Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tactical Nuke: Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's July 12, Twenty Twelve. For those of you still calling the years "two thousand and...", you are morons, and not of the future. Which is now. Now is the future, and we call it TWENTY. Because we are futuristic. And you are backwards, like a caveman. Or cave-woman. We are equal opportunity here at Nuking Politics.

Since the last tac-nuke was long, this will be short. Maybe. I just started writing it, so who knows?

Yeah, Thursdays suck too.

 So, Romney gave a speech to the NAACP yesterday. I should have put that on my list of inconceivable things between involving oneself in a land war in Asia and going in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

A new DreamWorks theme park may be coming to Jersey. Featuring a troll infested swamp. I thought Jersey was already a troll-infested swamp. Strange idea for a theme park.

Honestly, I dunno much about New Jersey, except that everyone who is familiar with it makes fun of it. So I am just going along with them.

Pluto has FIVE, count 'em, FIVE moons. And is still called a "dwarf planet". Give it a rest you scientist bigots. Like Earth is so big compared to almost all exoplanets found so far. Pluto is a planet. Get over it...racists.

Nuking Politics will probably hit 10,000 page views today or tomorrow. And we're about a month and a half old.

That's good right?

If not, just say it's good anyway.


  1. I feel like you owe 15-20 of those page views to me and my brilliant writing. I mean think about it, with out me clicking on my articles and giggling to myself over my brilliance. how would you ever hit 10,000 so quickly?

    1. I didn't think about that. I suspect that at least 5,000 page views are yours then.

  2. I agree with your frustration on twenty-twelve, but there is one question about time that perhaps you could answer: What Is the century's first decade called? The Zeros? The Oughts? And is the current decade called The Teens, even though it contains years that don't say "teen" in them?

    1. Hm, well I dunno why you think I could answer that, but I'll do it anyway. Because that's how I do things here at Nuking Politics. I answer the questions that I have absolutely no business trying to answer.

      Apparently, at some point, the first century of the 1900s was called the "aughts", but it has been pointed out that this is an incorrect form of the word "naught". So "aught" is out.

      I've heard it called the O's, and that might work. Personally, I call it the two thousands. There is no real answer that I could find though. As for the current decade, there seems to be some consensus in calling it either the "tens" or the "twenty tens".

      I suspect, given the prevalence of past and present multimedia material that will most likely exist well into the future, that the 2020s, 2030s, 2040s, and so on and so forth will be qualified as the twenty-"decade", and not just twenties, thirties, forties, and so on. It will be possible, you see, and very likely, that people alive today that are familiar with the terms "forties", "fifties", and "sixties" as eras in the twentieth century will live to see the 2040s, 2050s, and 2060s.

      I was born in the 1970s, and if I do actually make it to the 2070s, I doubt I would refer to them as the would be too confusing. And the naming convention we have for decades, from what I have read about it, is a relatively new thing from the twentieth century, as things like technology and fashion didn't change quite as fast as they do now in previous centuries, and decades weren't defined by them.