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Radio Active
« on: Mar 17, 2011, 02:23 PM »
I guess I am, since I play it when I don't have a CD in the car...

I guess the best song ever about radioactivity was Radioactive by The Firm, and I found that Kings of Leon also have a rendition (same song?). 

And not to pull a Gilbert Gottfried and lose my day Duck job by joking about catastrophy, but I do think it's ironic that disasters occur when a power plant loses power.  I was watching a video of an expert saying Japan should work the "Chernobyl Option" and start the dumping of sand and cement, since there is no physical way to get water on top of the exposed reactor (without getting permanently toasted in the process...) since the water cannons and choppers can't touch it.  And if it goes, then the dominoes go right down the line and there will be 4 meltdowns from 1.  The workers there strike me as very similar to Kamikaze pilots, and probably don't have need to wear a parachute on this flight.

To demonstrate the local level of paranoia; a local Granger IN health store sold out of its supply of Iodine.  First, you just want to say "You know, it isn't always about you" and then wonder what the effects of ingesting Iodine are if you aren't experiencing radiation poisoning.

Of course, with my twisted mindset...  I hear "Radioactivity" and "Japan" and "The Sea" and first thing I think of, as a worst-case scenario is:

GODZLLA!

Ace; that's all they need, about now...

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #1 on: Mar 17, 2011, 03:09 PM »
Ok, maybe Mothra could drop a bucket on the way over.

The whole "entombment" principle apparently is the giving up on water and cooling (since they can't, and it isn't) and basically just try to seal it off.  I don't really remember the Chernobyl details and decisions, but apparently that was how they went on that.  They can't get power to the in-plant pumps that would normally handle the flow, and the water cannons can't reach, and the choppers are blowing water when they drop it.  So, yeah, another tidal wave would probably work ok. 

Ok; "Best Godzilla Song" would have to be... well, Blue Oyster Cult.

Ace; that was tough.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2011, 07:31 AM »
I saw that!  I remember Rock Star Supernova, where the ex-bassist from Metallica and the ex-guitarist from Guns and Roses (of which there are only 20 or 30) and Tommy Lee picked that strange Canadian guy as lead singer, and promptly went into a black hole. 

This just in:
(CBS/AP) Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that they may have to bury the crippled Fukushima Dai Ichi nuclear plant in sand or encase it in concrete to try to contain the radiation.

However, entombing the facility is considered a last resort and engineers are still hoping to restore power and restart water pumps in order to cool the overheating nuclear rods, Reuters reports.

"It is not impossible to encase the reactors in concrete. But our priority right now is to try and cool them down first," an official from the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said at a news conference, according to Reuters.


Best Game With Chernobyl As A Setting:  Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (1).

Ace; another easy one.
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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2011, 12:13 PM »
I haven't figured out how the reactors can be buried in sand, concrete, etc., but not in water. If they can't get close enough to the reactors to spray them with a garden hose, how are they gonna shovel dirt into them?

Maybe they'll just nuke them.

I'm not having any radioactive songs coming to mind, but Radio Ga Ga by Queen was okay. It was certainly different.

When I lived in California years ago, our power company was Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). Pigs, Goats and Elephants is what we called them.

Scuzzy; I wonder if they've tried moving up to a 100' water hose.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2011, 01:57 PM »
I figure dirt and concrete fall better without spraying, unlike water.  And it doesn't turn to steam as quickly.

It's easy enough to get up close.  Once.
I hope that song didn't create Lady GaGa.  Talk about radioactive, plus a monster.
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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2011, 02:24 PM »
Well, yes. Queen helped give us Lady Gaga. She was greatly inspired by them and her stage name was derived from the Radio Ga Ga song.

Scuzzy; Lady GagGag would have been better.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2011, 10:56 AM »
Since the whole gaga gala is overdone, the Best Radio Song Ever in my estimation is "Radio Radio" by Elvis Costello.

I can't think of any great Tsunami songs.  I guess "Ebb Tide" would be close.  I did like the Hawaii Five-O theme since I'm a Ventures fan since my childhood.  Wipe Out was good, and so's Surfin' Bird.  Plus "Pipeline" is a classic.

I guess on dirt, that Johnny Cash Hurt song about an empire of dirt or "16 Tons" would be appropriate on covering up a reactor problem.

Ace; a tsunami must be twice as bad as a onenami.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2011, 04:21 PM »
Well there was Seventh Wave, don't know if anyone ever listened to their stuff but I remember back, when. They had a sort of progressive sound. And then there was Nektar's, A Tab in the Ocean, very progressive and somewhat spacey as I remember. A couple of contenders for Tsunami songs.

And yeah, what about that new Hawaii Five Oh. I like it. I've been keeping up with it since we have the On-Demand service with the cable and you can catch up with it and don't have to make sure you at home at the right time to see it.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #8 on: Mar 21, 2011, 05:55 PM »
Shoot Pat; that triggered my recollection.  Topographic Oceans.  Yes.  That was one boatload of fun.  461 Ocean Blvd.  Sea of Love.  Three Little Fishies.  Indian Lake (which is actually right between us). 
May This Be Love by Hendrix ("Waterfall...").

Anyway, my Alltime Favorite Song of Japan:  Turning Japanese by The Vapors.

Ace; Sukiyaki was pretty cool, too.


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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #9 on: Mar 21, 2011, 06:22 PM »
It occurs to me that the closest may be by Deep Purple. "Smoke on the water and fire in the skies."

Not that I was ever much of a fan mind you.


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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #10 on: Mar 21, 2011, 07:47 PM »
At this rate, this thread will quickly deteriorate to singing Love Boat songs.

Scuzzy; the Love Boat promises something for everyone.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2011, 08:15 PM »
Request granted. Consider this an official deterioration of this thread.

Scuzzy; sort of like a rotten peanut.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #12 on: Mar 21, 2011, 08:29 PM »
Interprenator: (noun) An interpreter who hoses up an interpretation.

Scuzzy; yes, I just made that up.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #13 on: Mar 22, 2011, 11:33 AM »
Scuzzy's deteriorating condition reminded me of "Deteriorata" - the Lampoon parody of "Desiderata" and that whole "you are a child of the universe".... stuff. 
with the lead in: You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here.
I'll tell ya, if you want to get some big-pantsed squirrel ticked off just throw them a rotten peanut.

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #14 on: Mar 25, 2011, 09:58 AM »
Today's news suggests "exposed core reactors" in Japan, as workers wound up getting burns wading in the cooling pool.  And the US is shipping water in by ship (that alone sounds ironic).  Also, the US military will help with the problem... hopefully not by using the means currently applied in Libya, or as we'd done before over there.

I did read that the French shot down a Libyan plane while it was parked on the runway.  I guess that's as complete as a no-fly zone is going to get.  I hope nobody decides "no parking" should have the same means to an end.

Ace; I could see Scuzzy shooting out my tires when I drive by the lot...

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Re: Radio Active
« Reply #15 on: Mar 25, 2011, 12:12 PM »
I just noticed "wound" (up) and "wound" are strikingly similar.  Plus 'heal' and 'heel." 
Hey; what did the guy yell at his wounded dog, who wouldn't sit still?

"Heal!  Heal!"

Ace; I think "Hurt" should become the new Japanese anthem.  Or Libya, if they could carry a tune.  Toon.