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Thursday, December 16

Star Wars, Those Crazy Star Wars, Nothing Star Wars, Up In the Sky

Ta Da!
Missile Defense System Fails Again!
An interceptor rocket never lifts off during the first trial run in two years.

It's a good read in today's LA Times. (get password at If I was so inclined, I could write a whole comedy sketch for Jay Leno on this. But I tell you, the article has quite a bit of hilarity built right into it:

"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld acknowledged that more research would be needed to make the system work, but called criticisms of the technology a "red herring.
"We have no intention of deploying something that doesn't work, but what the definition of 'work' is, is terribly important," Rumsfeld said"

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