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  • RegT

    What a way to go.

    • Bill M

      Sort of going out with a bang.

      • WayneM

        Beat me to the punch.

        Talk about coming and going at the same time!!

        • Bill G

          I was thinking “Go as you come”.
          Snicker.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    When you can’t get far enough away from Ground Zero, fast enough, you just try to finish with a Big Bang, and hope it was good for both of you.

  • Merle

    One time I was several miles away from a VC ammo dump that exploded and formed a mushroom cloud. Let me tell you – sex was the LAST THING on my mind at that point!!!

    • nonncom

      Amen to that….it’s difficult to get it up with your whole life flashing before you….

  • Interventor

    I saw a Kuwaiti munitions depot go off (accidentally). Damned good show.

  • Kafiroon

    I about bust a gut laughing so hard it really hurt this morning.
    Turned on the TV and saw lots of people running on some side walk and the announcer was saying there was a missile warning for Hawaii.
    Where in the bloody blue blazes do you think your going to run TO?
    Especially if it is a nuke?
    IDIOTS!

    • Kafiroon

      Note: The problem, even with kinetic, is: Where is it going to hit?

      • Doggo

        And this is a huge problem for the Norkies. They haven’t proven they can hit anything. They have one (1) successful launch of a missile that can hit the continental US, and several that could make it to Hawaii. Now that they can get it there, they still have to figure out how to aim the darn things.

        As far as where to run, if you can’t find a fallout shelter, the basement of a building will do. If you’re not directly in the blast radius you’ve got a good chance of survival.

        Also, they are testing them as fast as they can make them. I don’t know if they’ve put any aside to actually use. I don’t think they’ll have time to reload and try again if they miss.

    • Browncoat

      That ONE person you want to die with… Unfortunately for me, mine beat me to it.

    • Unca Walt

      There was a fair-enough reason for some of them. Pearl Harbor with all its military stuff would be the most reasonable target. If you have even 15 minutes, you can start at Pearl City and put your foot in the carburetor and go flat out in H3.

      Up, over a big mountain, and down to the Kaneohe escarpment. It is a huge shadow for flash, blast, and radiation. (Sort of a separate climate there.)

      Ten miles on a superhighway. And you increase your chances of survival by a huge margin. Wait.

      I’d do it. I said “wait” ‘cuz I just realized how long it would take ME to drive ten miles on a superhighway with my whole fambly in the car… six fargin minutes at 100.

      Now I axe ya, Kafiroon… if, as I was loadin’ up my jalopy, I happen to wave to you and say:

      “You wanna make a run for it with us to the cliff side of the mountains?”

      Suddenly it ain’t quite so idiotic. 😉

      Now… since I live in Floriduh, there ain’t no place to go nohow. You can’t even dig a fargin hole here… it’ll fill up.

      • Kafiroon

        Thanks Unka Walt, But I will just pop a beer and pray to the Good Lord for some mercy. Driving? You need to see the snowbirds drive down here. And many of the locals are just as bad. Yesterday, Thank God for four wheel discs and small mass, I avoided two crashes just in five miles.

  • JTC

    What formwiz said.

    If it’s time for my personal “come to Jesus” moment, I’m okay with that.

    But I need to have God’s ear for a bit to ask His help with people and things I care more about than that, and His forgiveness for my many shortcomings.

    And not to be crass about it, but as to “short comings” I only need two minutes for that, leaving me with thirteen for all of the above, so…Win-Win-BOOM!

  • NotYetInACamp

    Like the NORK’s would hit what they were aiming at!

    Alternately, a man’s got to know his priorities and limitations. How far can you really go in 15 minutes and does it do it justice. I doubt a big miss would bring about any repercussions for pda’s. The Big Miss would likely give enough time for a full course, interestingly. There is a lot of distance between the islands, and only Pearl Harbor is a real target.

    The NORK’s did get all they needed to save face when talking with the South. Everyone can get a big laugh on Hawaii. Maybe the NORK’s can wear palm leaves as decorations honoring (snork) the Hawaiians. Hawaii. yet another Democrat hotspot that wants to become a s**thole. It’s hard to ruin a paradise, but the socialists have already turned the former highest GDP per capita country in the Americas into a s**thole. Venezuela was a paradise for so many, for so many years.

    • NotYetInACamp

      I meant wear those palm leaves as decorations while walking in the Winter Olympic parade of athletes. That would be funny. i would have to hand it to them if they can be that funny. Maybe even using them as a swish while holding a few. there are so many ways they could improve their stature and conversation by using a joke like that in a low key way.

      • NotYetInACamp

        And all with no crispy critters. Everone’s a winner.
        Then everyone keep on winning that way.

  • What DOES one do in such an event?

  • wait 9 months and watch the birthrate in hawaii

  • Reminds me of the story of the last Martians waiting for a nuclear test missile to land a thousand miles south of their city. They know where it will land because they are telepathic and read the minds of the NASA scientists involved. While sorry they cannot “speak” to the NASA scientists, they are looking forward to first contact. They are interested and happy that it will be close enough to see but far enough to not put them in danger. The missile goes off and the end of the story has NASA congratulating themselves on the accuracy of the hit (only a fraction off the aiming point). The end is that one NASA scientist asks another if there could be intelligent life on Mars. The other scientist answers no. The last line was “He was correct … then”

  • Hardball

    On The Beach. Only quicker.

    • GWB

      Surprised you’re the only one to mention that. Some guy made a quick video (I assume FB live or some such) that he was going golfing. Several people connected that to Shute’s opus.

  • ‘TreHammer

    Preggers?

  • GWB

    Interesting juxtaposition on Drudge atm, with the driverless/control-less car and the bogus alert stories next to each other. Made me wonder: what will the driverless car do when you have to leave NOW and need to go very fast to do it?

  • gruundehn

    This whole incident strikes me as Bull****. I am a retired electronics technician and any button as important as this one is would have a cover so that pressing it is a two-stage process. One must DELIBERATELY raise the cover before pressing the button. No engineer would design the console otherwise, no quality control inspector would approve of the design otherwise and no operator would let such a design flaw slide.

    Also, over half an hour to catch and correct this “mistake”? Such a button, when pressed, will blatantly show that it has been pressed; normally, such a button goes from a green color to a red color light so that the operator of the console will see the change immediately.

    Also, the timing is suspect. North and South Korea are talking, something that never happened under the previous Administration. Various scandals that were to “take down” the present Administration have blown up in the faces of the Democrats. This is a nice little diversion.

    • Henry

      What is as far as I know the last manual-control elevator in existence in Massachusetts is in daily operation in the statehouse in Boston, the gate and lever permanently manned by some Democrat’s unemployable brother-in-law. When I heard about Hawaii’s “woops” alert, my first thought was that we would find that the Party put some other beneficiary of nepotism in charge of the Civil Defense button there.

      • Interventor

        Harrods in Londonistan.

    • Kafiroon

      Right on. Feed the peons BS. Way back in the 50’s, my dad showed me around the steam power electrical generating plant control room he worked in. The switches for dumping the boilers were under covers and you had to reach out for them. No “opps”.

    • Merle

      Does sound like a hack – doesn’t it?

    • ZeeBee

      From what I heard they had to get permission from their boss to cancel the alert.

      Bureaucracy at it’s finest.

  • For anybody interested in radiation survival an how to minimize damage, I posted dome information and tips on this blog in late 2011. I did it as information in the unlikely event of the unthinkable. The problem with doing this is many people think I would have to be nuts to even think a bout this happening. Well, I put this all in my blog in 2011, in the hopes it may be useful to someone. If not, you can approach the situation by placing your head between your knees and kissing your ass goodbye. Also, this definitely will not be available after the flash. Print it out somewhere, before the flash. Anybody know why?

    htietz@cox.net

  • Not posted on this (day By Day) blog, but on the OCB blog. Timing October 2011,

  • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

    Heh, makes me think of the ending of Dan Simmon’s “Olympos”.

  • JTC

    Maybe a nuke is the way to go after all…

    I knew they would get to her…as I said a few days ago this quote (from the story of her signing on to the anti-metoo letter) foretells Ms. Deneuve et al’s own fate:

    “What began as freeing women up to speak has today turned into the opposite — we intimidate people into speaking ‘correctly’, shout down those who don’t fall into line, and those women who refused to bend” to the new realities “are regarded as complicit and traitors.”

    And here you have it:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebrity/catherine-deneuve-pens-apology-after-criticizing-supernumbermetoo-movement/ar-AAuGn9r?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout

  • Delilah T. No Longer the Most Deplorable of All

    When I lived in Chicago, I figured a nuke blast hitting downtown would happen while I was a t work. Best thing to do it face it full on. Radiation sickness is NOT a pleasant thing to face. You’re going to meet your maker anyway, so you might as well face it, with a stiff drink in your hand. I had friends who were positive it would happen and had land in Baraboo, WI, where they said they’d homestead if they had to. Then it all faded when the Wall fell.

    But I moved away, and I figure that a lot of the overpasses around my area would act as deflectors. Bridges, too, depending on the direction of the BOOM! My house might explode, because it’s heated with gas, as is the water heater.

    I think now, I’d just go northwest or due west, as far from any city as possible, and hope for the best. Try to reach the moraines area and the parks where there’s game and places to build a crude cabin.

    Let’s hope it never happens.

    • John

      The best defense against a nuke is Mother Earth. Even a deep ditch will fend off the heat, blast, and initial radiation. Then, before the fallout hits, find dust proof deep shelter (or if you must, make it yourself) with 3′ earth overhead cover or the equivalent and enough food and water for at least two weeks.
      Fleeing by car will probably not be an option after detonation because the EMP will fry just about any ignition system.
      A fallout shelter is something everyone should consider these days no matter where they live. Nuclear Terrorism is now, or at least soon will be, a fact of life since MAD only works against Nation States with a sane leadership.

  • Pete231

    Let’s see…. I’ve got my beer helmet on, sipping on the feed tube, and holding up a couple of dry-rubbed baby backs in the direction of ground zero while awaiting the Flash……

  • NotYetInACamp

    Also. Reminds me of when the sergeant walked in on two of the main characters in the Starship Troopers movie. The girl stuck her head out of the covers. then he gave them some more time. I think it was 20 minutes.

    We have faced people who wanted to fry us since we were children. We should be ready for this to happen.
    How long can the uber elite stay on their islands and in their redoubts and underground shelters anyway.
    They want to be evacuated when anything happens, for many good for them reasons. I wonder how many will survive the aftermath? I am not talking the radiation.

  • =TW=

    I remember “drop drills” at school in the early ’60s. Also sonic booms. (They don’t do those around here any more.)
    Some of our neighbors had bomb shelters, and we could see the Nike base on a hill nearby.
    These days a massive nuclear attack seems a remote possibility.
    More likely is a local incident like those which have been occurring recently.

    Not sure what I’d do with a 15 minute warning. I have a dusty bottle of fine old Scotch saved for a special occasion. Be a shame to let it go to waste…