๐Ÿ˜Š Andrew Walter @ 2019-07-08 11:10:26
I went to the Submarine museum at Portsmouth Historic Docks on Saturday. There was a whole section which explained about Polaris missiles and nuclear deterrent and it really bummed me out...they had a decommissioned Polaris missile in the gift shop ffs. But then, in the same section there was a mock up of a crew-members bunk on a nuclear armed sub. On the bunk there was a folded jumper and a book. That book? It was THE WORM OUROBOROS, the lush 60's version with the Keith Henderson artwork. Am I over-reaching to think that an anonymous staff member had specifically decided to make a comment by placing a fantasy book about self-devouring unending conflict in an exhibition piece about nuclear deterrent?
๐Ÿ˜Š Richard G @ 2019-07-08 18:02:08
perfect. I bet thatโ€™s deliberate. Iโ€™ve been looking at the early history of nukes (Atlas, Titan... Polaris was supposed to be early, but it got stuck in dev hell) and itโ€™s monstrous on every level - not just the proposition of weapons of mass terror, but also the way nobody could stick to a plan, having decided to make them. The stated goals and the wild over-and-under-reaching to make them happen. I always think โ€œwell at least theyโ€™d put smart people on this,โ€ but the results always scream incompetence.
๐Ÿ˜Š Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-07-08 18:53:05
The whole notion of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) is sufficient evidence that entire strata of military strategists were collectively insane.
๐Ÿ˜Š Matthew Adams @ 2019-07-10 04:43:12
How long are your arms? Also, unrelated to my first question, how far is it from the barrier to the book?
๐Ÿ˜Š Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-07-10 10:11:09
@Matthew Adams Good question, my Fantasy Masterworks edition could use company! ;)
๐Ÿ˜Š Andrew Walter @ 2019-07-10 12:04:42
@Matthew Adams It was behind glass so it must have been placed there when the display was created. Also - I already have my own copy of this version!

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