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Opening Arguments

The good bomb

Finally, what the world has needed -- a nice, friendly, cuddly, green bomb:

New explosives could be more powerful and safer to handle than TNT and other conventional explosives and would also be more environmentally friendly.

TNT, RDX and other explosives commonly used in military and industrial applications often generate toxic gases upon detonation that pollute the environment. Moreover, the explosives themselves are toxic and can find their way into the environment due to incomplete detonation and as unexploded ordnance. They are also extremely dangerous to handle, as they are highly sensitive to physical shock, such as hard impacts and electric sparks.


To make safer, more environmentally friendly explosives, scientists in Germany turned to a recently explored class of materials called tetrazoles. These derive most of their explosive energy from nitrogen instead of carbon as TNT and others do.

Kill the people but don't harm the planet. The very thought must be making some people ecstatic.


Harl Delos
Wed, 05/28/2008 - 12:37pm

Something else the planet is dying for: a really good tattoo of Barry.

Wonkette is reporting today ("Obamatard Nation") that they're available at Studio 13 in Fort Wayne. What gives? I thought you had to be an licensed physician in Indiana to give tattoos. Has some doctor stopped cotching babies because the malpractice costs are too high, and opened a tattoo parlor?

Nicely illustrated at

If I ever get a tattoo, it'll say "Born to Raise... Tomatoes"

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 1:10pm

Yeah, but we still need to blow stuff up in construction projects and the like, too. So it's not a bad idea.

tim zank
Wed, 05/28/2008 - 7:13pm

If you are able find a way to save the vegetation while blowing the bejesus out people, you have waaaaaaaay too much time on your hands and a very distorted sense of what's important.

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 10:29pm

"Green Bomb" is an oxymoron and the idiot designing said bomb is simply a moron. There cannot be anything environmentally friendly about blowing up things and killing people.

tim zank
Wed, 05/28/2008 - 10:43pm

But it does fit todays "green image" doesn't it? Is tht priceless or what???

Bob G.
Thu, 05/29/2008 - 8:05am

OK, so we 're working on a "green" bomb...goes with that "green" ammo we are rolling out (propriatory alloyrounds that turn to powder when hitting hard objects, but frag when striking organics...suh-weet).

Now IF ONLY we could make a QUIET BOMB.
(shades of Maxwell Smart and KAOS's "hushaboom")

Better yet...lets make a quiet boomcar, or at least enforce some noise ordinances.
(don't get me started)