Monday, June 11, 2007

And I Thought My Work Was Absurd....

Today felt a bit absurd to me. Titles changing, text making no sense, and the word "snakes" just appearing randomly in a document---I'm glad today is almost over. But my job is not the most absurd in the world. I see that the Pentagon Confirms It Sought to Develop 'Gay' Bomb:

Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, had used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the proposal from the Air Force's Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviewing the documents.
Please tell me this is a joke. It's disturbing on so many levels.