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Thread #59418 Message #1932337
Posted By: Bunnahabhain
10-Jan-07 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The reason the enviromentalist lobby had it cancelled wasn't what you think. Oh no....
Th real reason was the sounds generated by such a system would only be detected by seismographs, and by whales. Now, as we all know, Enviromentalists love whales, and so listened to the ceteans complaints, which can be paraphrased down to 'Would you mind tuning that thing properly? It's bad enough played at that volume well, let alone how 'spaw does'
Of course, the only two methods available to fix the tuning were to fire all 19,000 federal employees working on the project and hire competent staff, or to rebore it in a different rock formation. Unfortunatley, the federal employes all turned out to live in a very marginal congressional district, and the only suitable rock formation was in the state of a senior senator, who objected to the vast investment that the project would bring, quoting the example of Jericho as to waht happens if you let some bright young man loose with a very big trumpet, and he wouldn't be having any of that in his state.