear salesman aside saying atomic energy "could make peanuts the size of grape fruits". I mean who the fuck would want that? Well besides that he never did mention anything about melt-downs or dying in agony or three headed fish, and or cattle.

It was maybe ten years before folks began to think this crap wasn't such a "Hot" idea...so to speak.
Even if we tear the damned thing down the ground will be "hot" enough to microwave Thanksgiving turkeys in two seconds for the next ten zillion years...okay okay I over-state it a tad.

Maybe only Nine Zillion Years!


Stay Tuned.

4 comments:

  1. Is space Angel Any relation to Space Ghost? I figure it's what we'll all be if there's another big nuke-building boom.

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  2. No. "Space Angels" pre-dates them other guys by near 30 years. It was an animation decades ahead of it's time. They even got the Space Shuttle mostly right. They had actual aerospace engineers as consultants so they had good help.

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  3. I know a retired aerospace engineer. I can talk with him about ways of fabricating the omnitriangulated structure of octet trusses, the mathematics of making an astrolabe, and armillaries as navigational devices, and he actually understands, and gives suggestions about how to better do it. These guys really have something upstairs.

    Z

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