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1. It all comes down to rod position.
2. Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
3. Dial “M” for Meltdown
4. …Tick, tick, tick…
So, does a wide-scale disaster make nuclear physicists think twice about these unanticipated things, the variegated results of pushing protons into each other? Is the Fukushima catastrophe a reminder that with nuclear power and promise comes peril?
Marc Sobel writes (sending link to New Yorker photo booth slide show): Don’t know what to make of this one.
The Bag answers: The “cellophane” one? Does it feel sci-fi. Maybe it has a mutated feeling. Is it partly because it’s a woman, btw? Is part of the feeling of it that she’s a woman/solider?
Marc Sobel answers: All I could get was this and the spirit of the Japanese military. but a very ghostly image. I think it’s a man.
(Photo: Adam Dean/Panos. caption: A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier looks out at the tsunami devastation reflected in the window in Rikuzen-Takaata, Iwate Prefecture, March 15, 2011. Thousands of people died in this small town seventy kilometers northeast of Sendai.)
Between Quake/Tsunami/Nuke Crisis 2011 and Hiroshima 1948:
The people of the mask.
photo:STF/AFP/GettyImages via: Land of Disaster - An FP Photo Essay | Foreign Policy
Does make me think about the unfathomable amount of resources that gets flushed into military and defense by so-called modern societies at the expense of domestic wellbeing, (non-mil) civil defense and, oh yeah, the development of clean(er) and safe(r) alternative energy.
(photo: Kyodo News via Reuters caption: Officers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft that was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate prefecture on Monday.)
Except it’s not Sci-Fi. #prayforJapan
(Note: The full-size image is even more eerie, though I couldn’t find it larger than this.)
(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters caption: Officials in protective gear stood among people from the evacuation zone around the Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, Japan, one of two damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. via: Japan quake highlights nuclear dangers: Greens - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)