It's essentially a very funny film about crazy thinking at the heart of power - something which never seems to go away if you believe stories that the army were recently developing a pheromone releasing 'gay bomb
' and drafting in psychics to pinpoint the whearabouts of Bin Laden.
Other winners included this year's Ignobel Peace Prize, which went to the US Air Force'sWright Laboratory inOhiowhere a team of researchers submitted a proposal to develop a chemical weapon to make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other - a so-called "Gay Bomb
THE military developers of a chemical "gay bomb" that made headlines earlier this year were among the (not-so) proud recipients of 2007 IgNobel prizes.
The Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, received this year's IgNobel Peace Prize for research and development on a so-called "gay bomb" that would "make enemy soldiers become sexually irresistible to each other".
I agree with Christopher Rice in Coastal Disturbances ["Band of Lovers," August 14] that the Defense Department's concept of a "gay bomb
" that would make enemy soldiers fall into each other's arms in a fit of induced sexual passion and then wake up the next morning humiliated and demoralized is typically homophobic and ill-conceived.
The story of the "gay bomb
" first surfaced a few years ago, but it seems only the GLBT press took notice, including this column, back then.
Q Dave, what kind of Iraq policy would you follow: Stay the course, Cut and run, Duck and cover, fight 'em over there so they won't fight us over here, surge, turn a corner every six months, surrender, add more GOP college interns to work in the green zone, drop the gay bomb
, or nuke Iran?
I'm very relieved that the "gay bomb" project proposed by U.S.
But if history is any indicator, the "gay bomb" would have been a disaster, because gay soldiers usually prove to be frighteningly good soldiers: Achilles, for instance, and then there's Alexander the Great, who apparently doesn't even register on the radar screens over at the Wright Laboratory, even though his bloody Afghan campaign turned out to be an eerie foretelling of our current nightmare in the Middle East.
out in the semifinals while Powell, who held the world record at 9.74 until Bolt ran 9.72 in May, was fifth in 9.95.