Over at Veil War I mentioned the Robert Wilson tribute ongoing at Boing Boing. Found a copy of Schrodinger’s Cat, not sure if it is the original unexpurgated version. Anyway, if you’re interested you can read it buy cialis
href=”http://www.rawilsonfans.com/downloads/sct.htm”>here. Another fun excerpt from the first couple pages:
As early as 1976, a group of Chicago paranoids known as the Nihilist Anarchist Horde (NAH) printed up a single-page broadside on how to manufacture an atomic weapon. They sent this, in envelopes with no return address, to all the most hostile and embittered individuals and groups in the United States. NAH regarded this mailing as both a joke and a warning, and refused to face the fact that it was also an incitement.
NAH had already put out bumper stickers saying things like:
REGISTER CAPITALISTS, NOT GUNS
HONK IF YOU’RE ARMED
EAT THE RICH
And they even had a rubber stamp which they used to decorate subway advertisements with the Nihilistic message: ARM THE UNEMPLOYED: RIOT IN THE LOOP ON NEW YEAR’S EVE.
But they really outdid themselves with the build-your-own atomic weapon sheet, which was titled “Hobbysheet #4″ and looked like this:
HOBBYSHEET #4 in a series of 30. Collect ‘em all!
A SIMPLE ATOMIC BOMB FOR
THE HOME CRAFTSMAN
There is nothing complex about an Atomic (or Fission) Bomb. If enough fission material (Uranium 235 or Plutonium 237) is brought together to form a critical mass, it will explode. The trick is to put the pieces together fast enough to get a decent blast before the bomb blows itself apart. This can be done quite simply by means of ordinary explosive as shown below.
It was later estimated that the Nihilist Anarchist Horde, most of whom were living on Welfare, were able to mail out only 200,000 of these over the four-year period (1976-80) before they grew bored with the project.
Nonetheless, many of the equally paranoid and hostile persons who received this mailing had access to Xerox machines and were as desperate as the members of NAH itself. It was later determined that by 1981 there were over 10,000,000 copies of “Hobbysheet #4″ in circulation. Eventually one of them reached the POE group, who were ready for an idea like that.
The planet as a whole continued to drowse.
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