Friday, 5 August 2005

Celebrate!

It's that time of year again. Early August, summer is well entrenched and the children are off school. Cricket on TV and the football season starts soon. What better way to celebrate some of the historical events which took place in early August than to buy a replica of the atomic bomb as dropped on Hiroshima 60 years ago tomorrow? Click here to order the 1/12th scale model complete with a little plaque bearing a facsimilie of the signature of the pilot of the Enola Gay.

12 careful considerations:

Lobster Blogster said...

I ordered mine with a dust cover, because when that baby goes off, there's gonna be a lot of mess.

kat said...

Smart thinking, lobster. I can't see why you want a model of atomic bomb but I suppose it is important that we can all recognise the real thing, should we see it coming. :-)

Nogbad said...

Good call - I'd suggest that you make sure that the FMrsL is careful when dusting round it too - and if it does go off I think vacuuming up any nuclear fallout is probably not good enough.

Nogbad said...

Oh Kat! You can't see why every house should have a model of the A Bomb?? Grief!

Echo Mouse said...

I can't believe it's been 60 years. Wow. Seems so long ago but too recent at the same time.

Honestly, I grew up listening to my father go on about "how to survive radiation and nuclear bombs" ... don't need anymore reminders ;)

Happy Birthday Nogbad!! :) Get something spiffy for yourself, on me.

Morning-Loves-It said...

Happy birthday Nigel. Have fun ;-)

I like your new photo - sort of mean, dark and moody looking!

Nogbad said...

Thank you Mornev. The photo was taken by Calum earlier this year and the patch of pink in the bottom right hand corner is Rowan's shoulder :-)

ScaryCheri said...

OMG....$350 bucks?!?

It would be cheaper to buy a sheet of sand paper and call it a "replica of when the dust settled"...Museum Quality even.

Nogbad said...

Ya gonna suggest that to them Cheri? You could be on a nice little earner from the commission! :-)

ScaryCheri said...

I'm full of money making ideas ;)

Nogbad said...

I was trying to see if we could use your day job in some way - could you make models of the mushroom cloud from dog poop?

ScaryCheri said...

that brought the Mashed potato scene from "Close Encounters of the third kind" to mind.