March 14, 2003
The All New Pentagon Follies of 2003
Deep in the bowels of the Pentagon (It really does have bowels - I saw them when I worked there) is apparently located an office whose sole function it is to think up whacko projects to embarrass the Defense establishment of my Country. I never dreamed that the Pentagon denizens needed any help with executing this function, as the Department of Defense has always, in my humble opinion, been adequately staffed to support its own public embarrassments. [Remember the Pentagon Papers, the $500 toilet seats, the $250 hammers, and Star Wars?]
This Pentagon office is said to be funded by DARPA, the same clever folks who gave the world the Internet, but I don't believe it. I would like to think they must be smarter than to do this. In any event, the office is run by a retired Admiral who looks like the Monopoly Guy, and who I believe is the same gent that convinced Ronald Reagan that there was an Evil Empire, and helped give us other triumphs of policy like Iran Contra and Star Wars.
Deep in the bowels of the Pentagon,
One would surmise that Pentagon denizens
This Pentagon office funded by DARPA,
His most recent achievements now include:
These projects were too wasteful and extreme,
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