Monday, November 26th, 2012
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Another Cold War Disappointment

"It may sound like a plot straight out of a science fiction novel, but a U.S. mission to blow up the moon with a nuke was very real in the 1950s. At the height of the space race, the U.S. considered detonating an atom bomb on the moon as a display of America's Cold War muscle."

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Aloysius (#1,808)

Sounds like some primo Balk j/o fuel.

#56 (#56)

@Aloysius He was not angry enough.

Mr. B (#10,093)

"Trolling for Alex Balk reblogs" is quite the thing in Fleet Street these days.

deepomega (#1,720)

What else could we have nuked to impress the Soviets? Tell us in the comments!

#56 (#56)

This is why the rest of the world hates us. Hey! It's NOT ours to blow up! Even planning it and not doing it is shitty. Who do you think you are, America?

I didn't realize there were Japanese civilians on the moon in 1959.

El Matardillo (#586)

We should do it now, that'll show 'em. M-O-O-N, that spells Ayatollah.

alorsenfants (#139)

M. Balk is tres disappointed that this did not happen to his f*cking moon, ne c'est pas?!

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