I recently finished my latest rewrite of Norman Normalson & The Normals. It’s constantly evolving and improving like American politics. Oh wait! I mean the opposite of American politics. Buried in its pages, I found this little gem of a rant, slightly adapted for posting here. Warning: This post contains absolutely no spoilers. The context is completely unimportant. This is just a random tangent. Yes, I do wander off into random tangent rants while writing for children. I do so in hopes that they well break the cycle of human oddities and begin a new cycle of logical, rational thought or at least laugh.
Did full-grown adult humans living in Earth’s 1950s actually think hiding under little wooden desks would keep children safe from an atomic bomb? They practiced hiding under their desks at school. It was part of their education. Seriously. Search YouTube for “Duck And Cover.” It might work for Bert The Turtle but not against an atomic bomb. It only works if your name is Tsutomu Yamaguchi. I like the one where the family uses their picnic blanket for cover. Surviving an atomic bomb is no picnic. Had they never heard of nuclear fallout or radiation? Did they learn nothing from Marie Curie? That’s still not nearly as dumb as making the weapon in the first place. Is it any wonder humanity still can’t traverse the universe?
I did the searching for you and even brought the video straight to your computer and/or mobile device. Yeah, you’re welcome. I know you didn’t thank me. Humans are rude like that. You’re welcome, anyway.