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Monday, February 18, 2008

Better Use Of Tax Dollars Than Some Real Programs

From the satirical website The Onion:
The U.S. Navy announced Monday that field tests of a cool new "ping" sound, a $3 billion project in development since the Cold War, have been an overwhelming success. "The Navy will begin retrofitting all destroyers, supercarriers, and nuclear submarines with the new sound immediately," said chief of naval operations Admiral Gary Roughead, who described the sound as "like a metallic-y sonar blip, but kind of loud like a torpedo siren." "We are extremely proud to continue the fine naval tradition of cool, important-sounding noises."...
I totally want a .wav file with that sound...

3 Comments:

Blogger Cameron said...

fine naval tradition of cool, important-sounding noises."...

Isn't that what tax dollars are for? In fact, they ought to add that on the 1040 right next to the donation for presidential election funds. Would anyone not donate to a "cool, important-sounding noises" fund?

2/19/2008 11:20 AM

 
Anonymous oceaneer said...

I knew an 08 fellow who set his computer to play the power plant casualty alarm when he got an e-mail from his boss. It bugged the heck out of me.

2/20/2008 4:40 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although the navy has invested in some 'cool' new active sonar sound, you have to wonder what other, more important things they could spend our tax dollars on.

2/22/2008 2:35 PM

 

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