February 26, 2007

News flash: tanks not invulnerable

Thank you, political science professor Michael Wallace.

In other news, the fact German soldiers had access to machineguns and anti-tank weapons proves conclusively that D-Day could not have actually happened the way we all think, and the first Neanderthal's use of a shieldy thing he made from some wicker in order to block his enemies' pointed sticks has left us all "trapped in an arms race" for, oh, about 10,000 years and counting now.

"Mr. Wallace acknowledges he has no easy answers on [how to prevent people from killing you with impunity]. But he also notes the Canadian Forces and government don't appear to know either."

Yes, they do. It's called fighting. By contrast, I found this informative.

Posted by BruceR at 05:59 PM

Confession of the day

Psst. I secretly think Disturbed's "Land of Confusion" is a superior-to-the-original cover (not that that would be too hard). Video's putrid, of course (sorry, Spawn fans), but I really like that the remake has given the actually-half-decent Mike Rutherford lyrics a new, relatively unironic fanset. "The men of steel, men of power/are losing control by the hour..." Sounds about right, no?

Posted by BruceR at 04:14 PM