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December 15, 2005 11:49 AM   Subscribe

Rescued from rape and slavery - brought to you by the CIA. Also, the Atomic Revolution and AA. From Ethan Persoff who brought us Teddy.
posted by caddis (17 comments total)

 
I love the classroom scene. I was hoping to take that course as an elective, but my grades weren't good enough.
posted by you just lost the game at 12:02 PM on December 15, 2005


Wow, they still use vaccum tube radios in Grenada in the 1980's. (page 2, first panel)
posted by delmoi at 12:11 PM on December 15, 2005


It Happened To Alice. What happened? She married Reggie.

Great post, by the way!
posted by you just lost the game at 12:13 PM on December 15, 2005



posted by The Jesse Helms at 12:17 PM on December 15, 2005


This is my favourite.

"I went to my first A.A. meeting while I was in a mental institution."

"I wasn't even an alcoholic. I'm mental you see."

/smokes pipe some more.
posted by longbaugh at 12:27 PM on December 15, 2005


That atomic revolution comic is incredibly good. An interesting look at a time when atomic power was going to save the world.
Even now the United States is building portable atomic power stations that can be shipped by air to any part of the world. These capsules of civilization can be used to provide heat, power, and radioactivity.
posted by Jawn at 12:30 PM on December 15, 2005


Let me change that around a little bit -

Even now the United States is building portable atomic power stations weapons that can be shipped by air to any part of the world. These capsules of "civilization" can be used to provide heat, power, and radioactivity.

There we go.
posted by longbaugh at 12:34 PM on December 15, 2005


So if these were dropped over Grenada, why are they in english?
posted by doctor_negative at 12:44 PM on December 15, 2005


Uncle Ron let on he'd be invading for no reason in about 5-10 years.
posted by longbaugh at 12:58 PM on December 15, 2005


That atomic revolution comic is incredibly good. An interesting look at a time when atomic power was going to save the world.

Well, it'll save us from going back to burning coal for all our energy needs (which is what would happen without nukes after the price of oil gets to high)
posted by delmoi at 1:02 PM on December 15, 2005


doctor_negative writes " So if these were dropped over Grenada, why are they in english?"

They speak English in Granada, right? It was a British colony...
posted by mr_roboto at 1:05 PM on December 15, 2005


“They speak English in Granada, right? It was a British colony...”

Yeah. It even says that in the notes on the inside front cover.
posted by ijoshua at 1:11 PM on December 15, 2005


Also same guy with Spree and 25 Lessons in Hypnotism "music." Interesting stuff.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:13 PM on December 15, 2005


CIA Factbook: English (official), French patois
posted by edgeways at 1:13 PM on December 15, 2005


The Teddy comic was linked here back in 2001, but if you have not had a chance to read it I highly recommend it.
posted by caddis at 1:36 PM on December 15, 2005


Buddy of mine is a Grenada veteran and has some interesting unheroic stories about it. That is all.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:50 AM on December 16, 2005


Gah!

Ernest Rutherford was a New Zealander, dammit! He's on our money and everything.

Dumb CIA.
Well, I suppose this one probably wasn't them, unless it was extremely oblique psyops.
posted by wilberforce at 2:16 AM on December 16, 2005


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