Shawn Mahaney

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 37
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Saturday, January 03, 2009 

Current mood:  aggravated
Category: Life
There's a reasonably well-received movie out now about the German military plot to kill Adolf Hitler, Tom Cruise's Valkrie.  It seems many members of the military could not stand to see the nation they loved and served turned into a vehicle for unspeakable evil.  They risked their lives and names, and considerable collateral damage from the confusing aftermath, to take a stand and try to change the course of the nation.  This is never a straightforward process - people will get hurt.

Jumping forward to modern times, I see another situation that calls for a dramatic internal military response, even at substantial human cost.

"Mamma Mia! tops all-time DVD list"
"Musical film Mamma Mia! has become the UK's biggest-selling DVD of all time, according to official figures."

In the name of all that is upper-lip-stiffening, if the Royal Navy has any interest in protecting what is left of British tradition and pride, there can be only one response.  Unfortuately, a single briefcase bomb will not do the job here -

"Mamma Mia! became the fastest-selling DVD when it was released in mid-November, and has continued to sell over the festive period.
It is the first disc to sell more than five million copies - placing it in one in four UK households."

Brittania must cleanse herself!  Her Trident submarines must deploy around the nation immediately, ready with all of their 200 (or so*) warheads set to maximum yield, and nuke the living dance numbers out of the Motherland.

It may sound drastic, but I think the choice is clear.

or this,

p.s. - I do hope the boys can spare the Isle of Skye.  But please send me a couple bottles of Talisker just in case.

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Currently watching:
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Special Edition)
Release date: 2001-02-27