Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ed Drops A Bomb

Today I was talking to Ed, telling him about a 60 Minutes podcast I was listening to that covered the story on how North Carolina was almost nuked in the early sixties during a military accident.  The government withheld the information at the time.

I went through the entire story, how the plane carrying the bomb broke apart and the bombs fell to the ground, and if they had gone off, the devastation would have been worse than Hiroshima and reached as far north as New York. 

He then said, "I don't know what they're going to do about that."

"Who's 'they'?" I said.

"North Korea." he said.

"Who the fuck is talking about North Korea??"

"You were." he said.

"Not North Korea.  North Carolina."

He started laughing.  "Oh." he said.

"Oh my God," I said.  "What is wrong with you??"

"I wasn't listening." he said.

"No shit.  God, I cannot believe you.  You weren't listening to any of it??"

"Well, I heard you say something about a podcast.  But then I stopped listening." he said.

Bomb dropped.  Typical guy.

Well, I guess not so typical since he a
dmitted to not listening.  Now I can't even really be pissed at him.  We're supposed to be happy when they're honest, right?


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M Hanson said...

What a scream!

Gil said...


Ian said...

Honesty is a good thing. I'm sure he typically listens. We all space out on occasion.