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A Sliver Of Slack
Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, suffered “foot in mouth” disease when he mentioned Hitler and chemical weapons when saying what a bad guy the President of Syria is and that Russia shouldn’t align themselves with him. But he made the mistake of bringing up Hitler and he was wrong. Hitler and the Nazis were using chemical weapons in the genocide attempted during the Holocaust.
My slack was given because Spicer was right to shame Russia for backing such an evil guy. But, as I said, just a sliver.
Why Didn’t Hitler Use Chemical Weapons In Battle?
Well, there is some indication there was, at least, one use of chemical weapons against Soviet troops and civilians in 1942. But why didn’t the Germans use chemical weapons during the Allied Invasion on D-Day?
According to Hermann Goering, it was because of horses. The Germans used horses extensively to transport equipment. This was due to the low supplies of gasoline. The Germans couldn’t come up with a gas mask that the horses would tolerate, so they didn’t use chemical weapons on D-Day.
This means that had the Nazis figured out how to make a gas mask that horses didn’t mind wearing, the invasion would have gone much differently, possibly even fail.
There are other speculations about the Nazi’s reluctance to use chemical weapons in this interesting article on FactCheck.org.
SNL, Louis CK, Tig Notaro, And A Party Clown
But, fellow comedian Tig Notaro had already made a short film using the same premise. And in her earlier version, she too ruins the first joke by saying upfront to the clown gig booker that the clown is just for her.
Notaro’s version is much longer than SNL’s by about 10 minutes. Still the similarities are undeniable. The material does appear to have been ripped off by SNL. However, I think SNL’s is the funnier of the to sketches.
This site has links to both sketches. You decide which is funnier.
A Modern Pterosaur Expert?
Now, I’m not certain if this fellow is a Poe and is putting us all on. He seems to be on the level, though. His website has an “Official Announcement of a Joint Declaration.” He, a modern pterosaur expert and a missile defense physicist agreed, by phone, that an old photograph of Union soldiers posing with a dead pterosaur is authentic.
The “expert” says another photograph alleging the same think is a hoax, but the one he touts is the real thing.
Well, I went over a few problems I had with his real thing.
Movie Recommendation: Fail Safe (1964)
Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda as the President, Fail Safe has many similarities to Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. However, Fail Safe isn’t a satire. It’s deadly serious. And very thought-provoking.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Let’s Go Down To The Woods‘ by The Screaming Blue Messiahs & ‘Vanishing Girl‘ by The Dukes of Stratosphear
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