Reporter: "The Navy was quick to inform us that the fire was at the opposite end of the submarine from the nuclear reactor."(...and yes, I know there are stern tubes, and that the forward tubes are actually more sorta midships, and that there's no real good place on a nuclear-powered undersea vessel to have a raging inferno, but the guy's combination of morbid fascination and utter cluelessness just rubbed me the wrong way.)
Me: "Oh, you mean at the end with the torpedoes? The part where there's actually something flammable?"
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Overheard in the Office:
The TeeWee down the hall had the talking head on the morning news saying "Fire on a nuclear submarine!" in a tone of voice that made it clear that simply uttering the words gave him a little ghoulish journalistic chubby.