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?
Richard G @ 2019-07-08 18:02:08
perfect. I bet that’s deliberate. I’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 it’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 “well at least they’d put smart people on this,” but the results always scream incompetence.
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.
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?
Mamading Ceesay @ 2019-07-10 10:11:09
@Matthew Adams Good question, my Fantasy Masterworks edition could use company! ;)
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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