darkness at noon
Lately it has been so overcast that the day no longer appears as day. There is the gray time when we are awake, then the black time when we are awake, and then we sleep until the gray time. I bought a 150-watt lamp, but it still isn't much of a sun.
Farsi phrases they're teaching the Marines: "We are Americans," "We are here to help," and "Lie down on your stomach."
Er, so like all the best lies, those "Bat Boy Joins Up!" announcements carried a grain of truth. Some are talking about reviving the Army's WWII attempts to attach bombs to bats. Only they didn't go so well.
It sounded good on paper. But a series of tests with dummy bombs proved disastrous. Many bats never woke up. Others bolted for freedom. In another test, some bats carrying live incendiaries got loose and set fire to a hangar and a general's car.